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CfP: Towards 2030: Sustainable Development Goal 1: No Poverty. A Sociological Perspective

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:25am
Frontiers
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

In collaboration with the Open Access journals of Frontiers (www.frontiersin.org) we are bringing together a selected group of international experts to contribute to an article collection:

"Towards 2030: Sustainable Development Goal 1: No Poverty. A Sociological Perspective"

 

Submission Deadlines:

31 March 2022 - Abstract

15 June 2022 - Manuscript

 

Visit the collection homepage for the full description of the project:

https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/30648/

 

Panel Ttile: Sindiwe Magona - Chronicling South Africa’s Tumultuous Path to Freedom and Beyond

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:22am
Panel in ALA 2022 Conference - Adversity and Creativity (African Literature, Film, Media and Public Discourse)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 21, 2022

Panel in ALA 2022 Conference - Adversity and Creativity (African Literature, Film, Media and Public Discourse), May 18-21, 2022 (ONLINE CONFERENCE)

Panel title: Sindiwe Magona: Chronicling South Africa’s Tumultuous Path to Freedom and Beyond

Forked Tongues: The Role of (Foreign) Languages in Literature, Film, and the Arts - 2022 GCLR Graduate Student Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:19am
UCSB Graduate Center for Literary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 11, 2021

Forked Tongues: The Role of (Foreign) Languages in Literature, Film, and the Arts

2022 GCLR Graduate Student Conference  


 

Venue: Hybrid - Online and In-Person (The Interdisciplinary Humanities Center at UC Santa Barbara) 

Time and Date: Sunday, June 5, 2021

Contact: Email Rachel Feldman at gclr@complit.ucsb.edu with the subject line "Forked Tongues" 

“The Politics of Sound” - Intersections | Cross-sections (IS|CS) Annual Graduate Conference 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:19am
Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture , at X* University & York University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 10, 2022

“The Politics of Sound” - Intersections | Cross-sections (IS|CS) Annual Graduate Conference 2022

Presented by the joint graduate program in Communication & Culture , at X* University & York University

March 18th - 19th, 2022 - Virtual and in-person programming.

Call for presentations: “The Politics of Sound”

Deadline for submissions: Monday January 10th, 11:59pm EST.

 

ALA 2022: Documenting the Author: Examining the Role of and Impact of Author-Based Documentaries

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:19am
The Ernest Hemingway Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 23, 2022

The Ernest Hemingway Society

American Literature Association Conference

May 26-29, 2022

Chicago, IL

Documenting the Author: Examining the Role of and Impact of Author-Based Documentaries

This past April, the highly anticipated documentary, Hemingway (2021), premiered on PBS, coupled with watch parties and much discussion of reactions to the film.  The reception of the documentary spurred debate, provided new perspectives of Hemingway through visual footage and images, and perhaps most importantly, presented the author’s life and work to a public audience, inviting both casual and dedicated readers to watch and learn. 

MLA 2023: Disability and Trauma in the Life and Works of Ernest Hemingway

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:19am
The Ernest Hemingway Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

The Ernest Hemingway Society

2023 Modern Language Association Convention

January 5-8, 2023

San Francisco, CA

Disability and Trauma in the Life and Works of Ernest Hemingway

Odysseus University: Voyages and Returns in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education During a Global Crisis

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:19am
Danette DiMarco Slippery Rock University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Teaching and learning are always a series of voyages and returns.

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, swaths of books about the pivot to online learning have emerged, many focused on practical classroom instruction as a much-needed kind of spiritual manna in a time comprised of uncertainty and abrupt shifts in normative praxes. These contributions capture a historical watershed moment where the voyage is key (e.g., Chan, Bista, and Allen, 2021; Jansen and Farmer-Phillips, 2021; Lemov, 2020; Reimers et al., 2020; Grays-Wiley, 2020).

Call For Papers: Process Volume 6, Issue 2: On Apathy

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:18am
Process: Journal of Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Process: Journal of Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Scholarship invites submissions for Issue 6.2, On Apathy. For this issue, we seek thought-provoking, critical work from a range of disciplines and perspectives. Approaches to the topic might consider but are not limited to:

  • Social, emotional, mental, and/or physical fatigue/burnout

  • Desire to detach from reality

  • Lack of emotional engagement and motivation

  • Relationships to “The Great Resignation”

  • COVID apathy/vaccine apathy

  • Apathy standing in the way of institutional change

  • Apathy precluding social change

Online Workshop "The Decaying Female Body in Horror Cinema"

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:17am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

The horror genre in film follows from the literary tradition established by Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley, eliciting physiological and psychological reactions through suspense, gore, the macabre and the supernatural. Horror films transfix and terrify audiences in equal measure, unfailingly achieving suspension of disbelief because fear is a universal emotion. The position occupied by female characters in horror cinema is often ambivalent, ranging from victims of violence to perpetrators of dread. Relying in part on Julia Kristeva's theory of abjection, we will investigate representations of decaying female bodies in cinema. Kristeva defines horror as a breakdown in meaning caused by the loss of boundaries between self and other.

