CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
ReFocus: The Films of Kazuo Hara and Sachiko Kobayashi: a documentary cinema of dissent
Editor: Rowena Santos Aquino
‘In 1900 he believed in fairies; that was bad enough; but in 1930 we are confronted with the pitiful, the deplorable spectacle of a grown man preoccupied with the mumbo-jumbo of magic and the nonsense of India’
W. H Auden’s ‘The Public versus the late Mr William Butler Yeats’, 1939
The Adolescence in Film and Television Area invites paper proposals for presentation at the annual Popular Culture Association Conference, to be held virtually April 13-16, 2022. The official deadline for online submission of presentation abstracts (see below for additional information) is December 23, 2021.
Submissions that explore noteworthy coverage patterns, representations, and themes pertaining to the portrayal of adolescence/adolescents in film and television, during any historical era, are desired from scholars, educators, and graduate students.
Call for Papers
“Re: Telling and Re: Form”
19th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference
Department of English, Indiana University, Bloomington
Dates: Friday May 13th – Saturday May 14th, 2022
We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for Indiana University’s 19th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference, hosted by the Department of English. This conference will be held virtually on Friday May 13th and Saturday May 14th.
The theme of this year’s OCD in Society conference is “Theory and Practice”. The goal of the
event is to explore how the humanities, social sciences, activism, and the arts can offer ways to
conceptualise, understand, and raise awareness about obsessive-compulsive symptoms. The
theme of the conference invites contributors to think about how obsessions and/or compulsions
are constituted by, embedded within, and regulated through forms of practice. We interpret
‘practice’ to include practices of care for the body, regulatory practices, creative practices, and
modes of performativity. We also welcome presentations that explore how diverse theoretical
This section of the academic journal “Sinestesieonline” is open to contributions about theatre and performing arts in all historical ages, forms and variations, in English, Italian and foreign languages. We use double blind peer review.
“Il Parlaggio” is the name created by Gabriele d’Annunzio for the amphitheatre in Vittoriale – a place of empathy, a cradle of emotions, a crossroads of cultures, a connection between antiquity and contemporaneity, an emblem of the “neverending show”.
PAMLA 2022 Los Angeles: “Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian”
PAMLA welcomes special session proposals for the 2022 PAMLA conference at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel in Los Angeles, California (early morning Friday, November 11 through Sunday night, November 13, 2022) on topics of scholarly interest that are not too close to the topics of our general (standing) sessions (go to https://www.pamla.org/about/constitution-bylaws/ and search for “general sessions” to find a list of PAMLA’s standing sessions). Our system for paper proposals will open in February 2022, with April 30th as the submission deadline.
Transgressive Bodies and Social Orders
Conference, 07.06.–09.06.2022, Ruhr-University Bochum
Body practices imply moments of transgression, be it in the active or in the passive crossing of borders. The conference aims to explore the topic of transgressive bodies beyond classical disciplinary boundaries and addresses scholars from the humanities and social sciences, but also natural scientists and physicians who either already conduct research at the interface with the social sciences and/or are interested in an interdisciplinary exchange.
McFarland Press is currently seeking papers for an edited volume on the intersection of the Avatar Universe and Theology. Essays should mainly concentrate on Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, but may also consider the graphic novels or the live action film if appropriate. Essays should be accessible to a lay reader, but focused on an academic audience.
In the conclusion to Complaint! (2021), Sara Ahmed suggests that “even going through an exhausting of processes can have creative potential.” As much as exhaust signals finality, then, it also acquiesces to a sort of futurity and, in Ahmed’s understanding, even hopefulness: what can develop after we have exhausted all possibilities?
As a verb, “to exhaust” signals depletion and overconsumption as well as fatigue and overexertion. We have exhausted, and we are exhausted; threats of environmental and economic
Comhfhios Boston College
February 25-26, 2022
Connolly House, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
The Irish Studies Graduate Students of Boston College, in conjunction with the Irish Studies Program, are pleased to be hosting the fifth annual Comhfhios Boston College conference. Comhfhios (pronounced “co-is”) meaning “knowledge together,” or “open to all knowledge,” invites emerging scholars in all Irish Studies fields to gather again in Boston.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Empowerment and the Arts:
How the Humanities Empower Humanity
Graduate Conference in English and the Humanities
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
April 15-16, 2022
Conference will be held virtually, via Zoom. There is no registration fee for this conference.
