“I grow old as the world does.” --- Adso of Melk, The Name of the Rose
The 42nd Annual Mid-America Theatre Conference
Marriott Cleveland Downtown, Key Tower, Cleveland, OH
March 3-6, 2022
32nd Annual Conference of the Association for Anglophone Postcolonial Studies
(Gesellschaft für Anglophone Postkoloniale Studien / GAPS)
Arundhati Roy (India)
Sinan Antoon (Iraq/USA)
Call for Papers for an Edited Book
Title of the Book: Geographical Imaginations in Indian Writings in English
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”.
Call for Papers
Contemporaries at Post45
The Art of Drag (Racing): Reading The Fast and the Furious
Despite its outsized popular impact – which spans 20 years, 9 films, a chart-topping song and several viral memes – The Fast Saga remains under-studied. This call for papers invites sustained inquiry into these films for a collection in Post45’s Contemporaries forum, seeking to understand the implications of this series in and on the cultural imagination, especially given the questions posed by its notable divergence from the action film genre.
A Critical Companion to Stokes Prickett
deadline for submissions:
December 20, 2021
full name / name of organization:
A Critical Companion to Stokes Prickett
edited by Sherbert Taylor, Professor Emeritus
What does a novel do? Recent theoretical work on the novel has tended to emphasize the novel’s facility for world-making—for the organization of all its different elements within a global whole (Cheah / Hayot / Woloch). Figured as a composite of relations, the novel is ascribed a constructive conceptuality (Levine / Kornbluh). The novel makes a world. Perhaps some of the strongest, recent theorizations of the novel along these lines, in literary criticism, have come from within new formalism—a formalist movement with roots in both New Criticism and Marxist literary criticism.
“How was the New Woman comparatively constructed in the East and West”.
Organizer: Simone O Malley Sutton
Co-Organizer: Ji Hyea Hwang
CFP 2nd International Conference on the History and Culture of Perfume
Organized by: Grupo de Investigación CAPIRE, Museo del Perfume de Buenos Aires (Argentina) y Academia del Perfume.
The aims of these Conference is the recognition of perfume as an object of study in the Humanities, the interdisciplinary and international exchange of research results related to perfume and smell, as well as the growing expansion of the field of sensory studies, beyond the visuality.
CfP: Gender, Networks and Collaboration Across Cultures and History
6 May 2022
Organizers: Núria Codina and Beatrijs Vanacker (KU Leuven)
Keynote Speakers: Rebecca Braun (NUI Galway) & Hilary Brown (Birmingham)
CFP: YOUNG SCHOLARS Session
Conference: Crossing the Border of Humanity: Cyborgs in Ethics, Law, and Art
December 14–15, 2021
Medical University of Łódź, Poland & University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
The idea of being a cyborg is as alluring as it is be repulsive (at least to some). Literary and pop-cultural visions of becoming a cyborg and becoming a nation of cyborgs have seductively taken hold of our imagination, resulting in a prevalent, yet simplistic, image of a one-laser-eyed being with a robotic limb. This unanimous picture ostensibly evident what a cyborg is and what (s)he/it is not. We are, after all, by no means something like a Borg!
Read the call at: https://www.projectpassage.net/call-2
THE ZOO OF THE IMAGINARY
According to Michel de Certeau, in a technocratic society as our own, religion is caged in the ‘zoo of the imaginary’, together with other genre-creatures, such as science fiction, romance, or the ‘witchcraft of ethnology’, as he calls it. For the next issue of Passage, we want to let these spiritual, imaginary animals out of the cage, and into the banal, crumbling, hyperconnected everyday reality we inhabit.
Dear colleagues, Please consider submitting a proposal for the following panel at the NeMLA 2022 Convention (Baltimore, MD, March 10-13):Italy between reality and myth.
The organizers of this seminar invite abstracts for American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 2022
The goal of this panel is to provide a platform to locate the fast-evolving theoretical precepts in translation from a postcolonial and cultural studies perspective. Taking an in depth look at the possibilities and challenges posed by translation, we aim to demonstrate the ways in which ‘ethical’ translation in various possible senses can be integral to forming a resistance culture to counter the political environment in the metropole, which aims to suppress multilingual and multicultural realities in the US and beyond.
Introduction to Digital Humanities:Developing Individual Projects
Dates: November: 4,11, 18,25
Time: 17.00 (5 p.m.)
Amsterdam time (UTC +2)
Course Facilitator: Rada Varga, Ph.D
GIRES, the Global Institute for Research, Education and Scholarship is committed to offering the tools that support the endeavors of global scholarly community. Our new workshop offers the tools for scholars who wish to enter and explore the fascinating world of Digital Humanities (DH) under the guidance of expert Dr. Rada Varga.
