This is a call for paper submissions to a special issue of the open-access, peer-reviewed journal, Literature. Here is the topic description:
(Revised) Call for Book Chapters
Queer Visuals: Gender, Sexuality and Indian Cinema
‘Toxic’! Toxicity In-Between the Humanities and Natural Sciences // 18 Nov. 2022 (09.00-17.00 CET)
Toxicity and intoxication surround us: If anything, the resurgence of the terms in the late 2010s reminds us of this statement’s basic truth. Toxic masculinity, for example, has become a rallying cry against problematic gender norms, while Britney Spears’ 2003 mega-hit ‘Toxic’ has become a queer anthem conjuring the ‘poison paradise’. The future of our planet is decided at the dead banks of toxic rivers, with people living on toxic soil and drowning in an increasing mass of toxic waste. In the Western world, lifestyle-gurus promise ‘mental detox’ while an opioid crisis ravages the United States.
The Societas Ovidiana welcomes proposals for a panel on "Incompleteness and the Medieval Ovid" at the 58th Congress on Medieval Studies (May 11-13, 2023). This panel will be held virtually.
Proposals should be submitted by September 15, 2022, at https://wmich.edu/medievalcongress/call.
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Session 1: INCOMPLETENESS AND THE MEDIEVAL OVID
The Societas Ovidiana welcomes proposals for a panel on "Good and Bad Ovids in the Middle Ages" at the 58th Congress on Medieval Studies (May 11-13, 2023). This panel will be held virtually.
Proposals should be submitted by September 15, 2022, at https://wmich.edu/medievalcongress/call.
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Session 2: GOOD AND BAD OVIDS IN THE MIDDLE AGES
Mid-America Theatre Conference (MATC) will be holding its 43rd Annual Meeting at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center in Minneapolis, MN on March 9 through 12, 2023!
We are seeking proposals for paper and co-paper presentations, round-table discussions, organized panels, workshops, performances, and hybrid presentations that can be linked to the theme IMPOSSIBLE THEATRE broadly construed, from the perspective of historians, scholars, teachers, producers, directors, actors, playwrights, choreographers, movement specialists, scenographers, technicians, designers, dramaturgs, stage managers, and spectators.
Proposals might engage:
The Film Education Journal (FEJ) is the world’s only publication
committed to exploring how teachers and other educators work with film,
and to involving other participants – policymakers, academics,
researchers, cultural agencies and film-makers themselves – in that
conversation. The journal publishes a range of article types, aimed at
reaching our diverse academic and practitioner audience.
The Film Education Journal welcomes submissions for its next issue.
The deadline for article submissions is Monday 15 August 2022. If you
would like to submit but need more time, please contact us and we will
assess whether a suitable timeline can be agreed.
OPEN CALL FOR PAPERS AND (AUDIO)VISUAL ESSAYS.
Animation and Comics: In-between Panel and Frame
Editors: Editors: Sahra Kunz (UCP-EA/CITAR); Ekaterina Cordas (UCP-CECC); Ricardo Megre (UCP-EA/CITAR).
This call aims to pioneer a cross-disciplinary discussion platform that would initiate a fruitful dialogue between the fields of Animation and Comics. Responding to a growing artistic and academic interest in these two media and to the new conceptual, practical and theoretical challenges they pose, we feel the need to provide a space for academics and artists to share ideas about these subjects.
Cinema’s Natures: Comparative Approaches to Ecocinema
Film scholars are today well aware of cinema’s multiple connections to the so-called “natural” world. From the very beginning, the medium’s technical affordances allowed it to draw attention to the hitherto unseen aspects of our environments, showing us in close-up and time lapse the minutiae of animal and plant life – what Siegfried Kracauer famously called the “reality of another dimension” (1997). More fundamentally, cinema’s longstanding dependence on a congeries of natural resources – silver, petroleum, gelatine – and the effects on screen of its inescapable “hydrocarbon imagination” (Bozak 2011), situate it both with and against the world it depicts.
This session explores cultural intersections between the theory of the literature and the topics pertaining to the visuality through iconographic figurations, reflecting creative resilience and bio-sustainability in modern times. Proposals are sought that consider ecocritically the convergences of literary representations and figurative arts in a comparative diachronic light, or those with a particular focus on envisionment of contemporary aspects and the nowadays context.
The following CFP is for a proposed panel on the work of Barbara Cassin, for the 2022 Australasian Society of Continental Philosophy (ASCP) Conference, to be held at the University of Melbourne, Australia, from November 28-30.
Barbara Cassin: The Sophistic Effect and the Tongues of Philosophy
CALL FOR PAPERS Journal of Comparative Literature and AestheticsSPECIAL ISSUE – On the Condition of Language: Translation & Philosophy Guest Editor: Byron Taylor, University College London (UCL)
CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS - EXTENDED DEADLINE
Please find call for chapters for our forthcoming book: ECO-CONCEPTS: Critical Reflections in Emerging Ecocritical Theory and Ecological Thought to be published by Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield) in 2023.
