Nos interesa examinar los personajes teatrales que el poder tilda de “desechables” por su clase económica, discapacidad, raza, sexo, orientación sexual, y/o por su condición de desempleado, encarcelado, inmigrante, exiliado, perdedor de una guerra, entre otros motivos. Estos grupos a menudo son víctimas de la necropolítica que, según Achille Mbembe, instrumentaliza la existencia humana de manera que el poder determina quiénes son valiosos y quiénes resultan prescindibles, provocando así la degradación de la calidad de vida de numerosas personas.
CFP: Literature and Popular Culture – Northeast Popular & American Culture Association
The Literature and Popular Culture area for the 2023 Northeast Popular & American Culture Association conference is accepting paper and panel proposals from faculty and graduate students. NEPCA’s 2023 virtual annual conference will be held from Thursday, October 12-Saturday, October 14, 2023. More information on the conference can be found here: https://nepca.blog/2023-annual-conference/
250-word abstracts are due by August 1, 2023.
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: Monday, August 7, 2023
A professional career in the academy is perceived as a desirable, if not the only, outcome of doctoral study. Many students in the humanities are, however, keen to leverage the skills they acquire during graduate study to identify and apply to jobs in the creative and cultural industries. Lately, even students who are determined to become academics have been forced to reevaluate their plans owing to lack of adequate faculty positions for recent PhDs in academia and systematic attacks on pay as well as working conditions. Falling enrollment in the humanities has exacerbated precarity in the form of a below-inflation pay rise and increased casualization.
The decline of the humanities in recent years triggered by falling enrollment numbers and coupled with pandemic-induced budget crunches have ushered in various forms of economic precarity for graduate students across North America, Europe, and beyond. The importance of securing funding to finish a dissertation, a master’s thesis, and miscellaneous short-term and long-term research projects cannot, therefore, be overstated for graduate students across the board. As such, this GSC-sponsored roundtable will attempt to answer some pressing questions about mastering grant-writing and fellowship-application writing, a genre of academic writing about which graduate students often receive very little formal training at a departmental level.
Many graduate students within the broader humanities and social sciences want to pursue a teaching career either inside or outside the boundaries of higher education. As such, the time they spend working as teaching assistants and instructors of record in the college classroom constitutes valuable experience to them in many ways. In the absence of insufficient pedagogical resources and curricular training, the processes of developing and creating original courses and assignments aside from working through classroom management issues become difficult for graduate students.
Educational commitments to anti-oppressive practices and transformative pedagogies are under fire as we witness the escalation of neoliberal political interventions into higher educational institutions. Many of us work to create more inclusive understandings of the classroom community and challenge our students to engage in difficult conversations at the same time that “anti-woke” legislation and conservative politicians promote hegemonic views of the higher education classroom and privilege certain communities. Unlearning and challenging systems of power, as bell hooks notes, are important aims in transformative pedagogies that encourage critical thinking and responsible engagement with learning.
Panel at 36th CIHA World Congress - Lyon 2024 (https://www.cihalyon2024.fr/en/)
Grounding the Arts: Crossing the History of Art with the History of Earth Sciences
In 1597, Agostino del Riccio wrote in his Istoria delle pietre, “why do we visit Rome and Florence and other cities if it is not to see stones reduced to good shapes?" He thus expressed the link that has always existed between materials from the Earth and artistic creation. This link puts into question the relationship between the natural and the artificial, materials and crafts.
Gothic Nature is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that engages with the Gothic conceptions of, and relationship to, the natural world. For the TV and film review section of its fifth issue, the journal seeks reviews for ecoGothic television series and films released in the last 1-2 years. Additionally, Issue V of the journal is a Special Issue with a focus on decolonizing the ecoGothic. As such, older television and films with this particular focus will also be considered.
International conference R-Existence: Music as a tool of resistance and inspiration in the contexts of political oppression in Europe at Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania, September 29–30, 2023.
The Eudora Welty Society welcomes proposals for papers for a special session (traditional format) addressing representations of children, childhood, or childness in Welty’s fiction, nonfiction, and/or photography. Considering relationships of such representations to the conference theme of in/security is especially welcome, though not required. Please submit a 300-word abstract and brief biographical statement by July 7 to Katherine Henninger at Louisiana State University, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Afropessimism, Afrofuturism, and Black German Studies
How do authors describe the sensory reality of war? What are the sounds of war, the smells of war (the textures, visuals, taste of war)? How are these described and how do they differ? These are questions that remain of interest to historians and literary scholars as we try to understand past events and representations of violence and conflict. From world wars to the war on climate change, our relationship with bodies and spaces is shifting and the sensorium carries these shifts. This panel is looking for abstracts interested in the senses and war across mediums (film, texts, art), whether these represent real or imagined conflicts.
