Frank Herbert’s Dune (1965) is as celebrated as it is because of its depth and complexity, of course. It’s also, however, presumably, because its storyline, and that of its two initial sequels, Dune Messiah (1969) and Children of Dune (1976), of a crusade led by a prophet with superhuman abilities and its legacy, resonated with readers awash in social and political turbulence. It’s not difficult to imagine, then, that adaptations have emerged at regular intervals for similar reasons, beginning with David Lynch’s Dune (1984), John Harrison’s Dune (2000) and Children of Dune (2003), and now Denis Villeneuve’s forthcoming Dune (2021).
What is disability? What is care?
Disability Scholar Margaret Price provides the following guidelines for care:
“It means giving more when one has the ability to do so, and accepting help when that is needed. It does not mean knowing exactly what another’s pain feels like, but it does mean respecting each person’s pain as real and important… [C]are must emerge between subjects considered to be equally valuable... and it must be participatory in nature, that is, developed through the desires and needs of all participants” (2015).
Our panel invites papers that approach television and film from the emerging interdisciplinary field, Singles Studies. We are interested in papers that critique well-worn tropes of the single in television and film and papers that engage with more complex and nuanced single characters who help us to rethink the single person and singleness.
The editor of WSA welcomes submissions for volume 28, scheduled for publication in Spring 2022. The deadline for volume 28 consideration is 15 October 2021.
Between Entrapment and Release: Navigating Trauma in Contemporary World Literature
NeMLA 53rd Annual Convention
March 10-13, 2022
Call for Papers
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
43rd Annual Conference, February 23-26, 2022
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Submissions open on August 1, 2021
Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2021
Please consider submitting an abstract for the following panel at the 2022 Northeast Modern Language Association Conference to be held from March 10-13, 2022, in Baltimore, MD. Abstracts are accepted from June 15 to September 30, 2021.
Submit abstracts at the NeMLA portal: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/login
(Session of Papers; Session ID: 2568)
Edited volume for book series: Routledge Studies in East Asian Translation ( https://www.routledge.com/Routledge-Studies-in-East-Asian-Translation/book-series/RSEAT )
Editor: Tzu-yu Lin (University College London firstname.lastname@example.org)
Borders and Detective Fiction (Theme Issue of Clues: A Journal of Detection)
Guest Editor: Manina Jones, University of Western Ontario
The Walt Disney Company's films, theme parks, and other media are full of people and places coded as medieval, from the Magic Kingdom's castles and fairies to the kingdom of Arendelle in the Frozen films. This session invites papers that examine medievalism in Disney entertainment from a variety of disciplinary and critical perspectives. Papers about Disney’s recently acquired franchises (such as Star Wars, Pixar, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe) are also encouraged.
The 2022 ICMS will be held virtually May 9–14, 2022.
Please submit a 250–word abstract at the ICMS website (https://wmich.edu/medievalcongress/call) by September 15, 2021.
The Michigan Hemingway Conference will be held in Bay View, MI, on Oct 1-3 2021. These scholarships provide opportunities for scholars of all ages to come and present papers on Hemingway's Michigan fiction.
For conference information, please go to: https://michiganhemingwaysociety.org/index.html
#1: The Sparrow Stoneback Memorial Award
Eligibility: Must be
a) enrolled in a graduate program and engaged in Hemingway Studies; or
b) non-tenured English Department faculty in Lecturer or Adjunct position; or
c) independent scholar with record of engagement in Hemingway Studies.
Special Issue Call for Papers
Struggle & Hustle: Queer Nonfiction Prose
Prose Studies: History, Theory, Criticism invites submissions for a special issue devoted to exploring trans and queer mutual aid, support, and networks in all genres and periods of nonfiction prose. This issue seeks to delve into the ways in which trans and queer writers have mobilized nonfiction prose to make visible marginalized identities, disseminate underground knowledge, and fashion networks of care and family.
The winter school will cover the key concepts and ideas of narrative theory and will offer an opportunity of creative engagement in storytelling and narrative interpretation. While lectures will provide theoretical overview and critical perspectives on the nature of narrative and its various structures, elements and uses, the workshops will be based around discussion of fictional and non-fictional texts, films and other media. They will include academic and creative writing sessions and will largely focus on memory and subjectivity, (oral) history and (auto)biographical practices.
Does the body remember what the mind tries to forget? The psychoanalytic tradition grew out of Sigmund Freud's interest in hysteria, and the body's capacity to record painful events in the guise of psychosomatic symptoms. The painful narrative that becomes 'unspeakable' gains potency as it roams around the body, possessing various parts of us. Instead of a wandering womb (originally believed to be the cause of hysteria), it is the banished signifier that wanders, seeking expression.
Film has long been a male-dominated industry, but for decades female directors against all odds have made an indelible mark on cinema. Today there is growing recognition of the important contributions made by women to the world of moving image, with audiences calling for more opportunities to be given to female screenwriters, cinematographers, editors, producers, performers and directors in a bid to defeat gender inequality.
