This session adopts an interdisciplinary approach to women’s communities centered at French religious houses, and interprets creative, devotional, and other kinds of output inspired by these institutional contexts. How did music, art, liturgies, and literature figure in representations and articulations of these women’s voices? We consider how such works created networks among writers, readers, and performers, and we investigate how convents, functioning as inspiration and narrative loci, shaped lyric and text. We aim to newly demonstrate how particular institutional contexts framed gendered expression and communal life, and how particular works reflected and fashioned women’s voices, within and beyond convent walls.
CALL FOR CO-PANELISTS - Miss America Pageant
2022 Popular Culture Association Conference
Seattle, Washington April 13–16 2022
Two panels sponsored by the Circle for Asian American Literary Studies for the 2022 Association of Asian American Studies Conference:
Panel 1) Asian American Literature and the “American West”
ChLA International Committee Call for Papers, ChLA 2022 Conference
“History in its broadest aspect is a record of man’s migrations from one environment to another.” –
Decay as a state of nature is inevitable, yet it is something that could be at least postponed: decay in art as the main decadent idea has been on the cultural front row long enough to make certain conclusions about its essential characteristics. Decay as a philosophical issue is much more complex than its natural incarnation: French Symbolists and, later, fin de siecle authors regarded decay as an inseparable part of any type of cultural cognition. Its original interpretations can be found in the ideas of Schopenhauer, Hartmann, Nietzsche, Wagner, Bergson's intuitivism, modern scientific discoveries and folklore. The art of decay feels the need to justify its aesthetic principles, to explain to the public audience its goals and tasks.
We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the upcoming "Spatiality and Temporality" International Conference. The conference is addressed to academics, researchers and professionals with a particular interest related to the conference topic. We invite proposals from various disciplines including philosophy, history, sociology, anthropology, culture studies, literature and architecture.
This panel seeks original contributions to the study of the Italian Spaghetti Western, its filmmakers, and their production through perspectives such as Feminist theory, Men’s Studies and Queer Studies, (De-)Coloniality, and Auteur Theory. Politics, the Mexican Revolution, the invention of an American Civilization through the experience of the Wilderness, and Western Symbolism are lenses that can be applied to the analysis. Original approaches that emerge from a specific ideology and/or iconography are also welcome. Particular attention will be given to those papers that examine how the Italian Spaghetti Western satirizes both American and Italian cultures through the representation of a world destabilized by violence and death.
Over the course of the 20th century and into the 21st, cinema, television, and related media have become increasingly central both to individual lives and to the lives of peoples, groups, and nations. Cinema has become a major form of cultural expression and films both reflect and influence the attitudes and behaviour of people, representing their tensions and anxieties, hopes and desires and incarnating social and cultural determinants of the era in which they were made.
Where and why do we find examples of “embodied rhetoric” in the eighteenth century? We might think of Defoe’s description of Friday’s gesture placing his head beneath Robinson Crusoe’s foot signifying voluntary servitude and its relation to the supplicating figure of “Am I not a Man and a Brother” emblem, memoralized by Wedgewood. Or we might consider Trim’s gesture with his hat in Tristram Shandy describing how we pass from life to death, and onwards to Gilbert Austin’s Chironomia as a handbook for speaking gesture (building upon Bulwer’s Chirologia) as figures for something like “embodied rhetoric” or an emphasis on gesture and persuasive or signifying postures.
Eliza Haywood represents The Female Spectator as part of a coterie that acts as “several Members of one Body, of which [she is] the mouth.” Through this writing club, Haywood encapsulates the important role that such coteries played in circulating women’s writing in the long eighteenth century. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu circulated her travel writing for feedback in a letter-book within a close circle of friends and family members. This correspondence between women represented an opportunity to share work in a safe space. Co-writing groups remain a safe space and an essential resource for women to share work today.
The College English Association (CEA)
52nd Annual Conference | March 31–April 2, 2022
Birmingham Sheraton Hotel
Literary Women: Global Encounters, Interventions and Innovations, 1750-1830 (*** Deadline extended to 31st March 2022 ***)
Dr Yi-cheng Weng (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
Dr Gillian Dow (University of Southampton, UK)
Abstracts for 15-17 min. papers sought for NeMLA 2022 on the topic of "Dirty London." Even before industrialization, London was a dirty city. The Victorians brought the Sanitary Acts, which improved health conditions, but my use of the word "dirty" applies to not just those aspects of sanitation, but also treatment of sexuality in, for instance, My Secret Life, and other publications explored so well by Steven Marcus in The Other Victorians. The "Sanitary Aesthetic" is obvious in works by such authors as Wilkie Collins, George Gissing, Charles Dickens, and Elizabeth Gaskell.
Journal of Awareness (E-ISSN 2149-6544) is an international refereed journal which started to be published in 2016. The journal aims to include original papers in the main titles of social scineces and humanities. In this framework, high quality theoretical and applied articles are going to be published. The views and works of academicians, researchers and professionals working in all fileds of social scineces and humanities are brought together.