CFP Linguistic, literary, & cultural links Spain/Hispanic-America & the English-speaking worlddeadline for submissions: November 30, 2022full name / name of organization: ES Review. Spanish Journal of English Studiescontact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Editorial Board of ES Review. Spanish Journal of English Studies is pleased to announce its Call for Submissions for Issue 44 (2023).
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.
We are currently searching for one or two additional essays to round out a collection exploring the way abortion is depicted in popular culture. We already have a publisher and a deadline of September 30th.
We are looking for essays that deal with popular-culture depictions of abortion in the last 20 years that are changing the narrative about abortion in a wide range of popular culture, including film, television, literature, podcasts, and social media. We have a tight timeline with the publisher, so projects would need to be underway.
Underlying questions of the project include, but are not limited to:
This panel reflects on the cinematic representations of historical traumas in Soviet and post-Soviet cinema and their impact on the Russian collective memory and national identity.
The Conference on College Composition and Communication’s position statement on Scholarship in Rhetoric, Writing, and Composition (2018), starts from the premise that the majority of writing scholars will find employment in English Departments, Writing Programs, Writing Centers, etc. The statement goes on to acknowledge that “rhetoric, writing, and composition scholarship addresses how texts are composed, conveyed, and received in a variety of media and for a variety of purposes and audiences, both inside and outside the academy. Scholars investigate writing processes and products in schools and universities, in academic disciplines, in the workplace, in the public arena, in the home, and in digital/virtual environments” (n. pg.).
The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy
Courtney Dalton, Simmons University
Benjamin Miller, University of Pittsburgh
Mike Rifino, The Graduate Center, CUNY
What does it mean to call someone “the picture of health”?
The WHO’s 1949 constitution stated that “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” More recently “One Health”—a model of health that includes the social contexts and environmental situation that limits or conduces to both individual and communal healthfulness—has emerged.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Journal of Comparative Literature and AestheticsSpecial Issue: New Perspectives in African Philosophy Guest Editor: Adoulou N. Bitang (Tel Aviv University, Israel) For over three decades, from the middle of the 20th century onward, reflection about African philosophy revolved around the question of its existence or non-existence (following that of the capacity of Africans and Blacks to philosophize), or the other question of its nature (i.e., its characteristics, especially in relation to European philosophy). To a certain extent, African philosophy is still concerned with these questions today. For the most part, this treatment of African philosophy has a colonial background and bears a colonial flavor.
Rights and Responsibility in Jewish Tradition
From Sabrina to Supreme, there are plentiful modern representations of the witch in popular culture, each exuding singular or group-sourced power borne from traditions of centuries-past, as manifested in literature, television, film, or local lore. But what about the lesser-known witches, those who practice and represent branches of witchcraft rarely examined within the subcultural analysis or fandom?
This panel examines portrayals of lesser-known witches and how their quiet unconventionality, even within the broader occult subculture, might inform scholarship, practice, and preservation. What can we learn by examining lesser-known witches or unconventional representations of the witch?
Call for Papers – Special issue of Literature/Film Quarterly (LFQ)
Abuse and Neglect of Minors in Adaptations
Migration is broadly defined as the movement of people from one place to another and the people pursuing this journey are called migrants. However, there are various distinctions within the concept of migration that relates to factors that define if an individual should be considered a migrant, immigrant, refugee, or asylum seeker depending on their length of stay and motivation to migrate. Two major distinctions overarch all forms of movements that individuals make. First, voluntary, and involuntary; second, short term versus long term. Voluntary migrants include sojourners such as people who go abroad to study or visit for business purposes whereas involuntary migrants include refugees and asylum seekers seeking haven from ideology-based persecution.
The panel intends to explore the depiction of Muslim American identity across various discourses and works of Muslim American authors, filmmakers, novelists, and musicians who draw upon such identities. The diverse emergence of Muslim American identity calls for insights that examine such identities depicted in various forms of text and talk. Keeping in context the theme of NeMLA’s 54th convention “resilience” the session draws on the theoretical underpinnings of Edward Said’s notion of Orientalism in order to further investigate discursive constructions of Muslim identities along with various discourses and the role Muslim Americans play in shaping these identities.
Call for Contributions
Edited collection: Shelter in Text
Health, Illness, and Injury in Professional Wrestling
A Special Section of a forthcoming issue of Survive and Thrive
Recent commentary has focused on the declining health and lack of access to health care among professional wrestlers (e.g. John Oliver's commentary here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8UQ4O7UiDs). Hired as contractors, not employees, and so often denied benefits (from health insurance to retirement), professional wrestlers become, as they age, tragic: celebrities in their prime for their physical prowess, as they age, they launch gofundme pages to cover the costs of essential medical care.
The UNESCO Chair on Cyberspace and Culture and University of Tehran are organizing the 2022 Media and Information Literacy Seminar with the main theme of “Nurturing Trust for Media and Information Literacy” on Monday, 24 October 2022, which coincides with the World Development Information Day and United Nations Day.
The Fifth Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Seminar commemorates the Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2022 (24 – 31 Oct) that highlights the twelfth Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue Conference and the seventh Youth Agenda Forum.