In recent years there has been increased attention to conversations concerning consent, sexual violence, and rape. The stories of survivors have been an important tool for informing the public about these issues and providing healing. First-hand nonfiction accounts of sexual violence like A Woman in Berlin, Know My Name, and Willow Weep for Me have helped to destigmatize conversations about rape and sexual assault and problematized mainstream understandings of these concepts. Novels like The Handmaid’s Tale have also been able to question what sex and pleasure could look like within a rape culture.
If one were to judge the genre of science fiction by the blockbuster films it has produced, one would think it is a hypermasculine, imperialist, anti-feminist genre. However, non-white, non-male people have shaped, defined, and sustained the genre throughout its existence as authors, editors, and fans. The modern founder of the genre was arguably Mary Shelley who initially published anonymously. However, authors like Ursula Le Guin and Octavia Butler are now synonymous with literary sci-fi. Furthermore, some of the most compelling and successful contemporary writers of science fiction are women of color.
Following the various calls for a more global perspective on the eighteenth century at ASECS 2021, this panel seeks papers on the work of Japanese author Ihara Saikaku (1642-1693). In her 2016 book, The Age of Silver, Ning Ma discusses Saikaku as the most significant representative figure of the “stories of the floating world” that, she argues, should be seen as an emergence of realist fiction. A bestseller in 17th and 18th century Japan, Saikaku’s work fell into obscurity until a revival of interest in the late 19th century, when he became known as “Japan’s realist”.
The Keats-Shelley Association of America (K-SAA) and Romantic Circles Pedagogy (RCP) Anti-Racist Pedagogy Colloquium is soliciting submissions for our new resource on anti-racist teaching, "Towards an Anti-Racist Pedagogy."
This webpage, which will be accessible through the K-SAA and RCP websites, will offer suggested readings, bibliographies of relevant scholarship, sample assignments and syllabi, and guides to use in the classroom. This project will be ongoing: our goal is that each year, a new cohort will develop and expand the resource.
Call for abstracts for the 2022 NeMLA conference in Baltimore, Maryland, March 10-13, 2022
CALL FOR PAPERS
Legacies of Trauma: The Tragedy of Before and After
The editors have received several requests for extra time: balancing teaching, designing, and researching during the COVID-19 pandemic is a challenge with which we fully empathize. It is also an opportunity to invite others to participate, and we welcome additional proposals. Updated proposal deadline, November 1, 2021.
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Call for Proposals
Tabletop Teaching: Board Games and Social Justice
“International Symposium on Innovative Trends in Contemporary Language and Literature Research: Theories, Methods and Techniques” will be held online on 15-16 October 2021 by the Department of German Language and Literature, hosted by Atatürk University.
Call for Book Chapter Proposal
Title: Queer Visuals: Gender, Sexuality and Indian Cinema
Edited by: Srija Sanyal, Research Scholar, Ronin Institute, USA
In the wake of COVID, some workers have been deemed essential, forced to put their lives at risk to keep the market moving or care for those with the means to stay off the frontlines. While these jobs may be crucial, those who perform them are frequently treated as exchangeable.Yet as workers have become interchangeable, a fantastical contrast has emerged in the form of the non-fungible token (NFT): at the same time that stable employment and livable wages have been cut in the interest of profit, digital creations become irreplaceable tokens of payment. The catastrophic impact of the pandemic shows which systems of exchange are malleable or fluid and which remain brittle or stagnant.
CFP: Indian Writing in English Online, University of Hyderabad
Indian Writing in English Online at The University of Hyderabad (henceforth IWE Online), an initiative being executed and funded by the prestigious Institution of Eminence (IoE) project of the University, aims at being the single authoritative academic web resource for any student or a general reader searching for information on the subject of Indian Writing in India.
Stanley Cavell: A Retrospective
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan
Palazzo Arese-Borromeo, Cesano Maderno
September 23rd- 24th 2021
Organizing Institution: Centro ICONE / Facoltà di Filosofia
Organizers: Raffaele Ariano (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan),
Paolo Babbiotti (University of Turin).
DATES EXTENDED to 1st OCT 2021 for submission of abstract
Reading into Murder: critical essays on the theme of murder in select cult texts.
Screen Bodies invites submissions to be considered for our forthcoming general issue. We feature work on all forms of visual media, particularly research that engages with concepts of the body, the screen, and / or technology broadly construed. Articles are typically between 6k–9k words. Please see our website for details about the inclusion of artwork/images (www.berghahnjournals.com/submissions).
Call for Papers: American Journal of Play Special Issue on Vygotsky and Play
Guest Editors: Elena Bodrova and Deborah Leong, Tools of the Mind
Abstracts (300 words): December 15, 2021
Full papers (5,000 to 10,000 words), if accepted: April 15, 2022
Call for Papers/Chapters
Beyond the Occident: Perspectives on Past, Present and Speculative Future in Fiction, Art, Media, and Film
To be edited by Sümeyra Buran and Jiré Emine Gözen.
The editor of a volume tentatively titled Redefining Paradise is looking for submissions focusing on 21st-century, environmentally oriented fiction written in California and the American West.
“I grow old as the world does.” --- Adso of Melk, The Name of the Rose