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Call for Abstracts: Contemporary Women Documentary Filmmakers in Latin America and Spain

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:56pm
NeMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 9, 2021

There are multiple reasons behind the recent eruption of female directors within the documentary field, such as the fact that it is a field in which major resources or connections aren’t needed in order to succeed. However, the thriving of women documentary filmmakers may also respond to reasons of a more formal nature. As feminist film theorists have argued, driven by its lack of faith in the visual archive, the female gaze tends to push traditional image and narrative boundaries in order to open up the door to memories, experiences, and forms of cultural knowledge encoded in senses other than (and questioning of) the visual and/or auditory.

Music in Literature, NeMLA, March 10-13, 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:55pm
Yale University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This interdisciplinary panel examines the rich relationship of music and literary texts in various world literatures focusing primarily on the 20th century, but presentations within a broader time frame will also be considered. We invite a wide range of papers investigating the author’s technique of representing music in literature, examining aesthetic, historical, and cultural interactions between music and literature, audience and performers, literary text and composer.

Dostoevsky and World Literatures, NeMLA, March 10-13, 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:55pm
Yale University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This panel examines Dostoevsky’s influence on 19th-century to contemporary authors and studies possible connections and textual echoes between Dostoevsky’s writings and other texts potentially related to his literary legacy. We invite abstracts devoted to the contemporary literary analysis of the chosen texts, as well as broader research on philosophical or theological issues central to Dostoevsky’s worldview and that continue to be discussed and re-examined today.

The Shelley Conference #Shelley200: Percy Bysshe Shelley’s Final Years and Afterlives

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:55pm
The Shelley Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 7, 2022

In 1818, the Shelleys exchanged their settled life at Albion House in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, for an Italian exile—a period distinguished by remarkable productivity and artistic achievement. To commemorate the bicentenary of Percy Bysshe Shelley’s death on 8th July 1822, the Shelley Conference 2022 will centre on the final two years of the poet’s sojourn in Italy. Beginning with the summer of 1820, the last twenty-four months of Shelley’s life were populated by brilliance. Within that short lease fall such works as Prometheus Unbound, Swellfoot the Tyrant, ‘Letter to Maria Gisborne’, ‘Witch of Atlas’, Epipsychidion, Adonais, the late lyrics, ‘A Defence of Poetry’, accomplished translations, and The Triumph of Life.

NeMLA 2022: In/From the Wake: Decolonial Witnessing

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:55pm
Amanda González Izquierdo
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

In her seminal work In the Wake: On Blackness and Being, Christina Sharpe writes: “I’ve been trying to articulate a method of encountering a past that is not past. A method along the lines of a sitting with, a gathering, and a tracking of phenomena that disproportionately and devastatingly affect Black peoples any and everywhere we are.” She calls this methodology “living in the wake” of slavery and its afterlives. This panel invites papers that think in and from the wake to propose new methods to bear witness to trauma particular to othered, oppressed people. How can we establish a restorative witnessing, one which is imaginative, hauntological, and apocalyptic?

De Quincey’s Confessions at 200

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:55pm
Brecht de Groote (Ghent), Tim Fulford (De Montfort), Matt Sangster (Glasgow)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

Location: The Jerwood Centre at The Wordsworth Trust

Date: 13–14 May 2022

Keynote lecture by Robert Morrison (Bath Spa University, British Academy Global Professor)

Books Beyond Boundaries Conference: Nationhood, Identity, and Speculative Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:55pm
Ulster University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 12, 2021

15th-16th January 2021, Ulster University, Belfast Campus

'Culture is the context within which we need to situate the self, for it is only by virtue of the interpretations, orientations and values provided by culture that we can formulate our identities, say ‘who we are’, and ‘where we are coming from’ (Benhabib, 2000:18)

Suicide and Popular Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:55pm
Dr. Mike Alvarez/University of New Hampshire
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

According to the World Health Organization, more than 700,000 people die by suicide every year; one in 100 global deaths is by suicide. In the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 45,000 deaths by suicide (14.2 per 100,000) for the year 2020, representing a 30 percent increase over a 20-year period. Suicide is the eleventh leading cause of death in the U.S., and among persons between the ages of 10 to 34, it is the second leading cause. Women are more likely than men to attempt suicide, but men are three to four times more likely than women to die by suicide. In short, suicide is an intractable public and global health issue that has shown few signs of abating.

