The Routledge Handbook of Refugee Narratives, currently under contract with Routledge, presents a transnational and interdisciplinary study of refugee narratives. In response to the oversaturation of sociological, governmental, and journalistic narratives about refugees, this anthology features academic essays that examine the narratives refugees tell to, for, and about themselves. Engaging a rich variety of genres—fiction, autobiography, prose, poetry, graphic novels, film, photography, performance, social media—the chapters will analyze how conditions of forced displacement and encounters with different asylum regimes shape, but do not circumscribe, the form and content of refugee cultural productions.
At the end of 2019, there were approximately 4.2 million people around the world waiting for a decision on their asylum claims (UNHCR). Amongst them is a particularly vulnerable group: LGBTQI+ people: sons, daughters, parents, partners and lovers, with horrendous histories of imprisonment, bodily harm, torture, and psychological trauma.These atrocities are inflicted on them by their own governments, countrymen, and, worst of all, friends and families.This conference aims to discuss the situation of LGBTQI+ asylum seekers and refugees who have committed no crime, yet cannot live freely in their own countries due to their sexual orientation or gender identity.
These topics shall be explored under the following themes:
Southern Spaces requests blog post submissions on voting, politics, political organizing, and similar subjects, emphasizing spatial interpretation and digital media. Submit all inquiries and materials to Southern Spaces managing editor Madison Elkins at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions are especially welcome before October 1, 2020.
CALL FOR BLOG POSTS
LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND IDENTITY IN THE ARAB WORLD
British ‘Fictions of Class’ since 1945 – Revitalising Class in the Twenty-First Century
Workshop – University of Siegen, Germany – 18-19 June 2021
400 years ago, the Mayflower arrived on Patuxet land and established the settler colony of Plymouth. Just two years later, the Patuxet peoples were pronounced extinct. Despite or due to this settler violence, the Plymouth colony gave rise to the American tradition of “Thanksgiving” and the mythology of Europeans building a ‘City upon a Hill’ in America.
According to the United Nations, more than 70 million people have been displaced worldwide. The UN monitors statistics on internally displaced persons, refugees, and asylum-seekers, and within those groups there are nuanced experiences of displacement based on gender, race, sexual expression, class, religion, and ability. Experience of forced displacement—whether because of civil unrest, natural disaster, government-induced development, or climate change—is more and more a shared experience, and the narratives of these experiences can both bring together and challenge us. The recent global Coronavirus pandemic affects us all, and yet it exacerbates the inequities in medical care, services, and ability to adhere to stay-at-home mandates.
The Arab notion of identity, defined by traditional gender roles, categorizes the binary subsets of the patriarchal understanding of performative “male” and “female” facades. Gender remains vaguely defined in the Arab world due to layers of taboo and stigma; untraditional gender roles and practices result in a halt of the fragile cyclical reality within the Arab realm. In recent years, the academic world began to decode expressions of gender within the Arab world; however, the gendered Arab identity has been fundamentally stereotyped. In this edited volume, we venture into various subsets of the 21st century Arab identity that pertain to deciphering the gendered Arab.
Call for Papers
An Edited Book (ISBN)
Mythological Literature in India
We are pleased to inform you that we are going to publish an edited volume with the proposed title “Revisiting Mythological Literature in India: Origin and Development.”
Este GT explora las intersecciones entre los campos del arte, la historia, la política y la filosofía en las Américas, abordando cuestiones relacionadas con la creación de identidad y la formación cultural y artística en el continente americano. La identidad cultural de los países americanos es un tema crucial que debe analizarse a través de los cambios en el contexto de este continente.
The College English Association welcomes proposals for presentations on the general conference theme: Justice. The College English Association’s 52nd national conference will be held in Birmingham, Alabama, where the freedom ensured by civil rights has been contested by the government in both the past and present. Birmingham’s notoriety as a focal point of the Civil Rights Movement, including the Birmingham Campaign, the imprisonment of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the writing of his “Letter from Birmingham Jail” is matched by the city’s renown for forging steel, founding Veteran’s Day, and hosting the USA’s second-oldest drag queen pageant.
Dr. Scott Oldenburg and Dr. Matteo Pangallo are seeking essay proposals for a prospective collection of essays tentatively titled None a Stranger There: England and/ in Europe on the Early Modern Stage.
This volume will gather together scholarship (theater history, performance study, literary criticism, literary history, etc.) about early modern English drama, written in response to, reflecting upon, or in light of Brexit and the debates that it has provoked. Some of the themes or topics that the essays might address include:
General Call for Papers
Popular Culture Review seeks to publish compelling, wellargued, and well-researched articles on a variety of topics
related to popular culture. While film, television, literature, and video games are common popular culture subjects, we
wish to broaden the journal’s exploration of popular culture as well. Examples might include regional popular cultures,
popular culture and food, popular culture in previous decades or eras, popular culture and social media, popular
culture and music, and the like.
Submissions undergo a rigorous peer review process.
