The process that is central to the development of language is the critical encounter between different groups (marked by their "physical, cognitive, neurological differences," as NeMLA's note on "resilience" suggests) in possession of different kinds of valuation in the course of which "certain words, tones, rhythms, meanings are offered, felt for, tested, confirmed, asserted, qualified, changed" (Keywords 12). This process of evolution/metamorphosis, as demonstrated by Raymond Williams in his Keywords, is often accelerated in periods of unprecedented crisis.
Less is more. Unclutter the mind. Spark joy. More than a generation has passed since Columbia University’s 1988 Summer Writers’ Festival brought together a roundtable for “Throwing Dirt on the Grave of Minimalism,” but it seems minimalisms are alive and well both in aesthetics and in lifestyles in the twenty-first century. What are the forms, styles, and genres of minimalism today? What is their relation to the heyday of minimalist sculpture, music, literature, and architecture in the 1960s through 1980s? Who are the practitioners of minimalism, and how are various minimalisms gendered, racialized, sexualized, and classed? And under what social, political, and economic conditions are these practitioners drawn to minimalism now?
Queer and Trans Theologies in American Literature
November 17-20, 2022
“Let me walk to the edge of genre”
Ben Lerner’s Poetry, Fiction, criticism and artistic collaborations
June 28 - July 1 2023
Guest of Honor: Ben Lerner
Daniel Katz, University of Warwick, UK
43rd Annual Meeting of the International T. S. Eliot Society
23-25 September 2022
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Call for Papers
Collective Memory & Oral tradition: Explorations and Interpretations
20-21 July 2022
(Zoom sessions:2 days-Virtual platform:5 days)
GIRES is committed to creating a welcoming space for discussion, collaboration, and exploration of oral history’s potential as a tool for local, national, and international projects that would enrich and even revise chapters of history.
Poverty: Interpreting the World’s Dividing Line
(Zoom sessions: 2 days/Virtual platform: 5 days)
Call for Papers
Apocalyptica is an international, interdisciplinary, open-access, double-blind peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Käte Hamburger Centre for Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Studies (CAPAS) at Heidelberg University.
Editors: Robert Folger, Felicitas Loest and Jenny Stümer
Deadline: Abstracts (250 words) are due Tuesday 9 August 2022
Special Issue: Nuclear Ghosts
Special Issue: “Enlightenment and Modern Ireland: Legacies and Afterlives”
James Ward, Ulster University, Northern Ireland, email@example.com
Joe Lines, Chang'an-Dublin International College, China, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please submit 250 word abstracts to the editors by 17 October 2022
Whether we praise or deride it, we now live in its shadows and must reckon with what it has bequeathed us. Western thought is haunted by the Enlightenment
(Genevieve Lloyd, Enlightenment Shadows, 2013)
This roundtable session is interested in resilience as a form of individual emotional labor that, like all emotional labor according to Arlie Russell Hochschild, places unequal demands on faculty who are untenured, contingent, or who identify in historically-marginalized identity categories. Academic identities are tied to the production of scholarly projects, and, according to Skovholt and Trotter-Mathison, one of the many benefits of resilience is that it can “stabilize or even increase work productivity” (Rozelle-Stone, 2020). Thus resilience focused on scholarly output can exacerbate already-exploited academic labor (Brouillette, 2014; Tokumitsu, 2015).
Literature, art, and scholarship can challenge social structures that underpin injustice and create spaces where love and care can flourish. Yet they can also spectacularize, universalize, or appropriate lived experiences.
Revista Lusófona de Educação announces a call for papers for the thematic dossier Institutional Discourses of Authority on the School and the Education Systems: Circulation and (re)Production of Meanings in Education Research.
Guest Editors: Luís Manuel Bernardo (CHAM, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal), Daniel Bart (Théodile-CIREL, Université de Lille, France) and Teresa Teixeira Lopo (CeiED-OP.Edu, Universidade Lusófona, Portugal)
We welcome contributions to this dossier that problematize the following aspects (the list is not exhaustive):
What is the state of diversity, decolonization, and the curriculum in the various Modern Languages and Literatures? How can we organize for collective action and change across the different contexts and language systems? How do we connect with critical race, gender, sexuality, migration, Indigenous, and disability studies, and how does this shape our curriculum design, pedagogy, and praxis so they are relevant to and transformational for our students?
NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK
March 23-26, 2023
Location: Niagara Falls Convention Center
Hotel: Sheraton Niagara Falls
The study of violence works on constituting different angles through which violent actions take place, while also focusing on the difference in the morality of actions that are thus committed. Since everybody accepts facts in an interpretational setup, the realities of ground zero are ignored. The act of attaining knowledge, as Michel Foucault says, requires digging. Rather than interpretation there needs to be an understanding of the difference between the representative point of view and representation.
From Sabrina to Supreme, there are plentiful modern representations of the witch in popular culture, each exuding singular or group-sourced power borne from traditions of centuries-past, as manifested in literature, television, film, or local lore. But what about the lesser-known witches, those who practice and represent branches of witchcraft rarely examined within the subcultural analysis or fandom?
