The winter school will cover the key concepts and ideas of narrative theory and will offer an opportunity of creative engagement in storytelling and narrative interpretation. While lectures will provide theoretical overview and critical perspectives on the nature of narrative and its various structures, elements and uses, the workshops will be based around discussion of fictional and non-fictional texts, films and other media. They will include academic and creative writing sessions and will largely focus on memory and subjectivity, (oral) history and (auto)biographical practices.
Does the body remember what the mind tries to forget? The psychoanalytic tradition grew out of Sigmund Freud's interest in hysteria, and the body's capacity to record painful events in the guise of psychosomatic symptoms. The painful narrative that becomes 'unspeakable' gains potency as it roams around the body, possessing various parts of us. Instead of a wandering womb (originally believed to be the cause of hysteria), it is the banished signifier that wanders, seeking expression.
Film has long been a male-dominated industry, but for decades female directors against all odds have made an indelible mark on cinema. Today there is growing recognition of the important contributions made by women to the world of moving image, with audiences calling for more opportunities to be given to female screenwriters, cinematographers, editors, producers, performers and directors in a bid to defeat gender inequality.
Historian Marni Davis has suggested that “a people’s relation to alcohol... represents something deep about their relation to other people, and to the culture in which they live” (Davis 2012: 3). Like eating, drinking is a learned, constructed, cultivated and embodied cultural practice,and like food operates as a “highly condensed social fact” within a complex web of social relations (Dietler 2006: 396). It is no surprise that the production and use of alcohol have played an integral role in both formal and informal institutions throughout history.
You are invited to submit a paper to the "Jewish Literature and Culture" Session at the Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) to be held 11-14 November 2021 in Las Vegas. Jewish Literature and Culture: The Call of Memory Contemporary Jewish writers and thinkers have frequently reacted to the emergence of the Holocaust as a cultural and human rights paradigm by refracting memory toward forgotten genocides, repressed histories, and overlooked parallels with colonial and imperialist projects. The formation of comparative, multidirectional, and “concentrationary” memory studies owes much to writers like Edgar Hildenrath, Imre Kertész, Ruth Klüger, Jorge Semprún, or Patrick Modiano.
The Third International Symposium on Interart/Intermedial Studies
Interart/Intermedial Studies in Hard Times
Hangzhou, China 12-14 November 2021
Recent work on Shakespeare has shown the myriad ways in which the plays can be used productively to think through contemporary cultural and political issues. Books like Shakespeare and Latinidad (Trevor Boffone and Carla Della Gatta, eds.), Shakespeare and the Shades of Racism (Ruben Espinosa), Shakespeare and the 99% (Sharon O’Dair and Timothy Francisco, eds.), and Teaching Social Justice Through Shakespeare (Hilary Eklund and Wendy Beth Hyman, eds.) have demonstrated the relevance of Shakespeare to modern discourses of race, ethnicity, sexuality, colonialism, bilingualism, economic justice, social justice, education, and politics.
The 11th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Music, Sound, Art and Design (EvoMUSART) will take place on 20-22 April 2022, as part of the evo* event.
EvoMUSART webpage: www.evostar.org/2022/evomusart/
Submission deadline: 1 November 2021
Conference: 20-22 April 2022
CALL FOR PAPERS
RECONSIDERING CONSENT AND COERCION:
GENDER, SEX AND POWER IN
GLOBAL MEDIEVAL LITERATURE
The workshop is designed for students, young scholars and independent researchers in humanities and social sciences who would like to improve their academic writing skills in order to succeed in studies and in career.
It is organised to provide maximum hands-on practice for participants. Each session will include explanations, examples, exercises, and texts to help the participants develop techniques for working productively at different stages of the scholarly writing process.
Topics will include:
SCMS 2022 Roundtable CFP: New Directions in Asian/American Media Studies
The Asian Pacific American Caucus (APAC) of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies invites proposals for ten-minute roundtable presentations that illustrate the new and urgent work being done in Asian/American media studies. While open to everyone, this roundtable will prioritize graduate students, non-tenure track faculty, and pre-tenure scholars.
University of Granada, Spain, 9-10 June 2022
The Milton Society of America will sponsor a panel on Milton and the North Atlantic World at the 2022 Renaissance Society of America meeting in Dublin. This panel seeks to put scholarship on the topics of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales in John Milton’s writings in dialogue with scholarship on the Baltics, the Netherlands, and Scandinavia. We invite submissions that consider any aspect of Milton’s poetry or his religious and political thought within this international context.
To propose a paper, please submit a title (maximum fifteen words) and a 150-word abstract, along with a short cv, to Eric Song (email@example.com), no later than July 30 (please note this is an extende deadline).
