City dwellers have a unique opportunity to see and engage in group political activities that those in more rural areas do not. Their everyday lives can be impacted by political demonstrations whether they are actively participating or not. The perspectives that we usually get are from the government, press, or political leaders. These accounts miss how people actually experience and understand the protests they see and/or participate in. As such, examining the life writing of those who participated or observed city protests can be intriguing and add a personal element to group politics. This panel will focus on the experiences of those who planned, participated, and/or observed protests in various cities. Ideas to be examined include personal vs.
What forms does care take? What does taking care of oneself, another, or each other look and feel like? These are questions that have arisen and persisted throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, as everyday intimacies have given way to the need for social distancing, mutual aid groups have organised to try to meet the needs of the most vulnerable in their communities, and NHS hospitals and services have been overwhelmed and altered drastically. Yet these questions also have a rich and interdisciplinary history in the critical medical humanities, disability studies, the environmental humanities, literary studies, affect theory, moral philosophy, feminist theory, and beyond.
DEADLINE EXTENDED: April 1, 2021
Seeking submissions for a Critical Insights volume on Joseph Heller’s Catch-22 under contract with Salem/Grey House Publishers. Known as being a satirical, anti-war novel that initiated the eponymous phrase regarding paradoxical situations, Catch-22 was originally published in 1961. Catch-22 is appreciated for its dark humor, use of flashbacks, contorted chronology, countercultural sensibilities, and bizarre language. With current trends and political climate considered, it is time to revisit this classic text for a contemporary audience.
Children’s literature in English has long been a tool for literacy instruction and acculturation to English language, used both as a tool for learning and as a force for homogenization within histories of Anglophone colonialism and imperialism. As scholars and professors dedicated to exploring the ways in which texts for young people make meaning, we know that language functions as both a tool of empowerment and one of imprisonment. Amiri Baraka writes that “users”—or dominant cultures—“have words. And it is the users that establish the world’s realities.” Language, then, inevitably divides as it shapes such realities by sorting people into groups of “users” and non-users.
Consider submitting a proposal to "The Big Hoax"
Abstract Submission: https://humber.ca/tifa/call-proposals
Conference Date: October 22 and 23, 2021
Location: Due to uncertainties around travel due to the pandemic, this year’s conference will be fully virtual.
Hosts: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Innovative Learning, Humber College, and the Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA)
Keynote Speaker: Pankaj Mishra (http://www.pankajmishra.com/about/)
'Passing from Winter into Winter Again': Ecocritical Approaches and Old English Poetry and Prose
CFP: PEDAGOGY: Literature, Linguistics, & Digital Tools
Call for Reviewers:
Join us online for the University of Kent’s seventh annual MEMS Summer Festival.
This two-day event celebrates Medieval and Early Modern history, 400 – 1800, and encourages a wide range of interdisciplinary topics, including but not limited to, politics, religion, economics, art, drama, literature, and domestic culture. MEMS Fest aims to be an informal space in which postgraduate students, early career researchers, and academics can share ideas and foster conversations, whilst building a greater sense of community. Undergraduate students in their final year of study are also welcome at the conference.
CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS — “BIO AND PSYCHE: READING THE SYMPTOMATIC BODY”
A Virtual Symposium and Workshop Series
Humanities Research Center
Rice University, Houston TX
After a year on Zoom, our bodies have become clear indicators of the disjointed embodiment of the pandemic condition. The lingering effects of COVID-19 blur the boundaries between our biology and psyche. Beyond a philosophical analysis of the mind-body problem, embodied minds and mindful bodies challenge us to find new ways of reading symptoms. What are our bodies telling us?
We are excited to announce the launch of and call for papers for a new peer-reviewed, open-access online journal, Artifact & Apparatus: Journal of Media Archaeology. We invite scholars, curators, and practitioners from art history, film and media studies, library and information science, science and technology studies, and related fields to contribute articles on the history, theory, aesthetics, and practice of media objects, broadly conceived.
Global Storytelling: Journal of Digital and Moving Images is a new journal founded by Editor-in-ChiefYing Zhu, hosted at Hong Kong Baptist University, and published by University of Michigan.
Special topic “Streaming and Seriality”
Ellen Seiter and Suzanne Scott, guest editors for special issue
Welcoming papers! Discussions of multilingualism in the life and work of William Carlos Williams—including but not limited to his multilingual home and upbringing, his experiences living in Germany and France, his recognition of the need for knowledge of foreign languages, his readings of poetry and/or prose in translation, and his translations from Spanish, French, Greek, and Chinese. 500-word abstract to email@example.com, please, by 3/24/2021.