This panel examines portrayals of lesser-known witches and how their quiet unconventionality, even within the broader occult subculture, might inform scholarship, practice, and preservation. What can we learn by examining lesser-known witches or unconventional representations of the witch?
Resilience and Resistance: Embracing Disability Narratives in Nineteenth-Century Fiction proposes a space for scholars to present research on disability studies and narrative agency in British fiction from the period. Disability studies is concerned with altering the contemporary political landscape to procure protections for disabled individuals and communities, question structures which uphold barriers to equal access, and challenge ideologies of ability that affirm ableist notions of social participation. Disability studies also challenges individuals and scholars to analyze the historical, literary, medical, and social understandings of disability to dismantle ableist structures.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Body and Sexuality: Beyond Cultural Binaries
Appropriations, Inspirations and Mutual Transfers
5, 6 and 7th of October 2022
International Online Symposium
Réjane Dreifuss (Zürcher Hochschule der Künste,
ZHDK, Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland)
Simon Hagemann (Center for Research on Mediation [Crem], Université de Lorraine, France)
Izabella Pluta (Centre d’études théâtrales, CET, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland)
Phot. Blast Theory, « Can you see me now?. Photo by Blast Theory©
Roundtable on “Cross-pollination and Collective Action: Diversity and Decolonization across MLL”
Northeast Modern Languages Association (NeMLA) annual convention
Niagara Falls, NY
March 23 - 26, 2023
Submission Deadline: September 30, 2022
We invite proposals for a panel entitled, "Migration and Resilience: Between Hospitality and Hostility" for the 2023 NeMLA conference, which will be held in Niagara Falls, New York from March 23-26, 2023. Call for PapersMigration and Resilience: Between Hospitality and Hostility
Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies invites submissions for a special issue of the journal on Myths, Archetypes and the Literary Arts.
Studies in the Novel seeks submissions for a special issue guest-edited by Angela Du (University of Toronto) and Tara MacDonald (University of Idaho) to be published winter 2023.
Keywords: gender and sexuality, feminist/queer/trans approaches, the novel, time and temporality, narrative theory
The creative work of historical fiction brings a prior time and place, one known but unfamiliar, into the present. Jerome de Groot considers one purpose of historical fiction is to “challenge the orthodoxy and potential for dissent [which will] challenge mainstream and repressive narratives.” Its characters and settings represent the cultural issues and struggles of their own time while also asking readers to recognize that many of the same situations still exist and need attention. The social and racial marginalization of women in the United States has been gaining that attention in popular culture outlets, including a recent Saturday Night Live cold open.
February 20-21 (Virtual) – 23-25 2023
Featuring Keynotes by Merve Emre & Frenando Operé
MORE KEYNOTES TO COME!
Societies in Residence at the LCLC include E. E. Cummings Society, Durrell Society, T. S. Eliot Society, Iris Murdoch Society, International Harold Pinter Society & International Virginia Woolf Society
Haunted houses are horrific locations, but they are funny places too. Buster Keaton found his way into a haunted house (The Haunted House (1921)); so did Harold Lloyd (Haunted Spooks (1920)). Bob Hope stumbled into several, as did comedy troupes like Our Gang and the Bowery Boys. Haunted houses turn up again and again in classic animation, as in Lonesome Ghosts (1937). More recently, filmmakers like the Wayans brothers and Tyler Perry have contributed to the haunted house comedy. Our collection hopes to excavate and understand this neglected strand, exploring some of the foundational connections between horror and comedy around the theme of haunted house.
In the documentary This Changes Everything, Naomi Klein describes the limits of depicting climate change as the inevitable result of human nature driven by greed and competition. As Klein argues, this story of climate change diminishes social agency, promotes powerlessness, and displaces solutions beyond the repetition of the status quo. Several years later, capitalist realism and apocalypse remain primary modes through which climate futures are envisioned in news media, film, television, and literature.
This one-day conference, organised by the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS), invites you to share your research ideas and results in practices of comparative medievalism in arts and culture. We therefore invite contributions of papers that analyse cultural representations of the Middle Ages from the Early Modern period until the present.
This conference is organised to provide an environment for students, researchers, and enthusiasts to discuss ideas and foster contributions in the area of comparative medievalism. The event will take place at Leiden University, the Netherlands. Leiden is a beautiful city with a fascinating medieval heritage of its own.
Resilience is the ability of the human mind and/or body to respond to adverse circumstances, tragedy, trauma, or any other intimidation to emotional and/or physical integrity and its impacts. It is an individual’s retort to any encroachment on one’s self, and establish self- legitimacy in a hostile environment. But is this power of resilience displayed with homogeneity or heterogeneity among and/or across culturally diverse and rich groups? As a context and culture-specific response, resilience is demonstrated in negotiation with factors, such as spatial, sociocultural, and political. Hence, its study is problematized when it is read as a homogeneous response to adversity by individuals from varied backgrounds.
Centre for Memory Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Madras
International Conference in Memory Studies
Memory in a Digital Age
23-25 August 2022