The title of this panel is self-explanatory. I am looking for proposals which deal with how women are represented in contemporary Spain: papers examining works of literature, cinema, music, painting, photography, blogs, etc, are welcome. I want to explore the active role of women in these areas as well as how they are seen in these cultural products. This session seeks proposals on how women are represented in contemporary Spain, as well as the active role of women in, among others works, literature, cinema, music, painting, photography, and blogs. Please, submit your proposals through the NeMLA submission tool.
NeMLA 2021: Philadelphia, PA. March 11-14, 2021
As we move forward in this new normal, there is an urgent need, at both national and global levels, for critical investigations into the humanistic, scientific, and social scientific impacts of the coronavirus, both societally and in academia. It’s possible, likely even, that your current research and teaching focuses are not directly related to epidemiology. Regardless, your research and/or teaching has undoubtedly been affected by the pandemic. Now is a key moment to lean into the many robust opportunities for teaching developments and enhancements.
NeMLA 2021: Philadelphia, PA. March 11-14, 2021
Spanish Society Must Be Defended?: Revisiting Foucault, Biopolitics, and Sovereignty Today
While women have contributed a huge amount to literary history, most of those women came from the middle classes; working-class women rarely had either the leisure time or the educational opportunities to produce their own writing. While Aphra Behn and Jane Austen were writing in the late 17th and early 19th centuries respectively, the first British novel by a working-class woman, Miss Nobody by Ethel Carnie Holdsworth, was not published until 1913.
Commitment—a concept which names the title of Theodor Adorno’s 1962 critique of a text’s thematic engagement with politics—entails a work’s capacity to mark a site of historical intervention. “When I am committed,” says Jean-Paul Sartre, “I reveal the situation by the very intention of changing it…I strike at its very heart, I transfix it, and I display it in full view…with every word that I utter, I involve myself a little more in the world." For scholars of the modernist documentary, commitment serves as a starting point for attempts to better understand the historical import of literary experiments in reportage.
Panel at NeMLA's 52nd Annual Convention in Philadelphia, PA
Update: NeMLA has secured a hybrid/virtual platform for the conference. If you wish to present virtually, you may do so.
CALL FOR PAPERS
"Friendship and difference: the literary politics of community", Annual conference of the Post-Scriptum journal
Université de Montréal, April 22th-23th, 2020
Conference organized by Renato Rodriguez-Lefebvre
The website devoted to Muriel Rukeyser invites submission of short essays (for instance on individual poems); blogs (on any topic related to Rukeyser); approaches to teaching Rukeyser's work; creative work inspired by Rukeyser; and reviews of recent works on or related to the poet's life and work. We are also interested in discussions/summaries of dissertation research, interesting archival finds, visual material, etc.
Human Cognition in Andreï Makine’s Oeuvre
La cognition humaine chez Andreï Makine
Study days postponed to July 1-2, 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic
Deadline for paper submission extended: January 15, 2021
Keynote speaker: Prof. Dr. Alexandre Gefen (CNRS, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3)
Call for Papers
Call for proposals for a roundtable session at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) convention to be held in a hybrid/virtual platform from Philadelphia, PA March 11 - 14, 2021
Reluctantly Remote or All in Online: COVID-19 Changed the Way I Teach for Good - Roundtable
Chair: Mary Ann Tobin, PhD, The Pennsylvania State University
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Journal of Cultural Studies
“Statuary, Memories and Representations in the Decolonial Era”
The Rising Asia Journal invites academic articles on Film Studies focusing on the North East of India, South East Asia , China, the Koreas, Taiwan, and Japan within the following fields :
History, Literature, Postcolonial Studies, Literary Theory, Film Ttheory , Culture , Cultural Studies, and International Relations and War & Society.
The papers must provide a new perspective and a fresh interpretation.They must be original, supported with scholarly research, and the must not have been published or under consideration for publication in any media in print or online .
Call for Manuscripts for a Special Issue of Stella Incognita
Pandemic in science fiction
When reality meets fiction:
Imagination in the light of pandemics over the centuries...
Deadline extension: October 15th 2020
15-16 October 2020 - ONLINE
Virtualizing Material Games (SCMS Virtual Conference Panel 2021)
Even before worldwide quarantines added impetus, material gaming had already become increasingly enacted in virtual spaces. Rather than virtual play replacing the material, as some speculated in the early days of videogames, material play has become increasingly entangled with virtuality. These increasingly complementary modes of play offer a rich space for exploring the multifaceted embodied and conceptual activity of play, the blending of material and virtual that in many ways defines games.
