What remains in the aftermath the overarching deconstruction theory for the fields of literary criticism and literary practice? Did the humanities find their vocation in the field of (meta)-theory and did literary practice abandon its traditional craft for good? Or does the advent of theory spell out a crisis of the humanities, and the "literature of replenishment" has been replaced by the "literature of exhaustion" (John Barth)? These are some of the questions we will try to address in the third issue of the Romanian online magazine In Spatele Blocului (www.inspateleblocului.ro), together with discerning new ways of configuring the craft of literary practice in general.
This is a call for panelists on an invited panel.
The topic of the panel is Antoine Volodine, and the theme is “the medium is the message.”
Below is a draft of the panel proposal.
The fiction of Antoine Volodine often depicts media traveling across networks and communities. Messages are destroyed after being disseminated, a la Snapchat. The low character counts of the narrats call to mind the brevity of Twitter posts. How does the literature of Volodine, across five decades (the 1980s through the 2020s), depict the rise of new media technologies? What does the treatment of media technologies in the novels of Volodine say about the current era of silos, polarizations, suspicion, censorship, and propaganda?
Proceeding from the beginning to the end of time, occurring in a ritual space, and focusing on moments of extraordinary joy, suffering, humor, and election, medieval drama maps worlds of vulnerability and interconnectedness. Its scope has continued to inspire re-enactment and adaptation from Passion Plays and the Mormon Hill Cumorah pageants to Yiimimangaliso, a South African version of the Chester mystery plays stressing truth and reconciliation, and Brandon Jacob-Jenkins’ reworking of the medieval morality play Everyman as Everybody.
We envision this seminar as an opportunity to further reflect on the changes in pedagogy and performance praxis that have germinated from the changes brought about by the global health crisis and social justice movements. As Shakespeareans working across the disciplinary lines of literary and theatre pedagogy and performance, we invite colleagues to present papers critically discussing the experience of reading, teaching, performing, and appreciating Shakespeare in text and in performance.
Badr University in Cairo
School of Linguistics and Translation
Italian Department & The Italian Cultural Institute in Cairo
The 1ST International Conference
Dante and the Arab World: 700 Years Later
23rd - 24th, October 2021
Virtual Conference; Friday- Sunday, September 24th-26th
Join the Wayne State University Pop Culture Consortium for #WaynePop2021, our 7th annual Conference on Popular Culture! This conference will be held virtually and includes both asynchronous and synchronous components.
UPDATE - CONFIRMED SPEAKERS:
Modernities in the Contact Zone: Translating across Unfamiliar Objects
GAPS Postgraduate Forum "Postcolonial Narrations"
October 21-23 2021, Universität Potsdam
Extended deadline: 01.08.2021
Translation Review invites submissions of
- translations of contemporary prose and poetry into English
- manuscripts on the process and practical problems of translating, including the reconstruction of the translation process.
- interviews with translators
- manuscritps that address the concept of translation in the visual and musical arts
- translation in the digital age
Please note that all scholarly manuscripts should follow the Chicago Manual of Style EB (endnotes and bibliography).
My colleague Sharanya Dutta and I are proposing a panel for the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)’s annual conference in 2022 (March 10-13, Baltimore) on the work of theory that South Asian novels can do. You will NOT need to pay a registration fee or become a member to apply but you WILL need to make an account to log in. Please submit your abstract through the NeMLA portal in order to be considered. We are pasting the link below. The NeMLA website contains a short description, but the complete panel proposal is:
Can Novels Do Theory: Methods in Modern South Asian Fiction
Abstract proposals due by July 15, 2021 (submission form)
“Each generation must discover its mission, fulfill it or betray it, in relative opacity.” – Frantz Fanon1
Practice of comics and the academic history of comics studies are often found Eurocentric. Readers often favour the traditional comics, either American or Franco-Belgian or Japanese Manga. They find the aesthetic flavour in them and most of the unorthodox graphic storytelling are left out. With Charles Hatfield’s Alternative Comics (2005), comics studies include the “other” voices and thereby the untold stories and unforeseen graphic patterns of the colonised and indigenous people are celebrated. The affiliation of comics studies with Auto/biography studies, Feminism, postcolonialism, postmodernism opens an arena for the readers/researchers of comics and graphic narratives to develop a new field of studies.
RHETORIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA 2022 PANEL PROPOSAL
CALL FOR PAPERS
Tentative Panel Title: “Beyond Persuasion: Rhetoric & Response-ability”
Conference Location: Baltimore, Maryland (May 26-29, 2022)
Conference Theme: The Charge for Change
Chair: Dr. Ryan Leack, University of Southern California
Human beings, irrespective of their socio-cultural differences, exist in co-dependence with each other as well as in terms of their relationality to the state. This necessitates the formation of different institutions of care: mutual-aids, co-operative societies, care-centres, and NGOs, which are mechanisms of state-power that both define and threaten human being’s relationship to the state. Regulations imposed upon subject-citizens by the state on a daily basis in the form of ideological inflections make the human mind precarious, while the disciplinary machineries of the state expose them to ineffable stages of biological as well as social risks.
