What is love? Why is it so important in our lives? And why should we think about it? The subject of love is of enormous importance to our daily lives, as love sustains us and gives meaning to existence. Yet, love seems to be a theme that is underdeveloped in contemporary research. Whatever the reason for that is, love remains one of the central concepts in the history of Western thought. Not only does philosophy literally mean “love for wisdom,” but the discussion of the theme of love has been part philosophy’s inheritance since the time of Plato’s Symposium.
The question of the origin of the Yoruba race still remains contentious. While diverse accounts of its origin have been appropriated by historians and scholars in cultural studies such as Revd Samuel Johnson in The History of the Yorubas (1921), Saburi Biobaku in The Pattern of Yoruba History (1958), Ade Ajayi in Yoruba Warfare in the Nineteenth Century (1964), among others, numerous discourses and counter discourses continue to unfold.
I am currently curating an anthology of personal essay/creative nonfiction by queer writers reflecting on their relationship to horror films.
Call for Submissions—The ART of Infertility: An Anthology of Patient Narrative and Art
Edited by Elizabeth Walker, Maria Novotny, and Robin Silbergleid
Media Literacy and Academic Research is inviting papers for Vol. 2, No. 1 which is scheduled to be published on April 2019.
The journal does not have article processing charges (APCs) and article submission charges. Media Literacy and Academic Research welcomes article submissions and does not charge a publication fee.
Lehigh University is hosting its second annual one-day symposium in advance of the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). This year’s priority theme is “Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls”. Expanding on this theme, we seek to explore how the work of regional community organizations, educational institutions, and individual faculty, staff, and students (undergraduate and graduate) engage with the theme of “Gender and Empowerment, Access, and Infrastructure” in their work, research, advocacy, and lives.
The Bulletin of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies (https://bulletin.iarhs.org) is seeking submissions for future volumes. The Bulletin is the official journal of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies. It is a fully digital, open access, and double-blind peer reviewed journal and is actively indexed in the MLA International Bibliography. In keeping with the Robin Hood tradition, authors retain their rights to their own materials.
Articles are generally 4,000-8,000 words long. Please see the journal's website for additional submission guidelines.
Lasting Impressions, Cultural Practices and Representations.
We are pleased to announce two one-day conferences on literary tattoos. The first one will take place in Paris, at the Musée d’art et d’histoire de la ville de Saint-Denis, on June 13, 2019. The second one is scheduled for November 2019 at the Université Polytechnique Hauts de France, Valenciennes, France.
Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on the theme: “A Hero Will Endure”: Essays on the Twentieth Anniversary of Gladiator for an edited collection, edited by Rachel L. Carazo (Northwestern State University).
All areas of study, with a common goal of representing the cultural and material impact of the film since its release in May 2000 are invited to participate.
The William Dean Howells Society will host two panels at the upcoming American Literature Association Conference in Boston, May 23-26, 2019.
1. William Dean Howells and the Affective Turn
IAMHIST is the International Association for Media and History, an organisation of scholars, filmmakers, broadcasters and archivists dedicated to historical enquiry into film, radio, TV and other related media.
POWER AND THE MEDIA (Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, 16-19 July 2019)
Deadline for proposals: 14 January 2019.
Confirmed keynote speakers include:
James Curran (Goldsmiths, University of London)
J. E. Smyth (University of Warwick)