From Nebraska to Pittsburgh and New York, Willa Cather’s career as a writer was—and has been, even since her death in 1947—inextricably intertwined with various popular print forms. This conference will focus on the intersections of Cather’s life and writings with newspapers and magazines. Cather sometimes disparaged periodicals by hinting to friends and colleagues that she reluctantly published her work in them only to support her more serious writing, yet she understood very well their importance to a writer’s standing in American culture during her lifetime.
Newton and modern science, especially Mathematics and Physics, have completely changed the concepts of space and movement. Unlike other thinkers of that century, among whom Immanuel Kant stands for his remarkable thought, the new concepts of space and movement don’t seem to have influenced Diderot’s thinking effectively.
“Climate change,” as former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson so astutely notes, “requires a feminist solution.” Global heating is causing rising sea levels, extreme weather events, and the circulation of new pathogens. It impacts economically, socially, and politically marginalized people and communities most severely. Women and children, the majority of the world’s poor, are already disproportionately burdened by its effects. In the Global North, the climate breakdown compounds the environmental racism that many communities of color already experience.
The Enlightenment has long been understood as a break from past practices and traditions, as a period in which reason, science, progress, secularization were invented. Instead, we seek to understand the Enlightenment and the values identified with it not as rejections of the past or sudden revolutions in thought, but as reconsiderations of earlier ways of knowing. These instances of repurposing include both translations of older sources and traditional thought practices into new contexts as well as the proliferation, amplification, and replication of eighteenth-century ideas.
Call for Proposals: Essays for Neo-medievalism Media in the New Millennium
International Scholars Journal of Arts and Social Science Research (ISJASSR) invites well researched articles for publication in its November edition.
The Journal is currently indexed in online scholarly databases like ICI World of Journals, Google Scholar etc.
ISJASSR is devoted to promoting scholarship in the Arts and Social Sciences by extending the reach of research on any topic within the disciplines. Articles which explore relevance of any of the arts disciplines to modern economies will be published in the November Issue free of charge.
Articles should be submitted in MS Word format
Authors must use either APA or MLA referencing style
CALL FOR PAPERS: GRATEFUL DEAD DIVISION
POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION 2021 NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Boston Marriot Copley Place
June 2-5, 2021
For information on PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org
DEADLINE: November 16, 2020
The Grateful Dead area invites scholars from all disciplines to join us for our first meeting in Boston 2021!
Academics, professionals, and graduate students are all encouraged to submit proposals for papers, sessions, discussion panels, and special sessions on any aspect of the Grateful Dead and their associated contexts.
Thinking through the Local: New Directions in Korean Aesthetics
Session Chairs: Dr. Hyeryung Hwang (Cal Poly Pomona) & Dr. Na-rae Kim (U of Connecticut)
Popular culture scholars often refer to a 40-year cycle of nostalgia, and so it is not surprising that there has been a recent wave of movies and television shows set in the 1980s. The Netflix series Stranger Things, the film IT: Chapter One, the interactive film Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, and the ninth season of American Horror Story, titled “1984,” all provide prominent examples of recent texts that have used the semantic texture of the 1980s as a dramatic setting. These examples of ’80s horror suggest a contemporary apprehension of an undercurrent of demonic violence that undergirds the glittering fads, suburban affluence, and Reaganite yuppieism associated with the 1980s, even as they suggest parallels between Re
The Oswald Review is an international, refereed journal of undergraduate criticism and research in the discipline of English. Published annually, The Oswald Review accepts submissions from undergraduates in this country and abroad (with a professor’s endorsement).
BTS: A Global Interdisciplinary Conference II
May 1-2, 2021. California State University Northridge
In January 2020, a groundbreaking inclusive inter and multi-disciplinary conference was held at Kingston College in London UK, examining the success and popularity of the Kpop group BTS from a variety of perspectives.
Remainder from Epistemology: Exploring the Discursive Possibilities of Aporia
Man has not been able to describe himself as a configuration in the episteme without thought at the same time discovering, both in itself and outside itself, at the borders yet also in its very warp and woof, an element of darkness, an apparently inert density in which it is embedded, an unthought which it contains entirely, yet in which it is also caught.
– Michel Foucault
This seminar centers the contemporary phenomenon of colorblindness to query how in times marked by police killings, Black Lives Matter activism, and the mass maiming of detained migrants, it is critical race theory that the Trump administration calls “divisive” and “un-American.” As critical race theorists Ian Haney López and Neil Gotanda respectively assert, legal colorblindness in a post-Civil Rights era renders racism “any and every use of race.” This colorblind stance “legitimates racial inequality and domination” by perpetuating a deadly contradiction between racist violence and race-free discourse.
The Oswald Review is a refereed undergraduate journal of criticism and research in the discipline of English. Published annually, The Oswald Review accepts submissions from undergraduates in this country and abroad.
