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Whales and Veils: Obsessions in Melville and Hawthorne

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:41pm
University of Lodz, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Whales and Veils: Obsessions in Melville and Hawthorne

12-14 May 2022

Łódź, Poland

Conference Venue:

University of Łódź

Faculty of Philology

ul. Pomorska 171/173, Łódź

 

Call for Papers

Reminder - Stanley Cavell: A Retrospective

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:41pm
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

Stanley Cavell: A Retrospective

Vita-Salute San Raffaele University

Milan, September 23th - 24th 2021 

 

Organizing institutions:

Department of Philosophy of the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan; Triennale di Milano.

 

Organizers:

Raffaele Ariano (Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele di Milano), Leonardo Caffo (NABA - Nuova accademia di belle arti di Milano; Fondazione Triennale di Milano).

 

Confirmed speakers:

Sandra Laugier – Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (keynote)

Stephen Mulhall – University of Oxford (keynote)

Call for Proposals: Companion to Horror Film and Media Studies

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:40pm
Andrea Wood and Jamie McDaniel
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Film scholar Robin Wood famously argued that “central to the effect and fascination of horror films is their fulfillment of our nightmare wish to smash the norms that oppress us and which our moral condition teaches us to revere.” From the very beginnings of the silent film era to our present day, the horror genre has continued to attract audiences and proliferate across multiple modes of film and media—addressing our fears, anxieties, and sometimes our deepest, darkest fantasies.

“‘Game Over!’: U.S. Drama and Theater and the End(s) of an American Idea(l)”

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:40pm
6th International Conference on American Drama and Theater
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

6th International Conference on American Drama and Theater

“‘Game Over!’: U.S. Drama and Theater and the
End(s) of an American Idea(l)

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)

1–3 June 2022

Abstracts due 15 October 2021

Conference website: https://sites.google.com/view/americandramaconfmadrid2022

 

Theorizing Jack London: The 2021 Jack London Society 15th Biennial Symposium

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:40pm
The Jack London Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The 15th Biennial Jack London Society Symposium will be held December 9–12, 2021 at The Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center in Sonoma, California. The organizers encourage participants to experiment with innovative, alternative, and established theoretical approaches to the life and work of Jack London.We welcome papers and panel submissions on any aspect of the author’s life and work, including conventional 20-minute presentations. Proposals for roundtables or teaching presentations are encouraged, especially those that connect London with other writers and artists.

Painful Truths and Unspoken Words: Remembering Genocides and Holocausts in different genres and regions of the world.

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:40pm
mark malisa
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 3, 2021

nitial world responses to the Holocaust included the declaration “never again” (Gilbert, 2000; Reese, 2017; Herman, 2018; Power, 2013). This Special Issue on “Remembering Genocides and the Holocaust” invites contributions from different fields, such as the film, music, museums, and literature. Contributions may explore specific representations in their own right or the relationship between representations and lived experiences pertaining to genocide/ holocaust. They may focus on how remembrances of Holocausts and Genocides have been transformed over time, including, but not limited to the globalization, nationalization or privatization of such memories.

MUSLIMS IN AMERICA

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:40pm
Mahwash Shoaib / SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 2, 2021

SAMLA 93 - Social Networks, Social Distances - November 4-6, 2021, in Atlanta, GA (https://samla.memberclicks.net)

This panel intends to examine the works of Muslim American poets, novelists, playwrights, musicians, performers, filmmakers, and visual artists. Papers are invited that explore the diverse compositions of Muslim American identities in cultural texts as they challenge and engage with the canonical codes and sociopolitical norms of national, theoretical, literary, and aesthetic spaces.

The Millennial Novel (Edited Collection)

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:40pm
Loïc Bourdeau and Christopher Lloyd
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This edited collection aims to theorize and contextualize transnational manifestations of the “millennial novel,” a term that has been used often derogatively to describe contemporary fiction from a generation of writers living through unprecedented historical upheavals. The book will not debate the use of the term, but rather provide an initial theorization of its forms and primary concerns. Characterised, we might say, by rootlessness, anxiety, ennui, and a general detachment from the governing socioeconomic structures of neoliberal modern life, the millennial novel is a genre at once over-debated and under-examined.

