Much of the Western world has a rising problem with white nationalists. These white supremacists often co-opt fields like Classics, medievalism, and Norse mythology to support their racist ideologies—twisting these disciplines and repressing or ignoring evidence for the multicultural and multiracial realities of the ancient and medieval world. In terms of Classics, these distortions and appropriations have been documented by an emerging generation of scholars like Donna Zuckerberg, Dan-el Padilla Peralta, Curtis Dozier, Sarah Bond, and others. Ancient myth, literature, and symbols continue to pervade modern culture.
Call for Papers
Re-imagining Class: Working-Class Identity and Intersectionality in Contemporary Culture
Symposium, 5-6 May 2022 (Leuven, BE)
CALL FOR PAPERS: The CEA Critic, Special Issue: “Impediments to Student Success”
For the past year (and more), teachers at all levels, across disciplines, and, indeed, around the globe have been working overtime to ensure their students’ success in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID presented a set of obstacles new to most of us. At the same time, COVID called our attention to obstacles that have interrupted our students’ paths since long before the pandemic. These obstacles, which have only become more obvious, are what we now wish to explore.
The Irish Studies Graduate Students of Boston College, in conjunction with the Irish Studies Program, are pleased to be hosting the fifth annual Comhfhios Boston College conference. Comhfhios (pronounced “co-is”) meaning “knowledge together,” or “open to all knowledge,” invites emerging scholars in all Irish Studies fields to gather again in Boston.
The Matrix Revisited
The Fairy Tales Area of the Popular Culture Association (PCA) seeks paper presentations and panels for the annual conference, to be held online from April 13-16, 2022. We are looking for projects that think broadly and diversely about fairy tales throughout the world. We particularly seek papers focused on pedagogical uses of fairy tales at all levels and in all fields, discussions of folkloric shifts from oral to literary to visual (filmic, artistic, etc.) versions of tales, and creative pieces that retell or critique fairy tales or use the tales to comment on some aspect of culture or history.
Call for Proposals: Unsettling Poetry Pedagogy
Editors: Caroline Gelmi, UMass Dartmouth and Lizzy LeRud, Georgia Institute of Technology
EXTENDED Proposal deadline: Wednesday December 1, 2021.
A note from the editors about the deadline extension:
We’re so grateful for the many exciting proposals we’ve received so far. Because we’re now inviting additional contributions in a few targeted areas, we’ve extended the deadline to facilitate these new submissions. We’re still happy to accept proposals on a variety of topics (see the original cfp below for a full list of ideas), but we’re especially interested in the following:
What’s in a Name?
(Ab)Use of Anglo-Saxon in English-speaking cultures and elsewhere
Padova 6-7 June 2022
Colloque international Université du Mans / Université d’Abomey-Calavi 11 - 12 – 13 mai 2022 Lieu du colloque
Université d’Abomey-Calavi & Ouidah
Appel à communications « Les géographies imaginaires de l’esclavage dans la littérature, les arts et les musées »
ImageText: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies, a peer-reviewed journal published quarterly,is seeking submissions of articles and multimodal student projects for its thirteenth volume. This open-access, online journal advances the academic study of an emerging and diverse canon of imagetexts, including—but not limited to—comic books and strips, graphic novels, animations, illustrated fiction, picture books, zines, and other media that blend images and texts in complex ecologies.
EXTENDED CALL FOR PAPERS: JOURNAL OF SCREEN TRANSLATION STUDIES
Italian Voices, English Texts: Dubbing, Subtitles, and Cross-Cultural (Mis)Communications.
Call For Papers
American Literature Association Conference
May 26-29, 2022, Chicago, IL
Welty and Ecology
Paper proposals are welcome on any aspect of Hardy’s life, work, and legacy for the Twenty-Fifth International Hardy Conference and Festival, to be held in Dorchester, Dorset, UK, from July 25th-29th, 2022. Several significant Hardy anniversaries occur in 2022: the 70th anniversary of the book publication of Our Exploits at West Poley, the centenary of Late Lyrics and Earlier, the 120th anniversary of Poems of the Past and the Present, the 125th anniversary of The Well-Beloved, the 140th anniversary of Two on a Tower, and the 150th anniversary of Under the Greenwood Tree. Proposals for papers on the poetry are especially welcome.
