2021 marks the 10th anniversary of Allison Hawthorne Deming and Lauret Savoy’s The Colors of Nature: Culture, Identity, and the Natural World. The essays that Deming and Savoy collect in this important anthology all seek to expand traditional understandings of nature writing and environmental thought by reflecting on “how identity and place, human history and ‘natural’ history, power and silence, and social injustice and environmental degradation are fundamentally linked” (10).
SF: Activism and Resistance
9-11 September 2021, online
Keynote Speakers: Grace Dillon, Radha D’Souza
Guest Creators: Jeannette Ng, Rivers Solomon, Neon Yang
Trauma when remains unresolved can end up causing more harm than one can imagine. Trauma can be caused by the most insignificant of incidents that happen in a person’s life. But how far have we come in understanding the trope of trauma? How do we talk about it with proper sensitivity? How much do we push before a past trauma breaks us again? In these trying times when solidarity and care are the only ways to make the world a more humane space to sustain within, how shall we treat the trauma of our loved ones and fellow human beings? How do we realize that the shame associated with trauma is but extreme societal conditioning? How do we unlearn the social stigma related to trauma? How does trauma force us to alter our memories as a defense mechanism?
The tern Genocide was coined by Raphael Lemkin in 1944, in a context heavily influenced by the events of the Jewish Holocaust. The parameters of Genocide, and its legal consequences were gathered in the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide that recognizes that the following are factors that take place in a genocide:
-Killing members of the group
-Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group
-Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring physical destruction in whole or in part
-Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group
The 2016 Henry James Review forum issue (37.3) on “Illness, age, and death” brought into sharp focus, as Susan M. Griffin wrote in her introduction to the issue, that “Illness, age, and death preoccupy Henry James from the beginning to the end of his writing life” (205). At the same time, the prevalence of illness, age, and death shows that health and happiness held an important place in James’s life as well. His father’s theology framed human existence as “naturally bound to the pursuit of happiness,” as he wrote in Society the Redeemed Form of Man (207). Henry James’s physical ailments motivated him to seek healthy living habits, from horseback riding and spa treatments, to walking and bicycling, to Fletcherizing, for example.
The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry James by a beginning scholar. The prize carries with it an award of $300, and the prize-winning essay will be published in HJR.
The competition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time academic appointment for more than four years. Independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to apply.
Essays should be 20-30 pages (including notes), original, and not under submission elsewhere or previously published. Please send the manuscript in Microsoft Word format.
Send electronic submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
PenumbraOnline Call for Reviews (Books, Films, Television, and Media)
Since 1989, Penumbra has published the artistic and literary talents of students and creatives regionally, nationally, and internationally. As a publication, Penumbra is unique; its student-led staff personally solicits, selects, and edits its content and design. PenumbraOnline.org, our online publication, is just as committed to receiving submissions from a diverse range of writers.
LOVE SERIES: Self-Love
Submissions are now open and close June 29, 2021
Or 400 Submissions (whichever comes first!)
Since 1989, CSU Stanislaus State’s Penumbra strives to be a champion for writers of all ages, levels, and backgrounds across the world. Student-run, this journal provides its staff with the unique opportunity to gain firsthand experience putting together both an online and print publication featuring fiction, nonfiction, poetry, hybrid, and art pieces. They are the ones who take on the challenge of curating and selecting the pieces to be featured while also determining the design.
The ‘little apparatus’: 100 years of 9.5mm film
16, 17, 18 June 2022
University of Southampton
An international conference hosted in person and online by the Department of Film Studies’ ‘Centre For International Film Research’ at the University of Southampton.
Call for Paper – Special Issue #16
Genre en séries : cinéma, télévision, médias
“Femmes fatales”, “Men in crisis”?
Reexamining gender representations in film noir
How have British and American institutions shaped Anglophone literatures across the 20th and into the 21st centuries? In the decades accompanying decolonization, London and New York remain literary capitals by dint of their concentration of literary capital: the infrastructure of publishers and periodicals, agencies and awards that—staffed by professional readers—support (and distort) the creative act. Centers of cultural gravity, they continue to set standards and bestow prestige, offering more reliable access to readers and remuneration, acting on the materials of writers and manuscripts drawn from around the world.
Roundtable: Students as Agents: Reenvisioning BIPOC German Studies at Minority Serving Institutions
What does it mean to teach German studies at Minority Serving Institutions (such as HBCUs, HSIs, TCUs, AAPISIs) in keeping with the unique missions and programming of these institutions of higher education? German studies, when presented and practiced as unmarked whiteness in the cannon, curricula, and programs, and where diversity is peripheral, reproduces existing power structures and excludes the voices and experiences of our students. This lack of representation and identification leads to underrepresentation of Students of Color in German studies.
53rd NeMLA Annual Convention - Baltimore, Maryland, 10-13 March, 2022
The theme of ghostliness is often present in modernist literature and boundaries between life and death are very often blurred. What can the recurrent invocation of spectrality say about modernism and modernists? How do modernist authors represent their characters who dwell a death in life (or a life in death)?
