In the past decades, video games have established themselves as a global entertainment medium enjoying ever-increasing sales and profits. What was once a contested form of entertainment, now benefits from a level of social acceptability comparable to that of more traditional media such as the cinema. The popularity and cultural capital of video games calls for an inquiry into their contribution to the construction of cultural identity. While this avenue of research has begun to gain momentum, as proven by the increasing number of academic publications on gender identity or sexual orientation, less attention has been given to colonialism and colonial subjects in the context of today’s neoliberal postcolonial and postcommunist world.
Call for Chapters
Antiracist Library and Information Science: Racial Justice and Community
Call for Chapters of an edited work: Antiracist Library and Information Science: Racial Justice and Community, part of the Advances in Librarianship Book Series by Emerald Publishing, to be delivered to the publisher in 2022.
Book Editors: Kimberly Black, Ph.D., Chicago State University and Bharat Mehra, Ph.D., University of Alabama
We are soliciting two types of original contributions to this work:
Guest edited by Bettina Burger, David Kern, Lucas Mattila
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference
Friday-Sunday, 7-10 October 2021
Seeking proposals for short presentations (10-20 minutes) of research related to cultural geography. This can take the form of anthropological case studies, political narratives, creative responses to place, GIS studies, refugee and immigration information, &c. Please direct any questions to A. P. Vague, Area Chair at email@example.com.
Global Storytelling: Journal of Digital and Moving Images invites you to submit a proposal for NARRATING COLD WARS – A MULTIDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE to be held in Hong Kong Baptist University on 11-12 November 2021.
MAST: The Journal of Media Art Study and Theory
Special Issue: Sound, Colonialism, and Power
Guest Editor: Dr. Lauren Rosati (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Deadline for (art-based) submissions: 30 June 2021 (for publication in November 2021).
SAMLA—South Atlantic Modern Language Association
Conference 93, Nov. 4-6, 2021, Atlanta
"Social Networks, Social Distances"
COMMUNITY AND ISOLATION IN 19TH CENTURY ENGLAND
ENGLISH IV (ROMANTIC & VICTORIAN)
This traditional session welcomes submissions on any aspect of the Conference theme. By June 20, please submit an abstract of 300-500 words, a brief bio, and any A/V or scheduling requests to Dr. Anita Turlington, University of North Georgia, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mobilities of Translation
Call for Papers — Recognition and Recovery of Caribbean Canadian Cultural Production
for a special issue of Canada and Beyond: a Journal of Canadian Literary and Cultural Studies (Issue 10, 2021) Guest Editors: Michael A. Bucknor and Cornel Bogle
4th International Conference on Advanced Research in Social Sciences and Humanities (ICARSH) is the premier forum for scientists, researchers and students to discuss and exchange their new ideas, novel results, work in progress and experience on all aspects of Academic conference on social sciences and humanities. Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:
Not so long ago, the links between Romanticism and vexed issues such as class, gender, or race, were barely explored within Romantic studies, despite that some Romantics embraced very eagerly what today sound like very unacceptable ideas such as the division of humankind into two primary racial groups: the “culturally superior and beautiful Europeans” on the one hand, and the “Mongols”, namely “the ugly and inferior” Asians, Africans and Americans on the other.
The geopolitical space called ‘South Asia’ has resulted in a literature that is the product of various forms of contact i.e. travel, pilgrimage, colonization, trade etc. Social movements and historical changes have triggered transformations globally and it reinvigorated the ongoing dialogue regarding the true interpretation of South Asian literature. Philosophers like Merleau Ponty (phenomenologist), Martin Buber (existentialist) or Bakhtin all helped in reconceptualised understanding of human relations and thereby, in turn leading to a greater understanding of South Asian literature from newer and emerging perspectives.
Special Issue of ARIEL: Postcolonial Affect
International conference: Carpentaria by Alexis Wright, a self-governing literature that belongs to place
19-20 October 2021 at the Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France
In person and online conference.
“The imaginative literary mind is as boundless as it is borderless and bountiful in its way, finding ways of powerfully creating anew the already imagined with the unimagined or unimaginable.” Alexis Wright 
This international conference seeks to offer new perspectives on Alexis Wright’s novel Carpentaria, and at the same time to provide insights for lectures and students who are working on the novel as part of the French Agrégation exam.
Contemporary women writers have long been at the forefront of diverse conversations regarding race, society, and culture. From the works of legendary greats, such as Maya Angelou, Maxine Hong Kingston, Amy Tan, and Nawal Ed Saadawi, to the vibrant writing of Octavia Butler, Bernardine Evaristo, and Jenny Zhang, to name just a few, contemporary women authors have elucidated the wide and varied experiences of race across time, genre, and forms. Such work also frequently attends, in nuanced ways, to the lived experience and dynamics of intersectionality.
