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Shakespeare and the Closure of Theatres

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:23am
Gabriel Egan / De Montfort University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 22, 2021

A one-day international online conference on 22 April 2021

The English Research Institute at De Montfort University in Leicester, England, is running a one-day international conference to reflect on closure of theatres in Shakespeare's time and our own.

It is well known that the theatres of Shakespeare's time repeatedly had to close as part of sensible precautions against the spread of the most serious communicable disease of the day: the plague. To stop the disease spreading, early moderns had to practise social distancing; without it a playgoer might bring home from the theatre more than just new ideas and ways of speaking.

Reminder: Edited volume: “Trans Identities in the French media” - Call for abstracts

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:23am
Dr Romain Chareyron
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

As a preamble to this call for abstracts, we want to specify that we are using the terms “transgender” and “trans identities” as umbrella terms for people whose gender identity and/or gender expression differs from what is typically associated with the sex they were assigned at birth. Our use of “transgender” or “trans identities” thus encompasses a variety of experiences within and outside the gender binary, and a range of expressions, as trans individuals pursue many different options (medical changes, clothing, make-up, etc.) to bring their appearances into alignment with their gender identity, or may choose not to.

 

Call for Book Chapters: The Arab World as Ghurba: Citizenship, Identity and Belonging in Literature and Popular Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:23am
Nadeen Dakkak, University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

Seeking chapter contributions to an edited collection, provisionally titled "The Arab World as Ghurba: Citizenship, Identity and Belonging in Literature and Popular Culture." 

Please submit chapter abstracts (300-500 words) by 15 February 2021, accompanied by:

  • Author's title, name, affiliation and position 
  • Brief biography (up to 100 words)
  • Acknowledgement that the work has not been previously published

Full chapter submissions will be due by the beginning of May 2021.

For further information and to submit abstracts, please contact the editor: Nadeen Dakkak (n.dakkak@warwick.ac.uk).

Veganism: A Paradigm Shift?

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:23am
Vegan Studies Network
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 20, 2021

Description

The conference gathers researches working in different disciplines to discuss the possibility of a radical change – social, economic, legal, environmental and, underlying all these, conceptual and ethical – in the relationship between humans and other animals. The question in the title refers to the possibilities as well as the challenges, of radically re-configuring ways of thinking of and living with animals, in opposition to a dominant framework in which animals are taken primarily as resources for human benefit.

"William Faulkner and the Work of Antiracism"

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:23am
Faulkner Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

Call for Papers: Faulkner Journal special issue, “William Faulkner, Race, and the Work of Antiracism”

 

Humanitarian Organizations: (Hi)Stories, Impact and Challenges

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:23am
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 5, 2021

Humanitarian Organizations: (Hi)Stories, Impact and Challenges
International Conference

(Zoom sessions:2 days-Virtual platform:5 days)
(Due to high volume of submissions we added an extra Zoom day)

Thematic Approach

GIRES, the Global Institute for Research, Education & Scholarship creates a welcoming space for discussion and exploration of the rich history of the humanitarian organizations and their work during times of distress. 

Reframing Hollywood

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:22am
Dr Terence McSweeney & Dr Stuart Joy, Solent University (UK)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 1, 2023

Announcing the Reframing Hollywood series at Mississippi University Press, January 2021

 

The Reframing Hollywood series will feature dynamic and original short monographs and edited collections, each of which explore a single film of significant cultural impact which has emerged from the American film industry since the turn of the new millennium. These vibrant critical explorations of contemporary American film will offer a stimulating, academic, yet accessible interrogation of a single work from a variety of critical perspectives.

