Utopias and (their opposite) dystopias arise from the urge to describe a possible world, a hard-to-come-true probability. Therefore, they either promise good news or foreshadow a warning for the future, depending on the benign or malign nature of the urge.
North South University
International Conference in English Studies
Ruptures and Resilience: English Studies in the Now
November 4-5, 2022
Organized by the Department of English and Modern Languages
~“You may make a rupture, draw a line of flight, yet there is still a danger that you will reencounter organizations that restratify everything, formations that restore power to a signifier, attributions that reconstitute a subject . . .” (Deleuze & Guattari, 9)
With Disney’s initial apathetic response to the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill which recently passed in the state of Florida, it is time to shed light on Disney’s complex relationship with the LGBTQIA2S+ community. Recently, there have been works which briefly discuss the relationship of queerness and Disney, such as Sean Griffin’s Tinker Bells and Evil Queens (2000), Melanie S. Kohnen Queer Representation, Visibility, and Race (2016), Jennifer Sandlin and Julie Garlen’s edited collection Disney, Culture, and Curriculum (2016), and Joseph Brennan’s edited collection Queerbaiting and Fandom (2019). However, the queer artist/contributor has yet to be the main topic of discussion.
The Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students in English Presents
Destinations and Departures
An Online Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
August 11-13, 2022, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
It’s a dangerous business, […] going out of your door, […] You step into the Road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to.
The aim of this conference is to situate the rise of the Far-Right in conjunction with academic spaces and practices i.e., to understand the macroscopic role Academia has in producing, challenging, and responding to the proliferation of this adaptive ideology. How do scholarly practices and the Far-right interact? How do Far-right governments impact Academia, both nationally and globally? Why are Academia’s responses to and/or co-options by the Far-right so culturally impactful?
Bergen 2022 aims to continue the reflection on spatiality started during the 2021 conference, addressing the theme of the dynamic representation of space in Italian cinema, television and new audiovisual media production.
The idea on which we propose to reflect is that the classical space paradigm has been altered, breaking the rigid geometry of the causal structure. This new spatiality creates a movement without purpose and without destination, a line of action without aim, a condition of wandering that becomes the hallmark of the modern form.
University of London Conference
Refugees from Nazism: Innovation in Engineering and Industry
Historically, Exile Studies have concentrated on social, political and cultural themes but in recent years – most notably with the Conference of the Gesellschaft für Exilforschung in Vienna in 2014 and the subsequent publication of its proceedings Kometen des Geldes – economic questions have moved from the periphery to the centre of academic enquiry.
The steering committee of the thirtieth annual Symposium on the 19th Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression solicits papers dealing with US mass media of the 19th century, the Civil War in fiction and history, freedom of expression in the 19th century, presidents and the 19th century press, images of race and gender, sensationalism and crime in 19th century newspapers, and the antebellum press and the causes of the Civil War.
Selected papers will be presented during the conference, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 3–5, 2022. The top three papers and the top three student papers will be honored accordingly.
Gardening is generally considered as an affective-material labor whereby, plants, soil, matter, and objects are transformed—through practices of care, love, and attention—into new well-planned landscapes, vegetation, and a good harvest. Even though early writing, in Latin and Greek was more concerned with agriculture than gardening, writing about gardens has a long history in France and England, an tends to be rhetorical — in an attempt to tie the beauty and harmony found in great landscapes to higher artistic pursuits.
Upcoming deadline! May 15.
Geographies of Terror: The Fantastic and Quotidian
Proposals invited for a special session panel at PAMLA's 2022 Conference, UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel in Los Angeles, California
November 11 - 13, 2022
Panel Organizer: Amanda Lagji firstname.lastname@example.org
In this course, students will explore the ways in which sf writers deny mainstream representations of gender, sexuality, culture, nationality, and race by crafting stories that pulls in, rather than leaves out underrepresented groups of people. During the course we will focus on texts either by sf writers or about sf that allow us to re-think the mainstream. Through the focus on these texts we will ultimately assess the extent to which literature, particularly sf, acts as a vehicle for socio-cultural, and ideological change.
As we read, view, and discuss these texts, we will pursue the following:
Reverse Mind Engineering: Finding Paths to Cognitive Emancipation
A Book Proposal by Chris Shei (editor)
Democracy, Secrecy and Dissidence in Contemporary Literature in English
University of Córdoba, Spain
2-3 February, 2023
Organized by the Research Project DESEDI
(“Democracy, Secrecy and Dissidence in Contemporary Literature in English”)
CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTER PROPOSALS:
Urban Poetics and Politics in Contemporary South Asia and the Middle East
Abstract Submission Deadline: Jun 15, 2022
Full Chapters Due: Aug 28, 2022
Publisher: IGI Global (Tier-1;Nearly all IGI Global publications are indexed in Scopus)
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
FOLIO: STORIES OF AUSTRALIAN COMICS
How are Australian comics made, read, contested, thought about,
produced – what do Australian comics mean to you? We are a research
team called Folio; we are academics from three universities working
with a broader group of practitioners on an Australian Research
Council project to tell stories of contemporary Australian comics
1980-now. The project entails putting together an interactive history
and archive of the last 40 years of comics in Australia.
