Online Conference – 2020 – Congrès
October 15- 17 octobre, 2020
Online Conference – 2020 – Congrès
October 15- 17 octobre, 2020
The months of May and June, 2020, saw unprecedented global protests against anti-Black racism and calls for a more equitable and just society that recognizes the humanity and lives of people of African descent. While these protests initially originated across the United States, protesters around the world quickly galvanized in support of these issues organizing events in a growing number of countries, including Canada, Mexico, Haiti, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, South Africa, Australia and Japan. This has been an important moment for Black scholars, activists, and cultural producers everywhere—as well as their friends and allies—to reflect not only on the crisis that has marked Black lives, but also on our future possibilities.
Gender Research Workshop
The workshop will be divided into three sessions with breaks for tea, coffee and snacks. All the participants who will attend the workshop will receive certificates.
In order to book a place, please register by 15 July 2019 on http://registration.lcir.co.uk.
Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art (ISSN 0257-0254), launched in 1980 and published bimonthly, a most highly recognized peer-reviewed journal in China, publishes original papers in Chinese or English in arts and humanities, especially literary studies. We welcome MLA-style papers of 6000-12000 words in the fields of literary theory, critical theory, aesthetics, philosophy of art, cultural studies, etc.
Anti-Oppressive Pedagogies: Social Justice & Community Engagement in the Classroom
52nd Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
March 11-14, 2021
Roll for Initiative: Writing Dungeons & Dragons
We seek submissions in the genres of the essay (creative nonfiction or critical/theoretical), poetry, and the interview for an anthology that will take a literary perspective to examine all aspects of Dungeons & Dragons (D&D).
Stratified Nature: Women’s Writing and Nature Past, Present, and Future
I would like to invite you to consider submitting one or more chapters to the forthcoming essay collection.
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.
We would like to invite you to submit abstracts to the panel Identity, Diversity, and Representation in Video Games, to be held at the 52nd Annual Northeast MLA Conference in Philadelphia, PA on March 11-14, 2021. Please contact Ted Harrison with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Critical Journal of the Katherine Mansfield Society
Editors: Kym Brindle and Karen D’Souza
‘About Love. Well each of us thinks differently’
Letter from Mansfield to Dorothy Brett [20 April 1921]
Since 2017, the #metoo movement has been successful for the conviction of Harvey Weinstein, who was at the center of the landmark trial. The same cannot be said in the case of India, which is still coming to terms with the issue of gender-based violence. Our panel will examine the representations of women who have been forgotten or have been rendered invisible in the national and international media discourse. Our panel will examine such representations through the study of South Asian filmic and theatre representations of Dalit (lower-caste), Northeast Indian, and women who were foundational figures in the defining the newly minted nation—India and Pakistan.
Full Abstract of Panel: “Solidarity”, an abstract, almost unattainable ideal in higher education, often parades around as a tangible intention, as if it were an easily attainable concept. Wear a solidarity pin! Put a union sticker on your car! John W. Curtis, Director of Research and Public Policy for the American Association of University Professors, states that, “Change does require commitment and shared activism." This panel aims to explore tangible strategies at achieving and fostering solidarity and to offer insight into what commitment to shared activism could potentially look like, particularly in representing women’s, gender, and LGBTQ experiences.
Shortened Description of creative session: This session calls for women and members of the LGBTQ community to submit work related to the function of their wombs and how the womb creates/destroys/changes identity. By creatively exploring our histories of meaning associated with womb, this creative session aims to contribute to NeMLA’s 2021 Philadelphia convention theme, “Tradition and Innovation: Changing Worlds Through the Humanities,” by sharing unique writing experiences that challenge the traditional meanings associated with wombs and present new ways of looking at the literal and figurative womb. Attendance to the conference, whether virtual or in-person is required.
Rhoda Broughton (1840-1920) was considered one of the queens of the circulating library in Victorian England. Broughton is the author of more than twenty novels and a collection of short stories, the latter featuring supernatural and mysterious elements. Her first two novels, Cometh up as a Flower and Not Wisely but too Well, earned her the reputation of a sensation writer; they were followed by other works containing sensational elements and subject-matter, and featuring rebellious, impetuous, passionate but often naïve heroines. She later resorted to one-volume novels in which she revealed skill and depth. These gems include A Beginner, Lavinia and Mamma.
NeMLA in Philadelphia: March 11-14, 2021
Panel ID: 18542
In the Arcades Project, Benjamin wrote that it is from the gates of the imagination that lovers and friends draw their energies. Over the past few decades, scholarship has been ever more inclined to treat the imagination not as false or unreal, but as an embodied, affective, and fluid mode of creating meaning and experiencing the world. The concept of bodily imaginaries in queer and feminist studies, for instance, seeks to overcome the strict duality between imagination and the body: as Maggie Nelson points out in The Argonauts, “in the field of gender, there is no charting where the external and the internal begin and end.”
