What is boredom and why do we feel bored? Recently, research on boredom has gained momentum in the scientific community, particularly in neuroscience and clinical psychology, where the symptoms of boredom and the behavioral patterns of the bored person are scrutinized (i.e. Boredomlab).
This collection aims to celebrate the work and influence of Michael Bristol by producing new scholarship on Shakespeare, early modern theater, and their enduring and complicated legacy in our modern world. Bristol’s criticism has left a profound impact on the fields on Shakespeare and early modern studies, in particular as it relates to questions of dramatic agency, theory and philosophy, to matters pertaining to the carnivalesque body, as well as to ideas of cultural production.
Call for Papers Vol. 4, n.2, December 2020
Psychoanalysis and Hermeneutics
Guest Editors: Ignacio Iglesias Colillas (Psychoanalyst / PhD_University of Buenos Aires), Giuseppe Martini (Italian Psychoanalytic Society)
Deadline (full paper): 1 December 2020
I am pulling together an Edited Collection called The Metamorphoses of Historical Past: Memory, Representation and Facts and I would like to invite you to consider submitting one or more chapters.
The abstract/call for the Collection is here:
Historical facts are not objects. The ‘historical-real’ is constitutively representational because it is a process. The question of what is a given truth in history becomes the dilemma of creating a representative reconstruction of the process of (past) events that are close to the ‘real’ events as they are given in that specific time.
Call for Papers
Edited Anthology to be published by Bloomsbury
Science Fiction in India: Parallel Worlds and Postcolonial Paradigms
CFP: Edited Book on “Theatre-Fiction”
Abstracts: November 1, 2020
Seeking proposals for an edited book of chapters on “theatre-fiction”, i.e. novels and stories about theatre.
CFP: ANGLICA: An International Journal of English Studies volumes 30.1 and 30.2 (2021)
ANGLICA: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGLISH STUDIES is a peer-reviewed annual print and electronic journal under the auspices of the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw. The journal is indexed in SCOPUS, DOAJ, CEEOL, CEJSH, BazHum, EBSCO, Index Copernicus, ERIHPLUS, the Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers.
Published annually in June and December, Journal of Foreign Languages and Cultures is seeking essays in critical theory, literature, culture, and translation theory. The submissions deadline is October 15 for the December issue, and April 15 for the June issue. The journal's website is: http://jflc.hunnu.edu.cn/. Submissions should use MLA style and be approximately 4,000-7,000 words. Inquiries are welcome to co-editor Lauri Scheyer at Lramey@calstatela.edu.
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 CFP is for a seminar session at the 2021 NeMLA Convention. The deadline has been extended to October 19.
Literature and film that bear witness to injustice can create space for voices that have been silenced. They can lead to the recognition of people subjected to human rights violations and produce shared national and transnational identities. They can draw readers’ attention back onto the politics and power of reading audiences.
CALL FOR CHAPTERS
Proposed Title of the Book
Disaster, Holocaust, and Dystopian Literature: Concepts and Perspectives
Understanding Disaster, Holocaust and Dystopian Literature
Theorizing Disaster, Holocaust and Dystopian Literature
Pandemic Fear and Literature
In crises, many of us turn to literature and other forms of popular culture not only for comfort, but for insight, guidance. So it is in the “Covid era,” that we have turned to “pandemic literature” and related forms for popular Culture, including Stephen King’s The Stand (1978, 1990) and its adaptations to date (1994, on television, and 2008 and 2012, in comics). Already provocative, the phenomenon is all the more so for a second television adaptation set to appear in December of 2020, with the current pandemic still with us. More so still, King, in writing the finale’s screenplay, has extended the original’s conclusion.
How have British and American institutions shaped Anglophone literatures across the 20th and into the 21st centuries? In the decades accompanying decolonization, London and New York remain literary capitals by dint of their concentration of literary capital: the infrastructure of publishers and periodicals, agencies and awards that—staffed by professional readers—support (and distort) the creative act. Centers of cultural gravity, they continue to set standards and bestow prestige, offering more reliable access to readers and remuneration, acting on the materials of writers and manuscripts drawn from around the world.
Religion and the Arts, a peer-reviewed journal edited at Boston College and published by Brill of the Netherlands, is looking for writers with professional experience and an advanced degree to write individual book reviews and combined review-essays in the fields of religion and literature, poetry, music, dance, architecture, film, and art history. Our reviewers are academics, independent scholars, writers, poets, artists, teachers, and clergy.
Please send a short bio and vita to email@example.com describing your education, publications, and current interests: as well as any recent books (2019 forward) you might like to review.
Confronted by the 2020 public health crisis one would remember as COVID-19, the notion of Orientalism as proposed by Edward Said in 1979 calls for continuous examinations. Said defines Orientalism as “not an airy European fantasy about the Orient, but a created body of theory and practice in which, for many generations, there has been a considerable materials investment.” From the trade war and technology race between the U.S.
