INSIDE VOICES Fan Studies Network — North America Virtual Conference October 13—16, 2022
SUBMISSIONS DUE AUGUST 1
As much as fandom is about how we feel, it doesn’t just live in our heads or separate from the rest of our lives. Instead, it spills out into the spaces where we live and work, as posters on bedroom walls, shelves of books, records, movies, or games, and collections of m
Monsters have always played an important role in the literature of Latin America and have managed to persist in the national imaginations from which hispano- and lusophone writers draw their own source material. Dictators, strongmen, and organized crime roam the peripheries
of language and history side by side with monsters, specters, and creatures horrible to behold. This panel will draw together scholarship exploring the ways in which monsters, of the imagination and of history, per
CFP: Colonies and Critique: Reassessing German-Language Representations of Empire
(9/30/22; NeMLA; March 26-28 2023)
To be held at the 2020 Northeastern Modern Language Association (NeMLA) convention in Niagara Falls.
German-language writings on imperialism are of key interest not only in order to fundamentally understand historical power relations, but also in order to inform current discussions of social justice, language revitaliz
This roundtable will examine Vishal’s Bhardwaj’s Trilogy of films based on Shakespearean tragedies released between 2003 and 2014: Maqbool, Omkara, and Haider.We want to keep the focus of this session as wide and as open as possible but will suggest three possible perspectives: examining the relationship between the Shakespearean plays and the Bhardwaj version; probing the singularity of the South Asian’s approach to the plays; contextualizing the South Asian version of
Typically, scholarly reflection on the Great War focuses on military activity and masculine performance; in contrast, this NeMLA 2023 seminar examines the importance of women as fictional characters, authors, and purveyors of legacies associated with the Great War of 1914-1918. By privileging the role of women, it is hoped that we can bring a fresh critical light to this pivotal moment in world history. Please note the very wide range of perspectives in this seminar: authors, characters, and
--Heidegger and the Question of Literary Influence
This panel on Heidegger and literary influence has both a very broad and quite specific focus.
Broadly, we will examine Heidegger’s writing to examine how philosophers in general and Heidegger in particular read, assimilate, and evaluate all kinds of literature: poetry and fiction both canonical and (post)-modern. We welcome all submissions on the broad and important relationship between philosophy and literature.
Submit 200-300 word abstracts (with short bio) via the NeMLA Portal. Contact Hannah LeClair (email@example.com) and Molly Young (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
The Everyday Beyond Description (Panel)
Nineteenth-century British realism is often understood as the generic manifestation of the everyday, with a discrete kind of content—scenes of domestic and rural life, for instance—and, in the novel, a discrete form, n
Paradise Lost is not only the title of John Milton’s famous epic poem (1667), but also a philosophical-theological notion linked to and emerging from the ‘Fall from Eden’ in Genesis. It expresses — or imagines — the human experience of a definite rupture in history, the inextinguishable urge to return to the period before the rupture and — unable to do so — thus constructs an idealized version of this past to long for. Throughout history, this lo
Apocalyptica is an international, interdisciplinary, open-access, double-blind peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Käte Hamburger Centre for Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Studies (CAPAS) at Heidelberg University.
Editors: Robert Folger, Felicitas Loest and Jenny Stümer Deadline: Abstracts (250 words) are due Tuesday 9 August 2022 Contact: email@example.com
“The employment of non-surgical treatment options for gastrointestinal cancer has greatly assisted late-stage patients. However, we need to further investigate the impacts of these options to reduce unwanted side effects and improve the quality of life for patients. Special Issue Editor Dr. Jian Zhang, Attending Surgeon, Senior researcher, Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences
Gastrointestinal cancer is a leading cause of cancer death worldwide, especially i
This accepted creative panel invites abstracts for the upcoming NeMLA 2023 conference at the University at Buffalo in Niagara Falls, NY from March 23-26, 2023.
As Mad writers, we are called to confess: in the form of scholarship based on disclosing “lived experience, activism which centers individual stories of trauma and healing, or sanitized “mental health narratives which point only toward a legible life. Amidst the ever-growing demand for “men
Call For Papers- Black Literature and Black Heroes
For centuries the concept of a Hero and the phenomenon of Heroism has surrounded the theories of literature. Every culture needs a hero. Every community requires someone to look at in the times of crises. Human imagination has perceived extra-ordinary, super humans and supernatural beings who have given hope and motivation to the old, love and sensation to the kids and romantic tickling to women. It is not easy to
Through History, French and Francophone intellectuals and artists have frequently represented the ever-changing human relationship with Nature through their works. This year we invite proposal submissions on the evolving relationship between humankind and Nature to be presented in a panel at the SAMLA Conference in Jacksonville FL, November 11-13, 2022.e
We are especially interested in papers that critically examine climate change and/or ecology and/or ecocritic
Literature, art, and scholarship can challenge social structures that underpin injustice and create spaces where love and care can flourish. Yet they can also spectacularize, universalize, or appropriate lived experiences.
This seminar builds on successful seminars from the past three years on the roles and limits of narrative in bearing witness to trauma and injustice. This year, we explore refusal, whether in narrative, art, or literary criticism, as a strategic tool for resistance
This roundtable session is interested in resilience as a form of individual emotional labor that, like all emotional labor according to Arlie Russell Hochschild, places unequal demands on faculty who are untenured, contingent, or who identify in historically-marginalized identity categories. Academic identities are tied to the production of scholarly projects, and, according to Skovholt and Trotter-Mathison, one of the many benefits of resilience is that it can “stabilize or even increa
In la paperson’s A Third University is Possible, they name the “decolonial desires that already inhabit and repurpose the academic machinery, one that is rooted in neoliberalism and colonialism (sec.Introduction). Recognizing that “[c]olonial schools have a tradition of harboring spaces of anticolonial resistance, they go on to ask “[h]ow can colonial schools become disloyal to col
In the documentary This Changes Everything, Naomi Klein describes the limits of depicting climate change as the inevitable result of human nature driven by greed and competition. As Klein argues, this story of climate change diminishes social agency, promotes powerlessness, and displaces solutions beyond the repetition of the status quo. Several years later, capitalist realism and apocalypse remain primary modes through which climate futures are envisioned in news media, fi
Students, professionals, and researchers from a range of disciplines are invited to submit abstracts that explore the application of data analytics to urban governance and the design of cities.
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Our cities are now wired together by technologies that produce vast troves of data. The reach of the internet and the ubiquity of digital devices have been matched by the growth of a computational toolset for analyzing these newly-available data.
This international conference aims to approach the Snake from very diverse perspectives, whether through the field of biology, medical, natural and behavioral sciences, mythology, archaeology, anthropology, gender studies, psychology, language, spirituality, or artistic creation (literature, poetry, theatre, painting, dance, singing, advertising, manga, games and video-game creations, etc). Where will these observations take us? This is
NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK March 23-26, 2023 Location: Niagara Falls Convention Center Hotel: Sheraton Niagara Falls
The study of violence works on constituting different angles through which violent actions take place, while also focusing on the difference in the morality of actions that are thus committed. Since everybody accepts facts in an interpretational setup, the realities of ground zero are ignored. The act of attaining knowledge, as Michel Foucault says, req
From Sabrina to Supreme, there are plentiful modern representations of the witch in popular culture, each exuding singular or group-sourced power borne from traditions of centuries-past, as manifested in literature, television, film, or local lore. But what about the lesser-known witches, those who practice and represent branches of witchcraft rarely examined within the subcultural analysis or fandom?
This panel examines portrayals of lesser-known witches and how their quiet unconvent