 

CFP Conference for Graduate Students “There is No Us without You”: Postcolonial, Feminist, and (Post-)Marxist Perspectives on the Other in Asia

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:17am
Situations: Cultural Studies in the Asian Context
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Call for Papers:

 Situations Conference for Graduate Students

  

“There is No Us without You”: Postcolonial, Feminist, and (Post-)Marxist

Perspectives on the Other in Asia

 

Date: Monday, February 8, 2021

Venue: Online Zoom

Katherine Mansfield: Germany and Beyond

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:17am
Janet Wilson/ Katherine Mansfield Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 7, 2021

 

 

Katherine Mansfield:

Germany and Beyond

 

Bad Wörishofen, Germany

25-27 October 2021

 

An international conference organised by the

Katherine Mansfield Society

 

Hosted by the Bad Wörishofen Mayorality

and Tourist and Spa Bureau

 

Moveable Type 2020-21: Ambience

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:17am
Moveable Type - Graduate, peer-reviewed journal of the English Department, University College London
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 22, 2021

Academic CFP

‘I liked to read there. One drew the pale armchair to the window, and so the light fell over the shoulder upon the page.’(Woolf 1966)

 

Body Studies Journal - Covid, BLM, and more

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:17am
The Body Studies Journal / Cabrini University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

The Body Studies Journal (bodystudiesjournal.org, ISSN 2642-9772), a peer-reviewed, open access journal for the inter-/trans-disciplinary field of Body Studies, welcomes submissions for its third issue.  

Coronavirus, the brutal murders of George Floyd and so many other innocent Black people, and the Black Lives Matters movement have indelibly marked how 2020 will be recorded in history.  All of these revolutionary social, medical, cultural and historical movements intersect with the body.  The Body Studies Journal specifically invites papers that focus on the events of 2020.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to:  

Religion in American Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:17am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Annual Conference (Nov. 11-14, 2021)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

 

This session examines the relationship between religion and American literature. It welcomes papers that explore the intersectionality between religion, politics, and literature.  How can literary texts help us understand the discourses of the religious right or the left and their search for community?  How does faith contribute both to harmful or positive visions of community?  What can literature teach us about the type of faith that will allow us to create and embrace “the beloved community” introduced by Josiah Royce, and later highlighted by Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Proposals that engage with the conference theme of "City of God, City of Destruction” are of particular interest.

Women and Agency: Transnational Perspectives, c.1450-1790

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:16am
Virtual Symposium, University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

This two-day interdisciplinary symposium invites scholars to examine early modern women’s agency from a transnational perspective. Conversations about women’s agency continue to ripple across the world, from new, passionate campaigns in Mexico and Poland that have fought to address feminicide and sexual violence, to the Women’s Marches, which have annually inspired global response. Now, we turn with fresh urgency to early modern women’s participation in intellectual and literary cultures that bridged regional, national, and transnational divides.

“Resisting White Supremacy in the African Diaspora: Moving Towards Liberation and Decolonization”

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:16am
Interdisciplinary Humanities/Humanities Education and Research Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

The months of May and June, 2020, saw unprecedented global protests against anti-Black racism and calls for a more equitable and just society that recognizes the humanity and lives of people of African descent. While these protests initially originated across the United States, protesters around the world quickly galvanized in support of these issues organizing events in a growing number of countries, including Canada, Mexico, Haiti, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, South Africa, Australia and Japan. This has been an important moment for Black scholars, activists, and cultural producers everywhere—as well as their friends and allies—to reflect not only on the crisis that has marked Black lives, but also on our future possibilities.

 

FSAC Roundtable: Production as Critical Engagement

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:16am
Film Studies Association of Canada, at Congress
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 14, 2021

  

We are seeking two more participants for a roundtable on “Production as Critical Engagement” at FSAC’s 2021 conference. In this teaching-centred discussion, we want to hear about innovative pedagogical strategies that employ production (i.e., video essay, “master copy” art, collective annotation and film commentary, and other forms) to bridge film studies and film practice.

 

Such concrete methods of analysis are especially vital in this moment, when the shift to online teaching has dematerialized the traditional facets of film studies courses (screening, lecture/discussion).

 

Topics for discussion may include:

 

Call for Papers - How is patriotism defined in 21st Century America?

