While the year 2020 is known around the world as a time when everything changed, the year marked an especially different turn for the Asian American community. Many have interpreted the recent waves of shocking racist attacks and anti-Asian sentiments targeting the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities as a direct link to the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. However, in reality, it is critical to understand that the voice of anti-Asian violence and hate is far from being a new conc
René Pintard in his fundamental study Le libertinage érudit dans la première moitié du XVIIe siècle already highlighted the difficulty in distinguishing between the illustration of a sincere fideism and that of a strategic fideism, expressed in order to disguise otherwise risky affirmations. The authors that Pintard defines as “erudite libertines of the seventeenth century, a period when, like everyone else, even atheists and
We invite abstracts on the following Notre-Dame School’s research topics
Note: the topics proposed within these areas are intended to focus the attention of researchers on important issues but are not mandatory. Each area contains a variety of topics that are not on the list but are of significant interest. We welcome researches that are not limited to individual fields but make the connections between them.
Panel title: Towards a Greater Inclusion of Women Authors of the Spanish Novel of Historical Memory
Panel description: Although the Spanish novel of historical memory has enjoyed immense popularity since the turn of the twenty-first century, this fictional look back to the Spanish Civil War and the years of the Franco dictatorship began soon after the end of the dictatorship. Yet, within this large body of fictional wo
One of the primary characteristics associated with British literature of the Romantic period is the celebration of the emotions, especially as viewed within the context of both interpersonal relationships and humans’ engagement with Nature. Whether in Wordsworth’s description of Nature in “Tintern Abbey as “the nurse,/The guide, the guardian of my heart, and soul/Of all my moral being, or in the failure of the title character of Mary Shelley’s Frank
Clara Sereni was an innovative writer, a passionate intellectual, and a committed activist, whose literary work and political engagement have left an indelible mark on contemporary Italian literature and society. Her numerous fictional and non-fictional writings bear witness to crucial times in Italian history (Fascism, post-war years, the 1960s and 1970s and the Berlusconi era) while also exploring the intimate struggle for personal independence and self-affirmation of multi-faceted female c
Call for Papers: Historical Fictions Research Network Online Conference (19-20 February 2022)
The theme of the 7th annual conference of the Historical Fictions Research Network is “Communities and spans a wide array of topics across the disciplines of Archaeology, Architecture, Literature, Art History, Cartography, Geography, History, Memory Studies, Musicology, Reception Studies, Linguistics, Cultural Studies, Museum Studies, Media Studies, Politics,
From the ancient Greek concept of eros to Freudian psychoanalysis and aesthetic theory, desire has been for centuries central to discourse and literature. This panel investigates the motivation behind desire’s inward turn toward the self. Introspection, self-examination and the precise analysis of one’s own motivations are frequently undertaken with a goal of self-knowledge that proves both elusive and surprising for
Popularizing STEM: Science and Technology in 21st-Century US Popular Culture
15-19 November 2021 (hybrid format conference)
Confirmed keynotes: Gerry Canavan, Charles Adler, Stina Attebery, André Brock, Emily Cox-Palmer-White, J. Jesse Ramírez. [on-site activities will include two keynotes and workshops on biology-related comics, graphic medicine, and science dissemination in drag]
“Community has become a popular buzzword, particularly as people attempt to reaffirm their relationships during a year of physical disconnection. As the use of “community has become more common, however, its meanings have often become abstract and restricted to specific human groups rather than open to include the non-human lives and ecological relationships upon which all creatures depend. Farmer, poet, and advocate for ecological integrity, Wendell Berry, defines c
Fictional texts focusing on translators and translation have proliferated in world literature during the last few decades. Thanks to the recent “fictional turn in Translation Studies, fictional translators have been studied and analyzed much more and made ever more visible. This visibility serves to consider translators not as mere interlingual photocopiers but as social beings that operate in particular sociocultural contexts. Recent fictional portrayals of tran
The theme of SAMC2022 is ‘Southern African mountains — their value and vulnerabilities’
The Call for Abstracts is open to any discipline — single, multi-, inter- or trans-disciplinary. The final programme of sessions will be determined by the subjects of the abstracts received and accepted.