The 5th World Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities is returning in 2022! Having reviewed the feedback from our attendees, we knew that this event is here to stay. We have received an overwhelming amount of praise for the quality of content at the 2021 event and are excited to launch the next edition of SHCONF.
The 4th Global Conference on Women’s Studies, November 24_26, 2022 in London, UK, encourages all to present their recent research work. This conference is considered a prestigious event organized with the motivation to provide an excellent international platform for academics, researchers, managers, industrial participants, and students to share their research findings with global experts. All full paper submissions will be peer-reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research depth, accuracy, and relevance with the theme of the conference.
Novitas-ROYAL is open access, peer-reviewed, international journal of Children’s Research Center. The journal has been publishing research for over 15 years and is devoted to promoting scholarly exchange among researchers who are academically interested in the education of youth with a focus on teaching, learning, acquisition, and use of second/foreign languages, any issues related to linguistics and language sciences, cultures, and literatures. The primary aim of the journal is to help accumulate knowledge of how foreign languages, cultures, and literatures have the potential to change the lives of students. The journal is only electronic (no print version).
Call for Papers
The Comparative Literature section of the MMLA invites proposals for papers that engage with any aspect of this year's conference theme, "Post-Now." Building on the conference CFP's proposal to discuss the role of humanities in imagining a different future, this section asks these corollary questions: What is the role of comparative literature in these changing times? How can comparative perspectives and critical theory confront the most critical challenges in the 21st century? How should we imagine our roles as teachers and scholars of comparative literature when national and ethical boundaries are being deconstructed and reconstructed?
We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our art, the art of words.
- Ursula LeGuin, 2014
Queen’s University Belfast, the Seamus Heaney Centre and the University of Wolverhampton present:
Friday 20 May 2022
Futures of Crime:
A hybrid meeting exploring the evolving terrain of crime fiction
Dr Charley Barnes (University of Wolverhampton, UK)
Dr Charlotte Beyer (University of Gloucestershire, UK)
Sharon Dempsey (Queen’s University Belfast, UK),
Taking the Mic:
Black British Spoken Word Poetry Since 1965
Aesthetics, Activisms, Auralities
Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, UK.
Friday 18th November 2022
Keynote Speakers: Carolyn Cooper, Professor Emerita, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica
Deadline for Abstracts: 15th June 2022
Call for Papers: Renaissance Landscapes
A call for papers for the 65th annual conference of the Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society
Location: Banff Park Lodge Resort, Banff, Alberta, Canada
Conference dates: September 15 to 18, 2022
Professor Mary Floyd-Wilson, UNC Chapel Hill
Professor Janelle Jenstad, The University of Victoria
We welcome proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, or other formats for in-person presentations. Topics may, but need not, include:
• How spaces relate to literary representations and political or philosophical ideas.
The conference theme, “Geographies of the Fantastic and Quotidian,” can easily apply to personal narratives of Memoir and creative non-fiction. Let's explore how the writers of these genres navigate memories, fantasies, and realities of life to create stories rich in lessons and meaning.
This session will explore various aspects of Romani culture through the lenses of history, arts, and popular culture representations, including topics attuned to the conference theme, "Geographies of the Fantastic and Quotidian."
Papers on the following topics (and more) are welcome:
- Identity and historiography
- Linguistic overview
- Slavery and the Holocaust
- Romani feminism and intersectionality
- Romani LGBT movements,
- Art, dance, literature, music, film (representation and/or Romani artist contributions)
- Romani knowledge production
Inspired by the phenomena of social passing, this roundtable, explores characters—fictional or real—who transform their identities to achieve, freer, more desirable daily lives. I am particularly interested in proposals that engage with the PAMLA 2022 conference theme Geographies of the Fantastic and Quotidian, though all approaches are welcome.
The ERASMUS+ “Strategic Partnerships” project Short Forms Beyond Borders (2020-2023) is presently organising a “Multiplier Event” to be hosted by the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), 4 to 5 July 2022. This event aims at offering interdisciplinary reflections on the use of short forms –which also include promoting innovative pedagogical uses of short forms for educational purposes– while also being conceived of as an international forum to disseminate the project’s ongoing research and its present results on this topic.
International Association for Robin Hood Studies
Call for Papers
2022 Conference of the Southeastern Medieval Association
10-12 November in Birmingham, Alabama
Robin Hood and other medieval outlaws of fact and fiction engage in a variety of physical endeavors: archery, swordsmanship, wrestling, quarterstaff, hunting, even cross-dressing; they also pursue and escape (or seek to escape). When they fail to escape, their bodies may be tortured or killed in some manner. Living or dead, their bodies may also be objects, the subject of the gaze.
State of Interim is an interdisciplinary open conference on the intersection art, creativity and AI. Kaeur studio, a young research platform, is cooperating with students from the University of fine Arts Hamburg to create space for young positions. We are calling for young researchers, coders, artists and beyond. For more information have a look on our website!