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:15am
Journal of Veterans Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 5, 2021

Within the scholarly realm, patriotism has often been researched within social sciences, humanities, but there is little published research through the lens of veteran studies. Patriotism in America has evoked passionate responses from both non-veterans as well as veterans but what does it mean to be patriotic in America in the 21st century?  Has the meaning of patriotism changed from the last century?  Is American patriotism accessible across social and cultural boundaries, is it an aspirational idea for some, or is it an outdated social construct in an ever-evolving society?  How can patriotism be measured?  

 

Disruption and Reconstruction in and of Europe

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:10am
University of Notre Dame
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

In an increasingly global world, individuals and communities are experiencing severe disruptions to their
way of life. Among these disruptions are the emerging consequences of the climate crisis, the Covid-19
pandemic, and the resurgence of nationalist and alt-right organizations that have sought to exert control over
bodies both at and within national borders. In response to this overlap of disturbances, we are witnessing
grassroots mobilization and the emergence of new coalitions across previously discrete communities to
reconstruct life and perceptions of justice. How can we understand and study the significant disruptions and

SAMLA 93 - Social Networks, Social Distances

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:10am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 16, 2021

SAMLA's 93rd Annual ConferenceSocial Networks, Social DistancesNovember 4–6, 2021Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center
Atlanta, Georgia

Ecofictions for an Endangered World: The Legitimacy of Hope

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:09am
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Ecofictions for an Endangered World: The Legitimacy of Hope

Call for Papers for a special section of HJEAS

Proposed for Spring 2022

Handmaidens of the Patriarchy: Anti-Feminist Complicity across Cultures

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:09am
Modern Language Association Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Handmaidens of the Patriarchy: Anti-Feminist Complicity across Cultures (sponsored by the Coalition of Women in German)

Modern Language Association Convention, January 6–9, 2022 Washington, DC

“Ordinary, said Aunt Lydia, is what you are used to. This may not seem ordinary to you now, but after a time it will. It will become ordinary.” -Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale (p. 34)

TexMoot 2021: Embodiment

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:08am
Signum University’s Annual Texas Language and Literature Symposium (TexMoot)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 16, 2021

Embodiment:
Do You Need Some Body to Love?DEADLINE: January 16th, 2021

CALL FOR PROVOCATIVE CONVERSATION-STARTERS

 

In 2021, Signum University’s Annual Texas Language and Literature Symposium (TexMoot) invites you to join us virtually, as we consider the conditions and consequences of corporeality in ancient and medieval literature, classic sci-fi and fantasy, and contemporary pop culture. Please submit your proposal using the form here: http://texmoot.org/call-for-papers

Bengali cinema

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:04am
Devapriya Sanyal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Films do not exist in a vaccum: they are almost always conceived produced, distributed and consumed within specific economic and social contexts.Film is now an integral part of our culture. What is it about films that attract us so much? Why do we enjoy films so much? Why indeed should we study films? It is not only fascinating to look at how films are made or even constructed but how they affect us is also a seminal question.

Shakespeare, Eastern Europe, and Cultural Influence

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 10:55am
Natalia Khomenko / York University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

This seminar is part of the World Shakespeare Congress, planned as a fully virtual event for July 18-24, 2021. We invite investigations of Eastern Europe as a node in global engagements with the Shakespearean canon and with Shakespeare as cultural capital, ranging from the early modern English playing companies’ presence in Eastern Europe and early Eastern European adaptations of Shakespeare’s works, to the global influence of twentieth-century Eastern European studies and productions. 

Education, Technology & Culture in Crisis: Secondary & Higher Education in a Time of Virtual Instruction

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 10:55am
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship B.V.
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 7, 2021

Education, Technology & Culture in Crisis: Secondary & Higher Education in a Time of Virtual Instruction

International Conference
(Zoom sessions:2 days/Virtual platform:5 days)

15 & 16 MAY, 2021

Organizing Committee
John Dean  –  Gerhard Finster  –  Konstantinos D. Karatzas

Thematic Approach

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