Interest in the fields of food and sustainability studies within the humanities is rapidly growing, in part due to their ability to investigate our perceived relationship with ecology. Food is a text that conveys identity, reflecting historically grounded or socially constructed attitudes through what is produced and consumed, both gastronomic and printed. Likewise, the connection between nature and culture as manifested in narratives allow us to recognize the discourse and disconnect between society and our environment, marking us through this relationship. Central to both fields is the interplay of humanity and environment, depicted in rural and urban ecologies, e.g. food deserts versus urban food jungles.
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International Creative Writing Conference (UK)
Imperial College, London
Saturday 20 June – Sunday 21 June 2015
Proposals are invited for the 18th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference. Creative or critical presentations are welcome.
In this, the 18th year of the conference, we look to celebrate creative writing in all its forms and to explore topics in creative writing teaching and learning.
Proposals are peer-reviewed. The conference also features the Annual New Writing International Creative Writing Lecture.
We welcome proposals for 10-minute roundtable presentations on "Technology and Society: Shifting Identities and Digital Worlds" for the upcoming Northeast Modern Language Association Conference in Toronto, Ontario (April 30-May 3, 2015).
Particularly welcome are papers about the intersections of digital technology and constructions of identity and difference, including gender, race and ethnicity, class, nation, disability, and sexuality. Papers should focus on contemporary culture, literature, or art.
Call for papers – WCWS 2015
Gender equality is essential for the achievement of human rights for all. But Women are often discriminated against many form of social and economic factors. Women form the majority of the world's poorest people and the number of women living in rural poverty has increased by 50% since 1975. Women work two-thirds of the world's working hours and produce half of the world's food, yet they earn only 10% of the world's income and own less than 1% of the world's property. Violence against women throughout the world and in all cultures prevails on an unimaginable scale, and women's access to justice is often paired with discriminatory obstacles in law as well as in practice.
Submission Deadline: December 1, 2014
Call for papers International Conference: "Immunity and Modernity: Picturing Threat and Protection" (Leuven, Belgium, from the 27th to the 29th of May 2015)
Organized by the Department of Literary Studies of the University of Leuven and the Institute for Metaphysics and Philosophy of Culture of the University of Leuven.
(more keynote speakers to be announced)
The Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) is pleased to announce that we are now accepting nominations for the 2015 Peter C. Rollins Book Award. This juried award recognizes contributions to the study of popular and/or American culture and, in particular, works analyzing cultural and historical representations in film, television, and/or other visual media. Volumes receiving this award are distinguished by their methodology and research; monographs, reference works, and anthologies are all eligible. Volumes published in electronic formats are also eligible. We invite publishers, authors, and editors to submit any appropriate publications of exceptional quality published during 2013 or 2014.
Date: November 07, 2014
Venue: Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut
The theme for the 36th annual SWPACA conference is "Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture." We invite proposals for individual or panel presentations that consider the theme as it relates to rhetoric and technical communication. We're excited to hear about the ways in which popular and American culture inform the pedagogical, theoretical, and practical work of rhetoric and technical communication. Feel free to interpret the conference theme broadly.
Proposals for individual presentations should not exceed 250 words. Multi-paper panel proposals must include separate abstracts and titles for each individual proposed paper.
Submission deadline: 1 November 2014
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association 36th Annual Conference
Theme: "Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American
Albuquerque, NM February 11-14, 2015
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Panels are now forming for presentations regarding all aspects (historical, literary, cultural, etc.) of Captivity Narratives. All topics and approaches to the genre are welcomed. Graduate students/future teachers are particularly welcome to participate (with monetary awards for the best graduate student papers) - or to simply register to attend the conference and its captivity narrative panels.
The quint's twenty fifth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 15th November 2014—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.
Annual deadline : October 15
Interactions (ISSN 1300-574-X) is an international journal featuring essays on British and American Language, Literature, Culture and Translation Studies published annually by Ege University Depts. of British and American Studies (Izmir/Turkey).
It is blind refereed by international scholars and indexed in MLA International Bibliography and Gale Cengage, and available at the British Library and the Harvard University Library.
Articles (4000-8000 words) and reviews (1000-2000 words) should fallow MLA parenthetical citation format.
Please send submissions as word file attachments to the editor:
Prof. Dr. Sebnem Toplu: firstname.lastname@example.org
Now in its seventh year, the AUM Liberal Arts Conference in Southern Studies invites panel and paper proposals on any aspect of Southern literature. Topics may include but are not limited to:
POPULAR MUSIC AND SOCIETY
CALL FOR PAPERS
Randy Newman's Work
Edited by Robert Brazeau and Michael Borshuk
CFP: Deep Naturalism (ASLE conference, June 23-7 2015, Moscow ID; abstracts by Nov 15)