Abstract proposals are being sought from Japanese and non-Japanese scholars writing in English for a book exploring androgyny, ‘cross-dressing’, drag culture, trans-gender issues, sexual identities and other forms of gender fluidity that feature in Japanese arts and culture – past and present.
This conference panel for the Area for Esotericism, Occultism.
In recognition of the mainstream attention brought to Dune by Villeneuve's adaptation, the Area for Esotericism, Occultism and Magic at the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association invites the proposal of papers to this special panel intended to investigate and examine esoteric, occult. and magical inspirations, parallels, and reciprocals influences on the "Duniverse."
***The deadline for paper submissions to ACLA 2022 has been extended to Nov 30, 2021.***
ANZAMEMS 2022 CONFERENCE ON RECEPTION AND EMOTION
CFP - PANEL ON AESTHETICS IN MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN POETRY
UPDATED - ONLINE PRESENTATIONS NOW ACCEPTED AND DEADLINE EXTENDED.
We invite scholarly proposals for papers on aesthetics in medieval and early modern poetry (c. 400 to 1800), as part of a panel or panels being established at ANZAMEMS 2022. The link to the main website and call for papers is here: https://www.anzamems2021.com/
CFP Submission Link and Website: https://dragrace-p45cfp.com/
Post45 Contemporaries Site: https://post45.org/contemporaries/
Guess who’s back in the house
Heels click-clackin’ about
Fine, fresh, feminine, style to eleven
I’m divine, so heavenly
It’s dimes across the board with no doubt
Body like wow
— RuPaul, “Call Me Mother”
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Working title: Indigenous social media and digital environments
Special Issue of Transmotion: https://journals.kent.ac.uk/index.php/transmotion/index
Issue editors: Ashley Caranto Morford, Tanja Grubnic, and Jeffrey Ansloos
In this seminar, we hope to rethink long-held associations between novel and nation-state in light of recent insights from oceanic studies, archipelagic studies, as well as transatlantic, transpacific, and Indian Ocean contexts. What kinds of genres and narrative frameworks unfold from a maritime, as opposed to land-based, perspective? How do novelists negotiate these commitments across multiple scales—and what ways of reading emerge by centering islands, coasts, ports, and other liminal spaces?
I am recruiting contributors for a collection of scholarly essays with the working title Starcrossed Century: Astrology in Global Society from World War One to Covid. The book is designed to address the identification of the history of astrology with "premodern" history. The historiography of astrology is very active and intellectually exciting, but it focuses almost entirely on the period before 1800. Yet never have there been more astrological believers and practitioners than today. So far I have committments for two essays, one (by me) on American astrologers and COVID, and one on astrology and identity in the sixties counterculture. I want to avoid too heavy a focus on the Anglophone world (although I would love a serious essay on astrology
The Area of Esotericism, Occultism, and Magic at the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association seeks papers for a special panel for its annual conference this February 23-26 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, which focuses on the adaptation of esoteric, occult, and magical texts into the medium of film. While the direct adaptation of such texts into the cinematic medium is vanishingly rare (a notable example, characteristically obscure but intriguing, being the 2003 filmic adaptation of Austin Spare's Earth Inferno; by contrast, the other most notable example, The Wizard of Oz, eclipses the Theosophical origins of its adapted source text with its cinematic fame), suggestion or simulation of such texts in reception, reference, or placement
The 15th annual Brandeis Graduate Student Conference will be held March 25th, 2022, with the theme “Beyond the Archive: Interpreting Silence.”
We the editors plan to publish a collection of essays celebrating 400 years of Thomas Middleton’s legacy as a dramatist, from his final work for the commercial stageup to the present day.
Call for Papers: Research and Creative Activity Hybrid Symposium 2022 Topic: Pandemic
Alabama State University
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
RCA Hybrid Symposium
Deadline for Abstract Submissions: January 15, 2022
Submit your Abstract to: RCAS@alasu.edu
Submissions encouraged from Faculty, Undergraduate and Graduate Students, and Professionals. Acceptance Response: February 1, 2022
Conference Date: March 29, 2022
Diaspora Cinema and Media: Globalising the Local
This AHRC-funded virtual conference is the culmination of the Diaspora Screen Media Network’s series of successful events. The network has been formed to examine and discuss the exciting new viewing practices in relation to screen media and social networking apps in the field of Black British and British Asian diaspora screen media.
International Conference (Online) on "Digitally-Aided Mobilities in the Post-Pandemic Asian Context"
May 19-20, 2022
Call for Papers
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