Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) based approaches have become increasingly popular as “solutions” to curb the extent of mis-, dis- mal-information, hate speech, online violence and harassment on social media. The pandemic and the ensuing work from home policy forced many platforms to shift to automated moderation which further highlighted the inefficacy of existing models (Gillespie, 2020) to deal with the surge in misinformation and harassment.
“The moments of the past do not remain still; they retain in our memory the motion which drew them towards the future, towards a future which has itself become the past, and draw us on in their train.” (Marcel Proust).
Department of English
Presidency University, Kolkata
A Two-Day Online International Conference
7th and 8th June 2022 (Google Meet)
Convenor: Dr Mahitosh Mandal, Head, Department of English
In the context of the social sciences and humanities, research on islands from a variety of disciplines is primarily characterised by spatiality as a fundamental determinant of island cultures. The frequent emphasis on spatiality has resulted in representations of islands as constrained both in everyday life and geographically and marked by a historicised present and a belated modernity. In doing so, the transformative and dynamic character of culture has often been neglected, as well as the heterogeneity of the lived experience of island communities.
Call for Workshop Participants: Translating Women's Writing from Turkish into English
A one-day, face-to face workshop, 19 June 2022
Organized as part of the Muslim Women’s Popular Fiction Network
Özyeğin University, Altunizade Campus
With support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council of the UK
Verdades con minúscula. Confrontaciones con la realidad en la narrativa contemporánea
The conference seeks to explore the past and current status of gender identity around the world, to examine the ways in which society is shaped by gender and to situate gender in relation to the full scope of human affairs. Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:
*Selected papers will be published in a post-conference volume.
In an ever-changing world swept by online news, global flows of information and stories, entertaining platforms of films and music, understanding media products and outlets has become urgently important and simply fundamental. The steady development of the world has brought a 24/7 attachment to TV sets, mobile phones, PCs, Tablets and all other gadgets and devices.
Spend an amazing week learning about gender, psychoanalysis and cinema!
In this course, we will explore cinematic representations of gender, in themes linked to identity formation, femininity, masculinity, gender bending, beauty, and ontology. It will include 6 two-hour online lectures and seminars covering the following topics and discussing the following films:
DAY 1: IDENTITY FORMATION
Eyes Without a Face (1960) Georges Franju
The Stepford Wives (1975) Bryan Forbes
Boys Don’t Cry (1999) Kimberly Peirce
DAY 2: FEMININITIES
9 Songs (2004) Michael Winterbottom
The Professional Writing Panel with SCMLA's 79th Annual Hybrid Conference held in Memphis, Tennessee from October 13-15, 2022 is accepting proposals/abstracts for the Fall 2022 Conference. The virtual conference offers options for both In Person and Virtual presentations.
Location: Sheraton Downtown Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee
Days: October 13-15, 2022
Contact: Professor Julie Garza-Horne, Professional Writing Panel Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
(Extension granted for proposals. New Deadline: April 15, 2022.)
International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conferences on the Dialogue between Sciences & Arts, Religion & Education
Symbol and Reality- 7th MCDSARE Conference, 29-30th June, 2022
Are symbols same as the reality? The symbolic power is considered as the basic element that determines the force of Science, Art and Eucation.
International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on the Dialogue between Sciences & Arts, Religion & Education 2022, provides a unique opportunity to academics and practitioners alike to interact and share knowledge on timely research.
The Uses of Form: Theory – Methodology – Pedagogy
A Digital Workshop, 1 & 2 July 2022
UPDATE: Proposal Deadline now 8 April
Initial proposal deadline: 18 March
UPDATED extended deadline: 8 April
Acceptance Rejection: 1 April (postponed to 11 April)
Prerecorded papers / texts deadline: 3 June
Papers will be made available to participants two weeks before the workshop.
Workshop schedule (CET, Berlin/Paris/Amsterdam):
Friday, 1 July: 9.30 - 15.30h
Saturday, 2 July: 9.30 - 13h
5 June 2022: 2pm-5pm (London Time)
The workshop is designed for students, young scholars and independent researchers in humanities and social sciences who would like to improve their academic writing skills in order to succeed in studies and in career.
It is organised to provide maximum hands-on practice for participants. Each session will include explanations, examples, exercises, and texts to help the participants develop techniques for working productively at different stages of the scholarly writing process.
Topics will include:
Call for Book Chapters for the Edited Collection: Debating Advertising: Ethics, Effectiveness, & Creativity
Anglo Saxonica is a multidisciplinary journal that publishes original and innovative research on a variety of issues relevant to the study of English(es), broadly understood both as language and as all the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking world. In so doing, Anglo Saxonica also promotes dialogue among English-speaking geocultural areas. Its editorial policy promotes the thematic cohesion of each volume, open to different academic approaches on current issues in English and American studies, including original research articles, reviews, interviews and selections of creative writing. The journal also publishes special issues with a particular thematic focus that are guest-edited by leading scholars in the field.
