Teaching Food in LiteratureOverview
CFP: Food in American Literature
Proposals due July 20, 2021
CFP: Food in American Literature
Proposals due September 1, 2021
We have accepted about 3/4 of the papers we need for an edited volume on food in American literature. We are seeking a handful of high-quality papers to complete the collection.
Continuing an ongoing philosophical conversation about the order of rank and value, media theorist and evolutionary biologist Donna Haraway states in A Cyborg Manifesto that the classifications of human, machine, and animal species blur if one examines them at the genetic or molecular level; the order and rank of human supremacy dissolves. In the late 19th century following the acceptance of Darwin’s theory of evolution, how were the fuzzy lines between humans, animals, and machines drawn and by whom? At what point do we, as humans, become transhuman—enhanced by technology?
At the center of the #MeToo movement lie survivor testimonies, which demystify victim-shaming, victim-blaming, and legitimizing the victim-survivor's testimony as the unquestionable truth. In the South Asian context, such testimonies are still a taboo, which leads to victim-survivors refusing to share and relive their experiences and narratives even if they have the means and access to do so. Our panel seeks to problematize the #MeToo movement in order to reimagine and contextualize it in South Asia and the South Asian diaspora as a much-needed intervention to examine the implications of a transnational feminist movement.
"You have shown me a strange image, and they are strange prisoners. Like ourselves, I replied; and they see only their own shadows, or the shadows of one another, which the fire throws on the opposite wall of the cave?" (Plato, The Republic)
“Allegorie entsteht, wenn der Verstand sich vorlügt, er habe Phantasie.” Allegory occurs when the mind betrays and tells itself it has imagination. (Hebbel, Diary 1840, translation added)
Competing concepts of “medicine” and “healing” abound, with roots in our period; what might we think of as “alternative” medicine? Competing conceptions of medicine were proposed by Bruonians (John Brown’s binary of stimulant vs sedative) and Cullenians (followers of William Cullen), and yet another by Samuel Hahnemann (the law of similars, the law of the minimal dose). We might consider physiological interventions (surgeries, purgings) in contrast with more palliative approaches aimed at restoring “nature’s balance.” The origins of obstetrics (and its displacement of midwives), anatomical dissection and pathology (and their relation to criminality), and mesmerism are linked to famous male figures but also their critics.
CALL FOR PAPERS
EVELYN G. ETHERIDGE CONFERENCE
ON THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE
OCTOBER 26-28, 2022
1235 Fifteenth Street
Augusta, GA 30901
Punk Scholars Network Canada and Punk Scholars Network USA
2022 Virtual Conference
Friday, November 18, 2022 via Zoom (Times TBA)
Our annual conference of the Punk Scholars Network Canada and United States will be held on November 18, 2022 via Zoom. The theme this year is Punk & Resilience, and we welcome proposals from punk scholars both in North America and internationally.
Feminismos decoloniales, negros y queer de Latinoamérica y el Caribe.
From Sabrina to Supreme, there are plentiful modern representations of the witch in popular culture, each exuding singular or group-sourced power borne from traditions of centuries-past, as manifested in literature, television, film, or local lore. But what about the lesser-known witches, those who practice and represent branches of witchcraft rarely examined within the subcultural analysis or fandom?
This panel examines portrayals of lesser-known witches and how their quiet unconventionality, even within the broader occult subculture, might inform scholarship, practice, and preservation. What can we learn by examining lesser-known witches or unconventional representations of the witch?
Bending Metal: Metal Scenes during and after COVID
deadline for submissions:
October 1, 2022
full name / name of organization:
Bryan Bardine/University of Dayton/ Jerome Stueart
Bending Metal: Global Metal Scenes during and after COVID
Proposals due: September 1, 2022
Continuing our work examining metal scenes and with a contract with Lexington Press we propose the following project:
‘Toxic’! Toxicity In-Between the Humanities and Natural Sciences // 18 Nov. 2022 (09.00-17.00 CET)
Toxicity and intoxication surround us: If anything, the resurgence of the terms in the late 2010s reminds us of this statement’s basic truth. Toxic masculinity, for example, has become a rallying cry against problematic gender norms, while Britney Spears’ 2003 mega-hit ‘Toxic’ has become a queer anthem conjuring the ‘poison paradise’. The future of our planet is decided at the dead banks of toxic rivers, with people living on toxic soil and drowning in an increasing mass of toxic waste. In the Western world, lifestyle-gurus promise ‘mental detox’ while an opioid crisis ravages the United States.
SpokenWeb Symposium 2023 Call for Papers
We've extended the deadline to Friday, September 16, 2022!
The SpokenWeb Research Network (www.spokenweb.ca) is hosting the 2023 SpokenWeb Research Symposium at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada from May 1-3, 2023. We invite those from inside and outside the Network who engage with sound in their research and/or creative practice to submit paper or panel proposals that respond to the conference theme of:
Reverb: Echo-Locations of Sound and Space
American Humor Studies Association
Judith Yaross Lee Publication Grant in American Humor Studies
Sponsored and funded by the American Humor Studies Association, the goal of the Judith Yaross Lee Publication Grant is to provide graduate students and emerging scholars with professional guidance and support in publishing an article on comedy and humor studies. Graduate students and those who earned their Ph.D.s in 2022 are welcome to apply.
