Girlhood Studies, as an academic discipline, is still growing. Since some educational institutions do include girls’ studies as part of a special curriculum, an academic program, a certificate course, a minor, or as part of Women’s Studies or Gender Studies, Girlhood Studies does have a presence in academia although at this stage rarely in an autonomous department. This interest in the pedagogies and practices of teaching Girlhood Studies is an important aspect of its growth as a field of study at university level, at school, and outside of formal academic settings.
Generational Studies is growing as an area of research as multiple generations now co-exist in the workforce. Each generational cohort brings with it diverse viewpoints and varied lived experiences—sometimes quite disparate of one another. Therefore, exploring these age cohorts potentially provides an opportunity to discuss and better understand the challenges of creating cohesiveness as well as discovering the interrelatedness of cultural experiences that have the potential to connect generations.
We welcome papers on topics related to America’s generations including: Baby Boomers, Generation Jones, Generation X, Xennials, Millennials (Gen Y), and iGen (Gen Z).
Young adult (YA) speculative fiction routinely engages with many of life’s most important questions: love, death, relationships, the future of the planet, identity, belonging, and our very future as human beings. Whether styled after the classical bildungsroman or otherwise, coming of age narratives in the speculative genre encourage readers to challenge existing power structures and advocate self-expression and self-confidence. They also return agency to those often divested of power by the institutional and social structures that restrict freedoms based on age, and recenter the adolescent as a critical social figure.
PAMLA's 2021 conference is taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 11-14. There will be both in person and virtual panels at the conference. This Film Studies III session will be virtual and is open to all papers that explore some aspect of film or Film Studies, but we are particularly interested in papers attuned to some facet of the conference theme, "City of God, City of Destruction." For example:
Sin Cities on Film
Vegas on Film
Special Session Submission for SAMLA 93 Conference:
Social Networks, Social Distance
November 4-6, 2021 – Atlanta, GA
Fashion, Dress and Style as Social Networks
Dr. Loretta Clayton, Middle Georgia State University
Dr. Marylaura Papalas, East Carolina University
Call for Papers
The Idea of the Shakespearean Actor
An edited collection
Eds. Sally Barnden, Emer McHugh, and Miranda Fay Thomas
What comes to mind when we think about the Shakespearean actor, or Shakespearean acting? What do actors past, present, and future consider ‘Shakespearean acting’ to be? Is the idea of the Shakespearean actor helpful, or does it limit and restrict the notion of what Shakespearean performance can be?
NeMLA 2022: Baltimore, Maryland. March 10-13
Panel: Embodying Horror
Film theorist Linda Williams has identified horror as one of the “body genres” - genres of film characterized by their effect on the body. The language that we use to talk about these films is embedded in our embodied experiences of them: they are spine-tingling, bone-chilling, full of jump scares. Over the last few years, we’ve seen an increase in the number of socially conscious horror films that foreground the body and intersectional embodied identities. In these films, bodies matter; when we watch them, we are invited to interrogate our own embodied response, as well as the bodies on the screen and those behind the camera.
This traditional session welcomes submissions that address questions of intimacy and/or alienation, broadly conceived, in D.H. Lawrence's poetry, short fiction, novels, essays, or other writing. How do Lawrence's texts illuminate or complicate our understanding of our current moment, in which we are both more connected to others than ever while at the same time being forced to keep our physical distance? By JUNE 25, 2021, please submit an abstract of 200-300 words, a brief bio, and any AV requirements or scheduling requests to Tonya Krouse, Northern Kentucky University, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This session is open to any proposal that explores the intersection of literature and some other art. However, in accordance with the conference theme "City of God, City of Destruction," we welcome papers that explore the cross-sections between literature and the other arts in connection to issues of the urban, cityscapes, the postmodern, noir, gothic, or religious spaces or architecture, or religious or spiritual painting or sculpture.
On behalf of the organising committee, I feel deeply honoured to share with you information on the forthcoming 7th International Conference on Bilingual Education, which will take place either in a face-to-face or hybrid format at the University of Córdoba (Spain) next October 26-29, 2021. The final format will be announced in late June or early July.
Proposals must conform to the thematic areas and participation modalities (Papers, Scientific/Training Dialogues, Workshops and Pedagogical Athenaeums) announced on the conference website. The deadline for abstract submission is next September 10, 2021.
The Faculty of Foreign Languages (Alfa BK University in Belgrade) is glad to announce its Tenth International Conference on Language and Literary Studies which will be held on 24–25 September, 2021.
We are very pleased to announce that our confirmed keynote speakers are Professor Emerita Janice Kulyk Keefer (University of Guelph, Canada) and Professor Zorica Đergović-Joksimović (University of Novi Sad, Serbia).
March 24-27, 2022
Salt Lake City, Utah
South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference, November 4–6, 2021, Atlanta, Georgia
This session of SAMLA 93 invites proposals for a roundtable discussion about Alt-Ac (Alternative-Academic) experiences and opportunities. Anyone with a graduate degree working in a career outside of academia or within the academy and not teaching is encouraged to apply. By July 15, 2021, please send a CV and a brief description of how you would contribute to the discussion to Dr. Trisha Kannan at email@example.com.
South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference, November 4–6, 2021, Atlanta, Georgia
Call for papers
Scoring Peak TV: Music and Sound in Television’s New ‘Golden Age’
We invite abstracts proposing contributions to a project led by Dr Steve Halfyard (RCS) and Prof. Nicholas Reyland (RNCM). The project will involve two phases of work: a conference/workshop (to be held in 2022, location and medium tbc.) and an essay collection co-edited by Halfyard and Reyland (to be submitted end 2023).