CFP FORUM Postgraduate Journal Issue 32: The Aftermath (2021). Deadline 14th May 2021.

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:40pm
FORUM Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts, The University of Edinburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 14, 2021

FORUM Postgraduate Journal Call for Papers Issue 32: The Aftermath (2021)

Following periods of social, political, and economic turbulence governments and communities around the world rally in efforts designed to preserve, challenge, or radically overhaul the status quo. Although there is now some reason for optimism, we find ourselves faced with the aftermath of numerous upheavals. Is this a unique opportunity to use the tattered threads of the social fabric to make something new? Where do we go from here?

War and Writing Lecture series 2021

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:40pm
English Studies - UNISA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 5, 2021

War and Writing Lecture series 2021 Call for Papers

 

Nationalisms, Narratives and Identities

 

May-July 2021

Titles and Abstracts:  Please send your title and a short abstract (100 words or less) to Dr J Pridmore (pridmjt@unisa.ac.za) by 5 May 2021. 

The series will commence on Wednesday 5 May with an introductory lecture.

All lectures will be held on Wednesdays thereafter

 

We encourage papers on a wide variety of themes across a global context but especially on Africa/South Africa including the following fields:

Archival Approaches to American Literature (Penn State UP)

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:40pm
Resources for American Literary Study
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Resources for American Literary Study, a journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship in American literature, invites submissions for our upcoming 2021 double issue. Covering all periods of American literature, RALS welcomes both traditional and digital approaches to archival and bibliographical analysis. 

Founded in 1971, RALS remains the only major scholarly periodical of its kind. Each issue includes, in addition to archival and bibliographical research, related book reviews and a unique “Prospects” essay that identifies new directions in the study of major authors. Our editorial board consists of leading scholars from an array of fields and subfields in American literary study.

Call for Reviews: Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:40pm
Matthew Johnson / Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 15, 2021

Seeking academic reviews of videogaming-related academic books, websites-portals-databases, communities, and “popular” books; reviews of virtual environments; and videogames (recent or older, single- or multiplayer, across all platforms) for potential publication in the Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds (ISSN 1757191X , ONLINE ISSN 17571928).

Multiverse Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:39pm
Multiverse Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Multiverse Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

Event Date & Location: October 15-17, 2021, Westin Atlanta Perimeter North

Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2021

Name of Organization: Multiverse Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention

Organization Website: https://www.multiversecon.org

Contact Email: Rhonda Jackson Joseph,Learn@Multiversecon.org

CONVENTION THEME:

Racial Violence: the American (hi)story

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Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:39pm
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship B.V.
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Racial Violence: the American (hi)story

International Conference
24-25 July 2021
(Live sessions:2 days/Virtual platform:5 days)

Thematic Approach

GIRES, the Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship and the Greenwood African American Studies Center (GAASC) explore the highly complex issue of racial violence in the United States.  

MMLA African American Literature Permanent Section

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:39pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

Utopic Identity and Liminality in African American Literature

This panel seeks presentations about the proclivity of African American racial space. That is, this panel is interested in when and where conceptions of spatial race formalities are conducted. We can think of “space” as time, place, and movement—the constant liminal changing of identities. This panel invites abstracts, of no more than 250 words, for presentations on African American literature at the Midwest Modern Language Association conference. Some topics might include:

2021 Literature/Film Association CFP: Work & Play (New Orleans, 10/21-10/23)

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:39pm
Literature/Film Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 1, 2021

WORK & PLAY 2021 Literature/Film Association Conference New Orleans, Louisiana, USA October 21 to October 23, 2021  Keynote: Vicki Mayer, Tulane University  Holding the annual conference of the Literature/Film Association in New Orleans raises questions of labor and leisure in relation to adaptation in the study of literature, film, and media. Not only has the city served as the home to writers and filmmakers, but it also has become a major media capital in its own right, enticing television and film production with tax incentives and its distinctive culture.

Mediating Arctic Geographies: Contemporary Imaginaries of the Circumpolar World (Inari, Finland, 11-12 August 2021)

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:39pm
Tampere University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

Since the signing of the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, the Arctic (understood here as the circumpolar region around and north of the Arctic Circle) has entered worldwide public discussion to an unprecedented extent. As a global climate archive and the site of various scrambles for resources, it has become the centre of attention within debates on climate change and global geopolitics.

