The NJCEA is seeking scholars interested in serving on their advisory board as and as editors for their open-source academic and creative journal the Watchung Review. Watchung Review is a peer-reviewed journal focused on current trends and cutting edge literary writing and research including work on rhetoric and composition as well as digital humanities. The journal aims to foster opportunities for scholars and practitioners to engage in disciplinary conversations critical to the advancement of the humanities by promoting the critical nexus of literature, writing theory, pedagogy and technology. Watchung Review is supported by the New Jersey College English Association. These are volunteer positions.
Call for Papers
Disquiet: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
University of St. Thomas, April 29, 2016
March 4-5, 2016
The recent passing of Chantal Akerman dealt an irrecoverable blow to the history of cinema. For nearly the past half-century, Akerman continually produced provocative work that meditated on concepts of home, belonging, and identity, while consistently investigating these via contemporary formats and technologies. Her latest and final film, No Home Movie, found Akerman probing these issues anew; reconciling distances through the use of Skype, developing her self-understanding through conversations with her mother, amongst others. This conference, designed to celebrate Akerman's memory, focuses on one of her most consistent and deeply examined themes: displacement.
Time and Timelessness:
Conceptions of the Past, Present, and Future in Cultural Studies
The Ray Browne Conference on Cultural and Critical Studies
April 1-3, 2016
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH
"Memory is a stopgap for humans, for whom time flies and what is passed is passed."
The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana
"The imaginary" invokes spectres, memories, what is sensed, felt, and wanted, the fanciful, visionary, shadow, illusory, what is not visible or legible, a past and a future we can not perceive. This conference features keynote speakers Mya Poe of Northeastern University and Donald Pease of Dartmouth College.
For Lacan, the imaginary is the beginning: "I began with the Imaginary, I then had to chew on the story of the Symbolic ... and I finished by putting out for you this famous Real." For sociologist John B.Thompson, the social imaginary is "the creative and symbolic dimension of the social world, the dimension through which human beings create their ways of living together and their ways of representing their collective life."
Saturday 23rd April 2016, York St John University
Organised by Dr Anne-Marie Evans and Dr Kaley Kramer
The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania is requesting proposals/abstracts for its fourth international conference on Fear, Suspicion, Surveillance, to be held on Saturday, April 2, 2016.
Abstract deadline extended: January 15, 2016.
Keynote Speaker: J.K. Van Dover, Winner of the 2015 George N. Dove Award for Mystery, Detective & Crime Fiction Study
We invite proposals for the Fifth Annual Conference of the EBSN, which will take place in Manchester, UK, from 27‐29 June, at The Wonder Inn (http://www.thewonderinn.co.uk), in the heart of the city.
As always, papers on any aspect of Beat creativity are welcomed, but especially in relation to two central themes: music and science. The themes are reflected in our two confirmed conference keynotes: C.P. Lee, legendary Manchester musician and musicologist, and Andrew Lees, Professor of Neurology.
The 18th annual conference of the Space Between Society focuses on the concept of surveillance—watching, listening, recording—as it relates to literature, art, history, music, theatre, media, and spatial or material culture between 1914 and 1945. From the rise of totalitarianism to the dwindling borders of the British Empire, global citizens were under constant scrutiny as governments, artists, and documentarians developed new ways of listening in.
Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference
in Transnational American Studies (7th Annual) at Binghamton University
Theme: "Occupying Nations and Exceptional (dis)Placements"
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2016
Keynote: Professor Anne McClintock
Deadline for Proposal Submission: March 2nd, 2016