Ben Jonson frequently referred to his literary works as his ‘mind children’ in the paratext accompanying his printed plays, and he movingly reversed the analogy in his commemorative poem “On My First Sonne”: rendering tribute to the deceased child by styling him his father’s “best piece of poetry”. Jonson is associated with a bold renegotiation of authorship in the early modern period, but he was far from alone in turning to procreational metaphors in descriptions of his literary practice. Metaphors of this kind were useful to writers in suggesting a close relationship between author and text and to grapple with the notion of creative innovation vis-à-vis tradition.
Call for Papers
Polygraph 29 “Narrative and Crisis”
THREE Women in French-sponsored sessions at NeMLA 2022 in Baltimore, March 10-13. Proposed abstracts (~250 words) should be submitted to the NeMLA portal by September 30, 2021.
Roundtable: Professional Issues around Women, Work and Care
Over the past decade, the media ecology has been dramatically shifting with the advent of online “over-the-top” streaming services, the streaming wars that followed, and the platformization of the web. As the distance between big tech companies and legacy media players rapidly dwindles, rippling effects can be felt across industries, audience practices, regulatory frameworks, and more. Simultaneously, the rise of streaming services also continues to provoke further theorizations on topics that have concerned media scholars for decades regarding the asymmetrical dynamics of power and influence as it relates to globalization processes, representation, identity, politics, cultural and national mediations, and economic development.
August Wilson Journal is a peer-reviewed open access journal that promotes the ongoing study of Wilson's American Century Cycle. The journal seeks scholarly papers on all aspects of August Wilson career.
Selected topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
Film Analysis of Fences and/or Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
August Wilson's Impact on Education (high school, college, etc,)
Comparative Literature Approaches
Critical Companions to Popular Directors SERIES
Simon Stone & Company
Special Issue of Contemporary Theatre Review
Emma Cole (University of Bristol)
Chris Hay (University of Queensland)
Ticket holders to a new production of The Good Hope at Internationaal Theater Amsterdam (ITA), to be directed by the iconoclastic Australian-Swiss director Simon Stone, received an unusual email in September 2020:
This CFP is for a seminar session at NeMLA 2022. The convention will take place from March 10-13, 2022 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront.
Care for Others, Care for Ourselves: The Power and Limits of Literature and Art
“Where does literature intersect with life - with lives - how can we contribute to an increment of justice in the world?” – Dame Marina Warner, 2001
This CFP is for a roundtable session sponsored by the Women's and Gender Studies Caucus (WGSC) at NeMLA 2022. The convention will be held from March 10-13, 2022, at the Baltimore Waterfront Marriott.
Mentorship as Intersectional Feminist Practice
Max Horkheimer, Theodor W. Adorno, Erich Fromm and Herbert Marcuse - to name just a few intellectuals associated with the Frankfurt School who (by moving their institute from Frankfurt to Columbia University) fled Nazi Germany to the US - have all had far-reaching influence on intellectual circles during the war and post-war era.
But they are also still - and one is inclined to say even more so - significant today, as they have shaped American thought and are to this day nurturing discussions and analyses in a wide range of intellectual fields. Past and current theoreticians like Fredric Jameson or Judith Butler are greatly indebted to the heritage of thinkers like Adorno or Benjamin (who died in exil before he could reach the US).
The paper will discuss the progression of media in the last 20 years and how journalism has deteriorated and misssppropriated news. Digital journalism and recirculation of images has made post truth more vivid and information more disruptive and toxic. Simulacra as an active device in propaganda creating conflicts and misleading the general mass
Indian Disability Studies Collective (IDSC)
In association with
Centre for Disability Research and Training, Kirori Mal College, Delhi University
Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College, Delhi University
IDSC INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2021 (ONLINE)
Disability: Resistance, Disruption and Transgression
The Vampire Studies Area of the PCA welcomes papers, presentations, panels, and roundtable discussions that cover all aspects of the vampire as it appears throughout global culture. This year's conference will be held April 13-16 in Seattle, WA.
This year the Vampire Community celebrates the centenary of Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror. We welcome papers, panel presentations, or creative pieces about this classic genre defining film. As well as this broad theme we also welcome papers, presentations, and panels that cover any of the following:
The Non-Western Vampire (i.e. Black, Asian, Latino/a/x, African)
The Horror Vampire Byronic vs Hedonistic, or Horror vs Romantic
Teaching Comics and Teaching with Comics
(Panel)Pedagogy & Professional / Cultural Studies and Media StudiesChair(s)
Sara Dallavalle (University of Chicago)
In the recent years, foreign language teaching has advocated for an increasingly intermedial and interdisciplinary approach, one that enables instructors to expand course materials and integrate a wide array of popular and current cultural products. Advanced courses in literature and culture can develop curricula that more liberally incorporate popular culture into teaching. On the contrary, lower advanced and intermediate courses must combine cultural components with the introduction or the review of grammar structures. This session seeks contributions that address the following: What are the challenges of transitioning from grammar-based to culture-based instruction in language classes?
CALL FOR PAPERS
Rape Culture in American Television
Edited by Ralph Beliveau and Lisa Funnell
This special issue of Women’s Studies: an interdisciplinary journal invites submissions that address how women in contemporary Spain challenge the political system and claim space in the public sphere. We are especially interested in work that questions traditional neoliberal narratives of the Transition period and beyond, as well as scholarship that engages contemporary discourse around national identity, cultural memory and/or political practices in Spain. We anticipate a truly interdisciplinary issue with a variety of articles from fields such as, but not limited to, literature, film, media studies, theatre and performance studies, cultural studies, visual arts, history, philosophy, anthropology and sociology.