In 2015, the University of Edinburgh Press launched a multivolume series of scholarly, refereed anthologies entitled ReFocus. Edited by Drs. Robert Singer (CUNY) Gary D. Rhodes (University of Central Florida), and Frances Smith (University of Sussex), each book focuses on a critically overlooked American film director who worked in the studio system, independent cinema, experimental filmmaking, or documentary tradition. Volumes published so far in this series include: Preston Sturges, Amy Heckerling, Delmer Daves, Kelly Reichardt, Elaine May, Spike Jonze, William Castle, Barbara Kopple, and Budd Boetticher.
In 2015, the University of Edinburgh Press launched a multivolume series of scholarly, refereed anthologies entitled ReFocus. Edited by Gary D. Rhodes (University of Central Florida), Stefanie Van de Peer (University of Exeter), and Robert Singer (CUNY), each book focuses on a critically overlooked film director who worked in the studio system, independent cinema, mainstream cinema, experimental filmmaking, or the documentary tradition. Volumes published so far in this series include: Susanne Bier, Pablo Larrain, Paul Leni, Teuvo Tulio, Xavier Dolan, and Francis Veber, with many more in preparation
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
CURRENTS NO. 6
NEW TRENDS IN ENGLISH STUDIES FOR THE 2020s
We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the sixth issue of CURRENTS: A Journal of Young English Philology Thought and Review. CURRENTS is an open access, peer-reviewed, yearly interdisciplinary journal, based in Toruń (Nicolaus Copernicus University), addressed to young researchers in the field of English studies.
Bodies, and representations of bodies, surround our everyday existence. Our bodies, and the bodies around us, are subject to norms that police how a body should look or behave in a given context. Glamorous and desirable bodies draw positive attention and literary and cultural representations reflect this, while deviant bodies are policed and regulated. This panel aims to explore how various bodies are represented in contemporary culture as well as analyze how these representations impact our perceptions of self and world. In a moment where the international political landscape is reliant on the policing and weaponizing of bodies, it is more important than ever before to consider how conceptions of bodies foster these divisions.
A trio of anniversaries in 2021, the tenth of Terrence Malick’s film, The Tree of Life, and Tom Perrotta’s novel, The Leftovers, and the twentieth of Neil Gaiman’s novel, American Gods, is a provocative occasion for a critical reexamination of these and related parables at the intersection of the secular and the supernatural, in their original formulations and as they have developed subsequently.
Roundtable “participants give brief, informal presentations (5-10 minutes) and the session is open to conversation and debate between participants and the audience” (http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/sessions.html).
All approaches are welcome.
We are currently accepting manuscripts for OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society Vol.11 No.1 that will be published on January 31, 2021. To be considered for the upcoming issue, OMNES 11(1), please submit your manuscript by October 30, 2020.
About the Journal
Call for Papers for volume 14, n° 1(27)/ 2021
Future of Communications and Public Relations (PR). (Re)Imagining the Role, Function and Purpose of the Communication Profession
Ana ADI, Professor of Public Relations/Corporate Communications
Quadriga University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, GERMANY
Thomas STOECKLE, Lecturer
Critical Concepts and Readings: English Literature GCSE.
Editors: Dr Kate Watson and Dr Sally O’Gorman
This original collection invites teachers and academics to contribute a book chapter on a GCSE text, applying a theory and considering a new and innovative aspect of the literary text.
The Evelyn Scott Society invites abstracts of 1-2 pages on the American writer Evelyn Scott (1893-1963). Papers may focus on any of her works (novels, short stories, memoir, poetry, young adult literature), and they may take any contemporary critical approach. We encourage papers that engage with the themes of the 2021 Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference: Ecologies, Survival, Change. Scott’s work showed keen awareness of the “dynamic, interlocking systems that make up our world,” and often revealed stresses and fault lines where systems conflicted. She also frequently represented resilience in the face of change and hardship, but also probed characters and situations where change was experienced irrevocably as loss.
For MLA 2022, Washington D.C., ChLA + MSA Allied Organization Co-Sponsored Session (non-guaranteed)
March 18-20, 2021
University of Vienna
Stories from ancient Greek myths dot the literary landscape of the early 21st century. To some extent, this has been the result of deliberate planning, as when Canongate began publishing a series of mythological retellings by well-known authors in 2005. But alongside and independent of such coordinated efforts to keep old tales alive for contemporary audiences, offerings from both established authors (David Malouf, Barry Unsworth, Colm Toibin, Pat Barker) and successful newcomers (Madeline Miller, Daisy Johnson) have likewise retold and reimagined mythical narratives in recent years.
ADA30 Celebratory Symposium
Join us for the ADA30 Celebratory Symposium, hosted by Oregon State University in recognition of the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This event will take place online during the month of May 2021. The Symposium aims to bring together disabled and nondisabled participants from artistic, scholarly, activist and other community groups at OSU and beyond to cultivate discussions around disability-related themes.
Coronavirus disease with its global and local pandemic has been on the top agenda of Government leaders, scientists, health professionals, as well as on the daily headlines across journalistic media. New governmental measures, decrees, scientific recommendations, and sanitary campaigns emerge everyday to combat or alleviate the pandemic which are endorsed and spread through mainstream media. On one hand, a new discourse and rhetoric has been articulated to create, support, and even impose a ‘new normal’ that reconfigures how human beings communicate, interact, and socialize in public and private spaces.