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International Conference: "The Aesthetics of Decay: Creative Modes of Destruction"

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Friday, September 10, 2021 - 12:21pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Decay as a state of nature is inevitable, yet it is something that could be at least postponed: decay in art as the main decadent idea has been on the cultural front row long enough to make certain conclusions about its essential characteristics. Decay as a philosophical issue is much more complex than its natural incarnation: French Symbolists and, later, fin de siecle authors regarded decay as an inseparable part of any type of cultural cognition. Its original interpretations can be found in the ideas of Schopenhauer, Hartmann, Nietzsche, Wagner, Bergson's intuitivism, modern scientific discoveries and folklore. The art of decay feels the need to justify its aesthetic principles, to explain to the public audience its goals and tasks.

International Conference: "Spatiality and Temporality"

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Friday, September 10, 2021 - 12:20pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the upcoming "Spatiality and Temporality" International Conference. The conference is addressed to academics, researchers and professionals with a particular interest related to the conference topic. We invite proposals from various disciplines including philosophy, history, sociology, anthropology, culture studies, literature and architecture.

International Conference on Film Studies: "Identity and Otherness in Film"

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Friday, September 10, 2021 - 12:20pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Over the course of the 20th century and into the 21st, cinema, television, and related media have become increasingly central both to individual lives and to the lives of peoples, groups, and nations. Cinema has become a major form of cultural expression and films both reflect and influence the attitudes and behaviour of people, representing their tensions and anxieties, hopes and desires and incarnating social and cultural determinants of the era in which they were made. 

Supporting Women Writers: Coteries as Feminist Praxis (Roundtable at ASECS Annual Conference, March 31-April 2, 2022, Baltimore, MD)

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Friday, September 10, 2021 - 12:19pm
ASECS 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 17, 2021

Eliza Haywood represents The Female Spectator as part of a coterie that acts as “several Members of one Body, of which [she is] the mouth.” Through this writing club, Haywood encapsulates the important role that such coteries played in circulating women’s writing in the long eighteenth century. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu circulated her travel writing for feedback in a letter-book within a close circle of friends and family members. This correspondence between women represented an opportunity to share work in a safe space. Co-writing groups remain a safe space and an essential resource for women to share work today.

Dirty London

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 12:19pm
J. A. McQuail/Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Abstracts for 15-17 min. papers sought for NeMLA 2022 on the topic of "Dirty London." Even before industrialization, London was a dirty city. The Victorians brought the Sanitary Acts, which improved health conditions, but my use of the word "dirty" applies to not just those aspects of sanitation, but also treatment of sexuality in, for instance, My Secret Life, and other publications explored so well by Steven Marcus in The Other Victorians. The "Sanitary Aesthetic" is obvious in works by such authors as Wilkie Collins, George Gissing, Charles Dickens, and Elizabeth Gaskell.

call for papers

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 12:17pm
VI. The International Holistence Academy Congress: SOCIETY 5.0
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 24, 2021

VI. The International Holistence Academy Congress (IHAC VI) themed SOCIETY 5.0 will be held on 19-20 October 2021. The theme of the conference this year is Society 5.0. The concept of Society 5.0, which is also expressed as a "human-oriented super-smart society", expresses the society of the future. The opportunities offered by digital transformation and the conditions created by globalization and pandemic make the concept of Society 5.0 meaningful. The Congress will provide an environment to evaluate the society of the future in today's conditions.

 WEB: https://ihac.holistence.com/

Special Panel: Beyond the Wall of Belief: The Hyper-real Metatextual Occulture of The King in Yellow : Area for Esotericism, Occultism, and Magic at the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association annual conference, Feb 23-26, Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Friday, September 10, 2021 - 12:14pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

As one of our area's special events for the Southwestern Popular/American Culture Association's return to live annual conference activity this February 23-26, 2022, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Area for Esotericism, Occultism, and Magic invites presentations for a special panel (or, depending on the level of response, a series of related special panels) examining the diverse significance, influence, and impact of The King In Yellow in all of its expressions.  Any of the angles suggested in the brief call below, along with any other insights into the text and metatext will be considered for inclusion.  Proposals from any and all disciplines, interdisciplines, and transdisciplines are welcome; close readings and analyses of specific texts or ele

2022 Hwa Kang International Conference on English Language & Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 11:45am
Department of English Language and Literature, Chinese Culture University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

2022 Hwa Kang International Conference

on English Language & Literature

 

Conference Theme:

Disruption, Transition, and Transformation

 

Organizers:

Department of English Language and Literature, Chinese Culture University

Language Teaching & Learning Center, Chinese Culture University

Date: May 7, 2022

NeMLA 2022 Panel: Careless Positivity?

updated: 
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 11:45am
Daniel Dufournaud and Sydney Tran (York University)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Panel Description: While the foundations of positive psychology can be traced back deeply into the twentieth century (Maslow; Fromm; Ryff; Diener), the trend really took off in 1998 with Martin Seligman’s presidential address to the APA. Since then, a wealth of research has explored the salutary effects of positivity, with emphasis on the independent skills one can cultivate to flourish (Duckworth; Seligman; Compton & Hoffman). Over decades of use, this thinking has seeped into our daily lives, with common phrases telling us to “look on the bright side,” “put a smile on,” and “live, laugh, love.”

