CFP: Pandemic “TV”
CFP: Pandemic “TV”
Call for Papers
The Past as Nightmare
An interdisciplinary conference at the University of Reading (UK)
6-7 September 2022
Confirmed keynote speakers:
Ailise Bulfin (University College Dublin)
Laurence Talairach (Toulouse Jean Jaurès University).
Modern Language Studies, the journal of the Northeast Modern Language Association, is seeking reviews for the winter 2021-2022 issue. In recent years, the temperature has risen around free speech debates, and books on censorship and free speech come out with such frequency that it is hard to keep abreast of the new scholarship. I am interested in receiving reviews and review essays on academic books published in the last several years that are in some way related to free speech. The books to be reviewed can center on any historical, geographical, or disciplinary context, and the reviews and review essays can be written from (almost) any theoretical perspective.
These edited collections are part of the upcoming series Equine Creations: Imagining Horses in Literature and Film. Now that the mythological equines volumes are nearly full and ready for being finalized, this CFP addresses the next volumes in the process.
The scope of the present call is broad. All topics regarding the themes and impact of horses in film will be considered.
1) Horses in Film Through the 1950s
2) Horses in Film in the 1960s and 1970s
3) Horses in Film in the 1980s and 1990s
4) Horses in Film since 2000
Deadline for proposals: November 26, 2021
Call for Papers: Special Session-Cyberpunk and the City (in-person panel)
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
Thurday November 11 to Sunday November 14, 2021, at the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
Conference Theme: "City of God, City of Destruction" (https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/Home/CFP)
Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 43rd annual SWPACA conference. One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels. For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/
Benvenuti! The Italian American Culture(s) area of the conference will consider proposals from the following suggested topics (the list of topics is suggested but not limited to):
Many Doors to Fantastica: The Neverending Story & the Education of the Imagination
Call for Papers: Edited Collection on The Neverending Story
Edited by Sean C. Hadley, Jeremy Scarbrough, Josh Herring
JCCT invites novel researchers to submit their original, unpublished work in Volume 3 (2). JCCT
is an international, open access, double-blind peer-reviewed journal published by the University
of Management and Technology (UMT), Lahore.
JCCT mainly addresses the research articles under the domains of English (American and
Asian) Linguistics, Applied Linguistics,TESOL, ELT, Intercultural Communication, Diversity in
Communication and Cultural trends, anthropological linguistics, etc. The journal covers a wide
range of areas including different aspects of language and culture.
Submission Deadline: 15 August 2021
Publication Date: 31 October 2021
We are pleased to announce our next essay-writing competition. The award is open to all post-graduate research students and to all early career researchers (up to five years after the completion of your PhD) who have yet to find a full-time or tenured position. The prize is guaranteed publication in Foundation (winter 2022).
To be considered for the competition, please submit an original 6000-word article on any topic, period, theme, author, film or other media within the field of science fiction and its academic study. All submitted articles should comply with the guidelines to contributors as set out on the journal pages of the SF Foundation website. Only one article per contributor may be submitted.
A New(ish) World: Medieval Influences in American Literature
(International Medieval Congress, Leeds - 4th – 7th July 2022)
Call for Papers
Apocalyptica is an interdisciplinary, international, double-blind peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Käte Hamburger Centre for Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Studies (CAPAS) at Heidelberg University. The journal publishes incisive analyses and diverse perspectives regarding the end of worlds.
We are seeking submissions that actively explore the apocalypse as a forceful figure of thought in order to grapple with the historical experiences, present confrontations, and future possibilities of (up)ending worlds.
Article length: 8,000-9,000 words
Deadline: 15 November 2021
CALL FOR PRESENTERS!
2021 International eConference on Sex, Eroticism, and Religion
“Hope Mirrlees’s Paris: A Poem at 100”
Modernism/modernity Print Plus Cluster Proposal
Call for Papers
2020 marked the 100th anniversary of “modernism’s lost masterpiece,” Hope Mirrlees’s Paris: A Poem. Published by Hogarth Press in the spring of 1920, and typeset by Virginia Woolf, this ground-breaking long poem maps the range of continental avant-garde aesthetics of the 1910s even as it both engages and anticipates the mythical methods and epic conventions of James Joyce, Ezra Pound, and T.S. Eliot.
This panel invites creative writers to reflect on what it has meant to write during a pandemic and to read their own pandemic (or post-pandemic) work.
During the pandemic, creative writing classes, like most of academia, moved online. Traditional creative-writing pedagogies and practices were forced to reinvent themselves on Zoom. This emergency process provided opportunities for re-examination, experimentation, and growth. This panel invites practitioners of creative writing and its pedagogies to explore ways that creative writing instruction and praxis were altered by the pandemic.
Possible questions to consider:
· What changes to teaching and writing did you experience during the pandemic?
· How did the pandemic change perspectives on creative writing and creative writing instruction?
This panel asks creative writers to speculate on their own work or that of others and envision the future of the novel. The panel proposes to address the following questions:
· What technologies (such as the internet, videogaming, virtual reality, or artificial intelligence) might shape the form of the novel of the future?
· How might the novel be impacted by future trends and technologies in publishing and the literary marketplace?
· How might the novel form be re-envisioned?
· How do other media, such as videogames, use narrative in novelistic modalities?
