This is a re-post in search of additional essays. Contribute to an international mix of literary and film scholars who examine aesthetico-philosophical and literary notions of privacy, surveillance, and unique, emerging modes of being as a result of new technology, social media, and big data. All subjects and approaches welcome. 250-500 word abstracts/cvs by April 1st 2015. Send word.doc with subject heading: GPS-Beings. Completed essays are due July 1st, 2015.
This symposium is an interdisciplinary inquiry rooted in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies that explores the simultaneous nature of hyper visibility and invisibility.
EXTENDED DEADLINE CALL FOR PAPERS: Melodrama
We are excited to announce that the Brandeis English Department Graduate Student Conference will be held on February 13, 2015 and will examine the topic of Melodrama. Lucy Fischer, Distinguished Professor of English and Film Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, will give the keynote address.
A conference at the Center for 21st Century Studies (C21), UW-Milwaukee
April 30-May 2, 2015
Deadline extended to Friday, January 16, 2015
What comes after extinction? Our predominant understanding of extinction today relates to natural species extinctions caused largely by human actions. But in the twenty-first century categorical distinctions between humans and nonhumans or culture and nature are no longer tenable—if they ever really were. Indeed as Darwin was not even the first to note, mass extinction events preceded the appearance of humans on the planet.
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JAN. 16, 2015.
"To them, you're just a freak, like me! They need you right now, but when they don't, they'll cast you out, like a leper!… When the chips are down, these... these civilized people, they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve."
- The Joker, The Dark Knight
"Let me tell you something. There's no nobility in poverty. I've been a poor man, and I've been a rich man. And I choose rich every time" – Leonardo DeCaprio as Jordan Belfort, The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
"The chief defect of humanism is that it concerns human beings. Between humanism and something else, it might be possible to create an acceptable fiction."
Network Publishing: Digital Writing in the Humanities
A one day symposium
April 25, 2015
registration at: http://network.as.uky.edu
The University of Kentucky
Center Theater, Student Center
10 am – 5pm
Free and open to the public
Keynote: Douglas Armato, Director, University of Minnesota Press
Margy Avery, Senior Acquisitions Editor, MIT Press
Shoshana Berger, Editorial Director, IDEO
Maria Bonn, Editor, Journal of Electronic Publishing
Jeff Ullrich, past CEO, Earwolf
Bodies that Sell: Commodification and Cultural Marketplaces
April 4, 2015
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Submissions deadline (extended) : February 10, 2015
Roundtable speakers : Asha Nadkarni (UMass), Priscilla Page (UMass),
Deak Nabers (Brown), Heather Love (UPenn)
Papers are invited for the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP) affiliate session at the 2015 SAMLA Convention. Potential topics include print culture, history of the book, authorship, publishing history, ephemera, illustration, publishers' archives, circulation, and reception. Papers addressing this year's theme, "In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts" are especially welcome. What connections can be made between print culture/book history and the areas of visual art, theatre, and music? How has the relationship between print culture and the arts evolved from the manuscript age to the digital world of the 21st century?
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
The Edwidge Danticat Society-Caribbean Studies Association, May 25-29, 2015 in New Orleans, LA
full name / name of organization:
Edwidge Danticat Society
The Caribbean Studies Association 40th Annual Conference will be held May 25-29, 2015 in New Orleans, LA.
Location: Penryn Campus, Falmouth, Cornwall (The University of Exeter and Falmouth University).
Date: Saturday, March 7th, 2015.
Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday January 23rd, 2015
Abstract Submission Email: email@example.com
Reminder: CFP Davis session at SSAWW 2015
The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and her World will organize a session at the triennial meeting of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers to be in held November 4-8, 2015 in Philadelphia.
Published by the Johns Hopkins University Press as part of CALLALOO, a literary and cultural quarterly. Seeking very high quality critical articles on the visual art for the second issue, which will focus on Washington, DC, and southern Maryland as very important sites for the production, promotion, preservation of African Diaspora visual art.
Please submit manuscripts online by June 1, 2015: http://callaloo.expressacademic.org/login.php.