We inhabit a post-critical moment. In literary and cultural studies, the post-critical turn has yielded new modes of reading, while galvanizing new efforts to think beyond—challenging or perhaps circumventing altogether—the limits of critique. These efforts are not limited, however, to the fields of literary and cultural studies; they track suggestively with new tendencies in contemporary philosophy, namely “New Realism and its polemic antagonism towards the (loosely
With Health Humanities on the rise and medical memoirs flooding bookshelves, it's easy to forget that the alliances forged between literary representation and medical discourse are new and fragile. Writers from a multitude of traditions have long squared off against doctors for the right to understand illness and capture the essence of the diseased subject. Their motivations have spanned from the starkly political to the intensely personal.
Wounds of the body and the soul: Trauma, memory, and silences of the Irish woman in contemporary literature
The triad history, memory and trauma occupies a prominent position in contemporary cultural and literary studies and the English-speaking world (Piatek, 2014, p. 15). Lately, in the middle of an ambivalent obsession on the recuperation and scrutiny to pursue veracity of the first two elements, and strong debates around the third,
We welcome you to join us for our online conference on Finance, Machine Learning and AI on 4-5 November 2020.We have a fantastic line up of distinguished speakers from across the globe who share their experiences and insights in these fields.Due to the COVID situation, this event is being held online from November 4-5, 2020 with great scope of networking & knowledge-sharing.
CFP: ? In our modern world, which some have argued to be disjointed while immersing itself ever deeper in crisis, the turning back towards “the olden days and the ensuing nostalgia constitute a noticeable phenomenon, both individually (the memory of biography) and collectively (the memory of History). Another important — and seemingly also quite noticeable — phenomenon is the longing for something vague, indefinite or never existent.
Proposals for chapters (300 words) must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov 30, 2020, for consideration.
In the process of opening new spaces for discussions of queer sexuality, the internet and digital technologies have facilitated, a process of connectivity that have created important nodes of identification, belonging, and support (Pullen, & Cooper, 2010).
For the 2021 Conference, SWPACA is going virtual! Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, we will be holding our annual conference completely online this year. We hope you will join us for exciting papers, discussions, and the experience you’ve come to expect from Southwest.
Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 42nd annual SWPACA conference. One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subj
Colonial Knowledges: Environment and Logistics in the Creation of Knowledge in British Colonies from 1750 to 1950.
Online Seminar Series, every other Wednesday 5pm, starting 13th January 2021.
The effects of colonial power dynamics on knowledge creation in the long nineteenth century and beyond are well known and have become the foundation of a postcolonial reading of British scholarship in the context of empire. What has been less well examined
The Irish Humanities Alliance (IHA), in collaboration with University College Cork, presents “EXCITING NEWS! Event, Narration and Impact from Past to Present, bringing together a broad range of current research in Ireland and abroad, regarding an issue of crucial importance for the understanding of past cultures and our own. The conference is organised in collaboration with the EURONEWS project, an IRC-funded effort to trace the concept and use of news back
El objetivo de esta sección es promover la producción de conocimiento sobre la representación de los Estados Unidos desde perspectivas no nacionales en lengua española. En consecuencia, se privilegia el estudio de experiencias migrantes, viajeras y de exilio, así como las resultantes de intercambios educativos y científicos, por señalar algunos ejemplos.
Si bien todas las voces en español tienen su lugar
What sorts of specters haunt the postcolonial realm? How can we conceive of hauntologies that enable us to effectively listen to postcolonial specters? Derrida defines hauntology as a way in which we can learn to acknowledge those things about us or around us that we have forgotten how to notice. He emphasizes that by acknowledging specters, hauntology performs a gesture of “positive conjuration in which specters are raised to be listened to and not in order to be exorcised. Acti
Syncopation, Synchrony, and the Art of Listening to Others
The Existential Psychology Group with the Performance Philosophy International Network seeks participants to create a Key Group for the 5th biennial Performance Philosophy conference, which will be held in Helsinki, Finland, from June 9-12, 2021.
The Performance Philosophy network aims to create a non-hierarchical and inclusive conference. Instead of individual keynote speakers, the confe
Literature in France has always had the potential to become a form of popular entertainment. However, what delighted families in La Bibliothèque Bleue has been forgotten or classified as literary “classics. But popular literature, or “genre literature, is more recent. Born in 19th-century newspapers when writers like Méry, Balzac, or Sue published their novels in serial form, its most emblematic writer is Alexandre Dumas. Unlike conventional w
Call for Submission (Research Paper on literature and literary theory, Book Review, Poem, Short story, Travelogue and Interview) for Creative Flight (April Issue, Volume-2, Issue-1)
Authentic, scholarly and unpublished research papers, book reviews, poems, short stories, travelogues and interviews are invited from academics and writers for publication in the upcoming issue of “Creative Flight: An International Half-Yearly Open
Call for Paper on “Gender Perspectives in Indian Context
Authentic, scholarly and unpublished research papers are invited from academics and writers for publication in an edited volume with ISBN. Authors are requested to strictly follow the submission guidelines mentioned herewith in their papers. Only electronic submission via email will be accepted for publication. The proposed title of the volume which is below, may subject to change:
B.A.S. British and American Studies welcomes submissions in the fields of literatures in English, English language, culture in English-speaking countries and translation involving English either as a source or as a target language.
All contributions should be written in English.
Details on the article submission process are provided in the Instructions to Authors (https://bas.events.uvt.ro/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/ss_bas2019.pdf.)
Guest Editors: Julia Round and Susanne Schwertfeger
Comic books are as transgressive in nature as the Gothic. The comics medium traverses the boundaries of sign systems because of its composition of images and words. Comics are uncanny and liminal: their visual narrative’s iconic-sequential logic makes the obvious seem strange, and time and space merge into one as (tem
When Jia Tolentino claimed that Donald Trump’s inauguration ended the online boom of personal essays written by female writers (New Yorker), Soraya Roberts retorted, “the personal essay isn’t dead, it’s just no longer white (The Walrus). While Tolentino and Roberts questioned the essay’s digitality, its “whiteness and rejection of patriarchal structures, others are gesturing towards a polemics and poetics of the contemporary essay. What charac
Panel Title: A Different “Gran Combo: Latinx Cultural Traditions Then and Now
On April 16 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lit Bar (the Bronx’s only bookstore), in conjunction with Word Up Community Bookshop and Mil Mundos Books, hosted an online event called “El Gran Combo. The title of the event was both a throwback to the legendary Puerto Rican salsa group El Gran Combo, as well as an important intervention.
CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS on Chen Qing Ling/The Untamed
Thanks to an increasing range of streaming platforms, a greater general familiarity with adaptation-driven and transmedial storytelling, and faster rates of communication among invested viewers—among other factors! —audiences today have access to an increasingly transcultural range of popular culture content. The 2019 Chinese web series Chen Qing Ling (English translation: The
What is boredom and why do we feel bored? Recently, research on boredom has gained momentum in the scientific community, particularly in neuroscience and clinical psychology, where the symptoms of boredom and the behavioral patterns of the bored person are scrutinized (i.e. Boredomlab). Boredom, however, has been explored by philosophers for centuries and making a persistent appearance in the modern novel from nineteenth and century to present, in the moments of contemplation, waiting, idlene