CALL FOR ABSTRACTSTeaching Hong Kong, Hong Kong Teaching: A Hong Kong Studies Symposium (Saturday 4 December 2021)
Call for abstracts for panel at NEMLA 2022
Panel title: Towards a Greater Inclusion of Women Authors of the Spanish Novel of Historical Memory
SCMS 2022 pre-constituted panel proposal:
New directions in women’s experimental film and media
Conference Online (via Zoom platform)
Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland
Professor Polina Golovátina-Mora - Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Colombia)
From the Socratic dialogues to post-modern cyberchats, it is only in and through communicative interaction that we can understand the world, people, and how things are working around us (Bohm, 2004/1996, Rockwell 2003). By means of dialogue people are able to argue for their viewpoints, to come to terms with each other, to jointly solve problems, and to resolve conflicts (Pickering and Garrod 2021). Dialogue brings together women and men, young and old, people from the east and the west, from the north and the south. Through the creative synergy of shared thoughts, ideas, and experiences, we can travel anywhere in space and time.
International Conference at Le Mans University
in association with the University of Latvia
May 19-20, 2022
Transcultural Perspectives in Language, Literature and Culture in the 21st century
The 53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association will take place on March 10-13, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland.
"Tolkien and the Medieval Animal"
Call for Paper proposals for a session at the 57th International Congress on Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo) to be held live on the internet, Monday through Saturday, May 9-14, 2022
Call for Papers
Campus Nostalgia: An International Seminar on Campus Fiction
15 – 16 October 2021, online
School of Letters and Arts, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
The East Asian Network for the Academic Study of Esotericism (EANASE) invites you to consider sending a proposal for an online conference to be held on Zoom every Saturday of November 2021. EANASE's first conference aims to offer the chance to reflect on the intertwined relationship between spirituality, healthcare and social movements in East Asia from a trans-national/local/cultural perspective.
From the Franciscan value of compassion to the empathetic responses that many neorealist works propose, the Italian culture abounds with examples of the human capacity to share in the feelings of others. Drawing inspiration from the conference theme of "care," this panel welcomes papers that address compassion and/or empathy in Italian literature, cinema, and the arts.
Please submit an abstract and a short bio by September 30, 2021 here: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/19574
Questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a call for panelists on an invited panel.
The topic of the panel is Antoine Volodine, and the theme is “the medium is the message.”
Below is a draft of the panel proposal.
The fiction of Antoine Volodine often depicts media traveling across networks and communities. Messages are destroyed after being disseminated, a la Snapchat. The low character counts of the narrats call to mind the brevity of Twitter posts. How does the literature of Volodine, across five decades (the 1980s through the 2020s), depict the rise of new media technologies? What does the treatment of media technologies in the novels of Volodine say about the current era of silos, polarizations, suspicion, censorship, and propaganda?
Badr University in Cairo
School of Linguistics and Translation
Italian Department & The Italian Cultural Institute in Cairo
The 1ST International Conference
Dante and the Arab World: 700 Years Later
23rd - 24th, October 2021
Practice of comics and the academic history of comics studies are often found Eurocentric. Readers often favour the traditional comics, either American or Franco-Belgian or Japanese Manga. They find the aesthetic flavour in them and most of the unorthodox graphic storytelling are left out. With Charles Hatfield’s Alternative Comics (2005), comics studies include the “other” voices and thereby the untold stories and unforeseen graphic patterns of the colonised and indigenous people are celebrated. The affiliation of comics studies with Auto/biography studies, Feminism, postcolonialism, postmodernism opens an arena for the readers/researchers of comics and graphic narratives to develop a new field of studies.
Human beings, irrespective of their socio-cultural differences, exist in co-dependence with each other as well as in terms of their relationality to the state. This necessitates the formation of different institutions of care: mutual-aids, co-operative societies, care-centres, and NGOs, which are mechanisms of state-power that both define and threaten human being’s relationship to the state. Regulations imposed upon subject-citizens by the state on a daily basis in the form of ideological inflections make the human mind precarious, while the disciplinary machineries of the state expose them to ineffable stages of biological as well as social risks.
In June 1906, James Joyce wrote to his publisher Grant Richards, who suggested changes to Dubliners for mitigating the text’s supposed ‘indecency’, “I seriously believe that you will retard the course of civilization in Ireland by preventing the Irish people from having one good look at themselves in my nicely polished looking-glass.” Joyce’s metaphor recalls the popular Wildean aphorism, first published in the preface to The Picture of Dorian Gray: “The nineteenth century dislike of Realism is the rage of Caliban at seeing his own face in a glass.