This proposed edited collection on Michael Cimino will represent the first, full critical engagement with the work of this divisive figure: acclaimed and lionised with The Deer Hunter (1979 Oscars for Directing and, presented by John Wayne, Best Picture), dismissed and demonised with Heaven’s Gate, condemned for The Year of the Dragon, and marginalised and forgotten thereafter, only to be haltingly reappraised shortly before his death in 2016 (with tributes at the Venice and Locarno film festivals).
In May 2023, Republican Senator Tommy Tuberville replied, “Well, they call them that. I call them Americans,” when asked by Richard Banks, a radio host for WBHM in Alabama, if he believed white nationalists should be allowed in the U.S. military. Tuberville, who later said “I look at a white nationalists [sic] as a Trump Republican,” also later slightly recanted, stating that, “We agree that we should not be characterizing Trump supporters as white nationalists.” However, Tuberville’s initial comments and impulses create and reinforce a corollary that to be American is to be white.
Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada
2024 Biennial Conference: Migrations
19-22 June, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario
Call for Book Chapters
Jayanta Mahapatra: Modern Critical Views
We invite scholars, researchers, and literary enthusiasts to contribute to the upcoming edited book Jayanta Mahapatra: Modern Critical Viewsthat aims to delve into the multifaceted dimensions of the celebrated poet, Jayanta Mahapatra. As one of India's foremost poets, Mahapatra's work has left an indelible mark on the landscape of contemporary Indian poetry. This volume intends to critically explore his poetic corpus, shedding light on its thematic richness, artistic innovations, and its relevance in the larger literary discourse.
The Woman Scream (Grito de Mujer) cause opens call for participation. Poets and Visual Artists from anywhere in the world, are invited to send a proposal to raise awareness about women violence as part of our social mission.
The work submitted might become part of our next international anthology in tribute to women and their rights to a life free from violence.
Check the menu “join the cause” of our page www.womanscreamfestival.com for further details and submission’s form.
Call for papers for a Special Cluster in a/b: Autobiography Studies
Spaniards across the Americas after the Spanish Civil War: “I am from the Country Called Exile” / Españoles en las Américas después de la Guerra Civil: “Soy del país del exilio”
Sex and Popular Romance from the 1950s to the Present Day
Edited by Dr Jo Parsons (Falmouth University)
The Bonkbuster is a baggy and pejorative term which has been applied to a wide ranging and diverse literary form. These texts, written mostly, but not exclusively, by women have suffered from critical neglect due to sexism and their popularity, as well as elitist attitudes towards what constitutes literature.
Though the Internet has been around since the 1980s, the “Internet novel” as a genre has only really emerged in the last decade or so. We can think of Lauren Oyler’s Fake Accounts (2021), Patricia Lockwood’s No One Is Talking About This (2021), and Calvin Kasulke’s Several People Are Typing (2021) as notable recent examples. Each of these novels take as their topic the particular and peculiar confines of the digital world we live in. Lockwood has described this sensation as falling through a “long void that never reaches the bottom,” while Brandon Taylor claims that “the Internet Novel captures some of the weird Gothic horror that white people have come, by way of their new digital Calvinism, to accept as being inherent to digital life.”
The University of Chicago Press and Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society are pleased to announce the competition for the 2025 Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship. Named in honor of the founding editor of Signs, the Catharine Stimpson Prize is designed to recognize excellence and innovation in the work of emerging feminist scholars.
Twenty-second Claflin University Conference on English and Language Arts Pedagogy in Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions (In-person on the campus of Claflin University) *
November 1-2, 2023
THEME: THE IMPACT OF AI ON WRITING AND READING
Wednesday, November 1, 2023, Concurrent sessions
Thursday, November 2, 2023, Concurrent sessions
11 AM EST Plenary session speaker: Dr. Mona Lisa Saloy, Louisiana Poet Laureate 2021-23, Conrad N. Hilton Endowed Professor of English, Dillard University, New Orleans, LA.
*(Participants not residing in the United States may request a virtual option)
In 1982 Robert Neville wrote, “The encounter of Christianity with the world’s other religions has shaken Christian theology to its foundations.” One recent response to this trauma is the so-called “theology without walls” movement, in which Neville has been an active participant. Unlike another response, namely comparative theology (which remains “confessional” or married to the truth of one’s starting or “home” religion), theology without walls is willing and eager to explore other religions—even non-religious sources—in what Jerry Martin calls “an effort to understand ultimate reality as fully as possible.”
The New Ray Bradbury Review Issue 8 (2024)
For the next issue of The New Ray Bradbury Review (NRBR), we invite articles which examine the theme of space, broadly construed.
The deadline for the 2024 Women in French 11th International Colloquium, to be held at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa on March 28-30, 2024, has been extended until SEPTEMBER 30, 2023.
Please find the original CFP below.
