The body on the screen and the body of the screen have always formed a compelling and productive pairing. From apparatus theory to production and exhibition histories, these two conceptualizations of cinematic bodies remain valuable avenues for reflecting on the use of images, their visibility, materiality, and presentation. As cinema continues to fracture and expand across our cell phones and living spaces, the screen is increasingly tangible, mobile, and ubiquitous. Like the mobile toys and popular illusions preceding modern cinema, these forms of new media present particular bodies on particular screens.
Unreliable narrators are storytellers that the reader (or viewer) cannot trust. They most often occur in narratives that are written from a first-person point of view. Unreliable narrators deceive purposefully in some cases and unintentionally in others. As a result, the reader/viewer is left with the sense that something is “off.”
NEW DEADLINE This CFP was first sent last year but the book was delayed and is now under contract for 2021 publication.
This is a call for essays and interviews for a book titled “Alternative Careers for the Performing Arts,” a new book in Routledge's "PERFORM: Succeeding as a Creative Professional" series, which will explore possibilities for making use of a theatre education.
Vernon Press invites book chapter proposals for a forthcoming scholarly volume on representations of disability in science fiction, a peer-reviewed collection of essays that will examine how disability identity and experience have been shaped through the science fiction genre.
Come Rain or Rhyme: Weather in Medieval Literature
International Medieval Congress 2021
(July 5-8, 2021)
University of Leeds
The Digital Humanities Initiative (DHI) at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites proposals from professional-level and graduate student digital humanists for the Fall 2020 Virtual Workshop:. This workshop will be presented using a hybrid model and will include asynchronous video tutorials and a synchronous presentation and discussion. We invite proposals from various disciplines including but not limited to history, music, anthropology, literature, communication, earth and environmental studies, etc.
Rethinking Authority in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages
International Medieval Congress, Leeds, 5-8 July 2021
Playing with What Is There: Perspectives on the Practice, Habit, or Need of Converting Reality into
Theatre, Fiction, or Illusion
My proposal here grows out of four earlier efforts to bring essayists together on a single issue: The Audience as Player: Interactive Theatre Over the Years, a double issue of Comparative
For a collection under contract with Lexington Books, we seek submissions that address both historical and theoretical perspectives of “Hallyu” that specifically intersect with issues regarding gender, sexuality, and stereotype. We anticipate that the edited volume will be cross-disciplinary and bring insights from international scholars. We welcome papers that address new research and cultural products that are relevant and current. Space for visuals is limited so non-textual elements should be included sparingly. Abstracts are due August 31, 2020 and acceptances will go out September 15.
Completed essays are due in Microsoft Word by December 1, 2020 and should be around 10,000 words in English.
Jason Moore in his introduction to Anthropocene or Capitalocene? (2016) remarks, “Capitalocene signifies capitalism as a way of organizing nature’s a multispecies, situated, capitalist world-ecology.” Capitalocene, therefore, stands for a motion, a reproducing technology, that manifests and re-manifests human life and relationalities between human and nature under the logic of aggressive material dispossessions and accumulations. The examinations and resistance against the functioning of capitalocene are especially crucial in facing the public health crisis one would remember as the COVID-19 and the racial conflicts intertwine with its narrative with the perception of the pandemic.
General Call for Papers
Popular Culture Review seeks to publish compelling, wellargued, and well-researched articles on a variety of topics
related to popular culture. While film, television, literature, and video games are common popular culture subjects, we
wish to broaden the journal’s exploration of popular culture as well. Examples might include regional popular cultures,
popular culture and food, popular culture in previous decades or eras, popular culture and social media, popular
culture and music, and the like.
Submissions undergo a rigorous peer review process.
Please consider submitting a manuscript for our special issue, Opening the Ecological Text, in the peer-reviewed, open-access journal, Humanities. Here is the call for papers and the link where you can submit:
We are pleased to announce a two-day international conference “At the Crossroads: Narratives of the Excluded.” In light of the COVID-19 crisis, the Conference will take place online. It will explore various methods of countering and transforming dominant discourses on a range of social issues and reflect on alternative ways of seeing and understanding things as well as presenting counter-hegemonic views of the world in various media.
