Horror films have long held a place in cinematic history as an expression of the monstrous, the un-nameable, and the unknown. They are a powerful point of catharsis in which viewers see their deepest fears played out onscreen, whether the threat is fully embodied or less concretely defined. As a result, grief and loss have always figured heavily in this genre.
13th Latina/o/x Communities Conference: Building Bridges/Construyendo Puentes
2021 Theme: Afro-Latinx and Caribbean Identities
West Chester University
Call for Presentations
In 2021 the LCC is holding a hybrid event, with one day of virtual presentations on September 29th and a second day of in-person celebrations, on September 30th.
Each year, our interdisciplinary conference provides a creative space to enhance the understanding of Latina/o/x issues, contributions, and cultures. We pride ourselves in serving as a link between academia and local communities, institutions and organizations
ROUNDTABLE NARRATIVES AND MENTAL HEALTH (South Atlantic MLA, November 4–6, 2021, Atlanta/Georgia)
Extended Deadline! Collection Mental Health Narratives – History, Concepts, Education, Practice
Edited by Ronja Bodola, PhD; Michelle B. Moore, PsyD; Cody Roi, D.O.
In the last ten years, youth literature, as a US institution, has had a major reckoning with its complicity in systemic racism and oppression. This reckoning has taken place in direct relationship to social justice movements such as Black Lives Matter, Me Too, and We Need Diverse Books, all of which are rooted in communities of color. For example, in my book, Side by Side: US Empire, Puerto Rico and the Roots of American Youth Literature and Culture (UP Mississippi, March 2021), I argue that the study of youth literature in the US was built on a purposeful separation from fields like Ethnic Studies. This was the case despite the fact that youth literature has always been rooted in multiracial, multilingual epistemologies.
NeMLA 2022: Baltimore, Maryland. March 10-13
Panel Chair: Tania Nicolaou
How does contemporary fiction of the Americas and Caribbean explore practices of healing? This panel considers all aspects of healing, including but not limited to religion, indigenous practices and rituals, the spiritual, and through community and the collective. How does their depiction in literature allow for generative further discussion about identity, culture, and tradition, and what does this mean in the 21st century?
CFP: Space, Place, and Locus: Mapping the New Europe (Edited Collection)
Abstract Deadline: 16 August 2021 (500 words)
Chapter Deadline: 17 December 2021 (5000-6000 words)
Editors: Izabella Wodzka, Mathis Gronau, and Brittany Eldridge (UCL)
Early Research Academics (Those obtaining their PhDs, and those who have graduated within the past 5 years, are STRONGLY welcomed to apply. We are specifically looking for papers from those two groups as that is the mission of ERA. If you happen to see this and believe one of your students or friends is a good fit for our collection, please pass it on.)
Peter Lang Publishing
CALL FOR PAPERS
Entertainment and American Popular Culture Since 1950
These edited collections are part of the upcoming series Equine Creations: Imagining Horses in Literature and Film. Now that the mythological equines volumes are nearly full and ready for being finalized, this CFP addresses the next volumes in the process.
The scope of the present call is broad. All topics regarding the themes and impact of horses in film will be considered.
1) Horses in Film Through the 1950s
2) Horses in Film in the 1960s and 1970s
3) Horses in Film in the 1980s and 1990s
4) Horses in Film since 2000
Deadline for proposals: July 25, 2021
Dracones in Mundo: Dragons in Literature, Film, and Pop Culture: A Series of Edited Volumes UPDATE/EXTENDED DEADLINE
deadline for submissions:
July 25, 2021
full name / name of organization:
St. Thomas University
I received a great response to the last call for papers regarding the volumes on dragons. As a result, I have been better able to refine and divide results.
NeMLA conference in Baltimore, MD, March 10-13, 2022
CFP – Panel
'Littérature du déclassement': Social Descent in the Contemporary French Novel
53nd Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention
10-13 March, 2022
Deadline for abstracts: 30 September, 2021.
Conference: 30-31 August 2021
Conference online (via Zoom)
All details: https://www.freedom-conference.info/
Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland
M.A. Marlena Hetman - Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland
Medieval in Popular Culture Sponsored Sessions for MAPACA 2021
Panels to run under the Medieval & Renaissance Area
2021 Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
Virtual Event, 10-13 November 2021
The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture seeks paper proposals related to the following three topics for inclusion in the Medieval & Renaissance Area sessions at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association.