Contact, Conflict, Concord between Europe and the Middle East in the Middle Ages
October 13, 3:00 pm Central
Online via Zoom
Interactions between the Latin West and the Islamic World in the Middle Ages present myriad opportunities to explore contact, conflict, and concord. From literature to science, these cultures intertwined through the centuries. This session invites proposals that explore aspects of contact between Europe and the Middle East from any discipline of medieval studies. To submit, please send a proposal of no more than 300 words to Libby Escobedo, email@example.com by August 15.
The fairy tales, as part of early oration and text, were created for adults and recited to peers in the literary salons (Zipes, 1989). In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, authors such as Basile, Perrault, and d’Aulnoy collected and narrated several of the tales still known today, and from the 1700s, de Villeneuve, the Grimm brothers, Anderson, and others continued to popularise the genre. Over time these tales have been re-written and re-visioned, so that the imaginary worlds depicted, are filled with magic and fantastical beings, while becoming useful vehicles for teaching behaviour, values, and morals.
This panel will bring together scholars interested in the intersection of gender studies and young adult literature, investigating this surplus of surplus characters as authors scramble to include LGBTQ+ perspectives in their work. What is the effect of this surplus nature on the reader, whether queer or not, and how can writers avoid this cursory diversity in their own writing. The counter-example is the authors that manage to successfully write queer characters in contemporary Young Adult Fiction. How do these two sides of the coin impact a reader as they see queer characters presented as supplemental versus central?
Translation, Travel Writing, and Excess (Rountable)
Sanjukta Banerjee (York University)
Elisa Leonzio (Università di Torino)
In the past six months, the world has been shocked by the rapid progression of AI, specifically as manifested in ChatGPT, which propelled fears ranging from the integrity of education to the prospect of massive loss of jobs, to even the very end of writing. While much remains to be seen about the effect of AI on our daily lives, it is clear that we are on the verge of a paradigm shift in human culture, rooted in the impossibility to distinguish between human- and AI-generated text, images, and art. Discourses about originality in language and the formative power of language have been spun from the beginning of documented history, as evident in The Epic of Gilgamesh, The Tao De Ching, Plato, Aristotle, The Bible, etc.
Experiencing War Memorials: Place, Feeling, and Public Memory
Editor: Dr. Jennifer K. Ladino
Virginia Woolf & Ecologies II
Fall Symposium on Virginia Woolf
October 20th – 22nd, 2023
Ecology (noun): ecol·o·gy | \ i-ˈkä-lə-jēn.
1a: The branch of biology that deals with the relationships between living organisms and their environment. Also: the relationships themselves, esp. those of a specified organism.
1c: In extended use: the interrelationship between any system and its environment; the product of this.
The Review of English and American Literature
Call for Papers
Special Issue: Mapping Care
Deadline for Submissions: Jan. 10, 2024
The Review of English and American Literature
Call for Papers
Call for Papers
Special Issue: 'European-Based VoDs: Models, Alternatives and Predictions for a Sustainable European Streaming Culture'
Journal of Digital Media & Policy
Lucian Georgescu, UNATC Bucharest, firstname.lastname@example.org
Constantin Parvulescu, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, email@example.com
Abstracts (400 words): 15 July 2023
Full manuscripts (6–8000 words, including references): 15 November 2023
Literature of Contagion: The Representation of Epidemics in the Contemporary World
Special Session: SAMLA Conference (November 9-11, 2023 in Atlanta, GA)
Call for Papers, "Exploring the Nexus of Healing, Stories, and Illness in the Nineteenth Century and Today” for “The Nineteenth Century Today: Interdisciplinary, International, Intertemporal" IN-CSA Conference (Durham University in Durham, UK from July 10 - July 12, 2024).
Please submit a 250-word abstract and a 2-page CV by August 1, 2023 to Melissa Rampelli at firstname.lastname@example.org
Revolution, war, and protest permeate Sri Lanka’s postcolonial history. From independence in 1948 to thepresent day, Sri Lanka’s political, cultural, and everyday life has been perpetually mired in conflicts arising from ethnic, class, religious, linguistic, and social divisions. This volume, edited by Dinidu Karunanayake andNalin Jayasena, seeks submissions that attend to critical discussions of these areas.
Journal of Indo-Canadian Studies (ISSN 0972-3307) invites submissions for a special issue exploring the theme "Beyond Maple Leaves: Unveiling the Canadian Dream." This issue aims to delve into the multifaceted aspects of the Canadian Dream, shedding light on its complexities, evolving nature, and the diverse experiences of individuals within the Canadian context.
Though the idea of ‘Canadian Dream’ has not been subjected to the same level of theoretical analysis or scholarly discourse as the "American Dream," Journal of Indo-Canadian Studies, (ISSN 0972-3307), intends to explore the essence of the Canadian Dream through the lens of Indian immigrants, highlighting their unique experiences, challenges, and triumphs.
Title: Capes and the Canon - Comic Book Superheroes and American Exceptionalism
Deadline for Submissions: 8/1/2023
Editor: Forrest C. Helvie, Ph.D.
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Contact Email: email@example.com