Continuing an ongoing philosophical conversation about the order of rank and value, media theorist and evolutionary biologist Donna Haraway states in A Cyborg Manifesto that the classifications of human, machine, and animal species blur if one examines them at the genetic or molecular level; the order and rank of human supremacy dissolves. In the late 19th century following the acceptance of Darwin’s theory of evolution, how were the fuzzy lines between humans, animals, and machines drawn and by whom? At what point do we, as humans, become transhuman—enhanced by technology?
READING WOMEN’S LIFE WRITING:A Critical Appraisal
We are seeking submissions of abstracts for our NeMLA panel. The NeMLA Convention will take place from March 23-26, 2023, in Niagara Falls, NY, USA. The 2023 conference theme is RESILIENCE.
At the center of the #MeToo movement lie survivor testimonies, which demystify victim-shaming, victim-blaming, and legitimizing the victim-survivor's testimony as the unquestionable truth. In the South Asian context, such testimonies are still a taboo, which leads to victim-survivors refusing to share and relive their experiences and narratives even if they have the means and access to do so. Our panel seeks to problematize the #MeToo movement in order to reimagine and contextualize it in South Asia and the South Asian diaspora as a much-needed intervention to examine the implications of a transnational feminist movement.
"You have shown me a strange image, and they are strange prisoners. Like ourselves, I replied; and they see only their own shadows, or the shadows of one another, which the fire throws on the opposite wall of the cave?" (Plato, The Republic)
“Allegorie entsteht, wenn der Verstand sich vorlügt, er habe Phantasie.” Allegory occurs when the mind betrays and tells itself it has imagination. (Hebbel, Diary 1840, translation added)
Competing concepts of “medicine” and “healing” abound, with roots in our period; what might we think of as “alternative” medicine? Competing conceptions of medicine were proposed by Bruonians (John Brown’s binary of stimulant vs sedative) and Cullenians (followers of William Cullen), and yet another by Samuel Hahnemann (the law of similars, the law of the minimal dose). We might consider physiological interventions (surgeries, purgings) in contrast with more palliative approaches aimed at restoring “nature’s balance.” The origins of obstetrics (and its displacement of midwives), anatomical dissection and pathology (and their relation to criminality), and mesmerism are linked to famous male figures but also their critics.
CALL FOR PAPERS
EVELYN G. ETHERIDGE CONFERENCE
ON THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE
OCTOBER 26-28, 2022
1235 Fifteenth Street
Augusta, GA 30901
Punk Scholars Network Canada and Punk Scholars Network USA
2022 Virtual Conference
Friday, November 18, 2022 via Zoom (Times TBA)
Our annual conference of the Punk Scholars Network Canada and United States will be held on November 18, 2022 via Zoom. The theme this year is Punk & Resilience, and we welcome proposals from punk scholars both in North America and internationally.
Call for Abstracts for the
Humanities and Arts in Business Series
Series Editors: Rhonda Knight, PhD, Coker University and Eric Litton, PhD, University of Central Florida
Deadline for Submission of Abstract + Learning Objectives = November 1, 2022
Feminismos decoloniales, negros y queer de Latinoamérica y el Caribe.
TITLE: TEACHING WITH SOCIAL MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY: GLOBAL DOSSIERS
CALL FOR PAPERS
From Sabrina to Supreme, there are plentiful modern representations of the witch in popular culture, each exuding singular or group-sourced power borne from traditions of centuries-past, as manifested in literature, television, film, or local lore. But what about the lesser-known witches, those who practice and represent branches of witchcraft rarely examined within the subcultural analysis or fandom?
This panel examines portrayals of lesser-known witches and how their quiet unconventionality, even within the broader occult subculture, might inform scholarship, practice, and preservation. What can we learn by examining lesser-known witches or unconventional representations of the witch?
Bending Metal: Metal Scenes during and after COVID
deadline for submissions:
October 1, 2022
full name / name of organization:
Bryan Bardine/University of Dayton/ Jerome Stueart
Bending Metal: Global Metal Scenes during and after COVID
Proposals due: September 1, 2022
Continuing our work examining metal scenes and with a contract with Lexington Press we propose the following project:
‘Toxic’! Toxicity In-Between the Humanities and Natural Sciences // 18 Nov. 2022 (09.00-17.00 CET)
Toxicity and intoxication surround us: If anything, the resurgence of the terms in the late 2010s reminds us of this statement’s basic truth. Toxic masculinity, for example, has become a rallying cry against problematic gender norms, while Britney Spears’ 2003 mega-hit ‘Toxic’ has become a queer anthem conjuring the ‘poison paradise’. The future of our planet is decided at the dead banks of toxic rivers, with people living on toxic soil and drowning in an increasing mass of toxic waste. In the Western world, lifestyle-gurus promise ‘mental detox’ while an opioid crisis ravages the United States.
