In the last ten years, youth literature, as a US institution, has had a major reckoning with its complicity in systemic racism and oppression. This reckoning has taken place in direct relationship to social justice movements such as Black Lives Matter, Me Too, and We Need Diverse Books, all of which are rooted in communities of color. For example, in my book, Side by Side: US Empire, Puerto Rico and the Roots of American Youth Literature and Culture (UP Mississippi, March 2021), I argue that the study of youth literature in the US was built on a purposeful separation from fields like Ethnic Studies. This was the case despite the fact that youth literature has always been rooted in multiracial, multilingual epistemologies.
DEADLINE APPROACHING - 5/31/2021
Call For Papers – ReFocus: The Films of David Mamet
We are seeking abstracts of 250-500 words for essays to be included in a book-length anthology on David Mamet to appear in late 2022. We have received a number of strong proposals already, but looking for a few more to add to the volume’s lineup. The intended scope of the work is to analyze Mamet’s unique position as an artist of note in both the theatre and the cinema, as well as his very specific ideas about dramatic structure, performance style, and economical visual storytelling. It will argue, for the first time, that Mamet’s film work is an essential, but underappreciated dimension of his artistic career.
We seek submissions for The Feminist Playbook: Classroom Activities for Intersectional Pedagogy—an edited book collection of interdisciplinary, feminist lesson plans intended for any higher-eduction class where learning happens outside of the gender box. We are currently in discussion with Routledge and CRC press about publishing this professional resource for faculty and instructors teaching in colleges and universities.
To this end, we are seeking proposals that describe an active learning lesson that ahderes to at least one tenent of feminist pedagogy:
17-18 June 2021 - ONLINE (via Zoom)
All details: https://www.migration-conference.info/
Deadline for proposals: 23 May 2021
CFP: Migration, Adaptation and Memory
How do we remember and represent our migration experiences? Who is involved in these processes? How does history remember these events? What helps migrants and societies to adapt? The significance of these and related questions have made their way into our daily lives, from the refugee crisis to policy decisions, individual psychotherapy to (re)building identities, communities, and memories.
Romancing the Gothic is online education project which offers free classes on the Gothic, horror, folklore, queer literature, romance and hidden and dark histories. We are an interdiscplinary project with scholars taking part from many different fields (including art history, philosophy, literature, micro-biology, history and more) and from all over the world. We have a regular audience as well as open sign-ups. To find out more about the project - see the website - https://romancingthegothic.com
CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference — Television Area
Friday-Sunday, 7-10 October 2021
Address: Westin Minneapolis: 88 South 6th Street, Minneapolis MN 55402 Phone: (612) 333-4006
Not so long ago, the links between Romanticism and vexed issues such as class, gender, or race, were barely explored within Romantic studies, despite that some Romantics embraced very eagerly what today sound like very unacceptable ideas such as the division of humankind into two primary racial groups: the “culturally superior and beautiful Europeans” on the one hand, and the “Mongols”, namely “the ugly and inferior” Asians, Africans and Americans on the other.
The following special session has been accepted for the 2021 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association conference being held at the University of Nevada Las Vegas November 11th through Sunday November 14, 2021.
The Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association is accepting proposals until July 15 for their 2021 virtual conference, Nov 10 - 13.
Gathering: Christianity, Race, and JusticeMidwest Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and LiteratureWednesday-Thursday, June 23-24, 2021Online Conference hosted by Wheaton College (IL) English Department
A partnership between The Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities (The Education University of Hong Kong), EMMA (University Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3)
and La Maison Française d’Oxford
Venue: University Paul Valery Montpellier 3, France
Dates: September 29 to October 2, 2021
Deadline for submitting proposals: 15 June 2021
Notification of acceptance: 15 July 2021
Call for Paper on “From Literary Composition to Cinematic Adaptation: A Study of Indian Cinema through Popular Literature”
Authentic, scholarly and unpublished research papers are invited from academics and writers for publication in an edited volume with ISBN. Authors are requested to strictly follow the submission guidelines mentioned herewith in their papers. Only electronic submission via email will be accepted for publication. The proposed title of the volume which is below, may subject to change:
From Literary Composition to Cinematic Adaptation: A Study of Indian Cinema through Popular Literature
Inside the Anthropocene: Critical Media Literacy & the SARS-CoV2 Pandemic
SARS-CoV2 has created a global health emergency with real human cost that has also manifested as a media spectacle. This special issue will focus on the ways many different media platforms work as a kind of cultural pedagogy, a pedagogy that depends on the replication and distribution of certain forms of biopolitical power.
Novitas-ROYAL is open access, peer-reviewed, international journal of Children’s Research Center. It is devoted to promoting scholarly exchange among researchers who are academically interested in the education of youth with a focus on teaching, learning, acquisition, and use of second/foreign languages, any issues related to linguistics and language sciences, cultures, and literatures. The primary aim of the journal is to help accumulate knowledge of how foreign languages, cultures, and literatures have the potential to change the lives of students. The journal is only electronic (no print version). It is biannually published in April and October.