Bearing in mind that SAMC2022 focuses on the mountains of southern Africa, topics of interest could include, amongst others:
If one were to judge the genre of science fiction by the blockbuster films it has produced, one would think it is a hypermasculine, imperialist, anti-feminist genre. However, non-white, non-male people have shaped, defined, and sustained the genre throughout its existence as authors, editors, and fans. The modern founder of the genre was arguably Mary Shelley who initially published anonymously. However, authors like Ursula Le Guin and Octavia Butler are now synonymous with literary sci-fi. F
New directions in women’s experimental film and media
It goes without saying that women’s involvement in and significant contributions to the independent film scene were feasible due to a marginal status of cinema in arts institutions as well as an artisanal mode and relatively low cost of experimental film production. Contrary to this trend, however, 20th century avant-garde
An International E- Conference on “Paradigm Shift in Business and Management: Emerging Trends & Competitive Strategies organized by Institute of Professional Excellence & Management in collaboration with Nilai Field Research Centre, Malaysia & Ghaziabad Management Association on 26th February, 2022 (Saturday)
Invited Tracks: Marketing, Human Resource, Finance, Operation Management & Information System, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
We invite chapter proposals (300-500 words) for an edited volume of critical essays dealing with screenwriter Joseph Stefano and elements of horror in the 1960s television program The Outer Limits.
This edited collection, with articles from film scholars working in the fields of horror and science fiction, will examine not only Stefano’s post-Psycho accomplishments as a scriptwriter but also his importance as a producer, establish
Held in Oakland, CA on April 6-7, 2022, this conference will explore many solutions to reduce the environmental impacts of all freight transportation, focusing on air quality, noise, climate change and sustainability. The planning committee is seeking abstracts for platform presentations and panel sessions on environmental challenges, issues, and solutions for all types of ports—marine, rail, air cargo, and truck.
The Latina maid has historically been one of the signature roles Hollywood has created for Spanish-speaking and/or Latina actors in both film and television entertainment. The late Lupe Ontiveros (1942-2012), one of the most recognizable and respected contemporary Mexican-American actors, said to have played the role of the Latina maid approximately 150 times for US audiences during her career, reflecting the stereotyping that still abounds in the US popular imaginary about the female Latinx
Supramolecular chemistry is the foundation of novel technologies for environmental sensors and molecular diagnostics, and there is a great gap in Open Access chemical literature. This Special Issue, edited by Professor Rogerio R Sotelo-Mundo and Dr Adrián Ochoa-Terán, represents a great opportunity to contribute to this area and to get exposure to the diverse and interdisciplinary readership of PeerJ Inorganic Chemistry.
Traditionally, language classes in higher education centered on grammatical reviews, culture, and the study of literary works written in the target language. As language enrollments started to decline, colleges realized the need to offer students language classes that enabled them to be competitive in the global market. With that thought, universities started to focus on the teaching and learning of languages for the professions and specific purposes (LPSP). This field has now been developing
“Where does literature intersect with life - with lives - how can we contribute to an increment of justice in the world? — Dame Marina Warner, 2001
Literature and art can prompt us to care for one another across space, time, and culture. They can challenge social structures that underpin injustices. Yet they can also represent trauma and injustice in ways that undermine care by spectacularizing, universalizing, or appropriating lived experiences. Conventions of writ
Mentorship can bolster academic success, work-life balance, and feelings of belonging. Yet finding mentors is often challenging, and mentoring experiences vary widely. Mentoring programs are typically addressed to graduate students and early-career faculty, leaving mid-career faculty with few sources of formal mentorship. Mentoring relationships can be complicated by incompatible expectations. As recent scholarship on mentoring has shown, mentoring can replicate as well as challenge dominant
We are currently seeking craft essays, personal essays, and more for a creative panel entitled "'It's Dangerous to Go Alone': Building Community Beyond the Workshop" at the Northeast Modern Language Association's 2022 conference in Baltimore, MD, from March 10-13, 2022.
The workshop, we are often told, mediates the distance between the writer’s solitary work and the need for community. Ursula K. Le Guin’s book Steering the Craft gestures toward this tensio
The 7th International Workshop on Signal Processing and Machine Learning (SiPML 2021) is organized by Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez-Jorge from Jan Evangelista Purkyne University. SiPML will be held in Fukuoka Institute of Technology (FIT), Fukuoka, Japan on October 28-30, 2021, in conjunction with the main conference 16th International Conference on P2P, Parallel, Grid, Cloud and Internet Computing (3PGCIC 2021). The aim of the workshop is to contribute to the cross-fertilization between the res
In the aftermath of mass atrocities, where the humanity is both the subject and object of a destructive process, the historical truth is almost impossible to access. On the one hand, perpetrators have tendency to deny their responsibility in committing atrocities, and on the other hand, victims’ experience remains unspeakable due to the impact of trauma. After the Holocaust, researchers from different disciplines focused on the possibility of transmission of the traumatic events related