54th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 23-26, 2023
University of Buffalo
Niagara Falls, NY
Environmental Justice Pedagogies: Performance and Activism in the Humanities; ASLE Session
Sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE)
Postcoloniality, Religion and Nation:
UPDATE 30 September
We are seeking proposals for two chapters on:
1. Voodoo death as a culture-bound syndrome in (African) popular culture(s): Nollywood, literature, media etc.
2. Cultural illnesses from Latin America: Locura, Mal de pelea, Nervios, Susto in popular culture: cartoons, telenovelas, media, films, literature etc.
We have secured a contract offer with Routledge.
Please send your abstract proposal (400 words) + a short bio (200 words) to the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org
In case of any queries prior to your submission, please contact the editor.
The creative work of historical fiction brings a prior time and place, one known but unfamiliar, into the present. Jerome de Groot considers one purpose of historical fiction is to “challenge the orthodoxy and potential for dissent [which will] challenge mainstream and repressive narratives.” Its characters and settings represent the cultural issues and struggles of their own time while also asking readers to recognize that many of the same situations still exist and need attention. The social and racial marginalization of women in the United States has been gaining that attention in popular culture outlets, including a recent Saturday Night Live cold open.
Living as we do in the age of technology, we have witnessed the internet, social media, and smart devices penetrate every sphere of human activity. Technology provides powerful tools to conduct research on a scale hitherto unimaginable: for the first time in history, scholars from the stream of humanities are facing the problem of data abundance rather than scarcity (Rosenzweig, 2003). New methods and tools are evolving everyday to analyse Big Data. New formats of presenting and disseminating research have also become available, of which pre-print archiving and open access projects are only some of the most common examples.
The deadline for this call for papers has been extended to October 15, 2022.
This call for papers is for the NeMLA conference which is scheduled to take place in person in Niagara Falls, NY between March 23-26, 2023.
Edited Collection: Cancer in Young Adult Literature
Deadline for Submission:
December 31, 2022
Full Name/Name of Organization:
Stephen M. Zimmerly, University of Indianapolis
Fashion, Culture, and the Literary and Media Arts
deadline for submissions:
January 18th, 2023
full name / name of organization:
Billy Joe Turner Interdisciplinary Symposium
Texas Southern University
Department of English, World Languages, and Philosophy
April 20th and April 21st 2023
Continually being transformed, the humanities have expanded into a discursive field of trends, movements, and methodologies that have appropriated the thoughts, ideas, and viewpoints from social and other sciences by transgressing and crossing traditional boundaries, limitations, and demarcations. The humanities which traditionally include the study of disciplines such as language, literature, arts, history, culture, and philosophy rarely prove to be “disciplined” as each one often tends to encroach upon prescribed and reserved territories of other disciplines not traditionally humanities labeled.
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) - Chicago, Illinois, March 16-19, 2023
Video games and environmental imaginaries of the Anthropocene
From cold, creeping survival in the Canadian tundra to neon-cathode dreams of a geoengineered utopia, from the weed-choked ruins of far distant future cities to the shattered landscapes caught under the shadow of nuclear annihilation, numerous video game titles across multiple platforms have in recent years contended with the political ecologies, environmental implications, and apocalyptic manifestations of the Anthropocene.
The goal of this seminar is to provide a forum in which to discuss how TV shows (reality shows, true crime, documentary broadcasts, docufictions, and web series) bridge the gap between factual knowledge and myths, and how they facilitate the transfer of ordinary knowledge into the implausible, especially in Iberia and Latin America. Entertainment business and journalism intertwine to engage an audience-oriented to the consumption of serialized narratives.
Call For Papers
27th-28th April 2023, Institute for English Studies, University of Luxembourg
Before Maastricht: Identity and Place in European Writing before the EU
Virtual papers welcome!
Demographic concerns fundamentally shape programming and advertising on television, in the U.S. and globally, as they have since the advent of the medium, although many of these concerns have shifted significantly in the post-network era. Youth—defined broadly for these purposes as children (3-8), tweens (9-12), teens (13-19) and young adults (18-25)—comprise vital market groups offering complex and varied challenges to networks, platforms, creators, and advertisers. These challenges are especially heightened given the shifts in media consumption habits, the content restraints (mandated or otherwise) governing media for younger viewers, and the precarity of many aspects of social, cultural, and political life in the 21st century.
Call for Papers
Time: October 15-16, 2022
The Venue: Online Zoom conference hosted by Dongguk University
2022 Online Yeats International Conference (October 15-16, 2022) theme is “New Directions in Yeats Studies: Memory, Translation, and Digital Technology.”
OPEN CALL FOR PAPERS AND (AUDIO)VISUAL ESSAYS.
NEW DEADLINE: 10TH OF OCTOBER, 2022
Animation and Comics: In-between Panel and Frame
Editors: Editors: Sahra Kunz (UCP-EA/CITAR); Ekaterina Cordas (UCP-CECC); Ricardo Megre (UCP-EA/CITAR).
