From the Gothic beginnings of E.T.A. Hoffman’s Mademoiselle de Scudéri (1819-20), one could sense the heavy breathings of a darkness almost entirely manifested in Anger. When Olivier Brusson comes knocking at de Scudéri’s door, standing on the verge of being turned away by La Martinière, he responds in an axiomatic manner: “Remember, her anger will rest upon you for ever when she comes to know that it was you who cruelly drove away from her door the unfortunate wretch who came to beg for her help”. What Olivier communicates, albeit cryptically, is that the perpetuation of anger becomes a remote possibility in instinctive nescience, whereas Knowledge creates that anger which stands capable of generating fruitful results.
A new book series has been established by Routledge, with a focus on popular culture.
The Routledge Advances in Popular Culture Studies series is looking for original and interdisciplinary monographs or edited volumes, which expand our understanding of popular culture as reflecting world challenges, contexts, and situations. The Series places a particular emphasis on evolutions and transformations within popular culture — with a focus on icons, narratives, practices, and identities — and aims to provide interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and transmedia perspectives.
The editor of the series welcomes proposals for projects on a wide range of topics, including (but not limited to):
Special Issue of Humanities: Ancient Greek Sophistry and Its Legacy
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2022
Guest Editor:Michael J. MacDonald
Department of English Language and Literature, University of Waterloo
I am writing to invite you to consider submitting an original, unpublished essay for a Special Issue of Humanitiesdevoted to the topic of ancient Greek sophistry and its legacy.
Call for Papers
Spectator Special Issue: “Waste"
Volume 42.2 (Fall 2022)
Edited by: Eszter Zimanyi
Description of topic
International Congress on Medieval Studies, 2022
Special Session: Nineteenth-/Twentieth-/Twenty-First-Century Medievalisms
Organizer: Robert Sirabian, UW-Stevens Point
Presider: Daniel C. Najork, San Diego State University
The title for this session is taken from the AMC series The Terror, in which an older man is heartbroken as he stands by the bed of his dying captain. “It was an honor serving you, sir. You are a good man. There will be poems,” he assures him (The Terror Episode 9). His grief and his care are portrayed sincerely and not as an indication of a lack of masculinity or courage. His desire to create poems for a beloved dying man is not pathologized and instead represents a strength of character. This year, NEMLA asks us to consider the theme of care, and our vulnerabilities and interdependence on each other.
Call for Papers
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
43rdt Annual Conference, February 23-26, 2022
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Submissions open on August 1, 2021
Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2021
CFP: Literature and the Culture of Wellness
C19, “Reconstructions,” March 31-April 2, 2022, Coral Gables, Florida
Shari Goldberg, Franklin & Marshall College
Arielle Zibrak, University of Wyoming
Call for Submissions
Imaginations, Special Issue
Contemporary Critical Theory and Decolonial Visual Praxis: Exploring resistance narratives and colonial hegemonies in the pandemic
“Critical does not mean destructive, but only willing to examine what we presuppose in our way of thinking, and that gets in our way of making a more liveable world.”
Guest edited by The Humanities Editors Collective, York University
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 30, 2021
*Deadline Extended to 9/10*
Panel for The Society for the Study of Southern Literature 2022.
The conference will take place February 17-20, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. This is a hybrid conference with virtual attendance available.
Southern Ecologies, Southern Capital:
The Making and Unmaking of the (Non)Human World
UPDATED: The witch is a figure of cultural production. She is a representation of the layers of history and cultural context on the treatment, stereotyping, reception, and representation of powerful women who do not fit into patriarchal structures of power. Whether she be a symbol of women’s disempowerment or a feminist symbol of empowerment, the witch stands as a saturated figure in history, literature, art, and film. This panel is interested in the representation of the witch on a broad scale of culture -- ranging from myth to folklore, to Shakespeare, to WandaVision. The aim of this panel is to bring together a collection of papers that will overlap in the themes of the body, gender, and power.
Medieval archives abound with accounts of food-related practices and encounters, with acute attention paid to the food habits of “others” (neighbors, foreigners, pagans) and the impact of communal eating in various social spaces. This session explores the rich intersections of food, affect, and communal identity in the medieval period. We especially welcome contributions that engage with affective responses to the food cultures of “others,” paralleled in the COVID-19 era by the Western world’s alarm at “exotic” foodstuffs, or contributions that focus on sociocultural practices (such as eating together or sharing dishes) long taken for granted but recently destabilized due to the effects of the pandemic.
Antipodes: A Global Journal of Australian and New Zealand Literature announces a call for papers (CFP) for a special topic.
Submission deadline: October 1, 2021
Antipodes 35.2: Book History in Australia and New Zealand
This special issue seeks to draw together a diverse range of essays about book history and publishing studies in Australia and New Zealand, with an emphasis on social history. By bringing these essays together in a special issue of a journal devoted to Australasian literature and culture, we hope to put them in conversation with one another, thus capturing a unique moment in Australasian cultural history.
You are invited to submit your research papers for scholarly presentation under following Sub-themes [Theme areas].
1. Application of Bangla language || প্রয়োগের বাংলা ভাষা[Linguistics]
2. Scholarly Literary Criticism || তাত্ত্বিক প্রেক্ষিতে গবেষণামূলক সাহিত্য সমালোচনা[Literature]
3. Application of Stylistics || প্রয়োগের শৈলীবিজ্ঞান[Literature and Linguistics]
4. Cultural Transmission || সাংস্কৃতিক আদানপ্রদান (গ্রহণ প্রতিগ্রহণ) [Culture]
5. Clan, Clan sign and Tattoo || গোত্র, গোত্র-স্মারক ও ট্যাটু[Cultural Anthropology]