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*Final Call* Investigating the Hardwood – Interdisciplinary Analyses of and Reflections on Professional Basketball

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:36am
Till Neuhaus & Niklas Thomas (Eds.)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 17, 2022

As a sport, basketball follows a certain set of rules and conventions which serve as a framework for players, coaches, and teams to play the sport. By their very nature, these rules are meritocratic which means that all participants are equal on the court, play by the same rules, and the only relevant (read as: game deciding) factors are effort, skill, and fortune. Such a perspective on basketball and sports leads certain fans and observers to statements such as “politics should be kept out of sports”.

Call for Papers - There Can Be Only One: Critical Essays on the Highlander Franchise

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:36am
Michele Brittany
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

There Can Be Only One.  This phrase was made popular 35 years ago with the release of Highlander, a fantasy action-adventure film directed by Russell Mulcahy and starring Christophe Lambert, Sean Connery, and Clancy Brown.  While it did not turn a profit during its theatrical release, it did become a cult film inspiring several sequels, three television series, original novels, comic books, audio books, video games, a web series, collectibles, musical scores, and a loyal fandom who have successfully organized a number of Highlander fan conventions.  

Querying Eco-Aesthetics

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:36am
American Academy of Religion, Comparative Studies of Religion
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Eco-Aesthetics: What is it? How to query it and think it through? This panel takes up such a line of inquiry within at least three broad domains: epistemology, method/practice and comparison. Especially for those who invested in ongoing concerns pertaining to ecology, environmentalism, wildlife preservation, sustainability, this panel seeks to amplify their voices in stock-taking the term Eco-Aesthetics. How do we conceptualize it epistemologically? How can Eco-Aesthetics be informed by and inform a multitude of trans-disciplinary discourses such as those coming out of art, anthropology, ethics, religious studies, natural sciences, architecture, spirituality and ritual studies?

[ONLINE] * International Conference for Postgraduates in French and Francophone Studies* Images: Past and Present

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:36am
Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France and The Society for the Study of French History
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

ASMCF-SSFH Postgraduate Study Day 2022

Call for papers - Images: Past & Present 

 

A virtual study day to be held on 23 April 2022

 

Keynote: To Be Confirmed

 

What happens when the images come into the world? With or without its consent, civil society has been constantly imaged, recorded, documented, archived and exhibited. This omnipresence of images created, circulated, and displayed merits an analysis of the multiplicity of its forms and its roots.

 

Ecopedagogies and Hispanic Studies: Knowledge and Skills for the Anthropocene

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:36am
Revista de ALCES XXI. Journal of Contemporary Spanish Literature and Film
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 28, 2022

Call For Papers 

 

Ecopedagogies and Hispanic Studies:

Knowledge and Skills for the Anthropocene

Revista de ALCES XXI. Journal of Contemporary Spanish Literature and Film 2023 Special Issue

While traditional pedagogies have contributed to what Rob Nixon has called the two defining crises of the 21st century: catastrophic climate change and widening global disparity, the emergence of critical pedagogies and environmental humanities has brought new ways for curricular innovation. 

Religion, Faith and the Fantastic

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:29am
Inklings Gesellschaft für Literatur und Ästhetik e.V.
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Often drawing from religious mythology, fantastic literature has been intricately linked to religious themes since before the mid-twentieth century, when Lewis wrote The Chronicles of Narnia, a religious allegory (although he insisted that it was not), and Tolkien formulated his understanding of fantasy as a sub-creation. In His Dark Materials (1995-2000), Philip Pullman creates a New Eve and imagines a frail deity no longer in control. A myriad of fantastic fiction — such as Terry Pratchett's Hogfather (1996) and Neil Gaiman's American Gods (2001) — also looks at the displacement or immigration of old gods as well as the creation of new ones.

MLA 2023: Histories of Childhood and Medicine

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:29am
Mary Gryctko / Northeastern University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

This panel investigates the centrality of childhood to the rapidly changing medical and scientific landscape of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, an era that saw the development of Darwin’s theories of evolution, the rise of wide-spread support within the scientific community for eugenics, and the medicalization of birth, of neurodivergence, and of gender and sex. Papers will interrogate how various scientific/medical discourses used actual children as subjects, and how these discourses relied on the imagined figure of the child to bolster scientific claims around “naturalness,” plasticity, race, and gender, and to justify invasive medical practices performed on both children and adults.

Buddhism and American Writing

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:28am
Maxine Hong Kingston & George Saunders Societies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

There have been several recent studies of literary writing as something that crosses between secular artistry and religious practice, for example Kyle Garton-Gundling’s Enlightened Individualism: Buddhism and Hinduism in American Literature from the Beats to the Present and Avram Alpert’s  A Partial Enlightenment: What Modern Literature and Buddhism Can Teach Us About Living Well Without Perfection. The writers who are discussed in relation to Buddhism and other religions spreading from Asia to the West has increased since the Beats were the “usual suspects,” but it was surprising that Buddhism was rarely mentioned in the recent obituaries of bell hooks.

