Ninth Biennial Graduate Student Conference Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies University of British Columbia DATE: 29-30 October 2021 Vancouver, Canada In-between normalities: Care, persistence and the (re)imagination of life Keynote Speaker: Dr. Susan Antebi, University of Toronto As we slowly go back to “normal,” this international graduate student conference invites young scholars to investigate Francophone and Hispanic literature, cinema and culture under the paradigm of care, persistence, and the (re)imagination of life. The sudden outbreak of a pandemic makes us revisit what “normal” is comprised of. We saw this recently and now “new normal” has become integral part of our conversations.
Journal of Festival Culture Inquiry and Analysis, Education Special.
FCRE is committed to developing an understanding of how festival culture impacts education at all levels, all ages, all over the world. We view education as a meaningful vehicle for the transmission of culture. For this reason, it is crucial to investigate and educate on how festival culture has changed or sustained education practice.
The taste of festivals forms a significant part of our life, and many festivals are associated with religion, remembrance, and prayer. Food during the religious holiday of Christmas can either make or break the holiday spirit; for example, the memory of having the best turkey, the best mince pies, and sitting around the Christmas tree warms many a heart. Carnival, another religious festival that is also a cultural event, has its own traditions regarding festival food.
In the world of teen drama (or YA drama, as some prefer), there are a number of ways to represent adolescence and its attendant horrors, and we’ve seen a great deal of fantasy-based approaches; beginning with Buffy, some establish that high school is actual hell. But few series come close to Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’s devotion to that idea. The Netflix series (2018-20), based on the Archie Comics spin-off and featuring a much darker version of Sabrina Spellman, may be difficult for audiences to reconcile with ABC’s Sabrina the Teenage Witch, the previous adaptation. While one is a teen sitcom in which Sabrina’s powers get her into wacky situations, and she is supported by a talking Salem the cat, the other might feel closer to The Craft.
The global COVID-19 pandemic has forced all of us to rethink the ways in which we teach and study literature and the arts. It has also forced us to reconsider the place of the arts during periods of extreme physical and social crisis. Our current pandemic is also a unique occasion to reconsider literature and the arts in previous historical and cultural dispensations. For instance, the flourishing of English drama during the early modern period coincided with almost yearly visitations of the plague, while the Spanish Flu of the early twentieth century proved an important inspiration for many artists—especially the Dadaist movement.
This seminar will share and exchange perspectives on and experiences of multicentering / multicentricity in creative research practices. Our seminar will explore ways in which multicentricity, rhizomatics, and intra-action inform creative research practices, and how these strategies aid in reinventing the relationships between the elements involved.
Please consider submitting an abstract for the following panel at the 2022 Northeast Modern Language Association Conference to be held from March 10-13, 2022, in Baltimore, MD.
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In 2003 Peter Lang published The Emperor’s Old Groove: Decolonizing Disney’s Magic Kingdom, edited by Brenda Ayres. In this collection of 14 essays, the contributors argue that as of 2002, Disney’s film animation has continued to be a surreptitious colonizing force that manipulates the psychological, cultural, and political identities of consumers, predominantly children. Since then, Walt Disney Animation Studios and its subsidiaries, affiliates, and distributing companies have produced 63 additional film animations. Have they altered their portrayal of multiculturalism and SGM (Sexual and Gender Minorities) to be more inclusive and normative? Coeditors Brenda Ayres and Sarah E.
Engaging the Audience: From Antiquity to the Renaissance
In The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life (1959), Erving Goffman likens social interaction to theatre, describing “performance” as “all the activity of an individual which occurs during a period marked by his continuous presence before a particular set of observers and which has some influence on the observers.” The individual coming into contact with other people is like an actor on stage, who will employ available theatrical devices in order to manage the impression made on the audience.
The next Northeast Modern Language Association Convention is scheduled to be held in Baltimore, MD, from March 10-13, 2022. The “Pandemic Rhetorics of Parenthood” panel is seeking submissions consistent with the conference theme of CARE:
PILOT ISSUE of the research platform In VIVO: “CRISIS”
New deadline: 31st October 2021
(for French see below)
In Vivo (http://invivoarts.fr/) is a bilingual online platform (French and English) specialized in multidisciplinary research on contemporary artistic creation, with an (almost) exclusive preoccupation with Performing Arts (theatre, choreography and dance, circus, performance art, opera) and Cinema.
This panel explores topographies of memory and architecture as a powerful force for cinematic storytelling, cityscapes’ psychosis, etc. As part of the special session, we are looking for contributions examining and analyzing diverse relationships between cinema, television, architecture, and memory and their links with contemporary Spanish media and identity. Submissions in English and Spanish, although we recommend the latter.
Call For Papers
Renaissance Society of America
Annual Conference, 30 March -2 April, 2022, Dublin, Ireland
“Inglese Italianato e un diabolo incarnato”
Translation and the Appropriation of Italian Culture in Early Modern England
This call for book chapter proposals seeks contributions that investigate the contemporary Anglophone literature of South Asian women through the triple lens of gender, place and identity. The concern with place and space has long been pivotal to understanding the formation of gendered identities. The intersections of the three concepts has attracted global attention in the past few decades as the transformational impact of postcolonialism, border-crossings and mass mobility, and rapid advancements in science and computer technologies have promoted the status of space and spatiality to a principle concern. In recent years, feminist geographers (D. Massey, L. McDowell, G. Rose, S.
