As a pandemic and international solidarity for Black Lives Matter demand reckoning with crises of a global scale, we propose to rethink German Studies in its constitutive contradiction: formed around a national canon, yet also situated in global networks, the discipline calls for conceptual, aesthetic, and historical reevaluations of cultural-medial forms in motion. Around 1800, Immanuel Kant conceptualized cosmopolitanism without leaving Königsberg, and the decreasingly mobile Goethe projected the idea of world literature from his study in Weimar, suggesting that visions of global circulation often arise in tension with local limitations on mobility.
In the last decades, the multiplications of works in the field of Witchcraft Studies made it possible to profoundly renew the approaches and the study designs of the repression of witchcraft in the late Middle Ages and in the beginning of the Early Modern Era. Consequently, research has substantially specified the methods and configurations (ideological, political and doctrinal) that contribute to the genesis of the “witch-hunt”. Research also uncovered that the repression of witchcraft could take a number of different forms depending on the contexts, the spaces studied, the sources and the aims they seem to pursue. It underlines the extreme plasticity of the accusation of witchcraft and the categories of such a crime.
How can we define "postmodernism"? How does the term different from 'modernism' which innovated what the precursors had done through the 19th century?
Proposals are invited for a volume in the MLA's Approaches to Teaching World Literature series entitled Approaches to Teaching the Works of Jorge Luis Borges.
Essays in this volume could address teaching Borges's work by focusing on topics such as philosophy, religion, mythology, detective fiction, gender relations/gender conflict, politics, the fantastic, history, popular literature, film and other arts, translation. Borges’ works are taught in so many different courses and contexts (Modern Languages, English, History, Philosophy, Religion) that we welcome essays teaching Borges in non-traditional settings or to non-literature students. Contributors are also invited to propose essays on topics not mentioned above.
Call for Papers
In our “post-truth” landscape, where “fake news” and “alternative facts” abound as the world struggles to make sense of an ever-changing global pandemic, it can be challenging for students, especially those transitioning from high school to college, to grasp the standards for composing and proving accurate and verifiable arguments. At the same time, teaching students to evaluate sources, construct fact-based arguments, as well as sharpen rhetorical and analytical skills is more important than ever before.
The SWCA Board is excited to announce that the 2021 Southeastern Writing Center Association conference will be held fully online. Join us Feb. 11-13, 2021, to discuss the transformations writing center professionals and the field undertake during times of crisis and trauma. The COVID-19 pandemic, racial injustice, social unrest, natural disasters, and significant changes in the structure and leadership of higher education have greatly accelerated the pace of these changes and prompted all of us in the writing center field to reconsider many aspects of our approaches to writing center work and everyday operations. Writing center professionals are called not just to react, but to proactively transform their identities, missions, and services.
Call for Papers: St. John’s University Humanities Review Spring 2021 Issue
St. John’s University Humanities Review
“Time in the Time of COVID-19: The Relationship Between Time and Distress”
Deadline for Abstracts: December 19th, 2020
Deadline for First-Draft Submissions: January 23rd, 2021
Editor: Stephanie Montalti
Contact Email: SJUHumanitiesReview@gmail.com
journal "Technology and Language"
Chief science editor Alfred Nordmann, Darmstadt Technical University
The theme of the special issue is related to the Word as a starting point in interdisciplinary studies of the relationship between technology and language. We propose to publish research by specialists in philosophy, philology, linguistics, history, art, computer science, logic and others.
Special issue In the Beginning was the Word - The Word as a Technical Object offers but not limited to the following topics:
What sorts of specters haunt the postcolonial realm? How can we conceive of hauntologies that enable us to effectively listen to postcolonial specters? Derrida defines hauntology as a way in which we can learn to acknowledge those things about us or around us that we have forgotten how to notice. He emphasizes that by acknowledging specters, hauntology performs a gesture of “positive conjuration” in which specters are raised to be listened to and not in order to be exorcised. Acting as a disruption to western notions of space and time, specters function as transformative mediums of postcolonial recovery by making space for the co-existence of the past within the present and acknowledging the existence of alternative histories.
In this special issue of _Survive and Thrive: A Journal for Medical Humanities and Narrative Medicine_ (Vol. 6, slated for publication Summer 2021; full schedule below), we ask students, educators, caregivers, essential workers, survivors, scholars, and healthcare professionals to give voice to their experiences during the coronavirus pandemic.
Religion and Theatre Focus Group Call for Papers
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Conference
August 5-8, 2021
Emerging Subjects: Transnational Modernism and the Urban Imaginary
What does "materiality" mean for the study of literature, culture, and the environment today? Should we replace “outdated” theoretical models (i.e. Marxist materialism) with newer ones or is it possible to establish a productive dialogue between seemingly disparate generations or paradigms of thought?
