The work of Bernardo Bertolucci (1941-2018), in its preoccupations, scope and politics, exemplifies that of the post-war generation of radical European auteurs: initial films made in the shadow of Neo-Realism, and under the influence of the French New Wave (The Grim Reaper, Before the Revolution); a full embrace of the events of 1968 (Partner, Agonia); a late modernist art cinema that interrogated the scandal of Italian war-time history and exerted a profound influence on other film-makers – particularly those of New Hollywood (The Conformist, The Spider’s Stratagem); a global “success de scandale” with Last Tango in Paris, which was still in the headlines half a century later, via #MeToo; a particularly 1970s
Trans LiteraturesA special issue of College Literature: A Journal of Critical Literary Studies
Call for Proposals
Co-edited by: Alex Brostoff (Kenyon College) & RL Goldberg (Princeton University, Prison Teaching Initiative)
Vernon Press invites book chapters for a forthcoming edited volume on the subject of disability narratives in nineteenth century British fiction.
Call for Papers: Buffy and Beyond at the Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
45th Annual Conference, February 21-24, 2024
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Submissions open on September 1, 2023
Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2023
In studies of medievalism, there is a flourishing bibliography analysing the work of artists and scholars of marginalised genders, races, and sexualities, including studies by Candace Barrington, Helen Brookman, Jane Chance, Joshua Davies, Caroline Dinshaw, Denis Ferhatović, Katie Garner, Jonathan Hsy, Clare Lees, Bob Mills, Gillian Overing, Elan J. Pavlinich, Mary Rambaran Olm, Matthew X. Vernon, and Bethany Whalley.
At the 2023 “Resilience, Failure, and Academic Identity” Roundtable, we participated in a candid conversation that generated inspiring ideas about “thrivance” and saying, “NO” in multiple and strategic ways. Building on this discussion, the 2024 WGS Sponsored Roundtable “Refusal, Disruption, and Persistence in Academia” focuses on strategies such as refusal, disruption, and persistence in academia from an intersectional perspective that focusses on gendered racialization.
Nicole N. Aljoe (Northeastern University)
Mona Narain (Texas Christian University
Francesca Savoia (University of Pittsburgh)
In February 2022, German chancellor Olaf Scholz gave a speech to the German parliament in response to and denunciation of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Describing the moment as a ‘turning point’, Scholz referred to Putin’s act of aggression as a watershed moment that altered geopolitical reality and announced a volte-face in Germany’s defence and energy policies. This conference adopts the contemporary moment, which also sees the reality and spectre of armed conflict across many parts of the Global South, as an inflection point for reconsidering representations of war across a range of screen media: from narrative cinema to moving image installation; streaming to VR.
Discourse surrounding issues related to the transgender community is currently dominating the contemporary cultural conversation in the United States in an unprecedented way. Against the backdrop of this discursive moment, Femspec calls for submissions for a special issue (Volume 24, Issue 1) dedicated to exploring speculative approaches to gender, and particularly to transgender identity and embodiment. Femspec is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed feminist journal dedicated to science fiction, fantasy, magical realism, surrealism, myth, folklore, and other supernatural genres. Femspec publishes both academic scholarship and creative writing. For this issue, we seek both scholarly and creative work that interrogates the co
Call for Papers for January 2024 Non-thematic issueWomen’s Link is a bi-annual peer-reviewed international journal, brought out by Jamia Millia Islamia, which engages with women’s issues and gender concerns from an interdisciplinary perspective. Its objective is to generate debate and discussion around the current state of affairs related to women’s status in society.
Location: The University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
Dates: October 26-28, 2023
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Patricia Akhimie-Director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, Director of the RaceB4Race Mentoring Network, and Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University-Newark
New Scholar Plenary Speaker: Dr. Amrita Dhar, Assistant Professor of English at The Ohio State University
As editors of the Palgrave Handbook on Parenthood in Popular Culture, which is under contract and has 15 commissioned chapters, we seek approximately 25 additional chapters (6,500-7,500 words) on topics related to parenthood in popular culture. We aim to foreground Indigenous, racialized, LGBTQ+ and non-normative experiences, in contributions that explore popular cultural representations of parental identities from intersectional perspectives, and from diverse cultural and geopolitical locations. Chapters may focus on either mothers/mothering/motherhood or fathers/fathering/fatherhood, or interrogate parents/parenting/parenthood as more comprehensive terms, across genders and in non-binary contexts.
