The COVID-19 pandemic challenged the capabilities of our modern healthcare infrastructure and forced us to reimagine everyday spaces as sites of convalescence and caretaking. As hospitals reached mass capacity, we had to question: what accommodations can we make to transform both private and public places into spaces of care? The same question motivated nineteenth-century debates over how to best tackle the century’s national health crises. At a time of high imperialism, rapid industrialization, and rampant contagion, Victorians realized that models of caretaking could no longer be relegated to the provincial sickroom.
Northeast Modern Language Association Conference March 10-13, 2022 Baltimore, MD
Call for Papers, Vol 63, No 2: ELL Outreach and Teaching Strategies
This panel explores topographies of memory and architecture as a powerful force for cinematic storytelling, cityscapes’ psychosis, etc. As part of the special session, we are looking for contributions examining and analyzing diverse relationships between cinema, television, architecture, and memory and their links with contemporary Spanish media and identity. Submissions in English and Spanish, although we recommend the latter.
Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy
No. 6, 2021
Edited by: Elana Gomel
Co-edited by: João Félix
Messengers from the Stars is an international, peer-reviewed journal, offering academic articles, reviews, and providing an outlet for a wide range of creative work inspired by science fiction and fantasy. The 2021 issue will be dedicated to the following theme:
BOOK: Studies in Religious Trauma: Causes, Manifestations, and Treatments
Click the link below to submit your proposal:
GCRR Press is releasing a large-scale publication that will offer an interdisciplinary and scientific examination of the origins, impact, and treatment options of religious trauma. The intended audience for this publication will be therapeutic practitioners, psychological researchers, and sufferers of religious trauma. Currently, this textbook-style resource will include sections on:
In June 1906, James Joyce wrote to his publisher Grant Richards, who suggested changes to Dubliners for mitigating the text’s supposed ‘indecency’, “I seriously believe that you will retard the course of civilization in Ireland by preventing the Irish people from having one good look at themselves in my nicely polished looking-glass.” Joyce’s metaphor recalls the popular Wildean aphorism, first published in the preface to The Picture of Dorian Gray: “The nineteenth century dislike of Realism is the rage of Caliban at seeing his own face in a glass.
2-3 October 2021 - London/Onlineorganised byLondon Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”
The editors are seeking historically and theoretically insightful essays that explore various aspects of crime and criminal justice films made and/or released in the United States during the decade of the 1970s. Individual contributions may address the social construction of crime, application of criminological theory, examination of moral dilemmas, as well as analysis that connects past representations to present social and cultural conditions. In-depth analyses of period representations of class, ethnicity, gender, masculinity, race, and sexual orientation are also desired. Potential contributors are encouraged to interpret and explore this topic area quite broadly and innovatively.
The Latchkey: A Journal of New Woman Studies is soliciting articles, book reviews, short essays on teaching resources, and brief biographical sketches of New Woman writers and cultural figures.
A peer-reviewed and open-access online journal, The Latchkey seeks a balance between established and emerging scholars devoted to current and innovative scholarship on the concept of the New Woman, the lives and writing of New Women authors and figures, representations of the New Woman in culture and society, sports and travel, and fin-de-siecle proto-feminism.
When Siskel and Ebert famously launched their offensive against what they labeled as “Women in Danger films,” they effectively positioned slasher films as anti-feminist, exploitative, and lacking all artistic merit. But in the intervening years, this once much maligned sub-genre has enjoyed increasing acclaim for its subversive potential and reflection of cultural norms. This special issue seeks to examine the elements of the “new slasher” that potentially explain this shift.
When Serena Williams wore a ‘catsuit’ during the 2018 French Open, this choice of clothing was banned because it allegedly showed a lack of “respect” for the game of tennis. The decision, and the overall incident, caused an uproar that went well beyond the world of sports, with many commentators criticizing the ban as a punishment directly aimed at policing women’s bodies.
This panel will explore the particular liminal quality of the way women write about the houses they live in: how they develop relationships with their domestic places, how they express themselves in the way they inhabit the space, and how they may even come to interact with the house as if it’s a knowing, responsive entity. Looking at examples in fiction and memoir, from writers as varied as Virginia Woolf, Shirley Jackson, May Sarton and Sarah Broom, we’ll explore women’s houses as seats of psychic power and sites of domestic alchemy.
Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal Volume 17.1 (Fall 2022) will feature a forum on “Women’s Soundscapes in the Early Modern World.”