11TH INTERNATIONAL WOMEN IN FRENCH CONFERENCE CALL FOR PAPERS
University of Alabama
Precarious Lives/Vies précaires
28-30 March 2024
The work of Bernardo Bertolucci (1941-2018), in its preoccupations, scope and politics, exemplifies that of the post-war generation of radical European auteurs: initial films made in the shadow of Neo-Realism, and under the influence of the French New Wave (The Grim Reaper, Before the Revolution); a full embrace of the events of 1968 (Partner, Agonia); a late modernist art cinema that interrogated the scandal of Italian war-time history and exerted a profound influence on other film-makers – particularly those of New Hollywood (The Conformist, The Spider’s Stratagem); a global “success de scandale” with Last Tango in Paris, which was still in the headlines half a century later, via #MeToo; a particularly 1970s
In her work, A Theory of Adaptation, Linda Hutcheon describes the term “adaptation” as “[a]n acknowledged transposition of a recognisable other work or works” (2016, p. 8), pointing out that adaptations attract the audience by arousing pleasure and encouraging a reevaluation. One can easily perceive and interpret the original literary work’s intricate relationship with its adaptation through his/her experience and knowledge of the earlier. Adaptations are relished as they revive recognised narratives and stories in a new format, genre and medium. However, “the adaption is not an act of sly plagiarism; it is a deliberate and self-conscious attempt to engage with an original text and offer a new approach or direction.
In Dark Matter (2013), Andrew Sofer observes that “[s]taging trauma poses a representational conundrum because trauma confounds chronology and eludes comprehension” (118). Yet the theatre has long been a site for exploring the effects of collective trauma from genocide, slavery, war, environmental disaster, and forced displacement. Building on existing trauma studies scholarship and the work of psychologists such as Cathy Caruth and Judith Herman, whose research highlights trauma’s resistance to coherent, chronological narrative and simple representation, we are seeking papers for a special panel focusing on transgenerational trauma as it is expressed in dramatic literature and performance.
M. Butterfly at 35
Sponsored Panel by the David Henry Hwang Society for the Comparative Drama Conference
2023 marks the 35th anniversary of David Henry Hwang's M. Butterfly. We welcome papers that engage with Hwang's Tony-winning play, the David Cronenberg 1993 film as well as the 2017 rewritten Broadway revival. We also encourage discussion of various productions of either play.
Call for papers on the pastoral, cottagecore and solarpunk, regarding an upcoming 1-day symposium, organised by Etudes Montpelliéraines du Monde Anglophone (EMMA) in Montpellier, France (Université Paul Valéry). Date : November 17, 2023.
Call for papers :
Dear Scholars and Researchers,
We are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity to contribute to the advancement of scholarly discourse in the field of contemporary poetics. The Journal of Contemporary Poetics is seeking enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to join our esteemed editorial team as Co-Editors.
The Mediterranean has often been considered a transitional space—a rite of passage, an interval between borders, a route to conquest. But what of the Mediterranean as a context and a framework in itself? How might notions of ‘man,’ ‘nation,’ ‘empire,’ ‘center,’ and ‘periphery’ be reformulated when looked at from the perspective of the sea? What does comparative literature look like when the Mediterranean is viewed not only as a sea in which cultures exist and literatures are produced but also as a context or a framework in which they can be reassessed?
The themed issue on “The AI Revolution” aims to discuss and disseminate the latest research on the impact of artificial intelligence on human life, its representation in art and literature and its academic possibilities. With our declared orientation to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, the issue will look forward to sharing research on how the Goals can be achieved through holistic multidisciplinary approaches.
Authors from any discipline can submit papers. But the journal will not publish papers that belong purely to the disciplines of science and technology, medicine, and business management. We will publish papers that are interdisciplinary in nature engaging in discussion relevant to humanities and social sciences.
ACLA, Montreal, March 14-17, 2023
Thanatic Ethics: The Circulation of Bodies in Migratory SpacesInternational Conference #3
Death “Matters”: The (Im)material and the Sensory in Death in Migration
Venue: The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Dates: January 7-9, 2024
Deadline for submitting proposals: Oct 1, 2023
Notification of acceptance: Oct 15, 2023
● This conference will be held in person and participants will be expected to travel to the venue and book accommodation at their own cost, obtaining their visa as applicable.
International Thomas Merton Society
College English Association
53rdTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Westin Buckhead Atlanta
Call for Papers
Trans LiteraturesA special issue of College Literature: A Journal of Critical Literary Studies
Call for Proposals
Co-edited by: Alex Brostoff (Kenyon College) & RL Goldberg (Princeton University, Prison Teaching Initiative)
Vernon Press invites book chapters for a forthcoming edited volume on the subject of disability narratives in nineteenth century British fiction.
Call for Papers: Composition and Rhetoric: Practice at CEA 2024
March 21-23 Atlanta, Georgia
The Westin Buckhead Atlanta
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Composition and Rhetoric: Practice for our 53rd annual conference.
The special topics chair for Composition & Rhetoric: Practice invites submissions on a range of topics exploring writing pedagogies and practices focused on the conference theme of Transformations. Proposals may address the following topics:
- What are successful transformations of your curriculum that have supported student success in writing?