The Society for Global Nineteenth Century Studies (www.global19c.com) and Liverpool University Press are delighted to announce a new book series. Proposals are warmly invited:
Studies in the Global Nineteenth Century
Recent discussions and debates in literary and creative writing studies have invited fiction writers, scholars, and readers alike to re-evaluate the form and the function of the short story. The rise and prominence of online literary magazines and e-texts have forced writers to adapt to lower word counts and the challenges of on-screen reading: writers have responded with fragmented and braided narratives that eschew the “long-read” short story published in venues like The New Yorker or Paris Review. Handheld gaming on consoles like Nintendo’s 3DS and Switch systems have brought genres like the visual novel to the West—transforming short-form narratives into portable and interactive hybrid works of literature.
You are invited to submit a proposal for the standing session "American Literature from 1945- Present" at the 2022 PAMLA Conference, scheduled for Friday, November 11 – Sunday, November 13, 2022 in Los Angeles, California at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel.
In anticipation of the 2022 Annual Convention of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association (to be held at UCLA, November 11-13, 2022), we seek proposals on the intersections of politics and poetry in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. This session affords a space to assess the past century’s poetic/political interventions, exploring how poetry and poetic experience have lent themselves to critiquing the status quo, imagining radical futures, mobilizing collectivities, and resisting the present in various ways. Of particular interest are abstracts that are adjacent to the conference theme –“Geographies of the Fantastic and Quotidian” –or which specifically engage with the poetry of Los Angeles as
Since its establishment in 1935, South Atlantic Review (SAR) has been the official journal of SAMLA. Published quarterly and distributed electronically to SAMLA's large membership, SAR welcomes submissions of essays, clusters of essays, special issue proposals, and book reviews concerned with the study of language, literature, rhetoric and composition, film and television, and other topics of scholarly interest in the humanities.
Recent essays and articles in publications like The Atlantic and Vox have voiced growing concerns about the increasing elasticity of “trauma.” Even so, those same texts note the value of recognizing others’ trauma and of responding ethically to their stories. This worth is particularly evident in the wake of the many Covid-related traumatic events and the most recent racial reckonings (that may or may not have occurred) in the US and around the world.
Online Conference Date: 12 June 2022 (10:00 am UK TIME)
Registration is free to attend.
Call for papers
A one-day, inter-, multi-, trans-, and cross-disciplinary event that explores the theme of “connections, interconnections and disconnections” in festive and celebratory culture.
SAMLA 94: CHANGE
November 11-13, 2022
Jacksonville, FL | Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel
The editors of Philosophy of Photography invite contributions to a special issue: Violence!
Full call for papers here>>
Photography’s ubiquity means that it touches all realms of life. Indeed, it has arguably taken on a new and fundamental characteristic as the way that things emerge in heavily technologized societies. Violence is undoubtedly a determining category of this mode of society. Is violence, then, photographic? If so, is this a contingent fact or a necessary condition?
(Forced) Migration, Integration and Social Change: International and European Perspectives
( Zoom sessions:2 days-Virtual platform:5 days)
Call for papers – Brontë Studies special issue on Material Culture
Inspired by the Brontë Parsonage Museum’s new exhibition Defying Expectations: Inside Charlotte Brontë’s Wardrobe (2022), Brontë Studies is inviting papers for a special issue on the Brontës and material culture. The exhibition, co-created with historical consultant Dr Eleanor Houghton, features more than twenty pieces of Charlotte’s clothing and accessories, and offers intimate insight into both her domestic and literary lives.
Sir John Falstaff enters the Shakespearean stage asking what time of day it is and leaves it at the turning of the tide. This collection of essays is interested in ideas about temporal shifts in early modern drama. Topics could include (but are not limited to) changing seasons; the representation of individual seasons in plays; holidays and ritual markers of time; the ebb and flow of tides; measurement of time and perceptions of temporal change; day, night, dawn and dusk; understandings of different time zones; the ageing process; saints’ days, quarter days, anniversaries, and other calendrical markers; accession days; and whether there was any awareness at the time of what we would now call the Little Ice Age.
Peace and justice educators have long recognized the value of the arts in helping students identify, critique, and reimagine themes related to conflict, peace, and efforts toward social justice. Using various creative elements, literary, visual, and/or auditory arts can explore complexities of the human condition in ways that are often overlooked in fields associated with the social sciences. By exploring people’s lived experiences of conflict, artistic works can provoke us to reconsider questions of social justice and our standpoints in relation to others.