Call for Book Chapters on Ridley Scott’s Gladiator: In Recognition of the Twentieth Anniversary of the Film Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on the theme: “A Hero Will Endure: Essays on the Twentieth Anniversary of Gladiator for an edited collection. All areas of study, with a common goal of representing the cultural and material impact of the film since its release in May 2000. Martin M. Winkler
Inclusive Roundtable at NeMLA 2020: According to the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, rural areas cover 97% of the land area of the U.S. and are inhabited by 60 million people—about 19% of the U.S. population (“New Census Data Show Differences Between Urban and Rural Populations, Dec. 2016). In an age of heightened political rhetoric and deepened ideological divide, what does it mean to identify as a feminist in a rural community?
General Call for Papers at CEA 2020 Conference Theme: Tides Conference Date: March 26-28, 2020 Conference Venue: Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa; One Hotel Circle, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928; 1-843-686-8400; https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/hhhgr-hilton-head-marriott-resort-and-spa/
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentation for our 51st annual co
While periods of classicism, neo-classicism, modernism, and pre/post-modernism are certainly noteworthy “isms in literature, so, also, are other concepts of “isms, such as, heroism, supernaturalism, imagism, afro-futurism, feminism, activism, colorism, existentialism, symbolism, witticism, dualism, utopianism, et al. The objective of this session is to examine thoughtfully how these and other pertinent “isms have and continue to influence literatur
The academic job market is famously difficult to navigate. Ironically, the decrease in job opportunities has prompted an increase in the number of materials required by each application. While NeMLA’s Job Clinic currently offers one-on-one mentoring for Cover Letters, CVs, and Mock Interviews—all of which are a standard part of the application for any academic job—we do not currently offer any guidance on other types of application materials. While most advice on the job mar
The academic job market is famously difficult to navigate, particularly in the Humanities. While no discipline in the Humanities has a high number of positions available, it is especially challenging to find jobs in a Comparative Literature department, as the majority of hires are made through an English or Language department. Comparative Literature PhDs must therefore be prepared to market themselves to other academic departments and disciplines. This roundtable will offer practical advice
The English word “school derives from the Greek word scholia, which may also be translated as “leisure. It is perhaps because of this association between school and leisure that education in Greece and Rome was not confined to the schoolroom but was present in all aspects of Classical life, including its literature. The earliest examples of Greek literature, the poetry of Homer and Hesiod, were written not only to entertain but to teach, while the audiences of C
The focus of this panel is to examine the motivation for women writing as men. Women wrote under a male pseudonym for a variety of reasons: Some reacted to sexism in the reception of authors; others were concerned about personal and familial issues. We will take up the question of when the climate of female acceptance as literary contributors changed, or has it? Did the women who chose a male nom de plume actually write in a male voice? How did their work alter the characterizations if it wer
Over two hundred years after his birth, Whitman still has influence in the poetry world. Whitman had a profound effect on American writers such as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau as well as international writers such as Oscar Wilde and Bram Stoker. The focus of this roundtable is on Whitman’s influence and his positivism. What are the most effective ways to present the wisdom of Whitman to students? Why should professors continue to teach poets such as Whitman?
Monstrous, Cybernetics, Virtual Women. Feminism and Science Fiction in the Hispanic Culture
The historical portrayal of artificial women in literature, films or science fiction comics has depicted the female body as a sexualized fetish, and intended to be used as the object of male pleasure. Said portrayal often follows two basic female archetypes — mainly an ideal woman but also a femme fatale, that address heteropatriarchal discourses and reproduce traditional
Based on biologist H. T. Hammel’s description, osmosis is like a tapestry with many interwoven strands, much like the interconnected nature of the people and ideas in a learning community. Successful classroom environments often exhibit osmotic links between various participants. Empirical evidence collected from our collaborative efforts, as well as those of other colleagues, exemplifies markedly increased levels of student engagement, which promotes and enhances content-based experien
Environmental awareness has gradually increased over the years, as more and more people choose to shop, consume and live in a generally more sustainable way. However, while individual efforts have a positive impact, more could still be done to ensure that green living is a way of life for people worldwide.
