After the Pandemic: The State of English
How has COVID-19 affected the already vastly altered landscape of post-secondary English studies, for good and/or for ill? After all, recent years have brought important, ever-growing attention to a range of inequities, even as the public continues to question the value of higher education and the humanities. COVID-19 has only magnified the terrain of higher education, which has been shifting economically, pedagogically, and technologically. Pedagogy invites both commentary and narrative pieces of no more than 15 pages addressing this broad question, from whatever part of the discipline you find yourself.
November 10-13 *ONLINE*
Travel and Tourism Studies as a discipline continues to gain popularity in academia, in part because of its inter-disciplinary nature. The Travel and Tourism area seeks papers that discuss and explore any aspect of travel and/or tourism. Topics for this area include, but are not limited to, the following:
- travel and gender/race/class
- travel and religion
- travel and war
- personal travel narratives
- heritage tourism
- material culture and touriism
***VIRTURAL Travel and Tourism! How has lockdown affected travel around the globe?***
Postgraduate English, Durham University’s online peer-reviewed literary journal, has been publishing postgraduate research biannually since the year 2000 and is one of the longest-running online postgraduate literary journals in the world. In recent years the journal has received reprint requests from academic publishers.
Postgraduate Colloquium 2021 – Call for Papers
The Postgraduate Colloquium is a one-day conference held online, organised by the School of English at the University of Sheffield on Friday 2nd July.
The conference aims to explore the theme of ‘belonging’. It will bring together ideas and presentations from individuals, students and researchers working in a range of disciplines throughout the Humanities, including English Literature, Linguistics, Theatre, Creative Writing, History, Geography and Music.
We invite proposals for 20-minute pre-recorded submissions on the theme of ‘belonging’.
*INVITATION TO SUBMIT MANUSCRIPT*FREE OF PUBLICATION CHARGE...!!! JOPP (Journal of Psychological Perspective), with registered ISSN 2715-4785 (Print) and ISSN 2715-4807 (online), is a Presented to encourage and facilitate the publication of the result of the research in psychologyWe invite you to submit your paper to JOPP (https://ukinstitute.org/journals/jopp).
FIRST FORUM GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE 2021OCTOBER 21, 22, 28, & 29
DIVISION OF CINEMA AND MEDIA STUDIES
SCHOOL OF CINEMATIC ARTS, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Flann O’Brien at a Distance
An online symposium on the occasion of
the 10th Anniversary of the International Flann O'Brien Society
24–27 July 2021
Nicholas Allen (University of Georgia)
‘Flann O'Brien at the Border: Readings, Forms, and Futures’
2021 Midwest PCA/ACA Conference
American, British, and Canadian Literature: 1800-1999
(Formerly Contemporary Studies)
Deadline for submissions:
April 30, 2021 EXTENDED to June 1, 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
INVITATION TO FIRST LECTURE OF WAR AND WRITING
************* Narratives, Identities, Nationalisms *************
The Department of English from the University of South Africa (UNISA) invites you to the first Research Seminar of the War and Writing lecture series taking place on
Wednesday 05 May 2021, from 2pm to 3pm South African time.
Dr Gerhard Genis, (University of Pretoria)
Writing and Pedagogy: Call for Papers for Special Issue
A gap has crept between what writing for the workplace requires and what professional and technical writing departments that were set up with the purpose of preparing our students for workplace writing are producing. The special issue of Writing and Pedagogy intends to discuss ways that departments, instructor cohorts, and individual instructors are bridging the gap through new approaches to syllabus design, discussion facilitation, digital feedback, incorporation of digital, social media spaces, and teaching innovations.
Contemporary depictions of the long eighteenth century – whether drawn from historic sources or responding imaginatively to the era’s multifarious legacies – regularly captivate TV, film and theatre audiences and gamers alike. Increasingly, scholarly biographies provide the basis for big budget biopics, eighteenth-century narratives are adapted in new and experimental ways, objects from museum collections are replicated in cultures of fandom, and academics are invited onto sets as consultants.
The editors of a new scholarly graduate journal, Living in Languages Translation Journal, are pleased to invite you to submit your work, investigations, or studies of translation for the inaugural issue. Living in Languages Journal is an online, open source, peer-reviewed graduate journal devoted to translation studies. We are a multilingual and interdisciplinary publication—a collaboration between the English and the Languages, Literatures and Cultures departments at UAlbany.
United Beyond Borders Hear Thalia’s Daughters Laughing
Coordinated by Dr. Catalina Florina Florescu
This international volume is hoped to be multi-lingual, thus giving each playwright a chance to submit a short piece in their mother tongue and its translated into English version. Submissions from the United
States/UK/Australia/Nigeria/etc. shall remain in original unless the author knows and speaks fluently another language or can work with a translator.
the play must be a comedy (because the doctor is in the house and she has
the script must be written by a female identified playwright (because the
This book aims to provide the latest critical research within a relevant theoretical framework in relation to the representation/s of ideology/ies in electronic media including TV cartoons, animations, videos, computer and video games, which are designed for children and young adults.
