Literature, art, and scholarship can challenge social structures that underpin injustice and create spaces where love and care can flourish. Yet they can also spectacularize, universalize, or appropriate lived experiences.
Revista Lusófona de Educação announces a call for papers for the thematic dossier Institutional Discourses of Authority on the School and the Education Systems: Circulation and (re)Production of Meanings in Education Research.
Guest Editors: Luís Manuel Bernardo (CHAM, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal), Daniel Bart (Théodile-CIREL, Université de Lille, France) and Teresa Teixeira Lopo (CeiED-OP.Edu, Universidade Lusófona, Portugal)
We welcome contributions to this dossier that problematize the following aspects (the list is not exhaustive):
What is the state of diversity, decolonization, and the curriculum in the various Modern Languages and Literatures? How can we organize for collective action and change across the different contexts and language systems? How do we connect with critical race, gender, sexuality, migration, Indigenous, and disability studies, and how does this shape our curriculum design, pedagogy, and praxis so they are relevant to and transformational for our students?
NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK
March 23-26, 2023
Location: Niagara Falls Convention Center
Hotel: Sheraton Niagara Falls
The study of violence works on constituting different angles through which violent actions take place, while also focusing on the difference in the morality of actions that are thus committed. Since everybody accepts facts in an interpretational setup, the realities of ground zero are ignored. The act of attaining knowledge, as Michel Foucault says, requires digging. Rather than interpretation there needs to be an understanding of the difference between the representative point of view and representation.
From Sabrina to Supreme, there are plentiful modern representations of the witch in popular culture, each exuding singular or group-sourced power borne from traditions of centuries-past, as manifested in literature, television, film, or local lore. But what about the lesser-known witches, those who practice and represent branches of witchcraft rarely examined within the subcultural analysis or fandom?
This panel examines portrayals of lesser-known witches and how their quiet unconventionality, even within the broader occult subculture, might inform scholarship, practice, and preservation. What can we learn by examining lesser-known witches or unconventional representations of the witch?
Resilience and Resistance: Embracing Disability Narratives in Nineteenth-Century Fiction proposes a space for scholars to present research on disability studies and narrative agency in British fiction from the period. Disability studies is concerned with altering the contemporary political landscape to procure protections for disabled individuals and communities, question structures which uphold barriers to equal access, and challenge ideologies of ability that affirm ableist notions of social participation. Disability studies also challenges individuals and scholars to analyze the historical, literary, medical, and social understandings of disability to dismantle ableist structures.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Body and Sexuality: Beyond Cultural Binaries
Appropriations, Inspirations and Mutual Transfers
5, 6 and 7th of October 2022
International Online Symposium
Réjane Dreifuss (Zürcher Hochschule der Künste,
ZHDK, Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland)
Simon Hagemann (Center for Research on Mediation [Crem], Université de Lorraine, France)
Izabella Pluta (Centre d’études théâtrales, CET, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland)
Phot. Blast Theory, « Can you see me now?. Photo by Blast Theory©
Roundtable on “Cross-pollination and Collective Action: Diversity and Decolonization across MLL”
Northeast Modern Languages Association (NeMLA) annual convention
Niagara Falls, NY
March 23 - 26, 2023
Submission Deadline: September 30, 2022
We invite proposals for a panel entitled, "Migration and Resilience: Between Hospitality and Hostility" for the 2023 NeMLA conference, which will be held in Niagara Falls, New York from March 23-26, 2023. Call for PapersMigration and Resilience: Between Hospitality and Hostility
Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies invites submissions for a special issue of the journal on Myths, Archetypes and the Literary Arts.
Studies in the Novel seeks submissions for a special issue guest-edited by Angela Du (University of Toronto) and Tara MacDonald (University of Idaho) to be published winter 2023.
Keywords: gender and sexuality, feminist/queer/trans approaches, the novel, time and temporality, narrative theory
The creative work of historical fiction brings a prior time and place, one known but unfamiliar, into the present. Jerome de Groot considers one purpose of historical fiction is to “challenge the orthodoxy and potential for dissent [which will] challenge mainstream and repressive narratives.” Its characters and settings represent the cultural issues and struggles of their own time while also asking readers to recognize that many of the same situations still exist and need attention. The social and racial marginalization of women in the United States has been gaining that attention in popular culture outlets, including a recent Saturday Night Live cold open.
February 20-21 (Virtual) – 23-25 2023
Featuring Keynotes by Merve Emre & Frenando Operé
MORE KEYNOTES TO COME!
Societies in Residence at the LCLC include E. E. Cummings Society, Durrell Society, T. S. Eliot Society, Iris Murdoch Society, International Harold Pinter Society & International Virginia Woolf Society
Haunted houses are horrific locations, but they are funny places too. Buster Keaton found his way into a haunted house (The Haunted House (1921)); so did Harold Lloyd (Haunted Spooks (1920)). Bob Hope stumbled into several, as did comedy troupes like Our Gang and the Bowery Boys. Haunted houses turn up again and again in classic animation, as in Lonesome Ghosts (1937). More recently, filmmakers like the Wayans brothers and Tyler Perry have contributed to the haunted house comedy. Our collection hopes to excavate and understand this neglected strand, exploring some of the foundational connections between horror and comedy around the theme of haunted house.
