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Mixed, Multi-, and Bi-racial Identities: Sites of Resilience and Resistance

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:34am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2023 Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

The mixed race, multi-racial, bi-racial, mulatto, or hapa figure is already one of crossing boundaries and as such transgressive, provocative, resilient in the face of anti-miscegenation and homogeneity. It speaks to embodiment and yet, as Claudine Chiawei O’Hearn notes in Half + Half: Writers on Growing Up Biracial + Bicultural, “skin color and place of birth are not accurate signifiers of identity” (xiv). This panel seeks papers that investigate this figure in fiction as a multifaceted site of social interrogation, intersectionality, and personal identity. Topics could include, but are not limited to:

Mixed racial identities, multiculturalism

Colorism

Passing or dominant culture adjacency

Routledge Companion to Ecopoetics call for abstracts

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Friday, July 15, 2022 - 11:35am
Orchid Tierney
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

The Routledge Companion to Ecopoetics offers comprehensive coverage of the vital and growing movement of ecopoetics. We understand the term ecopoetics as including innovative approaches to the entanglement of individuals, cultures, and languages with the natural systems that permeate and envelop them. We begin with the assumption that ecopoetics is not a genre such as ecopoetry or nature poetry, but rather a dynamic field of inquiry and a laboratory for new ways of knowing. The collection will be global in scope, with contributors drawn from a wide range of nations, ethnicities, and gender identities.

CFP: "Digital Histories" Grad Conference

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:08am
Henry Osman, Department of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

Digital Histories 

Department of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University

Keynote Speaker: Mara Mills

Date: November 4-5, 2022

 

Representing Disability in Literature, Film, and Television in Hispanic Cultures (NeMLA 2023 Roundtable)

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Thursday, June 30, 2022 - 7:03am
Northeast Modern Languages Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

54th NeMLA Annual Convention, March 23-26, 2023 in Niagara Falls, New York

While representations of disability can be found across creative fields throughout history, their study and sociopolitical implications in society’s popular imaginary only started gaining traction in the 1990s, namely in the United States and United Kingdom. Since then, pioneering scholarly work has paved the way for further critical attention to a reality that has been often instrumentalized to 1) advance ableist notions of “normalcy” through what Sally Chivers and Nicole Markotić (2010) term the “problem body;” and 2) to exclude from the social realm those who deviate from the established able-bodied norms. 

Horror, Capitalism, and the Cinematic Representation of Class Structure (NeMLA 2023 Seminar)

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:08am
Northeast Modern Languages Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Following generative discussions unveiling the potentiality of reading the horror genre through the lens of class analysis, this seminar invites contributions that highlight the role of racial and heteropatriarchal capitalism in cinematic horror narratives. Together with seminar participants, we are interested in adding a novel line of inquiry, which perhaps has not been thoroughly explored, to the rich theoretical scholarship that has grown around the horror genre. Echoing Mark Steven (2017), we will ask: How are contemporary horror movies responding, absorbing, or resisting the dynamics of capitalism beyond a liberal understanding of identity politics?

“Folio & Co: Shakespeare and the Theatrum Libri”

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:08am
Société Française Shakespeare
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2022

Annual Congress of the French Shakespeare Society 

“Folio & Co: Shakespeare and the Theatrum Libri 

March 23-25th, 2023

Fondation Deutsch de la Meurthe, Cité Internationale, Paris 14e