Naseeruddin Shah, the actor, once claimed that “The roots may look lost but every big story in the Hindi film industry is from Shakespeare.” It might not be as simple as that but what Shah was pointing out was to the fact that there are many references to Shakespeare’s plays in Hindi film. Not just Hindi but Indian cinema reveals an adaptation and appropriation of the Bard of Avon. There are themes and devices so commonly found in Shakespeare’s plays in Indian films, such as twins separated at birth, cross dressing characters, star-crossed lovers, characters falling in love with messengers, the wise fool, the tamed Shrew and the mousetrap device.
Marginalized groups may be contrary to the dominant culture within a society through their very own existence. In cultures where those who reinforce divisions may seek to ostracize the Other by portraying them in a negative light, counter-hegemonic representations of the marginalized can be revolutionary. This panel will examine how non-dominant cultures in contemporary literature are depicted in the context of the dominant.
Central questions include:
What makes something (e.g. an action, a person's/group's identity) within a dominant culture subversive?
What are the benefits and repercussions of acting against the collective conscience?
VULNERABILITY AND RESILIENCE IN ENGLISH LITERATURE OF THE LONG NINETEENTH CENTURY
INTERNATIONAL ONLINE CONFERENCE
Co-organised by Raffaella Antinucci, Università Parthenope, Naples, and Adrian Grafe, Université d’Artois (Research Lab “Textes et Cultures”).
16th-17th December 2021
Call For Papers: John Singleton: The Soulful Director [Spring 2022 release]
Abstract Deadline March 31, 2021, Extended to April 30, 2021
Manuscript Deadline August 31, 2021
“Open Borders: Translation and its Perils”
Conference Organizers: Professors Alexandra Coller and Amin Erfani
(Languages and Literatures, Lehman College, CUNY)
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Date: October 15-16, 2021
(EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION:
JUNE 1, 2021)
Call for Entries: Parapraxis (Issue 2)
The Parapraxis Project is pleased to announce that the second issue of our magazine is going to be released soon. It will be a special edition on “The Impact and Importance of Anniversaries in Shaping, Preserving and Affecting Collective Memory”.
VOCES DEL CARIBE, a blind, peer-reviewed journal, will publish its 14th issue in the Fall 2022. We invite everyone who is interested to submit articles, especially for the journal’s special section, whose focus will be “The Dominican Republic in the Global Context.” In addition, the general section will encompass all the Spanish speaking Caribbean’s past and present cultural manifestations (literature, poetry, theater, film, music, plastic and digital arts, etc.), and that of its Diaspora. Articles should be unpublished, original, in Spanish or English, not exceed 25 pages (approximately 7,000 words or less), be double spaced, and in 12 pt. font, including notes & references).
Established in 1972, Perspectives in Religious Studies (PRSt) is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal produced for the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion, and it welcomes contributions for a special issue (early winter 2023) on “Baptists and the Literary Imagination,” guest edited by Elizabeth H. Flowers (Baylor University) and Darren J. N. Middleton (Texas Christian University)
Call for Papers
International Review of Literary Studies-IRLS Vol. 3, Issue 2
LAST DATE: 15 MAY 2021
ISSN: Online (2709-7021), Print (2709-7013)
International Review of Literary Studies (IRLS) is an International peer-review journal of literary studies that publishes original research articles, review papers, and book reviews, and cutting-edge research informed by Literary and Cultural Theory. Acceptable themes include, but are not limited to, the following:
CFP: Politics, Civic Life, and Pop Culture Area for #NEPCA2021
2021 Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) Conference
Thursday, October 21-Saturday, October 23, 2021
Proposal due: August 1, 2021
Papers for the Politics, Civic Life and Culture area of NEPCA explore the role of political actors, institutions, ideology, rhetoric, and satire in popular culture. Topics and themes may be drawn from all policy domains – both foreign and domestic. Recent conferences featured panels on:
9th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM IN BYZANTINE AND MEDIEVAL STUDIES “DAYS OF JUSTINIAN I", Skopje, 12-14 November, 2021
Special Thematic Strand for 2021: Ideology
Keynote speaker: Professor JOHN HALDON
Organized by the Institute of National History, Skopje, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje and University of Bologna, in partnership with Faculty of Theology "St. Clement of Ohrid", Skopje and AHRM, with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture
Humankind has always sought to explain its origins and the mysteries of life to map personal and collective boundaries, and to secure its sense of identity through the power of everyday events and occurrences. Exemplary accounts of imaginary happenings and supernatural creatures from a time beyond history and memory explain the genesis of the universe, the making of a living thing, the formation of an attitude or the inception of an institution. The essence of these traditional narratives reflects a certain system of values and code of self-conduct of a group of individuals bound together by social and cultural ties, and the cardinal virtues and vices of human nature captured in a conventional configuration.
