We live in a deeply interconnected world. The set of processes involved in bringing about global interconnectedness and the effect of this interconnectedness on human lives across the world is called globalization. Globalization impacts all spheres of life, including the political, economic and the cultural. However, they are closely related and hence a multidimensional approachis required to understand this complex phenomenon. This issue will focus on cultural globalization, as it is closest to the humanities and because the economic and political effects invariably impact the cultural too.
Speculative Figures and Speculative Futures: Our Uncanny Postapocalypse
Chairs: Tommy Mayberry (St. Jerome’s University at the University of Waterloo) and Tommy Bourque (Western University)
Third Stone Journal is accepting submissions of art, music, creative writing, short films, scholarship, digital content, and more on Afrofuturism, African-futurism, and the Black fantastic as explored both inside and outside of the borders of the United States. The call is for the Spring 2021 publication. The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2020. For inquiries, please contact the editorial staff of Third Stone Journal at firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that all work should be submitted via the submission portal at https://scholarworks.rit.edu/thirdstone/.
In his recent release Pandemic! Covid-19 Shakes the World, Slavoj Zizek speculates that “the lines that separate us from barbarism are drawn more and more clearly. One of the signs of civilization today is the growing perception that continuing the various wars that circle the globe as totally crazy and meaningless.
Friday 12th Martch 2021 - Saturday 13th Martch 2021
Due to th epostponement of this event in relation to the Covid pandemic, we are delighted to be able to unexpectedly reopen the Call for Submissions for the newly rescheduled dates.
Friday 12th March 2021 - Saturday 13th March 2021
Friday 12th March 2021 - Saturday 13th March 2021
Punk Scholars Network Annual Conference – Call for Papers
Theme: Global Punk
Date: 12th – 19th December
A virtual, online, global conference spanning eight days is being brought together by the Punk Scholars Network – be a part of it.
Call for Roundtable Proposals:
sponsored by The Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic, University of Glasgow
56th International Congress on Medieval Studies
(May 13-15, 2021), Kalamazoo, Michigan
This retrospective roundtable will celebrate the life and medievalist work of Christopher Tolkien—the “Last Inkling”—who died on 16 January 2020, at the age of 95.
Update: Extended Deadline to 10/19/2020The COVID-19 pandemic reinforced how curriculums designed for online and low-residency courses have a particular set of needs differing from those of traditional face-to-face courses. This panel seeks submissions that address how educators approached their own shifts to being suddenly remote, and what changes need to take place institutionally and pedagogically in light of what we’ve uncovered about ourselves as a society.The conference is being held by the Northeast Modern Language Association and will take place on March 11-14th, 2021 as a fully virtual event using web-conferencing software.NeMLA uses a user-based system to process abstract submissions.
The proliferation of essays on the essay is evidence of this literary form’s provocative nature. The essay compels us to reflect on what this art form “is,” while it avoids easy classification. In “She: Portrait of the Essay as a Warm Body,” Cynthia Ozick invites us to think of the essay not so much as a genre, but rather as a gender: “She is too fluid or too elusive to be a category... she is the protagonist, the secret self's personification…why should we not call her she?”
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
ON_CULTURE: THE OPEN JOURNAL FOR THE STUDY OF CULTURE
ISSUE 11 (SUMMER 2021)
In response to debates considering the relationship between illness and narrative, and the extent to which these concepts can be seen as mutually constitutive, this issue of On_Culture seeks to gather new approaches and critical perspectives to the intricate relationship between narrative and illness. We welcome (inter)disciplinary contributions addressing the concepts’ entanglement on an individual, societal, and global level.
About the Conference
The social exclusion, economic marginalization and cultural subjugation of Indigenous people are pervasive in all regions across the globe due to colonialism and neocolonialism. Even today, Indigenous people continue to struggle to protect their rights to culture, community, heritage, and land. This international conference on Indigenous Studies will allow like-minded researchers, scholars and academicians to explore new avenues in Indigenous Studies. The conference will enable participants to discuss current issues within Indigenous Studies while emphasizing new ways to empower and work collaboratively with Indigenous communities around the world.