Since the sexual abuse allegations against American film producer Harvey Weinstein in Oct 2017, the #metoo movement has received wide attention on social media and in public life. What this movement has reminded us is sexual abuse is deeply implicated in social/hierarchical power structures (forcing survivors to suffer violence and then hide trauma). It has also offered the possibility of speaking against sexual abuse, harassment, and violence in public and “shaming” perpetrators (as “due process” has often been painful, slow, and unfair). The movement has led to public debates on questions of patriarchy, power, nepotism, culture, clothing, ethics, and ideology.
Outside the Western Box—In Search of the Primary
Organized by the Charles Olson Society
American Literature Association, May 27-30, 2021
The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the American Literature Association Conference, to be held in Boston, May 27-30, 2021.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
CALL FOR PAPERS
READY READER ONE: THE STORIES WE TELL ABOUT, WITH, AND AROUND VIDEOGAMES
Videogames are a powerful storytelling medium—but what are the stories we tell about videogames, with videogames, around videogames? What can we learn from novels that describe the struggles of young people trapped in virtual reality, from fan fiction that explores the private life of a popular Nintendo character, or from a poem that compares Pac-Man to Saint Augustine?
Quite a lot, actually.
This seminar aims to identify and investigate privileged genres in literature and film for the articulation and revision of state power in the Global North and South. In the aftermath of the fall of the Berlin Wall, theorists hailing from a variety of disciplines prognosticated a state with significantly diminished powers. Whether despite or because of “governmentality”(Foucault, Brown), “Empire” (Hardt and Negri), “the network society” (Castells), or “regionalism” (Söderbaum, Kai), recent history and current events bear witness to the consolidation of state power, as well as states’ increasing willingness to violently repress perceived threats within and without their own borders. Wherein lies this power? What sanctions the exercise of it?
Call for Papers
Zombie and Pandemic Culture
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
42nd Annual Conference, Week of February 22-27, 2021
Submissions Open September 1, 2020
Submission Deadline: November 13, 2020
This seminar invites papers that interrogate the terms under which contemporary interactions between the 'Self' and the 'Other' take place on digital platforms. It deconstructs the binary of the ‘home’ and the ‘world’ and the 'First World' and 'Third World' by analyzing new cultural mobilities and power structures of globalized, outsourced, and work-from-home economies. Can technology produce reciprocal tolerance between different nations and cultures without the need for physical travel? Can it create de-territorialized spaces of desire, friendship, and xenophilia within the very borders of the ‘home’? Does it merely afford an illusion of cohesion and digital cosmopolitanism?
Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on Gamification in the RhetComp Curriculum. The volume will be edited by Christopher McGunnigle, Seton Hall University.
Throughout the past decades, gamification has become an increasing part of training experiences. To define the term quickly, gamification involves the application of gameplay mechanics to normally non-game-based activities to increase successful activity and performance. Gamification can involve the use of popular video games, adaptations of game shows like Jeopardy, simple chalkboard games like Hangman, or a variety of rhetorical approaches that introduce gaming components into another field.
Atelier of Healing: Poetry About Trauma and Recovery, an anthology, is scheduled for publication in 2021. “When I stand before thee at the day’s end,” Rabindranath Tagore said, “thou shalt see my scars and know that I had my wounds and also my healing.” We have all experienced pain of some kind — heartbreak, illness, distress, abuse, violence, disaster, loss, grief. What kind of personal suffering have you endured and weathered? If one were to navigate such trauma, what are some of the coping mechanisms? How, then, will you render your personal experience into lyric and narrative, to transform the pain into something of profound beauty?Poetry has long been known to be one of the great traditional healing arts, alongside dance, music, painting, theatre.
This year, the AAR-WR has asked us to examine the timely question: How can religious groups, and Religious Studies, be a potent contributor to the public good amidst our current medical, social, economic, ecological, and political crises? We in Jewish Studies know that the storehouses of Jewish tradition, the methodological approaches of our sub-field, and the experiences of Jews throughout history offer a great deal of wisdom on these topics.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Modalities of Fantasy: Reconfiguring Time and Space
Issue 8: Culture Jam
Guest Editor: Brian Gaines (Virginia Tech)
Due: February 1, 2021
Whatever. A Transdisciplinary Journal of Queer Theories and Studies
Themed Section: Queer Thanatologies
Guest editors: Anna Chiara Corradino, Carmen Dell’Aversano, Roberta Langhi, Mattia Petricola
The mission of Cyberwit is to encourage and promote the visual arts and poetry. Cyberwit's Harvests of New Millennium will be divided into three sections: (1) Photos, Paintings and Drawings, (2) Poetry and (3) Biography of Contributing Artists. The Journal will feature poems and artworks by the artists from all over the world. The poems and artwork selected for Harvests of New Millennium will surely compel our admiration.
