The word boredom has been in circulation since Ancient times, in the shape of a variety of synonyms --acedia, taedium vitae, horror loci, melancholy, ennui, spleen-- and bearing a theological stamp, since it was believed to be a demonic sin in the Christian tradition. In modernity, however, for the “enlightened subject” (Goodstein, 4), as a response to social and economic transformations, boredom has become a secular experience concerned with temporality, signifying loss of meaning and feeling of emptiness in the pace of modern life. In critical circles, boredom remains a hybrid phenomenon that brings together a variety of contradictory definitions.
The Modernist Studies in Asia (MSIA) research network is proposing an affiliated panel at the MSA conference in Brooklyn, October 22–25.
Global and planetary modernisms tend to map different modernisms according to countries and continents, implicitly imposing a static, area studies–inflected order on these divergent and discrepant artists, texts, and practices. Against this tendency, for this panel we seek papers that trace surprising movements of modernism (broadly understood) within, across, and beyond Asia. Put another way, we are interested in accounts of how Asian modernism won't stay still.
Masculinities have been created and codified by every aspect of society, and have been embodied in everything from images of cave men to the Ken doll. Much of this creation depends upon the stifling of manifestations of masculinities that, over time, fluctuate in terms of social acceptability and utility. This volume will interrogate classic and contemporary cultural products in order to expose and explore how and why masculinities have been censored as “toxic” or are increasingly being silenced in other ways. The collection seeks to offer a mindful engagement with the rapidly evolving field of masculinity studies and the emergent crises facing masculinities of all kinds.
CFP: Queer Production Cultures in Europe [Edited Collection]
Editors: Páraic Kerrigan, Anne O’Brien, Florian Vanlee
CALL FOR PAPERS
OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society, 10(2)
ISSN: 2093-5498 (Print) / 2671-969X (Online)
We are currently accepting manuscripts for OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society Vol.10 No.2 that will be published on July 31, 2020. To be considered for the upcoming issue, OMNES 10(2), please submit your manuscript by April 30, 2020.
About the Journal
General Chairs: Jiawei Han, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA Ning Yu, Leidos Inc., USA Program Chairs: Emilio Ferrara, University of Southern California, USA Tarek Abdelzaher, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA http://socialsens.web.illinois.edu/index.html The 5th installation of the workshop focuses on an interesting and trending topic: narrative. The narrative is a construct that embodies both linguistic and social aspects. It is one of the units of communication that intertwine subject descriptions with the author's point of view.
118th PAMLA Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada at the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by UNLV.Thursday, November 12 - Sunday, November 15, 2020.Special Session: "Community in Shakespeare's Tragic Plays: 'The Great Image of Authority.'" Chair: Alfred J. Drake, CSU Fullerton (Retired).Short Description: Shakespeare’s tragedies are as much social and collective as they are individual. Many of the tragedies stage not only the downfall of an erring protagonist but the lasting damage done to an entire society in the wake of grave errors and violent conflict.
This two-day conference on the Sky in Legend and Tradition will be held on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September 2020 as the fifteenth Legendary Weekend of the Folklore Society, at the Medieval Hall in the Cathedral Close in Salisbury, SP1 2EY. We’d welcome speakers on the lore of clouds and storms, dragons and angels, levitation and ufology, ornithomancy, astrology and the flying ships of Magonia. Anyone who can contribute – mythologists, meteorologists, singers, sky pilots, academics and Ascended Masters. Presentations, which should be 20 minutes long, can take the form of talks, performances, or art installations. For more information, see https://folklore-society.com/.
This section of the academic journal “Sinestesieonline” is open to contributions about theatre and performing arts in all historical ages, forms and variations, in English, Italian and foreign languages. We use double blind peer review.
“Il Parlaggio” is the name created by Gabriele d’Annunzio for the amphitheatre in Vittoriale – a place of empathy, a cradle of emotions, a crossroads of cultures, a connection between antiquity and contemporaneity, an emblem of the “neverending show”.
UPDATE 3/17/2020: A scholar has been located for the project. Thank you for your interest
UPDATE 3/14/2020: We have a contract through Lexington Press (an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield). However, our publisher would like a chapter on Ari Aster's Midsommar. Therefore, we are reopening our call for chapters for Midsommar exclusively.
Scholars must have hold a Ph.D. OR have entered candidacy for the Ph.D.
Please forward all proposals to the same email address below by 05/01/2020.
The 3rd Faulkner Studies in the UK Colloquium:
Faulkner, the Twenties, and Modernism
Royal Holloway, University of London
May 28th, 2020, *ONLINE*
*Having taken into account the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided that it would be in the best interests of our applicants to cancel our upcoming Faulkner Studies in the UK Colloquium from occuring face to face.