Poetry is a constant, being produced by all known civilisations from ancient to modern times. Throughout its extensive history, the individual art of high emotions sublimated into perfect language has approached a vast array of subject matters, including love, war, social issues, the beauty of nature, etc. A particular exercise of the mind and soul, and a unique way of apprehending reality, poetry is a self-sufficient universe that intensifies and enlarges life experience. Pointing to inner knowledge rather than real circumstance, it activates different layers of perception, sweeps away human thoughts, feeds emotions and soothes suffering.
Since ancient times, mirrors have been viewed as place where the dual worlds of soul and self merge. In ancient Mexico, polished obsidian mirrors were viewed as magical portals through which sorcerers traveled to reach the world of the gods. The fictitious mirror of 18th-century author, Oliver Goldsmith, revealed the inner workings of the mind rather than the surface. In the 21st century, our reflections may obscure rather than uncover the truths we once searched for. Through technology, we can recreate ourselves and the world around us. We see our altered, perfected reflections in our photos, on our web cams, and in advertising. Images may come to show not necessarily our realities, but visions of the world that we prefer.
Multiple environmental crises are increasingly inescapable at both transnational and local levels and the role of the humanities in addition to technology and politics is more and more recognized as central for exploring and finding solutions. Representations of nature’s agency have become central to many studies conducted in literature, culture studies, philosophy, history, sociology or political science. This conference aims to explore the relationship between the physical environment and text in its broader meaning as well as analyse the social concerns raised by environmental crises.
Conference panels will be related, but not limited, to:
Call for Papers
Special Issue: The Work of Haruki Murakami (2022)
CFP: Children of the Post-apocalypse: Children and Childhood in Post-apocalyptic cinema and television
The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy
Surveillance in Education
sava saheli singh (University of Ottawa)
Chris Gilliard (Shorenstein Center, Harvard Kennedy School)
Chanta Palmer (Lehman College, CUNY)
Call for submissions URL: https://jitp.commons.gc.cuny.edu/call-for-submissions/
Documentary storytelling: a toolbox for analyzing non-fiction narratives
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship
GIRES Center for Media & Film Studies
Course Facilitator: Eduardo Rencurrell Díaz, Ph.D
Traveling, both as a concept and performativity, has yielded a diverse range of criticalliteratures that probe into the epistemological, ethical and aesthetic dimensions oftravel and mobility. However, much of the critical theories on travel (and, of late,nomadology) draw on the Western canon, while there appears to be a dearth ofproportionate research on and/or documentation of the indigenous analyticalframeworks that engage with travel(ing) theory.
Never Move Alone: Roger Corman and The Collective
Individual paper proposals sought for a Roger-Corman-focused panel that considers the roles cooperation and collaboration play in low-budget independent filmmaking. Potential topics: New World Pictures, acting teams, rock bands in Corman movies, Corman and unions. Submit abstract by May 15, 2021, to Stephen B. Armstrong at email@example.com.
Studies in the Novel seeks submissions for a special issue on “Indigenous Young Adult Novels,” guest-edited by Christopher Pexa (University of Minnesota), Angela Calcaterra (University of North Texas), and Eric Gary Anderson (George Mason University), to be published summer 2022.
I just wanted to share this CFP for the Northeast Popular Culture Association's 2021 Fall Virtual Conference. There are lots of different areas that might be relevant to folks on this list (https://nepca.blog/conference/conference-areas/) but in particular, I wanted to highlight the Classrooms, Libraries, and the Academy area to which I am co-chair.
This section focuses on
For this special issue of The CEA Critic, we seek essays that examine various obstacles to student learning in higher education. To be clear: we are not interested in essays that deal with teaching in the time of COVID per se—our special 2020 COVID issue took on that subject. Rather, now that the end of COVID seems not far off, what other obstacles are inhibiting the success of students?
Literary Geographies: Space, Place, and Environments
La Mirada, CA
April 7–9, 2022
“All theology is rooted in geography.”
—Eugene H. Peterson, Under the Unpredictable Plant: an Exploration in Vocational Holiness
CFP for Peace, Literature, and Pedagogy Panel
MMLA 2021, November 4-7, Milwaukee, WI
Abstract Deadline: May 31, 2021
General Conference Topic: “Cultures of Collectivity”
The Midwest Modern Language Association welcomes, especially but not exclusively, proposals dealing with any aspect of the theme “Cultures of Collectivity” for the 2021 conference. Please find a general description of this theme here: