We have begun placing our Speaking of Shakespeare series on podcast sites for those who might wish to listen to these conversations as audio only. These talks are with Shakespeare scholars, directors, actors, digital developers and more. Most of these talks are now available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts, and other services. The full list of talks will be available soon. You can listen on our hub at Buzzsprout or follow the link to your own service at: https://speakingofshakespeare.buzzsprout.com.
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
CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTER PROPOSALS
We’re seeking chapter-length contributions to an edited volume on politics and the Western. The working title for this project is A Fistful of Politics: The Western and Political Thought. We’re anticipating that much of our collection will deal with Western films, but we’re open to—and excited about—contributions that discuss anything within the Western genre (prose fiction, films, television series, comics, poetry, video games, theater, music, etc.) in connection with politics and political thought.
The Politics of Faith and Secularism in Writing Centers and Writing Studies
Call for Papers
Campus Nostalgia: An International Seminar on Campus Fiction
15 – 16 October 2021, online
School of Letters and Arts, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
Literary multilingualism studies is a relatively new but burgeoning area of research. With the impact of translation studies, the ‘transnational turn’ within literary studies, and the growing relevance of the ‘postmonolingual condition’ in the contemporary world, multilingual and translingual writing practices – considered in the past to be exceptional and unusual – are now at the forefront of literary studies.
Call for PapersInternational and Interdisciplinary Conference
Hybridity in Life Writing: How Text and Images Work Together to Tell a Life
Organizers: Clare Brant (King’s College London), Arnaud Schmitt (Bordeaux University & LARCA, Université de Paris)
Venue: Université de Paris, Paris, 7–8 July, 2022
Keynote Speaker: Pr. Teresa Bruś (Wrocław University)
- Please submit an abstract of approx. 250 words and a short bionote to
The 2022 Call for the Queer Caucus is centering on topics surrounding queerness and the body: the effects of the Pandemic. The call wants to ask questions like "How has the queer community experience the devastating and last effects that have arisen out of pandemics?" "What happens with the lost of queer geography?" This call also seeks papers that explore how the queer community has continued to find creative ways to maintain communities, connections, and support when their physical spaces, their livelihoods, and their health have been threathened. How do you find community, other queer bodies? The recent closure of gay bars has also taken a toll and what does this mean for the future?
This session adopts an interdisciplinary approach to women’s communities centered at French religious houses, and interprets creative, devotional, and other kinds of output inspired by these institutional contexts. How did music, art, liturgies, and literature figure in representations and articulations of these women’s voices? We consider how such works created networks among writers, readers, and performers, and we investigate how convents, functioning as inspiration and narrative loci, shaped lyric and text. We aim to newly demonstrate how particular institutional contexts framed gendered expression and communal life, and how particular works reflected and fashioned women’s voices, within and beyond convent walls.
CALL FOR CO-PANELISTS - Miss America Pageant
2022 Popular Culture Association Conference
Seattle, Washington April 13–16 2022
Two panels sponsored by the Circle for Asian American Literary Studies for the 2022 Association of Asian American Studies Conference:
Panel 1) Asian American Literature and the “American West”
ChLA International Committee Call for Papers, ChLA 2022 Conference
“History in its broadest aspect is a record of man’s migrations from one environment to another.” –
Decay as a state of nature is inevitable, yet it is something that could be at least postponed: decay in art as the main decadent idea has been on the cultural front row long enough to make certain conclusions about its essential characteristics. Decay as a philosophical issue is much more complex than its natural incarnation: French Symbolists and, later, fin de siecle authors regarded decay as an inseparable part of any type of cultural cognition. Its original interpretations can be found in the ideas of Schopenhauer, Hartmann, Nietzsche, Wagner, Bergson's intuitivism, modern scientific discoveries and folklore. The art of decay feels the need to justify its aesthetic principles, to explain to the public audience its goals and tasks.
We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the upcoming "Spatiality and Temporality" International Conference. The conference is addressed to academics, researchers and professionals with a particular interest related to the conference topic. We invite proposals from various disciplines including philosophy, history, sociology, anthropology, culture studies, literature and architecture.
This panel seeks original contributions to the study of the Italian Spaghetti Western, its filmmakers, and their production through perspectives such as Feminist theory, Men’s Studies and Queer Studies, (De-)Coloniality, and Auteur Theory. Politics, the Mexican Revolution, the invention of an American Civilization through the experience of the Wilderness, and Western Symbolism are lenses that can be applied to the analysis. Original approaches that emerge from a specific ideology and/or iconography are also welcome. Particular attention will be given to those papers that examine how the Italian Spaghetti Western satirizes both American and Italian cultures through the representation of a world destabilized by violence and death.
Over the course of the 20th century and into the 21st, cinema, television, and related media have become increasingly central both to individual lives and to the lives of peoples, groups, and nations. Cinema has become a major form of cultural expression and films both reflect and influence the attitudes and behaviour of people, representing their tensions and anxieties, hopes and desires and incarnating social and cultural determinants of the era in which they were made.
Where and why do we find examples of “embodied rhetoric” in the eighteenth century? We might think of Defoe’s description of Friday’s gesture placing his head beneath Robinson Crusoe’s foot signifying voluntary servitude and its relation to the supplicating figure of “Am I not a Man and a Brother” emblem, memoralized by Wedgewood. Or we might consider Trim’s gesture with his hat in Tristram Shandy describing how we pass from life to death, and onwards to Gilbert Austin’s Chironomia as a handbook for speaking gesture (building upon Bulwer’s Chirologia) as figures for something like “embodied rhetoric” or an emphasis on gesture and persuasive or signifying postures.
Eliza Haywood represents The Female Spectator as part of a coterie that acts as “several Members of one Body, of which [she is] the mouth.” Through this writing club, Haywood encapsulates the important role that such coteries played in circulating women’s writing in the long eighteenth century. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu circulated her travel writing for feedback in a letter-book within a close circle of friends and family members. This correspondence between women represented an opportunity to share work in a safe space. Co-writing groups remain a safe space and an essential resource for women to share work today.
The College English Association (CEA)
52nd Annual Conference | March 31–April 2, 2022
Birmingham Sheraton Hotel