We now invite proposals for 15-minute papers or three-paper panels (please title your email PAPER PROPOSAL or PANEL PROPOSAL). Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
Call for Papers for Special Issue
Animal Futurity: A Speculative Exploration of the Future of Human-Animal Relations
Abstracts Due September 7th, 2020
JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND AESTHETICS
(Vol. 43, No. 4, Fall 2020)
Untranslatability: Theory, Practice and Politics
Appel à contributions · Numéro spécial de la revue Francosphères (décembre 2021)
Teaching Food in LiteratureOverview
Theorist Cathy Caruth popularized literary trauma theory in the mid-1990s, arguing that in the event of psychic trauma, “while the images of traumatic reenactment remain absolutely accurate and precise, they are largely inaccessible to conscious recall and control” (Caruth 151). Objections to Caruthian trauma theory often take one of two forms; scholars either object to the underlying theory of psychic trauma, or they object because of the limitations of psychic trauma.
In the aftermath of the man-made catastrophes, such as genocides, the artistic production does not only seek to grasp the reality behind the atrocities, but also to convey that reality as it is experienced. Language functions as medium for deconstructing this brutal reality that exceeds meaning. Thus, language could be situated among the most crucial components of the communication process since it functions both as catalyzer and obstacle for the embodiment of the historical reality. This panel explores the diverse discourses in which genocides are understood and represented in contemporary artistic production. What are the linguistic, moral, political, and sociological functions of language during and/or in the aftermath of the genocides?
Siblings on Stage, Page and Screen
Date: Saturday 16th January 2021
Though ubiquitous across stage, page and screen, images of siblings remain an under-researched and under-discussed phenomenon. The relationships, rivalries, conflicts and collaborations between brothers and sisters are frequently overlooked, and yet offer the possibility for fascinating discussion and insight into a wide range of cultural texts.
While the theme for this year’s NEMLA conference proposes the dyad of “tradition and innovation,” some recent work in the Digital Humanities has skirted these two poles. An influential forum on “Ethics, Theories, and Practices of Care” in the 2019 edition of Debates in the Digital Humanities explores the status of care relations, maintenance and repair, the embrace of lowered-innovation levels, and the turn away from compulsive productivity in the sphere of Digital Humanities scholarship and pedagogy. These concerns follow a similar wave of interest in care and care relations in literary studies.
CFP (56TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MEDIEVAL STUDIES, KALAMAZOO, MAY 2021)
MEDIEVAL MAGIC IN THEORY: PROLOGUES TO LEARNED TEXTS OF MAGIC AND ASTROLOGY
Sponsor: The Research Group on Manuscript Evidence
Co-sponsor: The Societas Magica
Call for Papers
American Journal of Play Special Issue
Blackness @ Play: Communities, Culture, Creativity
Guest Editor: TreaAndrea M. Russworm, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
300-word abstract: September 15, 2020
Full papers, if accepted: December 31, 2020
Articles 6,500 to 8,000 words; other works vary in length
Queries and submission: email@example.com
Global Fusion 2020 (Virtual) Conference
Organized by Southern Illinois Universities Carbondale (SIUC) & Edwardsville (SIUE)
October 9-11, 2020
The Medical Heritage Library, Inc. is hosting an online conference to celebrate a decade of digitizing primary resources in the history of medicine on Friday November 13, 2020.
Our scientific journal Eikón / Imago, edited by the CAPIRE research team at the Complutense University of Madrid, is already working on the next issue. It is an annual academic publication whose research interest focuses on iconography and visual culture, from a thematic scope that encompasses the forms and meanings of the images of any era, culture or country, as well as any thematic, typological or disciplinary variant: religious, mythological, political, musical, fantastic, animalistic and other.Each issue of Eikón / Imago Magazine consists of three sections:- Miscellany: related to any aspect of the general thematic coverage of the Journal (free peer review articles).- Monographic: the topic changes every year.
Extended Deadline- Call for Book Chapters for the Edited Collection: Marginalized Women and Work in 20th- and 21st-Century British and American Literature and Media
March 18-20, 2021
University of Vienna
Education is the backbone of any Nation. To bring positive changes in a country, we need to change its education system positively. India had remained under foreign rule for a very long time. The foreigner rulers changed the spirit of the education system as per their convenience. It is a proven fact that India was a learned nation well before the arrival of Europeans. It is evident from the rich Indian ancient literature, which is available in every sphere of life. The Britishers ruined the traditional Indian education system and replaced it with the Macaulay system so that they could produce young clerks to serve the British Raj.
SAMLA '92 PANEL
SECRETS AND LIES IN CONRAD
THE JOSEPH CONRAD SOCIETY