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Call for Proposals
“The Kardashians and Trans Femininity: Appropriation, Artificiality, and Racial Erasure”
Dossier for TSQ*Now
Edited by Dr. Laura Stamm (University of Pittsburgh)
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
Call for Papers: Faulkner Journal special issue, “William Faulkner, Race, and the Work of Antiracism”
Humanitarian Organizations: (Hi)Stories, Impact and Challenges
(Zoom sessions:2 days-Virtual platform:5 days)
(Due to high volume of submissions we added an extra Zoom day)
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.
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.
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
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
‘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)
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:
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.
CFP: Feminism(s) and American Land: Examining Early Feminist Ecologies Through Legacies of White Extractivism (SSAWW 2021- Deadline 1.24.2021)
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.
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.
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:
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?
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's 93rd Annual ConferenceSocial Networks, Social DistancesNovember 4–6, 2021Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center
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 (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)
SAVE THE DATE! 2021
The CUNY Games Network of the City University of New York is excited to announce The CUNY Games Conference 7.0, to be held fully online Friday, January 22, 2021.
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.
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.
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.
The editors invite contributions to Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to pursuing fundamental questions on the forms and functions of the symbolic. Symbolism publishes high-profile research on topics related to the use of figurative language, thought and signification in artistic expression and representation. While maintaining a strong literary focus, the annual also inquires into practices of the symbolic across discourses in media ranging from the cinema and painting to opera, sculpture and other arts.
This graduate student conference seeks to analyze the emergence of new forms of antipolitics over the last several decades. If politics has meant many things to many people, from statecraft and representation to movements for social change, antipolitics names an array of practices, discourses, and structures of feeling linked by the contention that politics is a dead end.