Fidelity to the original author, long a subject of debate for viewers of film adaptations of books, encounters a particular challenge when the adapter is also an author, exerting comparable claims to creative and expressive control. This panel explores the rivalry always inherent in such a situation, as well as in film remakes where the original and the copy contend for artistic prestige. Submissions are welcome on all such contentious pairings, as well as papers asserting an implicit authorial claim for studio adaptations or authorial appropriations of narratives of uncertain origin.
We are pleased to announce the call for papers of issue 34 of /L’Atalante. Revista de Estudios Cinematográficos/ which, under the title of “*The Migrant Archive: Studies on Migration through Film Archives*”, is open to contributions.
NeMLA 2022: Baltimore, MD. March 10-13, 2022
Today, much of our research and information gathering takes place online. The reality is that despite information literacy efforts, many, if not most, users are increasingly vulnerable online. How do we care about information literacy, data literacy, and media literacy?
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 of approx. 150-200 words to the NeMLA portal: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/login
The West Chester University Poetry Center
Call for Papers
Evolving Approaches to Teaching, Poetry, and the Natural World
A Virtual Conference
November 11-13, 2021
Submission Deadline: August 15, 2021
The Interdisciplinary Journal of Leadership Studies is seeking submissions for its inaugural volume, themed around “Leadership, Pandemic, and Disease.” We welcome submissions from any discipline in the social sciences, humanities, sciences, arts, or cross-disciplinary studies that address questions of leadership, justice, policy, and/or society relating to the concepts of illness, disease, and pandemic (taken literally or metaphorically).
The COVID-19 pandemic challenged the capabilities of our modern healthcare infrastructure and forced us to reimagine everyday spaces as sites of convalescence and caretaking. As hospitals reached mass capacity, we had to question: what accommodations can we make to transform both private and public places into spaces of care? The same question motivated nineteenth-century debates over how to best tackle the century’s national health crises. At a time of high imperialism, rapid industrialization, and rampant contagion, Victorians realized that models of caretaking could no longer be relegated to the provincial sickroom.
Northeast Modern Language Association Conference March 10-13, 2022 Baltimore, MD
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.
Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy
No. 6, 2021
Edited by: Elana Gomel
Co-edited by: João Félix
Messengers from the Stars is an international, peer-reviewed journal, offering academic articles, reviews, and providing an outlet for a wide range of creative work inspired by science fiction and fantasy. The 2021 issue will be dedicated to the following theme:
BOOK: Studies in Religious Trauma: Causes, Manifestations, and Treatments
Click the link below to submit your proposal:
GCRR Press is releasing a large-scale publication that will offer an interdisciplinary and scientific examination of the origins, impact, and treatment options of religious trauma. The intended audience for this publication will be therapeutic practitioners, psychological researchers, and sufferers of religious trauma. Currently, this textbook-style resource will include sections on:
In June 1906, James Joyce wrote to his publisher Grant Richards, who suggested changes to Dubliners for mitigating the text’s supposed ‘indecency’, “I seriously believe that you will retard the course of civilization in Ireland by preventing the Irish people from having one good look at themselves in my nicely polished looking-glass.” Joyce’s metaphor recalls the popular Wildean aphorism, first published in the preface to The Picture of Dorian Gray: “The nineteenth century dislike of Realism is the rage of Caliban at seeing his own face in a glass.
2-3 October 2021 - London/Onlineorganised byLondon Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”
The editors are seeking historically and theoretically insightful essays that explore various aspects of crime and criminal justice films made and/or released in the United States during the decade of the 1970s. Individual contributions may address the social construction of crime, application of criminological theory, examination of moral dilemmas, as well as analysis that connects past representations to present social and cultural conditions. In-depth analyses of period representations of class, ethnicity, gender, masculinity, race, and sexual orientation are also desired. Potential contributors are encouraged to interpret and explore this topic area quite broadly and innovatively.
The Latchkey: A Journal of New Woman Studies is soliciting articles, book reviews, short essays on teaching resources, and brief biographical sketches of New Woman writers and cultural figures.
A peer-reviewed and open-access online journal, The Latchkey seeks a balance between established and emerging scholars devoted to current and innovative scholarship on the concept of the New Woman, the lives and writing of New Women authors and figures, representations of the New Woman in culture and society, sports and travel, and fin-de-siecle proto-feminism.