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Reminder: Care for Others, Care for Ourselves: The Power and Limits of Literature and Art (NeMLA 2022)

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:11pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This CFP is for a seminar session at NeMLA 2022. The convention will take place from March 10-13, 2022 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront.

Care for Others, Care for Ourselves: The Power and Limits of Literature and Art

“Where does literature intersect with life - with lives - how can we contribute to an increment of justice in the world?” – Dame Marina Warner, 2001

Reminder: Mentorship as Intersectional Feminist Practice (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:11pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This CFP is for a roundtable session sponsored by the Women's and Gender Studies Caucus (WGSC) at NeMLA 2022. The convention will be held from March 10-13, 2022, at the Baltimore Waterfront Marriott.

Mentorship as Intersectional Feminist Practice

The Frankfurt School in the US Today: The Intellectual Heritage of War Refugees (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:11pm
Williams Rothvoss-Buchheimer, Heidelberg University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Max Horkheimer, Theodor W. Adorno, Erich Fromm and Herbert Marcuse - to name just a few intellectuals associated with the Frankfurt School who (by moving their institute from Frankfurt to Columbia University) fled Nazi Germany to the US - have all had far-reaching influence on intellectual circles during the war and post-war era.
But they are also still - and one is inclined to say even more so - significant today, as they have shaped American thought and are to this day nurturing discussions and analyses in a wide range of intellectual fields. Past and current theoreticians like Fredric Jameson or Judith Butler are greatly indebted to the heritage of thinkers like Adorno or Benjamin (who died in exil before he could reach the US).

Simulacra and Distortion of media in 21st century Journalism

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:11pm
Journalism
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 12, 2021

The paper will discuss the progression of media in the last 20 years and how journalism has deteriorated and misssppropriated news. Digital journalism and recirculation of images has made post truth more vivid and information more disruptive and toxic. Simulacra as an active device in propaganda creating conflicts and misleading the general mass

Disability: Resistance, Disruption and Transgression

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:10pm
Indian Disability Studies in Association with SGTB Khalsa College, Delhi University and Centre for Disability Research and Training, Kirori Mal College, Delhi University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Indian Disability Studies Collective (IDSC)

In association with

Centre for Disability Research and Training, Kirori Mal College, Delhi University

&

Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College, Delhi University

IDSC INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2021 (ONLINE)

CFP

Disability: Resistance, Disruption and Transgression

Vampire Studies (2022 PCA/ACA National Conference)

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:10pm
Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

The Vampire Studies Area of the PCA welcomes papers, presentations, panels, and roundtable discussions that cover all aspects of the vampire as it appears throughout global culture. This year's conference will be held April 13-16 in Seattle, WA.

This year the Vampire Community celebrates the centenary of Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror.  We welcome papers, panel presentations, or creative pieces about this classic genre defining film.  As well as this broad theme we also welcome papers, presentations, and panels that cover any of the following:

      The Non-Western Vampire (i.e. Black, Asian, Latino/a/x, African)

      The Horror Vampire Byronic vs Hedonistic, or Horror vs Romantic

Teaching Comics and Teaching with Comics (Panel, NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:10pm
Sara Dallavalle (NeMLA 2022)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Teaching Comics and Teaching with Comics

(Panel)Pedagogy & Professional / Cultural Studies and Media StudiesChair(s)

Sara Dallavalle (University of Chicago)

Abstract

Teaching Popular Culture in Language Courses (Roundtable)

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:10pm
Sara Dallavalle (NeMLA 2022)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

In the recent years, foreign language teaching has advocated for an increasingly intermedial and interdisciplinary approach, one that enables instructors to expand course materials and integrate a wide array of popular and current cultural products. Advanced courses in literature and culture can develop curricula that more liberally incorporate popular culture into teaching. On the contrary, lower advanced and intermediate courses must combine cultural components with the introduction or the review of grammar structures. This session seeks contributions that address the following: What are the challenges of transitioning from grammar-based to culture-based instruction in language classes?

Call for Proposals (Special Issue): Women Confronting Political Bias in Spain

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:08pm
Women's Studies: an interdisciplinary journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

This special issue of Women’s Studies: an interdisciplinary journal invites submissions that address how women in contemporary Spain challenge the political system and claim space in the public sphere. We are especially interested in work that questions traditional neoliberal narratives of the Transition period and beyond, as well as scholarship that engages contemporary discourse around national identity, cultural memory and/or political practices in Spain. We anticipate a truly interdisciplinary issue with a variety of articles from fields such as, but not limited to, literature, film, media studies, theatre and performance studies, cultural studies, visual arts, history, philosophy, anthropology and sociology.

