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Transsexual Rhetorics: Self-determination in Late Capitalism

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Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:21pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Sex (biology) and gender (culture) were teased apart and are currently being collapsed, an interesting rhetorical history in itself. Often under-explored out of concern for the rights of transsexual/transgendered people, these shifts in logic and rhetoric potentially reveal new relationships between biology and culture, oppression and late capitalism, and vulnerability and privilege. The relationships potentially reveal cultural assumptions and expose the forces of normalization. 

(In)finite Ecologies

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Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:15pm
CR: The New Centennial Review, Michigan State University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 15, 2021

Special Issue of CR: The New Centennial Review vol. 22, no. 2: “(In)finite Ecologies” 

Guest editors: Christine Bennett, Katherine Greulich, and Garth Sabo (Michigan State University)

Oceans Under Threat: Overfishing

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Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:13pm
Fishes
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 1, 2022

An ocean is not just an ecological space, but a social, economic, and cultural one. The threat of overfishing incorporates all these dimensions, yet research has not addressed overfishing equitably across geographies, species, cultures, economies or futures (especially in relation to climate change). Even rarer are studies that address the complex risks arising from overfishing in a way that transparently acknowledges uncertainties and interactions across these multiple aspects.

Spirituality, Healthcare And Social Movements In East Asia: A Transnational Perspective

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Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:09pm
East Asian Network for the Academic Study of Esotericism (EANASE)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

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.

"Umana cosa è aver compassione": Care and Empathy in Italian Literature and Film

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Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:09pm
NeMLA - Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

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 tiziano_cherubini@baylor.edu

Call for Articles for Inaugural Issue: Leadership, Disease, and Pandemic

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Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:26pm
Interdisciplinary Journal of Leadership Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 1, 2022

The Interdisciplinary Journal of Leadership Studies is seeking submissions for its inaugural volume, themed around “Leadership, Pandemic, and Disease.” We welcome submissions from any discipline in the social sciences, humanities, sciences, arts, or cross-disciplinary studies that address questions of leadership, justice, policy, and/or society relating to the concepts of illness, disease, and pandemic (taken literally or metaphorically). 

 

Making Space for Care: Reimagining Sites of Care in 19th-century Literature

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Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:25pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic challenged the capabilities of our modern healthcare infrastructure and forced us to reimagine everyday spaces as sites of convalescence and caretaking. As hospitals reached mass capacity, we had to question: what accommodations can we make to transform both private and public places into spaces of care? The same question motivated nineteenth-century debates over how to best tackle the century’s national health crises. At a time of high imperialism, rapid industrialization, and rampant contagion, Victorians realized that models of caretaking could no longer be relegated to the provincial sickroom.

Studies in Religious Trauma: Causes, Manifestations, and Treatments

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:25pm
GCRR Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

BOOK: Studies in Religious Trauma: Causes, Manifestations, and Treatments
Click the link below to submit your proposal:
https://www.gcrr.org/submit-proposals

GCRR Press is releasing a large-scale publication that will offer an interdisciplinary and scientific examination of the origins, impact, and treatment options of religious trauma. The intended audience for this publication will be therapeutic practitioners, psychological researchers, and sufferers of religious trauma. Currently, this textbook-style resource will include sections on:

Diaspora of Foreign Scholars in WWII: Relief and Salvation

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Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:16pm
North East Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

After the "Anschluss," March 12, 1938, Jewish and anti-political scholars and scientists were in danger in Austria and Germany. This session deals with the forced immigration and salvation from Vienna and Germany aided by American authors and their patrons.

 Personal experiences of the individuals and the salvation of the authors, scientists and intellectuals from the forced diaspora in Europe before and during World War II will be the focus of this panel.

 

4th International Conference on Future of Social Sciences and Humanities (fshconf)

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Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:16pm
Global Ks
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 22, 2021

Following the success of the previous event, we are delighted to once again organize this premier academic event that will address the most pressing needs and emerging trends in the field. Join us for three days of learning. Engage in discussions with our prestigious panel of speakers and your peers. Share your own research findings. Whether you are applying to present at the event or are looking to join as an attendee, it will be our pleasure to welcome you to the social sciences conference 2021.

