HERA invites research, papers, panels, and presentations embracing inclusivity in all aspects of the human conditions––including, but not limited to, race, class, gender, sexuality, age, veteran status, ability, power, ecology, sustainability. We encourage a wide and extensive representation of disciplines and interdisciplinary projects. Every field in the humanities, liberal & creative arts, and social sciences is appropriate. Our goal is to foster the sharing and expressing of the humanities as an urgently important human enterprise––helping to clarify the crucial immediacy of the humanities and why they should be encouraged, supported, and sustained.
This panel will explore the following questions. All takes on these questions and related issues of academic/university labor are welcome: What is professionalism today, and how might we approach the study of professions from today’s emerging abolitionist and decolonial perspectives? What does it mean to talk about the academic profession and academic freedom in our present moment, and how do our ways of talking about our work reflect different relationships to professionalism?
Call for Proposals: Understanding the Holocaust, Genocide, and Mass Violence in the Public Imagination Conference
September 21 – 23, 2022
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Call for Papers, Panels, Roundtables, and Presentations
Keynote Speakers: Susan Neiman, PhD (Einstein Forum, Germany) Donald Fixico (Shawnee, Sac and Fox, Muscogee Creek and Seminole), PhD (Arizona State University, USA)
The concept of evil received much attention throughout the 20th century. Despite the industrial scale atrocities committed in Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia, and Maoist China, alongside the genocides in Cambodia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Rwanda, as well as the explosion of serial killers like Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and Andrei Chikatilo in the latter part of the 20th century, the first two decades of the 21st century have been largely unconcerned with rigorous discussion of such evil.
Call for Papers: Autotheory: Thinking through Self, Body, Practice (Hybrid Conference)
Deadline for Submissions: *DEADLINE EXTENDED* 28th February 2022
Date: Week of 24th October 2022
Venue: University of Glasgow and online
American, British and Canadian Studies appears biannually in June and December. It is a peer-reviewed journal that sets out to explore the intersections of culture, technology and the human sciences in the age of electronic information. It publishes work by scholars of any nationality on Anglophone Studies, Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, Postcolonial Theory, Anthropology, Area Studies, Multimedia and Digital Arts and related subjects. Articles addressing influential crosscurrents in current academic thinking are particularly welcomed. ABC Studies also publishes book reviews and review essays, interviews, work-in-progress, conference reports, research project outlines, notes and comments.
The John Dos Passos Society invites paper proposals for one or two open-topic panels at the American Literature Association conference, to be held in Chicago on May 26-29, 2022.
As such, we invite proposals for papers on any aspect of Dos Passos’s life or work.
For consideration, please submit a 300-word abstract and a brief bio in Word or PDF format to email@example.com by January 29, 2022. Be sure to also note any A/V requirements.
The Boston College Department of Medical Humanities, Health, and Culture presents a spring conference to be held virtually on Saturday, April 2, 2022.
Università del Piemonte Orientale (Vercelli, Italy) invites paper proposals for a conference exploring the routes and branches of literary and cultural exchanges from Italy to the United States in the years 1945-1975. The conference is the third in a series of events taking place within the framework of the transdisciplinary research project Transatlantic Transfers: the Italian presence in Postwar America 1949-1972 (PRIN 2017, 2020-23) developed in partnership with Politecnico di Milano, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, and Università di Scien-ze Gastronomiche di Pollenzo.
The Digital Popular in Indian context (2010-2019)
The Digital Popular in Indian context (2010-2019)
The Digital Popular in Indian context (2010-2019)
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
The 39th International Conference on English Teaching and Learning
English Teaching and Research Association 2022 Annual Conference
Innovations Across Boundaries in English Language and Literature Education
Date: July 15-16, 2022
Venue: Fu Jen Catholic University, New Taipei City, Taiwan
Abstract submission deadline extended to February 14, 2022
This panel investigates the centrality of childhood to the rapidly changing medical and scientific landscape of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, an era that saw the development of Darwin’s theories of evolution, the rise of wide-spread support within the scientific community for eugenics, and the medicalization of birth, of neurodivergence, and of gender and sex. Papers will interrogate how various scientific/medical discourses used actual children as subjects, and how these discourses relied on the imagined figure of the child to bolster scientific claims around “naturalness,” plasticity, race, and gender, and to justify invasive medical practices performed on both children and adults.
