Drs. Anne Marie Butler (Kalamazoo College) and Sascha Crasnow (University of Michigan) invite contributions for consideration to be published in an edited volume on queer visual art from the South West Asia North Africa reigon and its diaspora. The book, tentatively titled Queer Contemporary Art of Southwest Asia and North Africa: Beyond Borders and Binaries, will be published open access in the Critical Studies in Architecture of the Middle East series from Intellect Books, which is edited by Drs. Christiane Gruber (University of Michigan) and Mohammad Gharipour (Morgan State University). The forward will be contributed by Dr. Gayatri Gopinath (New York University).
Las Vegas is a town that has commodified the absurd and the spectacle. Crime bosses are glamorous, rules are just suggestions, bodies are for showcasing; essentially, fantasy is reality. This is the image of Las Vegas most often depicted in literature and film adaptations. The city of Las Vegas recently changed its official slogan from, “What happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas” to, “What happens in Vegas, Only happens in Vegas.” This session is looking for investigations into the absurd as reality and spectacle as art or escape through literature about Las Vegas.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Listening and Polyphony: Philosophy, Aesthetics, Arts
The Polish Journal of Aesthetics No. 64 (1/2022)
Ineta Kivle (University of Latvia, Riga)
Lenart Škof (Science and Research Centre, Koper)
Maja Bjelica (Science and Research Centre, Koper)
Submission Deadline: October 31, 2021
"A need to tell and hear stories is essential to the species Homo sapiens – second in necessity apparently after nourishment and before love and shelter. Millions survive without love or home, almost none in silence; the opposite of silence leads quickly to narrative, and the sound of story is the dominant sound of our lives, from the small accounts of our day’s events to the vast incommunicable constructs of psychopaths."
Reynolds Price, A Palpable God
The First National Conference on Modern Technology & English Language Teaching (MTELT) aims to bring Iranian EFL scholars, researchers and teachers together to exchange and share their experiences within COVID-19 pandemic and research findings on technology-assisted language learning and teaching of English in Iran. This virtual event can provide an opportunity for all to network and present their research findings to a national and worldwide EFL/ESL professional community. An additional goal of the conference is to issue a collection of scientific articles by researches with cross-disciplinary interests related to the conference theme.
Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics (JCLA)
Vol. 44, No. 4, Winter 2021
SPECIAL ISSUE - Telling Lives, Signifying Selves: Life Writing, Representation, and Identity
Guest Editor: Mukul Chaturvedi
Associate Professor of English, Zakir Husain Delhi College, University of Delhi, India
This popular roundtable discussion is back at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Annual Conference 2021!
As the vision of an "academic career" changes, what are the options for someone who might be looking for a different path, or is looking to change careers after spending time in the academy?
Feminism(s) in the Age of Covid-19 and Beyond: An Interdisciplinary Conference
Friday, 24 September 2021
Dr Heejung Chung (University of Kent)
Prof Alison Phipps (University of Sussex)
Postcolonial Interventions invites academic articles for the upcoming June 2021 issue of the Journal which will be an Open Issue.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has plunged the world into similar processes of distress, loss and anxiety, it has also exacerbated authoritarian inclinations in various nation-states, widened socio-economic disparities and hardened competing fundamentalisms. It is hoped that the prospective submissions will take into account these recent upheavals alongside the usual explorations of literary and cultural representations focusing on postcolonial concerns from various corners of the globe.
Adoption, Kinship, Culture: Engaging the Past, Imagining the Future
ASAC 2021 Eighth Biennial Virtual Conference
Dates All sessions and keynotes pre-recorded.
Gatherings for Q&A on Zoom: Oct. 15, 10am-7pm EST
Call For Proposals
Deadline June 7, 2021
East Asian Film Remakes
edited by David Scott Diffrient and Kenneth Chan
As the editors of a proposed addition to Edinburgh University Press’ newly launched “Screen Serialities” series, we are seeking abstracts for chapters that explore East Asian film remakes.
Session Proposed for the 2021 Conference of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association
Sponsored by the Monsters & the Monstrous Area
Virtual event, Thursday, 21 October, through Saturday, 23 October 2021.
Proposals due by 1 August 2021.
The Mouse’s Monsters: Monsters and the Monstrous in the Worlds of Disney
Joint Session Proposed for the 2021 Conference of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association
Sponsored by the Monsters & the Monstrous Area and the Disney Studies Area.
Virtual event, Thursday, 21 October, through Saturday, 23 October 2021.
Proposals due by 1 August 2021.
In Passage : The International Journal of Writing and Mobility, the journal of the Department of English of the University of Boumerdes (Algeria), seeks essays in English or French for its fourth issue, to be released in December 2021. All the contributions should either be written in English or discuss questions that relate to the English-speaking world. They should fit within the broad scope of texts and mobility and their interconnectedness in the fields of literature, linguistics, and translation, among others. The subjects it seeks to investigate include but are not restricted to:
- Literary genres and movements
- Travel literature and intercultural contact.
