South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference, November 4–6, 2021, Atlanta, Georgia
Call for papers
Scoring Peak TV: Music and Sound in Television’s New ‘Golden Age’
We invite abstracts proposing contributions to a project led by Dr Steve Halfyard (RCS) and Prof. Nicholas Reyland (RNCM). The project will involve two phases of work: a conference/workshop (to be held in 2022, location and medium tbc.) and an essay collection co-edited by Halfyard and Reyland (to be submitted end 2023).
Horror films have long held a place in cinematic history as an expression of the monstrous, the un-nameable, and the unknown. They are a powerful point of catharsis in which viewers see their deepest fears played out onscreen, whether the threat is fully embodied or less concretely defined. As a result, grief and loss have always figured heavily in this genre.
Abstract proposals due by July 15, 2021 (submission form)
“Each generation must discover its mission, fulfill it or betray it, in relative opacity.” – Frantz Fanon1
Papers (not to exceed twenty minutes reading time) are invited on any aspect of Milton studies, from close readings of particular works to broader investigations of themes and trends. The conference will be held on the campus of Saint Louis University, in conjunction with the Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
Please submit 250-word abstract, along with a brief academic biography to the SLU Symposium website: https://www.smrs-slu.org/submit.html. Proposals for sessions and round-table discussions are also welcome. Deadline for submissions: December 31, 2021.
Course dates: 14 August - 5 September 2021
3 modules / 30 hours including
- lectures/discussions (3 meetings)
- final assignment in the form of an essay
Duration: 3 weeks long
Dreams used to be the Surrealists' favourite terrain to explore, while their interpretation a modus operandi for investigating human psyche 'fossilized' by the pressures of an increasingly urbanized society, war trauma, while doing so against the background of nascent science of psychoanalysis. For this purpose they devised creative strategies like automatic writing, collage, or exquisite corpse to break away from internalized constraints.
Violence has become one of the features of the present-day world, although it has existed throughout times, playing undoubtedly an important role in the development of any society. The analysis of violence is a complicated and controversial issue nowadays, as it may cover different levels – interpersonal, institutional, collective violence; as well as different forms – racist crimes, gender basedviolence, genocide etc. The conference will be an attempt to shed light on the social construction and nature of violence, applying an interdisciplinary approach to various manifestations of violence.
Conference panels will be related, but not limited, to:
Storyworlds. A Journal of Narrative Studies, published by the University of Nebraska Press, is inviting additional submissions for a special issue titled Narrative Medicine in Unhealthy Times. We welcome papers focused on a variety of topics in the multidisciplinary field of narrative medicine, including the following broad categories:
• Historical perspectives that present the emergence of narrative medicine as a distinct sub-field of study
• Narrative medicine, suffering, and empathy
• Ethics of research and narrative medicine
• Narrative medicine and the biopolitical
• Narrative medicine and the Covid-19 pandemic
• Neoliberalism and narrative medicine