Climate change is an important issue that has become a frequent topic in twentieth as well as twenty-first century literature and film. From science fiction of the past to the present-day speculative fiction, this roundtable presents an opportunity to provide and study examples both past and present regarding climate change issues in literature and film. Dystopias written by international writers reflect the world-wide concern regarding climate change. For example, novelists such as British-born Maggie Gee’s The Flood or French-born Pierre Boulle’s La Planète des singes[The Planet of the Apes] speculate on the possibility of climate changes causing devastating destruction.
Many scholars who research and write papers for conferences also write poetry. Perhaps those poems are jotted on note pads, in the margins of your papers or in dedicated personal journals. This session is seeking those scholars whose poetry often remains unpublished due to the heavier responsibility of publishing scholarly journal articles, monographs and genre-specific books which demand much time in between teaching, and perhaps, administrating at the university. Even though those scholarly efforts may yield more rewards, such as job retention and hopefully, job promotions; personal poetry, intermittently created, yields a satisfying venue for emotional issues and satisfying creativity.
The focus of this panel is to assess and illustrate the potential or possibility regarding the influence of mental disorders on various notable writers. Whether related to bipolar disorder, post-partum depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder [PTSD], or some other form of clinical depression, melancholia has appeared throughout literature. For example, how is bipolarism reflected in some of Anne Sexton’s award winning poetry? What effects of Sylvia Plath’s clinical depression are evident in her writing? How does the father’s suicide of eight-year-old Ernest Hemingway possibly influence the dangerous, life-threatening choices Ernest made in his adult life?
CFP: Chants, Dreams and Other Grammars of Love
Dear friends, artists, comrades and colleagues,
We invite you to contribute to a commemorative anthology celebrating the life and work of Professor Harry Oludare Garuba (1958-2020); poet, literary scholar, teacher, mentor, and beloved friend.
Harry Garuba has been described as “the magnetic force of lasting and legendary friendships” (Raji 2020), an ever-present power “in the conviviality of people that he [...] nurtured, comforted and added in his ever-expanding circle of inclusion” (Fuh 2020), “African intellectual and icon” (Kessi 2020), and “one of the world's finest and most innovative poets” (Omoyele 2020).
Viral Memes : Research and Reflections on the Coronapocalypse
LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND IDENTITY IN THE ARAB WORLD
The American Literature Area of the Popular Culture Association invites submissions for our National Conference, to be held June 2-5, 2021 at the Marriott Copley Place in Boston, MA.
You are cordially invited to join us at the Shakespeare Association of America's 2021 conference in Austin, Texas, 31 March - 3 April 2021 Seminar: Embodying Differences in Global Shakespearean Performance The ethics of embodied difference intersect with global frames for filming and performing Shakespeare in the twenty-first century. How do categories of race, gender, sexuality, and disability put pressure on artists’ and audiences’ claims about ethical and political gains of global Shakespeare? This seminar invites contributions that examine identity politics in the production and global reception of adaptations.
Alexa Alice Joubin (George Washington University)
Elizabeth Pentland (York University)
Hamlet and the North: Origins, Exchanges and Appropriations The story of Shakespeare’s Nordic play is also, inevitably, one of cultural exchanges before, during and after the early modern period. From its origins in Nordic tradition to its re-introduction in the Nordic countries through Shakespeare’s play, the story of Hamlet from the middle ages to present time is inextricably bound up with Nordic history and culture. This conference, co-hosted by the Nordic Shakespeare Society and the Early Modern Seminar at the University of Gothenburg, is the first to explore the specific Nordic dimensions of Hamlet.
Virtual conference on Saturday 7 November, 2020
at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, with Zoom.
Humankind has ever been impressed by, and formed by, the natural world. The world’s beginning and end are a subject in numerous narratives. Ecocriticism addresses large scale concerns about anthropocene changes. In literary tradition there is a multiplicity of understandings, while Biblical religion has stated that God made both heaven and earth.
Six papers contributed by scholars from the UK, France, Canada, the USA, Poland and Australia will be distributed and then discussed in the video conference on 7 November 2020. The CLSG interest is in exploring Christian and Biblical themes in Literature.
British ‘Fictions of Class’ since 1945 – Revitalising Class in the Twenty-First Century
Workshop – University of Siegen, Germany – 18-19 June 2021
The Gothic Age of Television
Edited Collection, Call for Papers
From arborescence to the rhizome, plants have long served as models for thinking in philosophy, biology, and the arts. In recent years, scholars including Michael Marder, Catriona Sandilands, and Jeffrey Nealon have brought renewed attention to the agency and dynamism of the vegetal, at the same time that the future of plant life has come to be at risk in the wake of climate change and the impending collapse of ecosystems. This panel invites papers that explore ways of thinking about and with plants in the shadow of the Anthropocene. How do writers and visual artists, past and present, help us renegotiate our relationship to the vegetal today?
400 years ago, the Mayflower arrived on Patuxet land and established the settler colony of Plymouth. Just two years later, the Patuxet peoples were pronounced extinct. Despite or due to this settler violence, the Plymouth colony gave rise to the American tradition of “Thanksgiving” and the mythology of Europeans building a ‘City upon a Hill’ in America.
