The Life and Legacy of Sterling A. Brown, the Dean of Afro-American Literary Studies
A Special Issue of The Langston Hughes Review
The Life and Legacy of Sterling A. Brown, the Dean of Afro-American Literary Studies
Crisis, Catastrophe, and Contagion in the Works of Langston Hughes and His Contemporaries
A Special Session for the Langston Hughes Society at the 32nd ALA Convention
May 27-30, 2021
Westin Copley Place | Boston, Massachusetts
Bonds Forged in Fire!!: Exploring the Social Networks and Social Distances in the Harlem Renaissance Era and Beyond
A Special Session for the Langston Hughes Society at the 93rd SAMLA Convention
November 4-6, 2021
Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center
Romancing the Gothic is online education project which offers free classes on the Gothic, horror, folklore, queer literature, romance and hidden histories. We are an interdiscplinary project with scholars taking part from many different fields and from all over the world. We have a regular audience as well as open sign-ups. To find out more about the project - see the website - https://romancingthegothic.com
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
Confirmed keynote scholars: Enrique Ajuria Ibarra, Xavier Aldana Reyes, Kyle Bishop, Kevin Corstorphine, Justin Edwards (closing), Anya Heise-von der Lippe, Michael Howarth, Evert J. van Leeuwen, Elizabeth Parker + Michelle Poland, David Punter (closing), Julia Round, Christy Tidwell, Jeffrey Weinstock (opening), Maisha L. Wester.
Constant transformation has been the norm in the new digital media environment since its inception. During the 2020 health crisis, the impact of this ever-changing digital world in our daily lives has been especially notable. Due to quarantine measures, the only opportunity to interact with friends and to consume culture was to rely on social networks, streaming services and video conferencing softwares. Web-based cultural activities have affected people’s relationships with cyberspace: many have visited museums, seen award ceremonies, and even been to concerts online. In other words, we are never disconnected from the Internet (DeNardis 2020).
The comparative approach acknowledges the co-existence of diverse entities in our world and takes for its province the understanding of multiple relations between these entities, and the cultures of which they are constituents. Comparative practice demands that difference be respected paving the way for mutuality and understanding. This approach is particularly fruitful in the study of the arts and their nesting cultures in the Asian subcontinent.
Reading into Murder: interpretative essays on select cult texts.
Call for Papers
THIS CFP WAS ALREADY POSTED EARLIER. I HAVE SLOTS ON Arthur Conan Doyle, P.D. JAMES's Adam Dalgliesh series, MARGERY ALLINGHAM, HDF KEATING, James M Cain, Horace McCoy, W R Burnett, Paul Cain
AND in Bengali detective fiction:
Priyonath Chattopadhyay, Panchkori Dey, Mihir Kumar Sinha, Nihar Ranjan Gupta, Sunil Gangyopadhyay, Suchitra Bhattacharya's Mitin Mashi series
IF INTERESTED PLEASE SEND ABSTRACT ON ANY OF THE ABOVE ONLY.
Entertainment and the Arts in the Quarantimes
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 31, 2021
When the arts, culture, and entertainment industries of the world came to a screeching halt in late winter 2020, many commentators claimed this was the end of art as we know it. Theatre managers and museum directors grasped at straws, trying to stoke excitement via social media and running archival footage in hopes of generating revenue while their seats and halls remained empty. Artists’ opportunities to show or create non-digital work ran dry. Film and television sets were vacated and production put on hold.
Call for Papers: Special Session-Cyberpunk and the City
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
Thurday November 11 to Sunday November 14, 2021, at the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
Conference Theme: "City of God, City of Destruction" (https://pamla.org/2020/conference-theme-city-god-city-destruction)
CALL FOR PAPERS
Modalities of Fantasy: Reconfiguring Time and Space
Humanities Education and Research Association
Call for Papers
4-6 March 2021
"Cultural Divides: Bridging Gaps and Making Connections"
1st Virtual Conference
invites submissions for the topical issue
"Women and Gender in the Bible and the Biblical World II”,
edited by Zanne Domoney-Lyttle and Sarah Nicholson.
The Graveyard in Literature: Liminality and Social Critique will be published by Cambridge Scholars in late 2021. We are currently seeking a few final essays to complete the collection.
The theme for the Collection:
"Adapting Print Genres for the Victorian Stage" will consider how British plays within the Victorian era (1837-1901) interacted with and responded to news stories, social movements, or cultural debates appearing in print genres, including newspapers, the periodical press, and literature. Often, a theatrical adaptation of a popular novel appeared even before its serialization had concluded, as in the case of Charles Dickens's 1839 novel Nicholas Nickleby, which appeared on 19 November 1838 at the Adelphi Theatre, adapted by Edward Stirling, a mere eight numbers into its serialization.
