According to Walter Benjamin, “the art of storytelling is coming to an end”; we are losing “the ability to share experiences.” Without storytelling, which was once “a capability that seemed inalienable to us, the securest among our possessions,” we are fragmented into a piece of “information” and isolate ourselves in what is believed to be subjectivity (“The Storyteller”). And yet, in exceptional situations, storytelling appears still possible. For example, when the northeast Japan was struck by the earthquake and tsunami disaster, after initial muteness and banal narrativization by the major media (which was indeed a disaster for storytelling), there emerged stories among the survivors.
Abstracts for papers on George Gissing are sought for a Gissing panel at the Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, to be held March 11-14, 2021. The deadline for submissions has been extended to Oct. 19. Additionally, the decision has been made to have a virtual NeMLA conference.
To submit you must go to the NeMLA website http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/callforpapers/submit.html
Abstracts for papers on are sought for a Roundtable on Online Archives at the Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, to be held March 11-14, 2021 . The deadline for submissions has been extended to Oct. 19, 2020. Additionally, the decision has been made to have a virtual NeMLA conference.
Description: Online archives are something that we should all implement inside and outside of our classrooms to encourage original research by and critical thinking by our students. This panel seeks presentations on all aspects of online archives: creating them, using them, helping students develop skills in using them, and thinking about the future of archives, both digital and conventional, generally.
The representational challenges of climate change, unending environmental disaster, and the Anthropocene have spurred lively debates about realism, its uses or limits, and its antinomies. This seminar seeks to create an opportunity for a comparative aesthetics of realism, and to think deeply about realism and its antinomies in relation to climate change.
Announcing Aesthetics: The Film Poster as Intertextual Formation in Theory and Practice
The esteemed American Comparative Literature Association’s 2021 Annual Meeting is now fully virtual and will take place April 8-11, 2021. Please find details below about an exciting opportunity to submit a proposal to get involved with the conversation about the ‘contemporary essay’ at the ACLA 2021 virtual conference.
Panel Title: The Contemporary Essay: How Do We Read Them and Who Are They For?
CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS on Chen Qing Ling/The Untamed
Thanks to an increasing range of streaming platforms, a greater general familiarity with adaptation-driven and transmedial storytelling, and faster rates of communication among invested viewers—among other factors! —audiences today have access to an increasingly transcultural range of popular culture content. The 2019 Chinese web series Chen Qing Ling (English translation: The Untamed) is one such example. While the show is not the first of its various genres or circumstances, it has generated and sustained a wide appeal that is worth exploring.
FORUM Postgraduate Journal Call for Papers
Issue 31 (2020): Art, Disease, and Expression
Science and art are the very nature of human attempts to understand and describe the world around us. As COVID-19 continues to dominate public discourse across the world - its ongoing effects trickling into every facet of our lives - the relationship between our health and how it affects the way we move through society has never felt more prescient. The 31st issue of FORUM aims to explore what has been identified as ‘sickness’ in literature and art through the years. How have the body and mind been treated by writers, artists, and cultural commentators - in sickness and in health.
What: English Student Association Conference
Where: ONLINE (hosted through The Graduate Center, CUNY).
When: 12 March 2021
Abstract deadline: December 1st
Registration deadline: February 12th (*registration will be free)
Please submit all abstracts through the following Google Form: https://forms.gle/srZJ4Wn7YBpaYnHW8
Lucerne Master Classes offer doctoral students from Switzerland and from abroad an intensive exchange with internationally renowned researchers. Selected doctoral students will receive the opportunity to present their work to the other participants and to discuss it with the guest expert.
Call for proposals
The Nonhuman in American Literary Naturalism
Editors: Kenneth K Brandt and Karin M Danielsson
What is boredom and why do we feel bored? Recently, research on boredom has gained momentum in the scientific community, particularly in neuroscience and clinical psychology, where the symptoms of boredom and the behavioral patterns of the bored person are scrutinized (i.e. Boredomlab).
This collection aims to celebrate the work and influence of Michael Bristol by producing new scholarship on Shakespeare, early modern theater, and their enduring and complicated legacy in our modern world. Bristol’s criticism has left a profound impact on the fields on Shakespeare and early modern studies, in particular as it relates to questions of dramatic agency, theory and philosophy, to matters pertaining to the carnivalesque body, as well as to ideas of cultural production.
Call for Papers Vol. 4, n.2, December 2020
Psychoanalysis and Hermeneutics
Guest Editors: Ignacio Iglesias Colillas (Psychoanalyst / PhD_University of Buenos Aires), Giuseppe Martini (Italian Psychoanalytic Society)
Deadline (full paper): 1 December 2020
I am pulling together an Edited Collection called The Metamorphoses of Historical Past: Memory, Representation and Facts and I would like to invite you to consider submitting one or more chapters.
The abstract/call for the Collection is here:
Historical facts are not objects. The ‘historical-real’ is constitutively representational because it is a process. The question of what is a given truth in history becomes the dilemma of creating a representative reconstruction of the process of (past) events that are close to the ‘real’ events as they are given in that specific time.