While it is considered dubious to anthropomorphize animals to learn about them, learning with animals asks scholars to consider both animal and human ways of being and knowing, as well as where those epistemologies might overlap or diverge. Attempting to learn with animals requires consideration of the value of anthropomorphization. Drawing on the burgeoning field of animal studies, we invite literary scholars to consider how literature imagines animals and their ways of being and knowing—whether alternate or familiar.
According to the United Nations, more than 70 million people have been displaced worldwide. The UN monitors statistics on internally displaced persons, refugees, and asylum-seekers, and within those groups there are nuanced experiences of displacement based on gender, race, sexual expression, class, religion, and ability. Experience of forced displacement—whether because of civil unrest, natural disaster, government-induced development, or climate change—is more and more a shared experience, and the narratives of these experiences can both bring together and challenge us. The recent global Coronavirus pandemic affects us all, and yet it exacerbates the inequities in medical care, services, and ability to adhere to stay-at-home mandates.
Whether we consider the high fantasy of Lewis and Tolkien or the contemporary rise in historical fiction set during the Middle Ages, it must be acknowledged that medievalists (and scholars more generally) have long been linked with creative writing. In an era of academia where the traditional university job is far from assured and where representations of the Middle Ages are co-opted by white nationalists, we must acknowledge the wider benefits and contributions of the humanities, while promoting a diverse picture of the Middle Ages. It is more important than ever that the scholastic community embrace its creative side.
Call for Papers:
Jesuits in Science Fiction: The Clash of Reason and Revelation on Other Worlds
Edited by Richard Feist (Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Canada)
To be published by Vernon Press
The 64th annual American Studies Association of Texas (ASAT) Conference will be held February 12th through 13th at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. This year’s conference is delayed until the spring because of COVID-19. The following is a list of suggested areas of scholarship you may consider when exploring our conference theme:
Call For Papers: An Interdisciplinary Virtual Symposium on Maritime, Marine and Aquatic Gothic Culture and Research to be held Friday 12 February 2021, 0930 – 1930 (AEST)
Deadline for abstracts: 5pm, Friday 2 October 2020
Returning to the Gothic Ocean is a one day interdisciplinary virtual symposium dedicated to
an exploration of the haunted waters stretching across Australia to the Pacific, Southern and
Indian Oceans as well as the Timor, Tasman, Arafura and Coral Seas. Australian Gothic
fictions are steeped in terrestrial lore of the land and landscape and the architectural forms
built upon it. It descends from the “weird melancholy” of the bush in colonial literature
The Arab notion of identity, defined by traditional gender roles, categorizes the binary subsets of the patriarchal understanding of performative “male” and “female” facades. Gender remains vaguely defined in the Arab world due to layers of taboo and stigma; untraditional gender roles and practices result in a halt of the fragile cyclical reality within the Arab realm. In recent years, the academic world began to decode expressions of gender within the Arab world; however, the gendered Arab identity has been fundamentally stereotyped. In this edited volume, we venture into various subsets of the 21st century Arab identity that pertain to deciphering the gendered Arab.
Call for Papers
An Edited Book (ISBN)
Mythological Literature in India
We are pleased to inform you that we are going to publish an edited volume with the proposed title “Revisiting Mythological Literature in India: Origin and Development.”
Pride/Sacrifices: Soldier Wives’ Memoirs (1947-2020)
(Call for Entries for an Anthology)
She cleans the house and pays those bills
And has her moments when all time stands still
With the love in her heart for just one man
She can't help but cry as she looks at her band
She prays someday he'll come home safe from harm
And once again she'll snuggle up in his arms
She speaks to God about her plans and wishes
As she stands and cries while doing dishes
She's trying to hold it together the best that she can
Doing all she can do for the love of just one man
Humanities Bulletin Journal - Call for papers
Submission Deadline: October 25, 2020
Vol. 3, No. 2 - November, 2020
Humanities Bulletin is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed Journal which features original studies and reviews in the various branches of Humanities, including History, Literature, Philosophy, Arts.
This journal is not allied with any specific school of thinking or cultural tradition; instead, it encourages dialogue between ideas and people with different points of view. Our aim is to bring together different international scholars, in order to promote the dialogue between cultures, ideas and new academic researches.
The Journal is hosted by London Academic Publishing, London, UK.
“Desexualization”—a special issue of Women's Studies: an interdisciplinary journal
Guest Editor: Helena Feder (ECU), firstname.lastname@example.org
This special issue of Women's Studies: an interdisciplinary journal invites submissions to address the global phenomenon I am calling “desexualization.” Long before the pandemic and social distancing, scientists had been reporting that people are having far less sex than ever before, in the United States, Japan, Britain, Europe, and elsewhere.
2021 International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo, MI
Fear of a Medieval Queer Planet: Global, Medieval Queerness (A Roundtable)
Sponsored by New Queer Medievalisms book series at Medieval Institute Publications
The Department of Theatre Studies and the Department of English and American Studies, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic are pleased to announce a series of international symposia on English Theatre Culture 1660–1737. The overarching theme of the first symposium is Forms, Genres and Conventions.
Este GT explora las intersecciones entre los campos del arte, la historia, la política y la filosofía en las Américas, abordando cuestiones relacionadas con la creación de identidad y la formación cultural y artística en el continente americano. La identidad cultural de los países americanos es un tema crucial que debe analizarse a través de los cambios en el contexto de este continente.