Journal of Arts (E-ISSN 2636-7718 & Doi Prefix: 10.31566) is an international peer-reviewed and periodical journal. It aims to create a forum on arts. It brings together the views and studies of academicians, researchers and professionals working in all branches of arts. The Journal publishes original research papers in the field of arts.
The articles in theJournal of Arts is published in 4 times a year; WINTER (January), SPRING (April), SUMMER (July) and AUTUMN (October).
Jounal is open access electronic journal. Each paper published in the Journal is assigned a DOI® number, which appears beneath the author's affiliation in the published paper.
Homeros (E-ISSN: 2667-4688) is an international peer-reviewed journal that was published in 2018. The journal aims to include original papers in philology. In this context, high quality theoretical and applied articles are given. The views and works of artists, academics, researchers and professionals working in the field of philology are brought together. Articles in the journal; It is published four times a year including WIN (January), SPRING (April), SUMMER (July) and FALL (October). Homeros is a free-open access electronic journal. The DOI number is assigned to all articles published in the journal (DOI Prefix:10.33390/homeros).
VI. The International Holistence Academy Congress (IHAC VI) themed SOCIETY 5.0 will be held on 19-20 October 2021. The theme of the conference this year is Society 5.0. The concept of Society 5.0, which is also expressed as a "human-oriented super-smart society", expresses the society of the future. The opportunities offered by digital transformation and the conditions created by globalization and pandemic make the concept of Society 5.0 meaningful. The Congress will provide an environment to evaluate the society of the future in today's conditions.
The Carson McCullers Society invites proposals for presentations related to technology as imagined through the works and influence of Carson McCullers. From Miss Amelia experimenting with medical tinctures in The Ballad of the Sad Cafe to Frankie’s father working with watches in The Member of the Wedding, many of McCullers’ characters engage with technology overtly. However, in the spirit of the SSSL 2022 Conference theme, we also encourage potential panelists to think of technology in broad and creative ways.
Anarchism’s engagement with the question of gender is at once ambiguous and contradictory. Historically, the anarchist response to the “woman/sex question” was mixed. During the period of ‘classical anarchism’ (1840-1939), women took on active roles in anarchist movements – they were active in anarchist organizations, publications, and projects across the globe. They took part in uprisings, rebellions, and revolutions, as well as in the work of day-to-day anarchist organizing, propaganda, and more. While many (though not all) rejected the label of feminist, they nonetheless spoke out against sexual subordination and called for the emancipation of women with the overthrow of all forms of social, political, and economic hierarchy.
CEA 2022: Birmingham
SPECIAL TOPICS PANEL: NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE
52nd Annual Conference | March 31–April 2, 2022
Birmingham Sheraton Hotel
This Special Topics Panel on Native American Literature seeks papers on any subject related to Native American/Indigenous Literature, including sovereignty, separatism, survivance, decolonizing pedagogies, transnationalism, settler colonialism, etc. Special consideration will be given to papers that address in some fashion the conference theme: Justice.
Si pensamos el sujeto de la política y el sujeto de la revolución como un sujeto constitutivamente vulnerable, entonces la revolución es completamente distinta. Ya no es un proyecto de poder, es un proyecto de cuidado"- Paul B. Preciado
Vox medii aevi, an open-access peer reviewed journal on Medieval history, is accepting articles for the special issue "The second economic turn: new approaches to medieval and early modern economic history".
In 1947, Tolkien published “On Fairy Stories”, an essay on fairy tales which grew out of his 1939 Andrew Lang Lecture and has since become the basis for the theorisation of the modern Fantasy genre. This essay popularised the terms secondary world, subcreation and subcreator in specialist criticism.
This panel session will be part of the Northeast Modern Language Association convention in Baltimore, MD, from March 10-13, 2022. All submissions must go through NeMLA's submission portal: Submit an Abstract (cfplist.com)
The College English Association’s 52nd national conference, from March 31-April 2, 2022, will focus on the theme of justice, and will be held in Birmingham, Alabama, where the freedom ensured by civil rights has been contested by the government in both the past and present. Birmingham’s notoriety as a focal point of the Civil Rights Movement, including the Birmingham Campaign, the imprisonment of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the writing of his “Letter from Birmingham Jail” is matched by the city’s renown for forging steel, founding Veteran’s Day, and hosting the USA’s second-oldest drag queen pageant.
ISTANBUL KULTUR UNIVERSITYENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE DEPARTMENTGraduate Seminar 2021Representation of Women in 20th and 21st Century Novel. “We the precocious, we the repressed of culture, our lovely mouths gagged with pollen, our wind knocked out of us, we the labyrinths, the ladders, the trampled spaces, the bevies – we are black and we are beautiful” asserts Helene Cixous deciphering the attributed meaning of being a woman (“The Laugh of the Medusa” 878). Throughout history, patriarchy has created a woman myth to define women’s sexual and gender identity, confining them into motherhood, madness, or monstrous images to devalue their role in society.