JOURNAL FOR RESEARCH SCHOLARS AND PROFESSIONALS OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING (ISSN: 2456-8104)
Call for Papers (July 2021 Issue)
UPDATE (6/03/2021): The submission deadline has been extended until June 30 so scholars who had been waiting on travel restrictions for their universities to be lifted have time to consider submitting an abstract.
The Department of Languages and Literature and the College of Liberal Arts at Northeastern State University will be hosting the Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature annual regional meeting on October 15-16, 2021 at Northeastern State University’s campus in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
The Hero is Female Katniss Everdeen’s hand signal is now used at real-world rallies, and Princess Leia is the face of the real-world resistance movement. More than ever fictional female protagonists are symbols of hope and strength during these turbulent times, but power can take many forms and often these characters can take nontraditional paths. This panel will focus on female protagonists in fiction and film, with an emphasis on genre narratives, as we examine the ways in which women of all ages gain revelations and empowerment.
In the past decades, video games have established themselves as a global entertainment medium enjoying ever-increasing sales and profits. What was once a contested form of entertainment, now benefits from a level of social acceptability comparable to that of more traditional media such as the cinema. The popularity and cultural capital of video games calls for an inquiry into their contribution to the construction of cultural identity. While this avenue of research has begun to gain momentum, as proven by the increasing number of academic publications on gender identity or sexual orientation, less attention has been given to colonialism and colonial subjects in the context of today’s neoliberal postcolonial and postcommunist world.
HJEAS Books, New Series
The Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS) will launch a series of books to be published by Debrecen University Press beginning in 2022 that will reflect scholarship in the areas covered by the Journal, which include but are not limited to the literature, film, art, history, and religion of the United States, Canada, Ireland, England, Scotland, Australia, and New Zealand. All books will be published as Open Access ebooks and as printed using Print on Demand. They will be kept in print.
PROPOSALS for either RESEARCH MONOGRAPHS or EDITED COLLECTIONS are welcome.
Call for Chapters: Implementing Transformative Student-Centered Pedagogies in the Neoliberal Academy: Constraints and Opportunities
The book is part of the Educational Innovations Series and seeks to include quality works putting light on the contemporary advances in the fields of theory and practice of educational pedagogies.
Editor: Dr. Frederic Fovet, Associate Professor, School of Education and Technology, Royal Roads University, Canada.
Quality unpublished works as chapters are invited to the book. The chapters should strictly be according to the coverage scope of the book.
Topics covered by the book
Outlander as Crime Fiction: Murder and Mystery in the Outlander and Lord John Series (Edited Collection)
Update: I'm looking for one or two more proposals for this collection. Contributor must have a Ph.D. Please feel free to contact me if you want to discuss an idea before submitting a proposal. At this point, I only need one paragraph describing your general topic/idea. Completed essays will not be due until at least fall 2021.
Erin E. MacDonald, Ph.D., Edgar Award Nominee, Fanshawe College www.erinemacdonald.com
Papers (not to exceed twenty minutes reading time) are invited on any aspect of Milton studies, from close readings of particular works to broader investigations of themes and trends. The conference will be held on the campus of Saint Louis University, in conjunction with the Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
Please submit 250-word abstract, along with a brief academic biography to the SLU Symposium website: https://www.smrs-slu.org/submit.html. Proposals for sessions and round-table discussions are also welcome. Deadline for submissions: December 31, 2021.
Course dates: 14 August - 5 September 2021
3 modules / 30 hours including
- lectures/discussions (3 meetings)
- final assignment in the form of an essay
Duration: 3 weeks long
Dreams used to be the Surrealists' favourite terrain to explore, while their interpretation a modus operandi for investigating human psyche 'fossilized' by the pressures of an increasingly urbanized society, war trauma, while doing so against the background of nascent science of psychoanalysis. For this purpose they devised creative strategies like automatic writing, collage, or exquisite corpse to break away from internalized constraints.
Violence has become one of the features of the present-day world, although it has existed throughout times, playing undoubtedly an important role in the development of any society. The analysis of violence is a complicated and controversial issue nowadays, as it may cover different levels – interpersonal, institutional, collective violence; as well as different forms – racist crimes, gender basedviolence, genocide etc. The conference will be an attempt to shed light on the social construction and nature of violence, applying an interdisciplinary approach to various manifestations of violence.
Conference panels will be related, but not limited, to:
Storyworlds. A Journal of Narrative Studies, published by the University of Nebraska Press, is inviting additional submissions for a special issue titled Narrative Medicine in Unhealthy Times. We welcome papers focused on a variety of topics in the multidisciplinary field of narrative medicine, including the following broad categories:
• Historical perspectives that present the emergence of narrative medicine as a distinct sub-field of study
• Narrative medicine, suffering, and empathy
• Ethics of research and narrative medicine
• Narrative medicine and the biopolitical
• Narrative medicine and the Covid-19 pandemic
• Neoliberalism and narrative medicine
Germany and Beyond
Bad Wörishofen, Germany
9-10 July 2022
(readings, tour 11 July)
An international conference organised by the
Katherine Mansfield Society
Hosted by the Bad Wörishofen Mayorality
and Tourist and Spa Bureau
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
The Bulletin of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies, a peer-reviewed, open-access journal, invites submissions on any aspect of the Robin Hood tradition. The editors especially welcome essays in the following areas: formal literary explication, manuscript and early printed book investigations, historical inquiries, new media examinations, and theory and cultural studies approaches. Proposals for guest-edited special issues are also welcome. Forthcoming special issues focus on Otto Bathurst’s 2018 Robin Hood film and Robin Hood games. We are looking for concise essays, 4,000-8,000-words long, in current CMS style with footnotes and end bibliographies.