Locations and Landscapes in Weird and Horror Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:54pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association (nemla)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Landscapes, scenery, architecture, and locations are integral to the study of horror in fiction-- and yet, one might point out that they rarely recieve as much emphasis or attention as monsters that live within them. This panel is for these forgotten landscapes of horror and "weird" fiction--a place to observe and recognize the importance or triteness of the haunted house trope, the mysterious ineffability of Lovecraftian underwater temples, or the aged spirituality of Dracula's castle. This panel seeks to turn the paradigm of antagonist-focused readings of texts on its head, and start understanding place and location itself as a tangible and critical piece in the inculcation of horror.

INCS 2022: Print-Manuscript Layers in the Nineteenth-Century Archive

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:54pm
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Archival studies and print histories reveal surprising and complex interactions between manuscript and print in the nineteenth century, and justify continued attention to the manuscript sources that lay beneath the surface of some print, or to the annotations and revisions layered on top of others. The rich discourse surrounding these two mediums can help us scrutinize the competing terms that oftentimes frame them (that is, that print signifies professional, public, and masculine writing while manuscript signifies amateur, private, and feminine writing).

Germany and the African Diaspora

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:54pm
Northeast Modern Languages Association annual convention
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Why Germany? What relation does Germany, a country, have with the African continent? The relationship between African countries and Germany dates back to the seventeenth century, long before the Berlin conference of 1884 under Otto von Bismarck—itself a historical turning-point in German colonial politics. The meeting resulted in the scramble for and partition of Africa by European nations like France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, and Great Britain. The nineteenth-century saw an explosion of adventurous trading enterprises that pushed Bismarck to start a more official, state-supported form of colonialism and ultimately to the Berlin Conference.

NeMLA 2022 - Living Urban Ruins in Contemporary Latin American Literature, Film, and Media

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:54pm
Alexander Tough / University of Pittsburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The climate crisis, the economic crisis, the refugee crisis, and the COVID-19 pandemic has called to the forefront the experience of contemporary beings which forces us to re-evaluate the place of the human in the current world, calling into question the crisis of the universal mode of man and human exceptionalism. Such a displacement in how we think about the human experience also forces us to re-think the city as a whole and what it wants to forget, in particular urban ruins. Is it still beneficial to think of urban ruins as dead, as just relics of a bygone age of national development, or just as modern flops that merge with the surrounding urban fabric? Or are they alive?

NeMLA 2022- Forgotten Genocides

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:54pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The tern Genocide was coined by Raphael Lemkin in 1944, in a context heavily influenced by the events of the Jewish Holocaust. The parameters of Genocide, and its legal consequences were gathered in the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide that recognizes that the following are factors that take place in a genocide:

-Killing members of the group

-Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group

-Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring physical destruction in whole or in part

-Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group

-Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group

The New Ray Bradbury Review first online issue

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:54pm
Dr Phil Nichols/Center for Ray Bradbury Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The long-established New Ray Bradbury Review is seeking papers for its first online issue. As well as continuing to encourage new scholarship on any aspect of the works and life of American author Ray Bradbury (1920-2012), for this issue we also specifically invite articles on the topic of “the importance of literacy”. Submissions may connect Bradbury to this topic, or discuss the topic independently of Bradbury.

We welcome submissions from researchers, educators and creative practitioners in any relevant discipline. Here is a non-exhaustive list of possible subjects for articles, but we would welcome alternative approaches and suggestions:

International Bilingual Webinar on Tribal Lifestyle: Literature-Culture-Anthropology-Linguistics (IBWTL-2)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:54pm
International Bilingual Journal of Culture, Anthropology and Linguistics (IBJCAL), eISSN: 2582-4716
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 30, 2021

Call for Papers (CfP) to the আন্তর্জাতিক দ্বিভাষিক ওয়েবিনার আদিবাসী জীবনযাত্রা : সাহিত্য-সংস্কৃতি-নৃবিজ্ঞান-ভাষাবিজ্ঞান/ International Bilingual Webinar on Tribal Lifestyle: Literature-Culture-Anthropology-Linguistics (IBWTL-2)

Scholarly Paper Presentation Registration link:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe9-ZmECYPxIsO067_v89hMUyoCYRvY...

Senses in the City (Panel)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:54pm
Arianna Fognani
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

please consider submitting an abstract to the following roundtable at the NeMLA's 53rd annual convention in Baltimore, MD (U.S.) from March 10 to 13, 2022.