The panel invites a wide range of interpretations of this topic and encourages creative work
Ninth Biennial Graduate Student Conference Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies University of British Columbia DATE: 29-30 October 2021 Vancouver, Canada In-between normalities: Care, persistence and the (re)imagination of life Keynote Speaker: Dr. Susan Antebi, University of Toronto As we slowly go back to “normal,” this international graduate student conference invites young scholars to investigate Francophone and Hispanic literature, cinema and culture under the paradigm of care, persistence, and the (re)imagination of life. The sudden outbreak of a pandemic makes us revisit what “normal” is comprised of. We saw this recently and now “new normal” has become integral part of our conversations.
Journal of Festival Culture Inquiry and Analysis, Education Special.
FCRE is committed to developing an understanding of how festival culture impacts education at all levels, all ages, all over the world. We view education as a meaningful vehicle for the transmission of culture. For this reason, it is crucial to investigate and educate on how festival culture has changed or sustained education practice.
The taste of festivals forms a significant part of our life, and many festivals are associated with religion, remembrance, and prayer. Food during the religious holiday of Christmas can either make or break the holiday spirit; for example, the memory of having the best turkey, the best mince pies, and sitting around the Christmas tree warms many a heart. Carnival, another religious festival that is also a cultural event, has its own traditions regarding festival food.
In the world of teen drama (or YA drama, as some prefer), there are a number of ways to represent adolescence and its attendant horrors, and we’ve seen a great deal of fantasy-based approaches; beginning with Buffy, some establish that high school is actual hell. But few series come close to Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’s devotion to that idea. The Netflix series (2018-20), based on the Archie Comics spin-off and featuring a much darker version of Sabrina Spellman, may be difficult for audiences to reconcile with ABC’s Sabrina the Teenage Witch, the previous adaptation. While one is a teen sitcom in which Sabrina’s powers get her into wacky situations, and she is supported by a talking Salem the cat, the other might feel closer to The Craft.
The global COVID-19 pandemic has forced all of us to rethink the ways in which we teach and study literature and the arts. It has also forced us to reconsider the place of the arts during periods of extreme physical and social crisis. Our current pandemic is also a unique occasion to reconsider literature and the arts in previous historical and cultural dispensations. For instance, the flourishing of English drama during the early modern period coincided with almost yearly visitations of the plague, while the Spanish Flu of the early twentieth century proved an important inspiration for many artists—especially the Dadaist movement.
This seminar will share and exchange perspectives on and experiences of multicentering / multicentricity in creative research practices. Our seminar will explore ways in which multicentricity, rhizomatics, and intra-action inform creative research practices, and how these strategies aid in reinventing the relationships between the elements involved.
Please consider submitting an abstract for the following panel at the 2022 Northeast Modern Language Association Conference to be held from March 10-13, 2022, in Baltimore, MD.
Submit abstracts at the NeMLA portal:
In 2003 Peter Lang published The Emperor’s Old Groove: Decolonizing Disney’s Magic Kingdom, edited by Brenda Ayres. In this collection of 14 essays, the contributors argue that as of 2002, Disney’s film animation has continued to be a surreptitious colonizing force that manipulates the psychological, cultural, and political identities of consumers, predominantly children. Since then, Walt Disney Animation Studios and its subsidiaries, affiliates, and distributing companies have produced 63 additional film animations. Have they altered their portrayal of multiculturalism and SGM (Sexual and Gender Minorities) to be more inclusive and normative? Coeditors Brenda Ayres and Sarah E.
Engaging the Audience: From Antiquity to the Renaissance
In The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life (1959), Erving Goffman likens social interaction to theatre, describing “performance” as “all the activity of an individual which occurs during a period marked by his continuous presence before a particular set of observers and which has some influence on the observers.” The individual coming into contact with other people is like an actor on stage, who will employ available theatrical devices in order to manage the impression made on the audience.
The next Northeast Modern Language Association Convention is scheduled to be held in Baltimore, MD, from March 10-13, 2022. The “Pandemic Rhetorics of Parenthood” panel is seeking submissions consistent with the conference theme of CARE:
PILOT ISSUE of the research platform In VIVO: “CRISIS”
New deadline: 31st October 2021
(for French see below)
In Vivo (http://invivoarts.fr/) is a bilingual online platform (French and English) specialized in multidisciplinary research on contemporary artistic creation, with an (almost) exclusive preoccupation with Performing Arts (theatre, choreography and dance, circus, performance art, opera) and Cinema.
This panel explores topographies of memory and architecture as a powerful force for cinematic storytelling, cityscapes’ psychosis, etc. As part of the special session, we are looking for contributions examining and analyzing diverse relationships between cinema, television, architecture, and memory and their links with contemporary Spanish media and identity. Submissions in English and Spanish, although we recommend the latter.
Call For Papers
Renaissance Society of America
Annual Conference, 30 March -2 April, 2022, Dublin, Ireland
“Inglese Italianato e un diabolo incarnato”
Translation and the Appropriation of Italian Culture in Early Modern England
This call for book chapter proposals seeks contributions that investigate the contemporary Anglophone literature of South Asian women through the triple lens of gender, place and identity. The concern with place and space has long been pivotal to understanding the formation of gendered identities. The intersections of the three concepts has attracted global attention in the past few decades as the transformational impact of postcolonialism, border-crossings and mass mobility, and rapid advancements in science and computer technologies have promoted the status of space and spatiality to a principle concern. In recent years, feminist geographers (D. Massey, L. McDowell, G. Rose, S.