Teaching Sensitive Subjects: Approaches to Discussing Uncomfortable Topics
Phone Camera at the Intersection of Technology, Politics, and Transmedia Storytelling
Issue 18, Summer 2021
Co-Editors-in-Chief: Lucia Szemetová & Jacob Browne
Book Review Editor: Anushrut Ramakrishnan Agrwaal
Call for Papers:
Reaching the Summit: Reimagining the Summit Series in the Canadian Cultural Memory
The year 2022 marks the upcoming fiftieth anniversary of the 1972 Summit Series. This hockey series, played between Canada and the former Soviet Union, has become the subject of Canadian cultural mythmaking since Paul Henderson’s winning goal for Canada during game eight. In Home Game: Hockey and Life in Canada (1989), Ken Dryden and Roy MacGregor identified the Summit Series as a uniquely “Canadian memory” and marked 1972 as a “coming of age” for Canada as a nation (195).
A non-guaranteed roundtable sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) at MLA 2022.
We invite international PhD students and emerging scholars to come together to consider the myriad ways that our contemporary and established traditions of rhetorical theory and criticism inform global flows of meaning-making. This year’s theme, “Rhetorical Cultures: Mapping Global Publics and the Crossroads of Democracy,” encourages broad-based reflection, inquiry, and collaboration, taking stock of the emergent rhetorical practices that shape and undergird the political world today in all of its contingency and heterogeneity.
Chiasma #8 Non/Non-being/Negativity
The Marxist Literary Group invites you to join us for the 2021 Institute on Culture and Society, which will take place entirely online. In an effort to make the most of our virtual environment, we aim to foreground MLG’s longstanding commitment to provide intellectual and professional mentoring and support for graduate students, pre-tenure faculty, and contingent or precariously employed faculty. To that end, this year’s ICS will primarily comprise seminar-style sessions featuring works in progress from early-career scholars. There will also be two plenary events, to provide venues in which MLG members can meet collectively, see comrades, and engage intellectually in matters relevant to our organization.
Florida International University will virtually host the nineteenth annual Tri-University Graduate Student Conference, titled “Changing Tides: Latino/a/x Identities & their Foundations in the Age of Covid-19.” The Tri-University Conference is a collaborative tradition of the Caribbean & Latin American Studies Program at Florida Atlantic University, the University of Miami Latin American Studies Program and the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at Florida International University.
Proposed panel for the meeting of the Modern Language Association 2022. MLA will convene in Washington, DC, 6–9 January 2022
We invite 250-word abstracts for papers about the role of creative expression in creating and maintaining Black life-worlds. How do experimental, transgressive, and radical aesthetics do more than just query historically entrenched racial discourse? How might they also activate, sustain, and rehearse Black liberation?
Send 250-word abstracts to John Brooks at firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 March 2021.
A Handbook of Indian Indie Cinema
Each year, a large number of Indian Indie films are released that suffer from lack of viewership even when it comes to their target audience, not to mention critical assessments: films that are regional, experimental in nature or have fresh, timely interventions. Many among these deserve recognition, not only from general audiences and moviegoers but also from film scholars and the academia. With the onset of streaming sites and OTT platforms, some of these have made it to the limelight, although a systematic handbook that discusses and features many of these films is currently, absent.
Call for Papers, Vol 63, No 2: ELL Outreach and Teaching Strategies
January 20, 2021
Call for Papers
“Proximity, contamination, and contagion”
Deadline for submissions: April 30, 2021
Publication: December 2021
CALL FOR PAPERS
Rethinking Space Beyond the Pandemic
The present epoch will perhaps be above all the epoch of space.
— Michel Foucault
Memory Poetics of Architectural Form(ation)Online CourseLondon Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
Course dates: 10-31 May 2021
3 modules / 30 hours including
- lectures/discussions (3 meetings)
- final assignment in the form of an essay
Duration: 3 weeks long
ROBERT GRAVES REVIEW
Deadline for submission: 30 April 2021
Language, Culture, Environment Journal 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.
The 118th annual conference of the Pacific Ancient & Modern Languages Association (PAMLA) will be held in Las Vegas and virtually, from Thursday, November 11, to Sunday, November 14.
We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.
Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail.
Please follow MLA style.
Contributors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions and ensuring observance of copyright.
Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed independently by at least two scholars in the field.
Copyright for published articles remains with the author.
Call for Chapters | BOOK: Development of Innovative Pedagogical Practices for a Modern Learning Experience
The book is part of the Educational Innovations Series and seeks to include quality works putting light on the contemporary advances in the fields of theory and practice of educational pedagogies.
Editor: Dr. Dennis Koyama, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Sophia University, JAPAN.
Quality un-published works as chapters are invited to the book. The chapters should strictly be according to the coverage scope of the book.
Topics covered by the book
Topics covered by the book are (but not limited to):
Contemporary advances in:
This is a session for PAMLA 2021 in Las Vegas.
The Fairy Tales Area of the Popular Culture Association (PCA) seeks paper presentations and panels for the annual conference, to be held online from June 2-5, 2021. We are looking for projects that think broadly and diversely about fairy tales throughout the world. This year, we particularly seek papers focused on pedagogical uses of fairy tales at all levels and in all fields, discussions of folkloric shifts from oral to literary to visual (filmic, artistic, etc.) versions of tales, and creative pieces that retell or critique fairy tales or use the tales to comment on some aspect of culture or history.
The year 2020 was an unprecedented year for many. We lived in a world of isolation from friends and family, deprivation of many normal activities (e.g. going out to a restaurant), and the constant state of paralyzing fear of getting sick or worse, watching our loved ones perish from the insidious virus that forced us all into a state of undesired pause. If we could only use one noun to describe the year that was 2020, it would be adversity. Where there is great adversity, there is great opportunity to rise like the mythological phoenix from the ashes to become stronger, greater, and more evolved.
Asian American Literary & Cultural Studies
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
Thurday November 11 to Sunday November 14, 2021, at the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
Conference Theme: "City of God, City of Destruction"
Submit HERE: https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/Home/S/18165
2021 Midwest PCA/ACA Conference
American, British, and Canadian Literature: 1800-1999
(Formerly Contemporary Studies)
Deadline for submissions:
April 30, 2021
Dr. Jennifer K Farrell, Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association
contact email (for questions only, submissions must be made through the website):
CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference
Galvanizing Dance Studies Building Anti-Racist Praxis, Transformative Connections, and Movement(s) of Radical Care
Dance Studies Association,October 14-17, 2021
Rutgers University/Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick New Jersey
Adanna Jones and Jeff Friedman, program co-chairs Julia M. Ritter, local arrangements chair
DEADLINE EXTENDED: FEBRUARY 1, 2021
Seeking submissions for a Critical Insights volume on Joseph Heller’s Catch-22 under contract with Salem/Grey House Publishers. Known as being a satirical, anti-war novel that initiated the eponymous phrase regarding paradoxical situations, Catch-22 was originally published in 1961. Catch-22 is appreciated for its dark humor, use of flashbacks, contorted chronology, countercultural sensibilities, and bizarre language. With current trends and political climate considered, it is time to revisit this classic text for a contemporary audience.
We propose a panel for the SSAWW Triennial Conference in Baltimore, November 4-7, 2021:
Piers Haggard’s groundbreaking The Blood on Satan’s Claw was released in the US on April 14, 1971. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Horror Homeroom will be running our fourth special issue on the film and its profound and persistent influence.
Gramma: Journal of Theory and Criticism
Vol 28 (2021) Call for Papers
Representation and Spectatorship in an Age of Excessive Visuality