Archetypal and Jungian psychology have a well-established and verified relationship with esoteric and occult worldviews, a circumstance demonstrated even more clearly with the publication of Jung's Liber Novus. However, while there is considerable literature on the intersections of the general background of psychodynamic origins with the occult milieu, they have been explored less systematically and also less sensationally. Similarly, while parapsychology occupies a significant place in popular cultural lore that overlaps with conspiracism and also the study of the paranormal, systematic inquiry into the relationship of scientific psychology with occult, esoteric, magical, and mystical worldviews has also been less prominent, though present non
"Sovereign Bodies, Movements, and Imaginaries"
The peer-reviewed journal Voces del Caribe invites proposals for a special issue titled “Sovereign Bodies, Movements, and Imaginaries” edited by Joshua Deckman (Marywood U) and Ana Ugarte (College of the Holy Cross). This issue is a follow-up to a series of panels to be presented in Spring 2021, which bring together faculty and graduate students from a broad array of disciplines with the aim of fostering collaborative research and activism. Our tasks: to identify and explore new paradigms for understanding “sovereignties” across the globe, and to construct new cartographies of cultural creation and circulation beyond the confines of modern nation-states.
The study of conspiracism overlaps with the study of esotericism, occultism, and magic in several respects. In addition to the frequent significance of secrecy and clandestine interactions in the history of esoteric, occult, and magical movements, their association (real or imagined) with heterodox religious movements, political subversion, and intelligence organizations has led to close association of these conceptions with each other in popular cultural imagination as well as in their own subcultural milieux. Esotericists, occultists, and magicians have themselves engaged in conspiracist conception, generated conspiracy theories, and projected them onto others, as well as themselves being the recipients of such projections by both religious and secula
Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005-08) and its sequel The Legend of Korra (2012-14) are among the most acclaimed and influential animated television series of the twenty-first century. Yet, there has been little scholarly writing about them. To remedy this gap, I am looking for contributors for an edited volume of essays on this franchise.
The book will be designed for a general undergraduate readership, covering a range of topics in relation to the Avatar franchise. These include (but are not limited to):
Oregon State University’s ADA30 Anniversary Committee presents
ADA30 Celebratory Symposium
CALL FOR PAPERS
Recuperating Joy: Symbiotic Connections, Optimisms, and Unproblematic Faves
Department of English Graduate Virtual Conference
8-9 May 2021
“Take joy in your digressions. Because that is where the unexpected arises.”
- Brian Massumi
Resistance and Resilience: Envisioning the Future
Virtual Graduate Student Colloquium of the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
University of Maryland, College Park
March 5-6, 2021 via Zoom
From the moment the clock struck midnight (or so it seems) on January 1, a climate of uncertainty has loomed over the year 2020: a contentious presidential campaign, the mismanagement of a global pandemic, and widespread civil unrest over egregious acts of racial injustice have thrown the United States into a state of disarray. These incidents, the result of the outgoing administration’s efforts to disrupt and upend traditional governing institutions, have instilled unparalleled levels of uncertainty and distrust in the American public. Nowhere is this more obvious in contemporary American life than recently conducted surveys suggesting public confidence in a COVID-19 vaccine is well under the 70% threshold needed to achieve herd immunity.
Dr Jenny Bonnevier, Örebro University, Sweden and Associate Professor Berit Åström, Umeå University, Sweden invite original essays for a contributed volume on kinship in the fiction of N.K. Jemisin. Lexington Books have expressed a provisional interest in publishing the volume.