In Horkheimer and Adorno’s dialectic of Enlightenment, the spiritual and mimetic relation towards nature in early myth society increasingly gives way to nature’s disenchantment: the process by which a holistic and qualitative nature is systematically reduced and fragmented into the purely “rational” material of natural science and, ultimately, industrial, carbon-based society. But as Horkheimer as Adorno make clear, enlightenment, what promised liberate us from the irrational, becomes an even more irrational force than the nature it supposedly subdued, giving rise to catastrophes—genocide, nuclear fallout, global warming—that dwarf the violence nature originally wrought.
A Critical Companion to Jane Campion
Edited by Elsa Colombani and Eurydice Da Silva
Part of the Critical Companion to Popular Directors series
edited by Adam Barkman and Antonio Sanna
Since the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center somberly inaugurated the new millennium, critical discourses on trauma, grieving and vulnerability have gained relevance in the academic sphere. The global dimension of these events was however based on their mediatic repercussion worldwide, rather than on the actual physical impact that they had on the world population. Throughout the following two decades of the twenty-first century, intersecting environmental, economic and technological developments into globalization are revealing a heightened awareness of a similarly global vulnerability that visibilize embodied forms of ongoing trauma, public grieving and structural oppression of precarious life forms and environmental conditions.
International Journal of Symbolic Logic (IJSL)
International Journal of Symbolic Logic (IJSL) is a Quarterly peer-reviewed and refereed open access journal that publishes articles which contribute new results in all areas of Education. The journal is devoted to the publication of high quality papers on theoretical and practical aspects of Educational research.
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 1ST, 2021
The Fifth Faulkner Studies in the UK Colloquium:
The Dark Cosmos of William Faulkner and Cormac McCarthy
September 25th and 26th, online via Zoom
With keynote addresses by:
Dr Randall Wilhelm (editor of The Ron Rash Reader [University of South Carolina Press, 2014])
In keeping with the symposium theme of "Rebirth Renewal Renaissance," this panel proposes a new look at the works of William Gay. A search of the MLA International Bibliography shows little work on Gay, and that which does exist locuses more on his first two novels (The Long Home and Provinces of Night) and his short fiction. This panel welcomes papers on Gay's later published work, and especially on his work--The Lost Country, Little Sister Death, and Stoneburner--published posthoumously.
Call for Papers
Making Queer Comics: Foundations and Touchstones
“Making Queer Comics: Foundations and Touchstones” is a proposed volume in the series Critical Approaches to Comics Artists at the University Press of Mississippi (under advance contract). This volume will survey the work of foundational figures in LGBTQ+ comics art and storytelling from the 1960s to the 1990s.
Call for Papers
Historical Fictions Research Network Online Conference (19-20 February 2022)
The Historical Fictions Research Network aims to create a place for the discussion of all aspects of the construction of the historical narrative. The focus of the conference is the way we construct history, the narratives and fictions people assemble and how. We welcome both academic and practitioner presentations.
If one were to judge the genre of science fiction by the blockbuster films it has produced, one would think it is a hypermasculine, imperialist, anti-feminist genre. However, non-white, non-male people have shaped, defined, and sustained the genre throughout its existence as authors, editors, and fans. The modern founder of the genre was arguably Mary Shelley who initially published anonymously. However, authors like Ursula Le Guin and Octavia Butler are now synonymous with literary sci-fi. Furthermore, some of the most compelling and successful contemporary writers of science fiction are women of color.
Society for the Study of Southern Literature Conference
February 17-20, 2022 | Atlanta, GA
Richard Wright and Racial Reckoning panel/roundtable
Cities Under Stress: Urban Discourses of Crisis, Resilience, Resistance, and Renewal
The Third International Conference of the Association for Literary Urban Studies (ALUS)
We invite proposals for contributions at the third international conference of ALUS, scheduled to take place at the University of California, Santa Barbara on 17–19 February 2022. Following earlier successful meetings in Tampere, Finland (2017) and Limerick, Ireland (2019), and sessions at the Modern Language Association Convention (MLA) in both 2020 and 2021, ALUS now organizes its first event in North America.
