We are looking for proposals or full essays that explore the concept of "waste" from either a literary or a cultural studies perspective. This is a companion to a parallel project dealing with waste through the lens of the social sciences. Now we would like to hear from literary and cultural studies.
A special issue of ZAA Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik: A Quarterly of Language, Literature, and Culture (http://www.zaa.uni-tuebingen.de)
Moritz Ingwersen, American Studies, University of Konstanz,
Timo Müller, American Studies, University of Konstanz
Call for Book Chapters for Edited Volume
"Science Fiction in an Age of Crisis: Towards a New Aesthetic Paradigm"
MEL (Middle Eastern Literatures) is willing to consider a potential special issue on men and masculinities to discuss the changing social construction of masculinities in Middle Eastern literatures, and to elaborate on how literature as a field can contribute to the theorization of masculinities. This special issue is intended to explore masculinities as dynamic and multifaceted phenomena emerging within contradictory cultural, material and discursive contexts of the Middle East. The aim is to locate and dislocate masculinities, along the line of thought presented by Andrea Cornwall and Nancy Lindisfarne in Dislocating Masculinity (1994).
Call for Contributions: Narratives of precarious migrancy in the Global South
The concept of evil received much attention throughout the 20th century. Despite the industrial scale atrocities committed in Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia, and Maoist China, alongside the genocides in Cambodia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Rwanda, as well as the explosion of serial killers like Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and Andrei Chikatilo in the latter part of the 20th century, the first two decades of the 21st century have been largely unconcerned with rigorous discussion of such evil.
The peer-reviewed e-journal Otherness: Essays and Studies is now accepting submissions for its general issue, forthcoming Fall 2021.
Otherness: Essays and Studies publishes research articles from and across different scholarly disciplines that examine, in as many ways as possible, the concepts of otherness and alterity. We particularly appreciate dynamic cross-disciplinary study.
About the Conference RIOC 2020
RIOC, the first international scholarly conference sponsored by Rupkatha, seeks to address advances in research in Interdisciplinary Humanities. After the launch of our non-profit scholarly venture with the Rupkatha Journal, we now consider it a sacred duty to respond to the call of times by organizing this conference to interact and understand our present situation and the emerging future in a fuller and critical manner. The objective is to create a dialogue and affect the social and cultural discourse at a crucial phase of our history.
Whiteness is often described as too hard to see, like a fish noticing it swims in water.
Zooming Along and Writing Digital Presence: The Tension of Disclosure and Visibility (Roundtable)
Addressing 'The Memoir Problem': Blocked Memories, Documentary Traces, and Hybrid Forms (Creative Panel)
Commenting on Ivy Compton-Burnett’s subtly brutal A House and Its Head (1935), Francine Prose argues that the author’s portrayal of domestic life works to illuminate ‘the fear of being humiliated, bullied, silenced, and ignored, the fear of eternal incarceration in the prison of the family’. Bearing this sense of domestic peril and claustrophobia in mind, it can be argued that portrayals of home and family provide one of the foremost intersections between the twentieth century middlebrow novel and the older literary tradition of the Gothic.
Greetings from The Inquisitive Meridian Journal!
Gendering Pandemic: The Impact of COVID-19 on Women
(Special Issue on COVID-19)
Guest Editor: Amina Hussain
Call for Papers
Fan Studies Network North America Virtual Conference 2020
October 13-17, 2020
For this year, we have decided to host the virtual-only Fan Studies Network North America over five days in October to encourage participation and access, and to limit Zoom mental overload. The conference will combine synchronous and asynchronous conversations. Rather than traditional papers, we will have virtual workshops, salons, and posters.
Black Girl Magic: Redefining New Black Feminist Thought
Call for Chapters: Indigenous Research of Land, Self, and SpiritProposals Submission Deadline: July 31, 2019Full Chapters Due: October 7, 2019Submission Date: January 13, 2020 Submit proposals to https://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/submit/4138 Submit full chapter drafts for consideration to https://www.igi-global.com/submission/submit-chapter/?projectid=c139badf... Chapters will include current indigenous research across disciplines for critical inquiry of land cultures and/or of the constructs of land as self, land as agency, self, and/or sp
Title: Adoption in Film
Adoption & Culture 9.2 [ 2021]
Adoption & Culture publishes essays on any aspect of adoption’s intersection with culture, including but not limited to scholarly examinations of adoption practice, law, art, literature, ethics, science, life experiences, film, or any other popular or academic representation of adoption. Adoption & Culture accepts submissions of previously unpublished essays for review.
While South Asian writing has primarily been concerned with national identities and macroscopic questions of modernity and tradition, urban-scale articulations of hybrid, multi-faceted senses of selfhood have become more common over the past few decades. The urban is that unpredictable, partially knowable realm of experience which inflects our everyday with multiple lexicons of meaning. Such multi-sited meaning is a hallmark of all kinds of urbanity, but in our present context in South Asia it has acquired an epochal significance given the pace at which our cities and towns are developing and perhaps even destroying themselves.
Studies in Hogg and his World invites submissions for the next double issue of the journal (29-30) which is currently scheduled for publication in the Fall of 2021.
South Asia in Alternative Cinema(s)
The novels of Black women authors like Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Jamaica Kincaid, and Angie Thomas have been challenged and banned in a host of educational settings. While the “appropriateness” of the content is questioned, these Black women novelists and their characters combat censorship and the status quo to reveal the truths of Black girlhood.
This CFP is for the panel on “Innovative Media: Representations of Race and Culture Across Asia” at the 52nd NeMLA Annual Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 11-14, 2021.
This session welcomes papers addressing any aspect of global cultural studies—including (but not limited to) literary and digital representations of cultural, artistic, racial, and linguistic diversity.
Call for Book Chapters for Edited Volume
“Digital Communities and Cloud Spaces: Arts for a Networked World”
This panel explores forms of dissent adopted by twentieth-century transatlantic avant-gardes as a means of challenging traditional genres and social codes. Since the inception of European experimentalism during the first decades of the twentieth century, a series of art movements engaged in radical production that questioned the established state of affairs. From the Cubist adoption of multiple viewpoints, through the Futurist celebration of technology and speed, the Expressionist distortion of form, to the Dadaist sense of provocation and the irrational juxtaposition of images in Surrealism, avant-garde art and literature has set precedents on an international level of exchanges.
SFSU School of Cinema 22nd Annual Cinema Studies Graduate Conference:
Mediating Democracy: Contemporary Politics in Film and Media
February 11-12, 2021
Keynote Speaker: Ellen C. Scott (Associate Professor, UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television)
Call for Papers for "1922 and After: A Centenary of Modernism and World Literature", Journal of Modern Literature (Indiana University Press)
Drawing upon anthropological, psychological, and philosophical knowledge as well as personal experiences, the high modernists wrote their now-famous classics, including The Waste Land, Ulysses, Jacob's Room, among many others, in the expanded context of a post-War generation facing the larger world via the influences upon them and the influences they and their works would create. These interrelationships among European, British, and American modernism (so-called international modernism), and the emergence of World Literature, provide the framework for the issue.
Chief Editor's Bio: Dr. Saswat Samay Das teaches Critical Theory, Continental Thinking and Deleuze Studies at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India.