CALL FOR CHAPTERS - IDENTITY: A QUESTION

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:28am
Raisun Mathew
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 6, 2022

CALL FOR CHAPTERS

Proposed ISBN Book Title: Identity: A Question

 

Dear Academicians, faculty, and researchers,

We are glad to announce the call for chapters for the proposed edited book titled Identity: A Question. We welcome you to submit the ABSTRACT of your chapter as a preliminary step to become a contributor. Kindly follow the sub-themes and guidelines (refer to the attached file). The chapters submitted after the selection of abstracts will also go through a rigorous review process. A suitable publisher of good reputation will be selected after discussing the scope and potential of the chapters received.

 

Concept Note:

2022 NEH Summer Seminar "Printing and the Book During the Reformation: 1450-1650" at Ohio State University

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:28am
James Madison University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Please consider applying to the forthcoming National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers on continuity and change in the production, dissemination, and reading of Western European books during the 200 years following the advent of printing with movable type. The seminar will pose the governing question of whether the advent of printing was a necessary precondition for the Protestant Reformation. Participants will consider ways in which elements such as book layout, typography, illustration, and paratext (e.g., prefaces, glosses, and commentaries) shaped the responses of readers.

Words, Music and Propaganda

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:27am
Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 1, 2022

Words, Music and Propaganda

September 15-17, 2022

Faculty of Arts/Faculty of Education

University of Maribor

Koroška cesta 160

2000 Maribor

The fifth Words and Music conference organized by the English Department of the Faculty of Arts and the Music Department of the Faculty of Education at the University of Maribor will explore the relation between words, music and propaganda, and the place of that relation in history and in modern contemporary culture.

Audiovisual Translation and Minority Cultures

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:27am
"G. d'Annunzio University" of Chieti-Pescara
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 7, 2022

Audiovisual Translation and Minority Cultures

International Conference

 

Sponsored by CenTras (Centre for Translation Studies @UCL - UK), AIA (Italian Association for English Studies) and CUSVE (The University Centre for Victorian and Edwardian Studies)

 

Museo delle Genti d’Abruzzo

Pescara, 3-4 June 2022

 

Call for Papers

 

Nature: Animal, Moral, Technological

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:27am
Association for Philosophy and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 3, 2022

When, in his Preface to Lyrical Ballads (1802), William Wordsworth insisted that an “overbalance of pleasure” entails the “circumstance of meter,” he confirmed a philosophical assumption far older than Kant's theory of the sublime. The pervasive assumption—which, today, can be tracked in an on-going 

“affective turn” (necessarily entangled in matters of form and style)—is that the artificial makes possible an understanding of the natural. 

English and American literature, literary theory, and cultural history

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:27am
The AnaChronisT
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

The New Series of The AnaChronisT invites academic papers for its 2022 issue by 4 April 2022.

We welcome essays in any field of English and American literature, literary theory, and cultural history.

Selection of articles to be published is based on readers’ reports from members of the Editorial Board and on double-blind peer-reviewing by experts of the given subject. For further information, please visit "For Authors" >> "Stylesheet" and "Submission"

On Poverty and Its Eradication

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:25am
Frontiers
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 30, 2022

In collaboration with the Open Access journals of Frontiers (www.frontiersin.org) we are bringing together a selected group of international experts to contribute to an article collection:

"On Poverty and Its Eradication"

 

Submission Deadlines:

28 February 2022 - Abstract

30 April 2022 - Manuscript

 

Visit the collection homepage for the full description of the project:

https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/27921/

 

Participating Journals - manuscripts can be submitted to this Research Topic via the following journals:

CfP: Towards 2030: Sustainable Development Goal 1: No Poverty. A Sociological Perspective

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:25am
Frontiers
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

In collaboration with the Open Access journals of Frontiers (www.frontiersin.org) we are bringing together a selected group of international experts to contribute to an article collection:

"Towards 2030: Sustainable Development Goal 1: No Poverty. A Sociological Perspective"

 

Submission Deadlines:

31 March 2022 - Abstract

15 June 2022 - Manuscript

 

Visit the collection homepage for the full description of the project:

https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/30648/

 

Memory in Transition: Intersections, Contestations, Futures

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:24am
Antara Chatterjee, Anuparna Mukherjee
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 22, 2022

In humanities and social sciences, engagements with memory cut across disparate fields from the cognitive, and affective processes of recollection to the narrative and aesthetic acts of simulation and reinterpretation in both private and public spheres. In recent times embodied and somatic histories are widely discussed while documenting the past through registers such as trauma or nostalgia, where memory once again comes to the forefront. Memory and its fraught negotiations between past, present and future, between remembering and forgetting, become a crucial site of contestations and reimaginings of personal and collective subjectivities.