The following CFP is for a proposed panel on the work of Barbara Cassin, for the 2022 Australasian Society of Continental Philosophy (ASCP) Conference, to be held at the University of Melbourne, Australia, from November 28-30.
Barbara Cassin: The Sophistic Effect and the Tongues of Philosophy
SpokenWeb Symposium 2023 Call for Papers
We've extended the deadline to Friday, September 16, 2022!
The SpokenWeb Research Network (www.spokenweb.ca) is hosting the 2023 SpokenWeb Research Symposium at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada from May 1-3, 2023. We invite those from inside and outside the Network who engage with sound in their research and/or creative practice to submit paper or panel proposals that respond to the conference theme of:
Reverb: Echo-Locations of Sound and Space
Call for Papers
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
44th Annual Conference, February 22-25, 2023
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Submissions open on August 15, 2022
Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2022
American Humor Studies Association
Judith Yaross Lee Publication Grant in American Humor Studies
Sponsored and funded by the American Humor Studies Association, the goal of the Judith Yaross Lee Publication Grant is to provide graduate students and emerging scholars with professional guidance and support in publishing an article on comedy and humor studies. Graduate students and those who earned their Ph.D.s in 2022 are welcome to apply.
Feminism(s) in the Media: Public Outreach and Cultural Transformations
Ghent University, Belgium
14– 15 September 2023
In partnership with Antwerp University (Belgium), Gothenburg University (Sweden), Leuven University (Belgium) and the Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB) (Belgium)
The International Committee of the Children’s Literature Association has chosen to alternate its annual panels between specific geographic focal points and themes that encourage transnational discussions. In conjunction with the 2022 ChLA conference, we hosted a themed virtual panel on “Dreams in Children’s and Young Adult Literature.” For the 2023 ChLA annual conference to be held in Bellevue, Washington from June 15 to 17, we seek paper proposals with a focus on “Islands.” We are interested in studies of islands, archipelagos, and waterways – literal and metaphoric – in children’s and young adult literature.
NeMLA Panel: Sonidos de resistencia y resiliencia latinoamericanos
The theme of NeMLA 2023 is Resilience, and on a fundamental and visceral level resistance is located in the body that suffers or is threatened with disappearance.
Thinking With a River: Housatonic Valley History and Culture
Edited by Sheila Liming and Jacob A.C. Remes
Abstracts due February 1, 2023
NeMLA 2023 (March 23 - 26, 2023; Niagara Falls, NY)
ECOCRITICAL RESPONSES: HUMAN RIGHTS OVER EXTRACTIVISM
Co-Chaired: Diana Aldrete (Trinity College) and Melissa McCarron (University at Buffalo)
“Living fame no fortune can confound”: Richard Barnfield’s Legacy
Sapienza University of Rome, 9-10 February 2023
Camilla Caporicci (University of Perugia)
Fabio Ciambella (Sapienza University of Rome)
Cristiano Ragni (University of Verona)
Confirmed keynote speakers:
Tania Demetriou (University of Cambridge)
Andrew Hadfield (University of Sussex)
The online peer-reviewed journal Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice (TALTP) is seeking articles for its Winter 2022 issue. Deadline for article submission is November 15. Visit the web site at
for submission guidelines and send manuscripts to Patricia Bostian at Patricia.Bostian@cpcc.edu.
International Conference onAnglo-Portuguese Studies III: a tribute to Professor Maria Leonor Machado de Sousa, OBE (1932-2021)
Venue: Faculdade de Ciências Sociais eHumanas
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Campus de Campolide
Lisbon, Portugal, 24-26 November 2022
CETAPS (Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies) is pleased to announce its 3rd International ConferenceonAnglo-Portuguese Studies, a 3-day conference on topics related to Anglo-Portuguese historical, literary and cultural relations. We also welcome papers on Luso-American exchanges, Anglo-Iberian relations and papers that make comparisons and connections between Portuguese- speakingand Anglophone countries.
As more climate doomsday predictions continue to surface from scientists, journalists, and scholars, the fight to combat global climate collapse can sometimes feel hopeless—petrified by the saturation of negative affects in literary, theoretical, and cultural production. While continuing with neoliberal business-as-usual is untenable, scholars have begun to recognize that doom and gloom predictions alone actually make individuals less likely to act.