Human experience is marked by movement and change. In cultural production we see mobility and mutability in light of progress, class mobility, and a shifting episteme. In literature and the arts these terms transform into migrations, monsters and character growth—in genres ranging from the epic to science fiction, or from the picaresque to cowboy poetry. Considering mobility and mutability, the following questions arise: How do mobility and mutability mark the evolution of life and the arts? How do we understand intermediality and dystopian futures in these terms? Why do founding myths of peoples around the world reflect exodus or displacement? How do terms mutate in the formation or new fields of study?
Call for contributions to a Journal of Scandinavian Cinema In Focus section highlighting Musical Biopics and Musical Documentaries from the Scandinavian countries
This is a call for short subject contributions (2000-3000 words) focusing on how Scandinavian film and television have presented musicians, singers, bands and orchestras in biopics and documentaries. We welcome submissions that - after a quick theoretical introduction and concise contextual background - offer discussions of topics such as:
- the film’s role within cultural memory - usually restricted to a single national market and often catering to a certain age group’s intragenerational memories
CFP: Approaching Race and Ethnicity in Nordic Film Culture
In 2017, the head of the Swedish Film Institute (SFI), Anna Serner, highlighted the distinct lack of ethnic diversity in Swedish film culture and signalled ambitions to ‘broaden representation, both behind and in front of the cameras’ (2017: 4). Echoing these sentiments, the Danish Film Institute (DFI) and the Norwegian Ministry of Culture (NFI) have outlined targets for ‘increasing cultural diversity and reaching new audiences’ (NFI 2018). These statements reflect the Nordic film industries’ aspiration to address the significant underrepresentation of black, Asian and minority ethnic voices in the creative sectors across the Nordic region.
Hip-hop is one of the most successful forms of global cultural production today. Since its emergence in the Bronx neighborhood of New York City, it has spread around the world and exerted a considerable impact not only on pop culture, but also on social debates around race, class, language, nationality, gender, and a range of other issues. One topic that is rarely discussed, however, is the relationship between hip-hop and the environment.
Jonathan Bayliss created a fictional science called "dromenology" in his Gloucesterman series which was meant to study collective human endeavor. In contrast to the Romantic concept of individual action, this science describes activity conducted by humans as groups: work and play, religious ritual, and artistic endeavors such as dance or drama. He conceptualized such activity as the work that staves off entropy in the thermodynamic systems we call communities or societies.
THE 2021 INTERNATIONAL SOUTHEAST ASIAN MEDIA STUDIES (ISEAMS) VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
THEME: Southeast Asian Media Studies: Histories, States, Theories, and Futures
February 25-27, 2021 (via Zoom)
Presented by the SOUTHEAST ASIAN MEDIA STUDIES ASSOCIATION
In partnership with the following institutions:
Language, Culture, Environment is Central Asia’s first internationally peer-reviewed, English-language humanities journal, published four times per year by KIMEP University in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Our aim is to encourage a diverse range of international collaborative work that contributes to our knowledge and understanding of communication and cultural practices and offers new perspectives on the challenges confronting a new age of environmental change.
The ISSN for this open-access, online journal is 2709-5010.
CONFERENCE POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 23-24 2021
Considering the recent global events, we have unfortunately decided to postpone the conference (originally scheduled for September 25-26, 2020) to a further date. The safety of our speakers, staff, and academic cohort has been the decisive argument in this matter.
We will announce a new date as soon as possible, but the most likely period is the second half of September 2021.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Stanley Cavell: A Retrospective
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University
Milan, September 25th - 26th
The Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS) is
- devoted to literary, historical, film and cultural studies of the English-speaking world
- an international scholarly journal with an international audience available at major research centers and libraries throughout the world
- the oldest continuously published Central European scholarly journal in its field
- published twice a year by the Institute of English and American Studies, University of Debrecen, Hungary.
Continuity in a Crisis: Coming to Terms with COVID-19
At a glance
- Event Date: 4 December, 2021
- Louisiana State University in Shreveport
- 15 minute presentations
- $1000 1st place, $500 2nd place, $250 3rd place
- $250 logo design contest
- Submission Deadline: 15 October, 2021
- Invitations Announced: 15 Novemeber, 2021
- Selections for new, free academic journal: The Beast
How did the Coronavirus impact education?
Fear, Anxiety and Crisis in Europe: A Multidisciplinary Approach
Call for Papers: Graduate Student Conference in German Studies,
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Johns Hopkins University
February 12th & 13th, 2021 • 10am - 4pm EST • Online
Abstract deadline: November 30th, 2020
DUST DISTRACTION \\ ZERSTREUUNG STAUB
ZERSTREUUNG STAUB \\ DUST DISTRACTION
Das Publikum ist ein Examinator, doch ein zerstreuter
The public is an examiner, but a distracted one.
Pedagogy, Practice and Philosophy 2021
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
KENTE: CAPE COAST JOURNAL OF LITERATURE AND THE ARTS
ISSUE 3- MARCH, 2021.
KENTE is now accepting original papers for its third issue to be published in March, 2021. The deadline for submissions is January 11, 2021. The journal welcomes submissions that fall within the broad areas of literature and the Arts (Film and Performance Genres).
Submitted manuscripts should be prepared for blind review and not exceed 7000 words (including notes and references).