FORMAT: Panel. 3-4 participants, reading a formal paper of 15-20 minutes (2500-3000 words) as set by the chair, followed by Q&A.

Dear Medieval Studies: Renegotiating the Citational Network (A Roundtable) - ICMS 2022 Kalamazoo, online

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:53pm
Sarah LaVoy / Lisa D. Camp
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

In Dear Science and Other Stories, Katherine McKittrick asks, "What if citations are suggestions for living differently?" (McKittrick 19). McKittrick's work, drawing on Sylvia Wynter, demonstrates the social investment of disciplinary citational networks in colonialist-imperialist, capitalist, heteropatriarchalizing, and racist logics. If we are to dismantle these logics and their effects in Medieval Studies, we must first renegotiate our citational networks.

Alfred Hitchcock

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:45pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Call for Papers

[ALFRED HITCHCOCK]

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

43rdt Annual Conference, February 23-26, 2022

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions open on August 1, 2021

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2021

 

Call for Journal Submission

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:44pm
Center for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 30, 2022

                                                             China-US Journal of Humanities

                                                                          Call for Papers

Call for Contributions: Design in Chaos the New Beginning: Fashion, Style, Design, Brands & Consumer Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:44pm
Intellect Books
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

In the past few years, we have seen a revision of historicism with events that include racial and social reckoning, the removal of perceived racially oppressive brands, body size inclusivity, unprecedented global pandemic loss of life, multiple global shutdowns, falsely contested elections, large scale falsehoods orchestrated through social media, and a general individualization of experience. New ways of living have emerged that include the wearing of face coverings, shopping online, curb and home delivery, new styles of clothing that are worn, more engagement with computers and social media, concerns of global warming, the race into outer-space, global vaccination, and governmental control.

Humanities, Volume 10, Issue 3 (September 2021) - Call for Contribution

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:44pm
Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 24, 2021

Humanities Open Acess

ISSN: 2076-0787

Volume 10, Issue 3 (September 2021)

Introduction

Humanities is an international, scholarly, peer-reviewed, open access journal for scholarly papers published quarterly online. 

Theology and Vampires

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:44pm
Madeline Potter (University of York)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Theology and Vampires

Bodies of Water in African American Fiction & Film

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:44pm
Ama S. Wattley, Sharon A. Lewis
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

We invite abstracts for a new book of original essays which explore the meaning and/or function of still or moving bodies of water -- lakes, rivers, the sea, gulfs, streams, ponds, canals -- in narratives by African Americans.

The Hidden in Performance, Visual, and Literary Culture Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:44pm
AHRC-Midlands4Cities
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 11, 2021

Hello All,

I am a member of the organising committee for an upcoming free-to-attend interdisciplinary postgraduate conference entitled The Hidden in Performance, Visual, and Literary Culture (AKA: Hidden2021). The conference will take place on the 9th, 10th, and 11th of September 2021.

Registration is now open and will remain open throughout the conference.

Boccaccio and Petrarch in the Wake of Plague

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:44pm
Italians and Italianists at Kalamazoo, ICMS Kalamazoo
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Call for Papers
2022 International Congress of Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo)

May 9-14, 2022 – *online*

 

Panel Title: Boccaccio and Petrarch in the Wake of Plague

 

Contact: Alani Hicks-Bartlett, alani_hicks-bartlett@brown.edu

Principal Sponsoring Organization: Italians and Italianists at Kalamazoo

 

CFP- Indian Writing in English Online

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:44pm
University of Hyderabad
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

CFP: Indian Writing in English Online, University of Hyderabad

Indian Writing in English Online at The University of Hyderabad (henceforth IWE Online), an initiative being executed and funded by the prestigious Institution of Eminence (IoE) project of the University, aims at being the single authoritative academic web resource for any student or a general reader searching for information on the subject of Indian Writing in India.

CONTEMPORARY CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON RABINDRANATH TAGORE

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:44pm
Upanayan Publications
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

CONTEMPORARY CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES

ON

RABINDRANATH TAGORE

ISBN  978-93-91-467-39-5

CALL FOR PAPERS

Research articles are invited to the anthology of essays titled Contemporary Critical Perspectives on Rabindranath Tagore. Artilces should focus on his creative life and works. The prospective authors shall focus on any of the following works, themes or on Tagore’s life as a pioneering artist, educator and social reformer:

1. Rabindranath Tagore: Religion and Philosophy
2. Tagore’s Poetry: Vision and Diction
3. Rabindranath Tagore’s Short stories

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