I know many of us hope that we create welcoming, hospitable environments for our students. That we, in some small way, encourage a space for community building and critical citizenship. Yet, we begin our semesters with the “reading” of an often woefully inhospitable and prescriptive document written in vaguely performative “legalese”—THE SYLLABUS. The syllabus is more than a mere delineation of our classes’ rules, regulations, policies, and procedures—though, these elements of the syllabus are important, to be sure. The syllabus is our students’ first experience of us as educators. This document represents us as educators nearly as much as the texts we chose to assign, the assessment portfolios we design, and the selves we share with our students.
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Popular Culture Review Special Issue - Popular Culture and COVID
The global pandemic and long periods of self-quarantine shifted everything from work habits, to school, to media consumption, and more.
For example, the game Animal Crossing: New Horizons brought families together and even provided a supportive space for on-line memorial services.
Metre and Rhythm in Medieval and Early Modern English Poetry
Padova, 19-20 May 2022
We are pleased to welcome you to the Honolulu Education Conference (HEC) held January 4-6 2022 at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. HEC2022 will offer a great place to meet with fellow educators, and explore current research, trends, and insights, all while expanding your professional networks in a relaxed and engaging environment. We expect the conference to attract teachers, academics and independent scholars from many different countries around the world.
Early Bird Abstract Submission Deadline: September 20, 2021
Final Abstract Submission Deadline: October 20, 2021
HEC2022 welcomes proposals in the following streams:
Call for Guest Issues
Culture, Theory and Critique invites proposals for guest edited issues.
As we have seen with the COVID-19 pandemic, the human response to trauma and tragedy takes a variety of forms: searching for and creating community, memorializing, lashing out, satirizing, and private mourning among them. In the aftermath of trauma and tragedy—be it a natural disaster, pandemic, revolt, or outbreak of violence--the acts of healing and rebuilding can take substantial time and require focused energy. Those living in the medieval past were, of course, no strangers to pandemics, natural disasters, and political and religious upheavals. How did they (and we) attempt to heal and rebuild after such events?
The Immersive Potential of Literature and Hybrid Media in the 20th and 21st Centuries
Women in French Postgraduate/ECR International Symposium
Symposium: Wednesday, January 12 to Friday, January 14, 2022
Keynote Speaker: Professor Diana Holmes (Leeds).
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SPECIAL ISSUE: SARE, Vol. 59, No. 1, July 2022
“EcoGothic Asia: Nature, Asia, and the Gothic Imagination”
Guest Editor: Associate Professor Li-hsin Hsu
This panel seeks to explore the interrelations between spirituality, global (anti)imperial politics, and literary form and practice in the twentieth century. There has been a commonly held scholarly contention that modern literature emerged out of a crisis of faith, if not an absolute death of God. Was such a crisis of faith related to global politics in the fin de siècle and later? If yes, how? How is secularist thought related to notions and imaginaries of the globe and of the world? Where did the other-worldly and the inner-worldly meet? How are the transcendental other and the imperial other interrelated in twentieth-century world literatures?
CALL FOR PAPERS: Essays on Police and Policing in 21st Century Film and Television
The Black Lives Matter movement, the trial and conviction of Derek Chauvin, calls to defund the police, the prominence in the media of killer police such as Joseph James DeAngelo are recent manifestations of intense and even unprecedented levels of media attention on policing at interlocking points of race, inequality, social justice and political agendas. Equally, exciting cross-disciplinary engagement between fields of justice studies, criminology, cultural studies and popular culture are increasingly opening up.
Dancing, perhaps most famously of the Tik Tok variety, has helped many cope and adapt to the past year’s pandemic, making people feel connected in an almost choreographed way. Not only infiltrating certain web sites, site-specific dance—choreographed work inspired by a specific space or place—is becoming increasingly relevant, especially in environmental terms. Recent projects such as Karole Armitage’s “On the Nature of Things” or Jody Sperling’s “Polar Rhythms” have taken nature, and more specifically climate change and other environmental issues, as their source of inspiration. A transformative art, dance offers the possibility of intimate connection and even continuous metamorphosis.
Les lieux que l'histoire a broyés: Lire la France hexagonale et d'Outre-Mer à travers la BD Appels à Contributions
The Pandemic Perspectives Team are seeking presenters for our upcoming seminar series, commencing in Autumn 2021. We invite declarations of interest from any individual or group whose work in the arts, humanities, or social sciences intersects with the COVID-19 pandemic, its ramification, challenges, and the larger contexts of its impact.
Resources for American Literary Study, a journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship in American literature, invites submissions for our upcoming 2022 issues. Covering all periods of American literature, RALS welcomes both traditional and digital approaches to archival and bibliographical analysis.
Founded in 1971, RALS remains the only major scholarly periodical of its kind. Each issue includes, in addition to archival and bibliographical research, related book reviews and a unique “Prospects” essay that identifies new directions in the study of major authors. Our editorial board consists of leading scholars from an array of fields and subfields in American literary study.