Seeking papers for a seminar for this year's virtual ACLA--to be held on April 8-11 2021--entitled "Theorize Yourself: Autotheory and Psychoanalysis." Submissions can be made on the ACLA portal through October 31. Description below.
Conversations about autotheory circle around psychoanalysis as a conceptual touchstone, with the understanding that analytic theory, more than serving as one of the fields that autotheoretical writers engage, is itself a parallel discourse. “Freud’s dream” of the theory of the Oedipus complex appears, in one moment, to be an autotheory avant la lettre; in the next, it seems that the birth of psychoanalysis takes place in the sublation of Freud’s self-analysis.
CFP for the monographic issue Reception of the Romanica Silesiana journal
TRANSNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON EARLY MODERN FICTION
28-29 September, 2021
University of Huelva, Spain
Poverty: Interpreting the World’s Dividing Line
(Due to the high number of proposals we added one more day-Sunday, 25 Oct.)
We are proposing the following CFP for ACLA 2021, which will be held virtually.
Call for Well-Qualified Guest Reviewers
The international peer-reviewed Creative Industries Journal [CIJ] (Routledge/ Taylor and Francis), now in its 13th volume and approaching its 14th year, seeks to create a pool of guest reviewers, who possess the requisite expertise, to complement our Peer Review Board and Editorial team.
ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) Conference, April 8-11, 2021, virtual event
Matthew Liberti and Kristin Dickinson, University of Michigan (co-orgaizers)
Increasingly, scholarship has begun to address the significance of translation for a variety of fields, including architecture, geography, museum -, memory -, and gender studies. In this seminar we aim to investigate the particular intersection of visual studies and translation studies, and to explore non-linguistic or non-traditional modes of translation.
We invite papers from a variety of historical and literary-cultural backgrounds that take up the following questions:
Times of Metaphor - a symposium on the temporal, metaphorical, and the still and moving image
A one-day symposium at Royal College of Art
June 12th 2021, London UK
The aim of this one-day symposium is to investigate how conceptions of time condition or affect our awareness of metaphorical meaning in still and moving images.
Representing Catastrophe in Contemporary Arts and Letters:
Conceptual and Formal Reevaluation
International Conference, Université Jean Monnet, Saint-Étienne (France), 18-19 May 2021
What do media and technologies mean for the colonized, racialized, and dehumanized? How do we interpret, use, or embody them in ways that go against the grain of colonial logic? How do we rewrite our histories decolonially by taking a close look at their materiality, representation, aesthetic form, and ontological structures? This seminar looks for media and technologies that reverse modern/colonial agencies and explore resistant subjectivity. We think of Leanne Simpson’s keen perception on the maps of “two-dimensional representations”: one is the colonial map that represents the colonial reality; another is the map that records alternative realities of pain, loss, and survival “alongside” the colonial one, embodied by the Nishnaabeg elders.
From early in its inception, the Pentecostal religious movement has been an integral part of Latinx spirituality. In the Latin American/Caribbean experience, religion has played a vital role, beginning with its indigenous roots, the Spanish colonial legacy, African-based religions brought to the New World, the introduction of U.S. Protestantism in the nineteenth century, and the arrival of Pentecostalism. Historically, Latinx Pentecostalism developed as a global phenomenon. Despite its wide and enduring impact on religious life in the Americas and beyond, the literature on Pentecostalism still has significant research gaps especially in the following areas: ethnographic studies, comparative approaches, and methodological considerations.
Dear graduate colleagues,
James Baldwin Review Volume 7 (2021) CFP
James Baldwin Review (JBR), an annual peer-reviewed journal, is seeking submissions for its seventh volume. An online, open access publication, James Baldwin Review brings together a wide array of peer-reviewed critical and creative non-fiction on the life, writings, and legacy of James Baldwin. JBR publishes essays that invigorate scholarship on James Baldwin, catalyse explorations of the literary, political, and cultural influence of Baldwin’s writing and political activism, and deepen our understanding and appreciation of this complex and luminary figure.
FILM REVIEWS FOR THE QUINT
The graphic novel’s openness to auto/biographical and historical content and its explicit demotic allegiances enable it to perform a range of political-affective stances including subversion, resistance, solidarity, memorialization, loss, complicity, capitulation, defiant interiority, and cautious hope. Graphic novels are therefore emerging as a powerful tool for mapping the uncertain and liminal spaces that complicate the neat divisions and borders that map out national/sexual/ethnic/religious/caste/personal identities in South Asia. This seminar seeks to address how graphic novels negotiate these borders and boundaries as they imagine the histories--both private and public, personal and collective--of South Asia.