Call for Papers
Edited Anthology to be published by Bloomsbury
Science Fiction in India: Parallel Worlds and Postcolonial Paradigms
CFP: Edited Book on “Theatre-Fiction”
Abstracts: November 1, 2020
Seeking proposals for an edited book of chapters on “theatre-fiction”, i.e. novels and stories about theatre.
CFP: ANGLICA: An International Journal of English Studies volumes 30.1 and 30.2 (2021)
ANGLICA: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGLISH STUDIES is a peer-reviewed annual print and electronic journal under the auspices of the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw. The journal is indexed in SCOPUS, DOAJ, CEEOL, CEJSH, BazHum, EBSCO, Index Copernicus, ERIHPLUS, the Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers.
Published annually in June and December, Journal of Foreign Languages and Cultures is seeking essays in critical theory, literature, culture, and translation theory. The submissions deadline is October 15 for the December issue, and April 15 for the June issue. The journal's website is: http://jflc.hunnu.edu.cn/. Submissions should use MLA style and be approximately 4,000-7,000 words. Inquiries are welcome to co-editor Lauri Scheyer at Lramey@calstatela.edu.
This CFP is for a seminar session at the 2021 NeMLA Convention. The deadline has been extended to October 19.
Literature and film that bear witness to injustice can create space for voices that have been silenced. They can lead to the recognition of people subjected to human rights violations and produce shared national and transnational identities. They can draw readers’ attention back onto the politics and power of reading audiences.
CALL FOR CHAPTERS
Proposed Title of the Book
Disaster, Holocaust, and Dystopian Literature: Concepts and Perspectives
Understanding Disaster, Holocaust and Dystopian Literature
Theorizing Disaster, Holocaust and Dystopian Literature
Pandemic Fear and Literature
How have British and American institutions shaped Anglophone literatures across the 20th and into the 21st centuries? In the decades accompanying decolonization, London and New York remain literary capitals by dint of their concentration of literary capital: the infrastructure of publishers and periodicals, agencies and awards that—staffed by professional readers—support (and distort) the creative act. Centers of cultural gravity, they continue to set standards and bestow prestige, offering more reliable access to readers and remuneration, acting on the materials of writers and manuscripts drawn from around the world.
Religion and the Arts, a peer-reviewed journal edited at Boston College and published by Brill of the Netherlands, is looking for writers with professional experience and an advanced degree to write individual book reviews and combined review-essays in the fields of religion and literature, poetry, music, dance, architecture, film, and art history. Our reviewers are academics, independent scholars, writers, poets, artists, teachers, and clergy.
Please send a short bio and vita to email@example.com describing your education, publications, and current interests: as well as any recent books (2019 forward) you might like to review.
Confronted by the 2020 public health crisis one would remember as COVID-19, the notion of Orientalism as proposed by Edward Said in 1979 calls for continuous examinations. Said defines Orientalism as “not an airy European fantasy about the Orient, but a created body of theory and practice in which, for many generations, there has been a considerable materials investment.” From the trade war and technology race between the U.S.
In 2015, the University of Edinburgh Press launched a multivolume series of scholarly, refereed anthologies entitled ReFocus. Edited by Drs. Robert Singer (CUNY) Gary D. Rhodes (University of Central Florida), and Frances Smith (University of Sussex), each book focuses on a critically overlooked American film director who worked in the studio system, independent cinema, experimental filmmaking, or documentary tradition. Volumes published so far in this series include: Preston Sturges, Amy Heckerling, Delmer Daves, Kelly Reichardt, Elaine May, Spike Jonze, William Castle, Barbara Kopple, and Budd Boetticher.
In 2015, the University of Edinburgh Press launched a multivolume series of scholarly, refereed anthologies entitled ReFocus. Edited by Gary D. Rhodes (University of Central Florida), Stefanie Van de Peer (University of Exeter), and Robert Singer (CUNY), each book focuses on a critically overlooked film director who worked in the studio system, independent cinema, mainstream cinema, experimental filmmaking, or the documentary tradition. Volumes published so far in this series include: Susanne Bier, Pablo Larrain, Paul Leni, Teuvo Tulio, Xavier Dolan, and Francis Veber, with many more in preparation
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
CURRENTS NO. 6
NEW TRENDS IN ENGLISH STUDIES FOR THE 2020s
We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the sixth issue of CURRENTS: A Journal of Young English Philology Thought and Review. CURRENTS is an open access, peer-reviewed, yearly interdisciplinary journal, based in Toruń (Nicolaus Copernicus University), addressed to young researchers in the field of English studies.
Bodies, and representations of bodies, surround our everyday existence. Our bodies, and the bodies around us, are subject to norms that police how a body should look or behave in a given context. Glamorous and desirable bodies draw positive attention and literary and cultural representations reflect this, while deviant bodies are policed and regulated. This panel aims to explore how various bodies are represented in contemporary culture as well as analyze how these representations impact our perceptions of self and world. In a moment where the international political landscape is reliant on the policing and weaponizing of bodies, it is more important than ever before to consider how conceptions of bodies foster these divisions.
We are currently accepting manuscripts for OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society Vol.11 No.1 that will be published on January 31, 2021. To be considered for the upcoming issue, OMNES 11(1), please submit your manuscript by October 30, 2020.
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