We are seeking scholars of literature and drugs to contribute to a handbook on the topic. The book will provide “a comprehensive, must-have survey of a core sub-discipline,” and will be a resource for students and scholars who are seeking to work in this field. According to the proposed publisher, “The main goal of each handbook is to survey a topic or area of the field, explaining why the issue or area is important, and critically discussing the leading views in the area.”
The Wenshan Review CFP link: https://www.wreview.org/index.php/news/419-cfp-asian-gothic-abstract-due...
CFP: Asian Gothic (Abstract due by 15 October 2021)
Co-Editors: Dr Katarzyna Ancuta (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand) and Dr Li-hsin Hsu (National Chengchi University, Taiwan)
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2021 Conference of the SUNY Council on Writing
Date: October 22-23, 2021
Theme: Scarcity and Abundance: Cultivating Community and Expertise in Uncertain Times
Among the thousands of novelas cortas published in Spain between 1907 and 1939, more than 300 were written by women. The present panel seeks to explore the ways in which women used early-20th-century Spanish kiosk literature as a medium through which they represented and engaged with the most pressing social, political, and cultural questions surrounding women’s roles in an increasingly modernized society.
A significant body of research on literary and cultural cannibalism has shown that the notion of “cannibalism” results from a displacement of meaning that the Arawak word cariba or caniba underwent when Christopher Columbus first encountered them. According to the Arawak, they used either of these words to designate neighbors who ate the flesh of their enemies. The notion of cannibalism is still used today to designate the “man-eating savage”. Indeed, in literary studies, scholars such as Peter Hulme have shown that the notion of cannibal or cannibalism differs from the older synonym “anthropophagus” or “anthropophagy” insofar as it recalls above all “the image of a ferocious consumption of human flesh” by another human being.
CFP // Emerging and Dismantling: Feminist Killjoys Confront SSSL’s Past and PresentThe Society for the Study of Southern Literature Biennial Conference February 17-20, 2022 | Atlanta, GAhttp://southernlit.org/conference/ This lightning roundtable extends the conversation established in SSSL’s 2018 Closing Plenary wherein the organization’s community began an open-forum dialogue about its history and ongoing manifestations of sexism, racism, and elitism—among many other oppressive structures that have been integral to the organization and discipline.
Following the success of the second edition of the Global Conference on Women’s Studies, we are excited to announce the 3rd edition of this premier academic event. Attended by scholars, researchers, and scientists from around the world, WOMENSCONF is more than an academic event. It’s a community and a knowledge platform. The connections that you make at the event and the memories from learning and networking sessions will last you long after the event is over.
Special Issue: World and Nation: Tropes of Representation in Contemporary Scottish Writing, December 2021
Extended deadline: 1 September 2021
Guest Editor: Petronia Popa-Petrar (Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania), firstname.lastname@example.org
This edited collection aims to theorize and contextualize transnational manifestations of the “millennial novel,” a term that has been used often derogatively to describe contemporary fiction from a generation of writers living through unprecedented historical upheavals. The book will not debate the use of the term, but rather provide an initial theorization of its forms and primary concerns. Characterised, we might say, by rootlessness, anxiety, ennui, and a general detachment from the governing socioeconomic structures of neoliberal modern life, the millennial novel is a genre at once over-debated and under-examined.
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Stefanie Diekmann (Universität Hildesheim)
Steven Hoelscher (UT Austin)
Kerstin Schmidt (KU Eichstätt)
“Embodied Acts and American Photographs” (June 30 – July 2, 2022)
International Conference (Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany)
The Journal of Gender, Ethnic, and Cross-Cultural Studies is an interdisciplinary journal with the primary goal to facilitate the examination of the intersection among gender, cultural, and ethnic studies. Published biannually, this journal seeks to invigorate discussions of the global mobilization of people, ideas, and capital, and the ways in which this circulation has influenced conceptions of gender, ethnicity/race, migration, and culture. In the very same way, the journal examines the gendered nature of cultures and cultural encounters across borders. It is committed to facilitating intersectional, interdisciplinary dialogue which results from the crossing of disciplinary boundaries.
The 2022 Annual Telos-Paul Piccone Institute Conference
April 1-3, 2022
New York, NY
Update: Because of public health and travel concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this conference has been rescheduled from its original date of September 18–19, 2021, to the new date of April 1–3, 2022.
Civilizational States and Liberal Empire—Bound to Collide?
Keynote Speaker: Christopher Coker, London School of Economics
The Journal of the Wooden O is a peer-reviewed academic publication focusing on Shakespeare studies. It is published annually by Southern Utah University Press in cooperation with the Gerald R. Sherratt Library and the Utah Shakespeare Festival.
The editors invite papers on any topic related to Shakespeare, including Shakespearean texts, Shakespeare in performance, the adaptation of Shakespeare works (film, fiction, and visual and performing arts), Elizabethan and Jacobean culture and history, and Shakespeare’s contemporaries.
An International Conference on “Children and Childhood: Imaginaries in Indian and Other Asian Literatures and Film”
Dates: 11-12 November 2021
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