MMLA 2021: Countering the Culture in Contemporary Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 3:03pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

Marginalized groups may be contrary to the dominant culture within a society through their very own existence. In cultures where those who reinforce divisions may seek to ostracize the Other by portraying them in a negative light, counter-hegemonic representations of the marginalized can be revolutionary. This panel will examine how non-dominant cultures in contemporary literature are depicted in the context of the dominant. 

 

Central questions include:

  • What makes something (e.g. an action, a person's/group's identity) within a dominant culture subversive?

  • What are the benefits and repercussions of acting against the collective conscience?

Deadline Extended CFP 2021 INTERACTIVE FILM AND MEDIA CONFERENCE

updated: 
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 1:49pm
Hudson Moura
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 26, 2021

 INTERACTIVE FILM AND MEDIA CONFERENCE 2021:

NEW NARRATIVES, RACIALIZATION, GLOBAL CRISES, AND SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT 

Hosted by

Ryerson University (Canada)  

The Glasgow School of Art (Scotland) 

University of Sao Paulo (Brazil)  

The University of Texas at Dallas (USA) 

(virtual)

August 5-7, 2021 

Abstract deadline EXTENDED: April 26th, 2021 

(Online) HUMAN RIGHTS, VIOLENCE AND DICTATORSHIP - 3rd International Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 1:47pm
InMind Support
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Our website:https://www.inconference.info/Scientific Committee:Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, PolandProfessor Polina Golovátina-Mora – Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Colombia ABOUT CONFERENCE: In the time when human rights are violated on a regular basis, violence triumphs, and feeble democracies ever more often back down before authoritarian rule, there obviously arises the need to reflect on the possible ways of counteracting such phenomena. Our interdisciplinary conference is intended as a fitting opportunity for this reflection.

(Online) MIGRATION, ADAPTATION AND MEMORY -4th International Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 1:38pm
InMind Support
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 23, 2021

17-18 June 2021 - ONLINE (via Zoom)

 

All details: https://www.migration-conference.info/

Deadline for proposals: 23 May 2021

 CFP: Migration, Adaptation and Memory 

How do we remember and represent our migration experiences? Who is involved in these processes? How does history remember these events? What helps migrants and societies to adapt? The significance of these and related questions have made their way into our daily lives, from the refugee crisis to policy decisions, individual psychotherapy to (re)building identities, communities, and memories. 

1921-2021: 100 years with and without Kropotkin

updated: 
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 9:28am
International Kropotkin Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

Piotr Alekseevich Kropotkin (1842-1921) was one of the most prominent advocates of anarchism during his adult life, but also a famous intellectual and activist in Europe and further afield. In this centenary year of his death, we welcome you to join us for a discussion about his legacy, influence and relevance today. This conference will discuss his life and his work, but also his afterlife. Since February 1921, the world has lived without Kropotkin, but in many ways his ideas and his legacy persist. This conference seeks to specify, debate, contest, and carry on that legacy.

The Uses of Color in US Popular Cultural Production and Representation

updated: 
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 6:37am
PopMeC peer-reviewed academic blog (ISSN 2660-8839)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 11, 2021

A dark urban setting scattered with dots of light. Yellow gas flames shoot up against a glowing red horizon, creating an almost hellish feel. Flying cars pierce the atmosphere, revealing the orange smog haze that reappears in urban sequences throughout the movie. As the camera moves closer to futuristic, monumental buildings, cold white beams of light transition to interiors dominated by blue hues. Sequences in the Tyrell Corporation are marked by cool tones as opposed to Deckard’s warm-toned private spaces. How would we feel and think about a cult film like Blade Runner (1982) if cinematographic choices about color had been made differently?

Special Issue: Post-Normative?

updated: 
Monday, April 12, 2021 - 1:30pm
South Atlantic Review
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

South Atlantic Review Special Issue: “Post-Normative?”

Guest Editors: Horacio Sierra, Bowie State University & Austin Svedjan, Louisiana State University

Queer Gower edited collection

updated: 
Monday, April 12, 2021 - 10:32am
Will Rogers/ULM
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Co-editors: Natalie Grinnell, Reeves Family Professor in the Humanities (Wofford College) and Will Rogers (University of Louisiana-Monroe)

 

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