(Revised) Call for Book Chapter Proposals
Queer Visuals: Gender, Sexuality and Indian Cinema
Theme: Reimagining the Future in an Exhausted Present
We welcome authors, creatives, scholars, and artists from diverse background to submit their work on the topic:
Identities, Politics, Race, Gender, and Culture
We are pleased to welcome you to the 10th International Conference on Modern Approach in Humanities. Taking place on the 24th-26th of June in Oslo, Norway, it will bring together a truly international community of academics to share experiences and exchange research findings on all aspects of specialized and interdisciplinary fields. This is a premier learning opportunity, combined with vibrant networking activities and engaging discussions on the latest innovations, trends, and practical concerns and challenges in the field.
“We should all come to the position that our long-standing investments in the literary and cultural values of the standard English curriculum must go the same way as the Confederate and conquistador statues that are falling across the south and southwest.”
—Dr. Jesse Alemán, “The End of English” (2021)
Fumbling Towards Ecstasy: The Intersectionality of Music and Deviance
Editor:Sylvia M DeSantis
This volume will explore the avenues through which 20th century musicians, and their enthused audiences, created necessarily deviant cultural movements. From the optimism engendered by the Big BandEra to socially justice-mindedGrunge in the ‘90s, musicians have used their stage power to resist, reward, and recreate long-standing cultural codes.
New Horizons in English Studies vol. 7/2022
LITERATURE, MEDIA AND CULTURE HERE AND NOW
New Horizons in English Studies (https://journals.umcs.pl/nh, indexed in MLA International Bibliography and ERIH+) invites submissions to the 7/2022 issue, welcoming previously unpublished research papers and reviews in the broadly understood field of literary, media and cultural studies (L, M & C). The scope of subjects includes but is not limited to the following:
The West Chester University Poetry Center is excited to announce this Call for Presentations for C.R.A.F.T.: West Chester University’s Poetry and Creative Arts Festival, April 6-9, 2022.The theme is Breakthrough: Invigorating Creative Practices. Cornelius Eady will be our Keynote Speaker. We will feature a performance by The Cornelius Eady Trio.
CALL FOR PAPERS
“Environmental Literature, Climate Crises, and Pandemics.”
The new journal LITERATURE has finally been launched.Literature is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on literature and cultural studies published quarterly online.
ISSN: 2410-9789 Mdpi waives up to 100% APC fees in new humanities journals.
Cadernos de Fraseoloxía Galega (CFG), an international journal on phraseological and paremiological research edited by Centro Ramón Piñeiro para a Investigación en Humanidades (Xunta de Galicia), is seeking submissions of contributions for its twenty-third issue. Even though the deadline is permanently open, only manuscripts received by March 1, 2022 will be considered for issue 23.
CFG's aims are (1) to contribute to the phraseological debate, (2) to bring unpublished Galician phraseological materials to light and (3) to disseminate information about the most important events and publications about phraseology. Thus, this journal publishes:
Conference:13-14 January 2022
Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland
Professor Polina Golovátina-Mora – NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
HEALING THROUGH THE HUMANITIES
March 11 & 12, 2022
Sponsored by the English Graduate Student Association at Idaho State University
CFP: JAm It! (Journal of American Studies in Italy), Special Issue #7
It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding): (Hi)Stories of American Fragility
Guest Editors: Pilar Martínez Benedí and Chiara Patrizi
CALL FOR CHAPTERS
Sexuality: Literature, Cinema, and Culture
Edited by Rishiraj Pal and Dr. Sarmila Paul
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to the following:
RE: Recreation, Revisiting, and Reassessing
Much like the function of RE: in an email response, our theme this year looks to address topics related to returning to, responding to, or reimagining texts in new lights. This year’s conference will be held virtually via WebEx Events on February 10th-11th, 2022 and there is no cost whatsoever to participate in the conference. We invite proposals for papers, panels, roundtable discussions, creative writing readings or workshops, and multi-media art submissions. Although priority will be given to proposals that address the conference theme, we recognize the ambiguity of our theme and welcome all possible interpretations.
The second Summer School of the ReportAGES research project, this six-day graduate course for Master’s and PhD students – throughout Europe and, potentially, the Americas – of Journalism, Communications, Media Studies, English, German, or French Literature, Cultural Studies or Government Policy will explore how historical trends in narrative literary journalism in France, Germany and other nations of the interwar years reshaped the media landscape of each country, distinguishing a European development of the genre not just from its Anglo-American cousins but also from each other.
Declinations of Risk
An Archeology of Aesthetic-Literary Imaginaries from the 20th Century to the Present
28-30 March 2022, University of Turin
Organised by: Department of Humanities, University of Turin in collaboration with the ANR Project ALEA