Historian Marni Davis has suggested that “a people’s relation to alcohol... represents something deep about their relation to other people, and to the culture in which they live” (Davis 2012: 3). Like eating, drinking is a learned, constructed, cultivated and embodied cultural practice,and like food operates as a “highly condensed social fact” within a complex web of social relations (Dietler 2006: 396). It is no surprise that the production and use of alcohol have played an integral role in both formal and informal institutions throughout history.
PAMLA Nov 11-14, 2021
Virtual (online) panel:
French and Francophone Film and Media in the Classroom
This virtual (online) panel is open to contributions from a broad range of disciplines, including but not limited to French, Modern Languages, Film Studies, History, Humanities, Communication, etc. Papers may focus on teaching strategies, pedagogical innovations, practical tools and resources for teaching film, or discuss curricular challenges and solutions, exploring the place and uses of French and Francophone film and media in the changing Liberal Arts Curriculum. Papers in French or English are welcome.
PAMLA Nov 11-14, 2021
Virtual (online) panel:
City Spaces and Beyond in French and Francophone Cinema
This virtual (online) panel welcomes papers exploring the presence and role of cities in French and Francophone cinema.
Questions we may ask are:
Call for Papers— “The Sacred and the Secular: Crossovers between Religious Piety and Courtly Love.”
Special Session at the 57th International Congress on Medieval Studies
(Online: May 9 to 14, 2022)
This session welcomes 15-20 minute papers on any thematic crossover between courtly love or fin amor, a knightly submission to a lady of desire, and affective piety, the envisioned marriage of oneself to Christ.
You are invited to submit a paper to the "Jewish Literature and Culture" Session at the Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) to be held 11-14 November 2021 in Las Vegas. Jewish Literature and Culture: The Call of Memory Contemporary Jewish writers and thinkers have frequently reacted to the emergence of the Holocaust as a cultural and human rights paradigm by refracting memory toward forgotten genocides, repressed histories, and overlooked parallels with colonial and imperialist projects. The formation of comparative, multidirectional, and “concentrationary” memory studies owes much to writers like Edgar Hildenrath, Imre Kertész, Ruth Klüger, Jorge Semprún, or Patrick Modiano.
Sometimes what we love is unpopular. In the broadest sense, medieval studies face a cultural reckoning that sees us as irrelevant and unprofitable in contemporary higher education. Yet, these generalizations ignore the rich worlds that exist in the literature, art, history, etc., that we love so much. And so, how do we keep the medieval relevant to the 21st-Century student in order to revive our disciplines in ways that are both academically rigorous and imaginatively compelling? This roundtable seeks presenters who have developed innovative and engaging courses, assignments, and classroom activities to share with other scholars to implement in their own courses.
Some topics might include:
This panel for SCMS 2022 (March 31-April 3) seeks scholars drawing together work in media studies, queer/gender theory, and youth culture to explore representation “beyond the binary” of male/female and heterosexual/homosexual. We are particularly interested in trans/non-binary youth representation and authorship, but also those with queer, genderqueer, pansexual, intersex, and asexual identities.
The Third International Symposium on Interart/Intermedial Studies
Interart/Intermedial Studies in Hard Times
Hangzhou, China 12-14 November 2021
Intertexts: A Journal of Comparative and Theoretical Reflection
Special Issue: Comparative Critical Approaches to the Anthropocene
Guest Editors: Adeline Johns-Putra (Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University) and Xianmin Shen (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)
Intertexts invites papers for a special issue on Comparative Critical Approaches to the Anthropocene.
Steve Choe (Associate Professor of Critical Studies, School of Cinema at San Francisco State University) is seeking expressions of interest to contribute essays for a Handbook on the topic of violence in film and media. The volume will be published by Palgrave Macmillian.
The Handbook will consist of 20 to 25 chapters of between 6000 and 8000 words each. All contributions must be in the English language. The Handbook aims to function as a reference work for scholars and students in film and media studies. Contributions should present original research and thinking that result in broad claims about violence in film and media.
RSA Annual Meeting, March 30 – 2 April 2022
Sponsored session (English Literature discipline)
Recent work on Shakespeare has shown the myriad ways in which the plays can be used productively to think through contemporary cultural and political issues. Books like Shakespeare and Latinidad (Trevor Boffone and Carla Della Gatta, eds.), Shakespeare and the Shades of Racism (Ruben Espinosa), Shakespeare and the 99% (Sharon O’Dair and Timothy Francisco, eds.), and Teaching Social Justice Through Shakespeare (Hilary Eklund and Wendy Beth Hyman, eds.) have demonstrated the relevance of Shakespeare to modern discourses of race, ethnicity, sexuality, colonialism, bilingualism, economic justice, social justice, education, and politics.
