Most cultural representations of the Latinx community produced in the United States have historically reduced this population to stereotypes or caricatures. Nevertheless, there is a new wave of cultural phenomena (literature, films, tv series, etc.) that has not only challenged these exaggerated and erroneous representations but has also sought to breathe complexity into real Latinx subjectivities and experiences. This panel welcomes essays that discuss new forms and interpretations of the histories and traditions of the Latinx communities present in literature and film. We are particularly interested in works that delve into the intersections of race and identity in Latinx production and self/representation.
Panel: Race, Place, and Migration in Afro-Latinx Literature and Visual Art
This panel invites papers focused on the analysis of Afro-Latinx migratory dynamics as represented in Latin American art (films, plastic and visual art, live performances, and so on) and literature (such as novels, poems, plays, comics, visual poetry). Papers on the Caribbean, Centro America, South America, and Brazil are welcomed.
Call for Papers - Session "Metatextuality in Contemporary French Caribbean Fiction" at the 53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (March 10-13, Baltimore, MD)
This panel focuses on metatextual practices in contemporary French Caribbean fiction. Metatextuality here is understood as a form of intertextual discourse in which one text refers to itself or another text and critically reflects upon it. We welcome proposals that focus on the conditions of production, publication, distribution, circulation, consumption, transmission, and recognition (or lack thereof) of literary texts.
Preferred languages: French or English.
Deadline: September 30, 2021
Bruce Beresford (film director)
Jonathan Rayner (University of Sheffield)
Allison Craven (James Cook University)
Jane Stadler (University of Queensland)
Timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of both Wake in Fright (Kotcheff, 1971) and Walkabout (Roeg, 1971) appearing in London cinemas on the same weekend, this two-day online conference seeks to explore the range of international and transnational perspectives that helped shape the Australian New Wave of the 1970s and 80s.
We invite you to contribute papers to the edited volume From Multi-ethnic Societies to Homogeneous States: Collective Memory and Fiction on Emergence of Modern Nations, Armenia and Azerbaijan.
call for proposals for a special issue of Transnational Screens
“From Yesterday’s Margins to Today’s: Towards Decolonizing Curricula, Pedagogy, and Research in Transnational Screen Media”
edited by Sheetal Majithia and Dale Hudson
The Art Association of Australia & New Zealand (AAANZ)
I M P A C T
The University of Sydney
Deadline by 30 July 2021.
The Year Without a Summer in Europe was among the reasons that inspired some nineteenth-century British writers to write novels and poems reflecting on the event and its effects on human relations. Works like Mary Shelley’s The Last Man and Lord Byron’s Darkness are among the examples that describe the feelings resulting from such an event, especially in Shelley’s work, in which many racial and political issues arise from such a crisis. How human beings care about each other in crises and what dilemmas result from such events are the focus of this session, as these issues are closely related to the most recent COVID-19 crisis.
Latin American Digitalities
Main Editors: Patrícia Anzini & Eduardo Prado Cardoso
In his 1962 essay, “The Creative Process,” James Baldwin writes, “A society must assume that it is stable, but the artist must know, and he must let us know, that there is nothing stable under heaven. . .The artist cannot and must not take anything for granted, but must drive to the heart of every answer and expose the question the answer hides.” The link between artist and activist illustrates the import of black public voices that challenge institutions of white supremacy, gender oppression, and systemic dehumanization. Historically, artists have critiqued, documented, and contextualized racial violence to ensure that the past is not forgotten and to reshape the nation’s consciousness.
Resilience During the Harlem Renaissance and Beyond
CALL FOR PAPERS
OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society, 11(2)
ISSN: 2093-5498 (Print) / 2671-969X (Online)
We are currently accepting manuscripts for OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society Vol.11 No.2 that will be published on July 31, 2021. To be considered for the upcoming issue, OMNES 11(2), please submit your manuscript by May 30, 2021.
About the Journal
Special Edition of Revenant: ‘Contemporary Legend: the stories we tell and how we tell them’
Deadline for abstract submissions: Thursday 30 September 2021.
Guest Editors: David Clarke, Sophie Parkes-Nield, Andrew Robinson and Diane A. Rodgers (Centre for Contemporary Legend, Sheffield Hallam University)
The conference seeks to explore the narratives of displacement and to demonstrate the validity of a cross-disciplinary approach which brings together the historical, cultural, social and literary expertise in the handling of text. The conference will particularly focus on time and space representations and on treatment of the theme of cultural ambivalence and identity conflict. The subject of displacement will be regarded as both a migration, voluntary or forced, and a sense of being socially or culturally “out of place”.
Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:
Through the centuries, humans have often shaped their social life by fictional moments and by taking part in fictional events: carnivals, representations, role plays, society plays, structured and semi-structured collective and singular moments where strictly coded contexts organize specific worlds and cultural dimensions. Play, in its wide acception and in its nature of artificial and coded mechanism, reflects historically the symbolic work by which human societies have elaborated, explained and organized the world.
Call for Papers: Antisemitism in the Fourth Gospel (Book Anthology)
On behalf of the organising committee, I feel deeply honoured to share with you information on the forthcoming 7th International Conference on Bilingual Education, which will take place either in a face-to-face or hybrid format at the University of Córdoba (Spain) next October 26-29, 2021. The final format will be announced in late June or early July.
Proposals must conform to the thematic areas and participation modalities (Papers, Scientific/Training Dialogues, Workshops and Pedagogical Athenaeums) announced on the conference website. The deadline for abstract submission is next September 10, 2021.
Call for Chapters
Antiracist Library and Information Science: Racial Justice and Community
Call for Chapters of an edited work: Antiracist Library and Information Science: Racial Justice and Community, part of the Advances in Librarianship Book Series by Emerald Publishing, to be delivered to the publisher in 2022.
Book Editors: Kimberly Black, Ph.D., Chicago State University and Bharat Mehra, Ph.D., University of Alabama
We are soliciting two types of original contributions to this work:
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Black Lives Matter: Lessons from the Harlem Renaissance
- proposals due Friday, June 4, 2021 -
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference
Friday-Sunday, 7-10 October 2021
Seeking proposals for short presentations (10-20 minutes) of research related to cultural geography. This can take the form of anthropological case studies, political narratives, creative responses to place, GIS studies, refugee and immigration information, &c. Please direct any questions to A. P. Vague, Area Chair at email@example.com.
Samyukta: A Journal of Gender & Culture proposes to bring out a special number on early women’s magazines in Malayalam. These magazines played a significant role in negotiating the gender dynamics in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Keralam. The debates on the lives of women with reference to modernity, colonial or otherwise, have been fraught with paradoxes and contradictions that require detailed interrogation. While the grand narratives of the times were scripted by and for men, women’s lives were punctuated mostly by the banalities of everyday lives. The new found interest at the turn of the twenty-first century in micro-narratives that tell alternate stories contesting the dominant has prompted us to undertake the present study.
Call for Papers — Recognition and Recovery of Caribbean Canadian Cultural Production
for a special issue of Canada and Beyond: a Journal of Canadian Literary and Cultural Studies (Issue 10, 2021) Guest Editors: Michael A. Bucknor and Cornel Bogle
4th International Conference on Advanced Research in Social Sciences and Humanities (ICARSH) is the premier forum for scientists, researchers and students to discuss and exchange their new ideas, novel results, work in progress and experience on all aspects of Academic conference on social sciences and humanities. Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:
Just a quick reminder of this week’s University of South Africa (UNISA) War and Writing - Narratives, Identities, Nationalisms lecture series.
Thursday, 20 May 2021, from 2 - 3pm South African time.
This week we present Oded Haim from Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel with the paper:
The Punic Army at the Battle of Zama
The Abstract for the paper is below:
CFP – “Black and Queer, Music on Screen”
liquid blackness: journal of aesthetics and black studies 6, no. 2, Fall 2022
Co-edited by Jekara Govan, James Tobias (Sync: Stylistics of Hieroglyphic Time), Stefan Torralba, and Calvin Warren (Ontological Terror: Blackness, Nihilism, Emancipation)
A partnership between The Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities (The Education University of Hong Kong), EMMA (University Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3)
and La Maison Française d’Oxford
Venue: University Paul Valery Montpellier 3, France
Dates: September 29 to October 2, 2021
Deadline for submitting proposals: 15 June 2021
Notification of acceptance: 15 July 2021
Call for Chapters:
“Documentary Film in Latin America and the Caribbean: Theory and Practice”
Edited by Christopher L. Ballengee
This interdisciplinary edited volume seeks to illuminate theoretical and practical perspectives on the production, reception, and analysis of ethnographic and documentary film in Latin America and the Caribbean. We invite scholars, critics, filmmakers, and other interested authors to submit proposals as outlined below.
The Society for the Study of Southern Literature invites papers on the South and science fiction for a panel at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association’s 93rd Annual Conference from November 4-6, 2021 in Atlanta, GA. Papers may discuss any of the subgenres of science fiction, including alternate history, afrofuturism, post-apocalyptic, scifi gothic, traditional, ‘hard’ or ‘soft’ science fiction, scifi horror, etc., and may focus on any form of media as long as the South, its history, culture, or locale intersects in some way.