This panel is one of five Women in French sessions at the 2021 South Atlantic Modern Language Association annual conference, taking place this year in Atlanta, Georgia from November 4-6.
Presenters must be current members of Women in French and the South Atlantic Modern Language Association.
Francophone Womxn Creating Apart and Connecting Together
For the past year, the world has been in the grasp of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as climate change continues to bear destructive fruit in the form of environmental degradation and extreme weather events. In fact, deforestation and human encroachment is widely held to be a major contributing factor to the initial emergence of COVID-19 in humans. Adding to these crises, social unrest continues to erupt across the globe, from protests against the murder of African Americans by police and the storming of the capitol building by election deniers in the United States to a military coup in Myanmar and mass farmer strikes in India. As tension continues to build, the lines between these events begin to blur and a single state of catastrophe emerges.
We are excited to announce the CCYSC Blog Theme for June 2021: "Dis/quieting Imaginings of Childhood in South Asian Fiction and Film."
CFP – “Black and Queer, Music on Screen”
liquid blackness: journal of aesthetics and black studies 6, no. 2, Fall 2022
Co-edited by Jekara Govan, James Tobias (Sync: Stylistics of Hieroglyphic Time), Stefan Torralba, and Calvin Warren (Ontological Terror: Blackness, Nihilism, Emancipation)
“Post-Politics and the Aesthetic Imagination”
CFP for Edited Collection
This Call for Papers seeks abstracts for essays that reflect on the analytical bridges that might exist between post-political theory and the study of aesthetics broadly conceived. The main question the project aims to answer is the following: Decades after everything was declared to be political, what are the affordances, triumphs, and pitfalls of a post-political theory of aesthetics?
“Blood on the Leaves / And Blood at the Roots”:
Reconsidering Forms of Enslavement and Subjection across Disciplines
24th-26th June 2021
Virtual Conference at the University of Warwick
We open the present call for the potential book proposals in the Series Tourism Security Safety And Post Conflict Destinations. Emerald Group, UK. The calls have not an expiration date and we often accept or consider regular book proposal anually.
This inaugural arts-based conference will launch Manchester Met’s Centre for Migration and Postcolonial
Studies (MAPS) and will take place online on 3 September 2021.
The format has been designed to assist international participation during the
We welcome papers addressing any aspect of the topics of ‘borders’ and ‘boundaries’
In Roland Emmerich’s Anonymous, the playwriting Earl of Oxford looks on from the galleries of the Globe as a performance of his/Shakespeare’s Henry V whips up a large crowd of groundlings, just as the Earl had intended it. Earlier the Earl had already enthused over a match of tennis about the possibilities of theatre – “That’s power.” This year’s Shakespeare Seminar seeks to discuss the countless ways in which Shakespeare, his works, early modern culture as well as later performances of Shakespeare’s works are political or have been politicised. To what extent can his plays be seen to endorse certain power politics? Are politics in Shakespeare ultimately a question of genre?
2021 Midwest PCA/ACA Conference
American, British, and Canadian Literature: 1800-1999
(Formerly Contemporary Studies)
Deadline for submissions:
April 30, 2021 EXTENDED to June 1, 2021
Dr. Jennifer K Farrell, Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association
contact email (for questions only, submissions must be made through the website):
CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference
Naseeruddin Shah, the actor, once claimed that “The roots may look lost but every big story in the Hindi film industry is from Shakespeare.” It might not be as simple as that but what Shah was pointing out was to the fact that there are many references to Shakespeare’s plays in Hindi film. Not just Hindi but Indian cinema reveals an adaptation and appropriation of the Bard of Avon. There are themes and devices so commonly found in Shakespeare’s plays in Indian films, such as twins separated at birth, cross dressing characters, star-crossed lovers, characters falling in love with messengers, the wise fool, the tamed Shrew and the mousetrap device.
Marginalized groups may be contrary to the dominant culture within a society through their very own existence. In cultures where those who reinforce divisions may seek to ostracize the Other by portraying them in a negative light, counter-hegemonic representations of the marginalized can be revolutionary. This panel will examine how non-dominant cultures in contemporary literature are depicted in the context of the dominant.
Central questions include:
What makes something (e.g. an action, a person's/group's identity) within a dominant culture subversive?
What are the benefits and repercussions of acting against the collective conscience?
VOCES DEL CARIBE, a blind, peer-reviewed journal, will publish its 14th issue in the Fall 2022. We invite everyone who is interested to submit articles, especially for the journal’s special section, whose focus will be “The Dominican Republic in the Global Context.” In addition, the general section will encompass all the Spanish speaking Caribbean’s past and present cultural manifestations (literature, poetry, theater, film, music, plastic and digital arts, etc.), and that of its Diaspora. Articles should be unpublished, original, in Spanish or English, not exceed 25 pages (approximately 7,000 words or less), be double spaced, and in 12 pt. font, including notes & references).