This call aims to pioneer a cross-disciplinary discussion platform that would initiate a fruitful dialogue between the fields of Animation and Comics. Responding to a growing artistic and academic interest in these two media and to the new conceptual, practical and theoretical challenges they pose, we feel the need to provide a space for academics and artists to share ideas about these subjects.
We are pleased to announce our call for book proposals for the new Methuen Drama Agitations Series.
Please read below for more information and if interested, please contact one of the editors at the email below.
To confront literary institutions means to confront paradoxes at every level. Institutionalization is the enemy of “real” literature and art, avant-gardists and critical theorists will tell you. Institutions standardize, constrain, and exclude while they assign value and invite critique. Conversely, there is no literature without institutionalization: it is only through institutional frameworks that we can communicate about literature as an observable phenomenon at all. And often, the fiercest critics of institutions are in turn the savviest institution-builders.
45th Comparative Drama ConferenceText & Presentation 2023 Keynote Event Lucas HnathMarch 31, 2023 8 p.m.Reception to follow Hnath’s work as a playwright includes A Doll’s House, Part 2; Hillary and Clinton; Red Speedo; The Christians; A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney; Isaac’s Eye; and Death Tax. His work has been produced nationally and internationally, including at Playwrights Horizons, New York Theatre Workshop, Soho Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville/Humana Festival of New Plays, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Steppenwolf Theatre, South Coast Repertory, Royal Court Theatre, and on Broadway at the John Golden Theater.
17-18 November 2022
CALL FOR PAPERS:
South Asian texts and cultures offer a panoply of terms that are difficult to translate. Consider bhāva — a keyword in premodern philosophy, dramaturgy, and poetics — which may refer to an emotion, a meaning, an essential characteristic, a physical object, a living being, or existence itself. In contemporary South Asia, numerous colloquial terms such as timepass, jugaad, and aunty evoke nuanced existential states, techniques, and relationships that call for careful (and playful) theorization.
To whom does aestheticism belong? Traditionally critiqued as an outgrowth of western bourgeois culture, aestheticism, with its assorted attributes (including aesthetic detachment, disinterestedness, and autonomy) seems ill equipped to respond to our contemporary concerns with marginalization, power imbalances, and the reproduction of hegemonic structures. And yet, the commitment to aesthetic detachment continues to pop up in seemingly unlikely places—in various corners of postcolonial literary production and in the writings of political exiles and Holocaust survivors. We therefore ask to whom aestheticism belongs today, who makes use of it, to what ends, and under what circumstances?
Dates: March 31 to April 1 2023
Plenary Speakers: Shola Von Reinhold and Robert Stilling
Chair: Cherrie Kwok
This two-day conference aims to connect those who are working on any aspect of Decadence so that they can share their research or projects with the field, learn from one another, and discuss the possible futures that the field might take within—and outside of—academia. This deliberately expansive conference invites short position papers and project presentations related to any and all aspects of Decadence from scholars and artists across the globe.
Routledge Research Encyclopedia of Chinese Studies
Call for Contributors
Routledge Encyclopedia of Chinese Studies is an ongoing project and part of the Routledge Resources Online with the first series of articles scheduled to be launched in the second half of 2023.
Since the cultural turn of the 1970s that placed culture at the centre of scholarly debates, the field of cultural studies has expanded to explore the presence of meaning, affect, society, and thought in academia. Etymologically drawing upon the Latin “colere”, culture implies growth and cultivation, also accumulation and acquisition. Raymond Williams defined it pluralistically, calling culture a way of life at once material, intellectual and spiritual.
Though “posthumousness” takes a variety of forms, the texts within its ambit share a quality that Jean-Christophe Cloutier, in Shadow Archives, calls “a belated form of timeliness.” The editorial apparatus of posthumously published texts, such as Claude McKay’s Amiable with Big Teeth or Muriel Rukeyser’s Savage Coast, foregrounds these novels’ prior lostness and subsequent belated arrival in forms and contexts that their authors could not have foreseen.
The panel intends to explore the depiction of Muslim American identity across various discourses and works of Muslim American authors, filmmakers, novelists, and musicians who draw upon such identities. The diverse emergence of Muslim American identity calls for insights that examine such identities depicted in various forms of text and talk. Keeping in context the theme of NeMLA’s 54th convention “resilience” the session draws on the theoretical underpinnings of Edward Said’s notion of Orientalism in order to further investigate discursive constructions of Muslim identities along with various discourses and the role Muslim Americans play in shaping these identities.
Migration is broadly defined as the movement of people from one place to another and the people pursuing this journey are called migrants. However, there are various distinctions within the concept of migration that relates to factors that define if an individual should be considered a migrant, immigrant, refugee, or asylum seeker depending on their length of stay and motivation to migrate. Two major distinctions overarch all forms of movements that individuals make. First, voluntary, and involuntary; second, short term versus long term. Voluntary migrants include sojourners such as people who go abroad to study or visit for business purposes whereas involuntary migrants include refugees and asylum seekers seeking haven from ideology-based persecution.