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Imagining Geopolitics in the Age of the Anthropocene

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Monday, June 28, 2021 - 1:46pm
Ruiyun Sara Liao/ SUNY at Binghamton University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

A geological timescale provides a way of thinking about power relations between human beings and all kinds of geological forces. Since Paul Crutzen and Eugene Stoermer proposed the term of the Anthropocene, the concept of the age of the Anthropocene brought out the environmental concern. This term evidently intends to mean "the human epoch" because the human force has become one of the dominant geophysical forces. It is believed that this new epoch began in the later 18th Century when the global effects of human activities have become clearly noticeable. That is, the age of the Anthropocene comes along with globalization.

For Whose Own Good?: French (Post-)Colonialism and Interdependence

updated: 
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 1:43pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Abstract:

“C’est avec 76.900 hommes que la France assure la paix et les bienfaits de la civilisation à ses 60 millions d’Indigènes. ”

2nd Rupkatha International Open Conference on Recent Advances in Interdisciplinary Humanities, 2021 (Virtual)

updated: 
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 1:41pm
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 7, 2021

2nd Rupkatha International Open Conference on Recent Advances in Interdisciplinary Humanities, 2021 (Virtual)

August 28-30, 2021

Organized by

Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
(Indexed by Web of Science, Scopus, ERIHPLUS, EBSCO, UGC)

In collaboration with

The University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
Department of German Studies
&
The University of Talca, Chile
Institute of Humanistic Studies

Website: http://rioc.rupkatha.com/

Inaugural Speaker
Prof. Albrecht Classen, University of Arizona

Monsters of Beowulf (8/1/21; NEPCA virtual 10/21-23/21)

updated: 
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 1:40pm
Michael Torregrossa / Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

Monsters of Beowulf: Past, Present, Future

Session Proposed for the 2021 Conference of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Sponsored by the Monsters & the Monstrous Area

Virtual event, Thursday, 21 October, through Saturday, 23 October 2021.

Proposals due by 1 August 2021.

 

RACISM, NATIONALISM AND XENOPHOBIA International Interdisciplinary ON-LINE Conference

updated: 
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 5:52am
InMind Support
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 9, 2021

ON-LINE CONFERENCE

26-27 July 2021

CFP:

It is widely known that ideologies of racism, nationalism, and xenophobia are dangerous and spread all over the world. We want to examine these terms as much as possible, from many perspectives and variable aspects: in politics, society, psychology, culture, and many more. We also want to devote considerable attention to how the phenomena of racism, nationalism and xenophobia are represented in artistic practices: in literature, film, theatre or visual arts.

Crossing Territories. Recognition across Time, Space, and Textuality in the US and Beyond

updated: 
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 5:28am
26TH AISNA BIENNIAL CONFERENCE. Department of Humanities, L’Aquila (Italy), September 23-25, 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 4, 2021

 

Paper proposals of around 300 words should be submitted, along with a short bio, to the panel coordinator(s), to the conference organizing committee (aisna2021univaq@gmail.com), and to the AISNA Secretary, Anna De Biasio (anna.de-biasio@unibg.it) by June 27, 2021. Acceptance will be notified by July 5, 2021. Panels exceeding four participants will be split into two sessions.

For any general query about the conference, please contact the organizing committee (aisna2021univaq@gmail.com)

N.B.: We hope that we will be able to meet in L’Aquila for the 2021 AISNA conference.

Decentering the White Male Gaze: Inclusivity and Diverse Voices in Beowulf Studies (NeMLA 2022)

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Sunday, June 27, 2021 - 12:40pm
Richard Fahey - NeMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 25, 2021

Beowulf studies has traditionally been the domain of white male scholars who have historically dominated both the scholarship and translations of the poem. This session seeks to decenter the white male gaze and invites novel perspectives from often marginalized voices in the field to contribute to the many ongoing academic conversations focused on Beowulf.

Religious Futurisms

updated: 
Sunday, June 27, 2021 - 3:37am
Sumeyra Buran Utku (UC Riverside); Jim Clarke
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

Religious Futurisms: A Call for Papers

 

We are pleased to announce a call for papers for a forthcoming collection of essays on the broad topic of Religious Futurisms, to be edited by Sumeyra Buran Utku and Jim Clarke.

Religious Futurisms derives its intellectual inspiration from the emergence of Afrofuturism and other Alternative Futurisms as ideological and analytical frameworks in recent years. Religious Futurisms can manifest as ideology, criticality, prophecy, futurology, philosophy or artistic practice. They may be discerned in a wide range of forms, ranging from speculative theology to performative videogame interaction to abstract or polysemous imagery in visual art.