Graham Greene Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:08pm
University of North Georgia
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

The University of North Georgia Press, in conjunction with The Graham Greene Birthplace Trust, is issuing a Call for Papers for a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the life and work of the English writer Graham Greene (1904–1991).

University academics, independent researchers, and doctoral, post-graduate, graduate, and undergraduate students are invited to submit papers. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to the following:

• Greene’s political and theological landscapes
• Greene’s depiction of women
• The short fiction
• The early novels
• The plays
• Greene’s travels on ‘the dangerous edge of things’
• Book and film reviews and other feature articles will also be considered.

Visual Representation of Transgender Bodies in Film and Television

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:06pm
Mary Reading
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This panel will explore the varying visual representation of transgender people in film and television. Peter Lehman’s Running Scared: Masculinity and the Representation of the Male Body explains the visual shame of the male body and could also begin to understand the complexity of the transgender body. Lehman describes it as “men have managed to keep out of the glare, escaping from the relentlessness activity of sexual definitions” (6).  Newer shows like Sense8 and films like Hedwig and the Angry InchA Fantastic Woman, and The Danish Girl allow for characters that have visually and complex personalities along with their visual body. They explore trans struggles in storylines that do not end with death.

CFP: Edited volume on TV series created by Shonda Rhimes

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:06pm
Anna Weinstein / Kennesaw State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

 Call for Abstracts/Proposals for Essays for an Edited Collection 

Screen Storytelling: 

The Works of Shonda Rhimes 

Edited by Anna Weinstein 

 

Call for Book Proposals

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:02pm
Ben P. Robertson/Troy University and Anthem Press
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Book proposals are invited for a series called Gender and Culture in the Romantic Era, published by Anthem Press (http://www.anthempress.com/).

CFP Humanities Bulletin 4.2, Nov. 2021

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:58pm
London Academic Publishing, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 25, 2021

Humanities Bulletin - Call for papers
Submission Deadline: October 25, 2021
Vol. 4, No. 2 - November, 2021

ISSN 2517-4266

Humanities Bulletin is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed Journal which features original studies and reviews in the various branches of Humanities, including History, Literature, Philosophy, Arts.
This journal is not allied with any specific school of thinking or cultural tradition; instead, it encourages dialogue between ideas and people with different points of view. Our aim is to bring together different international scholars, in order to promote the dialogue between cultures, ideas and new academic researches.
The Journal is hosted by London Academic Publishing, London, UK.

Open Cultural Studies / De Gruyter Call for Proposals for Topical Issues

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:57pm
DeGruyter
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR TOPICAL ISSUESOPEN CULTURAL STUDIES vol. 2022  Open Cultural Studies (degruyter.com/culture) invites groups of researchers, conference organizers and individual scholars to submit their proposals of edited volumes to be considered for publication as topical issues of the journal.  To submit your proposal please contact Dr Katarzyna Tempczyk at katarzyna.tempczyk@degruyter.com  Proposals will be collected by October 31, 2021.   ABOUT THE JOURNAL  

CFP De Gruyter - Melancholic Literature in the 17th-19th centuries

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:57pm
DeGruyter
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS for a topical issue of "Open Cultural Studies"MELANCHOLIC LITERATURE in the 17th-19th CENTURIES "Open Cultural Studies" (www.degruyter.com/CULTURE) invites submissions for a topical issue on MELANCHOLIC LITERATURE in the 17th-19th CENTURIES, edited by Ángeles García Calderón (University of Córdoba, Spain).

Call for Abstracts: Contemporary Women Documentary Filmmakers in Latin America and Spain

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:56pm
NeMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 9, 2021

There are multiple reasons behind the recent eruption of female directors within the documentary field, such as the fact that it is a field in which major resources or connections aren’t needed in order to succeed. However, the thriving of women documentary filmmakers may also respond to reasons of a more formal nature. As feminist film theorists have argued, driven by its lack of faith in the visual archive, the female gaze tends to push traditional image and narrative boundaries in order to open up the door to memories, experiences, and forms of cultural knowledge encoded in senses other than (and questioning of) the visual and/or auditory.

Music in Literature, NeMLA, March 10-13, 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:55pm
Yale University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This interdisciplinary panel examines the rich relationship of music and literary texts in various world literatures focusing primarily on the 20th century, but presentations within a broader time frame will also be considered. We invite a wide range of papers investigating the author’s technique of representing music in literature, examining aesthetic, historical, and cultural interactions between music and literature, audience and performers, literary text and composer.

