Dancing, perhaps most famously of the Tik Tok variety, has helped many cope and adapt to the past year’s pandemic, making people feel connected in an almost choreographed way. Not only infiltrating certain web sites, site-specific dance—choreographed work inspired by a specific space or place—is becoming increasingly relevant, especially in environmental terms. Recent projects such as Karole Armitage’s “On the Nature of Things” or Jody Sperling’s “Polar Rhythms” have taken nature, and more specifically climate change and other environmental issues, as their source of inspiration. A transformative art, dance offers the possibility of intimate connection and even continuous metamorphosis.
This symposium and edited volume seeks to draw together research into cinematic exhibition in Italy throughout the twentieth and twenty-first century. Current research into Italian cinema is continuously expanding its purview to consider the great range of genres, forms and contexts that have been engaged by filmmakers working in the country. Similarly, recent studies have shone vital light on the complex make up of Italy’s film audiences, and on the practices of film producers and distributors in the country. This project will continue this critical expansion by investigating the myriad ways in which film media (both Italian and foreign) has been exhibited and consumed in Italy.
Update: the deadline for this CFP has been changed to October 15, 2021.
NeMLA's 53rd convention will be held March 10-13, 2022, in Baltimore, MD. Please submit an abstract of 200-300 words through the NeMLA website [https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/CFP] and any questions to Kathryn Hendrickson at email@example.com.
Whether he parodied, plagiarized, appropriated, translated, borrowed, or critiqued, Oscar Wilde’s work contains a web of references that vigorously engages with the voices of others. The way Wilde spoke with and through his sources may reveal not only his own influences and allegiances, but also aspects of larger conversations within late Victorian culture involving artistic production, Decadence, theater, journalism, scholarship, poverty, gender issues, sexuality, prison reform, and more.
This panel aims to explore how writers and filmmakers have articulated questions of Blackness and Europeanness, migration and cultural belonging, colonial histories and decolonial futures.
In recent decades, artists, scholars, and activists from all over Europe have interrogated and problematized wishful narratives about Europe as a democratic stronghold and a multicultural, borderless space. Working in different media, forms, and genres, these works address urgent questions, such as the racialization of migration, the persistent social and economic inequalities of urban spaces, and the legacies of repressed colonial histories.
Feminism does not exist in singularity, and its plurality centers disenfranchised narratives and perspectives. Due to the interwoven structural oppressions based on the social construct of identities, intersectionality’s formation provides a foundation and praxis to theorize and contribute to the dismantling of systemic oppressions. The whitening of intersectionality participates in commodification (Bilge 2015), in stark opposition to its original intentionality (Crenshaw 1991), and calls into question the plurality of feminism as if a hegemonic conceptualization of ‘feminism’ would be preferred, enhanced, or (en)forced.
In recent years there has been increased attention to conversations concerning consent, sexual violence, and rape. The stories of survivors have been an important tool for informing the public about these issues and providing healing. First-hand nonfiction accounts of sexual violence like A Woman in Berlin, Know My Name, and Willow Weep for Me have helped to destigmatize conversations about rape and sexual assault and problematized mainstream understandings of these concepts. Novels like The Handmaid’s Tale have also been able to question what sex and pleasure could look like within a rape culture.
Although academia’s interest in disability studies emerged in the late 1980s, an ever-growing body of research has emerged since then, mainly from Anglo-Saxon and Nordic countries.
General Call for Papers
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open-access peer-reviewed academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.
2021 Midwest PCA/ACA Conference
Southern Literature and Culture
Deadline for submissions:
June 1, 2021
Dr. Ashley Goulder, Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association
contact email (for questions only, submissions must be made through the website): firstname.lastname@example.org
CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 7-10, 2021 Westin, Minneapolis Minneapolis, MN
Topics may include but are not limited to:
--Southern food studies
--Slavery and the American South; slave narratives
--Civil War narratives
Greece in Victorian Popular Culture
8-9 April 2022
Department of English Language and Literature
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Hellenic Foundation for Research & Innovation
Call for Papers
Seventh Annual Post45 Graduate Symposium
April 8-9, 2022
Submission deadline: November 30, 2021
Keynote Speaker: Michelle Huang
Additional Faculty Participation by Harris Feinsod, Kalyan Nadiminti, Lauren Michele Jackson, Justin Mann, Lakshmi Padmanabhan, Nick Davis, Francisco Robles
Humanity as a whole and on a global scale has had to reflect on how it would proceed in the wake of a pandemic that has lasted longer than it has expected and has tested its ability to adapt to and invent new ways of being and moving. Performing artists in efforts to literally and aesthetically survive has had to learn to deal with the limited availability of and accessibility to the stage. While in previous times indoor and outdoor stages as well as open public spaces have been readily available to offer their work to audiences, now they are forced to deal with isolation and mediation.
Season 1 of "Speaking of Shakespeare" is now fully availabe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts, and other services that can be accessed at https://speakingofshakespeare.buzzsprout.com. These podcasts feature conversations with authors of new books, performers, digital developers, archivists, and others involved in things Shakespearean.
