From Sabrina to Supreme, there are plentiful modern representations of the witch in popular culture, each exuding singular or group-sourced power borne from traditions of centuries-past, as manifested in literature, television, film, or local lore. But what about the lesser-known witches, those who practice and represent branches of witchcraft rarely examined within the subcultural analysis or fandom?
This panel examines portrayals of lesser-known witches and how their quiet unconventionality, even within the broader occult subculture, might inform scholarship, practice, and preservation. What can we learn by examining lesser-known witches or unconventional representations of the witch?
Resilience and Resistance: Embracing Disability Narratives in Nineteenth-Century Fiction proposes a space for scholars to present research on disability studies and narrative agency in British fiction from the period. Disability studies is concerned with altering the contemporary political landscape to procure protections for disabled individuals and communities, question structures which uphold barriers to equal access, and challenge ideologies of ability that affirm ableist notions of social participation. Disability studies also challenges individuals and scholars to analyze the historical, literary, medical, and social understandings of disability to dismantle ableist structures.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Body and Sexuality: Beyond Cultural Binaries
Appropriations, Inspirations and Mutual Transfers
5, 6 and 7th of October 2022
International Online Symposium
Réjane Dreifuss (Zürcher Hochschule der Künste,
ZHDK, Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland)
Simon Hagemann (Center for Research on Mediation [Crem], Université de Lorraine, France)
Izabella Pluta (Centre d’études théâtrales, CET, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland)
Phot. Blast Theory, « Can you see me now?. Photo by Blast Theory©
Roundtable on “Cross-pollination and Collective Action: Diversity and Decolonization across MLL”
Northeast Modern Languages Association (NeMLA) annual convention
Niagara Falls, NY
March 23 - 26, 2023
Submission Deadline: September 30, 2022
We invite proposals for a panel entitled, "Migration and Resilience: Between Hospitality and Hostility" for the 2023 NeMLA conference, which will be held in Niagara Falls, New York from March 23-26, 2023. Call for PapersMigration and Resilience: Between Hospitality and Hostility
Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies invites submissions for a special issue of the journal on Myths, Archetypes and the Literary Arts.
Studies in the Novel seeks submissions for a special issue guest-edited by Angela Du (University of Toronto) and Tara MacDonald (University of Idaho) to be published winter 2023.
Keywords: gender and sexuality, feminist/queer/trans approaches, the novel, time and temporality, narrative theory
The creative work of historical fiction brings a prior time and place, one known but unfamiliar, into the present. Jerome de Groot considers one purpose of historical fiction is to “challenge the orthodoxy and potential for dissent [which will] challenge mainstream and repressive narratives.” Its characters and settings represent the cultural issues and struggles of their own time while also asking readers to recognize that many of the same situations still exist and need attention. The social and racial marginalization of women in the United States has been gaining that attention in popular culture outlets, including a recent Saturday Night Live cold open.
February 20-21 (Virtual) – 23-25 2023
Featuring Keynotes by Merve Emre & Frenando Operé
MORE KEYNOTES TO COME!
Societies in Residence at the LCLC include E. E. Cummings Society, Durrell Society, T. S. Eliot Society, Iris Murdoch Society, International Harold Pinter Society & International Virginia Woolf Society
Haunted houses are horrific locations, but they are funny places too. Buster Keaton found his way into a haunted house (The Haunted House (1921)); so did Harold Lloyd (Haunted Spooks (1920)). Bob Hope stumbled into several, as did comedy troupes like Our Gang and the Bowery Boys. Haunted houses turn up again and again in classic animation, as in Lonesome Ghosts (1937). More recently, filmmakers like the Wayans brothers and Tyler Perry have contributed to the haunted house comedy. Our collection hopes to excavate and understand this neglected strand, exploring some of the foundational connections between horror and comedy around the theme of haunted house.
In the documentary This Changes Everything, Naomi Klein describes the limits of depicting climate change as the inevitable result of human nature driven by greed and competition. As Klein argues, this story of climate change diminishes social agency, promotes powerlessness, and displaces solutions beyond the repetition of the status quo. Several years later, capitalist realism and apocalypse remain primary modes through which climate futures are envisioned in news media, film, television, and literature.
This one-day conference, organised by the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS), invites you to share your research ideas and results in practices of comparative medievalism in arts and culture. We therefore invite contributions of papers that analyse cultural representations of the Middle Ages from the Early Modern period until the present.
This conference is organised to provide an environment for students, researchers, and enthusiasts to discuss ideas and foster contributions in the area of comparative medievalism. The event will take place at Leiden University, the Netherlands. Leiden is a beautiful city with a fascinating medieval heritage of its own.
Resilience is the ability of the human mind and/or body to respond to adverse circumstances, tragedy, trauma, or any other intimidation to emotional and/or physical integrity and its impacts. It is an individual’s retort to any encroachment on one’s self, and establish self- legitimacy in a hostile environment. But is this power of resilience displayed with homogeneity or heterogeneity among and/or across culturally diverse and rich groups? As a context and culture-specific response, resilience is demonstrated in negotiation with factors, such as spatial, sociocultural, and political. Hence, its study is problematized when it is read as a homogeneous response to adversity by individuals from varied backgrounds.