Today, experiments about how humans think usually take place in a lab, allowing researchers to locate thought processes in the brain with unprecedented precision. However, writers have experimented with thinking for much longer. For instance, Virginia Woolf argued in her essay “Thoughts on Peace in an Air Raid" (1940) that a new form of (women's) writing can cause a shift in how British men think and bring about peace. Between the Acts (1941) demonstrates how tone, rhythm, and diction can produce different cognitive registers—Elizabethan, Enlightenment, and Victorian—thus connecting form and cognition.
CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTER PROPOSALS
We’re seeking chapter-length contributions to an edited volume on politics and the Western. The working title for this project is A Fistful of Politics: The Western and Political Thought. We’re anticipating that much of our collection will deal with Western films, but we’re open to—and excited about—contributions that discuss anything within the Western genre (prose fiction, films, television series, comics, poetry, video games, theater, music, etc.) in connection with politics and political thought.
“New Approaches to Critical Bibliography and the Material Text”
CFP for Special Issue of Criticism edited by Lisa Maruca and Kate Ozment
Abstracts Due: Monday, Nov. 8, 2021
Full Manuscripts: May 2, 2022
Intended Publication: Fall 2022
Desire and the Erotics of Introspection
Call for Chapters: The Adolescentia Project - Essays on Music, Adolescence, and Identity
About The Adolescentia Project:
The popularity of the Netflix Series The Chair seems to be tied to its hyperbolic depictions of faintly legitimate power struggles that circulate on contemporary college campuses. But in focusing on the slapstick character Bill Dobson (male, white, hopelessly romantic), the narrative offers a political feint that distracts from actual abuses of power in academic life, abuses that are often misogynistic. While the #MeToo movement as a cultural, feminist, and antiracist force has been slowly and steadily uncovering and altering landscapes of gendered harassment and abuse across our society, academia itself as an abusive culture has remained fairly immune to these critiques.
Call for Papers – CLOSURE: Kiel University e-Journal for Comics Studies #9
Thematic Section: »Being Old – or Doing Age? Sketching Age in Comics«
Students of English Studies Association
Call for Papers
Students of English Studies Association Symposium 2021 – December 9-10, 2021
a Broken System…
The Derrida Today Conference will focus on the ongoing value of either Derrida’s work, or deconstruction, to the political-ethical, cultural, artistic and public debates and philosophical futures that confront us. The conference will be broadly interdisciplinary and invites contributions from a range of academic, disciplinary and cultural contexts. We will accept papers and panel proposals from scholars, academics and postgraduates, on any aspect of Derrida’s work, or deconstruction, in relation to various topics as well as contemporary issues.
42nd Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum:
The Sense of Taste in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
Keene State College
Keene, NH, USA
Friday and Saturday April 29-30, 2022
Call for Papers and Sessions
We are delighted to announce that the 42nd Medieval and Renaissance Forum: The Sense of Taste in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance will take place on Friday, April 29 and Saturday April 30, 2022 at Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire. The fourth in a series of five annual conferences dedicated to the five senses, the 42nd Medieval and Renaissance Forum will focus on all culinary and savory experiences in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
Popular Culture Association
Seattle April 13-16, 2022
Subject Area: Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes
Deadline: November 15, 2021
Scope of the paper topics accepted under this area:
In this seminar, we hope to rethink long-held associations between novel and nation-state in light of recent insights from oceanic studies, archipelagic studies, as well as transatlantic, transpacific, and Indian Ocean contexts. What kinds of genres and narrative frameworks unfold from a maritime, as opposed to land-based, perspective? How do novelists negotiate these commitments across multiple scales—and what ways of reading emerge by centering islands, coasts, ports, and other liminal spaces?
This panel focuses on uncovering ideas and philosophies proposed by 17th- and 18th-century French writers to criticize, change, or improve their world. We discuss their thoughts, beliefs, and value systems in light of the reality of their time. 17th- and 18th-century authors can include female and male philosophers, moralists, essayists, poets, novelists, and playwrights. Method of analysis is open.
Submit abstracts (300 words maximum) by October 15, 2021 (deadline extended), to Session ID # 19144
Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's website: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/19144
What does “authenticity” denote in the study literature? Is there a way of writing authentically, reading authentically, or is authenticity just the effect of certain kinds of literary tension or structure? This seminar will study the many ways of understanding the notion of authenticity in textual study. While the seminar aims to focus on the interplay between the fictional and the nonfictional in literatures of all periods, the panel would more than welcome papers dealing with other aspects of “authenticity” in artistic creation such as, but not limited to:
Historicity and factualness in literature
Memoir and witness accounts
Reader response and its authenticities (cognitive studies)