Popular culture scholars often refer to a 40-year cycle of nostalgia, and so it is not surprising that there has been a recent wave of movies and television shows set in the 1980s. The Netflix series Stranger Things, the film IT: Chapter One, the interactive film Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, and the ninth season of American Horror Story, titled “1984,” all provide prominent examples of recent texts that have used the semantic texture of the 1980s as a dramatic setting. The fact that these texts all use the ’80s as a context for horror stories suggests the sense that an undercurrent of demonic violence undergirds the glittering fads, suburban affluence, and Reaganite yuppieism associated with the 1980s, even as these te
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This volume intends to offer a systematic re-introduction to feminism’s intellectual legacy.
We encourage an ampler view of feminist theory which extends beyond its production in
the global North and beyond the problematics of location, with the North/South dichotomy
often resulting not only in oppositional notions of agency (active agents vs silent victims)
but also in competing for cultural interests (civil rights and queer theory vs decolonization,
economic justice, and disarmament). One of the aims in reintroducing feminist intellectual
traditions from the perspective of their multiple strands across the globe is to reflect, in as
The Department of English, SDM Govt. PG College, Doiwala, Dehradun, India is bringing out an edited book volume titled "The Dynamics of Folklore and Orature in Culture". The sub-themes below are only suggestive of the area and are in no way restrictive. Essays with other relevant themes are also welcome.
• Interpreting Folklores
• Representation of ‘Folk’ in World Literature
• Linkage of Folklore with History
• Folk-Forms as Sites of Protest
• Gender and Folklore
• Preservation of Folk-Forms, Culture and Oral Narratives
• Language-Death and Preservation of Endangered Languages
• Folklore in Contemporary Milieu
• Nation and National Consciousness in Folklore
THE MINEASTRY OF POSTCOLLAPSE ART AND CULTURE: CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS AND CULTURAL WORKERS NETWORKED FOR RESILIENCE BEYOND THE ANTHROPOCENE (VIRTUAL PANEL)
International Sustainability Living Conference (ISLC2020) will be held between 24-26 December 2020. The theme of the conference this year is the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. All speeches and presentations at the conference will be held online and will also be broadcast live on YouTube. The conference is open to all areas related to sustainability living. Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary studies will be included. We cordially invite all academics, researchers, non-governmental organizations and students interested in sustainable living to participate in this feast of knowledge.
We invite you to participate in the online IV. International Conference on Awareness “LANGUAGE and AWARENESS”. Time: 2-4 December, 2020 (Big Blue Button platform).
The language reflects the essence of a thousand-year existence of a man in society, passed through a time filter. In this regard, a language consisting of tens of thousands of words and forms, delving into the details of its structure and functioning, appears before us as a universal system that controls the existence of people, society, nation and culture.
Unfurling Unflattening: Tracing Pedagogical Possibilities within Higher Education
NOTE TO PROSPECTIVE CONTRIBUTORS: This is a second round call for papers for an edited volume on teaching—and teaching with—Nick Sousanis’s graphic work Unflattening in higher ed. Additional potential contributions are being sought. The volume has interest from MIT Press, and is in the later stages of review.
Negotiating Identity: Racialization and Belonging in Asian American and Latinx Discourses
NeMLA 2021: Philadelphia, PA. March 11-14, 2021
In the late 70s, the protraction of the Cold War’s tensions and the shift from Fordism towards neoliberal economics reshaped the political and public sphere within the Western block. The traditional spaces of politics lost their pivotal role, resulting in what was perceived as a general crisis of militant politics. In a 2011 interview with Justice spatiale | Spatial Justice, rereading Henri Lefebvre, David Harvey posited that this perception stemmed from the inability of the Left to include the urban dimension in its analytical framework.
Empathy and the Other: Difference, Connection, and the Teaching of Writing
Call for Proposals (CFP)
250-word proposals with 50-word bios due by 11/30
Edited by Lisa Blankenship and Eric Leake
Sillages critiques is an international, peer-reviewed open-access e-journal devoted to the literatures and the arts of anglophone cultures from the sixteenth century to the present day. It is MLA- and DOAJ-listed and publishes articles both in English and French. Attached to the Sorbonne Department of English Studies and its Literature and Culture Research Centre (VALE, Sorbonne Université), Sillages critiques publishes cutting-edge articles on literature, culture and theory.
We welcome individual submissions as well as proposals for thematic issues presented by guest editors.
This creative session will explore the craft of creating historically informed works of fiction, poetry, digital arts, and other media. Creative writers regularly draw from the past to deepen context, to expand possibilities for material and subject matter, and to potentially illuminate connections between past and present. However, the technical process of integrating historical elements creates many challenges. This session will ask creative writers to share methods they’ve developed to make the past resonate, to energize and pattern historical detail, to maintain an authentic voice, and to make contemporary readers emotionally invest in their material.
Ten years after the publication of Scott Herring’s Another Country: Queer Anti-Urbanism, rural life, queerness, and radical resistance against gender and sexual binarisms continue to be positioned as antithetical to each another in both academic discourse and in pop cultural imaginaries. Rather than following the common narratives that position anti-queer violence as inherent to rural spaces and the people living within them, this roundtable seeks to center the conditions of possibility that produce vibrant histories and robust contemporary articulations of rural queer resistance in and beyond the American South.
The MLA has recently opened slots for additional “just-in-time” sessions for this year’s convention (to be held virtually from January 7-10, 2021). The session organizers invite abstracts for 15-minute presentations exploring the work of William Wordsworth in light of this year’s convention theme of ‘persistence.’