DLB 378: Novelists on the American Civil War
"The Means, Ends, and Representation of Radical Political Experience"
This panel will focus on modernist literature that represents the means of radical or revolutionary political movements – instinctual repression, iron discipline and eclipse of personal freedom, hierarchical organization, etc. – in opposition to their manifest goals of personal freedom and equality.
Some of the questions to be addressed include:
CFP: Academic Autobiographies
Intermezzo, a digital longform publication associated with Enculturation (http://www.enculturation.net) seeks submissions that address academic autobiography.
David Shumway once labeled the academic star system as one where autobiography marginalizes community in favor of the individual. Indeed, too few academics pen autobiographies unless they are so-called stars. Yet, all academics have a story to tell, one that merges the personal and the professional, the anecdotal and the political, the banal and the important. Academics should want to tell their stories.
Call For Proposals:
Conference: "Mapping Nations, Locating Citizens" An interdisciplinary conference on nationalism and identity
Dates: October 30 – 31, 2015
Institution: Humber College / International Festival of Authors, Location: Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada
Submission Deadline: May 10, 2015
Taken on its own, "positions" appears an innocuous and static term, suggesting a location, a posture, a place, a job or status. And yet, positioning is always implicit in the critical endeavor, evident not only in the placement of signifiers within a text, but within constellations of texts that we read comparatively. One could further argue that the various acts of positioning and the positions we hold manifest themselves in every facet of human interaction: political, rhetorical, theoretical, ideological, sexual, psychological, cultural and so on.
There is a long tradition of haunting in short fiction, often appearing in the form of ghost stories, folk tales, fairy tales, and legends. Short narrative indeed appears to embrace the supernatural. Elizabeth Bowen explains, for example, in the preface to A Day in the Dark and Other Stories that while she uses "the supernatural" in her short stories, she considers it "unethical' to do so in a novel.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Arts as White Property: Interrogating Racism within Arts in Education
Amelia M. Kraehe, University of North Texas, Department of Art Education and Art History
Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
B. Stephen Carpenter, II, Pennsylvania State University, School of Visual Arts
PROPOSAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 15, 2015
RESTAGING THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE:
New Views on the Performing Arts in Black Manhattan
A one-day interdisciplinary symposium
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Columbia University, New York City
Conference co-sponsors: Columbia University's Department of Music, Ph.D Program in Theatre, Center for Study of Race and Ethnicity, the Heyman Center for the Humanities, the Institute for Research in African-American Studies and the IRAAS Alumni Council, and the Rare Book and Manuscript Library.