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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - Modern

    Touched: Transdisciplinary Perspectives

    Inauguration of the TACT network (Touch, Arts, Affects)

    This seminar proposes to explore the elusive experience of being touched from a transdisciplinary perspective. It will serve as the launch for the TACT network (Touch, Arts, Affects).

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  • Maroua

    Call for papers - Africa

    Resistance and protest in postcolonial Africa: representations in language and literature

    Exploring verbal and nonverbal expression and representation of resistance, dissent and dissidence in Postcolonial Africa

    Language and discourse are central in power mediation in any society. This concern has provoked scientific burgeoning that led to the development of a social approach to linguistics, called critical linguistics (CL), which recognized power relationships as a central theoretical issue, and discourse as well as text as its main unit of analysis. Given the complexity of globalized understandings and practices of citizenship and political engagement, there is a need to explore how Africans are participating as activists and emancipated citizens in a vibrant public sphere. This volume seeks to explore the verbal and signed acts of resistance and protest in the postcolonial context of Africa from a variety of angles and epistemological approaches.  It explores how knowledge and political/social call to action (rejecting leaders, resisting, dissenting)  is perceived, shared and used  by the individual and/or social groups in postcolonial Africa.

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  • Timişoara

    Call for papers - Ethnology, anthropology

    Humankind and Fat. Attraction, Repulsion, Health and Politics

    12th International Symposium of CORPUS

    Fat that our bodies accumulate, fat we consume, our representations of fatty foods and bodies… The relationships between humankind and fat are a fascinating topic for social and medical scientists. They are highly variable according to the places and the times and, often, much more nuanced and complex that the dominant discourse suggests. Not very so long ago, European peasants valued fat. Today, their urbanised descendants have panic attacks if they have to move a hole in the belt! However, even if they are lipophobic, they are still linking some traditional fatty foods with festival meals. Western canons of beauty radically changed since the time when Romanian sayings went that a beautiful woman had to be fat or that a fat man was healthy. Entertainment media teach us that perfect people are thin. Nevertheless, the apparent triumph of this ideal of the body beautiful does not mean that fatter bodies totally lost their sex appeal or their power of fascination. Out of Europe, the relationships between humankind and fat can obviously differ, even in our globalized world.

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  • Call for papers - Africa

    Perspectives on Women’s Autobiographies from Africa and the Diaspora

    This international conference aims to examine the autobiographies of women from Africa (during colonial and post-colonial periods) and the Diaspora to shed light on the meaning and significance of the various messages conveyed through those texts. Although there is an abundance of autobiographical texts by these women, many remain unknown to the general public. From that angle, the conference is positioned as a real prospect to further bring those half- veiled writings to public's attention. As such, the conference intends to bring together scholars, researchers, experts and doctoral students, in human and social sciences, as well as in languages ​​and arts, affiliated to universities, research centers, NGOs and civil societies in Africa and around the world. Their objective is to present and discuss women's autobiographical writings from Africa and the Diaspora from a multidisciplinary perpective.

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  • Lausanne

    Call for papers - History

    Celebrating the Illustrious in Europe (1580-1750)

    Towards a New Paradigm?

    The aim of this study day is therefore to review all the biographical productions of a period that has been little considered until now, in order to better understand how the modes of celebrating the glory of illustrious men were transformed between 1580 and 1750, both in writing and in images, by taking into account various media such as books, prints, paintings, sculptures and even medals.

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  • Helsinki

    Conference, symposium - History

    Speaking as the 'Other': Coloniality, Subalternity, and Political Articulations

    Calliope International Conference

    Speaking as the 'Other' is organised by the ERC-funded project Calliope: Vocal Articulations of Parliamentary Identity and Empire (University of Helsinki). This multidisciplinary conference seeks to examine performative, embodied and acoustic histories of articulating political representation and colonial ‘otherness’. To that end, we intend to extend the focus beyond established Anglophone analyses of the metropole and colony, and indeed, beyond the disciplinary pre-eminence of Anglophone postcolonial studies.

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  • Rome

    Call for papers - Language

    Engaged Visuality: The Italian and Belgian Poesia Visiva Phenomenon in the 60s and 70s

    In a historical and cultural moment, in which poetry could present itself as “phono-, ideo-, typo-, icono, photographical; mono-, stereo-, quadro-, ambiophonic; phonographic, bioscopic, kinetic; kinesic, eatable, odorous, tangible” (H. Damen, 1972), the international and countercultural experiences of Italian and Belgian visual poets drew a cutting-edge roadmap within the wider and multifaceted context of neo-avant-garde experimental poetry of the 1960s and 1970s by creating a unique model of interdisciplinary cooperation where verbivocovisual research, media discourses, and social criticism strongly converged. Combining insights from the fields of art history, literary criticism, and media studies, Engaged Visuality investigates the impact of new media, political imagery, and technologies on poesia visiva phenomenon by focusing on a bilateral case study rarely analyzed from a comparative and transcultural perspective: the foundation of the international poetry magazine Lotta Poetica (first series: 1971-75) by Sarenco and Paul De Vree, i.e., the aim of Italian and Belgian interartistic exchanges, co-authored initiatives, and cross-disciplinary inquiries.

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  • Lisbon

    Seminar - Epistemology and methodology

    Interarts and Intermedia studies seminars

    The Interarts and Intermedia seminars is organized by the THELEME research group (CEC-FLUL) and will be held online. 