Queer and trans people are overrepresented in the foster care system yet there are few initiatives to improve conditions for LGBTQ youth in care.
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference,
November 4-6, 2021, Atlanta GA
Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania
Faculty of Letters and Arts
CALL FOR PAPERS
EAST-WEST CULTURAL PASSAGE CONFERENCE:
Literacy in the Digital Age
19-20 November 2021
The Department of Anglo-American and German Studies at Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu,
The Academic Anglophone Society of Romania and
The Centre for Linguistic, Literary and Cultural Studies
Global South: Incarceration and Resistance
In recent decades, research has repeatedly demonstrated the overrepresentation of boys and men in children’s media (tv and movies, literature, and games). This field of research has, justifiably, focused primarily on the impact of this inequality on girls and women and has grown to consider not only the quantity of representations but also their content.
One year later, a “return to normal” remains the pandemic’s most enduring political promise, a token of hope to hedge against continued death and precarity. Held within this recursive promise, however, is a prima facie condition that deserves interrogation. What, exactly, is the “normal” to which we will return? Will capitalism and its attendant crises no longer demand our attention absent a continual state of emergency? The coherence and stability of the “normal” eludes us; Georges Canguilhem sees the normal as itself a chimeric category, one which, from the perspective of medicine and science, is not so distant from the “pathological” it is meant to foil.
This is a call for roundtable participants for a proposed roundtable at the Modernist Studies Association annual meeting in Chicago. Papers accepted into the roundtable are not guaranteed to be accepted into the conference.
PAMLA 2021- Las Vegas NV - November 11-15, 2021
This is a call for a VIRTUAL panel. Both in-person and virtual attendees are welcome.
Cities of Sound: Podcasting as Public Texts, Media, and Performances
Much of the Western world has a rising problem with white nationalists. These white supremacists often co-opt fields like Classics, medievalism, and Norse mythology to support their racist ideologies—twisting these disciplines and repressing or ignoring evidence for the multicultural and multiracial realities of the ancient and medieval world. In terms of Classics, these distortions and appropriations have been documented by an emerging generation of scholars like Donna Zuckerberg, Dan-el Padilla Peralta, Curtis Dozier, Sarah Bond, and others. Ancient myth, literature, and symbols continue to pervade modern culture.
CFP: "Nevertheless, she persisted": Girls, Literature for Girls, and the Politics of Persistence
Special issue of Women’s Studies
In 2017, Mitch McConnell explained his silencing of Senator Elizabeth Warren by stating, "She had appeared to violate the rule. She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted."
The Center for American Studies at the University of Bucharest
and the Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission
invite proposals for their annual student conference on the topic
The Concept of Crisis in American Culture
to be held online
on Friday, May 21, 2021
We invite proposals for 20-minute papers and 80-minute panels to be presented at the fifth Fear 2000 conference, Fear 2000: Horror Unbound. Hosted by staff in the Department of Media Arts and Communication at Sheffield Hallam University, this online conference will investigate the increasingly transmedial nature of horror in the twenty-first century.
The English theatre culture from the early Restoration to the early 18th century witnessed a marked shift towards increased commercialization and popularization of theatre. Gone were the post-1660 close association with the court, royalist productions, and prominently elite (well-off and upper-class) audiences. Instead, the experimentation with new genres, opening of new theatres, and a growing differentiation of the theatre programme into mainpieces, entr’acte entertainments and afterpieces revolutionized the established cultural hierarchies of the period.
Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies invites submissions for the inaugural issue of the journal - a general issue on Literature and Drama Studies.
Essence & Critique: Journal of Literature and Drama Studies is an open access peer-reviewed academic journal that serves as a forum for multi- and interdisciplinary discussions across Literature and Drama Studies, providing academicians, scholars, professionals, and students with the opportunity to disseminate their research to a diverse audience of peers and professionals.
The 4th International Conference on Research in Humanities and Social Sciences, happening on the 7th– 9th May 2021, Milan, Italy is the premier forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in education theory and practice.
This conference is a prestigious event, organized to provide an international platform for academicians, researchers, managers, industrial participants, and students to share their research findings with global experts. All full paper/abstract submissions will be peer-reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research depth, accuracy and relevance to conference theme and topics.
Sociology and Anthropology
3rd International Conference on Research in Social Sciences and Humanities will take place on May 21-23 2021 in London, UK. ICRSH aims to contribute to the future of social sciences and humanities by bringing together leading scholars, academics, and researchers in the field. Developed on the principles of open exchange of information and cross-border learning, this Social Sciences and Humanities conferences 2021 is designed to facilitate heated discussions and provide inspiration to the network that’s shaping the direction of one of the most important fields of social development.