Realism, which had played an important role in the literary output of the era of decolonization, is now often cast as outmoded, especially in comparison to post/modernism and impugned as insufficient to represent the current crisis. Mark Fisher and Amitav Ghosh are two of the most recent, widely read critics who maintain realism is incapable to address the politics of our times. Others, pointing to Lukács’ classical definition of realism as specific to bourgeois culture, argue that it is an inherently conservatism form, able only to depict the status quo, but incapable of imagining alternative frameworks for thinking about the world in an era of increased globalization and climate crisis.
Abundance and Scarcity
International conference for young researchers (CLIMAS-Culture et Littérature des Mondes Anglophones)
Bordeaux Montaigne University, 17-18 February, 2022, Bordeaux, France
According to the renown essay Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema, published in 1975 by the feminist film theorist Laura Mulvey, hegemonic cinema has privileged the masculine gaze, objectifying female bodies on the screen and transforming them in mere objects of desire for the male spectator. Mulvey studies the way female bodies have been exposed in cinema to evoque ‘to-be-looked-at-ness’ while becoming the object of the masculine scopophilic gaze within the screen.
International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on the Dialogue between Sciences & Arts, Religion & Education - 2021 provides a unique opportunity to academics and practitioners alike to interact and share knowledge on timely research
6th EDITION OF MCDSARE WILL BE ONLINE | 27-28 October 2021 |
Theme: THE LIMITS OF SCIENCE AND HUMAN KNOWLEDGE
The conference will take place on the Online Session 3, Video -Plenary Oral presentations, and Session 4, Virtual/Poster/Publisher.
New Literary Practices in 21st-century Mexico
Panel at the 53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (March 10-13, Baltimore, MD)
Primary Area: Spanish / Portuguese
Chairs: Fernando Bañuelos (New York University), Alonso Burgos Vazquez Mellado (Princeton University)
Call for Papers
Conference: Women’s Rights and Global Adaptations of Shakespeare
November 25-26, 2021
Freie Universität Berlin
Call for Papers
Exploring Authenticity in Contemporary Literatures in English
A Symposium sponsored by ‘Identities’ at Reading
Department of English Literature
University of Reading
01-02 November 2021
Conference: 30-31 August 2021
Conference online (via Zoom)
All details: https://www.freedom-conference.info/
Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland
M.A. Marlena Hetman - Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland
Julien Gracq : un écrivain géographe/ Julien Gracq : un écrivain géographe (NEMLA MARS 2022, Baltimore, USA)
A geological timescale provides a way of thinking about power relations between human beings and all kinds of geological forces. Since Paul Crutzen and Eugene Stoermer proposed the term of the Anthropocene, the concept of the age of the Anthropocene brought out the environmental concern. This term evidently intends to mean "the human epoch" because the human force has become one of the dominant geophysical forces. It is believed that this new epoch began in the later 18th Century when the global effects of human activities have become clearly noticeable. That is, the age of the Anthropocene comes along with globalization.
CFP – Panel: 53rd annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association
Guerres au masculin, exterminations au féminin: entre expériences, trauma et révoltes"
March 10-13, Baltimore, MD
2nd Rupkatha International Open Conference on Recent Advances in Interdisciplinary Humanities, 2021 (Virtual)
August 28-30, 2021
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
(Indexed by Web of Science, Scopus, ERIHPLUS, EBSCO, UGC)
In collaboration with
The University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
Department of German Studies
The University of Talca, Chile
Institute of Humanistic Studies
Prof. Albrecht Classen, University of Arizona
Our website: https://www.racismconference.info/Dates: 26-27 July 2021Conference online (via Zoom)
Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland
Professor Polina Golovátina-Mora - Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Colombia)
26-27 July 2021
It is widely known that ideologies of racism, nationalism, and xenophobia are dangerous and spread all over the world. We want to examine these terms as much as possible, from many perspectives and variable aspects: in politics, society, psychology, culture, and many more. We also want to devote considerable attention to how the phenomena of racism, nationalism and xenophobia are represented in artistic practices: in literature, film, theatre or visual arts.
Paper proposals of around 300 words should be submitted, along with a short bio, to the panel coordinator(s), to the conference organizing committee (email@example.com), and to the AISNA Secretary, Anna De Biasio (firstname.lastname@example.org) by June 27, 2021. Acceptance will be notified by July 5, 2021. Panels exceeding four participants will be split into two sessions.
For any general query about the conference, please contact the organizing committee (email@example.com)
N.B.: We hope that we will be able to meet in L’Aquila for the 2021 AISNA conference.
This panel examines the language used to represent disdained or illicit early modern labor. We seek papers that ask how gender functions in cultural attempts to prohibit, criminalize, or disparage marginalized workers or practioners of unsanctioned professions (e.g., cure peddalers, sex workers, pirates, poachers, counterfeiters). What do representations of such disruptive laborers tell us about the dynamic between subsistence pursuits and the accumulation of economic surplus in early modern burgeoning capitalism? How do these disruptive economies depend upon and sustain already authorized systems?
