Popularizing STEM: Science and Technology in 21st-Century US Popular Culture
15-19 November 2021 (mixed format conference)
Confirmed keynotes: Gerry Canavan, Charles Adler, Stina Attebery, André Brock, Emily Cox-Palmer-White, J. Jesse Ramírez.
Call for papers for Special Issue on Environmental Ethics (Continuous Publication Model - August 2021)
(All reviewed and accepted papers will be published free)
NeMLA Annual Convention - Baltimore, MD - 10-13 March, 2022
NeMLA Annual Convention - Baltimore, MD - 10-13 March, 2022
How does one resist the systems of subjugation that prey on the marginalized and seek to dissolve and consume them within this white supremacist capitalist imperialist patriarchy? While for some resistance takes the form of confrontation and battle, for Black feminist thinkers like bell hooks and Audre Lorde, resistance comes in the form of the practice of love. It is in the embrace of the erotic, of initiating the quest of mutual self-fulfillment, in seeking value in the relationships we have with each other, that we resist. In other words, for hooks and Lorde, we resist through care.
This is a call for chapter proposals to be included in an edited volume on Aboriginal/Indigenous Horror largely produced by Indigenous artists, directors, and writers. Aboriginal Horror, or Horror that relies on the experience and artistic production of Indigenous peoples span from North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, and beyond, including Indigenous groups whose migration and diaspora within other countries offer new perspectives. Aboriginal/Indigenous Horror as a cultural and aesthetic lens intersects with horror realism and the fantastic, myth and metaphysics or ways of knowing and being, and traverses various media—e.g., music, performance, visual arts, film or literature.
How does contemporary fiction of the Americas and Caribbean explore practices of healing? This panel considers all aspects of healing, including but not limited to religion, indigenous practices and rituals, the spiritual, and through community and the collective. How does their depiction in literature allow for generative further discussion about identity, culture, and tradition, and what does this mean in the 21st century?
6th Annual Conference | October 14-16, 2021 | Ball State University
“Beyond Diversity: Antiracism & Intersectionality in Honors”
The Ball State University Honors College welcomes you to the 6th Annual National Society for Minorities in Honors Conference, which will be hosted on-campus October 14-16, 2021, beginning Thursday at noon and ending Saturday at noon.
From the very first traces of written poetry, poets have been inspired by their peers: whether with elegies, odes or allusions to the poets they admired, they have always incorporated figures of poets and other poetic texts in their own poems. Intertextuality abound from the classical texts (quotations, sources and models) by earlier poets, for instance Ovid, Virgil or Cato. Some of their contemporaries, like Tacitus, have questioned the ideologies of their predecessors. Closer to us, Milton in his 16-line “On Shakespeare” (1630) argues that no monument is a suitable tribute to Shakespeare’s oeuvre; Thomas Gray pays himself homage to Milton in “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard” (1751).
Proposals accepted until September 30th for the In-Person Panel THE LATIN AMERICAN CHRONICLE IN THE 21ST CENTURY, NeMLA 2022, Baltimore, March 10th-13th. Please visit https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/19536 to submit.This session seeks to establish conversations on the study of the 21st-century Latin American chronicle. We welcome papers that explore its literary and journalistic perspectives.
HerBook: Women and Book Ownership in Europe, 16th-18th centuries
International Conference, Sorbonne nouvelle, Paris, 17-18 June 2022
We invite you to contribute papers to the edited volume From Multi-ethnic Societies to Homogeneous States: Collective Memory and Fiction on Emergence of Modern Nations, Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Over the past decade, the media ecology has been dramatically shifting with the advent of online “overthe-top” streaming services, the streaming wars that followed, and the platformization of the web. As the distance between big tech companies and legacy media players rapidly dwindles, rippling effects can be felt across industries, audience practices, regulatory frameworks, and more. Simultaneously, the rise of streaming services also continues to provoke further theorizations on topics that have concerned media scholars for decades regarding the asymmetrical dynamics of power and influence as it relates to globalization processes, representation, identity, politics, cultural and national mediations, and economic development.
Call for Papers
For a Book of Essays on Forgotten Disney
Since Walt Disney released the first animated talking short Steamboat Willie in 1928, the Disney name has been associated with many classics of film and television. Recognized worldwide, these works and their characters have received extensive popular and critical attention and overshadowed other interesting but less significant offerings in Disney’s prolific oeuvre. This
In Sensory Experiments (2020), Erica Fretwell argues that “literature is a sensitizing mechanism, not merely a representation but an amplification of experience,” positing literature as “a technology […] that has the potential to reproduce—not copy but produce more—feeling and […] to create more connections to the world by registering more differences in it” (28-29). Fretwell makes that claim in the context of her transatlantic study of the relations between American literature and the failed science of psychophysics as it developed in Germany at the end of the nineteenth century.
In Song of the Shank, Jeff Allen explores his characters’ sense of “placelessness...empty distance...like retracted thoughts, half-told secrets.” What defines a writer’s underlying map of “urban space?” Urbanity as a focus offers history, but how do cities’ secret histories, deep ecologies, and furtive sounds offer a shape to urban narrative? What memory resides in cities’ erased/lingering boundaries, vacant lots, and disintegrating concrete? This roundtable explores how writers and other artists have utilized particular cities’ cores, edges, and points of transit as means to rethink the shape, shift, and stasis of urban space. We welcome papers on the full range of literary forms, but also welcome examinations of visual and sonic expression
call for proposals for a special issue of Transnational Screens
“From Yesterday’s Margins to Today’s: Towards Decolonizing Curricula, Pedagogy, and Research in Transnational Screen Media”
edited by Sheetal Majithia and Dale Hudson
Chinese Creative Writing Studies
Call for Papers (2nd Round)
It’s a statistic we hear often: America incarcerates more people per capita than any other nation. Yet, most Americans can go about their daily lives without thinking about their physical proximity to prisons or the people locked within. With few exceptions, prisons are built in rural, remote areas, set back from main highways and not visible from shopping centers, restaurants, and housing developments. Likewise, America’s political landscape works hard to obfuscate the realities of life locked up, reducing discourses of mass incarceration to shocking statistics and incomprehensible numbers.
This roundtable will convene literary and media scholars with poets themselves to explore the present and future of poetic cultures online, both in the U.S. and around the world. Our largest question can be simply put: to what extent have platforms for digital “prosumption” and online networking transformed the social life of contemporary poetry? We understand this inquiry to entail a diverse array of other, finer pointed questions: How does social media now condition the politics of contemporary poetry, where “politics” signifies both the institutional lifeforms of poetry’s production and circulation, and the ostensible public efficacy of poems themselves?
Sponsors: Brescia University College, University of Winnipeg, Canadian Literature: A Quarterly of Criticism and Review, and Sequential: Canadian Independent Comic Book Magazine
Organizing Committee: Dominick Grace (Brescia University College), Candida Rifkind (University of Winnipeg), Zachary Rondinelli (Brock University), Meaghan Scanlon (Library and Archives Canada), Ivan Kocmarek (Independent Researcher)
Call for Participants (10 minutes + Q&A Session)
JAm It! is an annual, peer-reviewed journal of American Studies created by junior faculty, early-stage researchers, and PhD students. We publish academic articles, book reviews, and creative writing, favoring fresh and original contributions.
We aspire to be an inclusive and eclectic journal – an intellectual hub of exchange for a wide range of critical approaches to the field of American Studies, both in Italy and abroad. Each issue will feature a chosen methodology, with the aim of giving the broadest possible outlook on that particular branch.
We are currently seeking contributions for our 6th issue.
The Fractured States of America