This is a general announcemebt of a08n online conversaton with Tiffany Stern of the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham. This talk covers Professor Stern's past research in Shakespeare and looks forward to work that is forthcoming: See: https://youtu.be/2p5NI7yMqo8.
NeMLA 2022, 10th-13th March 2022 (Baltimore, Maryland)
The Aesthetics of Humanity. The Influence of Literature on the Concept of Human Rights (Panel 19345)
Chair: Isabella Dr. Ferron (Università “La Sapienza”, Rome)
Proposed collection: “The Time of Close Reading: Victorian Fiction’s Presents”
Editors: Debra Gettelman, Audrey Jaffe, and Mary Ann O’Farrell
Deadline extended to September 1, 2021
Despite the spatializing intimacy that animates and names it, close reading exists in and as time. Our collection “The Time of Close Reading” seeks to interrogate the multiple meanings that attach to each of our titular terms—“time,” “close,” and “reading”—in the present moment, specifically within studies of the Victorian novel.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Green Knight (2021): Key Critical Perspectives (A Roundtable)
The International Society for the Study of Medievalism (ISSM) invites submissions for a sponsored roundtable on David Lowery’s film The Green Knight (2021) for the 57thInternational Congress on Medieval Studies, which will take place online from Monday 9 May to Saturday 14 May 2022.
The International Congress of Fantastic Genre, Audiovisuals and New Technologies is an activity of scientific and academic divulgation that is part of Elche International Fantastic Film Festival – FANTAELX. An event that has the collaboration of the Miguel Hernández de Elche University, and that will be held in person and online on November 25 and 26, 2021 at the "Ciutat d'Elx" Congress Center (Spain).
NeMLA 2022: Baltimore, MD. March 10-13, 2022
Roundtable: Pedagogy & Professional
We invite proposals for the HEL (History of the English Language) and Writing Studies thread at the 12th Studies in the History of the English Language (SHEL) conference in Seattle, WA, May 19-21, 2022.
The HEL and Writing Studies thread will explore ways in which the study of language change and variation can contribute to rhetoric and writing studies, and vice versa. When proposing, keep in mind that the history of the English language extends from the origins of the language to one moment ago, so proposals that engage contemporary language use through a historical lens are welcome.
Proposals are invited for individual papers as well as panels or workshops on a range of topics, including…
ICEA 2021: Keep Calm and Conference On
86th Annual Conference
October 15, 2021
Entirely Virtual, via Zoom
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Notes from the Field, a publication of the TPS Collective, is now accepting submissions about teaching with primary sources for two series of peer-reviewed blog posts: “Teaching through the Pandemic: Challenges, Triumphs, and the Next Chapter” and “Practical Pandemic Instruction.” These series are intended to highlight a broad range of voices in reflective practice from all sectors of the TPS community.
Series Two: Practical Pandemic Instruction
Frank Herbert’s Dune (1965) is as celebrated as it is because of its depth and complexity, of course. It’s also, however, presumably, because its storyline, and that of its two initial sequels, Dune Messiah (1969) and Children of Dune (1976), of a crusade led by a prophet with superhuman abilities and its legacy, resonated with readers awash in social and political turbulence. It’s not difficult to imagine, then, that adaptations have emerged at regular intervals for similar reasons, beginning with David Lynch’s Dune (1984), John Harrison’s Dune (2000) and Children of Dune (2003), and now Denis Villeneuve’s forthcoming Dune (2021).
What is disability? What is care?
Disability Scholar Margaret Price provides the following guidelines for care:
“It means giving more when one has the ability to do so, and accepting help when that is needed. It does not mean knowing exactly what another’s pain feels like, but it does mean respecting each person’s pain as real and important… [C]are must emerge between subjects considered to be equally valuable... and it must be participatory in nature, that is, developed through the desires and needs of all participants” (2015).
Our panel invites papers that approach television and film from the emerging interdisciplinary field, Singles Studies. We are interested in papers that critique well-worn tropes of the single in television and film and papers that engage with more complex and nuanced single characters who help us to rethink the single person and singleness.
The editor of WSA welcomes submissions for volume 28, scheduled for publication in Spring 2022. The deadline for volume 28 consideration is 15 October 2021.
Between Entrapment and Release: Navigating Trauma in Contemporary World Literature
NeMLA 53rd Annual Convention
March 10-13, 2022
Call for Papers
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
43rd Annual Conference, February 23-26, 2022
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Submissions open on August 1, 2021
Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2021
Please consider submitting an abstract for the following panel at the 2022 Northeast Modern Language Association Conference to be held from March 10-13, 2022, in Baltimore, MD. Abstracts are accepted from June 15 to September 30, 2021.
Submit abstracts at the NeMLA portal: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/login