For author guidelines and paper submissions, visit https://email@example.com/index.php/index
De Montfort University in Leicester, England, will be hosting on 22 April 2021 a virtual conference reflecting on the closure of theatres in Shakespeare's time and our own. We welcome papers on a range of responses to the closures, including those by writers (Shakespeare and others), playgoers, patrons, and civil and state authorities, some of whom welcomed and some lamented the loss of public theatre.
OCCT invites submissions for a one-day virtual workshop on language and style in prose fiction retranslation.
Call for Papers
International Review of Literary Studies
Journal website: https://irlsjournal.com/ojs/index.php/irls/index
International Review of Literary Studies (IRLS) [https://irlsjournal.com/ojs/index.php/irls/index] is an International peer-review journal of literary studies that publishes original research articles, review papers, and book reviews, and cutting-edge research informed by Literary and Cultural Theory. Acceptable themes include, but are not limited to, the following:
Conference website for details and abstract submission: https://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/sagsc/
No abstract shall be accepted through email. No registration or submission fees.
Submission Deadline December 10th 2020, 5pm CST (GMT-6)
Dear Cultural Studies Community,
We regret to inform you that Ege University 18th Cultural Studies Symposium, which is supposed to be held in May 2021, is cancelled due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases all over the world. We, as the Organizing Committee members, believe hosting an online event would not suit the spirit of our symposium which is especially prominent for gathering academics from all the branches of social sciences along with other disciplines in Izmir.
We hope to actualise the event in May 2022 with the expectation of a decrease in the number of COVID-19 cases and are looking forward to welcoming you with an exciting topic.
Thank you for your understanding.
Dr. Funda Civelekoglu
The Ray Browne Conference for Popular Culture Studies
Considering Conclusions: What Do We Learn When We Unpack the Popular?
March 5th and 6th 2021
Call For Papers
Though once the study of popular texts--the everyday people and things of modern culture--was off-limits for the legitimate scholar, today a scholarly investigation of the popular is made by a diverse community of scholars, within and beyond the liberal arts, whose discoveries offer insights, answers, and contributions to the questions at the core of a variety of fields.
International Workshop & Conference (Virtual)
The Lamar Journal of the Humanities, an interdisciplinary journal, invites papers for its Spring 2021 Special Issue on American Countercultures.
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 30TH 2020
Submissions of papers for Gentes’s 7/20 number are now open. Anyone wishing to submit a contribution can send their paper (maximum 50,000 characters) until the deadline set for November 30, 2020.
Gentes Gentes is made of four sections:
The “big four” American entertainment awards—the Emmy for television, the Grammy for music, the Oscar for film, and the Tony for theater, often referred to by the “EGOT” acronym—have long served as a barometer of mainstream taste cultures in their respective fields. While literature on media awards is not completely absent, its scope has been narrow. Popular press works on the somewhat standardized journalistic narratives surrounding the EGOT, particularly the Oscars. Scholarly literature has largely focused on awards as they pertain to the international art cinema circuit and its attached film festivals, such as the Cannes Film Festival.
Censorship and blind spots: the BBC’s silences
The BBC's reputation for impartiality and independence is one of the cornerstones of its value system, which also underpins its self-declared mission to "inform, educate, and entertain". However, these values have constantly been redefined as several forms of censorship and self-censorship have been applied in the context of conflict with political or economic powers. This means that the role and independence of the BBC as a public service needs to be questioned and the grey areas and silences of the BBC from its creation in 1922 to the beginning of its digital era in 1995 need to be the objects of inquiry.
The Jonathan Bayliss Society (www.jonathanbayliss.org) invites proposals for papers to be presented at a roundtable at the 2021 American Literature Association annual conference in Boston, Massachusetts, May 27-30, 2021.
“Behold, I am doing a new thing”: Literary Form in Bayliss, Melville, and Olson
Interested authors are strongly encouraged to submit quality articles for review and publication. All articles judged suitable for consideration will be reviewed in a double blind peer review process.
RIAH is being launched as an independent initiative towards extending international recognition to fresh scholars in innovative, critical research and publication and to creative artists in the fields of arts, film and media. The initiative shall also award life-time contribution of scholars.
We are inviting nominations from scholarly communities, academicians and distinguished public servants from all over the world.
Winners will receive
- A cash prize of 20000 INR ( USD $ 270 )
- A Rupkatha medallion certificate
- Honorary publication in Rupkatha
Children’s literature as a field is not bounded by geography, and so critical discussions of the children’s literary tradition outside of a US context appear frequently in journals ranging from The New England Reading Association, to The Lion and the Unicorn, and The Reading Teacher. In fact, Children’s Literature Association Quarterly dedicated the Winter 2018 issue to “Migration, Refugees, and Diaspora in Children's Literature.” Despite the abundance of critical work, pedagogical resources such as Evelyn B. Freeman and Barbara A.
The Journal for the Study of Radicalism interested in articles for an issue that explores the history of ecological radicalism, including the recent history of movements, groups, and individuals. We are also interested in related currents, which could include anarchism, black bloc, antifa, and the creation of autonomous zones, as well as ecological movements or groups like Extinction Rebellion. And we welcome articles on various forms of religious radicalism across the political spectrum.