For over twenty years, Ricky Gervais has entertained audiences with a brand of comedy all his own. The groundbreaking sitcom The Office pioneered the mockumentary genre and has influenced countless programs. Subsequent projects have continued to propel comedy into new directions, forms, and platforms.
The Neo-Victorian and the Late-Victorian: Texts, Media, Politics
2-3 September 2021, University of Brighton
The last few decades have witnessed an increasing interest in revisiting, reproducing or rewriting various aspects of nineteenth-century culture, particularly that of the late Victorian period, whether in the form of neo-Victorian literature, steampunk, media archaeology, fashion, documentaries and period dramas, among others.
Examining time and space as anything but concrete and singular, Elizabeth Grosz states that they “are in some sense correlated with representations of the subject” (99). Such a conception associates spatio-temporal location with subjectivity, and to some extent, embodiment and corporeality. Space becomes about more than physical conceptualizations—such as land, location, or locality, or more specifically Earth, land, nation, city, or home—and comes to include broader, more metaphorical, notions such as the space within body and mind, as well as narrative space.
Hybrid Pedagogy Books is pleased to announce this call for contributors for a new reader which will explore critical instructional design, a humanizing and problem-posing digital design approach grounded in the critical pedagogy of Paulo Freire. The collection will seek to feature voices from all over academia—designers and technologists, and also faculty, staff, and students—with a specific focus on voices from BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabled, neurodivergent and other marginalized communities.
Food, more than a material substance is also a cultural expression handed down from generations to generations. In most societies, the older people pass on their knowledge of food and what constitutes “healthy or good” food to their new members. In this sense, the idea of food also marks a society’s relation with the larger environment- human and biotic. But, food also defines what is “within” from what is “without,” so that culinary skills, inherited through years of practice could be transferred to those who make up the members of a legitimate community.
ABO announces "Concise Collections on Teaching Eighteenth-Century Women," a new series that seeks to promote the teaching of eighteenth-century women writers and artists who remain seriously underrepresented in university classrooms, beyond a small collection of now-canonical authors.
In ABO’s Pedagogies section, we seek to publish groupings of three to five short articles focused on a specific female author/artist/grouping in each of the next six issues. The issue on Charlotte Lennox (Spring 2022) has now selected six proposals and is closed to further submisisons.
Project Emergence ClioS: “Clios on Stage – Immediate history on the British Stage”
« Shakespeare, the Contemporary and the Postmodern Stage »
Sorbonne Université, Maison de la recherche
11-12 February 2022
Call For Papers: Special Issue of the Intellect Journal Interactions: Studies in Communication and Culture: ‘Dream Factories: Prince, Sign O’ The Times, Box Sets & Cultural Artefacts.’ Deadline for abstracts: Friday 28 May 2021. Deadline for final submission: Friday 8 October, 2021. The guest editors – Dr Kirsty Fairclough (Manchester Metropolitan University) and Prof.
UVA Wise Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXIV
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise
September 16-18, 2021
“A Saint for One Season, or Who Was Mary Magdalen?”—Elizabeth Rhodes, Boston College.
This virtual (online) session welcomes papers on any aspect of the Humanities being used to increase quality of life, whether through public humanities, applied humanities, the arts, healthcare, social services, or other avenues; and, this year, papers that attempt to engage the conference theme of “City of God, City of Destruction” are particularly welcome.
Many of the finest poets in America and abroad have been exposing the destructive relationships between humans and nature and reimagining our place on the planet to help us avoid catastrophe. As environmental writer John Nichols once stated, "To save the world, first we must love it.” This virtual (online) session on ecopoetics aims to inspire and cultivate such a love. We particularly welcome scholars and poets who explore the natural world as a text and the literary achievement of great nature writers as exemplary readers. Works by Adrienne Rich, Gary Snyder, Joy Harjo, Mary Oliver, W. S. Merwin, and Pablo Neruda, including original poems or translations, such as Merwin’s translations of Jean Follain, are encouraged.
D.H. Lawrence made many scattered remarks about psychology throughout his letters and critical works, and, indeed, he wrote two volumes directly addressing the topic, Psychoanalysis and the Unconscious and Fantasia of the Unconscious. His evolving conceptions the ego, particularly, were often made in relation to the construction of literary characters, whether his own or those of other authors. This panel seeks papers that use Lawrence’s psychological speculations to understand his own construction of literary character, or that, alternatively, trace his method of character construction in order to shed light on his psychology. This panel is for the Modernist Studies Association Conference in Chicago November 4-7, 2021.
Interdisciplinary Currents in the Environmental Humanities
June 21- July 2
(Remote for 2021)
Bucknell Humanities Center
Application Due: May 10, 2021
During the Jim Crow era, racial crossing in the United States was officially regulated through legal, economic, religious, and socio-cultural means. When African Americans and other people of color strategically chose to pass, they undermined, often at great risk to themselves, white hegemony and the fantasy of a definitively either-or color line. Following Brown vs. Board of Education and the Civil Rights accomplishments of the 1960s, racial crossing‚ including disguise and transformation, cross-racial interaction, relationships, and friendships‚ continued to be prevalent as it also manifested in new, productive, and sometimes strange forms. For example, Loving v.