International Conference on Gender Studies and Sexuality(ICGSS)

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Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:15pm
Acavent
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the International Conference on Gender Studies and Sexuality we would like to invite researchers, Ph.D. candidates, scholars, activists, and practitioners from various fields to participate and contribute to promoting and disseminating scientific knowledge in the area of gender studies and sexuality.

6th International Academic Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences(IACHSS)

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:15pm
Acavent
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 29, 2021

The 6th International Academic Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences is a must-attend event for the academic community. Join us on the 19-21 of November in the dynamic city of Paris. IACHSS continues to recruit top speakers in the field, showcase findings from the latest research, and provide premier networking opportunities.

If It's on the Internet, It Must Be True: The Socio-cultural Impact of Fake News

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:13pm
Jenifer Butler and Suzanne Gut / 53rd NeMLA Convention 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Description:

The ubiquity of social media and technology affects how people perceive and care for the world (digital and physical) around them. This panel engages scholars on how a seemingly endless stream of information causes readers to waffle on the precipice of fake news and misinformation, creating a threat to cultural representations, critical literacy, discourse, and cultural misinformation in virtual spaces. Scholars will explore the impacts of or potential means of combating increasingly pervasive fake news in a society reliant on digital information.

Abstract:

Literature and Cognitive Science

updated: 
Thursday, July 1, 2021 - 6:05pm
PAMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

This panel invites papers exploring new subjects and approaches in the field of cognitive literary studies and, especially, cognitive poetics. We are interested in investigations of both the formal and the cultural/historical convergence of literary and cognitive research. What poems, novels, stories, etc. could be newly read and understood with the aid of insights and frameworks borrowed from such disciplines as experimental psychology and neuroscience? But also, why is it that literary scholars can turn to cognitive theories as plausible hermeneutical models in the first place? Where does the resonance between the concerns of writers and scientists, which today we seem to take for granted, come from?

Mental Health Narratives – History, Concepts, Education, Practice

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Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 12:48pm
Ronja Bodola / LSU Health Sciences Center
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 23, 2021

Extended Deadline! Collection Mental Health Narratives – History, Concepts, Education, Practice 

Edited by Ronja Bodola, PhD; Michelle B. Moore, PsyD; Cody Roi, D.O. 

Imaging Peace: Care-full Non-violence in Contemporary Sci-fi Narratives (Panel)

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Monday, June 28, 2021 - 2:03pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

In literature and popular culture, the non-violent approach is vastly underrepresented as a viable philosophy. This is problematic because the stories we tell shape the imaginary we live out of. Part of the reason the pacifist position seems so untenable is precisely because it remains so unimagined. One thinks of the so-called canon with its repertoire of violent heroes: Homer, Shakespeare, Milton, Arthurian legend. Even today’s popular “canon” features heroes who consistently solve problems through violence: the Marvel Cinematic Universe, DC Comics’ films, the John Wick series, and the classic, decade-spanning Alien franchise. The myth of redemptive violence continues unabated.

Representations of Mental Health and Trauma Care in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

updated: 
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 2:03pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

With a growing social consciousness in the contemporary milieu, even large corporations such as Disney have begun to take an activist turn. Of late, Marvel has been especially sensitive to ongoing issues regarding race and gender. This is particularly evident in its latest incarnations available through Disney +: Wandavision and Falcon and the Winter Solider. Accompanying this messaging has also been a positive representation of mental health care and the effects of individual and collective trauma. These are not superheroes who take a beating and walk away unscathed; these are highly developed and nuanced characters whose arcs take shape over several different films and multiple episodes.

CFP: Disruptive Labor, Language, and Gender (7/15/21; RSA Dublin 3/30-4/2/22)

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Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:22am
Jessica C. Murphy
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

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?