The Lincoln Humanities Journal (ISSN 2474-7726) is extending the deadline for submissions to August 31, 2021, for its 9th special issue, to be published in December 2021, on the topic of Happiness: Practice, Process, and Product. Articles should be sent to the editor at email@example.com
The 11th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Music, Sound, Art and Design (EvoMUSART) will take place on 20-22 April 2022, as part of the evo* event.
EvoMUSART webpage: www.evostar.org/2022/evomusart/
Submission deadline: 1 November 2021
Conference: 20-22 April 2022
CALL FOR PAPERS
RECONSIDERING CONSENT AND COERCION:
GENDER, SEX AND POWER IN
GLOBAL MEDIEVAL LITERATURE
We are currently soliciting submissions for the Comedy Studies Area of the NEPCA Conference, which will take place virtually from Thursday, October 21-Saturday, October 23.
This area seeks papers considering humor in popular culture, past and present. Recent papers have considered Canada’s CODCO and Kids in the Hall, social messages in Richard Pryor’s stand-up comedy, and political incorrectness in Seth MacFarlane’s adult television cartoons. A more general list offers additional topics:
The audiovisual thinking process in contemporary essay films
Guest Editor: Lourdes Monterrubio Ibáñez
The Text, an International Peer Reviewed Online Journal of Language,
Literature and Critical Theory (ISSN: 2581-9526) invites original,
unpublished research papers for January 2022 issue.
ERIH PLUS (European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences)
IAMCR (International Association for Media and Communication Research)
Citefactor (Directory Indexing of International Research Journals)
DRJI (The Directory of Research Journal Indexing)
The workshop is designed for students, young scholars and independent researchers in humanities and social sciences who would like to improve their academic writing skills in order to succeed in studies and in career.
It is organised to provide maximum hands-on practice for participants. Each session will include explanations, examples, exercises, and texts to help the participants develop techniques for working productively at different stages of the scholarly writing process.
Topics will include:
SCMS 2022 Roundtable CFP: New Directions in Asian/American Media Studies
The Asian Pacific American Caucus (APAC) of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies invites proposals for ten-minute roundtable presentations that illustrate the new and urgent work being done in Asian/American media studies. While open to everyone, this roundtable will prioritize graduate students, non-tenure track faculty, and pre-tenure scholars.
The CALL FOR PAPERS for the 32nd issue of SEDERI (2022) is out! The deadline for submissions is October 31st 2021.
CFP NeMLA 2022 Baltimore March 10-13, 2022 Uses and Misuses of Care in a Critical Posthumanist Framework
University of Granada, Spain, 9-10 June 2022
CALL FOR PAPERS
Life Narratives: Prismatic World of the Author and Beyond
While the year 2020 is known around the world as a time when everything changed, the year marked an especially different turn for the Asian American community. Many have interpreted the recent waves of shocking racist attacks and anti-Asian sentiments targeting the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities as a direct link to the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. However, in reality, it is critical to understand that the voice of anti-Asian violence and hate is far from being a new concept in America.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN MEDIA STUDIES JOURNAL
SPECIAL ISSUE 4.2:
DIGITAL MEDIA CULTURE IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN SOCIETIES
SOUTHEAST ASIAN MEDIA STUDIES JOURNAL
SPECIAL ISSUE 4.1:
SOUTHEAST ASIAN MEDIA STUDIES: HISTORIES, STATES, THEORIES, AND FUTURES
Venti Journal | venti-journal.com
Venti is an interdisciplinary online journal focused on the topic of air. We are currently seeking submissions for our fifth issue entitled "Senses."
For decades, eighteenth-century periodicals have been readily available in countless digital databases--Google Books, the Burney Newspapers Collection, Adam Matthews Eighteenth-Century Journals, Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Collections Online, --simultaneously, feminist literary scholars have been recovering previously ignored eighteenth-century women writers. While scholarly journals and as a result, classrooms, have included more women writers into the literary canon, the critical bias of novels and poetry over periodicals, fiction over nonfiction, remains.
Established in 1989, the Center for Mark Twain Studies “International
Conference on the State of Mark Twain Studies” is the oldest and largest
gathering devoted to all things Twain. During times so turbulent and
uncertain as to require that that the quadrennial conference on the State
of Mark Twain Studies be postponed by a year, the theme of change and
growth “speaks to our condition,” as the Quakers say.