Call for Webinar Proposals: KHAS ERC STAGING-ABJECTION: Emerging Voices in Theatre and Performance Studies

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 11:44am
Kadir Has University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 20, 2021

We are delighted to announce that the research group Staging National Abjection: Theatre and Politics in Turkey and its Diasporas is resuming its webinar series in Fall 2021.

This year, part of our webinar series will highlight the work of emerging scholars in the broader field of theatre and performance studies, particularly the scholarship on performance and politics.

We invite papers and works-in-progress by MA and PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, and independent scholars. The duration of the webinars will be approximately one hour. Participants can submit proposals for:

  • a 30-minute presentation for individual papers

Lee Child Symposium UEA (Friday 1st April 2022) *Updated Deadline*

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Friday, September 3, 2021 - 8:21am
University of East Anglia
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

The University of East Anglia, UK, is proud to announce an international symposium dedicated to the writing of Lee Child, a key figure in contemporary crime fiction, and creator of the world-renowned Jack Reacher series. Hosted by the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing and by the British Archive for Contemporary Writing (BACW), this symposium celebrates the official opening of the archive of Child’s papers held at UEA. It also marks the 25th anniversary of the publication of Killing Floor (1997), which introduced the inimitable Jack Reacher, whose fight for justice, on behalf of the vulnerable and oppressed, has become a series hallmark.

Disability: Resistance, Disruption and Transgression

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:10pm
Indian Disability Studies in Association with SGTB Khalsa College, Delhi University and Centre for Disability Research and Training, Kirori Mal College, Delhi University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Indian Disability Studies Collective (IDSC)

In association with

Centre for Disability Research and Training, Kirori Mal College, Delhi University

&

Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College, Delhi University

IDSC INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2021 (ONLINE)

CFP

Disability: Resistance, Disruption and Transgression

Teaching Comics and Teaching with Comics (Panel, NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:10pm
Sara Dallavalle (NeMLA 2022)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Teaching Comics and Teaching with Comics

(Panel)Pedagogy & Professional / Cultural Studies and Media StudiesChair(s)

Sara Dallavalle (University of Chicago)

Abstract

Music in Literature, NeMLA, March 10-13, 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:55pm
Yale University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This interdisciplinary panel examines the rich relationship of music and literary texts in various world literatures focusing primarily on the 20th century, but presentations within a broader time frame will also be considered. We invite a wide range of papers investigating the author’s technique of representing music in literature, examining aesthetic, historical, and cultural interactions between music and literature, audience and performers, literary text and composer.

Dostoevsky and World Literatures, NeMLA, March 10-13, 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:55pm
Yale University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This panel examines Dostoevsky’s influence on 19th-century to contemporary authors and studies possible connections and textual echoes between Dostoevsky’s writings and other texts potentially related to his literary legacy. We invite abstracts devoted to the contemporary literary analysis of the chosen texts, as well as broader research on philosophical or theological issues central to Dostoevsky’s worldview and that continue to be discussed and re-examined today.

The Shelley Conference #Shelley200: Percy Bysshe Shelley’s Final Years and Afterlives

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:55pm
The Shelley Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 7, 2022

In 1818, the Shelleys exchanged their settled life at Albion House in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, for an Italian exile—a period distinguished by remarkable productivity and artistic achievement. To commemorate the bicentenary of Percy Bysshe Shelley’s death on 8th July 1822, the Shelley Conference 2022 will centre on the final two years of the poet’s sojourn in Italy. Beginning with the summer of 1820, the last twenty-four months of Shelley’s life were populated by brilliance. Within that short lease fall such works as Prometheus Unbound, Swellfoot the Tyrant, ‘Letter to Maria Gisborne’, ‘Witch of Atlas’, Epipsychidion, Adonais, the late lyrics, ‘A Defence of Poetry’, accomplished translations, and The Triumph of Life.

De Quincey’s Confessions at 200

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:55pm
Brecht de Groote (Ghent), Tim Fulford (De Montfort), Matt Sangster (Glasgow)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

Location: The Jerwood Centre at The Wordsworth Trust

Date: 13–14 May 2022

Keynote lecture by Robert Morrison (Bath Spa University, British Academy Global Professor)

International Bilingual Webinar on Tribal Lifestyle: Literature-Culture-Anthropology-Linguistics (IBWTL-2)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:54pm
International Bilingual Journal of Culture, Anthropology and Linguistics (IBJCAL), eISSN: 2582-4716
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 30, 2021

Call for Papers (CfP) to the আন্তর্জাতিক দ্বিভাষিক ওয়েবিনার আদিবাসী জীবনযাত্রা : সাহিত্য-সংস্কৃতি-নৃবিজ্ঞান-ভাষাবিজ্ঞান/ International Bilingual Webinar on Tribal Lifestyle: Literature-Culture-Anthropology-Linguistics (IBWTL-2)

Scholarly Paper Presentation Registration link:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe9-ZmECYPxIsO067_v89hMUyoCYRvY...