Queer Sahara | Queer Sonora

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 12:26pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Queer Sahara | Queer Sonora

A Panel at the 53rd Annual Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention

March 10-13, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland

In this panel, we will consider shared connections across desert spaces in the queer imaginary, using the Sonoran Desert and the Sahara Desert as specific sites of comparison, reinvention, liberation, and self-definition. Rather than empty spaces or zones of death, these deserts and their vibrant ecosystems contain various well-established queer enclaves such as Palm Springs, California; Bisbee and Melrose (Phoenix), Arizona; and locales at the edge of the Sahara, such as Fes and Marrakesh, Morocco.

Open Channels: Divinatory Poetics and Critique of the Lyric

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 12:15pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Open Channels: Divinatory Poetics and Critique of the Lyric

A Roundtable at the 53rd Annual Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention

March 10-13, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland

#MeToo and Contemporary Literary Studies (NeMLA panel)

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Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:26am
Mary K. Holland and Heather Hewett, SUNY New Paltz
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

#MeToo and Contemporary Literary Studies: panel accepted for the 2022 NeMLA conference (March 10-13, 2022; Baltimore, MD)

Early modern drama, archives and performing memory

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:26am
Sally Barnden / King's College London
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

This collection will consider relationships between performances and archives, and the impact of race, gender, sexuality, and class on how performance is documented. It will ask what is remembered and forgotten by theatre archives, how archives supplement and occasionally supplant memories of performances, and how those memories and omissions carry into later performances. 

 

'Dance of the Northern Renaissance' - a Journal of the Northern Renaissance special issue

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:25am
Journal of the Northern Renaissance
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 19, 2021

JNR invites proposals for a special issue, edited by Lynsey McCulloch and Emily Winerock, on ‘Dance of the Northern Renaissance’. Dance was a key cultural practice of the early modern period: it was integral to theatrical representation; it was a significant element of court ritual; and it fulfilled an important social function. But how might we characterise the particular dance practices of Northern Europe? French, Spanish and Italian traditions have dominated histories of Renaissance dance. However, more recent accounts have challenged the conflation of North and South in discussions of early European dance, drawing attention to the myriad regional and national variations at work.

Memory Markers: Mapping Indian Narratives

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Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:25am
Elwin Susan John & Merin Wilson
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Our cultural exercises and transactions have a symbiotic relationship with the past. The traces of our past determine the essence of the present and these traces manifest as memories. This fluid and liminal nature of memories lends an element of elasticity while crafting personal and collective identities, nationhood, history, body, imagination, communities, erasure and approval of knowledge systems and much more. The process of recollecting, recalling, remembering, retrieving, registering, witnessing, repressing, recording, forming, forgetting memories frees them from all forms of spatial and temporal boundaries and makes them powerful agents of disruption and change.

Mental Health & Wellness in Graduate School (GSC Session)

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Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:24am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA 2022) Graduate Student Caucus
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Mental health related challenges among graduate students have long been known as a serious concern across universities throughout the world. Findings from a recent survey of graduate students across numerous fields of study, countries, and institutions suggest that graduate students are over six times more likely to experience anxiety and depression than the general population (Evans et. al 2018). Women, LGBTQ students and graduate students from other, minoritized, underrepresented groups in universities are even more vulnerable to such issues.

Conference Paper Transformations (GSC-sponsored Session) (Roundtable)

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:24am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA 2022) Graduate Student Caucus
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

 

Graduate students who come to NeMLA get professionalization practice at writing and delivering conference papers. After the show is over, what becomes of those rich documents and the feedback you received on your work?

This GSC-sponsored roundtable aims to give practical advice to graduate students and others, particularly early career and precariously employed professionals, regarding strategies for developing your recently delivered paper into a publishable manuscript. We particularly encourage proposals that cover a variety of publishing opportunities, including small presses and open access journals. Possible discussion points include:

Choosing the right publication to target

Open access journals

Traversing the Terrain: Navigating Grad School’s Hidden Curriculum (GSC Session)

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:24am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA 2022) Graduate Student Caucus
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

How does one prepare for a comprehensive exam? Who would make for the best members of a dissertation committee, and how should one ask them for help? What kind of relationship should one have with other graduate students? How does one move from being an undergraduate to a graduate student?

