The Italian American Studies Association (IASA formerly the American Italian Historical Association AIHA) celebrates its fifty-third year of academic inquiry into all things Italian and Italian American. We welcome independent thinkers, scholars, and academics, past and present, to participate in its annual conference to be held in Pittsburgh, PA.
‘In Crisis: Art in Eras of Emergency, 1750–Present’
April 18, 2020
University of Cambridge, Faculty of English
Call for Papers
THE FUTURE OF THE UNIVERSITY
A Conference at the University of Tulsa
April 16-18, 2020
Many institutions of higher learning are currently considering plans for a significant restructure of academic programs which raises key questions regarding the essential purpose of the American University.
The Nobel Peace Prize winner, Nadia Murad, a former captive of ISIS is an essential reminder of the sacrifices women make during a war which often go unnoticed or unacknowledged as heroic. In countless areas of the Global South, the female body has endured physical and psychological violation. Rape is an effective strategy of war and ethnic cleansing, and the violated community finds it difficult to speak about their fate during the time of war and of peace as well. In most cases, the raped body goes silent, feeling ashamed and fearing retributions from all spheres of life.
We are pleased to announce the 14th annual NFEAP summer conference, which will take place on Thursday the 11th and Friday the 12th of June 2020 at Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet), Oslo, Norway.
The theme for the 2020 conference is Stages.
For years, the literature on boredom has been crowded with complaints about the scarcity of research on the subject, even though there is a large amount of papers and books on this phenomenon, since philosophers, theologians, sociologists, and writers have reflected on boredom for centuries. The area of cross-disciplinary Boredom Studies has been successfully launched and continued to steadily grow over the last two decades. Whatever domain of reality boredom researchers scrutinize, boredom emerges as a significant part of our daily lives.
After the success of the Folk Horror in the Twenty First Century conference hosted by Falmouth University, we are holding another related conference in 2020.
The present is dark. With the rise of right-wing populism, global migrations and immigrations, continued violence, abuse and crime, prejudice and intolerance, there is increasing anxiety about the future. The Earth itself is under threat from environmental catastrophe and a mass extinction event is anticipated. The collapse of society, morality, and the environment was often also feared in the past, particularly in Gothic, horror and dystopian fictions and texts. What were the monsters of the past? What are our monsters now?
Call for Book Chapters: The Other #MeToos
Chapter proposal submission deadline: 01 June 2020
Since the inception of #MeToo, conversations have largely centered on the movement’s development in the United States. This edited collection focuses on the reception, translation, and adaptation of #MeToo in non-Western, indigenous, and/or postcolonial contexts; it aims to explore how #MeToo, a popularly Western-centric feminist movement, translates to politically, culturally, religiously, geographically, and academically Othered places and Othered genders and sexes.
Keynote speaker – Dr Katharina Rein, Bauhaus University Weimar
We are pleased to invite applications for this year’s Hiram Summer Seminar: “Health Humanities 2020: Narrative and Counternarrative,” to be held on the campus of Hiram College July 8-11, 2020.
Conference website: http://kaa.ff.upjs.sk
THE GLOBAL AND THE LOCAL IN POSTMILLENNIAL EUROPE
9th International SELICUP Conference (Spanish Society for the Study of Popular Culture)
The Department of British and American Studies, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Slovakia
SKASE (Slovak Association for the Study of English)
in collaboration with
Edited Collection – Critical Perspectives on Stephen King’s It
Edited by Whitney S. May
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR A PROPOSED EDITED COLLECTION. We are seeking submissions for a collection of essays titled Beyond Equity Into Justice: Bringing Theory Into Practice at Community Colleges. This edited volume addresses how our changing attitudes towards serving all student populations has shifted the pedagogical and relational approaches used by faculty, staff, and administrators at community colleges. Attitudes about equality, equity, and justice are more intentional and integral to the evolution of the work we do as educators. Dr. Diane K.
Call for papers for a book approved for publication by Routledge, on Bollywood cinema, expected to fall within the interdisciplinary spaces of Cultural Studies, Film Studies and Postcolonial Studies.
Even as the air in Delhi grows increasingly toxic and poisonous, a fearful, dreaded specter is haunting the subcontinent today, just as toxic as the poisonous air. The rise and rise of Hindutva, or Hindu nationalism or political Hindu agenda that has engulfed India has also initiated the favorite pursuit of right wing of invoking the ‘glorious past’. This ‘glorious past is primarily being invoked by a surge of historical(s) in Bollywood.
Call for Papers for the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality 13th Annual Graduate Symposium
Climates of Violence, Coalitions of Care
April 10th, 2020
Rice University, Houston, TX
The Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality at Rice University invites panel and paper proposals for our 2020 Spring Graduate Symposium that offer analysis and critique of contemporary climates of violence. We are eager to receive submissions that imagine alternative futures and coalitions of care. Participants may consider the role violence plays in structuring climates, places, and spaces, with a particular focus on the geopolitical histories and the racial, gendered, and class- based realities of those structures.