“Les décors et installations éviteront le style de reconstitution réaliste, qui ne rend compte de rien du tout, car il n’approchera jamais la cruauté des ventres des bateaux et des antres des Plantations.” -Édouard Glissant. Mémoires des esclavages. La fondation d’un centre national pour la mémoire des esclavages et de leurs abolitions. Gallimard, 2007. 153-4.
Call for Chapters for Edited Book
Genetic Histories and Liberties: Eugenics, Genetic Ancestries and Genetic Technologies in Literary and Visual Cultures
Gender and the Body Series, Edinburgh University Press
We invite chapters that examine the ways in which representations of the body and gender within literature and visual culture (including film, television, graphic novels, comics, and video games) from the eighteenth century to the present day have engaged with and challenged political, religious, cultural and social attitudes towards eugenics, genetic ancestries and genetic technologies
Chapter Proposal Submission Deadline: 1 November 2020
Few people know about Kelly Thomas, a homeless man diagnosed with schizophrenia who, in 2011, was beaten to death in Orange County by six police officers. Thomas was unarmed. All the officers were acquitted. The way we treat those with mental illness has become of interest to humanities scholars, particularly those working in Disability Studies. Margaret Price’s brave research, in Mad at School, rallies against the exclusion of those with mental disability from academic discourse (and academic life). Scholars of early modern disability have explored various neurodiversity in theater, from figurations of wise fools to imaginings of mad revengers.
This special issue of The Projector seeks submissions focused on contemporary community media as activist and aesthetic practices. In 2005, Kevin Howley described community media as “popular and strategic interventions into contemporary media culture committed to the democratization of media structures, forms, and practices.” In revisiting this definition 15 years later, the holistic aim of this special issue is to interrogate shifts in various community media making environments brought about in the past decade.
Call for Roundtable Participants
This roundtable will illustrate how the image of the mafia has been romanticized, falsified, glorified, or held up to historical accuracy in film, television or literature.
The image of the mafia and how it has been appropriated into cultural studies as a romantic business where loyalty and friendship drive a way of life, has contorted our view of its reality. The many images of the mafia we see ranging from filmic representations of the good-hearted mafia Don like Vito Corleone to the fun-loving, soldier like Henry Hill to the flawed but honorable aging Junior Soprano help situate an idea of what it means to be part of this thing called the mafia.
ICNOVA book collection - a Portuguese editor - prepares an electronic book that gathers some of the texts presented at the Images & Archives seminar in 2019. The proposal intends to deepen the relationships between historical, artistic, anthropological and cultural research on photographs and films preserved in archives, both public and private. The documentary features of these images, their contexts and forms of re-contextualization, exhibition and display, the multiple histories with which they relate and the power relationships that produced and are reproduced by them are among the themes we wish to address, in the context of the "material turn" in the social sciences and the arts.
About the Conference
The social exclusion, economic marginalization and cultural subjugation of Indigenous people are pervasive in all regions across the globe due to colonialism and neocolonialism. Even today, Indigenous people continue to struggle to protect their rights to culture, community, heritage, and land. This international conference on Indigenous Studies will allow like-minded researchers, scholars and academicians to explore new avenues in Indigenous Studies. The conference will enable participants to discuss current issues within Indigenous Studies while emphasizing new ways to empower and work collaboratively with Indigenous communities around the world.
In his recent release Pandemic! Covid-19 Shakes the World, Slavoj Zizek speculates that “the lines that separate us from barbarism are drawn more and more clearly. One of the signs of civilization today is the growing perception that continuing the various wars that circle the globe as totally crazy and meaningless.
Negotiating Representations of Gender and Sexuality in "Korean Wave 3.0"
Co-chairs: Dr. Marcy Tanter, Dr. Moisés Park
Seeking panelists for a roundtable as described below. SWCAS (Southwest Conference on Asian Studies, AAS regional) Oct 24, virtual conference:
Here’s Looking at You: Parasite (2019), Racism, and COVID-19
Co-chairs: Dr. Moisés Park, Dr. Marcy Tanter
CfP: Verge 8.1 A&Q – “Race, Racialization, and Antiracism: Reimagining the Study of Global Asias”
Critical Inquiries Into Irish Studies CFP
An online interdisciplinary journal for students and scholars of Irish literature and culture.
Volume 2, No. 2: Edna O’Brien and the Irish Short Story
In light of the tragic deaths of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and the countless other Black lives lost to police brutality, Femspec seeks to honor the visionary work of Black writers and artists. Therefore, our latest call for contributions will concern Afrofuturism.
The Journal of Finnish Studies is now inviting manuscript submissions for a special issue on working-class literature. While we are specifically inviting revisions of the papers presented in the literature panels during FinnFest USA 2019 in Detroit, Michigan, this call is open to any work that focuses on academic research on Finnish-American working-class literature, or working-class literature of the Finnish diaspora anywhere in the world (including, but not limited to, Sweden and Australia). The submissions are due to email@example.com by January 31, 2021.
The Journal of Finnish Studies is a peer-reviewed research journal, ranked as JUFO-2 in Finland.