Annual Congress of the French Shakespeare Society
“Shakespeare Across the Disciplines”
March 11-13, 2021
Fondation Deutsch de la Meurthe, Cité Internationale, Paris 14e
Since Carol J. Clover’s seminal work Men, Women, and Chainsaws (1992), feminist readings of horror movies have gained an enthusiastic theoretical momentum. In employing various frameworks and lenses and by complicating our spectatorial position, this rich corpus of literature has perhaps contributed to a resignification of the genre and its tropes. However, amid the emergence of luminous movies that defy and challenge horror’s misogynistic and racialized foundations, several questions arise: Is contemporary horror cinema really abjuring its heteronormative, original structure? Does mainstream horror still convey trite reactionary messages with renewed vigor?
For detailed information on how to submit papers to Whatever please check at https://whatever.cirque.unipi.it/index.php/journal/announcement/view/2
Themed Section: Performance, subversion, relation: tracing queer in BDSM
Guest Editors: Massimo Fusillo, Serena Guarracino, Luca Zenobi
Opaline, a publication of the nonprofit Artitide, is currently seeking creative works (poetry, prose, artwork, photography) surrounding the conversation of the "new normal." Opaline would like artists, academics, and activists alike to reflect on what normalcy was, what normalcy should be, and who should set those definitions.
Poetry & Prose Guidelines:
International Conference on Gender Studies: “Que(e)rying Gender”5 September 2020 – Oriel College, University of Oxfordorganised byLondon Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
The conference seeks to explore the past and current status of gender identity around the world, to examine the ways in which society is shaped by gender and to situate gender in relation to the full scope of human affairs. Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:
A Special Issue of MELUS– Call for Papers
Black Women’s Literature: Violence & the COVID-19 Moment
Guest Editors: Robin Brooks (University of Pittsburgh) and Meina Yates-Richard (Emory University)
Deadline for Abstract Submissions: July 31, 2020
Comparative Media Arts Journal: Issue Nine | Relations
Relations exist in both affinity and disparity. They soften and solidify; destruct and reconcile. They emerge from succession, or perhaps even isolation. They are catalysts of becoming – a process that defines the territory of our being, yet transcends it over time.
Cabrini University is hosting the National Undergraduate Body Image Conference - now fully online - on October 1st, 2020.
The CFP deadline has been extended to July 31st. You and your students can register for this FREE conference now. Links for synchronous video participation will be sent following registration. For information about the CFP and to register, please visit cabrini.edu/bodyimageconf
This panel invites papers that explore new approaches to Gloria Naylor, by offering fresh evaluations on the relationship among Naylor’s novels; analyzing her works through more recent theoretical or critical frameworks; situating her novels in relation to U.S. and transnational literary and historical contexts; and/or engaging materials from the Gloria Naylor Archive to develop new critical perspectives on Naylor’s published and unpublished works.
For a fuller description or to submit an abstract, please visit: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18701
CALL FOR PAPERS
Resisting James Bond:
Power, Privilege, and Social (In)Justice in the Daniel Craig Era
Edited by Lisa Funnell and Christoph Lindner
ABOUT CONFERENCE: Affects, emotions and perceptions have always been at the center of philosophical discussion. Yet the so called “Affective turn” in social studies and humanities is relatively a new phenomenon inspired by Deleuze and Guattari´s influential works among others. Affective turn challenges the still dominant representational approach in semiotics, discourse analysis and text analyses of all kind. Its goal is to overcome human exceptionalism together with the domination of the word-based language over the other forms of expression in the process of creating meaning and knowledge altogether.
In 1860, Walt Whitman, begins his poem “I Dreamed in a Dream” with this vision of an idyllic city: “I saw a city invincible to the attacks of the whole of the rest of the earth; I dream’d that was the new City of Friends; Nothing was greater there than the quality of robust love— it led the rest” (1-5). Though presented as a utopian city formed in a dream, the City of Friends, in the 19th century, was a slogan used to refer to Philadelphia. The allusion to friends references the foundation of Philly by William Penn, a Quaker. It is this Quaker heritage that Whitman connects to his vision of Comradeship in which men of different backgrounds and cultures will lovingly embrace one another.
We are accepting submissions for academic research on anything "German" - be it a cultural issue, a literary analysis, or linguistic research on how to learn German, and more. We are an interdisciplinary journal and are looking to combine various topics in our publications. We publish in English and German and are looking for a word count of no more than 10.000 words. Submit your paper here https://dc.cod.edu/gj/, or click https://dc.cod.edu/gj/ for more information.
Please submit abstracts directly to NeMLA.org for this panel with traditional 15 or 20 minute papers for the
52nd NeMLA ConventionPhiladelphia, PA | March 11 - 14, 2021
The peer-reviewed e-journal Otherness: Essays and Studies is now accepting submissions for a special issue, Representing Richard: Shakespeare and Otherness in a Global Context which will be guest-edited by Anne Sophie Refskou forthcoming Spring 2021.
Otherness: Essays and Studies publishes research articles from and across different scholarly disciplines that examine, in as many ways as possible, the concepts of otherness and alterity. We particularly appreciate dynamic cross-disciplinary study.