Poetry is a constant, being produced by all known civilisations from ancient to modern times. Throughout its extensive history, the individual art of high emotions sublimated into perfect language has approached a vast array of subject matters, including love, war, social issues, the beauty of nature, etc. A particular exercise of the mind and soul, and a unique way of apprehending reality, poetry is a self-sufficient universe that intensifies and enlarges life experience. Pointing to inner knowledge rather than real circumstance, it activates different layers of perception, sweeps away human thoughts, feeds emotions and soothes suffering.
Since ancient times, mirrors have been viewed as place where the dual worlds of soul and self merge. In ancient Mexico, polished obsidian mirrors were viewed as magical portals through which sorcerers traveled to reach the world of the gods. The fictitious mirror of 18th-century author, Oliver Goldsmith, revealed the inner workings of the mind rather than the surface. In the 21st century, our reflections may obscure rather than uncover the truths we once searched for. Through technology, we can recreate ourselves and the world around us. We see our altered, perfected reflections in our photos, on our web cams, and in advertising. Images may come to show not necessarily our realities, but visions of the world that we prefer.
Multiple environmental crises are increasingly inescapable at both transnational and local levels and the role of the humanities in addition to technology and politics is more and more recognized as central for exploring and finding solutions. Representations of nature’s agency have become central to many studies conducted in literature, culture studies, philosophy, history, sociology or political science. This conference aims to explore the relationship between the physical environment and text in its broader meaning as well as analyse the social concerns raised by environmental crises.
Conference panels will be related, but not limited, to:
Call for Papers
Special Issue: The Work of Haruki Murakami (2022)
CFP: Children of the Post-apocalypse: Children and Childhood in Post-apocalyptic cinema and television
The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy
Surveillance in Education
sava saheli singh (University of Ottawa)
Chris Gilliard (Shorenstein Center, Harvard Kennedy School)
Chanta Palmer (Lehman College, CUNY)
Call for submissions URL: https://jitp.commons.gc.cuny.edu/call-for-submissions/
Documentary storytelling: a toolbox for analyzing non-fiction narratives
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship
GIRES Center for Media & Film Studies
Course Facilitator: Eduardo Rencurrell Díaz, Ph.D
VULNERABILITY AND RESILIENCE IN ENGLISH LITERATURE OF THE LONG NINETEENTH CENTURY
INTERNATIONAL ONLINE CONFERENCE
Co-organised by Raffaella Antinucci, Università Parthenope, Naples, and Adrian Grafe, Université d’Artois (Research Lab “Textes et Cultures”).
16th-17th December 2021
Traveling, both as a concept and performativity, has yielded a diverse range of criticalliteratures that probe into the epistemological, ethical and aesthetic dimensions oftravel and mobility. However, much of the critical theories on travel (and, of late,nomadology) draw on the Western canon, while there appears to be a dearth ofproportionate research on and/or documentation of the indigenous analyticalframeworks that engage with travel(ing) theory.
I just wanted to share this CFP for the Northeast Popular Culture Association's 2021 Fall Virtual Conference. There are lots of different areas that might be relevant to folks on this list (https://nepca.blog/conference/conference-areas/) but in particular, I wanted to highlight the Classrooms, Libraries, and the Academy area to which I am co-chair.
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Never Move Alone: Roger Corman and The Collective
Individual paper proposals sought for a Roger-Corman-focused panel that considers the roles cooperation and collaboration play in low-budget independent filmmaking. Potential topics: New World Pictures, acting teams, rock bands in Corman movies, Corman and unions. Submit abstract by May 15, 2021, to Stephen B. Armstrong at email@example.com.
Studies in the Novel seeks submissions for a special issue on “Indigenous Young Adult Novels,” guest-edited by Christopher Pexa (University of Minnesota), Angela Calcaterra (University of North Texas), and Eric Gary Anderson (George Mason University), to be published summer 2022.
Literary Geographies: Space, Place, and Environments
La Mirada, CA
April 7–9, 2022
“All theology is rooted in geography.”
—Eugene H. Peterson, Under the Unpredictable Plant: an Exploration in Vocational Holiness