In 2003 Peter Lang published The Emperor’s Old Groove: Decolonizing Disney’s Magic Kingdom, edited by Brenda Ayres. In this collection of 14 essays, the contributors argue that as of 2002, Disney’s film animation has continued to be a surreptitious colonizing force that manipulates the psychological, cultural, and political identities of consumers, predominantly children. Since then, Walt Disney Animation Studios and its subsidiaries, affiliates, and distributing companies have produced 63 additional film animations. Have they altered their portrayal of multiculturalism and SGM (Sexual and Gender Minorities) to be more inclusive and normative? Coeditors Brenda Ayres and Sarah E.
The next Northeast Modern Language Association Convention is scheduled to be held in Baltimore, MD, from March 10-13, 2022. The “Pandemic Rhetorics of Parenthood” panel is seeking submissions consistent with the conference theme of CARE:
PILOT ISSUE of the research platform In VIVO: “CRISIS”
New deadline: 31st October 2021
(for French see below)
In Vivo (http://invivoarts.fr/) is a bilingual online platform (French and English) specialized in multidisciplinary research on contemporary artistic creation, with an (almost) exclusive preoccupation with Performing Arts (theatre, choreography and dance, circus, performance art, opera) and Cinema.
This panel explores topographies of memory and architecture as a powerful force for cinematic storytelling, cityscapes’ psychosis, etc. As part of the special session, we are looking for contributions examining and analyzing diverse relationships between cinema, television, architecture, and memory and their links with contemporary Spanish media and identity. Submissions in English and Spanish, although we recommend the latter.
Call For Papers
Renaissance Society of America
Annual Conference, 30 March -2 April, 2022, Dublin, Ireland
“Inglese Italianato e un diabolo incarnato”
Translation and the Appropriation of Italian Culture in Early Modern England
NeMLA 2022, 10th-13th March 2022 (Baltimore, Maryland)
The Aesthetics of Humanity. The Influence of Literature on the Concept of Human Rights (Panel 19345)
Chair: Isabella Dr. Ferron (Università “La Sapienza”, Rome)
Proposed collection: “The Time of Close Reading: Victorian Fiction’s Presents”
Editors: Debra Gettelman, Audrey Jaffe, and Mary Ann O’Farrell
Deadline extended to September 1, 2021
Despite the spatializing intimacy that animates and names it, close reading exists in and as time. Our collection “The Time of Close Reading” seeks to interrogate the multiple meanings that attach to each of our titular terms—“time,” “close,” and “reading”—in the present moment, specifically within studies of the Victorian novel.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Green Knight (2021): Key Critical Perspectives (A Roundtable)
The International Society for the Study of Medievalism (ISSM) invites submissions for a sponsored roundtable on David Lowery’s film The Green Knight (2021) for the 57thInternational Congress on Medieval Studies, which will take place online from Monday 9 May to Saturday 14 May 2022.
The International Congress of Fantastic Genre, Audiovisuals and New Technologies is an activity of scientific and academic divulgation that is part of Elche International Fantastic Film Festival – FANTAELX. An event that has the collaboration of the Miguel Hernández de Elche University, and that will be held in person and online on November 25 and 26, 2021 at the "Ciutat d'Elx" Congress Center (Spain).
NeMLA 2022: Baltimore, MD. March 10-13, 2022
Roundtable: Pedagogy & Professional
We invite proposals for the HEL (History of the English Language) and Writing Studies thread at the 12th Studies in the History of the English Language (SHEL) conference in Seattle, WA, May 19-21, 2022.
The HEL and Writing Studies thread will explore ways in which the study of language change and variation can contribute to rhetoric and writing studies, and vice versa. When proposing, keep in mind that the history of the English language extends from the origins of the language to one moment ago, so proposals that engage contemporary language use through a historical lens are welcome.
Proposals are invited for individual papers as well as panels or workshops on a range of topics, including…
ICEA 2021: Keep Calm and Conference On
86th Annual Conference
October 15, 2021
Entirely Virtual, via Zoom
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Notes from the Field, a publication of the TPS Collective, is now accepting submissions about teaching with primary sources for two series of peer-reviewed blog posts: “Teaching through the Pandemic: Challenges, Triumphs, and the Next Chapter” and “Practical Pandemic Instruction.” These series are intended to highlight a broad range of voices in reflective practice from all sectors of the TPS community.
Series Two: Practical Pandemic Instruction
Frank Herbert’s Dune (1965) is as celebrated as it is because of its depth and complexity, of course. It’s also, however, presumably, because its storyline, and that of its two initial sequels, Dune Messiah (1969) and Children of Dune (1976), of a crusade led by a prophet with superhuman abilities and its legacy, resonated with readers awash in social and political turbulence. It’s not difficult to imagine, then, that adaptations have emerged at regular intervals for similar reasons, beginning with David Lynch’s Dune (1984), John Harrison’s Dune (2000) and Children of Dune (2003), and now Denis Villeneuve’s forthcoming Dune (2021).
