There are multiple reasons behind the recent eruption of female directors within the documentary field, such as the fact that it is a field in which major resources or connections aren’t needed in order to succeed. However, the thriving of women documentary filmmakers may also respond to reasons of a more formal nature. As feminist film theorists have argued, driven by its lack of faith in the visual archive, the female gaze tends to push traditional image and narrative boundaries in order to open up the door to memories, experiences, and forms of cultural knowledge encoded in senses other than (and questioning of) the visual and/or auditory.
This interdisciplinary panel examines the rich relationship of music and literary texts in various world literatures focusing primarily on the 20th century, but presentations within a broader time frame will also be considered. We invite a wide range of papers investigating the author’s technique of representing music in literature, examining aesthetic, historical, and cultural interactions between music and literature, audience and performers, literary text and composer.
This panel examines Dostoevsky’s influence on 19th-century to contemporary authors and studies possible connections and textual echoes between Dostoevsky’s writings and other texts potentially related to his literary legacy. We invite abstracts devoted to the contemporary literary analysis of the chosen texts, as well as broader research on philosophical or theological issues central to Dostoevsky’s worldview and that continue to be discussed and re-examined today.
In 1818, the Shelleys exchanged their settled life at Albion House in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, for an Italian exile—a period distinguished by remarkable productivity and artistic achievement. To commemorate the bicentenary of Percy Bysshe Shelley’s death on 8th July 1822, the Shelley Conference 2022 will centre on the final two years of the poet’s sojourn in Italy. Beginning with the summer of 1820, the last twenty-four months of Shelley’s life were populated by brilliance. Within that short lease fall such works as Prometheus Unbound, Swellfoot the Tyrant, ‘Letter to Maria Gisborne’, ‘Witch of Atlas’, Epipsychidion, Adonais, the late lyrics, ‘A Defence of Poetry’, accomplished translations, and The Triumph of Life.
In her seminal work In the Wake: On Blackness and Being, Christina Sharpe writes: “I’ve been trying to articulate a method of encountering a past that is not past. A method along the lines of a sitting with, a gathering, and a tracking of phenomena that disproportionately and devastatingly affect Black peoples any and everywhere we are.” She calls this methodology “living in the wake” of slavery and its afterlives. This panel invites papers that think in and from the wake to propose new methods to bear witness to trauma particular to othered, oppressed people. How can we establish a restorative witnessing, one which is imaginative, hauntological, and apocalyptic?
Location: The Jerwood Centre at The Wordsworth Trust
Date: 13–14 May 2022
Keynote lecture by Robert Morrison (Bath Spa University, British Academy Global Professor)
According to the World Health Organization, more than 700,000 people die by suicide every year; one in 100 global deaths is by suicide. In the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 45,000 deaths by suicide (14.2 per 100,000) for the year 2020, representing a 30 percent increase over a 20-year period. Suicide is the eleventh leading cause of death in the U.S., and among persons between the ages of 10 to 34, it is the second leading cause. Women are more likely than men to attempt suicide, but men are three to four times more likely than women to die by suicide. In short, suicide is an intractable public and global health issue that has shown few signs of abating.
A Haunted Structure: Contemporary Horror Film and Class Analysis
Stephen King Area
2022 PCA/ACA Annual National Conference
Seattle: Wednesday, April 13th—Saturday, April 16th
Landscapes, scenery, architecture, and locations are integral to the study of horror in fiction-- and yet, one might point out that they rarely recieve as much emphasis or attention as monsters that live within them. This panel is for these forgotten landscapes of horror and "weird" fiction--a place to observe and recognize the importance or triteness of the haunted house trope, the mysterious ineffability of Lovecraftian underwater temples, or the aged spirituality of Dracula's castle. This panel seeks to turn the paradigm of antagonist-focused readings of texts on its head, and start understanding place and location itself as a tangible and critical piece in the inculcation of horror.
Archival studies and print histories reveal surprising and complex interactions between manuscript and print in the nineteenth century, and justify continued attention to the manuscript sources that lay beneath the surface of some print, or to the annotations and revisions layered on top of others. The rich discourse surrounding these two mediums can help us scrutinize the competing terms that oftentimes frame them (that is, that print signifies professional, public, and masculine writing while manuscript signifies amateur, private, and feminine writing).
Why Germany? What relation does Germany, a country, have with the African continent? The relationship between African countries and Germany dates back to the seventeenth century, long before the Berlin conference of 1884 under Otto von Bismarck—itself a historical turning-point in German colonial politics. The meeting resulted in the scramble for and partition of Africa by European nations like France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, and Great Britain. The nineteenth-century saw an explosion of adventurous trading enterprises that pushed Bismarck to start a more official, state-supported form of colonialism and ultimately to the Berlin Conference.
The tern Genocide was coined by Raphael Lemkin in 1944, in a context heavily influenced by the events of the Jewish Holocaust. The parameters of Genocide, and its legal consequences were gathered in the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide that recognizes that the following are factors that take place in a genocide:
-Killing members of the group
-Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group
-Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring physical destruction in whole or in part
-Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group
-Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group
The long-established New Ray Bradbury Review is seeking papers for its first online issue. As well as continuing to encourage new scholarship on any aspect of the works and life of American author Ray Bradbury (1920-2012), for this issue we also specifically invite articles on the topic of “the importance of literacy”. Submissions may connect Bradbury to this topic, or discuss the topic independently of Bradbury.
