With Disney’s initial apathetic response to the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill which recently passed in the state of Florida, it is time to shed light on Disney’s complex relationship with the LGBTQIA2S+ community. Recently, there have been works which briefly discuss the relationship of queerness and Disney, such as Sean Griffin’s Tinker Bells and Evil Queens (2000), Melanie S. Kohnen Queer Representation, Visibility, and Race (2016), Jennifer Sandlin and Julie Garlen’s edited collection Disney, Culture, and Curriculum (2016), and Joseph Brennan’s edited collection Queerbaiting and Fandom (2019). However, the queer artist/contributor has yet to be the main topic of discussion.
Dates: 11-12 July 2022Conference online (via Zoom)
It is widely known that ideologies of racism, nationalism, and xenophobia are dangerous and spread all over the world. We want to examine these terms as much as possible, from many perspectives and variable aspects: in politics, society, psychology, culture, and many more. We also want to devote considerable attention to how the phenomena of racism, nationalism and xenophobia are represented in artistic practices: in literature, film, theatre or visual arts.
UPDATE 16 May: The project is secured. We are hoping to improve the table of contents by adding one final contribution dedicated to culture-bound syndromes from the Arab world, the Middle East, Africa or indigenous communities.
We welcome chapter proposals on any cultural syndromes and their representations in popular culture BUT ONLY for these regions. For example:
- the evil eye (Al-Ayn, in Arabic), Djinnati
- Zar possession, brain fag, boufée delirante
- mental illnesses that are often attributed to evil spirits, also known as “jinns” etc.
This panel will spur conversation about ethics instruction across courses like business writing, engineering communication, and health science writing. Ethics instruction is a consideration in accreditation processes for disciplines like engineering, and often such instruction is assigned to the writing classroom. This panel examines how ethics are taught and assessed in writing courses; it seeks new assignments, new pedagogies, and new rubrics that take into account instructional constraints like time and training.
For consideration, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org by June 14, 2022.
This panel will invite faculty that teach in Professional and STEM writing to discuss their career trajectory. The panel is intended for graduate students seeking to diversify their teaching portfolios, graduates contemplating new career paths, department administrators looking to develop new curricula and courses, and faculty interested in different approaches to writing instruction. It will ask participants to discuss opportunities and challenges they have seen both in the institutional identity of these writing courses and in their subject matter and student body. More specifically, the panel will address the relationship between English departments, literature courses, freshman composition, and these vocational writing courses.
The aim of this conference is to situate the rise of the Far-Right in conjunction with academic spaces and practices i.e., to understand the macroscopic role Academia has in producing, challenging, and responding to the proliferation of this adaptive ideology. How do scholarly practices and the Far-right interact? How do Far-right governments impact Academia, both nationally and globally? Why are Academia’s responses to and/or co-options by the Far-right so culturally impactful?
PAMLA 2022 is excited to announce that the extended deadline for paper proposal submissions is July 10 for the 119th annual PAMLA Conference at the beautiful UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel in Los Angeles, California!
Visit our conference portal CFP page and begin to search for a session that interests you! Once you’ve done so, you will hear back from your prospective presiding officer in the following days after the deadline.
Hi! My name is Dan Dissinger. I'm a professor in the USC Writing Program and I host a pop culture/nerd/nostalgia comedy podcast with my longtime friend and micro-brewery owner Manny Coelho.
The aim of the podcast is to revisit our childhood movies, tv shows, video games, music, etc, and to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST! It's a fun comedy podcast, and we always aim to have a great time.
Hi! My name is Dan Dissinger. I'm a professor in the USC Writing Program and I host Writing Remix, a podcast about writing, language, and pedagogy. I would love to have you as a guest on the podcast.
Conference: 23-24 June 2022, online (via Zoom platform)
Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland
Professor Paulo Endo – University of São Paulo, Brazil
This session is open to all papers that explore some aspect of Young Adult literature and/or culture. The panel is particularly interested in papers attuned to some facet of the conference theme, " Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian.” How does space impact YA literature and/or culture? How is the Anthropocene represented in YA fantasy? Further, presentations that examine diverse voices in literature and media are encouraged. This panel welcomes submissions about young adult literature, film, television, etc. Feel free to submit an abstract pertaining to the conference theme or otherwise.
October 14- 15, 2022 Kutaisi, Georgia
Akaki Tsereteli State University in Kutaisi, Georgia will host a two-day international biennial multidisciplinary conference on American studies. The conference is dedicated to the memory of Professor Temur Kobakhidze. It is organized by Prof. Vakhtang Amaglobeli Center for American Studies at Akaki Tsereteli State University, ATSU Foreign Affairs and Development Office and John Dos Passos Association of Georgia.