Mitigation and adaptation measures have been carried out in parallel to reduce the causes and the impacts of climate change. It is essential that adaptation strategies are integrate
When Metaphors Are Used to Persuade: Characters, Worldview, and Rationales (RaAM-endorsed Panel at NeMLA, 5-8 March 2020, Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Recent work has focused on examining how metaphors potentially influence our reasoning in politics, business, and education. However, the extent to which metaphors are used by characters in literature to persuade other characters of their point of view on a particular issue or situation is not well examined. Th
Throughout the twentieth century, the push toward modernization across Latin America has responded to a long-standing tradition of paternalism, drawing upon classic discussions of civilization and barbarity. Such a dichotomy rests upon the association of the barbaric with communities and subjectivities deemed too uncivilized to speak for themselves. The dictatorships, civil wars and armed conflicts that arose across Latin America in an effort to bring the continent out of savagery and into ci
We are accepting abstracts for a roundtable at NeMLA 2020 to be held in Boston, MA, March 5-8, 2020. Abstracts are due Sept. 30, 2019 to be be submitted through the NEMLA website.
In recent history, narratives of trauma and violence in Latin America have been dominated by reverberating echoes of colonialism, perpetuated by a tradition of paternalism, resulting in the silencing of subaltern voices and subjectivities. We welcome papers in English or Spanish that explore alternative
In her essay, “Why Women’s Spaces are Critical to Feminist Autonomy, Patricia McFadden argues that “the issue of male presence, in physical and ideological terms, within what should be women-only spaces is not just a matter of ideological contestation and concern within the Women’s Movement globally; it is also a serious expression of the backlash against women’s attempts to become autonomous of men in their personal/political relationships and interaction
Italian cinema is a rich ground for philosophical ideas. As new trends develop in Italian philosophy, Italian cinema is being deployed in new ways to help express those trends. For example, Timothy Campbell in The Techne of Giving: Cinema and the Generous Form of Life considers new ways of thinking about generosity in order to subvert the institutions of biopower. He draws heavily on Italian neorealism to help argue for his point. Elena Pulcini in Invidia: la passione triste&nb
51st Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
March 5-8, 2020
In their book Rules of Play (2003), authors Katie Salen and Eric Zimmerman refer to video games as having the potential to provide what they call ‘transformative cultural play.’ In this type of play, video games become vehicles of culture, in which there is an exchange of meanings between the game, the player, and
Eds. Lindsay Bryde (Mandl School, the College of Applied Health) and Tommy Mayberry (University of Guelph)
“[Drag queens] ‘mother’ one another, ‘house’ one another, ‘rear’ one another, and the resignification of the family through these terms is not a vain or useless imitation, but the social and discursive building of community, a community that binds, cares, and teaches, that shelters and enab
We are accepting abstracts for a roundtable at NEMLA 2020 to be held in Boston, MA, March 5-8. Abstracts are due Sept. 30, 2019.
The topic of the roundtable is "Gender, Memory, and Post-dictatorship in Latin American and Spanish Cinema." We look to examine the ways gender is affected by, responds to, and intervenes in conversations about memory as Spanish and Latin American societies grapple with the aftermath and effects of dictatorship and authoritarian rule from the 20th century. W
Movements: Body, Space, Politics Two-Day National Conference for Research Scholars Department of English, Jadavpur University, Kolkata 7th and 8th November, 2019
The term ‘movement’ carries a multiplicity of connotation with it, of which the two most obvious would be socio-political and physical. However, recent scholarship has turned the lens towards novel ways of thinking about different bodies, and this has by extension raised questions about the id
Northeast MLA 2020; Boston, MA: The Politics of ‘Post’ in American Literature
In a 2009 article in American Literary History, Richard Gray critiqued the production of post-9/11 novels, writing that such literary works “simply assimilate the unfamiliar into familiar structures. Yet scholarly work on contemporary U.S. fiction seems to return again and again to a focus on literary production in terms of its relationship to the 2001 tragedy. In this
The WPU Interdisciplinary Conference seeks to advance collaborative and interconnective understanding on a variety of topics. With a sense of a renewed interest, or perhaps a more mainstreamed acceptance of, the horror genre in American culture, we thought it exciting for this annual conference to focus on an exploration of the macabre, malevolent, and mysterious. It is our hope that you will join us in bringing together knowledge from diverse disciplines to further the scholarship being done
Health care environment is very much reliant on advance computing. With the advancement in deep neural network, the use of deep learning methods provides better and advance techniques that assists the physician in many cases, rapid identification of diseases and diagnosis in real time. Furthermore, multi-modal imaging enables examining more than one molecule at a time, so that cellular events may be examined simultaneously, or the progression of these events can