In Horkheimer and Adorno’s dialectic of Enlightenment, the spiritual and mimetic relation towards nature in early myth society increasingly gives way to nature’s disenchantment: the process by which a holistic and qualitative nature is systematically reduced and fragmented into the purely “rational” material of natural science and, ultimately, industrial, carbon-based society. But as Horkheimer as Adorno make clear, enlightenment, what promised liberate us from the irrational, becomes an even more irrational force than the nature it supposedly subdued, giving rise to catastrophes—genocide, nuclear fallout, global warming—that dwarf the violence nature originally wrought.
A special issue of the Journal of Interdisciplinary History of Ideas on FACETS OF HYBRIDIZATION IN THE HISTORY OF IDEAS is planned for mid-2022.
This panel invites papers on eighteenth-century texts or visual art that engage with, provide accounts of, or create Orientalist fictions about “Arabia.” The growing interest in the Orient and orientalia fueled by eighteenth-century travelers to the Near East and by translations like Galland’s A Thousand and One Nights (1704-1717), rendered in English as the Arabian Nights Entertainments (1706-1721), produced a large corpus of works that often used “Arabia” as an umbrella term that described not one location, but many. How did these texts represent “Arabia” and the “Arabs” and what sets of images or cultural stereotypes about the place and its people emerged at the time?
This roundtable explores how feminist authors have used both ekphrasis and apophasis to question the interrelations of gender, race, class, and socio-economic and political power; and also, to displace traditional, outmoded beliefs, and inherited but dysfunctional historical narratives. Rhetorically, ekphrasis is defined as vivid, verbal description, or as verbal representation of visual art, or as canonical literature re-envisioned to fit new narratives. Apophasis refers broadly to denial, repudiation, or negation, and narrowly to a kind of irony in which what on the surface appears to be the case differs radically from what is actually the case.
The interplay between technology, gender and culture has attracted increasing interest over the past years. It has been the subject of intermedial approaches, ranging from gender-specific explorations of literary discourses on technology to film and cultural analyses.
Sapphic Echoes: Representations of Female Love and Desire in Global Literatures #19149
This seminar asks questions and invites responses that explore representations of female love and desire in global literatures. How have the complex poetics of female love and desire—the desire to have something, or escape something, or punish, or know—been represented over time? What strategies have been employed to subvert literary conventions defined predominantly by male perspectives on home, love, war, victory and loss? How have female characters navigated the interplay between things done (overtly) and thought (covertly) to reveal the inner web of desires, fears and conflicts that constitute a female poetics of love and longing?
Le présent panel se veut le lieu d’exploration et de questionnement des difficultés auxquelles sont confrontées les femmes qui sont loin d’être préoccupées par la construction d’une communauté centrée autour d’une conception sororale unique. Leur engagement dans le cadre des luttes politiques tout comme leur rôle en tant que « gardiennes du temple » des traditions séculaires patriarcales ne sont plus à démontrer. Cependant, existe-t-il des associations des femmes africaines à caractère essentiellement féministe ?
Theatre and Social Action
Call for Papers for the Methuen Drama Handbooks series
Theaters have closed everywhere. Theaters are reopening. And at the same time, the global pandemic and recent social movements have urgently been measured, mediated, and aided by the arts and theater makers to reshape the way we must now represent, facilitate, and protest.
Seeking proposals for papers on any aspect of Asia for a 3-4 person panel at this year's American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies annual meeting at Baltimore's Inner Harbor. The original September deadline has been extended to October 8.
International Thomas Merton Society
College English Association
52stTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Call for Papers
March 31-April 2, 2022
While the Covid pandemic left many feeling isolated, from tragedy has emerged a new surge in modes of fan interaction and fan fiction that further challenge who, what, and how “canon” is determined in fictional worlds that have long since been closed by the authors and script writers.
The E. E. Cummings Society and the Society’s journal, Spring, invite abstracts for 20-minute papers for the 49th annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 24-26, 2022, at the University of Louisville (http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com). Recent criticism of the works of Cummings has gone beyond his well-documented engagement with modernist aesthetic and poetic innovations. From Cummings’ visual and temporal poetics, to iconic meta-sonnets and rhythmic portraiture, to iconicity and ecology, and even to disability studies, the iconoclasm of Cummings in art and language presents a multi-dimensional i/eye that perceives and receives.