What is disability? What is care?
Disability Scholar Margaret Price provides the following guidelines for care:
“It means giving more when one has the ability to do so, and accepting help when that is needed. It does not mean knowing exactly what another’s pain feels like, but it does mean respecting each person’s pain as real and important… [C]are must emerge between subjects considered to be equally valuable... and it must be participatory in nature, that is, developed through the desires and needs of all participants” (2015).
Our panel invites papers that approach television and film from the emerging interdisciplinary field, Singles Studies. We are interested in papers that critique well-worn tropes of the single in television and film and papers that engage with more complex and nuanced single characters who help us to rethink the single person and singleness.
The editor of WSA welcomes submissions for volume 28, scheduled for publication in Spring 2022. The deadline for volume 28 consideration is 15 October 2021.
Between Entrapment and Release: Navigating Trauma in Contemporary World Literature
NeMLA 53rd Annual Convention
March 10-13, 2022
Call for Papers
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
43rd Annual Conference, February 23-26, 2022
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Submissions open on August 1, 2021
Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2021
Please consider submitting an abstract for the following panel at the 2022 Northeast Modern Language Association Conference to be held from March 10-13, 2022, in Baltimore, MD. Abstracts are accepted from June 15 to September 30, 2021.
Submit abstracts at the NeMLA portal: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/login
(Session of Papers; Session ID: 2568)
Edited volume for book series: Routledge Studies in East Asian Translation ( https://www.routledge.com/Routledge-Studies-in-East-Asian-Translation/book-series/RSEAT )
Editor: Tzu-yu Lin (University College London firstname.lastname@example.org)
Borders and Detective Fiction (Theme Issue of Clues: A Journal of Detection)
Guest Editor: Manina Jones, University of Western Ontario
The Walt Disney Company's films, theme parks, and other media are full of people and places coded as medieval, from the Magic Kingdom's castles and fairies to the kingdom of Arendelle in the Frozen films. This session invites papers that examine medievalism in Disney entertainment from a variety of disciplinary and critical perspectives. Papers about Disney’s recently acquired franchises (such as Star Wars, Pixar, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe) are also encouraged.
The 2022 ICMS will be held virtually May 9–14, 2022.
Please submit a 250–word abstract at the ICMS website (https://wmich.edu/medievalcongress/call) by September 15, 2021.
The Michigan Hemingway Conference will be held in Bay View, MI, on Oct 1-3 2021. These scholarships provide opportunities for scholars of all ages to come and present papers on Hemingway's Michigan fiction.
For conference information, please go to: https://michiganhemingwaysociety.org/index.html
#1: The Sparrow Stoneback Memorial Award
Eligibility: Must be
a) enrolled in a graduate program and engaged in Hemingway Studies; or
b) non-tenured English Department faculty in Lecturer or Adjunct position; or
c) independent scholar with record of engagement in Hemingway Studies.
Special Issue Call for Papers
Struggle & Hustle: Queer Nonfiction Prose
Prose Studies: History, Theory, Criticism invites submissions for a special issue devoted to exploring trans and queer mutual aid, support, and networks in all genres and periods of nonfiction prose. This issue seeks to delve into the ways in which trans and queer writers have mobilized nonfiction prose to make visible marginalized identities, disseminate underground knowledge, and fashion networks of care and family.
The winter school will cover the key concepts and ideas of narrative theory and will offer an opportunity of creative engagement in storytelling and narrative interpretation. While lectures will provide theoretical overview and critical perspectives on the nature of narrative and its various structures, elements and uses, the workshops will be based around discussion of fictional and non-fictional texts, films and other media. They will include academic and creative writing sessions and will largely focus on memory and subjectivity, (oral) history and (auto)biographical practices.
Does the body remember what the mind tries to forget? The psychoanalytic tradition grew out of Sigmund Freud's interest in hysteria, and the body's capacity to record painful events in the guise of psychosomatic symptoms. The painful narrative that becomes 'unspeakable' gains potency as it roams around the body, possessing various parts of us. Instead of a wandering womb (originally believed to be the cause of hysteria), it is the banished signifier that wanders, seeking expression.
Film has long been a male-dominated industry, but for decades female directors against all odds have made an indelible mark on cinema. Today there is growing recognition of the important contributions made by women to the world of moving image, with audiences calling for more opportunities to be given to female screenwriters, cinematographers, editors, producers, performers and directors in a bid to defeat gender inequality.
What is ecological discourse? How do feminist principles inform one’s environmental awareness? The session commences with a lecture that revolves around some of the tenets of ecocriticism and introduces participants to the ecofeminist worldview. Our intention is to create ecodiscourse as a powerful commentary against transnational (industrial) policies and political grids that sanction ecological deterioration and human exploitation. In the workshop, participants are asked to formulate their unique approach to specific literary excerpts, develop critical judgments and formulate comparative approaches to ecocide.