The Hidden in Performance, Visual, and Literary Culture Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:44pm
AHRC-Midlands4Cities
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 11, 2021

Hello All,

I am a member of the organising committee for an upcoming free-to-attend interdisciplinary postgraduate conference entitled The Hidden in Performance, Visual, and Literary Culture (AKA: Hidden2021). The conference will take place on the 9th, 10th, and 11th of September 2021.

Registration is now open and will remain open throughout the conference.

Boccaccio and Petrarch in the Wake of Plague

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:44pm
Italians and Italianists at Kalamazoo, ICMS Kalamazoo
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Call for Papers
2022 International Congress of Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo)

May 9-14, 2022 – *online*

 

Panel Title: Boccaccio and Petrarch in the Wake of Plague

 

Contact: Alani Hicks-Bartlett, alani_hicks-bartlett@brown.edu

Principal Sponsoring Organization: Italians and Italianists at Kalamazoo

 

ACLA 2022 Panel: Rethinking Diaspora: Travel, Transnationalism, and Self-Writing

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:41pm
ACLA 2022 Panel:
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Rethinking Diaspora: 

Travel, Transnationalism, and Self-Writing 

 

"It may be that writers in my position, exiles, or emigrants or expatriates, are haunted by some sense of loss, some urge to reclaim, to look back, even at the risk of being mutilated into pillars of salt. But if we do look back, we must do in the knowledge - which gives rise to profound uncertainties- that our physical alienation from India almost inevitably means that we will not be capable of reclaiming precisely the thing that was lost, that we will, in short, create fictions, not actual cities or villages, but invisible ones, imaginary homelands, Indias of the mind." 

― Salman Rushdie

Upcoming Deadline--Rethinking Modern Irish Identity: Immigration, Citizenship, and Solidarity

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 12:01pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Irish identity has long been approached as anomalous. Ireland itself has been viewed as an anomalous state (Lloyd, Anomalous States). It was England’s first colony, a laboratory for empire, but at the same time contributed to the imperial project elsewhere, making it arguably semicolonial (Attridge and Howe, Semicolonial Joyce). It has been described as a first-world country with a third-world memory (Gibbons, Transformations in Irish Culture). But what defines Irishness now? After the Celtic Tiger, the 2008 banking crisis, and Brexit, how has Irish identity changed? As a result of increasing refugee crises around the world, Ireland is as much marked by immigration as emigration.

Reminder - Historical Fictions Research Network Online Conference (19-20 February 2022)

updated: 
Monday, August 30, 2021 - 10:46am
Historical Fictions Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Call for Papers
Historical Fictions Research Network Online Conference (19-20 February 2022)

The Historical Fictions Research Network aims to create a place for the discussion of all aspects of the construction of the historical narrative. The focus of the conference is the way we construct history, the narratives and fictions people assemble and how. We welcome both academic and practitioner presentations.

EXTENDED DEADLINE - Poetic Insurrections Romantic Legacies in Modern and Contemporary Film Aesthetics

updated: 
Monday, August 30, 2021 - 9:39am
University of Antwerp
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Two-day international film studies conference organized by the Research Centre for Visual Poetics at the University of Antwerp.

  • When: 20-21 January 2022 
  • Venue: Stadscampus, Prinsstraat 13, Antwerp

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

  • Marco Grosoli (Habib University, Karachi)
  • Richard Suchenski (Bard College, New York)

Call For Papers

Obscenity! Blasphemy! Treason! An Interdisciplinary Conference on Censorship

updated: 
Saturday, August 28, 2021 - 5:52am
Dr L. Acadia / National Taiwan University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Obscenity! Blasphemy! Treason!

An Interdisciplinary International Conference on Censorship

 

March 3–4, 2022 at NTU and online

Keynote: Ramona Naddaff (UC Berkeley)

 

The Oxford Empathy Programme's 3rd Biennial Colloquium

updated: 
Thursday, August 26, 2021 - 4:33pm
The Oxford Empathy Programme's 3rd Biennial Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

The Oxford Empathy Programme is holding its 3 rd biennial colloquium on
November 11/12, 2021. Our keynote speakers include Dinesh Palipana,
Sir Muir Gray, Felicity Bishop, Rachel Winter, and Lidewij Niezink
It will be virtual, and our schedule will be Australasia, Europe, and US
friendly.

If you would like to give a presentation about your work or research on
empathy, please apply to the OxfordEmpathy2021@gmail.com. To
facilitate accurate assessment of your abstract, please
 Include ‘ABSTRACT’ in the subject line of your email.
 In the email or word document, please include:

NEMLA 2022- Representations of the Female Body in Pakistani Literature and Film

updated: 
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 7:56am
Sameera Abbas
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The mind and body binarism and its correlation with the male and female as opposites has been a subject of debate among academic scholars for some time now. Feminists have challenged such dualism and the related assumptions by offering accounts of the relationship between subjectivity, corporeality and identity. These changes in attitudes towards corporeality have also led to a change in treatments of the female characters in literature who once represented as passive and vulnerable seem to have achieved autonomy and control of their bodies and thus their subjectivity.

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