This proposed "Just-in-time" session at the 2022 MLA Convention in Washington, DC (January 6-9) seeks to situate recent amplifications in anti-Asian violence and rhetoric (as well as the resistance to name them as such) within the context of Asian American literary and cultural production. As the theme of the MLA convention is Multilingualism, this session invites papers on Asian American texts, media and experience that privilege embodied affect or memory as language itself.
Call for a Co-editor on a collected manuscript, ‘Who Was that Masked Woman: Representations of Women Vigilantes and Outlaws in Popular Media from Reconstruction to the Great Depression.’
SAMLA 93, scheduled for November 4-6, 2021, has moved to a virtual format. As such, we are re-opening our General Call for Abstracts until September 30. For more information on submitting to our General Call, please follow this link: https://samla.memberclicks.net/general-call-for-abstracts
Additionally, some panel organizers have extended their CFP deadlines until the 30th. To browse our current CFP list, please follow this link: https://samla.memberclicks.net/callsforpapers
CFP Eikón Imago Journal 2023. Imago, ius, religio. Religious Iconographies in Illustrated Legal Manuscripts and Printed Books (9th -20th Centuries)
Special Guest Editors: Maria Alessandra Bilotta & Gianluca del Monaco
Fantasies of the Subject: Affecting Selves in Contemporary American Literature
edited by Paula Barba Guerrero & Laura de la Parra Fernández
If what we need to dream, to move our spirits most deeply and directly towards and through promise, is discounted as a luxury, then we give up the core —the fountain— of our power [...] we give up the future of our worlds.
—Audre Lorde, “Poetry Is Not a Luxury”
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Travel and Literature for our 52nd annual conference. Submit your 250-500 word abstract at www.conftool.pro/cea2022/.
Call for papers: Music and the Senses, a special issue of Nineteenth-Century Contexts: An Interdisciplinary Journal, guest-edited by Dane Stalcup (Wagner College)
This roundtable explores innovative pedagogical strategies for incorporating leadership studies texts and theoretical concepts into the humanities classroom, as well as practices that allow students to experiment with leadership roles. The roundtable is particularly interested in interdisciplinary approaches to analyzing leadership and welcomes discussion of leadership studies scholarship, nonfiction and fictional texts representing leaders, assignments that encourage students to analyze leadership strategies, and pedagogical methods for modeling and honing leadership skills in the classroom.
This session will be held at the 53rd Annual NeMLA Convention in Baltimore, Maryland (March 10-13, 2022).
Othello's Island - Nicosia, Cyprus 2022
The Annual Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies
5 and 6 April 2022 - CVAR, Nicosia Cyprus
With site visit by coach to see medieval and renaissance Cyprus on 7 April 2022
Women and Power: Call for Papers
As part of our forthcoming Women and Power festival at Shakespeare’s Globe, we are bringing together scholars and practitioners for a one-day, online symposium to be held on Friday 10 December.
In their reflection or refraction of the world, television series seem to affect the perceptions of those who watch them, whether they represent ultra-contemporary ripped-from-the-headline events or historical events, either opening up closed social worlds or offering dystopian scripts in uchronic or alternate worlds as in the real world, political and environmental crises loom large.
Penn State University invites applicants for its annual Global Asias Summer Institute, to be held June 6-10, 2022.
Verge-sponsored Panels 2022 AAAS
Submission Deadline | September 17, 2021
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: EARLY MODERN ASEXUALITIES
CALL FOR PAPERS: 2022 Quarry Farm Symposium on “Abolition Studies”
Sept 30 -- Oct 1, 2022
Write It Out
THE 2022 WRITING INNOVATION SYMPOSIUM
February 3-4 • Marquette University • Milwaukee, WI • Proposals due 10/15
Sponsored by Marquette’s Social Innovation Initiative, University Libraries, Center for Teaching and Learning, and Haggerty Museum of Art with Mount Mary University and Bedford/St. Martin’s