From arborescence to the rhizome, plants have long served as models for thinking in philosophy, biology, and the arts. In recent years, scholars including Michael Marder, Catriona Sandilands, and Jeffrey Nealon have brought renewed attention to the agency and dynamism of the vegetal, at the same time that the future of plant life has come to be at risk in the wake of climate change and the impending collapse of ecosystems. This panel invites papers that explore ways of thinking about and with plants in the shadow of the Anthropocene. How do writers and visual artists, past and present, help us renegotiate our relationship to the vegetal today?
While it is considered dubious to anthropomorphize animals to learn about them, learning with animals asks scholars to consider both animal and human ways of being and knowing, as well as where those epistemologies might overlap or diverge. Attempting to learn with animals requires consideration of the value of anthropomorphization. Drawing on the burgeoning field of animal studies, we invite literary scholars to consider how literature imagines animals and their ways of being and knowing—whether alternate or familiar.
Whether we consider the high fantasy of Lewis and Tolkien or the contemporary rise in historical fiction set during the Middle Ages, it must be acknowledged that medievalists (and scholars more generally) have long been linked with creative writing. In an era of academia where the traditional university job is far from assured and where representations of the Middle Ages are co-opted by white nationalists, we must acknowledge the wider benefits and contributions of the humanities, while promoting a diverse picture of the Middle Ages. It is more important than ever that the scholastic community embrace its creative side.
The 64th annual American Studies Association of Texas (ASAT) Conference will be held February 12th through 13th at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. This year’s conference is delayed until the spring because of COVID-19. The following is a list of suggested areas of scholarship you may consider when exploring our conference theme:
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.
Representation of work in contemporary Italian short story collections from the 1980s to the present day
Guest editors: Filippo Gobbo, Mara Santi and Tiziano Toracca.
Playing with What Is There: Perspectives on the Practice, Habit, or Need of Converting Reality into
Theatre, Fiction, or Illusion
My proposal here grows out of four earlier efforts to bring essayists together on a single issue: The Audience as Player: Interactive Theatre Over the Years, a double issue of Comparative
Teaching Food in LiteratureOverview
Education is the backbone of any Nation. To bring positive changes in a country, we need to change its education system positively. India had remained under foreign rule for a very long time. The foreigner rulers changed the spirit of the education system as per their convenience. It is a proven fact that India was a learned nation well before the arrival of Europeans. It is evident from the rich Indian ancient literature, which is available in every sphere of life. The Britishers ruined the traditional Indian education system and replaced it with the Macaulay system so that they could produce young clerks to serve the British Raj.
Call for Proposals: It's About Perspective Podcast
This newly launching podcast, It's About Perspective, strives to explore topics surrounding horror, gothic, science fiction, fantasy, the supernatural and other subgenres. Each season will extract a topic for analysis and discussion. The opening season will begin with lycanthropy. There are no boundaries, whether it be based on constructions and roots, an argument on the 'good' versus 'bad' werewolf or on anti-werewolf imagery, all engaging arguments and perspectives are welcome. This is deliberately broad to encourage a variety of contributions and keep each episode new and interesting.
Topics may include but are in no way limited to the following:
The book invites papers on topics which are broadly “Post-colonial.” However, for convenience, some sub-themes are given below.
1. Politics of Narration in Post-Colonial Texts.
2. Culture and Representation.
3. Crisis- Individual, Cultural, Social.
4. Individual Identity Crisis.
5. Representation and Portrayal.
7.The “Post” in Post-colonial.
8. Post-colonial Text and Context.
9. Globalization and Post-colonialism.
10. Writing Back- A Reality or a notion?
Raz Chen-Morris (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
Alexander Honold (University of Basel)
Hania Siebenpfeiffer (University of Marburg)
Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, an open-access and peer-reviewed international journal published by Çankaya University in Ankara, is currently accepting submissions of articles and book reviews for its forthcoming issues. Çankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences is listed or indexed in the MLA International Bibliography, the MLA Directory of Periodicals, Index Copernicus Master List, CiteFactor, Arastirmax Social Sciences Index and Asos Social Science Index.
Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, an open-access and peer-reviewed international journal published by Çankaya University in Ankara, is currently accepting submissions of articles and book reviews for its forthcoming June 2021 issue. The Journal is listed or indexed in the MLA International Bibliography, the MLA Directory of Periodicals, Index Copernicus/ICI Journals Master List, CiteFactor, Arastirmax Social Sciences Index and Asos Social Science Index https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/cankujhss
♦ Deadline extended ♦
The volume proposes to promote original, critical research works that study, interpret and question the critical issues relating to childhood and children. In order to refurbish the interdisciplinary prospect of the field, works offering newer insights and concentrating on its representation in other literatures or other forms of arts like painting, films etc. will also be encouraged.
This year marks 85 years since ICEA began hosting academic conferences. It is almost fitting, then, to be able to mark this occasion by moving forward together in another landmark occasion: our first fully digital conference experience, using Zoom as our teleconference software of choice.
PODCAST PARTICIPANTS WANTED
"What, Like, It's Hard?" is a podcast that celebrates the study of popular music in academia
while supporting the academic community over a podcasting format.
The podcast format will run as follows: Each episode is around 50 minutes and will begin with a
3-5-minute introduction before a 10-15 minute chat with the guest about their journey in
post-secondary education, their successes, and low moments. Then the guest will give a 12-15
minute paper of their research topic. After, the next 1-15 minutes will be a discussion between
the host and the guest about the research presented in the episode.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
FOLKLORE AND POPULAR CULTURE: CALL FOR PROPOSALS: SESSIONS, PANELS, PAPERS
POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION
2020 NATIONAL CONFERENCE – Boston, MA: March 31-April 3, 2021 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel
For information regarding the PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org
For conference information, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference/
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 1, 2020
Call for Papers
Regis College, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities
We are Pleased to Announce a Virtual Symposium on the First Anniversary of the Canonization of Saint John Henry Newman and 75th Anniversary of the first Newman Symposium at Regis College. October 23, 2020.
Conference Theme: Newman: Scholar, Convert, Reformer, Cardinal, Saint
Keynote Speaker: Dr. John Dadosky, Ph.D., S.T.D.
Sindh Antiquities–(ISSN: 2617-1996 ) is a scholarly, double-blind peer-reviewed journal, recognized by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, dedicated to the study of History, Archaeology, Museum and Heritage of Sindh & Indus Valley in specific and World in general. The journal published under the patron of Directorate General of Antiquities & Archaeology, Department of Culture, Tourism, Antiquities & Archives, Government of Sindh.
this to report that academic Journal "Ticontre. Teoria Testo Traduzione" has opened a new call for paper for its three permanent sections: Essays, a miscellaneous collection of academic articles on different topics; Translation Theory and Practice, devoted to papers on Translation Studies as well as to the publication of original translations of literary texts (both poetry and prose), accompanied by a critical commentary; Reprints, presenting works that, however pivotal for the scientific community and the history of Literary Studies, have never been translated into Italian or are no longer available in their first printed editions.
PLL (Papers on Language and Literature): Call for book reviews
PLL (Papers on Language and Literature) invites reviews of current books on topics relevant to independent, avant-garde, experimental and art film for publication in PLL’s upcoming special issue (vol. 57) due in 2021.
Please send a review proposal and CV (including the list of publications) to the guest editor, Dr. Kornelia Boczkowska (firstname.lastname@example.org) by August 10, 2020.
Authors of accepted proposals will be expected to write a book review (1,000 words) by September 10, 2020.
Call for Papers
The Detectives: critical essays on select English and Bengali detective fiction
To be edited by Dr Debayan Deb Barman, Assistant Professor and Head, Department of English, THLH Mahavidyalay, (University of Burdwan),
Mallarpur, Dist- Birbhum,
West Bengal, India.
(July 14-18, 2021, Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA)
Deadline: Submit 250-word abstracts (with “Hidden VN Submission” as subject heading) to email@example.com by midnight, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020.
Call for Papers
FUTURES FOR CREATIVE WRITING
University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
in association with EACWP
(European Association of Creative Writing Programmes)
Friday 21 May – Sunday 23 May 2021
Democratizing Knowledge: Examining Archives in the Post-custodial Era
This is an open call for essays on the topic of “quantum intelligence” for compilation in a collection essays for general publication early next year.
The Burney Journal is now accepting submissions for volume 17, to be published in late 2020, and for subsequent issues to be published annually. A peer-reviewed publication of the Burney Society, The Burney Journal is available in print and indexed online by EBSCO Host.