The geopolitical space called ‘South Asia’ has resulted in a literature that is the product of various forms of contact i.e. travel, pilgrimage, colonization, trade etc. Social movements and historical changes have triggered transformations globally and it reinvigorated the ongoing dialogue regarding the true interpretation of South Asian literature. Philosophers like Merleau Ponty (phenomenologist), Martin Buber (existentialist) or Bakhtin all helped in reconceptualised understanding of human relations and thereby, in turn leading to a greater understanding of South Asian literature from newer and emerging perspectives.
The Journal of the Wooden O is a peer-reviewed academic publication focusing on Shakespeare studies. It is published annually by Southern Utah University Press in cooperation with the Gerald R. Sherratt Library and the Utah Shakespeare Festival.
The editors invite papers on any topic related to Shakespeare, including Shakespearean texts, Shakespeare in performance, the adaptation of Shakespeare works (film, fiction, and visual and performing arts), Elizabethan and Jacobean culture and history, and Shakespeare’s contemporaries.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Working Class Culture
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association Annual Conference
November 10-13, 2021
A Virtual Conference
Working Class Culture
Area chair: Dr. Greg Bruno (Kingsborough Community College, City University of New York)
Working Class Culture welcomes papers/presentations that examine representations of the working class or labor in all areas of culture, including but not limited to art, literature, film, and the media. Research, critical, theoretical, or interdisciplinary approaches are equally encouraged.
CALL FOR PAPERS
for a topical issue of Open Philosophy
(NEO)CYBERNETIC PATHS FOR AN EPISTEMOLOGY OF DIGITAL CULTURES
Time: November 4-5, 2021
Venue: John F. Kennedy-Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin (Germany)
Abstract deadline: June 20, 2021
CFP: Variations of the Metaphysical Detective Story in the French and Francophone World
A CUNY Manifold Ebook edited by Iziar de Miguel and Antoine Dechêne
Call for Chapters:
“Documentary Film in Latin America and the Caribbean: Theory and Practice”
Edited by Christopher L. Ballengee
This interdisciplinary edited volume seeks to illuminate theoretical and practical perspectives on the production, reception, and analysis of ethnographic and documentary film in Latin America and the Caribbean. We invite scholars, critics, filmmakers, and other interested authors to submit proposals as outlined below.
The Fan, Fandoms, and Celebrity Studies area encourages submissions that focus on interrogating the ideas and the ideals of fans and fandoms, and why we idolize celebrities. We welcome submissions from all theoretical and philosophical perspectives. We are open to submissions in any area of fan and celebrity studies including but not limited to:
The Twentieth century saw the rapid development of the city and its impact on the socio-cultural fabric of nations manifested in the social and cultural ways of living. The city came to be represented as an urban wasteland and the loss and moving away from the pastoral was eulogised in many texts. These texts looked into the anonymity of the individual in the milieu of the city where the older closed bonds of the familiar rural community got replaced by the unfamiliar existence. The village was seen as an idyllic space nurturing the humans towards an organic and symbiotic coexistence and ways of living.
Call for Chapters | BOOK: Contemporary Translation Studies
The book is part of the Translation Studies Series and seeks to include quality works putting light on the contemporary form of ongoing advances in the domain of translation studies.
Editor: Dr. Tian Chuanmao, Director of the Centre for Translation Studies, Yangtze University, China.
Quality un-published works as chapters are invited to the book. The chapters should strictly be according to the coverage scope of the book.
Topics covered by the book
Topics covered by the book are (but not limited to):
Contemporary form of advances in:
International Comparative Literature in the Post-Pandemic Age:
the Path and Ethics of Dialogue
An ICL Young Scholar Forum
2021 Series: Panel No. 1
Conference Time/Venue: Sep 3, 2021; a virtual conference
Deadline for Abstract Submission: May 30, 2021.
Deadline for Full Paper Submission: July 31, 2021.
Contact Person: Tsaiyi Wu, email@example.com
Organizer: The Editorial Office of International Comparative Literature
The Society for the Study of Southern Literature invites papers on the South and science fiction for a panel at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association’s 93rd Annual Conference from November 4-6, 2021 in Atlanta, GA. Papers may discuss any of the subgenres of science fiction, including alternate history, afrofuturism, post-apocalyptic, scifi gothic, traditional, ‘hard’ or ‘soft’ science fiction, scifi horror, etc., and may focus on any form of media as long as the South, its history, culture, or locale intersects in some way.
Dr. Soumaya Bouacida, University of 20th August 1955, Skikda, Algeria
Conférence Date:: 20 th Decembre, 2021
-Dr. Robert Clarke is a senior lecturer in English studies, and Head of Discipline, English, in the school of Humanities at the University of Tasmania. He is the editor of several books and issues such as Celebrity Colonialism: Fame, Power and Representation in Colonial and Postcolonial Cultures(2009), “Travel and Celebrity Culture”(special issue in Postcolonial Studies), and The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Travel Writing (2018)
the International Conference on Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts. Taking place on 25 – 27 June 2021 in Vienna, Austria, ICSHA aims to contribute to the future of social sciences and humanities and arts by bringing together leading scholars, academics, and researchers in the field.
Developed on the principles of open exchange of information and cross-border learning, this conference is designed to facilitate heated discussions and provide inspiration to the network that’s shaping the direction of one of the most important fields of social development.