Julien Gracq : un écrivain géographe/ Julien Gracq : un écrivain géographe (NEMLA MARS 2022, Baltimore, USA)
JOSEPH CONRAD NETWORKED WITHIN THE CLASSROOM AND WITHOUT
JOSEPH CONRAD SOCIETY OF AMERICA
In literature and popular culture, the non-violent approach is vastly underrepresented as a viable philosophy. This is problematic because the stories we tell shape the imaginary we live out of. Part of the reason the pacifist position seems so untenable is precisely because it remains so unimagined. One thinks of the so-called canon with its repertoire of violent heroes: Homer, Shakespeare, Milton, Arthurian legend. Even today’s popular “canon” features heroes who consistently solve problems through violence: the Marvel Cinematic Universe, DC Comics’ films, the John Wick series, and the classic, decade-spanning Alien franchise. The myth of redemptive violence continues unabated.
With a growing social consciousness in the contemporary milieu, even large corporations such as Disney have begun to take an activist turn. Of late, Marvel has been especially sensitive to ongoing issues regarding race and gender. This is particularly evident in its latest incarnations available through Disney +: Wandavision and Falcon and the Winter Solider. Accompanying this messaging has also been a positive representation of mental health care and the effects of individual and collective trauma. These are not superheroes who take a beating and walk away unscathed; these are highly developed and nuanced characters whose arcs take shape over several different films and multiple episodes.
Women’s Suffrage in the United States:
Laws, Practices and Representations (19th-21st centuries)
Université du Mans (3L.AM) / Université Toulouse Jean-Jaurès (CAS)
February 3-4, 2022
Vladimir Nabokov once suggested that any form of reading which pays heightened attention to the socio-political realities of our world, rather than paying exclusive attention to the use of literary devices present in a given text, constitutes a form of “bad reading.” In her 2017 book Paraliterary: The Making of Bad Readers in Postwar America, Merve Emre works to reclaim this form of bad reading, arguing that these so-called bad readers are “literate subjects [who use] reading to navigate a political climate that champion[s] liberal individualism, on the one hand, while establishing unprecedented forms of institutional oversight, on the other” (5).
Modern Language Studies, the journal of the Northeast Modern Language Association, is seeking reviews for the winter 2021-2022 issue. In recent years, the temperature has risen around free speech debates, and books on censorship and free speech come out with such frequency that it is hard to keep abreast of the new scholarship. I am interested in receiving reviews and review essays on books published in the last several years that are in some way related to free speech. The books to be reviewed can center on any historical, geographical, or disciplinary context, and the reviews and review essays can be written from (almost) any theoretical perspective.
A geological timescale provides a way of thinking about power relations between human beings and all kinds of geological forces. Since Paul Crutzen and Eugene Stoermer proposed the term of the Anthropocene, the concept of the age of the Anthropocene brought out the environmental concern. This term evidently intends to mean "the human epoch" because the human force has become one of the dominant geophysical forces. It is believed that this new epoch began in the later 18th Century when the global effects of human activities have become clearly noticeable. That is, the age of the Anthropocene comes along with globalization.
CFP – Panel: 53rd annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association
Guerres au masculin, exterminations au féminin: entre expériences, trauma et révoltes"
March 10-13, Baltimore, MD
Queer(ing) Survival during the Sixth Extinction
Chair: Bradley Harmon (Johns Hopkins University)
Call for Papers:
“C’est avec 76.900 hommes que la France assure la paix et les bienfaits de la civilisation à ses 60 millions d’Indigènes. ”
2nd Rupkatha International Open Conference on Recent Advances in Interdisciplinary Humanities, 2021 (Virtual)
August 28-30, 2021
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
(Indexed by Web of Science, Scopus, ERIHPLUS, EBSCO, UGC)
In collaboration with
The University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
Department of German Studies
The University of Talca, Chile
Institute of Humanistic Studies
Prof. Albrecht Classen, University of Arizona
Monsters of Beowulf: Past, Present, Future
Session Proposed for the 2021 Conference of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association
Sponsored by the Monsters & the Monstrous Area
Virtual event, Thursday, 21 October, through Saturday, 23 October 2021.
Proposals due by 1 August 2021.
Our website: https://www.racismconference.info/Dates: 26-27 July 2021Conference online (via Zoom)
Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland
Professor Polina Golovátina-Mora - Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Colombia)
26-27 July 2021
It is widely known that ideologies of racism, nationalism, and xenophobia are dangerous and spread all over the world. We want to examine these terms as much as possible, from many perspectives and variable aspects: in politics, society, psychology, culture, and many more. We also want to devote considerable attention to how the phenomena of racism, nationalism and xenophobia are represented in artistic practices: in literature, film, theatre or visual arts.
Paper proposals of around 300 words should be submitted, along with a short bio, to the panel coordinator(s), to the conference organizing committee (firstname.lastname@example.org), and to the AISNA Secretary, Anna De Biasio (email@example.com) by June 27, 2021. Acceptance will be notified by July 5, 2021. Panels exceeding four participants will be split into two sessions.
For any general query about the conference, please contact the organizing committee (firstname.lastname@example.org)
N.B.: We hope that we will be able to meet in L’Aquila for the 2021 AISNA conference.