In 2019, renowned American literary critic and Black feminist scholar Hortense Spillers donated her papers to the Pembroke Center’s Feminist Theory Archive in the name of the Black Feminist Theory Project, and in April 2022, the Pembroke Center opened the exhibit “Hortense Spillers: A Life Recorded.” In celebration of both the collection and exhibit, we are soliciting papers for a Fall 2022 symposium on Spillers’s contributions to intellectual and pedagogical practices in the fields of Black feminist criticism, literary studies, and cultural studies, among others.
Matthew Lovett (University of Pittsburgh)
Julia Bruehne (University of Bremen)
In Undrowned: Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Mammals, Alexis Pauline Gumbs meditatively interrogates the language of the natural sciences and its attendant racialized, gender-essentialized assumptions, and provides a model for identifying similar logics in Medieval Studies. Recent attention on the integration of Women of Color Feminisms in Medieval Studies has illuminated how these logics make the "circumstances" of such integration "unbreathable" (Gumbs 3). In this roundtable, we will engage with the possibility of Women of Color Feminisms' ability to breathe in such circumstances.
V INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON FANTASTIC GENRE, AUDIOVISUALS AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES
The International Congress of Fantastic Genre, Audiovisuals and New Technologies is an activity of scientific and academic dissemination that is part of Elche International Fantastic Film Festival – FANTAELX, with the collaboration of the Miguel Hernández University.
Its mission is to disseminate research studies within the different thematic lines of the Fantastic Genre, covering all its possible variants and platforms: cinema, television, theatre, literature, comics, videogames, virtual reality, plastic arts, etc.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Body and Sexuality: Beyond Cultural Binaries
Latin American frontiers have been approached from multiple perspectives but the canonical all-encompassing studies, Hennessy’s The Frontier in Latin American History and David Weber’s and Jane Rausch’s edited collection on the same topic, were published decades ago. They could and should be reviewed in light of new developments, both in academia and in the real world (or say politics, culture and the economy). This collective effort will offer a fresh take on Latin American frontiers, understood mainly but not only historically and in the sense of undetermined borderlands, be it between nation-states or within the political boundaries of a single nation-state.
Special Issue of Texas Studies in Literature and Language (TSLL): Kazuo Ishiguro
Deadline for submissions: September 1, 2022
Full name / name of organization: Texas Studies in Literature and Language
Prospective publication: September 2023
Contact email: TSLL@austin.utexas.edu
TSLL Website: https://utpress.utexas.edu/journals/texas-studies-in-literature-and-lang...
JOYS IN TRANSITION
Conference Dates: 2-3 February 2023
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: November 13, 2022
SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY DECEMBER 4, 2022
- Valérie Benejam, Nantes Université
- John McCourt, Università di Macerata
- Fritz Senn, Zurich James Joyce Foundation
Organisers: Franca Ruggieri, Fabio Luppi, Enrico Terrinoni, Serenella Zanotti
Call for Contributions for a Special Section: Ecofeminism
Arcadiana welcomes the submission of short contributions in the field of Ecofeminism.
REMINDER: UPCOMING DEADLINE -- AUGUST 31 2022
The Katherine Mansfield Society is pleased to announce its annual essay prize competition for 2022, open to all, on the subject of
Katherine Mansfield, Illness and Death
The winner will receive a cash prize of £200 and the winning essay will be considered for publication in Katherine Mansfield Studies, vol. 15 (2023), the peer-reviewed yearbook of the Katherine Mansfield Society, published by Edinburgh University Press.
REMINDER: UPCOMING DEADLINE -- AUGUST 31 2022
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR VOLUME 15 OF
Katherine Mansfield Studies
THE PEER-REVIEWED YEARBOOK OF THE KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY PUBLISHED BY EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
on the theme of
Katherine Mansfield, Illness and Death
LIT Special Issue CFP: Intersectional Feminism and Barriers to Representation at the Turn of the Century
Deadline extended for submissions: August 31, 2022
Full name / name of organization: LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory
Contact email: email@example.com
“The Failure of Knowledge – Knowledges of Failure”: an International Conference (In-Person Event)
May 4-6, 2023, University of Mannheim (Germany)
Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Jack Halberstam (Columbia University), Heather Houser (University of Texas at Austin)
Call for Papers
The Networks of Romance I: Transnational and Global - (In-Person Format)
Increased social mobility and technological advances in modern society, as well as the advent of postcolonial studies, have spurred scholars to investigate the ‘interconnectedness’ of the global Middle Ages, and to challenge Western-centrism. This session is open to papers that apply these critical approaches to romance texts. We welcome scholars who consider the textual representations of cross-culturalism, and of networks that transcend regional and national boundaries. Also invited are papers that examine depictions of networks from outside the medieval West. We particularly encourage participants who use decolonising methodologies.
Several examples of literature produced from the late Victorian age narrate great concerns about the future and the destiny of humanity, concerns that would be significantly exacerbated in the twentieth century by the First World War, soon followed by the Second, the unspeakable savagery of Nazis, the nuclear detonations in Hiroshima and Nagasaki and, last but not least, by the terror of a nuclear apocalypse during the long Cold War. Modernism appears thus as a cultural movement that, as Vincent Sherry maintains, “works most indicatively within an imaginative concept of time interrupted”, of a time that presents itself basically as provisional and utterly deprived of a future.
