In recent decades, research has repeatedly demonstrated the overrepresentation of boys and men in children’s media (tv and movies, literature, and games). This field of research has, justifiably, focused primarily on the impact of this inequality on girls and women and has grown to consider not only the quantity of representations but also their content.
One year later, a “return to normal” remains the pandemic’s most enduring political promise, a token of hope to hedge against continued death and precarity. Held within this recursive promise, however, is a prima facie condition that deserves interrogation. What, exactly, is the “normal” to which we will return? Will capitalism and its attendant crises no longer demand our attention absent a continual state of emergency? The coherence and stability of the “normal” eludes us; Georges Canguilhem sees the normal as itself a chimeric category, one which, from the perspective of medicine and science, is not so distant from the “pathological” it is meant to foil.
This is a call for roundtable participants for a proposed roundtable at the Modernist Studies Association annual meeting in Chicago. Papers accepted into the roundtable are not guaranteed to be accepted into the conference.
PAMLA 2021- Las Vegas NV - November 11-15, 2021
This is a call for a VIRTUAL panel. Both in-person and virtual attendees are welcome.
Cities of Sound: Podcasting as Public Texts, Media, and Performances
CFP: "Nevertheless, she persisted": Girls, Literature for Girls, and the Politics of Persistence
Special issue of Women’s Studies
In 2017, Mitch McConnell explained his silencing of Senator Elizabeth Warren by stating, "She had appeared to violate the rule. She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted."
The Center for American Studies at the University of Bucharest
and the Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission
invite proposals for their annual student conference on the topic
The Concept of Crisis in American Culture
to be held online
on Friday, May 21, 2021
We invite proposals for 20-minute papers and 80-minute panels to be presented at the fifth Fear 2000 conference, Fear 2000: Horror Unbound. Hosted by staff in the Department of Media Arts and Communication at Sheffield Hallam University, this online conference will investigate the increasingly transmedial nature of horror in the twenty-first century.
The English theatre culture from the early Restoration to the early 18th century witnessed a marked shift towards increased commercialization and popularization of theatre. Gone were the post-1660 close association with the court, royalist productions, and prominently elite (well-off and upper-class) audiences. Instead, the experimentation with new genres, opening of new theatres, and a growing differentiation of the theatre programme into mainpieces, entr’acte entertainments and afterpieces revolutionized the established cultural hierarchies of the period.
The 4th International Conference on Research in Humanities and Social Sciences, happening on the 7th– 9th May 2021, Milan, Italy is the premier forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in education theory and practice.
This conference is a prestigious event, organized to provide an international platform for academicians, researchers, managers, industrial participants, and students to share their research findings with global experts. All full paper/abstract submissions will be peer-reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research depth, accuracy and relevance to conference theme and topics.
Sociology and Anthropology
3rd International Conference on Research in Social Sciences and Humanities will take place on May 21-23 2021 in London, UK. ICRSH aims to contribute to the future of social sciences and humanities 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 Social Sciences and Humanities conferences 2021 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.
The 2nd Global Conference on Women’s Studies, June 10_12, 2021 in Berlin, Germany, encourages all to present their recent research work. This conference is considered a prestigious event organized with a motivation to provide an excellent international platform for academics, researchers, managers, industrial participants, and students to share their research findings with global experts. All full paper submissions will be peer-reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research depth, accuracy, and relevance with the theme of the conference.
Invites papers and other presentations that use philosophical approaches to engage with any aesthetic and/or cultural phenomena, including but not limited to literature, music, film, art and media; event, identity, time and place. Particular consideration for proposals that focus on the conference theme of "City of God, City of Destruction.”
CONFERENCE THEME: "PAMLA 2021’s Conference Theme is “City of God, City of Destruction,” ideal for Las Vegas, a city known for its Janus-like nature as both a historic spiritual beacon in the frontier of the American West and a modern city that has celebrated the world’s greatest cities!"
CFP: The Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States
Meeting in Reno, Nevada October 14-16, 2021
Theme: Victorian Transitions
Please note that the deadline for proposal submissions has been extended to 05/01/2021
With an abundance of caution, the Visawus Conference Committee are planning a possible virtual 2021 Conference in the event that Covid restrictions require such a change. We are monitoring both the covid social restrictions nationally and state and CDC recommended safety measures. Unfortunately, our hotel contract requires that we make a decision on going live or virtual by June 1.
ABOUT CONFERENCE: 22-23 April 2021, ONLINE (via Zoom)Affects, emotions and perceptions have always been at the center of philosophical discussion. Yet the so called “Affective turn” in social studies and humanities is relatively a new phenomenon inspired by Deleuze and Guattari´s influential works among others. Affective turn challenges the still dominant representational approach in semiotics, discourse analysis and text analyses of all kind. Its goal is to overcome human exceptionalism together with the domination of the word-based language over the other forms of expression in the process of creating meaning and knowledge altogether.