Panel Ttile: Sindiwe Magona - Chronicling South Africa’s Tumultuous Path to Freedom and Beyond

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:22am
Panel in ALA 2022 Conference - Adversity and Creativity (African Literature, Film, Media and Public Discourse)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 21, 2022

Panel in ALA 2022 Conference - Adversity and Creativity (African Literature, Film, Media and Public Discourse), May 18-21, 2022 (ONLINE CONFERENCE)

Panel title: Sindiwe Magona: Chronicling South Africa’s Tumultuous Path to Freedom and Beyond

Forked Tongues: The Role of (Foreign) Languages in Literature, Film, and the Arts - 2022 GCLR Graduate Student Conference

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:19am
UCSB Graduate Center for Literary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 11, 2021

Forked Tongues: The Role of (Foreign) Languages in Literature, Film, and the Arts

2022 GCLR Graduate Student Conference  


 

Venue: Hybrid - Online and In-Person (The Interdisciplinary Humanities Center at UC Santa Barbara) 

Time and Date: Sunday, June 5, 2021

Contact: Email Rachel Feldman at gclr@complit.ucsb.edu with the subject line "Forked Tongues" 

“The Politics of Sound” - Intersections | Cross-sections (IS|CS) Annual Graduate Conference 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:19am
Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture , at X* University & York University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 10, 2022

“The Politics of Sound” - Intersections | Cross-sections (IS|CS) Annual Graduate Conference 2022

Presented by the joint graduate program in Communication & Culture , at X* University & York University

March 18th - 19th, 2022 - Virtual and in-person programming.

Call for presentations: “The Politics of Sound”

Deadline for submissions: Monday January 10th, 11:59pm EST.

 

ALA 2022: Documenting the Author: Examining the Role of and Impact of Author-Based Documentaries

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:19am
The Ernest Hemingway Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 23, 2022

The Ernest Hemingway Society

American Literature Association Conference

May 26-29, 2022

Chicago, IL

Documenting the Author: Examining the Role of and Impact of Author-Based Documentaries

This past April, the highly anticipated documentary, Hemingway (2021), premiered on PBS, coupled with watch parties and much discussion of reactions to the film.  The reception of the documentary spurred debate, provided new perspectives of Hemingway through visual footage and images, and perhaps most importantly, presented the author’s life and work to a public audience, inviting both casual and dedicated readers to watch and learn. 

MLA 2023: Disability and Trauma in the Life and Works of Ernest Hemingway

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:19am
The Ernest Hemingway Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

The Ernest Hemingway Society

2023 Modern Language Association Convention

January 5-8, 2023

San Francisco, CA

Disability and Trauma in the Life and Works of Ernest Hemingway

Odysseus University: Voyages and Returns in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education During a Global Crisis

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:19am
Danette DiMarco Slippery Rock University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Teaching and learning are always a series of voyages and returns.

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, swaths of books about the pivot to online learning have emerged, many focused on practical classroom instruction as a much-needed kind of spiritual manna in a time comprised of uncertainty and abrupt shifts in normative praxes. These contributions capture a historical watershed moment where the voyage is key (e.g., Chan, Bista, and Allen, 2021; Jansen and Farmer-Phillips, 2021; Lemov, 2020; Reimers et al., 2020; Grays-Wiley, 2020).

Call For Papers: Process Volume 6, Issue 2: On Apathy

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:18am
Process: Journal of Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Process: Journal of Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Scholarship invites submissions for Issue 6.2, On Apathy. For this issue, we seek thought-provoking, critical work from a range of disciplines and perspectives. Approaches to the topic might consider but are not limited to:

  • Social, emotional, mental, and/or physical fatigue/burnout

  • Desire to detach from reality

  • Lack of emotional engagement and motivation

  • Relationships to “The Great Resignation”

  • COVID apathy/vaccine apathy

  • Apathy standing in the way of institutional change

  • Apathy precluding social change

Online Workshop "The Decaying Female Body in Horror Cinema"

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:17am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

The horror genre in film follows from the literary tradition established by Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley, eliciting physiological and psychological reactions through suspense, gore, the macabre and the supernatural. Horror films transfix and terrify audiences in equal measure, unfailingly achieving suspension of disbelief because fear is a universal emotion. The position occupied by female characters in horror cinema is often ambivalent, ranging from victims of violence to perpetrators of dread. Relying in part on Julia Kristeva's theory of abjection, we will investigate representations of decaying female bodies in cinema. Kristeva defines horror as a breakdown in meaning caused by the loss of boundaries between self and other.

Critical Orwell

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:17am
University of Birmingham
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 7, 2022

The theme of Critical Orwell: an online conference (12-14 April 2022) is how Orwell is critical and in crisis: how Orwell’s views and work matter; how Orwell operated as a judge and fault-finder, and occasionally as a pessimist; and how Orwell is a figure whose prejudices raise important questions about his canonical status in Anglo-American culture and beyond. How and why is Orwell critical now?

Call for papers

Critical Orwell invites proposals for 15-minute scholarly presentations that consider any aspect of Orwell’s life and work in relation to the conference theme: crisis; criticism; criticality. 

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