What We Are And What We Can Be: On Leadership Expectations Among Graduate Students (GSC Session)

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:24am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA 2022) Graduate Student Caucus
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The shifting landscape of academia has necessitated that leadership approaches and leadership training also be adapted to remain abreast with the rapid changes taking place in the world. While the impact of neoliberal trends in the university would lead one to believe in the primacy of maximum self-actualization to improve one’s prospects in a hypercompetitive market, there also exists a strong counter-ideological movement that aims to develop servant-leaders who would pave the way for ethical decision making, public-oriented activity, and participatory management.

Penumbra Press Call for Submissions

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:23am
Penumbra Online
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Since 1989, Penumbra has published the artistic and literary talents of students and creatives regionally, nationally, and internationally and has strived to be a champion for writers of all ages and backgrounds. As a publication, Penumbra is unique; its student-led staff personally solicits, selects, and edits its content and design. This journal provides its staff with the unique opportunity to gain firsthand experience putting together both an online and print publication featuring fiction, nonfiction, poetry, hybrid, and art pieces. This year Penumbra is excited to share a new opportunity; Penumbra Press, a new branch of the Stanislaus State publication.

CFP: HyperCultura- 10/2021

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:22am
Hyperion University, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

We have the pleasure to invite you to submit articles for our next issue of HyperCultura (indexed CEEOL, Ulrichsweb, DOAJ, MLA Director of Periodicals, ERIH PLUS and EBSCO), due March-April 2022. While we will still encourage a comparative approach, though not imposing it, we will welcome papers on nationalism/postnationalism, colonialism/postcolonialism/decolonization, race, gender studies, ethnicity, and identity. The papers should apply any of the above on: literature (not classic), media studies, film studies, visual and performative arts, teaching (language and literature).

'I care for you': Autonomy and Ethics of Care for Posthumans and Machines (Panel)

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Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:22am
The 53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (March 10-13, Baltimore, MD).
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The fantasy of sentient machines serving humans’ desires and needs connects world cultures and media as the film & TV industry is eager to produce eye-catching visual narratives of indestructible cyborgs like Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) in the Terminator Series or selfless servants like Andrew Martin (Robert Williams) in Bicentennial Man. However spectacular these films are, they often leave us uncomfortable, wondering if bionic humans or AI-operated machines are here to destroy humanity. Could it be that humans deceive themselves into thinking that the creation of such posthuman beings will resolve the paradox of the ‘master and slave’ power dynamics?

CFP: Disruptive Labor, Language, and Gender (7/15/21; RSA Dublin 3/30-4/2/22)

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Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:22am
Jessica C. Murphy
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

This panel examines the language used to represent disdained or illicit early modern labor. We seek papers that ask how gender functions in cultural attempts to prohibit, criminalize, or disparage marginalized workers or practioners of unsanctioned professions  (e.g., cure peddalers, sex workers, pirates, poachers, counterfeiters). What do representations of such disruptive laborers tell us about the dynamic between subsistence pursuits and the accumulation of economic surplus in early modern burgeoning capitalism? How do these disruptive economies depend upon and sustain already authorized systems?

Latin American Children's Literature & Culture

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:22am
International Research in Children's Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

 

Latin American Children’s Literature and Culture

 

Call for Papers

 

CFP, Building Writing and Communication Skills in Undergraduate Researchers (theme issue of Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research)

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:20am
Elizabeth Foxwell / Council on Undergraduate Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 2, 2021

Equipping undergraduate students with the skills to express themselves and communicate their research results effectively has far-ranging impacts, from providing a measurable outcome of undergraduate research in coursework and programs to building interpersonal experience for college graduates as they pursue further education or professional paths where they will discuss complex subjects with nonspecialist audiences.

"'You are not great you are life': 50 Years of Alice Notley’s Poetics of Care" (NeMLA 2022)

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Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:20am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The range, audacity, and radical commitments of Alice Notley’s poetry are unmatched in contemporary literature. Having published continuously for over 50 years, Notley is one of the most important and celebrated American poets of the 20th and 21st centuries. This NeMLA roundtable aims to address the full scope of Notley’s writing and aesthetic activity from 1970 to the present, from the slant domesticity of her early volumes in the 1970s, to the investment in gendered urban publics in the 1980s, to an attention to environmental crisis in the early 1990s, to the more oracular interest in the relationship between “one” and “world” in recent volumes, in order to variously describe a poetics of care in Notley’s work.

Poetry as a Tool for Teaching Foreign Languages

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:20am
Joseph Brockway / Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

DESCRIPTION

Poetry not only provides a creative, real-world context for studying language but also allows for the integration of other disciplines into the language-learning process. With that in mind, this session explores the use of poetry as an effective tool in foreign language instruction and acquisition.

ABSTRACT

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