We are currently accepting submissions for the Interdisciplinary studies panel at South Central Modern Language Association's 2021 conference. We encourage graduate students at the MA and PhD level to submit as well. There is no theme this year for the conference or the panel. A variety of approaches and topics may be submitted for this panel. Last conference's topics included media analysis; gender studies and drama; and business and literature.
SCMLA will be held in Houston in October, 7-9, 2021. Details can be found at https://www.southcentralmla.org/conference/
7th, 8th and 9th June 2021
In this edition, Ventana III aims to continue developing a critical discussion about Latin America and how it relates to the rest of the world. This year, the organisation committee proposes to focus on the Glocal to reflect on the tensions between the local and external agents in Latin America.
CALL FOR PAPERS: TRANSITIONS 9 – new directions in comics studies 2021
Online 8-10 April 2021
Hosted By BIRKBECK, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN:
PROGRAMME IS AVAILABLE HERE:
For over twenty years, Ricky Gervais has entertained audiences with a brand of comedy all his own. The groundbreaking sitcom The Office pioneered the mockumentary genre and has influenced countless programs. Subsequent projects have continued to propel comedy into new directions, forms, and platforms.
The Neo-Victorian and the Late-Victorian: Texts, Media, Politics
2-3 September 2021, University of Brighton
The last few decades have witnessed an increasing interest in revisiting, reproducing or rewriting various aspects of nineteenth-century culture, particularly that of the late Victorian period, whether in the form of neo-Victorian literature, steampunk, media archaeology, fashion, documentaries and period dramas, among others.
Examining time and space as anything but concrete and singular, Elizabeth Grosz states that they “are in some sense correlated with representations of the subject” (99). Such a conception associates spatio-temporal location with subjectivity, and to some extent, embodiment and corporeality. Space becomes about more than physical conceptualizations—such as land, location, or locality, or more specifically Earth, land, nation, city, or home—and comes to include broader, more metaphorical, notions such as the space within body and mind, as well as narrative space.
Hybrid Pedagogy Books is pleased to announce this call for contributors for a new reader which will explore critical instructional design, a humanizing and problem-posing digital design approach grounded in the critical pedagogy of Paulo Freire. The collection will seek to feature voices from all over academia—designers and technologists, and also faculty, staff, and students—with a specific focus on voices from BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabled, neurodivergent and other marginalized communities.
Food, more than a material substance is also a cultural expression handed down from generations to generations. In most societies, the older people pass on their knowledge of food and what constitutes “healthy or good” food to their new members. In this sense, the idea of food also marks a society’s relation with the larger environment- human and biotic. But, food also defines what is “within” from what is “without,” so that culinary skills, inherited through years of practice could be transferred to those who make up the members of a legitimate community.
ABO announces "Concise Collections on Teaching Eighteenth-Century Women," a new series that seeks to promote the teaching of eighteenth-century women writers and artists who remain seriously underrepresented in university classrooms, beyond a small collection of now-canonical authors.
In ABO’s Pedagogies section, we seek to publish groupings of three to five short articles focused on a specific female author/artist/grouping in each of the next six issues. The issue on Charlotte Lennox (Spring 2022) has now selected six proposals and is closed to further submisisons.
Project Emergence ClioS: “Clios on Stage – Immediate history on the British Stage”
« Shakespeare, the Contemporary and the Postmodern Stage »
Sorbonne Université, Maison de la recherche
11-12 February 2022
Call For Papers: Special Issue of the Intellect Journal Interactions: Studies in Communication and Culture: ‘Dream Factories: Prince, Sign O’ The Times, Box Sets & Cultural Artefacts.’ Deadline for abstracts: Friday 28 May 2021. Deadline for final submission: Friday 8 October, 2021. The guest editors – Dr Kirsty Fairclough (Manchester Metropolitan University) and Prof.
UVA Wise Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXIV
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise
September 16-18, 2021
“A Saint for One Season, or Who Was Mary Magdalen?”—Elizabeth Rhodes, Boston College.
This virtual (online) session welcomes papers on any aspect of the Humanities being used to increase quality of life, whether through public humanities, applied humanities, the arts, healthcare, social services, or other avenues; and, this year, papers that attempt to engage the conference theme of “City of God, City of Destruction” are particularly welcome.
Many of the finest poets in America and abroad have been exposing the destructive relationships between humans and nature and reimagining our place on the planet to help us avoid catastrophe. As environmental writer John Nichols once stated, "To save the world, first we must love it.” This virtual (online) session on ecopoetics aims to inspire and cultivate such a love. We particularly welcome scholars and poets who explore the natural world as a text and the literary achievement of great nature writers as exemplary readers. Works by Adrienne Rich, Gary Snyder, Joy Harjo, Mary Oliver, W. S. Merwin, and Pablo Neruda, including original poems or translations, such as Merwin’s translations of Jean Follain, are encouraged.