In Animal Rights: Considered in Relation to Social Process (1892), Henry Salt argues that “Oppression and cruelty are invariably founded on a lack of imaginative sympathy,” which purports the notion of the “tyrant or tormentor” from ever having a “true sense of kinship with the victim” (16). In a similar way, Donna Haraway states in When Species Meet (2007), that “we are a knot of species coshaping [sic] one another in layers of reciprocating complexity all the way down” (42). Taking cues from Salt and Haraway, our panel will take up key features of human and animal relations and their intersection with the queerness of imaginative sympathy.
In this thematic issue, we explore the place and role of animals in media, their representation and influence in the context of new media, advertising, social networks, films, series, and other forms of media content. Animals hold a significant position in popular culture and have become an integral part of our interaction with the media environment. We invite authors to explore various aspects of the presence of animals in new media and examine the ethical and social questions associated with their use and representation.
List of issues for discussion
– Animals in social networks: popular trends and their influence on users;
In this thematic issue, we explore the role of neural networks and technologies in media and social life. Considering the rapid development of information technology and artificial intelligence, our society is undergoing fundamental changes in the ways of interaction and communication. We invite authors to consider the deep and all-encompassing influence of neural networks on the formation and perception of media, their role in social interaction, and the changes that neural networks and technology bring to our daily lives.
List of issues for discussion
– Neural networks and technologies in media: media analytics, automation and content generation;
The Text, an International Peer Reviewed Online Journal of Language,
Literature and Critical Theory (ISSN: 2581-9526)invites original,
unpublished research papers for January 2024 issue.
1. ERIH PLUS (European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences)
2. IAMCR (International Association for Media and Communication Research)
3. Citefactor (Directory Indexing of International Research Journals)
4. DRJI (The Directory of Research Journal Indexing)
She Said, He Said, They Said: (Un)Reliable Narrators in Literature
by and/ or About Women
Submitted by Annette M. Magid
Annual Northeast Modern Language Association
55th Annual Convention
Boston, MA March 7-19, 2024
Submit Proposals to: https://cfplist.com/nemla/User/SessionManage/20329
Special session for ICMS Kalamazoo 2024
Delivery Mode: Virtual (fully online)
4 & 5 April 2024, University of Amsterdam | Deadline for proposals: 15 October 2023.
Macarena Gómez-Barris (Brown University, author of The Extractive Zone: Social Ecologies and Decolonial Perspectives, Duke University Press, 2017)
For this two-day, single-stream, and in-person conference, sponsored by the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis and Dutch Research Council, scholars are invited to explore how the human and nonhuman forces shaping and emerging from the earth are articulated in art and cultural practice.
There has been a veritable outpouring of both popular and academic writing on folk horror in the wake of folk horror’s resurgence in the post-2009 period. The last three years, for instance, has seen an excellent and comprehensive documentary film, Kier-La Janisse’s Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror (2021); a special issue of the journal Revenant: Critical and Cultural Studies of the Supernatural (2020) dedicated to folk horror (with a special issue of Horror Studies in the works); and four collections of scholarly essays either just published or forthcoming in 2023 (see Bacon; Bayman and Donnelly; Edgar and Johnson; and Keetley and Heholt).
JWSR Special Issue: National Sovereignty and the World-System
Guest Editors: Roberto D. Hernández, San Diego State University and Nandita Sharma, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Speaking Opportunity – Open Call
ICMS 2024: Neomedievalism and New Media (A Roundtable)
In-Person at the International Congress on Medieval Studies 2024, Kalamazoo, MI
Deadline: September 15, 2023
Behind the Scenes: The Literary Documentary, Scene II (roundtable)
Literary documentaries have become a popular pedagogical tool in higher education. Abstracts are invited from literary, media/film, and legal studies’ professionals to share their experiences, expertise and perspectives on the processes and complexities in creating a literary documentary.
Physical and mental disability traditionally garners impressions of helplessness, asexuality, and invisibility that certainly extend to popular media. However, these attitudes have been challenged in recent years with the demand for more inclusive representations through diverse lenses. This panel aims to reexamine the representation of disability in film, TV and other media beyond education to consider the theoretical , cultural, aesthetic and historical implications that disability conveys as a site for reconsidering identity and body politics, often through transgression.
Some potential topics include but are not limited to:
Disability Questioning Gender Norms
Call for Abstracts - Edited Volume
RuPedagogies of Realness 2: The Shequel!
Essays on Teaching and Learning Under Attack with RuPaul’s Drag Race
Eds. Lindsay Bryde (Empire State University) and Tommy Mayberry (University of Alberta)
55th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association
Conference Theme: Surplus
Dates: March 7-10, 2024 in Boston MA
In the fourteenth century, book-making became a well-established trade in France. With extensive networks of professionals and readers, streamlined production, and consolidated norms, the French book acquired distinctiveness. We invite papers that explore how the distinctively bookish and reflexive character of French literature of the period may be linked to the practices of book-making. Papers could ask what, exactly, book-making meant, how it was represented (in literature, visual culture, and beyond), and what methods we might best employ to discuss book media holistically. Papers that compare book-making from elsewhere to the French context are encouraged.