We welcome submissions from researchers, educators and creative practitioners in any relevant discipline. Here is a non-exhaustive list of possible subjects for articles, but we would welcome alternative approaches and suggestions:
Call for Papers (CfP) to the আন্তর্জাতিক দ্বিভাষিক ওয়েবিনার আদিবাসী জীবনযাত্রা : সাহিত্য-সংস্কৃতি-নৃবিজ্ঞান-ভাষাবিজ্ঞান/ International Bilingual Webinar on Tribal Lifestyle: Literature-Culture-Anthropology-Linguistics (IBWTL-2)
Scholarly Paper Presentation Registration link:
please consider submitting an abstract to the following roundtable at the NeMLA's 53rd annual convention in Baltimore, MD (U.S.) from March 10 to 13, 2022.
FORMAT: Panel. 3-4 participants, reading a formal paper of 15-20 minutes (2500-3000 words) as set by the chair, followed by Q&A.
In Dear Science and Other Stories, Katherine McKittrick asks, "What if citations are suggestions for living differently?" (McKittrick 19). McKittrick's work, drawing on Sylvia Wynter, demonstrates the social investment of disciplinary citational networks in colonialist-imperialist, capitalist, heteropatriarchalizing, and racist logics. If we are to dismantle these logics and their effects in Medieval Studies, we must first renegotiate our citational networks.
China-US Journal of Humanities
Call for Papers
In the past few years, we have seen a revision of historicism with events that include racial and social reckoning, the removal of perceived racially oppressive brands, body size inclusivity, unprecedented global pandemic loss of life, multiple global shutdowns, falsely contested elections, large scale falsehoods orchestrated through social media, and a general individualization of experience. New ways of living have emerged that include the wearing of face coverings, shopping online, curb and home delivery, new styles of clothing that are worn, more engagement with computers and social media, concerns of global warming, the race into outer-space, global vaccination, and governmental control.
Humanities Open Acess
Volume 10, Issue 3 (September 2021)
Humanities is an international, scholarly, peer-reviewed, open access journal for scholarly papers published quarterly online.
Theology and Vampires
I am a member of the organising committee for an upcoming free-to-attend interdisciplinary postgraduate conference entitled The Hidden in Performance, Visual, and Literary Culture (AKA: Hidden2021). The conference will take place on the 9th, 10th, and 11th of September 2021.
Registration is now open and will remain open throughout the conference.
Call for Papers
2022 International Congress of Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo)
May 9-14, 2022 – *online*
Panel Title: Boccaccio and Petrarch in the Wake of Plague
Contact: Alani Hicks-Bartlett, email@example.com
Principal Sponsoring Organization: Italians and Italianists at Kalamazoo
CONTEMPORARY CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES
CALL FOR PAPERS
Research articles are invited to the anthology of essays titled Contemporary Critical Perspectives on Rabindranath Tagore. Artilces should focus on his creative life and works. The prospective authors shall focus on any of the following works, themes or on Tagore’s life as a pioneering artist, educator and social reformer:
1. Rabindranath Tagore: Religion and Philosophy
2. Tagore’s Poetry: Vision and Diction
3. Rabindranath Tagore’s Short stories
The Victorians Institute Journal is pleased to announce its new partnership with Penn State University Press. We welcome submissions that contribute to any aspect of Victorian and Edwardian literary and cultural studies.
To submit a manuscript, please visit http://www.editorialmanager.com/vij
For all other queries, please contact the editors at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mari Sandoz Heritage Society encourages research on Mari Sandoz and her work by offering an annual research award of $1,000 for proposals that emphasize new insights on Sandoz or new approaches to her life and work. Topics to consider include: feminism; American Indian topics; environmental issues; activism. The award recipient will present the research at the Mari Sandoz Symposium at Chadron State College in Chadron, Nebraska, held annually during the fall. One award of $1,000 will be disbursed in two payments: An initial payment of $500 will be presented with award notification to the recipient and an announcement. The balance of $500 will be paid the following year when the research is completed and presented at the symposium.
Popular Culture Association Call for Papers: American Literature
The American Literature Area of the Popular Culture Association/American Literature Association invites submissions for our National Conference in Seattle.
The journal of arts and social sciences has open call for papers. Publication of the August Issue of Volume 4 of the journal is ongoing.
Important information about the journal can be found in its homepage. Though relatively new, the journal has been publishing scopus 5 articles minimum per year requirement and above since its launch in 2018. Most of the authors are eminent scholars in the disciplines of arts and social science.
Travel, Transnationalism, and Self-Writing
"It may be that writers in my position, exiles, or emigrants or expatriates, are haunted by some sense of loss, some urge to reclaim, to look back, even at the risk of being mutilated into pillars of salt. But if we do look back, we must do in the knowledge - which gives rise to profound uncertainties- that our physical alienation from India almost inevitably means that we will not be capable of reclaiming precisely the thing that was lost, that we will, in short, create fictions, not actual cities or villages, but invisible ones, imaginary homelands, Indias of the mind."
― Salman Rushdie