In the documentary This Changes Everything, Naomi Klein describes the limits of depicting climate change as the inevitable result of human nature driven by greed and competition. As Klein argues, this story of climate change diminishes social agency, promotes powerlessness, and displaces solutions beyond the repetition of the status quo. Several years later, capitalist realism and apocalypse remain primary modes through which climate futures are envisioned in news media, film, television, and literature.
This one-day conference, organised by the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS), invites you to share your research ideas and results in practices of comparative medievalism in arts and culture. We therefore invite contributions of papers that analyse cultural representations of the Middle Ages from the Early Modern period until the present.
This conference is organised to provide an environment for students, researchers, and enthusiasts to discuss ideas and foster contributions in the area of comparative medievalism. The event will take place at Leiden University, the Netherlands. Leiden is a beautiful city with a fascinating medieval heritage of its own.
Resilience is the ability of the human mind and/or body to respond to adverse circumstances, tragedy, trauma, or any other intimidation to emotional and/or physical integrity and its impacts. It is an individual’s retort to any encroachment on one’s self, and establish self- legitimacy in a hostile environment. But is this power of resilience displayed with homogeneity or heterogeneity among and/or across culturally diverse and rich groups? As a context and culture-specific response, resilience is demonstrated in negotiation with factors, such as spatial, sociocultural, and political. Hence, its study is problematized when it is read as a homogeneous response to adversity by individuals from varied backgrounds.
Centre for Memory Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Madras
International Conference in Memory Studies
Memory in a Digital Age
23-25 August 2022
Considering recent literary and critical trends in Canada, this panel aims to provide a space for scholarship on the evolving role of feminist and queer writing in relation to contemporary political and social issues. In a Canadian context where decades of political gains by queer and feminist activists have been accompanied by constant backlash from various conservative political groups, it seems increasingly pressing to emphasize intersections between queer and feminist modes of thinking about identity, sex, sexuality, and binary understandings of gender.
Please consider submitting to our panel, 'Contemporary Environmental Writing and Literary Traditions', taking place at NeMLA's 54th Annual Convention, Niagara Falls, New York, 23-26 March 2023.
Poetry & Poetry Studies at MAPACA 2022
November 10-12, 2022
The new Poetry and Poetry Studies area at the Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association (MAPACA) seeks creative and critical proposals for this year’s annual conference.
Professor Catherine Spooner (Lancaster University)
Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes (Manchester Metropolitan University)
and featuring a Q&A and dramatic reading by Dacre Stoker
How can vampires help us heal?
In the 125th anniversary year of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, this interdisciplinary project examines the continuing history of the vampire from the 19th century to the present and explores how the vampire can function as a cultural figure of recovery, community, and regeneration.
Special Issue of Texas Studies in Literature and Language (TSLL): Kazuo Ishiguro
Deadline for submissions: August 1, 2022
Full name / name of organization: Texas Studies in Literature and Language
Prospective publication: September 2023
Contact email: TSLL@austin.utexas.edu
TSLL Website: https://utpress.utexas.edu/journals/texas-studies-in-literature-and-lang...
UPDATE 16 May: The project is secured. We are hoping to improve the table of contents by adding one final contribution dedicated to culture-bound syndromes from the Arab world, the Middle East, Africa or indigenous communities.
We welcome chapter proposals on ANY cultural syndromes and their representations in popular culture BUT ONLY for these regions. For example:
- the evil eye (Al-Ayn, in Arabic), Djinnati
- Zar possession, brain fag, boufée delirante
- mental illnesses that are often attributed to evil spirits, also known as “jinns” etc.
We welcome submissions for a scholarly conference to be hosted online 29-30 July 2022 by the Troy University Department of English.
Papers may address any aspect of teaching composition to ESL/EFL students, including—but not limited to—the following:
- Theory and practical applications
- New strategies
- Development of paragraphs and essays
- Models and modeling
- Writing as a process
- Teaching grammar within the process
- Language development within the process
- Digital and multimodal writing
Osmosis: Interdisciplinary Approaches in Human Sciences
Dates: 16 & 17 November 2022
i. International presenter (academics): USD 25 per day for each person
ii. International presenter (graduate-level students only): USD 15 per day for each person
iii. Local presenter (academics): BDT 1500 per day for each person
iv. Local presenter (graduate-level students only): BDT 1000 per day for each person
IASA World Congress 2022
International American Studies Association
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
IASA 10th World Congress
22nd to 24th November, 2022
Call for Papers
Matters of Life: Human Scapes and Scopes
"Whatever is my right as a man is also the right of another; and it becomes my duty to guarantee as well as to possess."
-Thomas Paine, Rights of Man