Please consider submitting an abstract to our seminar "Spectacle and Empathy: The Role of Excessive (Em)Body(ment) in Narrative" at the 55th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association, March 7-10, 2024 in Boston. The deadline for submissions is September 30 2023.
Please submit your abstract here: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20454
Call for Paper on “Indian Diaspora Literature: A Critical Evaluation”
Authentic, scholarly and unpublished research papers are invited from academics and writers for publication in an edited volume with ISBN. Authors are requested to strictly follow the submission guidelines mentioned herewith in their papers. Only electronic submission via email will be accepted for publication. The proposed title of the volume which is below, may subject to change:
Indian Diaspora Literature: A Critical Evaluation
This seminar focuses on the recent (2022) publication of Catherine Malabou’s Au voleur!, which is slated for publication in English translation as Stop Thief! in January 2024. Contributors are invited to present 20-minute responses to Malabou’s book that consider the interdisciplinary relevance of Stop Thief! to contemporary theoretical discourse.
Indiana English, a peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the Indiana College English Association, encourages submissions on the role of English studies in the Midwest but will consider submissions on any topic related to English literature and criticism, linguistics, or pedagogy. We are particularly interested in narratives that explore the recent struggles our colleagues have had with AI. We also publish original creative work (fiction, poetry, creative or literary nonfiction, and photography).
Scholarly articles should be between 4,000-10,000 words, include an abstract of no more than 300 words.
Verge is sponsoring the following Global Asias panel and roundtable for consideration for the upcoming AAS conference:
Call for Proposals!
Organized by the students in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies (IGS) program at the University of British Columbia - Okanagan, our conference mission is to bring together folks who are invested in interdisciplinary work. Our Fall 2023 Conference theme, An Interdisciplinarian’s Toolbox: Emerging Practices and Methodologies for Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries, focuses on the ways in which we engage in interdisciplinary research, further reflecting on how these processes may give rise to new ideas, knowledge, and change.
How do contemporary teaching practices shape “poetry” as a genre? In recent years, the new lyric studies has brought to light how Anglo-American university instruction instilled lyric reading as the dominant practice of the 20th century, and in pedagogical terms, the new lyric studies can defamiliarize the protocols of close reading and formalist analysis that promise a standardized poetry classroom. At the same time, critics such as Alan Golding, Natalia Cecire, and Kimberly Quiogue Andrews consider the academic institutional forces at play in the production and reception of difficult, experimental, and avant-garde poetries.
Spy Fiction: Exploring Ian Fleming and 70 Years of James Bond
30 September 2023
(Zoom sessions: 1 day/Virtual platform: 3 days)
GIRES, the Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship dedicated to interdisciplinarity organizes the conference dedicated to the captivating world of spy fiction, with a particular focus on the works of Ian Fleming and the 70-year anniversary of the first James Bond novel.
VI 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 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.
Every society experiences growth as it tries to move from a traditional agrarian one to a more industrialized one. Growth is the only constant in society where it occurs both qualitatively and quantitatively. While population growth, agricultural growth etc. may be considered to be a quantitative growth, urban growth, societal growth etc. may be considered to be qualitative growth. This steady growth also implies that the sustainable development of all societies is crucial. To balance the growth and sustainability in the changing society itself is a complex process and requires a comprehensive study with respect to the growth of population, economic, urban growth and so on.
CALL FOR PAPERS
PACIFIC ANCIENT AND MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATE
(PAMLA October 26-29, 2023)
Conference Theme: SHIFTING PERSPECTIVES
Roundtable Session #18948: Teaching World Literature
*Seeking participants for a proposed roundtable for RSA 2024* In recent decades, race has been firmly established as a significant category and rich site of analysis in the early modern world. Religion is an essential part of this story. Christian doctrine was the lens through which European explorers, colonizers, and slaveholders understood somatic and cultural difference and, subsequently, the means by which they justified their violent and extractive practices, including the institution of slavery.
Ever since the early days of applied linguistics, LSP studies, and functional approaches, the notion of text genre has been pervasive in translation studies. However, it is only in recent years that generic features and their treatment in translation have gained a more prominent position among the researchers’ interests (e.g. B.J. Woodstein, Translation and Genre, Cambridge University Press, 2022).
Hollywood Before the Code (1921-1934)
Sorbonne University and Université Paris Nanterre, Paris, France
June 27-28-29, 2024
The implementation of the Production Code in 1934 established a pre- and post-classic Hollywood era. From 1934 onward, the studios submitted their productions to some internal control to ensure the conformity of contents and guarantee their commercial viability at a time when ideological and religious elites were actively trying to enforce the respect of moral principles.