Polish Association for American Studies 32nd Annual Conference
Darkness in Paradise: American Declarations, Disillusions, and Disasters
December 9-11, 2021, University of Rzeszów, Poland
NeMLA Annual Convention - Baltimore, MD - 10-13 March, 2022
Chairs: Karl Manis & Danyse Golick (University of Toronto)
This roundtable session addresses the 2022 NeMLA conference theme of “care” to explore its significance and resonances throughout the Black diaspora. Christina Sharpe asks in In the Wake: On Blackness and Being (2016), “How can we think (and rethink and rethink) care laterally, in the register of the intramural, in a different relation than that of the violence of the state?” (20) This session aims to continue to rethink care in this context.
Presentations will consider how Black writers, artists, filmmakers, and other cultural producers explore the practice of care in relation to Black peoples and other living beings across national boundaries. Participants might consider, but are not limited to, some of the following questions:
It’s a statistic we hear often: America incarcerates more people per capita than any other nation. Yet, most Americans can go about their daily lives without thinking about their physical proximity to prisons or the people locked within. With few exceptions, prisons are built in rural, remote areas, set back from main highways and not visible from shopping centers, restaurants, and housing developments. Likewise, America’s political landscape works hard to obfuscate the realities of life locked up, reducing discourses of mass incarceration to shocking statistics and incomprehensible numbers.
Literature & Culture and/as Intelligent Systems
University of Stuttgart Digital Workshop
16–17 December 2021
Confirmed Keynote Address: Dr. James Smithies, Director of King’s Digital Lab, King’s College London
The Eighteenth World Congress of Jewish Studies will take place at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem on August 8–12, 2022. Scholars from all fields of Jewish Studies are invited to take part in the Congress.
The six broad divisions of the World Congress are:• The Bible and Its World
• History of the Jewish People
• Rabbinic Literature, Jewish Law and Jewish Thought
• Languages, Literatures, and the Arts
• Jewish Studies and Social Sciences
• Research Projects and Technology
In La naturaleza colonizada: Ecología política y minería en América Latina (2011), Héctor Alimonda highlights political-intellectual traditions in Latin America that, when elaborated within other geopolitical forms of knowledge, show us how “a long history of unequal, combined development and a global rupture of the society-nature metabolism increasingly penalizes Latin American nature and its communities” (22). Alimonda’s notion of political ecology in Latin America engages with traditions fundamentally dedicated to multifaceted practices of care—to the acknowledgment of and participation in sustainable economic, environmental, and political development and protection in face of regional, national, and international extractivist forces.
Outside/rs 2022 is a conference for postgraduate researchers, early career researchers and community parties, that provides a space to explore topics of sex, gender and queerness at the margins. To be held on 1 and 2 April 2022, the conference will be a hybrid of in-person, at the University of Brighton, and online sessions.
Stratified Nature: Women’s Writing and Nature Past, Present, and Future—Extended Deadline
As we continue the study of the Anthropocene and society’s intersections with nature, this collection searches for essays on women’s writing, Anthropocene, and futurism. This anthology’s scope will be broad, with a focus on analysis of women writers, society, and nature in the past, present, and future.
This call is for our book recommendation section.for the academic blog (ISSN 2660-8839, https://popmec.hypotheses.org) of the PopMeC Association for US Popular Culture Studies.
We aim at recommending books that we find relevant in the realm of the representation of the US, as well as in the related cultural studies. We’d like to share books that we found inspiring, useful, and engaging, delving into culturally relevant topics, popular culture products, public reception, cultural politics, minority/discriminated groups’ representation, collective imaginaries fueled by cinema, music, comics, TV series, public performances, and whatnot.
15th International IDEA Conference: Studies in English
May 11-13, 2022
The Conference will be jointly hosted by
Hatay Mustafa Kemal University,
Department of English Language & Literature ,
Department of Foreign Language Education,
School of Foreign Languages &
The English Language & Literature Research Association of Turkey (IDEA)
The Conference will address topics from the fields of
Literatures in English
British Cultural Studies
Call for Articles – Visual History
IDEA – Interdisciplinary Discourses, Education and Analysis launches a call for articles for its new issue dedicated to Visual History.
Version française cf. ci-dessous / versión española véase abajo
Global Crisis(es) between Image, Language and Time: On the Fantastic in Contemporary Films and Series
Julia Brühne, Orlando Valenzuela Celis, Padraic Wilson (University of Bremen, March 03-05, 2022).
CFP: 56th Annual Comparative World Literature Conference
Culture Jamming and the Art of Subversion: A Multidisciplinary Perspective
Venue: California State University, Long Beach. Mainly in person with a handful of sessions on zoom.
Dates: April 13 and 14, 2022
CALL FOR PAPERS:
2022 NATIONAL PCA CONFERENCE IN SEATTLE, WA.
Sheraton Seattle Hotel
1400 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
Wednesday, April 13 – Saturday, April 16, 2022
For information on PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org
For conference information, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference/
CFP: MYSTERY & DETECTIVE FICTION AREA
In recent years, we could witness the rise of the ethical in the field of Humanities. Be it Ethics studies proper, Bio-ethics, Animal studies, Feminism, Postcolonialism or Ecocriticism, most popular trends in the Humanities have to do with the ethical, with what could be dubbed “the New Humanism”. In the fourth issue of the online journal In Spatele Blocului (Romanian)/Behind the Block (www.inspateleblocului.ro), we accept papers and art that have to do with any of these topics or other themes related to the study of the ethical and humanism. We welcome short articles, essays, poetry, prose, drama and visual art.