Call for Book Chapters
British Theatre and Young People: Theory and Performance in 21st Century
Gender, Sexuality and Islam in Muslim Women’s English Literature
The line, encased by parentheses in the 1892 version of Leaves of Grass, famously runs: “(I am large, I contain multitudes.)” Extending and containing the self conceptually and syntactically, Whitman proclaims his potential for contradiction as well as the creation of a protean lyric psyche.
Update: Panel for NeMLA 2024. Abstract submission deadline 30th September 2023
Please submit your abstracts for the panel Cracking Impossible Silences: Women's Narratives of Political Conflicts in South Asia, which will feature at the 55th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association, March 7-10, 2024 in Boston.
All abstracts need to be uploaded through the portal: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20560
This panel will analyze autofiction and autotheory as contemporary literary genres still on the rise, with particular interest in putting the two in conversation with each other.
Autofiction and autotheory continue to grow in popularity as forms of contemporary life writing. Despite their differences, these two genres share a concern in representations of selfhood and subjective experience that explicitly engage and are shaped by other literary and philosophical texts. Moreover, by emphasizing the intertextuality of lived experience, they both challenge (1) the perceived conventionality of more established life writing genres, such as memoir, and (2) everyday assumptions of unmediated, individual self-expression.
Mothering and Motherhood: Past, Present, and Future
Location: Boston, Mass. (USA) and online
Dates: June 21-23, 2024
Abstract due date: Oct. 15, 2023
During a roundtable discussion (now published in Journal18), scholars pointed out that visual culture emerged as a distinct methodology. Visual culture aims to problematize the Eurocentric, colonialist, racist, heteronormative, and patriarchal assumptions that enforced and continue to enforce the art historical discipline. This panel continues and expands these crucial conversations by exploring the relationship between art history and visual culture during the long eighteenth-century.
CRES Justice Conference 2024: Movements and Migrations
March 7 and 8, 2024
Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, TX
Abstract Deadline: Monday, October 16, 2023
Conference Keynote Speaker: Dr. Karma Chávez, The University of Texas at Austin
William Wells Brown as a Man of Letters
Call for Papers, MELUS Themed Issue:
“Black Speculations / Black Futures”
Guested Edited by Justin L. Mann and Samantha Pinto
Deadline for Abstracts: November 17, 2023
In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement and the blockbuster cinematic world of
Wakanda, Black futures proliferate—hypervisible in sci-fi casting, in reading lists for liberal
audiences, in political discourses of anti-racism and their backlash. But imagining Black futures
is not, in fact, a new (pre)occupation in Black literature and expressive culture. World-building,
Author-focused literary studies have long ruled the roost, but some of the most important books have not had clear authors. Rather than a single author, these books have multiple authors, or false authors, or no author, or we simply do not know who conceived of and wrote
CFP for 2024 C19 Conference Panel:
William Wells Brown as a Man of Letters
Literature as Discourse
5th & 6th October 2023
Research and Cultural Forum (RCF)
Department of English
The FES Acatlán (UNAM) through its Research Program, the Humanities Division, the Humanities Program and the Hispanic Language and Literature and History Sections, have the honor to convene the 3rd "Connections and Human Aspects of Urban Space" International Conference. It will take place on November the 14th and 15th 2023 online.
Queer Children’s Film and Television
Online One-Day Symposium, 17th November 2023
Individual papers are welcomed for ‘Queer Children’s Film and Television,’ an online, one-day symposium to be held on 17th November 2023. The symposium explores depictions of queerness in children’s film and television, and the queerness of children’s films and TV. This symposium precedes an opportunity to contribute to a proposed edited collection, intended as a part of Edinburgh University Press’ new ‘Children’s Film and Television’ book series.
Popular Culture Review seeks to publish compelling, well-argued, and well-researched articles on all aspects of popular culture including
- graphic novels
- animation and anime
- video games
- food culture
- social media culture
- fan studies and fandom
- television and film
The Archival is Political