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  • Termoli

    Seminar - Language

    Incontri su Dante

    Argomento dell'incontro è il linguaggio che risuona nella terza cantica: tema 'doppio', da intendersi sia nel senso delle peculiari modalità espressive cui fa ricorso il poeta, giunto alla fase conclusiva della sua fatica, sia nel senso delle forme con cui è la dimensione paradisiaca stessa a 'parlare', non solo per verba, ma anche e soprattutto tramite coreografie di luce, preghiere equivalenti a musica, stupende visioni.

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  • Montpellier

    Call for papers - Asia

    Fleeing the Nazis: the blessed exiles of Asia?

    This meeting is a continuation of the franco-german conference held in Berlin in 2014 about "Heroes and heroic myths : a social and cultural construction : Germany, France, Japan" (published in 2017 at Leipziger Universitätsverlag). After having studied those ambivalent constructions of warrior 'heroes', this new conference focuses on two other ambivalences associated with WWII : the position of host states towards exiles fleeing from nazism and the "survival ethic" of the exiles themselves.

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  • Call for papers - Representation

    Holiday Poetics: Summer Leisure and the Narrative Arts

    The number will be dedicated to the relationship between the narrative arts and the phenomenon of summer holidays, both in its pre-1936 forms (from aristocratic 19th-century health cures to early 20th-century cultural stays and seaside leisure) and in its post-1936 variants (from the massive postwar seasonal working-class exoduses to bourgeois resort vacationing and contemporary eco-conscious summer sojourning in nature).

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  • Call for papers - Language

    The Discourse of Hope

    "Interstudia" journal, n° 29

    We invite specialists in such fields as linguistics, discursive analysis, literature, communication studies, semiotics, political studies, cultural studies, sociology, philosophy, epistemology, logic, journalism, digital humanities, etc. to contribute papers addressing problems related to the issues presented above. The following topics are suggested, but by no means should they be considered exhaustive:

    • Hope during the COVID-19 pandemic
    • Political discourse of hope
    • Hope in literature
    • Linguistic means of expressing hope
    • Symbols of hope
    • Hopeful vs hopeless
    • False hope vs real hope
    • Self-oriented hope vs other-oriented hope
    • Doing and making as acts of hope

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  • Call for papers - Representation

    Ambiguity: Conditions, Potentials, Limits

    “On_Culture” Issue 12 (Winter 2021)

    The 12th issue of On_Culture seeks to explore ambiguity in its potential and limits as an analytical tool for research in the study of culture. By the same token, the issue is also interested in perspectives on ambiguity as a cultural phenomenon in its historical situatedness and political dimensions.

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  • Call for papers - Language

    The Relevance of Anne Brontë in the English-speaking World and Elsewhere

    Current Perspectives

    This monographic issue seeks to showcase novel perspectives on the work of Anne Brontë, with a special emphasis on various aspects of her literary and cultural prism. Firstly, it aims to delve into the cultural traces that her legacy left through interconnected reflections on the context of her life, her family's creative and religious milieu, and even the work of her sisters. Secondly, it aims to study the presence and reception of Anne Brontë's work in other countries, both through novels (influence, dialogue and intertextuality) and other creations, such as cinema.

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  • Call for papers - Language

    Melancholic Anglo-French Literature by Women: Narrative and Poetry (XVII-XIX)

    In today's literary world, deeply impacted by gender studies, in which women writers and their works are sometimes highlighted that, were it not for the political sway of these studies, would never have received particular consideration, it is necessary to bring to light those whose work helped to elevate narrative and poetry in the English and French languages.

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  • Southampton

    Conference, symposium - Representation

    ‘Poetic translations’: Conversations across the plurality of Arts disciplines in Visual Arts Exhibitions

    The rationale of the conference is to explore how the different arts translate across disciplines and to establish exchanges that will allow arts disciplines to engage with contemporary debates and concerns in a non-hierarchical way.

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  • Scholarship, prize and job offer - Sociology

    Post-doc Fellowships at the New Europe College-Institute for Advanced Study in Bucharest (Romania)

    New Europe College-Institute for Advanced Study in Bucharest (Romania) announces its annual competition for the 2021/2022 Fellowships.

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  • Bucharest

    Conference, symposium - History

    Communicating Objects. Material, Literary and Iconographic Instances of Objects in a Human Universe in Antiquity and the Middle Ages

    This conference is organized by the Department of Ancient History, Archaeology and History of Art (Faculty of History, University of Bucharest) with the collaboration of the International Society for Cultural History. It centers on material culture in Antiquity and the Middle Ages through the exploration of instances of objects, especially objects placed in association, and their materiality,  expressivity and connectivity in a variety of media.  

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  • Call for papers - Africa

    Generic Boundaries in South African Literature: a Revaluation

    Le présent appel à contribution concerne un numéro de la revue Commonwealth Essays and Studies (44.2) dont la parution est prévue en 2022. Ce numéro, rédigé entièrement en anglais, cherchera à examiner les frontières mouvantes entre les genres dans la littérature sud-africaine à la lumière des débats entre fiction et « non-fiction » mais aussi dans une perspective plus large.

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  • Târgovişte

    Call for papers - History

    The Romanian Journal for Baltic and Nordic Studies – Varia

    Vol. 13, issues 1 and 2 (2021)

    The Romanian Journal for Baltic and Nordic Studies calls for submission of articles in all fields which are intertwined with the aims of The Romanian Association for Baltic and Nordic Studies such as: history of Baltic and Nordic Europe; Baltic and Nordic Europe in International Relations; Baltic and Nordic Cultures; economics and societies of Baltic and Nordic Europe; relations between Black Sea Region and the Baltic and Nordic Europe.

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