The Charles Dickens Society is pleased to announce an extended deadline for abstracts for the 2021 Symposium, which will take place online from July 12-14, 2021. As you may know, we only recently decided to convert the 2021 Symposium to an online meeting. One terrific side effect is that, since no one needs to make plans for travel, we can extend the deadline and get acceptances out a little later. The new deadline is therefore Sunday, January 31, 2021. To have your work considered, please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words to Sean Grass at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wilson College Humanities ConferenceConference Theme: Healthcare in/and Humanities
Friday May 28 1:00pm-5:00pm EST and
Saturday May 29, 2021 8:00am-12:00noon EST
Held online via Zoom
sponsored by Wilson College’s M.A. in Humanities Program and undergraduate major in Healthcare and Medical Humanities
After an extraordinary year in which healthcare systems around the world came to the forefront of both national and individual consciousness, the Wilson College Humanities Conference seeks—in part—to interrogate 2020 by focusing its theme on “Healthcare in/and Humanities.”
The editorial board of the academic quarterly "Litteraria Copernicana" extends an
invitation to researchers specializing in humanities to submit proposals of a thematic
volume which will be released as the issue 4/2021 or 1/2022.
The submission deadline is 20 January 2021.
It has been 150 years since Matthew Arnold published his groundbreaking work, Culture and Anarchy. His essays in book form are not only a powerful critique of Victorian society and values but also of modern ones. Contemporary political, economic and cultural issues provide an opportunity to revisit Arnold’s thought critically, to assess his enduring legacy, and to appraise the modern predicament in relation to distinguished cultural achievements from the past.
Theorizing Zombiism II: Undead Again
29-31 July, 2021
University of Gothenburg
The zombie as an allegory for cultural, social, and scientific analysis spans almost every discipline including humanities, biology, mathematics, anthropology, economics, and political science. This range of use for the zombie narrative is a clear indication of its adaptability and viability as a distinct framework for critical theory. Theorizing Zombiism 2: Undead again will thus serve as a timely and much-needed platform for the development of international and interdisciplinary relationships between researchers, educators, practitioners and other interested parties.
“Only the media techniques of the 19th century, that is, photography, gramophone and film, had saved the sensuous reality from the absolutism of the book – however, one could formulate more radically: before the absolutism of language”, – N. Bolz writes in the book "Das ABC der Medien". The proposed opposition between writing as an "informational" media (which was most interesting to McLuhan) and "sensory" media needs critical reflection. This is especially important in conditions when a person's immersion in the media space implies that not only the information brain memory should be involved, but also various performative practices of experience and memory of the body.
Metamorphosis: Transformations across Time, Culture & Identity (postgraduate conference, online, 1-2 June, 2021)
**please submit proposals via the form on our website - link below**
Metamorphosis refers to a dramatic change in the form, structure or character of an entity, distinctly characterised as a process whereby the old is subsumed, absorbed or self-devoured to provide the substance to forge the new—but how is this concept experienced in contemporary culture?
Whatever. A Transdisciplinary Journal of Queer Theories and Studies (https://whatever.cirque.unipi.it/) is inviting submissions for short contributions (500-2000 words) to be collected in a multi-authored article entitled “What do we talk about when we talk about queer death?”. The article will introduce the themed section Queer thanatologies (edited by A.C. Corradino, C. Dell’Aversano, R. Langhi and M. Petricola) that will appear in Whatever’s next issue in summer 2021.
“USES OF LITERATURE” FINAL CONFERENCE
November 3-5 2021
The “Uses of Literature” research group at the University of Southern Denmark will hold an on-line conference on November 3-5 2021 to mark the conclusion of the Niels Bohr Professorship held by Rita Felski. Confirmed keynote speakers include Rita Charon (Columbia), Sean Latham (Tulsa), Heather Love (University of Pennsylvania), and Toril Moi (Duke). We welcome twenty-minute papers that speak to the group’s main research interests.
The Institute of History of the University of Wrocław, Poland (IH UWr), Zajezdnia (Depot) History Centre, and the International Federation for Public History invite students, PhD candidates and practitioners to share their research in the framework of the fourth Public History Summer School to be held online, 7-11 June 2021.
Hawthorne and Fatherhood
We invite proposals for papers exploring aspects of “Hawthorne and Fatherhood.” This may include, but is not limited to: Hawthorne as father; Julian’s and Rose’s memories of their father; missing fathers (as in Hawthorne’s own); father stand-ins, such as grandfather in "Grandfather’s Chair"; Dimmesdale as deadbeat father or Chillingworth as want-to-be father, leaving his money to Pearl; Coverdale and Hollingsworth avoiding fatherhood, though the latter wants to be some great paternal figure; barren men and husbands, as in The House of Seven Gables; or other fathers in Hawthorne’s shorter fiction.
44th Annual Comparative Drama Conference
Oct. 14-16, 2021
Abstracts Due: April 3, 2021