Critical Orwell

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:17am
University of Birmingham
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 7, 2022

The theme of Critical Orwell: an online conference (12-14 April 2022) is how Orwell is critical and in crisis: how Orwell’s views and work matter; how Orwell operated as a judge and fault-finder, and occasionally as a pessimist; and how Orwell is a figure whose prejudices raise important questions about his canonical status in Anglo-American culture and beyond. How and why is Orwell critical now?

Call for papers

Critical Orwell invites proposals for 15-minute scholarly presentations that consider any aspect of Orwell’s life and work in relation to the conference theme: crisis; criticism; criticality. 

Call for Papers for a Special Issue on Poetics and Extraction

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:17am
Canadian Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

In “Tarhands: A Messy Manifesto,” Métis scholar Warren Cariou rewrites William Carlos Williams’ poem “This Is Just to Say” into a time capsule to be opened in a hundred years:

 

This is just to say

We’ve burned up all the oil

and poisoned the air

you were probably hoping to breathe.

Forgive us.

It was delicious

the way it burned

so bright and

so fast.

 

Call for Papers for a Special Issue on Feminist Critique Here and Now

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:16am
Canadian Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

What is the continued role of feminist theory and feminist analysis in literary studies today in these lands claimed by Canada?  How and why is feminist analysis still relevant to our work? We seek contributions for a special issue of Canadian Literature on feminist critique and/in Canada today.

Conference on Posthumanism and the Ecological Crisis 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:16am
Brainware University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 17, 2022

The 1st Conference on Posthumanism and the Ecological Crisis organized by the Department of English & Literary Studies, Brainware University will be held on January 29, 2022. The objective is to motivate and assist esteemed faculty members, research scholars, and students from various institutions in sharing their work through presentations and publication of their state-of-the-art research.

Hopkins, Voice, and Echo

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:15am
International Hopkins Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

Conference dates: 23 and 24 September 2022; to be held online via Zoom

DEADLINE EXTENDED!: Comhfhios Boston College Graduate Student Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:15am
Irish Studies Program at Boston College
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Deadline extended!

 

Comhfhios Boston College is an interdisciplinary Irish Studies Conference. This year's theme is "Other Irelands" and the conference will take place in Chestnut Hill, MA on February 25-26, 2022. See full cfp below: 

 

The Irish Studies Graduate Students of Boston College, in conjunction with the Irish Studies Program, are pleased to be hosting the fifth annual Comhfhios Boston College conference. Comhfhios (pronounced “co-is”) meaning “knowledge together,” or “open to all knowledge,” invites emerging scholars in all Irish Studies fields to gather again in Boston. 

CfP - Playing the Field III: Video Game Ecologies and American Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:11am
Dr. Nathalie Aghoro University of Eichstaett, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Playing the Field III: Video Game Ecologies and American Studies

November 17-19, 2022

Amerikahaus Munich, Germany

“Video Game Ecologies and American Studies” is the third conference organized by “Playing the Field,” a collaborative research initiative for the study of video games in American studies: https://playingthefieldeu.wordpress.com/.

“HOPE IN WORDS”: 2022 #DouglassWeek Poetry Competition*

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:09am
#DouglassWeek
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

#DouglassWeek is excited to invite poets, writers and other creators from around the world to submit entries for the second annual #Douglassweek poetry competition. This year, the theme of “Intergenerational Conversations” may inspire your creations.

 

Cultures of the U.S.–Mexico Borderlands

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:06am
American Studies Association 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 22, 2022

Twenty-five years after Gloria Anzaldúa published Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza, the U.S.–Mexico border is still “una herida abierta where the Third World grates against the first and bleeds.” As Anzaldúa would have predicted, this “bleed[ing]” is both violent and vital, destructive and constructive; anytime “a scab forms it hemorrhages again, the lifeblood of two worlds merging to form a third country—a border culture.” However, in ways Anzaldúa failed to see, this “blood” does not flow from a single Chicanx “country,” but rather through two settler states, dozens of Native nations, and countless migrant communities: the “blood,” in other words, does not flow from a single “border culture,” but rather through a range of border cul

Society Must Be Inoculated: Covid-19, Governance, Propaganda

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:05am
The University of California Santa Cruz and Irvine
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 11, 2022

Since COVID-19’s first infection, the virus has mutated. Each expected virological mutation summons increased governmental and medical surveillance, received both positively and suspiciously by the public. The instituted state of exception was most aggressively diagnosed by the Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben. Agamben, however,  is not alone in theorizing the pandemic. Thinkers like Slavoj Zizek, Jean-Luc Nancy, Sergio Benevenuto, and Catherine Malabou have also published reflections on the virus’s spread. In fact, a veritable sub-section of academic publishing has emerged due to the virus.