Dostoevsky and World Literatures, NeMLA, March 10-13, 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:55pm
Yale University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This panel examines Dostoevsky’s influence on 19th-century to contemporary authors and studies possible connections and textual echoes between Dostoevsky’s writings and other texts potentially related to his literary legacy. We invite abstracts devoted to the contemporary literary analysis of the chosen texts, as well as broader research on philosophical or theological issues central to Dostoevsky’s worldview and that continue to be discussed and re-examined today.

The Shelley Conference #Shelley200: Percy Bysshe Shelley’s Final Years and Afterlives

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:55pm
The Shelley Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 7, 2022

In 1818, the Shelleys exchanged their settled life at Albion House in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, for an Italian exile—a period distinguished by remarkable productivity and artistic achievement. To commemorate the bicentenary of Percy Bysshe Shelley’s death on 8th July 1822, the Shelley Conference 2022 will centre on the final two years of the poet’s sojourn in Italy. Beginning with the summer of 1820, the last twenty-four months of Shelley’s life were populated by brilliance. Within that short lease fall such works as Prometheus Unbound, Swellfoot the Tyrant, ‘Letter to Maria Gisborne’, ‘Witch of Atlas’, Epipsychidion, Adonais, the late lyrics, ‘A Defence of Poetry’, accomplished translations, and The Triumph of Life.

NeMLA 2022: In/From the Wake: Decolonial Witnessing

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:55pm
Amanda González Izquierdo
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

In her seminal work In the Wake: On Blackness and Being, Christina Sharpe writes: “I’ve been trying to articulate a method of encountering a past that is not past. A method along the lines of a sitting with, a gathering, and a tracking of phenomena that disproportionately and devastatingly affect Black peoples any and everywhere we are.” She calls this methodology “living in the wake” of slavery and its afterlives. This panel invites papers that think in and from the wake to propose new methods to bear witness to trauma particular to othered, oppressed people. How can we establish a restorative witnessing, one which is imaginative, hauntological, and apocalyptic?

De Quincey’s Confessions at 200

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:55pm
Brecht de Groote (Ghent), Tim Fulford (De Montfort), Matt Sangster (Glasgow)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

Location: The Jerwood Centre at The Wordsworth Trust

Date: 13–14 May 2022

Keynote lecture by Robert Morrison (Bath Spa University, British Academy Global Professor)

Suicide and Popular Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:55pm
Dr. Mike Alvarez/University of New Hampshire
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

According to the World Health Organization, more than 700,000 people die by suicide every year; one in 100 global deaths is by suicide. In the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 45,000 deaths by suicide (14.2 per 100,000) for the year 2020, representing a 30 percent increase over a 20-year period. Suicide is the eleventh leading cause of death in the U.S., and among persons between the ages of 10 to 34, it is the second leading cause. Women are more likely than men to attempt suicide, but men are three to four times more likely than women to die by suicide. In short, suicide is an intractable public and global health issue that has shown few signs of abating.

Locations and Landscapes in Weird and Horror Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:54pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association (nemla)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Landscapes, scenery, architecture, and locations are integral to the study of horror in fiction-- and yet, one might point out that they rarely recieve as much emphasis or attention as monsters that live within them. This panel is for these forgotten landscapes of horror and "weird" fiction--a place to observe and recognize the importance or triteness of the haunted house trope, the mysterious ineffability of Lovecraftian underwater temples, or the aged spirituality of Dracula's castle. This panel seeks to turn the paradigm of antagonist-focused readings of texts on its head, and start understanding place and location itself as a tangible and critical piece in the inculcation of horror.

INCS 2022: Print-Manuscript Layers in the Nineteenth-Century Archive

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:54pm
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Archival studies and print histories reveal surprising and complex interactions between manuscript and print in the nineteenth century, and justify continued attention to the manuscript sources that lay beneath the surface of some print, or to the annotations and revisions layered on top of others. The rich discourse surrounding these two mediums can help us scrutinize the competing terms that oftentimes frame them (that is, that print signifies professional, public, and masculine writing while manuscript signifies amateur, private, and feminine writing).

Germany and the African Diaspora

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:54pm
Northeast Modern Languages Association annual convention
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Why Germany? What relation does Germany, a country, have with the African continent? The relationship between African countries and Germany dates back to the seventeenth century, long before the Berlin conference of 1884 under Otto von Bismarck—itself a historical turning-point in German colonial politics. The meeting resulted in the scramble for and partition of Africa by European nations like France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, and Great Britain. The nineteenth-century saw an explosion of adventurous trading enterprises that pushed Bismarck to start a more official, state-supported form of colonialism and ultimately to the Berlin Conference.

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