Call for Panel Participants
Autecologies: Emerging Gleanings On Autism & Emergency
Dedicated to Greta Thunberg
ASLE 2021 Virtual Conference July 26-August 6, 2021 ‘EmergencE/Y’
Stream: Pluriverse; Environmental Justice
Organising Convenor: Natalie Joelle (Birkbeck, University of London, UK)
Chair & Co-convenor: Anna Stenning (University of Leeds, UK)
The Hulu series Castle Rock (2018 – 2019) occupies a unique textual space that both builds upon and transcends traditional notions of adaptation in its approach to Stephen King’s canon, engaging with the significance of place, intersecting narratives, and multiple worlds. As stated in the opening credits, Castle Rock is ‘based on characters and settings by Stephen King’, but it uses those established elements to create something original, telling new stories, building on iconic characters and creating compelling tales for new ones, situated within one of King’s signature Maine towns.
Linguistic Representations of Alterity
How is alterity represented linguistically in literary texts through dialect rendering, manifestations of aspects of one's social/political identity including gender, race, religion, sexuality, class, etc.?
The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has impacted the globe for more than a year. This development sparked renewed interest in the historical, sociocultural, political, and economic aspects of epidemics and pandemics, currently evidenced by an outpouring of scholarship on the consequences of the current pandemic on the world’s population as well as social and economic structures. This symposium provides a forum specifically for the study of the sociocultural developments that lead to “Othering” in situations of a perceived crisis.
This symposium explores North American Indigenous intellectual and narrative traditions that were recovered, reclaimed, or (re-)invented in the wake of Red Power movements that emerged in the 1960s in the settler colonial societies of Canada and the USA. It asks: which new perspectives and visions have been developed over the last 50 years within Indigenous studies and related fields when looking at Indigenous land and land rights, Indigenous political and social sovereignty, extractivism and environmental destruction, oppressive sex/gender systems, and for describing the repercussions of settler colonialism in North America, especially in narrative representations?
The Critical Poetics International Summer School
Critical Poetics: Care Of...
Online, 25 June – 3 July 2021
Eva Haifa Giraud
Craig Santos Perez
Mama D Ujuaje
(Further speakers to be confirmed)
For Students by Students!
An International Conference on Literature, Culture and Foreign Languages
May 14-16, 2021 – online
CALL FOR PAPERS
If you are interested in 19th, 20th Century and Contemporary Literature or Language and Culture, or if:
You want to test your presentation skills in a culturally diverse (and accepting) environment, and
You can present in English or German, or
You simply want to listen to presentations from the comfort of your home, and connect with people on these subjects from all around the world,
THIS CONFERENCE IS FOR YOU!
Film Education Journal - Special Issue - Decolonising Film Education (to be published June 2022)
Guest Editors: Professor Jyoti Mistry (HDK-Valand Academy) and Dr Lizelle Bisschoff (University of Glasgow)
Commemorating the Sidney Ladies, 1621-2021
Call for papers for a one-day conference
At the Sorbonne nouvelle, Paris
25 September 2021
An Online Symposium
Date: May 20
Extended deadline for proposals: April 9 2021
This symposium is entirely FREE to present at and attend as it will be held online. Stay tuned keynote speaker names and presentation titles.
Gender in Transformation Processes: Central and Southeast European Perspectives
September 30 – October 2, 2021
University of Graz, Austria
Interdisciplinary Symposium organized by the Department of Sociology and
the Center for Inter-American Studies, both University of Graz, Austria, and
the Department of Sociology, University of Zadar and the Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar, Split, Croatia
CALL FOR PAPERS
OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society, 11(2)
ISSN: 2093-5498 (Print) / 2671-969X (Online)
We are currently accepting manuscripts for OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society Vol.11 No.2 that will be published on July 31, 2021. To be considered for the upcoming issue, OMNES 11(2), please submit your manuscript by April 30, 2021.
About the Journal
The Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies Renaissance/Early Modern forum of the MLA invites proposals for a guaranteed roundtable at MLA 2022 (Washington, D.C., 6-9 January). Thus far, there has been little work at the intersection of early modern critical race and trans studies. We invite new and in progress work to be presented in 5-8 minute talks. We particularly welcome comparative and transnational perspectives and work by graduate students. Please send brief CV and 300 word abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, March 25, 2021.