The ‘little apparatus’: 100 years of 9.5mm film
16, 17, 18 June 2022
University of Southampton
An international conference hosted in person and online by the Department of Film Studies’ ‘Centre For International Film Research’ at the University of Southampton.
53rd NeMLA Annual Convention - Baltimore, Maryland, 10-13 March, 2022
The theme of ghostliness is often present in modernist literature and boundaries between life and death are very often blurred. What can the recurrent invocation of spectrality say about modernism and modernists? How do modernist authors represent their characters who dwell a death in life (or a life in death)?
LGBTQIA+ Fantastika Graphics: A Digital Symposium November 20th, 2021 [Updated Dates]
“Fantastika” – a term appropriated from a range of Slavonic languages by John Clute – embraces the genres of Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror, but can also include Alternate History, Gothic, Steampunk, Young Adult Dystopic Fiction, or any other radically imaginative narrative space. Our goal is to bring together academics, independent researchers, creators, and audiences who share an interest in this diverse range of fields with the aim of opening up new dialogues, productive controversies, and critical collaborations.
Supplementary Call For Papers
Our 2020 conference was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of our speakers from 2020 have agreed to present their papers this year, but unfortunately some speakers' circumstances have changed and they can no longer participate.
We are therefore seeking to fill some gaps in our programme.
We invite submissions of 250-word abstracts (for papers lasting 15 minutes) on all aspects of Margaret Thatcher and Thatcherism. We especially welcome submissions from women.
Papers relating to Margaret Thatcher and the concept of citizenship or Margaret Thatcher and the constitution would be particularly pertinent to our programme.
Australian Society for French Studies Conference 2021
8-10 December 2021
Un.sited: “Sites” in French Studies
Hosted by the French Discipline, School of Language and Cultures, University of Queensland
We acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands on which the university stands.
Virginia Woolf and Ethics
31st Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf
June 9-12, 2022
Lamar University (Beaumont, TX, USA)
INTERNATIONAL PYNCHON WEEK 2022 IN VANCOUVER
June 5-11, 2022
University of British Columbia
CALL FOR PAPERS
(and Overview of the Conference’s Local Connections)
*Deadline for paper and panel proposals: November 15, 2021*
Conference Website: www.internationalpynchonweek.org
Pynchon and BC: A Mini-Essay
For the last twenty years, Iberian and Latin American Transatlantic Studies have challenged traditional academic notions of areas of study by examining the legacies of imperialism (colonialism and neocolonialism) on social constructs, knowledge, identity, disciplines, language, and societies from the 19th-21st centuries.
Bruce Beresford (film director)
Jonathan Rayner (University of Sheffield)
Allison Craven (James Cook University)
Jane Stadler (University of Queensland)
Timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of both Wake in Fright (Kotcheff, 1971) and Walkabout (Roeg, 1971) appearing in London cinemas on the same weekend, this two-day online conference seeks to explore the range of international and transnational perspectives that helped shape the Australian New Wave of the 1970s and 80s.
From the very first traces of written poetry, poets have been inspired by their peers: whether with elegies, odes or allusions to the poets they admired, they have always incorporated figures of poets and other poetic texts in their own poems. Intertextuality abound from the classical texts (quotations, sources and models) by earlier poets, for instance Ovid, Virgil or Cato. Some of their contemporaries, like Tacitus, have questioned the ideologies of their predecessors. Closer to us, Milton in his 16-line “On Shakespeare” (1630) argues that no monument is a suitable tribute to Shakespeare’s oeuvre; Thomas Gray pays himself homage to Milton in “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard” (1751).
HerBook: Women and Book Ownership in Europe, 16th-18th centuries
International Conference, Sorbonne nouvelle, Paris, 17-18 June 2022
Sponsors: Brescia University College, University of Winnipeg, Canadian Literature: A Quarterly of Criticism and Review, and Sequential: Canadian Independent Comic Book Magazine
Organizing Committee: Dominick Grace (Brescia University College), Candida Rifkind (University of Winnipeg), Zachary Rondinelli (Brock University), Meaghan Scanlon (Library and Archives Canada), Ivan Kocmarek (Independent Researcher)
Call for Participants (10 minutes + Q&A Session)
THE 21st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF
MELOW (THE SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF THE MULTI-ETHNIC LITERATURES OF THE WORLD)
to be organized by
SHOOLINI UNIVERSITY, SOLAN, HP, INDIA, https://shooliniuniversity.com/
FROM 12 TO 14 NOVEMBER 2021
CONFERENCE THEME: ILLNESS, HEALING, AND THE LITERARY IMAGINATION