Food Futures: Humanities and Social Sciences Approaches
November 13-14, 2020
National Sun Yat-sen University Kaohsiung, Taiwan
CALL FOR PAPERS
Cosmopolitan Aspirations in English-Speaking Cinema and Television
26th Annual SERCIA Conference
Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
September 2-4, 2020
NOTE: EXTENDED DEADLINE, Due to the MLA's own extension of the deadline for special session applications, I have extended the deadline for this cfp, in consideration of the personal and professional turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic
The 14th Amendment stipulates that “all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.” Yet the conferrence of the rights of U.S. citizenship to Indigenous peoples, descendants of enslaved Africans, nonwhite immigrants, and refugees has been repeatedly contested and warped by and in federal and state law. The full expression of national citizenship by nonwhite peoples in the U.S. South has been mutually shaped and conscripted by the experience and legacies of Jim Crow, indigenous removal, and anti-immigrant and refugee policies.
This cfp is for a proposed special panel for the 2021 MLA Conference to be held in Tornoto, January 7-10, 2021.This panel seeks papers on the life and works of George Eliot related to the theme of "persistence." Please send a 300 word abstracts and a 1-2pp CV to email@example.com by March 20th.
Modernist Studies Association Conference
Brooklyn NY, October 22-25, 2020
CFP: SCIENCE FICTION RESEARCH ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2020
Wednesday, July 8th - Saturday July 11th
Indiana University, Bloomington IN
Conference Theme: Forms of Fabulation
(author of Little, Big)
The Science Fiction Research Association invites proposals for its 2020 annual conference, to be held on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
Literary and cultural engagements with trans* bodies, politics, and assembly in literature of South Asia, its Diaspora, comparative, or transnational framework. 250 word abstract to Kerry.firstname.lastname@example.org by March 20.
Deadline for submissions: Sunday, 20 March 2020
Kerry Manzo, Purchase C, SU of New York (email@example.com )
PAMLA Panel: Comics of Babel: Exploring the Power of Multilingual Graphic Fictions
Las Vegas, NV
The travel memoir offers an opportunity to examine a number of issues in terms of creative non-fiction. Travel stories focus on individuals who become strangers to themselves when they exile themselves from the environmental and cultural factors that have defined them thus far in service of self-discovery. They link up with the grand Odysseus-like impulse of traditional and modern literature that can profoundly alter identity when they travel and write about their experiences. Topics to consider would include a discussion of three particular aspects of this kind of storytelling. First, we must discuss the idea of fiction vs. fact and try to decide how much of each is essential in terms of crafting biographical material.
Adaptations in Contemporary Scandinavian Screen Cultures
The Journal of Creative Writing Studies invites submissions of scholarship that examine the teaching, practice, theory, and history of creative writing. This peer-reviewed, open access journal is a publication of the Creative Writing Studies Organization. Submissions of up to 10,000 words (including Works Cited and Notes) are accepted. While the journal as a whole is committed to supporting submissions in all sections by writers from multiple perspectives, the Diversity and Inclusion section is specifically devoted to works that directly address race, ability, culture, class, language, and gender/sexuality difference as experienced and studied in the creative writing academic arena. Topics might include:
The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy
with a Forum on Data and Computational Pedagogy
Gregory Palermo (Northeastern University)
Brandon Walsh (University of Virginia Library)
Kelly Hammond (CUNY Graduate Center)
This year's SAMLA theme, "Scandal! Literature and Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts," asks us to consider how cultural texts challenge the establishment. From Aristophanes’s inclusive view of same-sex attraction in Plato's Symposium to the seventeenth-century memoirs of the transgender Spanish convent girl-cum-conquistador Catalina de Erauso and the fractured coming out narratives of the 2016 film Moonlight, discussions about queer identities have long been provocative. This year’s Queer Studies panel(s) welcomes submissions on research projects that explore how and why queer identities are seen as radical, rebellious, and revolutionary.
Call for Papers 2020
CFP for MLA 2021: Eugenics and the Body We are seeking submissions for our panel, entitled "Eugenics and the Body," at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention to be held on January 7-10, 2021 in Toronto, ON. This panel seeks to consider how eugenics—a discourse of the perfectibility of man that centers reproduction—influenced the literary construction of bodies in the broadest sense (literal, figurative, (non-)human, national, etc.). Please submit 300-word abstract for paper and 50-word bio.
Given the evident command of the celebrity in 20th- and 21st-century media cultures and following modern trends toward trans-medial and inter-generic production, this traditional session calls for papers that explore the relationships between celebrity and generic scandals. How have filmmakers, television writers, tabloid/entertainment journalists, novelists, essayists, biographers, memoirists, and other cultural creators depicted celebrity scandal while pushing the limits of their given genre or medium? While the 20th and 21st centuries are the focus of this call, media and literary scholars of all periods are welcomed to apply. History-bending is happily encouraged alongside genre-bending. Scandals could involve:
Recent scientific discoveries in climatology, animal cognition and microbiology have radically altered our conceptions of ourselves and the environment we live in, both on micro and macroscales. Zooming in on the human microbiome and out to the planetary ecosystem, or even further into infinite cosmic spaces, the sciences are revealing strange dynamics of human-nonhuman interconnectedness, doing away with the established anthropocentrism and the idea of human exceptionalism.