Decolonizing Francophone Ecofutures

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:19am
NEMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

In times marked by the growing and irreversible impact of global climate change, this panel welcomes contributions exploring the literary and artistic ideations of Francophone ecofutures within and across French-speaking spaces. Inspired by the recent publication boom of eco-oriented literary and philosophical works such as Leonora Miano’s Rouge impératrice, Malcom Ferdinand’s Pour une écologie décoloniale, and Felwine Sarr’s Afrotopia, this panel seeks to answer questions such as: how have Francophone visual and literary ecofictions imagined decolonial futures?

From the Scenic Essay to the Essay-Exhibition. Expanding the Essay Form in the Arts after Literature and Film

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:19am
Ghent University - Research centre S:PAM (Studies in Performing Arts & Media)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Research centre S:PAM (Studies in Performing Arts & Media) of Ghent University (Belgium) is delighted to announce From the Scenic Essay to the Essay-Exhibition. Expanding the Essay Form in the Arts after Literature and Film, an international conference from 27th-29th of April 2022 in Ghent (Belgium) and the corresponding call for proposals to contribute to this event.

Theme of the conference:

We Need to See Someone: Doing Madness in YA Literature

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 10:56am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Girl, Interrupted. Crank. Thirteen Reasons Why. Wintergirls. It’s Kind of a Funny Story. Turtles All the Way Down. Amidst a preponderance of "mental illness novels" marketed toward a young-adult audience, we are left wondering: where's the Madness?

REMINDER: Science Fiction: Activism and Resistance

updated: 
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 6:33am
London Science Fiction Research Community (LSFRC)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

SF: Activism and Resistance 

9-11 September 2021, online

Keynote Speakers: Grace Dillon, Radha D’Souza

Guest Creators: Jeannette Ng, Rivers Solomon, Neon Yang

Call for chapters on Body & Embodiment: Social Scientific and Interdisciplinary Approaches

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:37pm
Jackie Hogan, Bradley University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 20, 2021

Call for Chapter Proposals or Chapters:

Edited volume Consuming Bodies: Body Commodification and Embodiment in Late Capitalist Societies

 

Editors:

Jackie Hogan (Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Bradley University)

Fae Chubin (Assistant Professor of Sociology, Bradley University)

Sarah Whetstone (Assistant Professor of Sociology, Bradley University)

 

Rethinking the Brain Novel: Towards Experimental Representations of Fictional Consciousness (Panel)

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:34pm
Mohamed Anis Ferchichi / University of Rhode Island
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Since the origins of the English novel, and the rise of philosophical materialism in the wake of Rene Descartes, David Hume, and John Locke, English fiction writers have been interested in capturing the neural activity of the brain through narrative style, form, and genre. In the same vain, in The Feeling of What Happens (1999), Antonio Damasio, having cited Hume and Descartes as precedents for contemporary neuroscience, contends that “consciousness may be produced within the three pounds of flesh we call brain” (28). Damasio’s comment translates a reductionism whereby the immaterial experience is reduced to the function of the neurons.

“Everything miasmic”: Modernist Bodies in Sickness and Health

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Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:32pm
International Lawrence Durrell Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 3, 2021

 “Everything miasmic”: Modernist Bodies in Sickness and Health

 

Session sponsored by the International Lawrence Durrell Society

 

Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture after 1900

 

 

Spaces, Narratives, and Technologies of Care

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 2:50pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This panel is interested in critiques of narratives and representations of spaces and technologies of care, including the medicalization of homes, disabling spaces in the home, examinations of how bodied and disembodied artificial intelligence may change geographies of care, deterritorialization of long-term care facilities, the cosmopolitanized spaces of care in hotels, the gendered and racialized politics of service industries, and the promotion or promise of care through mediated forms of print and digital technologies.

NeMLA 2022: Video games and the literary

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 9:27pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This panel will explore the many existing and potential connections between video games and the literary world. Many leading games have explicitly referred to works of literature, either within their storyworlds or in their marketing (for instance, Bioshock’s interactive rebuttal of Ayn Rand’s ideas). More broadly, emerging video game theory has often defined itself either by analogy or by opposition to existing concepts from literary theory. Book genres such as the choose-your-own adventure format (eg. Steve Jackson’s Sorcery! series) have also anticipated video gaming, and in turn been remastered as games using the same text and narrative structure.

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