The University of North Georgia Press, in conjunction with The Graham Greene Birthplace Trust, is issuing a Call for Papers for a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the life and work of the English writer Graham Greene (1904–1991).
University academics, independent researchers, and doctoral, post-graduate, graduate, and undergraduate students are invited to submit papers. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to the following:
• Greene’s political and theological landscapes
• Greene’s depiction of women
• The short fiction
• The early novels
• The plays
• Greene’s travels on ‘the dangerous edge of things’
• Book and film reviews and other feature articles will also be considered.
This panel will explore the varying visual representation of transgender people in film and television. Peter Lehman’s Running Scared: Masculinity and the Representation of the Male Body explains the visual shame of the male body and could also begin to understand the complexity of the transgender body. Lehman describes it as “men have managed to keep out of the glare, escaping from the relentlessness activity of sexual definitions” (6). Newer shows like Sense8 and films like Hedwig and the Angry Inch, A Fantastic Woman, and The Danish Girl allow for characters that have visually and complex personalities along with their visual body. They explore trans struggles in storylines that do not end with death.
Call for Abstracts/Proposals for Essays for an Edited Collection
The Works of Shonda Rhimes
Edited by Anna Weinstein
Humanities Bulletin - Call for papers
Submission Deadline: October 25, 2021
Vol. 4, No. 2 - November, 2021
Humanities Bulletin is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed Journal which features original studies and reviews in the various branches of Humanities, including History, Literature, Philosophy, Arts.
This journal is not allied with any specific school of thinking or cultural tradition; instead, it encourages dialogue between ideas and people with different points of view. Our aim is to bring together different international scholars, in order to promote the dialogue between cultures, ideas and new academic researches.
The Journal is hosted by London Academic Publishing, London, UK.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR TOPICAL ISSUESOPEN CULTURAL STUDIES vol. 2022 Open Cultural Studies (degruyter.com/culture) invites groups of researchers, conference organizers and individual scholars to submit their proposals of edited volumes to be considered for publication as topical issues of the journal. To submit your proposal please contact Dr Katarzyna Tempczyk at firstname.lastname@example.org Proposals will be collected by October 31, 2021. ABOUT THE JOURNAL
CALL FOR PAPERS for a topical issue of "Open Cultural Studies"MELANCHOLIC LITERATURE in the 17th-19th CENTURIES "Open Cultural Studies" (www.degruyter.com/CULTURE) invites submissions for a topical issue on MELANCHOLIC LITERATURE in the 17th-19th CENTURIES, edited by Ángeles García Calderón (University of Córdoba, Spain).
Having successfully launched the fourth edition of the ICARSH conference, we are happy to announce that the 5th International Conference on Advanced Research in Social Sciences and Humanities will take place in February 2022 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
There are multiple reasons behind the recent eruption of female directors within the documentary field, such as the fact that it is a field in which major resources or connections aren’t needed in order to succeed. However, the thriving of women documentary filmmakers may also respond to reasons of a more formal nature. As feminist film theorists have argued, driven by its lack of faith in the visual archive, the female gaze tends to push traditional image and narrative boundaries in order to open up the door to memories, experiences, and forms of cultural knowledge encoded in senses other than (and questioning of) the visual and/or auditory.
This interdisciplinary panel examines the rich relationship of music and literary texts in various world literatures focusing primarily on the 20th century, but presentations within a broader time frame will also be considered. We invite a wide range of papers investigating the author’s technique of representing music in literature, examining aesthetic, historical, and cultural interactions between music and literature, audience and performers, literary text and composer.
This panel examines Dostoevsky’s influence on 19th-century to contemporary authors and studies possible connections and textual echoes between Dostoevsky’s writings and other texts potentially related to his literary legacy. We invite abstracts devoted to the contemporary literary analysis of the chosen texts, as well as broader research on philosophical or theological issues central to Dostoevsky’s worldview and that continue to be discussed and re-examined today.
In 1818, the Shelleys exchanged their settled life at Albion House in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, for an Italian exile—a period distinguished by remarkable productivity and artistic achievement. To commemorate the bicentenary of Percy Bysshe Shelley’s death on 8th July 1822, the Shelley Conference 2022 will centre on the final two years of the poet’s sojourn in Italy. Beginning with the summer of 1820, the last twenty-four months of Shelley’s life were populated by brilliance. Within that short lease fall such works as Prometheus Unbound, Swellfoot the Tyrant, ‘Letter to Maria Gisborne’, ‘Witch of Atlas’, Epipsychidion, Adonais, the late lyrics, ‘A Defence of Poetry’, accomplished translations, and The Triumph of Life.
In her seminal work In the Wake: On Blackness and Being, Christina Sharpe writes: “I’ve been trying to articulate a method of encountering a past that is not past. A method along the lines of a sitting with, a gathering, and a tracking of phenomena that disproportionately and devastatingly affect Black peoples any and everywhere we are.” She calls this methodology “living in the wake” of slavery and its afterlives. This panel invites papers that think in and from the wake to propose new methods to bear witness to trauma particular to othered, oppressed people. How can we establish a restorative witnessing, one which is imaginative, hauntological, and apocalyptic?