What determines the readership of a text or other medium, and how does such determination occur? Who are the imagined readers of a specific work, or a genre of literature or media, and how is this legible in textual features, modes of dissemination, implicit or explicit intentions of authors, or histories of reception? How do real readers encounter such assumptions or positionings and accept or resist them? Which works reach more homogeneous audiences, which garner multiple or intersecting ones, and how do audiences shift over time? Do readers have the power to choose their identities as readers? Abstracts for 15-20 minute papers: submit to https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/login
Submissions are invited for "Hunger & Thirst: Narrating Environmental Crisis through Food and Water," a panel session at the 2022 NEMLA conference. NEMLA will meet in Baltimore, MD on March 10-13, 2022.
Please consider submitting an abstract for the following panel. Submission deadline is 30 Sept 2021.
What is the approach of postcolonial women writers to issues of home and multiple belongings? How do they narrate the encounter with estrangement and familiarity?
Call for Chapter Proposals or Chapters:
Edited volume Consuming Bodies: Body Commodification and Embodiment in Late Capitalist Societies
Jackie Hogan (Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Bradley University)
Fae Chubin (Assistant Professor of Sociology, Bradley University)
Sarah Whetstone (Assistant Professor of Sociology, Bradley University)
LGBTQIA+ Fantastika Graphics: A Digital Symposium November 20th, 2021 [Updated Dates]
“Fantastika” – a term appropriated from a range of Slavonic languages by John Clute – embraces the genres of Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror, but can also include Alternate History, Gothic, Steampunk, Young Adult Dystopic Fiction, or any other radically imaginative narrative space. Our goal is to bring together academics, independent researchers, creators, and audiences who share an interest in this diverse range of fields with the aim of opening up new dialogues, productive controversies, and critical collaborations.
We are seeking contributors and proposals for chapters to be included in the forthcoming Cambridge Companion to American Protest Literature, newly commissioned by Cambridge University Press.
Supplementary Call For Papers
Our 2020 conference was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of our speakers from 2020 have agreed to present their papers this year, but unfortunately some speakers' circumstances have changed and they can no longer participate.
We are therefore seeking to fill some gaps in our programme.
We invite submissions of 250-word abstracts (for papers lasting 15 minutes) on all aspects of Margaret Thatcher and Thatcherism. We especially welcome submissions from women.
Papers relating to Margaret Thatcher and the concept of citizenship or Margaret Thatcher and the constitution would be particularly pertinent to our programme.
Most cultural representations of the Latinx community produced in the United States have historically reduced this population to stereotypes or caricatures. Nevertheless, there is a new wave of cultural phenomena (literature, films, tv series, etc.) that has not only challenged these exaggerated and erroneous representations but has also sought to breathe complexity into real Latinx subjectivities and experiences. This panel welcomes essays that discuss new forms and interpretations of the histories and traditions of the Latinx communities present in literature and film. We are particularly interested in works that delve into the intersections of race and identity in Latinx production and self/representation.
Australian Society for French Studies Conference 2021
8-10 December 2021
Un.sited: “Sites” in French Studies
Hosted by the French Discipline, School of Language and Cultures, University of Queensland
We acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands on which the university stands.
CALL FOR CHAPTERS /CFP for Edited Volume
Animal Heroes, Villains and Others: the Narrative Functions of Strange and Familiar Creatures in Film and Television
Deadline for Submission of Proposals: July 15, 2021
Name: Dr. Karin Beeler and Dr. Stan Beeler
A special issue of The Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies
edited by Jane Hwang Degenhardt and Benjamin VanWagoner
Call for papers
"Violence against Women (VAW)"
Special Issue of the International Journal of Childhood and Women's Studies
ISSN: 2682-4361 (print) & E-ISSN 2682-437X (online)
Since the origins of the English novel, and the rise of philosophical materialism in the wake of Rene Descartes, David Hume, and John Locke, English fiction writers have been interested in capturing the neural activity of the brain through narrative style, form, and genre. In the same vain, in The Feeling of What Happens (1999), Antonio Damasio, having cited Hume and Descartes as precedents for contemporary neuroscience, contends that “consciousness may be produced within the three pounds of flesh we call brain” (28). Damasio’s comment translates a reductionism whereby the immaterial experience is reduced to the function of the neurons.
[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation
University of Zadar
Obala kralja Petra Krešimira IV. br 2
Call for Papers
(Open, Non-Thematic Issue)
[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation invites submissions for the upcoming 24th issue. We accept:
- original research papers: 5,000 to 7,000 words
- reviews: up to 2,000 words
- translations of literary texts: 5,000 to 7,000 words
Call for papers: States of Immersion: Bodies, Media Technologies
Edited collection — Estimated publication 2023
NeMLA's 53rd CONVENTION
March 10-13, 2022