What is ecological discourse? How do feminist principles inform one’s environmental awareness? The session commences with a lecture that revolves around some of the tenets of ecocriticism and introduces participants to the ecofeminist worldview. Our intention is to create ecodiscourse as a powerful commentary against transnational (industrial) policies and political grids that sanction ecological deterioration and human exploitation. In the workshop, participants are asked to formulate their unique approach to specific literary excerpts, develop critical judgments and formulate comparative approaches to ecocide.
Notes from the Field, a publication of the TPS Collective, is now accepting submissions about teaching with primary sources for two series of peer-reviewed blog posts: “Teaching through the Pandemic: Challenges, Triumphs, and the Next Chapter” and “Practical Pandemic Instruction.” These series are intended to highlight a broad range of voices in reflective practice from all sectors of the TPS community.
Series One: Teaching through the Pandemic: Challenges, Triumphs, and the Next Chapter
New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film has an open call for papers for papers with a rolling deadline.
For more information on the CFP click here>>
The Humanities and Technology Review
Call for Articles and Book Reviews
The Humanities and Technology Review (HTR) is the interdisciplinary peer reviewed journal of the Humanities and Technology Association (HTA). Published twice annually, the HTR explores the interface between the humanities and technology. The editors welcome all submissions on this theme from any discipline. The HTR is currently accepting papers of 6000-8000 word length for its Spring 2022 issue.
Manuscript Submissions, Policy, and Instructions
Call for Papers: Roundtable at ASECS 2022, Talking with the Dead (and the Living): Dialogues des morts et des vivants in Enlightenment-Era France (Roundtable)
Where: 52nd ASECS Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD
When: March 31 – April 2, 2022
Deadline for abstract submissions: September 17, 2021
Roundtable Organizer: Charlee Bezilla, Northern Virginia Community College, email@example.com
Historian Marni Davis has suggested that “a people’s relation to alcohol... represents something deep about their relation to other people, and to the culture in which they live” (Davis 2012: 3). Like eating, drinking is a learned, constructed, cultivated and embodied cultural practice,and like food operates as a “highly condensed social fact” within a complex web of social relations (Dietler 2006: 396). It is no surprise that the production and use of alcohol have played an integral role in both formal and informal institutions throughout history.
PAMLA Nov 11-14, 2021
Virtual (online) panel:
French and Francophone Film and Media in the Classroom
This virtual (online) panel is open to contributions from a broad range of disciplines, including but not limited to French, Modern Languages, Film Studies, History, Humanities, Communication, etc. Papers may focus on teaching strategies, pedagogical innovations, practical tools and resources for teaching film, or discuss curricular challenges and solutions, exploring the place and uses of French and Francophone film and media in the changing Liberal Arts Curriculum. Papers in French or English are welcome.
PAMLA Nov 11-14, 2021
Virtual (online) panel:
City Spaces and Beyond in French and Francophone Cinema
This virtual (online) panel welcomes papers exploring the presence and role of cities in French and Francophone cinema.
Questions we may ask are:
Call for Papers— “The Sacred and the Secular: Crossovers between Religious Piety and Courtly Love.”
Special Session at the 57th International Congress on Medieval Studies
(Online: May 9 to 14, 2022)
This session welcomes 15-20 minute papers on any thematic crossover between courtly love or fin amor, a knightly submission to a lady of desire, and affective piety, the envisioned marriage of oneself to Christ.
You are invited to submit a paper to the "Jewish Literature and Culture" Session at the Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) to be held 11-14 November 2021 in Las Vegas. Jewish Literature and Culture: The Call of Memory Contemporary Jewish writers and thinkers have frequently reacted to the emergence of the Holocaust as a cultural and human rights paradigm by refracting memory toward forgotten genocides, repressed histories, and overlooked parallels with colonial and imperialist projects. The formation of comparative, multidirectional, and “concentrationary” memory studies owes much to writers like Edgar Hildenrath, Imre Kertész, Ruth Klüger, Jorge Semprún, or Patrick Modiano.
Sometimes what we love is unpopular. In the broadest sense, medieval studies face a cultural reckoning that sees us as irrelevant and unprofitable in contemporary higher education. Yet, these generalizations ignore the rich worlds that exist in the literature, art, history, etc., that we love so much. And so, how do we keep the medieval relevant to the 21st-Century student in order to revive our disciplines in ways that are both academically rigorous and imaginatively compelling? This roundtable seeks presenters who have developed innovative and engaging courses, assignments, and classroom activities to share with other scholars to implement in their own courses.
Some topics might include:
This panel for SCMS 2022 (March 31-April 3) seeks scholars drawing together work in media studies, queer/gender theory, and youth culture to explore representation “beyond the binary” of male/female and heterosexual/homosexual. We are particularly interested in trans/non-binary youth representation and authorship, but also those with queer, genderqueer, pansexual, intersex, and asexual identities.
The Third International Symposium on Interart/Intermedial Studies
Interart/Intermedial Studies in Hard Times
Hangzhou, China 12-14 November 2021
Intertexts: A Journal of Comparative and Theoretical Reflection
Special Issue: Comparative Critical Approaches to the Anthropocene
Guest Editors: Adeline Johns-Putra (Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University) and Xianmin Shen (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)
Intertexts invites papers for a special issue on Comparative Critical Approaches to the Anthropocene.