This roundtable invites abstracts for short position papers reflecting on the present state of nineteenth-century studies. How do recent developments in and around the field change our understanding of the nineteenth-century as a site of inquiry? Papers might include, but are not limited to, the following:
CFP for a panel on Grace Kelly at NeMLA, Philadelphia, March 11-14, 2021. (Virtual participation possible.)
Dawn Keetley and Matthew Wynn Sivils note that “the dominant American relationship with nature . . . has always been unsettling” with the Gothic “sewn into the very warp and woof of American literature." This panel seeks to coalesce a body of work which investigates the Ecogothic in American literature before 1900: letters, slave narratives, novels, and travel journals which foreground nature as protagonist. The panel aims to investigate how writers of early America invoked the Gothic to describe their wild environs as well as the natural spaces becoming trampled by progress and exploration.
Alluvium Call for Proposals: Articles on Contemporary Representations of Homelessness
Alluvium is an open access journal featuring short essays of around 2000-2500 words on key issues and emerging trends in 21st century writing, culture and criticism. The journal publishes around six issues a year enabling vital current ideas to find a rapid readership.
We invite proposals for articles in our Autumn 2020 issue of Alluvium: Contemporary Representations of Homelessness
The deadline for abstracts is the 15th of September and we particularly welcome proposals from post-graduate researchers and early career researchers.
Call for Articles
Savoirs en Prisme, no 15, 2022, “The Figure of the Musician in the Cinema”
Edited by: Bénédicte Brémard, Stéphan Etcharry and Julie Michot
Launched as part of a larger initiative, 'Who is Afraid of the Humanities' is an academic podcast which discusses the passing scene of research and teaching in the Arts and Humanities in different parts of the world.
In each episode of this podcast, the host interviews students, researchers, academics, activists, and enthusiasts in the field of Arts and Humanities and attempts to highlight the role of Humanities in addressing important and pressing challenges through research, teaching and other academic/activist engagements.
Food, more than a material substance is also a cultural expression handed down from generations to generations. In most societies, the older people pass on their knowledge of food and what constitutes “healthy or good” food to their new members. In this sense, the idea of food also marks a society’s relation with the larger environment- human and biotic. But, food also defines what is “within” from what is “without,” so that culinary skills, inherited through years of practice could be transferred to those who make up the members of a legitimate community.
One Shot Hitchcock: Contemporary Approaches to the Screen is an edited collection that interrogates poignant and memorable shots from across Alfred Hitchcock’s long transnational career. Each chapter takes one shot from a single film, beginning with his silent era and ending with Family Plot (1976). If Hitchcock is known as a director of suspense films, and films about murder, the shots discussed in One Shot Hitchcock are his crime scenes: these are the shots that resist being forgotten, these are the shots that repeatedly demand to be investigated, these are the shots in which Hitchcock’s influence on aesthetics and culture is at its most acute.
We invite essay submissions for a special issue of Antipodes, journal of the American Association for Australasian Literary Studies (AAALS), devoted to the topic “Australian and New Zealand Cinema.” This special issue will be guest edited by Eva Rueschmann, Professor of Cultural Studies at Hampshire College (Amherst, MA) and former President of the American Association of Australasian Literary Studies.
Online conference: 7 December 2020
Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden
Keynote Speakers: Professor Anne D. Wallace (University of North Carolina at Greensboro) and Professor Jon Hegglund (Washington State University)
Organisers: Dr Lucy Jeffery & Professor Vicky Angelaki
We seek original, previously unpublished essays for a Special Issue of Humanities on the topic modern and contemporary Irish writing.
Irish writing has emerged, especially since the turn of the last century, as a space of compelling and varied production. While we remain mindful of Emer Nolan’s important proviso that the Republic of Ireland “now appropriates all ‘success’ (including literary ‘success’) as evidence of its own dynamism, tolerance, and inclusiveness,” we are nevertheless interested in examining the ways in which historical and emergent forms of expression have combined in contemporary Ireland to produce this present moment of innovation and compelling creativity.
“Disinformation” emerged from the Soviet intelligence bureaucracy during the Cold War as a tactic for managing perception and consensus through the media. Rather than refuting or suppressing ideas that undermined the state agenda, false information and simulated events were disseminated to destabilize the positive character of truth itself.