This anthology offers the first-ever in-depth analysis of instances in which popular cinema recasts stars from an earlier generation — stars whose careers have faded or perhaps vanished, and yet who remain, despite this, immediately recognizable to viewers everywhere—sometimes in showy roles, but more often in supporting or cameo roles. This practice succeeds in being both self-referential (pointing toward the status of the representation as just that, representation) and intertextual (using an actor in a role that echoes or contradicts an earlier, iconic performance) relocating the text in question into a larger pantheon of cinema history.
SCMS 2022 pre-constituted panel proposal:
New directions in women’s experimental film and media
The inaugural issue of the Global Storytelling: Journal of Digital and Moving Images is live!
Check it out here: https://journals.publishing.umich.edu/gs/
Highlight: 11 articles by prominent academics and researchers on themes of Hong Kong and social movements, building and documenting national and transnational cinema, Sino-US relations, and the narrative of the virus.
Below is an updated list of texts available for review in The Journal for the Study of Radicalism. Reviewers must be professors, independent scholars, or professionals who hold a PhD or terminal degree in their field. Advanced graduate students are also encouraged to reply.
Email the Book Review Editor at email@example.com in order to review a text listed below. We also welcome and encourage ideas on other texts related to radicalism.
Call for Papers (Edited Collection): Teaching with Fairy Tales
Teaching with Fairy Tales is a collection of essays that discuss the many ways to use fairy tales and folklore in classrooms at all levels. We are soliciting contributions of chapters focusing on classroom uses for fairy tales and/or folklore in any field. While lessons for any level of education are welcome, activities that can be adapted to more than one age group are preferred.
Essays should be 6,000-8,000 words, MLA format. Priority will be given to submissions that have not been published elsewhere.
This peer-reviewed, edited collection will be published by McFarland (expected publication 2023).
Call for Papers: Edited Collection
Proposals due 1 September 2021
Horror and Comics
Edited by Julia Round, Kom Kunyosying and Barbara Chamberlin
The Evolving Character of Cormac McCarthy’s Project: New Insights and Interventions
Edited by Jonathan Elmore and Rick Elmore
Sidney at Kalamazoo 2022
deadline for submissions:
September 15, 2021
full name / name of organization:
International Sidney Society
SIDNEY AT KALAMAZOO, MAY 9-14, 2022 (virtual)
57th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Papers are sought for a book collection on any aspect of epistemological representations with a focus on ecocritical, environmental, ethic and literary approaches. The book explores both oral and written representations of the land and nature throughout the Ibero-American world.
Exploitation of nature
Apocalyptic narratives of nature: fiction and non-fiction
Anxiety and the natural world
Minority groups and their representation as natural resources
De/colonization of nature
Globalization/modernization toll on nature
Travel and nature
Anthropocene vs nature
Whether from health crisis, family isolation, or governmental-social prejudice, care has always been an invaluable resource in queer communities, whether physical, psychological, or spiritual. This care manifests not only in physical forms, such as providing food and medicine, shelter for queer homeless populations, and access to health care, but also in the ability to connect with new modes of family and to fight in the broader struggle for queer rights and liberation. However, this care can become disrupted due to biases present within the mainstream queer community, such against queer people of color, queer women and gender non-conforming people, and queer people with disabilities.
Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies
Special Issue: ‘Rethinking the Species Divide: Disability and Animality in Literature and Culture’
Guest Editors: Liz Shek-Noble and Chelsea Temple Jones
Clermont-Ferrand, France. 7 July 2022.
CALL FOR PAPERS – Fall 2021
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open-access peer-reviewed 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.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Life Narratives: Prismatic World of the Author and Beyond
CALL FOR CHAPTERS / CFP
We invite chapter proposals (300-500 words) for an edited volume of critical essays dealing with screenwriter Joseph Stefano and elements of horror in the 1960s television program The Outer Limits.
Conference Online (via Zoom platform)
Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland
Professor Polina Golovátina-Mora - Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Colombia)