Centre for Memory Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Madras
International Conference in Memory Studies
Memory in a Digital Age
23-25 August 2022
Considering recent literary and critical trends in Canada, this panel aims to provide a space for scholarship on the evolving role of feminist and queer writing in relation to contemporary political and social issues. In a Canadian context where decades of political gains by queer and feminist activists have been accompanied by constant backlash from various conservative political groups, it seems increasingly pressing to emphasize intersections between queer and feminist modes of thinking about identity, sex, sexuality, and binary understandings of gender.
Please consider submitting to our panel, 'Contemporary Environmental Writing and Literary Traditions', taking place at NeMLA's 54th Annual Convention, Niagara Falls, New York, 23-26 March 2023.
Professor Catherine Spooner (Lancaster University)
Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes (Manchester Metropolitan University)
and featuring a Q&A and dramatic reading by Dacre Stoker
How can vampires help us heal?
In the 125th anniversary year of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, this interdisciplinary project examines the continuing history of the vampire from the 19th century to the present and explores how the vampire can function as a cultural figure of recovery, community, and regeneration.
Special Issue of Texas Studies in Literature and Language (TSLL): Kazuo Ishiguro
Deadline for submissions: August 1, 2022
Full name / name of organization: Texas Studies in Literature and Language
Prospective publication: September 2023
Contact email: TSLL@austin.utexas.edu
TSLL Website: https://utpress.utexas.edu/journals/texas-studies-in-literature-and-lang...
We welcome submissions for a scholarly conference to be hosted online 29-30 July 2022 by the Troy University Department of English.
Papers may address any aspect of teaching composition to ESL/EFL students, including—but not limited to—the following:
- Theory and practical applications
- New strategies
- Development of paragraphs and essays
- Models and modeling
- Writing as a process
- Teaching grammar within the process
- Language development within the process
- Digital and multimodal writing
Osmosis: Interdisciplinary Approaches in Human Sciences
Dates: 16 & 17 November 2022
i. International presenter (academics): USD 25 per day for each person
ii. International presenter (graduate-level students only): USD 15 per day for each person
iii. Local presenter (academics): BDT 1500 per day for each person
iv. Local presenter (graduate-level students only): BDT 1000 per day for each person
UPDATE!Due to an increased interest in submitting abstracts for the conference “Video Games as a Common Ground” in the last few days, we are pleased to extend the deadline for the submission and the invitation to participate in the conference. We are now accepting abstracts until July 1st, 2022. If you have already started writing your abstract but have not managed to complete it, now is the time! As always, we are looking forward to your participation in the conference.
The next Northeast Modern Language Association Convention is scheduled to be held in Niagara Falls, NY, from March 23-26, 2023. The “Locating Teaching: Classroom Rhetorics of Space and Place” panel is seeking submissions consistent with the conference theme of RESILIENCE:
We are happy to announce the CFP for the 3rd AISNA GRADUATES CONFERENCE.
This year the title will be: Queering America: Gender, Sex, and Recognition in U.S. History, Culture, and Literature
The conference will be held on September 30, 2022 at the Centro Studi Americani, ROME
WHAT, WHEN & WHERE
We often think of holiday romance movies as formulaic fluff and a nice distraction during what is inevitably a hectic season of travel, cooking, and family get-togethers. And honestly, many of them are! In this edited collection, we seek to examine what makes holiday romance movies, TV episodes, novels, and other texts so comforting, engaging, or even, for the Grinches among us, annoying. We are seeking chapter proposals that analyze the genre of holiday romance in its broadest definition, from White Christmas to Hallmark’s annual lineup, and beyond.
In collaboration with the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas, the Global Center for Religious Research (GCRR) is proud to announce the 2022 International eConference on Holocaust Studies. The conference will bring together historians, specialists, and researchers from all over the world to discuss the need to preserve Holocaust memories.
The decreasing number of survivors and the steady rise of antisemitism are two main concerns of this multidisciplinary virtual conference. Scholars will explore the various forms and practices through which Holocaust memories are mediated, preserved, and safeguarded across different technologies as well as geographies.
CFP - HyperCultura - no. 11/2022Dear Colleagues,We have the pleasure to invite you to submit articles for our next issue, due March-April 2023. Continuing the last issue’s approach, and in accordance with the times we live in, we will welcome papers on the following themes: NATIONALISM/ POST-NATIONALISM, COLONIALISM/ POSTCOLONIALISM/ DECOLONIZATION, RACE, GENDER STUDIES, ETHNICITY, and IDENTITY. Following our Journal’s profile, we only receive articles on the following domains: LITERATURE (not classic), MEDIA STUDIES, FILM STUDIES, VISUAL AND PERFORMATIVE ARTS, and TEACHING (language and literature).
This panel seeks to explore young adult novels that depart from the coming of age story for teen protagonists, and the progressive ways that they can position their main characters as already actors with agency in the world. For instance, in recent young adult novels by Darcie Little Badger Elatsoe and A Snake Falls to Earth, the protagonists are already respected by their parents and they’re asexual. They don’t need to rebel against their authority figures or have sexual awakenings. In the tradition of Nancy Drew novels, in The Box in the Woods by Maureen Johnson, the protagonist is already known as a teen sleuth and has an established boyfriend. She doesn’t need to break out into the wider world or discover her first love, either.