Feminism(s) in the Media: Public Outreach and Cultural Transformations
Ghent University, Belgium
14– 15 September 2023
In partnership with Antwerp University (Belgium), Gothenburg University (Sweden), Leuven University (Belgium) and the Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB) (Belgium)
Thinking With a River: Housatonic Valley History and Culture
Edited by Sheila Liming and Jacob A.C. Remes
Abstracts due February 1, 2023
“Living fame no fortune can confound”: Richard Barnfield’s Legacy
Sapienza University of Rome, 9-10 February 2023
Camilla Caporicci (University of Perugia)
Fabio Ciambella (Sapienza University of Rome)
Cristiano Ragni (University of Verona)
Confirmed keynote speakers:
Tania Demetriou (University of Cambridge)
Andrew Hadfield (University of Sussex)
International Conference onAnglo-Portuguese Studies III: a tribute to Professor Maria Leonor Machado de Sousa, OBE (1932-2021)
Venue: Faculdade de Ciências Sociais eHumanas
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Campus de Campolide
Lisbon, Portugal, 24-26 November 2022
CETAPS (Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies) is pleased to announce its 3rd International ConferenceonAnglo-Portuguese Studies, a 3-day conference on topics related to Anglo-Portuguese historical, literary and cultural relations. We also welcome papers on Luso-American exchanges, Anglo-Iberian relations and papers that make comparisons and connections between Portuguese- speakingand Anglophone countries.
As more climate doomsday predictions continue to surface from scientists, journalists, and scholars, the fight to combat global climate collapse can sometimes feel hopeless—petrified by the saturation of negative affects in literary, theoretical, and cultural production. While continuing with neoliberal business-as-usual is untenable, scholars have begun to recognize that doom and gloom predictions alone actually make individuals less likely to act.
Chapters for The Poetics of Grief and Melancholy in East-West Conflicts and Reconciliations
We are inviting chapter proposals for the edited book The Poetics of Grief and Melancholy in East-West Conflicts and Reconciliations. It is a collection of academic essays that examines the representation, aesthetics, dilemma and/or dichotomy of the notions of grief and melancholy in East-West exchanges and cultural dialogues. Contributors can explore the topic in the dimensions of individual behaviors under specific social norms and cultural products such as literature, film, music, art, theatre performance and any other forms of arts/genres etc.
With the turn towards extractivism and energy as objects for critical inquiry, minerals and fossil fuels have become crucial additions to categories of cultural, political, and materialist analyses. The international workshop Archives of the Planetary Mine will explore the intersections between culture, materiality, politics, energy consumption, and extractivism across the Americas, throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Its purpose is to address the geohistorical magnitudes of energy consumption and critical engagements with the logic of extraction as a condition of possibility for cultural production.
In his seminal work, Poetics of Relation (1990), Édouard Glissant posited the term “commonplace” as a means to rethink the role of genre in a transatlantic frame. Taking as its object the "flood of convergences, publishing itself in the guise of the commonplace,” this formulation complicates any attempt to read genre as a closed system of inherited traits. Rather, the notion of the commonplace draws our attention to the unspoken norms that sustain literary communities across time and space. Positive in Glissant’s account, commonplaces have also worked to police the boundaries of what counts as literature and who is counted within its canons of literary value.
Is the UK a country of immigration? British immigration historian Panikos Panayi says yes. Although its history and founding are not comparable to that of the United States, which is synonymous with the history of immigration, the history of Britain is also not unrelated to immigration. On the contrary, for the past 200 years, immigration has been a major driving force in history, leading to significant changes in British society. In the context of the dissolution of the British Empire and the decline of the British economy after World War II, Englishness has emerged as a public concern by British people who ask themselves, “What is British?” or “What is English?”.
We have always lived with trauma, but how do we embrace trauma into our lives and create a meaningful life in the world we live in?
In recent years, critical considerations of aesthetics or beauty have been de-emphasized in literary criticism. There is a certain taboo about the notion of beauty, as Elaine Scarry has neatly pointed out: “many people have either actively advocated a taboo on beauty or passively omitted it from their vocabulary, even when thinking and writing about beautiful objects such as painting and poems” (117). There has been many talks about how aesthetics demeans a work’s values—serving as Bourgeois distractions from the real social issues we face, which rightfully remains as an important critical consideration.
Resilience and Resistance: Embracing Disability Narratives in Nineteenth-Century Fiction proposes a space for scholars to present research on disability studies and narrative agency in British fiction from the period. Disability studies is concerned with altering the contemporary political landscape to procure protections for disabled individuals and communities, question structures which uphold barriers to equal access, and challenge ideologies of ability that affirm ableist notions of social participation. Disability studies also challenges individuals and scholars to analyze the historical, literary, medical, and social understandings of disability to dismantle ableist structures.
Deadline: 31 October 2022 Hybrid Conference: 2nd - 4th of March 2023
Call for Papers
Historical Fictions Research Network Online Conference
(17 to 19 February 2023, Zoom)
The Historical Fictions Research Network (see https://historicalfictionsresearch.org/) aims to create a place for the discussion of all aspects of the construction of the historical narrative. The focus of the conference is the way we construct history, the narratives and fictions people assemble and how. We welcome both academic and practitioner presentations.
Special Issue of University of Toronto Quarterly (Fall 2024)
Representing a (Post)Pandemic World (1722-2022)
This special issue of the University of Toronto Quarterly asks: What is the role of art in a (post)pandemic world? How do representations of a virus/pandemic bear witness to, diagnose, and remediate the (post)pandemic world? How do we define (post)pandemic writing and the arts throughout their long histories?