OVERTONES: EGE JOURNAL OF ENGLISH STUDIES
CALL FOR PAPERS
The 53rd annual NeMLA Convention will be held March 10-13, 2022 in Baltimore, MD. More information here: http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html
This seminar invites 250-350 word abstracts for papers that will be circulated in February 2022, prior to the convention. During the seminar itself, session participants will briefly present their work before participating in a discussion with other panelists. Proposed papers should situate Soviet literature and/or other cultural products within a postcolonial context, or explain how postcolonial theory must be modified when applied in post-Soviet spaces. Please read the detailed CFP below:
Well-developed essays on major rock music artists are sought for publication in the For the Record book series. These essays should extend beyond biography into some aspects of the artist's creative work. Of particular interest are essays on rock performers who have made an impact since 1980 and essays that discuss the artist's music, iconic status, and cultural significance. Of course, essays on Elton John, David Bowie, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and other major figures who made their mark before 1980 are also welcome.
An extraordinary nineteenth-century American woman, Julia Ward Howe was a courageous abolitionist, suffragist, pacifist, poet, public speaker, and founder of many organizations whose purpose was the intellectual and political advancement of women. To acknowledge and examine this notable woman’s increasingly complicated and fraught legacy a one-day symposium will be held at Boston University’s College of General Studies (CGS) on June 11, 2022, and includes a luncheon with a keynote address by Pulitzer-Prize winning biographer and historian, Megan Marshall.
The symposium is co-sponsored by the Harriet Beecher Stowe Society, Boston University’s College of General Studies (CGS), and CGS’s Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning.
For details, please find, below, the link for CFP on Cambrige Scholars Publishing's official website:
Realism, which had played an important role in the literary output of the era of decolonization, is now often cast as outmoded, especially in comparison to post/modernism and impugned as insufficient to represent the current crisis. Mark Fisher and Amitav Ghosh are two of the most recent, widely read critics who maintain realism is incapable to address the politics of our times. Others, pointing to Lukács’ classical definition of realism as specific to bourgeois culture, argue that it is an inherently conservatism form, able only to depict the status quo, but incapable of imagining alternative frameworks for thinking about the world in an era of increased globalization and climate crisis.
Abundance and Scarcity
International conference for young researchers (CLIMAS-Culture et Littérature des Mondes Anglophones)
Bordeaux Montaigne University, 17-18 February, 2022, Bordeaux, France
The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, to be held February 24-26, 2022. We seek abstracts concerning the relationship between avant-garde American poetics and empire, colonialism, and other national or international issues. These concerns are intimately related to Charles Olson’s poetics, given his choice of Gloucester, Massachusetts, as his subject for The Maximus Poems as well as his six-month stay in Yucatan during 1951.
The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, to be held February 24-26, 2022. We seek abstracts concerning the relationship between avant-garde American poetics and spirituality, religion, and/or other mystical influences. The connection between experimental verse and spiritual traditions relates directly to Charles Olson’s poetry and to the poetry of many other important post-1945 figures. While Olson’s early poetry is often lauded for its materialist concerns, his later poetics has, at times, been dismissed for what poet Jack Clarke once called “the kook strain,” a line of thinking that grew increasingly esoteric, mystical, and gnostic.
Romanian Review of Eurasian Studies, Year XVII, No. 1-2 /2021 invites professors, researchers, and Ph.D. students to submit their research articles and reviews for publication until 1 October 2021.
Our journal is indexed in ERIH PLUS, ProQuest, EBSCO, CEEOL, and Index Copernicus databases (ICValue 2019: 88.14)
CfP: ArtsPraxis Volume 8, Issue 2
ArtsPraxisVolume 8, Issue 2 looks to engage members of the global Educational Theatre community in dialogue around current research and practice. We welcome traditional academic research as well as narratives of practice. This call for papers is released in concert with the publication of ArtsPraxis Volume 8, Issue 1. The submission deadline for Volume 8, Issue 2 is September 1, 2021.
The term neurodiversity, coined by Judy Singer in the late 1990’s, presents brain differences such as autism, ADHD, and dyslexia as natural variations rather than disorders. Like all humans, neurodivergent individuals have their own strengths and challenges, as well as their own unique ways of navigating the world, though sometimes they must mask or hide parts of themselves to socially pass within specific communities. The neurodiversity movement—a push to honor differences and extinguish stigmas—continues to gain momentum. More writers are freely writing from their neurodivergent experiences (and posting about it on social media).
Call for Papers
Twentieth Claflin University Conference on English and Language Arts Pedagogy in Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions (Virtual)
October 27-28, 2021
THEME: READING AND WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
DIGITAL LITERACIES, EQUITY, AND ACCESS
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021
Concurrent sessions (webinars on Zoom)
Please follow the above link to view session details and submit your abstract for NeMLA 2022, March 10-13, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland. Abstract deadline 9/30/2021.
According to the renown essay Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema, published in 1975 by the feminist film theorist Laura Mulvey, hegemonic cinema has privileged the masculine gaze, objectifying female bodies on the screen and transforming them in mere objects of desire for the male spectator. Mulvey studies the way female bodies have been exposed in cinema to evoque ‘to-be-looked-at-ness’ while becoming the object of the masculine scopophilic gaze within the screen.