CFP: Politics, Civic Life, and Pop Culture Area for #NEPCA2022
October 20-22, 2022 / NORTHEAST POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION
Thursday, October 20-Saturday, October 22, 2022 (Virtual)
Proposal due: August 1, 2022
Papers for the Politics, Civic Life and Culture area of NEPCA explore the role of political actors, institutions, ideology, rhetoric, and satire in popular culture. Topics and themes may be drawn from all policy domains – both foreign and domestic.
2022 Special topics and themes:
The Lyric Now: A one-day conference
Hosted by the Department of English, Creative Writing, and Film – The University of Adelaide (Australia)
& The J. M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice
14 October 2022
Featuring: Hoa Nguyen, prize-winning author of A Thousand Times You Lose Your Treasure and Co-Chair, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts MFA Program, Bard College
Call for chapter proposals
Title: Mediated Cultures, Political Discourses, and the Celebrity: Perspectives from India
Edited by Swapna Gopinath, Ramna Walia, and Rutuja Deshmukh
JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory
Special Issue: Narrative Theory and Children’s Literature
Guest editor: Professor Haifeng Hui, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
What is resilience for people with disabilities? What is recovery?
Narratives of illness, trauma and disability are often framed to emphasize recovery. Reflecting on resiliency, constructed ideas of normalcy, and “crip time,” Ellen Samuels writes: “Disability and illness have the power to extract us from linear, progressive time with its normative life stages and cast us into a wormhole of backward and forward acceleration, jerky stops and starts, tedious intervals and abrupt endings” (2017).
In working with disabled performers, disability scholar and artist Petra Kuppers notes the connection between the material oppression experienced by people with disabilities and the performance space. She writes:
The (Post)Medieval Imaginary
58th International Congress on Medieval Studies
May 11-13, 2023
CALL FOR PAPERS
This virtual ICMS session encourages participants to consider constructions of the medieval past in the Middle Ages and after, particularly as manifested in the interactions between the medieval(ist) literature, historiography, and/or material culture of postmedieval periods. Juxtaposing papers that engage with one or more historical periods, this session will reopen debates about the problems and possibilities of periodization while illuminating how medievalists and postmedieval scholars can productively collaborate across period boundaries.
Call for Panel Proposals
Renaissance Conference of Southern California (RCSC)-Sponsored Panels for RSA San Juan
Renaissance Society of America Conference
San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 9-11, 2023
CFP Deadline: August 15, 2022
As an Associate Organization of the Renaissance Society of America, RCSC will be sponsoring up to two sessions at next year’s RSA conference in San Juan. We seek proposals for complete panels on any subject of the Renaissance world. Please see the details below about what is expected to propose a panel, or consult the RSA conference website.
CFP Panel Visualizing Home and Homeland in Pan-Asian Film and Dramas
Association for Asian Studies, 2023 Annual Conference Boston, MA and virtual
Virtual Format, February 17-18, 2023
AUGUST 5, 2022
Send a 250-word abstract and a 150-word bio by AUGUST 5, 2022 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Jean Amato, Associate Professor; Comparative Literature; Fashion Institute of Technology
Kyunghee Pyun, Associate Professor; Art History; Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY
After a hiatus in which new technologies have enabled us stay in contact and learn how to overcome isolation, the Société Rencesvals, American-Canadian Branch invites scholars and practitioners from diverse fields to participate in a conversation on the intersection of the epic and technological applications.
In his influential Palimpsests: Literature in the Second Degree, Gérard Genette proposed terms to refer to the relationship among texts: intertextuality, paratextuality, metatextuality, architextuality, and hypertextuality. Connections among texts are not new to medieval scholars, as is evident on volumes about sources and analogues; yet, textual networks might be more productively explored against trade routes, religious and political invasions, and ideological impositions. How are textual transpositions, which Genette defines as “serious transformation[s]” (212), anchored in cultural clashes and exchanges?
As twenty-first century scholars have continued the work of identifying, editing, and giving historical context to writings by early modern women, they have turned increasingly to larger questions of reading and interpreting these works—questions that have recently gained particular attention in Lara Dodds and Michelle M. Dowd's edited collection, Renaissance Formalism and Early Modern Women's Writings.
This roundtable, geared towards graduate students, independent scholars and early-career academics, seeks diverse voices to speak about the tension of interdisciplinarity and collaboration in the modern university. How do multimodal practices complicate the disciplines? What is multidisciplinarity vs. interdisciplinarity? What does it mean to be “undisciplined”? Contributions may include, but are not limited to: essays, graphic scholarship, pedagogical models, poetry and art.
Florida Atlantic University Honors College
Jupiter, United States
Video games are more popular than ever, and gaming is an increasingly common hobby. However, gaming raises a number of complex ethical issues. Perhaps the most familiar is the question of whether violent video games are morally appropriate or not. But beyond questions about the morality of gaming and what is appropriate content we might wonder what the overall value of gaming is. Gamers are quite passionate about their hobby, and with concerns about gaming-disorder on the rise, it is reasonable to ask what redeeming value video games have. What role, if any, can video games have in the good life?
Multiculturalism is arguably a fundamental aspect of contemporary western society that has garnered diverse reception. It has been the source of diversity (positive) and social disunity (negative). Multiculturalism stands as the most recent development of race relations in ethnic studies; therefore, to study the contemporary theory of race, it is vital to consider cultural diversity as a constitutive aspect of that theory. Multiculturalism is not only a descriptive or even normative concept; instead, it is more appropriate to consider it as a pragmatic concept.