The book will appeal to general readers, including researchers, professionals or anyone who is interested in cultural studies, literary studies, humanities and sociology. Therefore, contributions are welcomed in the fields (but are not limited to, as long as they are related to the topic of the book) as follows:
Naseeruddin Shah, the actor, once claimed that “The roots may look lost but every big story in the Hindi film industry is from Shakespeare.” It might not be as simple as that but what Shah was pointing out was to the fact that there are many references to Shakespeare’s plays in Hindi film. Not just Hindi but Indian cinema reveals an adaptation and appropriation of the Bard of Avon. There are themes and devices so commonly found in Shakespeare’s plays in Indian films, such as twins separated at birth, cross dressing characters, star-crossed lovers, characters falling in love with messengers, the wise fool, the tamed Shrew and the mousetrap device.
Marginalized groups may be contrary to the dominant culture within a society through their very own existence. In cultures where those who reinforce divisions may seek to ostracize the Other by portraying them in a negative light, counter-hegemonic representations of the marginalized can be revolutionary. This panel will examine how non-dominant cultures in contemporary literature are depicted in the context of the dominant.
Central questions include:
What makes something (e.g. an action, a person's/group's identity) within a dominant culture subversive?
What are the benefits and repercussions of acting against the collective conscience?
VULNERABILITY AND RESILIENCE IN ENGLISH LITERATURE OF THE LONG NINETEENTH CENTURY
INTERNATIONAL ONLINE CONFERENCE
Co-organised by Raffaella Antinucci, Università Parthenope, Naples, and Adrian Grafe, Université d’Artois (Research Lab “Textes et Cultures”).
16th-17th December 2021
“Open Borders: Translation and its Perils”
Conference Organizers: Professors Alexandra Coller and Amin Erfani
(Languages and Literatures, Lehman College, CUNY)
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Date: October 15-16, 2021
(EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION:
JUNE 1, 2021)
Call for Entries: Parapraxis (Issue 2)
The Parapraxis Project is pleased to announce that the second issue of our magazine is going to be released soon. It will be a special edition on “The Impact and Importance of Anniversaries in Shaping, Preserving and Affecting Collective Memory”.
VOCES DEL CARIBE, a blind, peer-reviewed journal, will publish its 14th issue in the Fall 2022. We invite everyone who is interested to submit articles, especially for the journal’s special section, whose focus will be “The Dominican Republic in the Global Context.” In addition, the general section will encompass all the Spanish speaking Caribbean’s past and present cultural manifestations (literature, poetry, theater, film, music, plastic and digital arts, etc.), and that of its Diaspora. Articles should be unpublished, original, in Spanish or English, not exceed 25 pages (approximately 7,000 words or less), be double spaced, and in 12 pt. font, including notes & references).
Established in 1972, Perspectives in Religious Studies (PRSt) is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal produced for the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion, and it welcomes contributions for a special issue (early winter 2023) on “Baptists and the Literary Imagination,” guest edited by Elizabeth H. Flowers (Baylor University) and Darren J. N. Middleton (Texas Christian University)
Call for Papers
International Review of Literary Studies-IRLS Vol. 3, Issue 2
LAST DATE: 15 MAY 2021
ISSN: Online (2709-7021), Print (2709-7013)
International Review of Literary Studies (IRLS) 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:
CFP: Politics, Civic Life, and Pop Culture Area for #NEPCA2021
2021 Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) Conference
Thursday, October 21-Saturday, October 23, 2021
Proposal due: August 1, 2021
Papers for the Politics, Civic Life and Culture area of NEPCA explore the role of political actors, institutions, ideology, rhetoric, and satire in popular culture. Topics and themes may be drawn from all policy domains – both foreign and domestic. Recent conferences featured panels on:
9th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM IN BYZANTINE AND MEDIEVAL STUDIES “DAYS OF JUSTINIAN I", Skopje, 12-14 November, 2021
Special Thematic Strand for 2021: Ideology
Keynote speaker: Professor JOHN HALDON
Organized by the Institute of National History, Skopje, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje and University of Bologna, in partnership with Faculty of Theology "St. Clement of Ohrid", Skopje and AHRM, with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture
Humankind has always sought to explain its origins and the mysteries of life to map personal and collective boundaries, and to secure its sense of identity through the power of everyday events and occurrences. Exemplary accounts of imaginary happenings and supernatural creatures from a time beyond history and memory explain the genesis of the universe, the making of a living thing, the formation of an attitude or the inception of an institution. The essence of these traditional narratives reflects a certain system of values and code of self-conduct of a group of individuals bound together by social and cultural ties, and the cardinal virtues and vices of human nature captured in a conventional configuration.
Poetry is a constant, being produced by all known civilisations from ancient to modern times. Throughout its extensive history, the individual art of high emotions sublimated into perfect language has approached a vast array of subject matters, including love, war, social issues, the beauty of nature, etc. A particular exercise of the mind and soul, and a unique way of apprehending reality, poetry is a self-sufficient universe that intensifies and enlarges life experience. Pointing to inner knowledge rather than real circumstance, it activates different layers of perception, sweeps away human thoughts, feeds emotions and soothes suffering.