Call for participations: “Queer Temporalities” in Literature, Cinema, and Video Games International Conference. 2-4 December 2021.
We are putting together an edited collection on cultural productions by children, theorizing children as creators and exploring children’s cultural production as a crucial, albeit often understudied, area of children’s literature, media, and cultural studies. We have most of the contributors in place, but we are seeking 2 to 3 additional chapters to round out the collection--specifically chapters on performance, music, visual art, digital media, film, television, and/or handicrafts from any time period, with special attention to BIPOC children. Please note that we are seeking work on children, not teenagers.
Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art of the University of Latvia,
National Library of Latvia
announces application for the international conference
Regīna Ezera and Eastern European Literature
National Library of Latvia
3–4 December 2021
Crisis of Truth? The Digital Era and the Future of Knowledge
A two-day symposium hosted by Academic Writing Lab (AWL) and Dept. Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH), IIIT- Delhi
You can find the CFP here as well: https://iiitd.ac.in/crisisoftruth/
Theme of the symposium
Nature and the climate are one of the essential factors affecting the lives of societies, shaping their culture, economy and politics. Both today and in the ancient world, natural conditions have forced permanent changes to the social structure and the way in which reality is treated, shaping a specific relationship between people and their natural environment.
Is drag separable from gender? A preponderance of self-described "drag things" (versus drag kings and queens) specializing in performances of non-human entities and appearing everywhere from stages in local gay bars to digital platforms like Instagram and YouTube would suggest so; however, when we speak of drag in academic literature, we hew closely to notions of drag as demonstrating gender performativity above all else. This collection therefore seeks to theorize a previously underrepresented form of drag performance that does not necessarily play with gender so much as it plays with humanness:We call this "posthuman drag."
Call for papers:
Space in Holocaust Memory and Representation
Deadline 31 May 2021
Institute of Humanities, University of Northumbria, UK
19-21 November 2021
Professor Karen Frostig (Lesley University, USA)
Professor Roma Sendyka (Jagiellonian University, Poland)
CONTROLLING WOMEN: SOCIAL NETWORKS AND SELF-EXPRESSION (Panel at SAMLA conference, 2021)
NO WRITER IS AN ISLAND: BUILDING COMMUNITY IN THE WRITING CLASSROOM
SAMLA SPECIAL SESSION FOR SAMLA 93, taking place in Atlanta, GA., November 4-6, 2021
We invite proposals for this virtual (online) session exploring any aspect of Afro-Asian coalition-building projects in literary or cultural studies, with interest in engaging across cross-racial, interracial, or interminority studies bridging Black and Asian cultures and values. The tension and conflicts of interminority in the US, especially the Black-Asian conflicts, have been a big issue… but is it really the issue between the two communities only? Afro-Asian solidarity means a lot to both Black and Asian groups as their coalition, connection, allyship, and understanding have been undermined for decades, for many reasons, but here we gather to call out to say the Afro-Asian solidarity is revolutionary. Description After the Russo-Japanese War W. E.
World Class Day 2021
A platform to virtually facilitate research presentations by students in and around themes connected to Humanities and Social Sciences.
On 28-29 May 2021, World Class Day will celebrate students’ research internationally. By live video link, students will present snapshots of projects they have undertaken as part of their regular studies. Within five minutes, they will provide a focus and motivation for their research, identify a key finding, and anticipate next steps. World Class Day has been an experiment; its organizers are seeking to give international exposure to — and engagement with — an exciting diversity of perspectives, approaches, and discoveries.
#CFP (Extended Deadline): BROLLY. Journal of Social Sciences
Vol. 4, No. 1 (April 2021)
London Academic Publishing, UK
Ext. Submission Deadline: April 20, 2021
No publication fee will be charged.
Published in #OpenAccess
ISSN 2516-869X (Print)
ISSN 2516-8703 (Online)
Call for PapersLitinfinite Journal JULY, 2021(Volume-III, Issue-I)
Reading Shakespeare from a Multidisciplinary Approach
E-ISSN: 2582-0400 | CODEN: LITIBR
Last date of submission of manuscripts: 15thMay, 2021
City dwellers have a unique opportunity to see and engage in group political activities that those in more rural areas do not. Their everyday lives can be impacted by political demonstrations whether they are actively participating or not. The perspectives that we usually get are from the government, press, or political leaders. These accounts miss how people actually experience and understand the protests they see and/or participate in. As such, examining the life writing of those who participated or observed city protests can be intriguing and add a personal element to group politics. This panel will focus on the experiences of those who planned, participated, and/or observed protests in various cities. Ideas to be examined include personal vs.
CALL FOR PAPERS
A Special Issue of Studies in American Fiction