Guidelines For Contributors https://www.cyberwit.net/pages/harvestsofnewmillennium
Poems Invited for DEC 2020 Issue of Taj Mahal Review 38th Issue
From arborescence to the rhizome, plants have long served as models for thinking in philosophy, biology, and the arts. In recent years, scholars including Michael Marder, Catriona Sandilands, and Jeffrey Nealon have brought renewed attention to the agency and dynamism of the vegetal, at the same time that the future of plant life has come to be at risk in the wake of climate change and the impending collapse of ecosystems. This panel invites papers that explore ways of thinking about and with plants in the shadow of the Anthropocene. How do writers and visual artists, past and present, help us renegotiate our relationship to the vegetal today?
Update: Extended Deadline to 10/19/2020The COVID-19 pandemic reinforced how curriculums designed for online and low-residency courses have a particular set of needs differing from those of traditional face-to-face courses. This panel seeks submissions that address how educators approached their own shifts to being suddenly remote, and what changes need to take place institutionally and pedagogically in light of what we’ve uncovered about ourselves as a society.The conference is being held by the Northeast Modern Language Association and will take place on March 11-14th, 2021 as a fully virtual event using web-conferencing software.NeMLA uses a user-based system to process abstract submissions.
This is a call for papers for a panel to run at NeMLA 2021, which will be conducted virtually March 11-14, 2021. Submit an abstract by October 19, 2020 [deadline extended] here: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18807
This panel seeks to convene a conversation that theorizes the relationship between the detective novel, the art novel as it has been understood since modernism, and professional literary study—and in doing so move the critical study of detective fiction beyond the impulse to validate the genre as an object of study or redeem it from the stigma of genre.
The idea that studying the humanities generates more empathy and compassion is one that is now commonly understood. However, the humanities have been at a crossroads for these past ten odd years, since the rise of the digital humanities as “the next big thing” (Panapacker, 2009). Staunch advocates of the traditional humanities would look back and defend the discipline's ongoing relevance from its inception. Although there has been much-needed innovation in the humanities in recent years, partly in response to greater funding and public fervor for so-called “STEM” fields, it has not been without controversy.
Violent Affects: Imperialist/Racist Texts and Decolonial Praxis
Seminar Co-Organizers: Soumitree Gupta and Tanushree Ghosh
Deadline for submission of paper abstract: October 31, 2020 by 11.59 p.m. EST
ACLA Annual Meeting (Virtual), April 8-11, 2021
**DEADLINE EXTENDED **
This panel seeks presentations on Gloria Anzaldúa’s legacy in contemporary theory and literature. It welcomes discussions of displacement, duality, limit and boundary transgression, border culture as well as Chicanx and Latinx identity and experience today. The goal of the panel is not just to discuss the now but also to keep constructing a bridge of border consciousness and mestizaje.
This panel will examine literary, cultural, and legal texts to investigate the space and the concept of home seen queerly. It will focus primarily on an Anglo-American context, though papers from the broader Anglophone world will be considered.
Since the coinage of the term “Asian American” in the late 1960s, the fields of Asian American literature and Asian American studies have since then grown remarkably. Now in recent decades, more and more widespread interdisciplinary connections are made between Asian American fields and other disciplines, such as history, religion, media, and cultural studies. As Asian American fields continue to evolve and create new discourses of understanding and new approaches of interpretation, long-standing traditions should not be forgotten, for they play a major role in shaping the future of Asian American literature and studies.
We are glad to share with you the final CFP for the II International Conference From Manuscript to Digital: World Wide English Literature and World Wide Literatures in English, organized by University of Lincoln, Universidade de Lisboa, and Universidad de Jaén. The conference will be held in Jaén (Spain), 1-3 December / 2020. Please note that we have decided to organize the conference in an online format due to the extraordinary situation we are living.
It is 50 years since the publication of Jacques Derrida’s « La mythologie blanche: la métaphore dans le texte philosophique » in the journal Poétique (1971). As the proofs of La mythologie blanche held in the archives testify, the essay draws on the course Théorie du discours philosophique that Derrida taught between 1969 and 1971. The essay, which at the time sparked an important debate, has today receded from the forestage of philosophical discussion. In the original course, Derrida explores the relationship between philosophy and other discourses and the possibility of a theory of philosophical discourse.
Routledge Studies in Creative Writing
Editor: Graeme Harper
Associate Editor: Dianne Donnelly
5-6 November 2020 - ONLINE
Organizers / Scientific Committee:
InMind Support (Poland)
Professor Wojciech Owczarski - University of Gdańsk (Poland)
Professor Polina Golovátina-Mora - Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Colombia)
CFP: Migration, Adaptation and Memory
In “The Archival Turn’s Pedagogical Turn” (2017), Wendy Hayden has documented rich and “varied ways of teaching with archives” (134). Possibilities include classroom incorporation of specific archival materials, assignments involving archival research, rhetorical analysis of archives, and opportunities for students to create archives. This roundtable invites 5-10 minute presentations that share innovative approaches to integrating archives into the rhetoric, composition, or literature undergraduate classroom and that pose corresponding questions or present challenges for discussion. This roundtable also invites presentations that consider ways in which teachers of the past—especially within extracurricular settings, often venues “for resistance that wa
CALL FOR PAPERS – Winter 2020
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open access academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.