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
This roundtable is a combined showcase of published work that began on a NeMLA panel and an opportunity to extend the conversation from the original panel and publication to look at the increasingly global enterprise of RuPaul’s Drag Race and its pedagogical power. Across its chapters, RuPedagogies of Realness: Essays on RuPaul’s Drag Race and Teaching and Learning (McFarland 2021) tackles issues from heterotopia, pop-linguistics, philosophies of co-productive learning, and televised curricula to cultural appropriation, sports as pedagogy, stand-up as pedagogy, and even digital drag…right into the COVID-19 pandemic.
New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film has an open call for papers for papers with a rolling deadline.
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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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Girlhood Studies, as an academic discipline, is still growing. Since some educational institutions do include girls’ studies as part of a special curriculum, an academic program, a certificate course, a minor, or as part of Women’s Studies or Gender Studies, Girlhood Studies does have a presence in academia although at this stage rarely in an autonomous department. This interest in the pedagogies and practices of teaching Girlhood Studies is an important aspect of its growth as a field of study at university level, at school, and outside of formal academic settings.
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:
Polish Association for American Studies 32nd Annual Conference
Darkness in Paradise: American Declarations, Disillusions, and Disasters
December 9-11, 2021, University of Rzeszów, Poland
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.
Steve Choe (Associate Professor of Critical Studies, School of Cinema at San Francisco State University) is seeking expressions of interest to contribute essays for a Handbook on the topic of violence in film and media. The volume will be published by Palgrave Macmillian.
The Handbook will consist of 20 to 25 chapters of between 6000 and 8000 words each. All contributions must be in the English language. The Handbook aims to function as a reference work for scholars and students in film and media studies. Contributions should present original research and thinking that result in broad claims about violence in film and media.
RSA Annual Meeting, March 30 – 2 April 2022
Sponsored session (English Literature discipline)
Recent work on Shakespeare has shown the myriad ways in which the plays can be used productively to think through contemporary cultural and political issues. Books like Shakespeare and Latinidad (Trevor Boffone and Carla Della Gatta, eds.), Shakespeare and the Shades of Racism (Ruben Espinosa), Shakespeare and the 99% (Sharon O’Dair and Timothy Francisco, eds.), and Teaching Social Justice Through Shakespeare (Hilary Eklund and Wendy Beth Hyman, eds.) have demonstrated the relevance of Shakespeare to modern discourses of race, ethnicity, sexuality, colonialism, bilingualism, economic justice, social justice, education, and politics.
The Lincoln Humanities Journal (ISSN 2474-7726) is extending the deadline for submissions to August 31, 2021, for its 9th special issue, to be published in December 2021, on the topic of Happiness: Practice, Process, and Product. Articles should be sent to the editor at email@example.com
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.
Panel Topic: Documenting Student Learning and Assessment with ePortfolios
Panel Chair: Isabel Meusen, PhD, Weber State University
The 11th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Music, Sound, Art and Design (EvoMUSART) will take place on 20-22 April 2022, as part of the evo* event.
EvoMUSART webpage: www.evostar.org/2022/evomusart/
Submission deadline: 1 November 2021
Conference: 20-22 April 2022
CALL FOR PAPERS
RECONSIDERING CONSENT AND COERCION:
GENDER, SEX AND POWER IN
GLOBAL MEDIEVAL LITERATURE
We are currently soliciting submissions for the Comedy Studies Area of the NEPCA Conference, which will take place virtually from Thursday, October 21-Saturday, October 23.
This area seeks papers considering humor in popular culture, past and present. Recent papers have considered Canada’s CODCO and Kids in the Hall, social messages in Richard Pryor’s stand-up comedy, and political incorrectness in Seth MacFarlane’s adult television cartoons. A more general list offers additional topics:
The audiovisual thinking process in contemporary essay films
Guest Editor: Lourdes Monterrubio Ibáñez
The Text, an International Peer Reviewed Online Journal of Language,
Literature and Critical Theory (ISSN: 2581-9526) invites original,
unpublished research papers for January 2022 issue.
ERIH PLUS (European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences)
IAMCR (International Association for Media and Communication Research)
Citefactor (Directory Indexing of International Research Journals)
DRJI (The Directory of Research Journal Indexing)
The workshop is designed for students, young scholars and independent researchers in humanities and social sciences who would like to improve their academic writing skills in order to succeed in studies and in career.
It is organised to provide maximum hands-on practice for participants. Each session will include explanations, examples, exercises, and texts to help the participants develop techniques for working productively at different stages of the scholarly writing process.
Topics will include: