Panel Description: While the foundations of positive psychology can be traced back deeply into the twentieth century (Maslow; Fromm; Ryff; Diener), the trend really took off in 1998 with Martin Seligman’s presidential address to the APA. Since then, a wealth of research has explored the salutary effects of positivity, with emphasis on the independent skills one can cultivate to flourish (Duckworth; Seligman; Compton & Hoffman). Over decades of use, this thinking has seeped into our daily lives, with common phrases telling us to “look on the bright side,” “put a smile on,” and “live, laugh, love.”
Due to a high volume of requests, we have extended the Call for Papers deadline until 12 September 2021. For more information on the conference and on potential themes, please visit the dedicated website.
Call for Papers: Between Worlds: Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Women Writers and Religious Identity
Edited by LuElla D’Amico and Lindsay Katzir
CFP – Panel: 53rd annual NeMLA Convention
Baltimore, MD (10-13 March, 2022)
in Modern and Contemporary French-Language Fiction
Abstract deadline: September 30, 2021
We are delighted to announce that the research group Staging National Abjection: Theatre and Politics in Turkey and its Diasporas is resuming its webinar series in Fall 2021.
This year, part of our webinar series will highlight the work of emerging scholars in the broader field of theatre and performance studies, particularly the scholarship on performance and politics.
We invite papers and works-in-progress by MA and PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, and independent scholars. The duration of the webinars will be approximately one hour. Participants can submit proposals for:
a 30-minute presentation for individual papers
I had an abstract submitted and accepted by "Kinship in the Fiction of N. K. Jemisin: Relations of Power and Resistance" to be published by Lexington Books in 2022, but just found out all chapters must have a PhD author, and as such, I am looking for a co-author.
Please view my abstract below, and know we can switch it up if you are interested in this project. Please submit a paragraph about your interest, and what ideas you have to contribute to the chapter firstname.lastname@example.org *MUST HAVE A PHD*
word limit is 7 000 words including endnotes and bibliography
Call for Abstracts for 53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (March 10-13, 2021 Baltimore, MD)
CFP: Literary Women: Global Encounters, Interventions and Innovations, 1750-1830 (Deadline 31st March 2022) Guest Editors
Dr Yi-cheng Weng (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
Dr Gillian Dow (University of Southampton, UK)
The previous decades have seen the publications of stimulating and ground-breaking works that seek to recuperate and reconsider British women writers of this period. Literary criticism and feminist literary history have celebrated the existence and achievement of women writers, and shown that they were crucial participants in facilitating changes, transitions, and innovations in social and cultural movements, as well as literary styles.
CFP: "Dickens and Empathy"
Dates and Location: March 10-13, 2022 at the 53rd Annual NeMLA Convention in Baltimore, Maryland, hosted by Johns Hopkins University at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront.
Queer(ing) Survival during the Sixth Extinction
Chair: Bradley Harmon (Johns Hopkins University)
Call for Papers:
The University of East Anglia, UK, is proud to announce an international symposium dedicated to the writing of Lee Child, a key figure in contemporary crime fiction, and creator of the world-renowned Jack Reacher series. Hosted by the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing and by the British Archive for Contemporary Writing (BACW), this symposium celebrates the official opening of the archive of Child’s papers held at UEA. It also marks the 25th anniversary of the publication of Killing Floor (1997), which introduced the inimitable Jack Reacher, whose fight for justice, on behalf of the vulnerable and oppressed, has become a series hallmark.
Submissions invited for Issue 33 of the Journal of Theatre Criticism and Dramaturgy (JTCD).
All submissions must be made through the Dergipark site:
Last date of submission: 4 October 2021.
Ben Jonson frequently referred to his literary works as his ‘mind children’ in the paratext accompanying his printed plays, and he movingly reversed the analogy in his commemorative poem “On My First Sonne”: rendering tribute to the deceased child by styling him his father’s “best piece of poetry”. Jonson is associated with a bold renegotiation of authorship in the early modern period, but he was far from alone in turning to procreational metaphors in descriptions of his literary practice. Metaphors of this kind were useful to writers in suggesting a close relationship between author and text and to grapple with the notion of creative innovation vis-à-vis tradition.
Call for Papers
Polygraph 29 “Narrative and Crisis”
THREE Women in French-sponsored sessions at NeMLA 2022 in Baltimore, March 10-13. Proposed abstracts (~250 words) should be submitted to the NeMLA portal by September 30, 2021.
Roundtable: Professional Issues around Women, Work and Care
Over the past decade, the media ecology has been dramatically shifting with the advent of online “over-the-top” streaming services, the streaming wars that followed, and the platformization of the web. As the distance between big tech companies and legacy media players rapidly dwindles, rippling effects can be felt across industries, audience practices, regulatory frameworks, and more. Simultaneously, the rise of streaming services also continues to provoke further theorizations on topics that have concerned media scholars for decades regarding the asymmetrical dynamics of power and influence as it relates to globalization processes, representation, identity, politics, cultural and national mediations, and economic development.
August Wilson Journal is a peer-reviewed open access journal that promotes the ongoing study of Wilson's American Century Cycle. The journal seeks scholarly papers on all aspects of August Wilson career.
Selected topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
Film Analysis of Fences and/or Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
August Wilson's Impact on Education (high school, college, etc,)
Comparative Literature Approaches
Critical Companions to Popular Directors SERIES
Simon Stone & Company
Special Issue of Contemporary Theatre Review
Emma Cole (University of Bristol)
Chris Hay (University of Queensland)
Ticket holders to a new production of The Good Hope at Internationaal Theater Amsterdam (ITA), to be directed by the iconoclastic Australian-Swiss director Simon Stone, received an unusual email in September 2020:
This CFP is for a seminar session at NeMLA 2022. The convention will take place from March 10-13, 2022 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront.
Care for Others, Care for Ourselves: The Power and Limits of Literature and Art
“Where does literature intersect with life - with lives - how can we contribute to an increment of justice in the world?” – Dame Marina Warner, 2001
This CFP is for a roundtable session sponsored by the Women's and Gender Studies Caucus (WGSC) at NeMLA 2022. The convention will be held from March 10-13, 2022, at the Baltimore Waterfront Marriott.
Mentorship as Intersectional Feminist Practice
Max Horkheimer, Theodor W. Adorno, Erich Fromm and Herbert Marcuse - to name just a few intellectuals associated with the Frankfurt School who (by moving their institute from Frankfurt to Columbia University) fled Nazi Germany to the US - have all had far-reaching influence on intellectual circles during the war and post-war era.
But they are also still - and one is inclined to say even more so - significant today, as they have shaped American thought and are to this day nurturing discussions and analyses in a wide range of intellectual fields. Past and current theoreticians like Fredric Jameson or Judith Butler are greatly indebted to the heritage of thinkers like Adorno or Benjamin (who died in exil before he could reach the US).
The paper will discuss the progression of media in the last 20 years and how journalism has deteriorated and misssppropriated news. Digital journalism and recirculation of images has made post truth more vivid and information more disruptive and toxic. Simulacra as an active device in propaganda creating conflicts and misleading the general mass
Indian Disability Studies Collective (IDSC)
In association with
Centre for Disability Research and Training, Kirori Mal College, Delhi University
Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College, Delhi University
IDSC INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2021 (ONLINE)
Disability: Resistance, Disruption and Transgression
The Vampire Studies Area of the PCA welcomes papers, presentations, panels, and roundtable discussions that cover all aspects of the vampire as it appears throughout global culture. This year's conference will be held April 13-16 in Seattle, WA.
This year the Vampire Community celebrates the centenary of Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror. We welcome papers, panel presentations, or creative pieces about this classic genre defining film. As well as this broad theme we also welcome papers, presentations, and panels that cover any of the following:
The Non-Western Vampire (i.e. Black, Asian, Latino/a/x, African)
The Horror Vampire Byronic vs Hedonistic, or Horror vs Romantic
Teaching Comics and Teaching with Comics
(Panel)Pedagogy & Professional / Cultural Studies and Media StudiesChair(s)
Sara Dallavalle (University of Chicago)
In the recent years, foreign language teaching has advocated for an increasingly intermedial and interdisciplinary approach, one that enables instructors to expand course materials and integrate a wide array of popular and current cultural products. Advanced courses in literature and culture can develop curricula that more liberally incorporate popular culture into teaching. On the contrary, lower advanced and intermediate courses must combine cultural components with the introduction or the review of grammar structures. This session seeks contributions that address the following: What are the challenges of transitioning from grammar-based to culture-based instruction in language classes?
CALL FOR PAPERS
Rape Culture in American Television
Edited by Ralph Beliveau and Lisa Funnell
This special issue of Women’s Studies: an interdisciplinary journal invites submissions that address how women in contemporary Spain challenge the political system and claim space in the public sphere. We are especially interested in work that questions traditional neoliberal narratives of the Transition period and beyond, as well as scholarship that engages contemporary discourse around national identity, cultural memory and/or political practices in Spain. We anticipate a truly interdisciplinary issue with a variety of articles from fields such as, but not limited to, literature, film, media studies, theatre and performance studies, cultural studies, visual arts, history, philosophy, anthropology and sociology.