Art Exhibition Symposium, Portland Oregon USA

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:05am
Elisabeth Jones Art Center for Social and Environmental Justice
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Call for Papers - Art Exhibition Symposium, Portland Oregon USA 

Power Positions: A Dismantling of Phallacies

 

The Elisabeth Jones Art Center for Social and Environmental Justice 

516 NW 14th Ave. Portland, OR 97209

 

Keynote Speaker: TBA 

 

Symposium Dates: March 2022 – actual dates TBA

Exhibition Dates: January 6–March 18, 2022 

Abstract Deadline: January 31, 2022 

 

CFP: Total Cinema: Film and Design

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:05am
Disegno - Journal of Design Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

The next issue of Disegno will investigate, from the perspective of design culture, the contemporary role and significance of cinema, film, VR and moving image installations within the context of the institutional, technological, and media-related developments and lifeworld in the twenty-first century. Our basic aim is to shed more light on how critically oriented design culture studies conceive of design not as it is in the world but how it creates our lifeworlds (Lebenswelten) as seamless webs of discursive meanings and sensual experiences. On closer inspection, our particular interest lies in how this worlding (scil. es weltet) can be understood in the realms of cinema and film making.

Hopkins, Voice, and Echo

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:04am
International Hopkins Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

Conference dates: 23 and 24 September 2022; to be held online via Zoom

Carmilla’s Sisters – Female Vampires in Literature, Film and Popular Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:04am
Université Bordeaux Montaigne
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

Nearly thirty years after the publication of Nina Auerbach’s seminal study Our Vampires, Ourselves, we felt the 150th anniversary of J. S. Le Fanu’s Carmilla provided an opportunity to revisit vampire fictions centred on female figures – as yet a largely unchartered territory. Despite a few pages devoted to Carmilla and queer vampires – in The Vampire Book by Gordon J. Melton, 1999, Le miroir obscur. Histoire du cinéma des vampires, by Stéphane du Mesnildot, 2013, or the catalogue of the 2019 exhibition at the Cinémathèque Française –, the centrality of Dracula and male vampires still remains prevalent in critical literature.

Between Heaven and Ground: Exploring new atmospheres

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:03am
Chantelle Mitchell/Jaxon Waterhouse
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 30, 2022

Between Heaven and Ground: exploring new atmospheres

 

The atmosphere is an ever-present component of the Earth, and although airy and diffuse, gives rise to an endless multiplicity of realisations, affects and presences. The epistemological and ontological vagueness of the atmosphere belies the criticality of the atmosphere as central to conditions of being (both human and more-than-human), and as a material site for attention and attunement. As Lyall Watson writes in Heaven’s Breath, ‘the more we learn about our atmosphere, the more substantial it becomes… close to being a living tissue in its own right’ (1985: 146). 

 

RELIGHTING THE CROSSROADS: HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL ENCOUNTERS BETWEEN HAITIANS AND AFRICAN AMERICANS

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:03am
CUNY Haitian Studies Institute and the Department of Africana Studies Brooklyn College, City University of New York
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

 

Call for Papers

RELIGHTING THE CROSSROADS:

HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL ENCOUNTERS BETWEEN HAITIANS AND AFRICAN AMERICANS

20-22 May 2022

A Virtual Conference

 CUNY Haitian Studies Institute and the Department of Africana Studies

Brooklyn College, City University of New York

  

I. Conference Details

Borderlands: Postcolonial formations of connection and separation - conference 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:02am
University of Leeds and University of York
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 11, 2022

‘Borders. Everything begins with them, and all paths lead back to them. They are no longer merely a line of demarcation separating distinct sovereign entities. Increasingly, they are the name used to describe the organized violence that underpins both contemporary capitalism and our world order in general – the women, the men, and the unwanted children condemned to abandonment […] In fact, everything leads back to borders – these dead spaces of non-connection which deny the very idea of a shared humanity, of a planet, the only one we have, that we share together, and to which we are linked by the ephemerality of our common condition.’ - Achille Mbembe, Necropolitics, p. 99  

Crones, Crime, and the Gothic

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:02am
Falmouth University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

 

Crones, Crime, and the Gothic

In-person Conference

Falmouth University UK, 10-11 June 2022

 

Older women have traditionally been portrayed negatively in folklore, fairy tales, literature and film, for example. Images of witches, evil stepmothers, shrivelled, bitter 'spinsters', and vindictive, bullying women abusing positions of power are rife in Western culture. Yet,

perhaps things are changing. A new emphasis on the need to discuss and understand the

menopause seems to be at the heart of this. This conference examines historical

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