We invite a variety of contributions that address any of the following topics:
U.S. Education System
Social and Women's Issues
InScriptum is a bi-disciplinary, multi-lingual online journal welcoming research on a broad spectrum of topics in literature and linguistics. Papers are published in English, Italian, Polish, Spanish, German, French, and occasionally other languages. Uncommon in its assay, the journal aims at inclusiveness and promotes cross-specialty enrichment. InScriptum is published by the Jan Kochanowski University Press with the support of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (USA), the University of Bergamo (Italy), and Jan Kochanowski University (Poland). Full text versions of articles published in the journal are freely available courtesy of the publisher in the open-access mode.
Venti: Air, Experience, and Aesthetics invokes both the number ‘twenty’ and ‘the winds.’ Conceived in the year 2020, the journal is a forum for discussions centered on the year’s foregrounding of air, its related themes, and historical, interdisciplinary, and critical resonances. Ventiasks: how do we become aware of something invisible and of things that are always in the air — such as the air itself? Investigating this query in a series of thematic issues, Venti explores the indexical qualities of air and our awareness of it through effects and affects.
The University of Lausanne, the French Vladimir Nabokov Society and the Jan Michalski Foundation are joining forces to organize the Sixth International Vladimir Nabokov Conference sponsored by the French Vladimir Nabokov Society. After the three conferences in Paris (2013, 2019, 2021), Biarritz (2016), Lille and Chapel Hill (2018), this conference will explore the rich relationship of Nabokov’s oeuvre to the natural world.
Increasing Student Engagement: Tools and Tricks for Teachers
Co-Editors Dominick Grace and Eric Hoffman (Dave Sim: Conversations, Chester Brown: Conversations, Seth: Conversations, Jim Shooter: Conversations, Steve Gerber: Conversations, Approaching Twin Peaks: Essays on the Original Series, and The Canadian Alternative: Cartoonists, Comics, and Graphic Novels) seek original, previously unpublished essays on the work of Dave Sim for a book of critical approaches on Sim, tentatively titled Dave Sim: Comics Iconoclast, to be published by McFarland.
CONFERENCE: RSA San Juan 2023, which will be all in-person, 9–11 March 2023
Panel Title: "Developments, Setbacks, and Deviations: Printing in Early Modern Europe"
This edited collection seeks to examine the intersections between two significant media systems: stardom and the franchise. It will explore the convergences, tensions and inter-dependences that star-driven texts and franchise cultures have constantly negotiated within the entertainment industry, on a global, historical and multiplatform scale. It aims to analyse franchise sites and strategies as significant nexus where an understanding of stars is created, managed and interpreted, and to analyse the place and value of the star to media franchise production.
Bhairab Ganguly College
Women’s Studies Unit
CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS
Challenges Faced by Women in the Covid-19 Pandemic
PAMLA 2022 RHETORICAL THEORY PANEL
CALL FOR PAPERS
UCLA, November 11-13
Chair: Dr. Ryan Leack (USC)
This panel will explore recent movements in rhetorical theory writ large, either in connection with or apart from composition theory and practice. Special attention will be given to proposals that engage with the conference's theme.
Our Call for Papers focuses on an interdisciplinary study of sustainability culture and the Agroecological Transition. In our research at NCHU/IAC, we find that the same core question arises over and time again: how is it possible that even though we already have all the knowledge and technology required to live and farm sustainably, we do not seem to be able to fully achieve this? We postulate that the answers are found in how we form our culture and how we relate to the technology that gives us our comforts. Which values do we have, how do we think the world works, and do we really want to be sustainable, no matter what?
CFP: Modernism and Literature: A (Re)consideration
Proposals due September 1, 2022
The call for proposals is now open for the eighth annual interdisciplinary conference held by Humber’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences in collaboration with the Toronto International Festival of Authors.
This year’s conference is titled “Climate in Crisis (Activism, Apathy and Responsibility: Social Responses to and Social Causes of the Current Climate Crisis).”
SAMLA POETS: CHANGE
This regular poetry session welcomes creative submissions on any aspect of the SAMLA 94 conference theme: Change. This session aims to feature all types of poems and poets that address the changing times and inspire us to change; poems for revolution and evolution; poems for a change of mind and body; poems that reflect a change of craft, technique, or perspective--any and all are welcome! By June 1, 2022, please submit a sample of original poetry that fits the conference theme (3-5 poems, 10 pages max), a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Valerie A. Smith, Kennesaw State University, at email@example.com.
After the New Oxford Shakespeare credited Christopher Marlowe as co-author of 1, 2, and 3 Henry VI in 2016, Shakespeare’s short-lived contemporary has drawn a wave of renewed interest. Since then, new editions of Doctor Faustus, The Massacre at Paris, and The Jew of Malta have appeared, three collections of essays have been published, and a well-attended international Marlowe conference was held in Wittenberg, Germany. Marlowe’s plays continue to be a staple of contemporary non-Shakespearean performance with recent celebrated productions at the RSC’s Swan Theatre and the National Theatre.
The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the upcoming Re-Viewing Black Mountain College Conference, to be held in Asheville, October 7-9, 2022.