Submit each manuscript as a separate email attachment in Microsoft Word. TOR discourages simultaneous submission to other journals. Each submission must be accompanied by the relevant professor’s endorsement of its originality.
All text must be in current MLA format, justified left only and without headers and footers. Footnotes, if absolutely necessary, should be minimal.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Post Green: Literature, Culture, and Environment
Edited by Murali Sivaramakrishnan and Animesh Roy
Feminism has become the most controversial, most discussed and most contested subject in India’s current academic field. North East Indian feminism generally depended on Western feminism as well as Indian feminism frameworks. These two frameworks are diversely intricate from North-East India in term of race, class, caste, culture and religion, etc. Moreover, it is important to note that most Indian mainstream feminists are brought up in a specific cultural setting i.e. class, caste, religion etc. from various parts of India. ‘Indian feminist thought’ is a term that they coined through their own discourse.
Abstracts: November 1, 2020
Seeking proposals for an edited book of chapters on “theatre-fiction”, i.e. novels and stories about theatre.
Contemporary regimes of protest in South Asia are informed and injuncted by its ever shifting geopolitical modalities. With the rise of globalisation, neoliberalism and multiculturalism, South Asian geopolitics comprise a quest for redefinition of biopower and subjectivity formations. As hegemonies of Western dominance are toppled, South Asian geopolitics are evolving as a complex assemblage of biopolitics, citizenship ethics and human rights concerns. In this evolving engagement with global politics, South Asia is fast emerging as a contending power itself with competent human and capital resources. An important consequence of this is the appearance of newer axes of fault lines in terms of polity, economy, religion, culture, art, and gender.
We are extending the deadline to Nove. 15, since the proposal submission link did not work properly. It does work now.
Call For Papers: Conference on Disabilities, Arts and Sexualities
At the Limits of Pleasure: Forsaken Sexualities and Transformations of Desire
This conference will explore the intersections between disabilities, arts and sexualities from an interdisciplinary and multimedia perspective. We use “disabilities” and “sexualities” in the plural, as, in each category, there exist many variations and representations which cannot be reduced to a simple or singular meaning.
The X-Files Companion - Call for Contributions
Chapter proposals are invited for a proposed edited companion on the seminal television series The X-Files (1993-2018, Fox), its movies, spin offs (The Lone Gunmen, Millennium), and surrounding paratextual material (books, comics, fan fiction etc).
CONFERENCE ONLINEScientific Committee:Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, PolandProfessor Polina Golovátina-Mora - Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Colombia) CFP: In our modern world, which some have argued to be disjointed while immersing itself ever deeper in crisis, the turning back towards “the olden days” and the ensuing nostalgia constitute a noticeable phenomenon, both individually (the memory of biography) and collectively (the memory of History). Another important – and seemingly also quite noticeable – phenomenon is the longing for something vague, indefinite or never existent. Hence, during our interdisciplinary conference we would like to concentrate on the phenomena of nostalgia and melancholy.
Call for papers: The American Comparative Literature Association’s 2021 Annual Meeting
Snapshots of the Past:
Memory and Photography in Literature and Film
Location: Virtual conference Abstract Submission Deadline: October 31, 2020
Time: April 8-11, 2021
Organizer: Dr. Mavis Tseng
Taipei Medical University
While canonical works like Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra’s Don Quixote have enjoyed rich histories of translation, minor texts rarely see as much activity. Even for famous authors, unusual forms may not see the light of day at all. Take Cervantes’ own entremeses, for example: a kind of theatrical interlude prevalent in Golden Age Spain, these short texts have attracted only a handful of translations compared to the Quixote’s hundreds. Carrying out the author’s own biting remark that he wrote dramatic pieces never to be dramatized, the lack of translation only reinforces the already problematic centering of canonical texts. Unavailability across languages ingrains the marginal status of other works and, with them, the marginal figures they represent.
Stony Brook University
33rd Annual English Graduate Conference
February 25th-26th, 2021
University of Minnesota
Hello, everyone. I'm editing a series with Rowman & Littlefield/Lexington on a line of academic books critically analyzing elements of Jewish science fiction and fantasy (that's the series title). As such, I’d love some authors with concepts to write about.
At this stage, a paragraph-long proposal emailed to email@example.com with a subject of JEWISH SPEC-FIC would be great. Here are some examples:
The Secret Jewish Roots of Star Wars (or some other top franchise)
Batwoman to Felicity: Jewish Characters in the Arrowverse
Rewriting the Narrative: Jewish Fairytale Novels
The Association of College English Teachers of Alabama solicits nominations for the 2021 Eugene Current-Garcia Award for Distinction in Literary Scholarship. This award is made annually to a living, outstanding literary scholar who is from Alabama or has worked primarily in Alabama or has focused mainly on Alabama writers.
Invest in Yourself: Discourses of Self-Care and Self-Optimization in Literatures of the Neoliberal Economy
“Before moving to the free weights I spend twenty minutes on the exercise bike while reading the new issue of Moneymagazine“.