Studia austriaca (founded in 1992)
An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature
Published annually in the spring
p-ISSN 1593-2508 | e-ISSN 2385-2925
Editor-in-chief: Fausto Cercignani
Co-Editor: Marco Castellari
Chinese fandoms are a growing area of interest attracting attention from groups as diverse as academia, industry, and even government. Although the foci of these groups vary, at the core are questions related to the function, organization, interests, and activities of fan groups. As Chinese media and entertainment industries mature and transnational collaborations increase, content and celebrity figures both inside and outside the Chinese context are increasingly distributed, consumed, and implicated in the formation (or extension) of fan communities.
The E. E. Cummings Society invites proposals for two panels at the American Literature Association conference, to be held at the Palmer House Hilton, Chicago on May 26-29, 2022.
Panel 1: Cummings and Transcendence
In 1960, Norman Friedman declared that Cummings’ “philosophy of life” was “transcendental, romantic, prelapsarian, organicist, and individualistic. The same is publicly available in the writings of many others, such as Emerson, Whitman, Thoreau, and Emily Dickinson” (Art 66). We seek papers examining, critiquing, clarifying, or complicating these assertions through a close reading of any Cummings work(s).
American Literature Association Annual Conference
May 26-29, 2022
The Kurt Vonnegut Society will sponsor two panels at the upcoming ALA Conference:
Vonnegut on Film
Robert Weide’s documentary Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time was released in theaters
on November 19, 2021, following a Kickstarter campaign and much anticipation from
Vonnegut fans and scholars alike. Weide’s work is the first full-length documentary film
addressing the author’s life and works. This session invites responses to the
documentary and to “Vonnegut on Film” more broadly.
Keynote and plenary speakers of the conference:
Conversations concerned with borders often address the extent of geopolitics, the anthropocene, and the techno-industrial. Yet, “the meaning of the word border has progressively changed from a fact of nature to a cultural, political, and ideological product of human will (Power 6-13; Harvey). Natural frontiers do not exist either in a topographical or in a linguistic sense, and the self-conscious linking of place and identity is quite a modern phenomenon” (Spiridon 376).
The book provides an in-depth analysis of global perspectives on advancing public and social gender policy worldwide; it also examines women’s political representation and participation in peace processes in the context of their community, emphasizing existing cultural norms with biases, questioning societal prejudices toward women, for example, in STEM and creative economies. The volume covers several domains presenting a wide range of important issues that demonstrate gender inequality, discussing a wide range of cultural and geographical realities.
The 2022 First Book Institute
June 12-18, 2022
Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University
Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book
Priscilla Wald, R. Florence Brinkley Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Duke University, and Co-Editor of American Literature
Aperçus: Histories Texts Cultures
A Bucknell University Press Series
Aperçus is a series of books exploring the connections among historiography, culture, and textual representation in various disciplines. Revisionist in intention, Aperçus seeks monographs as well as guest-edited multi-authored volumes, which stage critical interventions to open up new possibilities for interrogating how systems of knowledge production operate at the intersections of individual and collective thought.
Call for PapersUCSD Literature Department 3rd Annual Graduate Student Conference
University of California, San Diego
Remote, April 29th-30th, 2022
We’d like to remind you of the upcoming conference abstracts deadline of 31 January for the conference “Shadow Screens: Unmade, Unseen, Unreleased Film and Television”.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Jadavpur University Essays and Studies (JUES) Vol. 36 (Themed Issue)
Editors: Dr. Rafat Ali
Dr. Doyeeta Majumder
Death, Dying and Diseases: Critical Reflections
Conference dates: March 2-4th, 2022
CFP deadline: 1st february
Place: Madrid (Spain)
Organised by: Medieval Colors Network. Universidad Complutense de Madrid (CAPIRE Research Group), Freie Universität Berlin, Uniwersytet Jagielloński, Università di Bologna, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne y Helsingin Yliopisto.