The fantasy of sentient machines serving humans’ desires and needs connects world cultures and media as the film & TV industry is eager to produce eye-catching visual narratives of indestructible cyborgs like Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) in the Terminator Series or selfless servants like Andrew Martin (Robert Williams) in Bicentennial Man. However spectacular these films are, they often leave us uncomfortable, wondering if bionic humans or AI-operated machines are here to destroy humanity. Could it be that humans deceive themselves into thinking that the creation of such posthuman beings will resolve the paradox of the ‘master and slave’ power dynamics?
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This panel examines the language used to represent disdained or illicit early modern labor. We seek papers that ask how gender functions in cultural attempts to prohibit, criminalize, or disparage marginalized workers or practioners of unsanctioned professions (e.g., cure peddalers, sex workers, pirates, poachers, counterfeiters). What do representations of such disruptive laborers tell us about the dynamic between subsistence pursuits and the accumulation of economic surplus in early modern burgeoning capitalism? How do these disruptive economies depend upon and sustain already authorized systems?
Latin American Children’s Literature and Culture
Call for Papers
Equipping undergraduate students with the skills to express themselves and communicate their research results effectively has far-ranging impacts, from providing a measurable outcome of undergraduate research in coursework and programs to building interpersonal experience for college graduates as they pursue further education or professional paths where they will discuss complex subjects with nonspecialist audiences.
The range, audacity, and radical commitments of Alice Notley’s poetry are unmatched in contemporary literature. Having published continuously for over 50 years, Notley is one of the most important and celebrated American poets of the 20th and 21st centuries. This NeMLA roundtable aims to address the full scope of Notley’s writing and aesthetic activity from 1970 to the present, from the slant domesticity of her early volumes in the 1970s, to the investment in gendered urban publics in the 1980s, to an attention to environmental crisis in the early 1990s, to the more oracular interest in the relationship between “one” and “world” in recent volumes, in order to variously describe a poetics of care in Notley’s work.
Poetry not only provides a creative, real-world context for studying language but also allows for the integration of other disciplines into the language-learning process. With that in mind, this session explores the use of poetry as an effective tool in foreign language instruction and acquisition.
Full CFP here: https://bevismanuscripts.wordpress.com/call-for-papers We warmly invite submissions for a workshop taking place in Düsseldorf 2-4 December 2021, hosted by Heinrich-Heine University. The multi-text manuscript was a key medium for disseminating popular narratives including romances and epic or hagiographical texts across the cultural and linguistic borders of late medieval Europe. The manuscripts that have survived from this period can therefore be read not only as windows into the literary, social and linguistic environment in which they were created, but also as cultural objects whose evolving contents shaped the adaptation and reception of the texts they contain.
Editors: Catherine Clay, Andrew Thacker, Rebecca Butler, and Matt Gill
Designer: Craig Proud, Co-founder of Dizzy Ink
Deadlines: 20 July 2021 (proposals); 1 September 2021 (full submissions)
The Periodicals and Print Culture Research Group (PPCRG) at Nottingham Trent University invites proposals for contributions to a special issue zine on the topic of ‘Revolutions in Print: Rebellion, Reform and the Press’. The zine will be produced as part of the PPCRG’s exhibition and event series on this topic (26 Oct-29 Nov 2021) at Nottingham Castle, where it will be distributed.
Sesssion on the 2022 NeMLA Conference in Baltimore (March 10-13th)
In times marked by the growing and irreversible impact of global climate change, this panel welcomes contributions exploring the literary and artistic ideations of Francophone ecofutures within and across French-speaking spaces. Inspired by the recent publication boom of eco-oriented literary and philosophical works such as Leonora Miano’s Rouge impératrice, Malcom Ferdinand’s Pour une écologie décoloniale, and Felwine Sarr’s Afrotopia, this panel seeks to answer questions such as: how have Francophone visual and literary ecofictions imagined decolonial futures?
Research centre S:PAM (Studies in Performing Arts & Media) of Ghent University (Belgium) is delighted to announce From the Scenic Essay to the Essay-Exhibition. Expanding the Essay Form in the Arts after Literature and Film, an international conference from 27th-29th of April 2022 in Ghent (Belgium) and the corresponding call for proposals to contribute to this event.
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CALL FOR PAPERS AND PANEL PROPOSALS
2nd International e-Conference
“Contemporary Trends and Development in Cultural Studies and the Humanities”
Date: 22nd, 23rd, and 24th October, 2021
To be Organized by
New Literaria- An International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
In collaboration with
Department of History, Humanities and Society, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy & Department of English, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur, India
This panel asks a follow-up question to the so-called "urban turn" in the humanities and social sciences in recent years: what lies beyond or at the margins of the urban. The city itself has evolved into something that transgresses the traditional formations of the urban/rural, the fictional/material, the state/institutional, and the resistant/popular. By seeking to address the interrelation between the notions of the center and the peripheral within media urbanisms across the world, the panel aims to go beyond the binary of the center and the margin well as the urban and the non-urban, and in doing so, rethinks urban marginality as well as the processes that create it.
Reading Contemporary American Warfare with Just War Theory
Deadline for submissions: January 15, 2022
Full name / name of organization: LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory
Contact email: email@example.com
Virtual Conference; Friday- Sunday, September 24th-26th
Join the Wayne State University Pop Culture Consortium for #WaynePop2021, our 7th annual Conference on Popular Culture! This conference will be held virtually and includes both asynchronous and synchronous components.
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