WORK & PLAY 2021 Literature/Film Association Conference New Orleans, Louisiana, USA October 21 to October 23, 2021 Keynote: Vicki Mayer, Tulane University Holding the annual conference of the Literature/Film Association in New Orleans raises questions of labor and leisure in relation to adaptation in the study of literature, film, and media. Not only has the city served as the home to writers and filmmakers, but it also has become a major media capital in its own right, enticing television and film production with tax incentives and its distinctive culture.
Call for Proposals
Exploring Humanities Pedagogies: Conversations, Commonalities, and Connections.
Free Virtual Conference: July 15, 2021
Organized by the Humanities Pedagogy Collective
Marginalized groups may be contrary to the dominant culture within a society through their very own existence. In cultures where those who reinforce divisions may seek to ostracize the Other by portraying them in a negative light, counter-hegemonic representations of the marginalized can be revolutionary. This panel will examine how non-dominant cultures in contemporary literature are depicted in the context of the dominant.
Central questions include:
What makes something (e.g. an action, a person's/group's identity) within a dominant culture subversive?
What are the benefits and repercussions of acting against the collective conscience?
17-18 June 2021 - ONLINE (via Zoom)
All details: https://www.migration-conference.info/
Deadline for proposals: 23 May 2021
CFP: Migration, Adaptation and Memory
How do we remember and represent our migration experiences? Who is involved in these processes? How does history remember these events? What helps migrants and societies to adapt? The significance of these and related questions have made their way into our daily lives, from the refugee crisis to policy decisions, individual psychotherapy to (re)building identities, communities, and memories.
A dark urban setting scattered with dots of light. Yellow gas flames shoot up against a glowing red horizon, creating an almost hellish feel. Flying cars pierce the atmosphere, revealing the orange smog haze that reappears in urban sequences throughout the movie. As the camera moves closer to futuristic, monumental buildings, cold white beams of light transition to interiors dominated by blue hues. Sequences in the Tyrell Corporation are marked by cool tones as opposed to Deckard’s warm-toned private spaces. How would we feel and think about a cult film like Blade Runner (1982) if cinematographic choices about color had been made differently?
South Atlantic Review Special Issue: “Post-Normative?”
Guest Editors: Horacio Sierra, Bowie State University & Austin Svedjan, Louisiana State University
Call For Papers: John Singleton: The Soulful Director [Spring 2022 release]
Abstract Deadline March 31, 2021, Extended to April 9, 2021
Manuscript Deadline August 31, 2021
Annulet: A Journal of Poetics seeks submissions of literary criticism for our second issue.
Among its meanings, "annulet" means a little ring. As a literary journal, we are committed to bringing into closer quarters poetry, poetics-driven prose, and public-facing scholarship and criticism.
In Ellen Forney’s autobiographical comic Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo and Me (2012), the author narrates her journey following her bipolar disorder diagnosis, a journey that sets off an exploration into how her art is connected to that of the “crazy artists” of the past. Just like Vincent van Gogh and Sylvia Plath, whose work has been connected to their mental health status, Forney explores how her condition possibly influenced her art.
THE USES OF HUMOR TO MUDDLE THROUGH THE COVID PANDEMIC
AMERICAN HUMOR STUDIES ASSOCIATION
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).
And magazine is an international referred magazine that is published quarterly, dedicated to literature and social sciences. submit your best work with a short bionote to the given email address. Submission is always welcome. Any submission after the deadline of the current issue will be rolled for the next. As we are a non profiting journal we accept a small amount of publishing fees. And is published with ISBN and circulated worldwilde, both in paperback and ebook format and available in major distribuing houses like Amazon. Fell free to contact at our given email id.
"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 53rd Northeast Modern Language Association Convention will take place March 10 to 13, 2022, in Baltimore, MD. We are delighted to announce that Valeria Luiselli, author of the prize-winning Lost Children Archive (the 2022 novel for “NeMLA Reads Together”), will give our opening address and that Professor Judith Butler, Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley, has graciously agreed to be our 2022 keynote.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Life Narratives: Prismatic World of the Author and Beyond
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.
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference,
November 4-6, 2021, Atlanta GA
CFP: Space, Place, and Locus: Mapping the New Europe (Online)
Conference Date: 2-4th June 2021
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.
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.
Outlander as Crime Fiction: Murder and Mystery in the Outlander and Lord John Series (Edited Collection)
Erin E. MacDonald, Ph.D., Fanshawe College
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.
Invites papers and other presentations that use philosophical approaches to engage with any aesthetic and/or cultural phenomena, including but not limited to literature, music, film, art and media; event, identity, time and place. Particular consideration for proposals that focus on the conference theme of "City of God, City of Destruction.”
CONFERENCE THEME: "PAMLA 2021’s Conference Theme is “City of God, City of Destruction,” ideal for Las Vegas, a city known for its Janus-like nature as both a historic spiritual beacon in the frontier of the American West and a modern city that has celebrated the world’s greatest cities!"
Bonds Forged in Fire!!: Exploring the Social Networks and Social Distances in the Harlem Renaissance Era and Beyond
A Special Session for the Langston Hughes Society at the 93rd SAMLA Convention
November 4-6, 2021
Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center