"Politics and Ontology"
Organizer: Matthew Scully (Emerson College)
Politics, as that which relates to the organization of public life, and ontology, as the study of being, have long been intertwined. Left/right identity politics, for example, often ground themselves on an ontologized, or essentialized, identity. In contrast, many theorists view politics as the construction of identity. Jacques Rancière, for instance, insists that politics determines the ontological status of its subjects, rather than the reverse; no “human being” preexists the political act.
Multilingual cultures develop complex practices—and theories—of translation. Since Rita Copeland theorized vernacular translation in the western Middle Ages as a means by which the authority of a Latin auctor could be at once appropriated and displaced, further important and explanatory frameworks have been proposed for understanding different aspects of medieval translation. Many account primarily for translation from Latin into a local vernacular and/or from (what has traditionally been understood as) a high-prestige vernacular into a lower-prestige vernacular.
This CFP is for the International Conference of Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, 2019.
It is for a paper session titled The Legacy of Tolkien's Medievalism in Contemporary Works. The session will examine the continuing influence of J.R.R. Tolkien on conceptions of the Middle Ages and the medieval that is prevalent in academic and popular cultures in any medium.
C4: The Conference on Contemporary Celebrity Culture, Drake University (Des Moines, Iowa, USA), June 9-11, 2019.
SCMS 2019 Panel — Beyond Netflix: New Frontiers in Streaming Video
This CFP is for the International Conference of Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, 2019.
It is for a paper session titled Afterlives of Medieval Religion in Contemporary Works. The panel will look at how the post-Tolkien works of fiction appropriate and misappropriate medieval religious constructions in any medium.
“Americans in Paris from Thomas Jefferson to the 21st Century: A long-lasting fascination ”
A few months ago, an Afro-Brazilian councilwoman investigating police brutality in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas was gunned down. Ballistics showed a match for the weapons used by military police. After a failed military coup in Turkey in 2016, thousands participated in overnight “Democracy Watches,” turning public squares into sites of mutual surveillance. And, in the US, nearly two decades after 9/11, the logic of the “war on terror” has spilled over into “wars” on drugs, illegal immigration, and inner-city violence.
The Radical Sixties: Aesthetics, Politics and Histories of Solidarity | 28–29 June 2019, University of Brighton, UK An international interdisciplinary conference jointly organized by the University of Brighton’s Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE); Centre for Design History (CDH) and Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories(CMNH). Deadline for abstracts: 28 September 2018 “The Sixties” continue to engage scholars from many disciplines in debates over what exactly changed; and, indeed, whether the various protest movements were in fact radical at all in their political demands.
From a lost silent film to Japanese animation, LMM Montgomery’s Anne Shirley is one of the most enduring fictional characters, finding life on the shelves and screens of each generation since the novel Anne of Green Gables was first published in 1908. The release of Netflix’s new adaptation, released internationally as Anne With An E, prompted a range of responses from generations who had grown up with the books and the iconic Kevin Sullivan/CBC mini-series from the 1980s. This new Anne was darker and edgier, her fragility rawer than before – but was she ‘our Anne-girl’?
Whether it is some sort of histrionic hyperbole or an actual description of our current state of affairs, it’s not a novel assertion to say that the West seems to be on the verge of collapse. If this is the case, the time and esotericism that psychoanalysis requires seems, yet again, to position it entirely on the axis of outdated luxury rather than sophisticated, trenchant, or even useful political analysis.
Middleton’s Afterlives in the 21st Century (Session A: Scholarship & Performance):
What is the legacy of the Oxford Middleton (2007) and the Oxford Handbook of Middleton (2010)? How have these texts shaped critical engagement with and performances of Middleton’s works? And what futures might we imagine for Middleton criticism? This series of linked sessions welcomes papers that address any aspect of his prolific career. Topics might include:
· Authorship and collaboration
· Comedy and the grotesque
The Center for Sermon Studies at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia announces its second annual Conference on Sermon Studies, to be held October 11-14, 2018, in Montreal, Quebec.
The conference is multidisciplinary and interfaith. The organizers’ goal is to bring scholars, practitioners, and interested laypersons together to discuss sermon texts and the art of preaching from a variety of academic and religious perspectives.
The theme for 2018 is “Space, Place, Context.” Topics related to the theme might include
DEALINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 10TH, 2018
Please send paper/presentation proposals of 300 or fewer words to email@example.com on or before August 10th, 2018.
Society for Utopian Studies
43rd Annual Conference
"Disruption, Displacement, and Disorder"
November 1-3, 2018
Panel Title: Neoliberalism: Between Utopia and Dystopia
This panel seeks to examine utopian representations of (neo)liberalism in 20th century literature and culture, emphasizing comparative connections to (neo)liberal political philosophy and economic theory.
Jack London and the Maritime Environment / Jack London Society 14thBiennial Symposium, October 11-14, 2018, Las Vegas, NV
This panel seeks presentations that explore the broad conference theme of Jack London, the West, and the Environment as it relates to the maritime settings and themes of his writing. Proposals are welcome on any topic that brings together London’s treatment of the maritime environment (the sea, the coast, or the islands) with his interests in the craft of sailing and the romance of sail.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Humanities special issue: "Medical Narratives of Ill Health"
Fashion studies’ move toward non-Western, non-traditional modes of exploring sartorial history (cf. The Fashion History Reader: Global Perspectives, Riello and McNeil, 2010) and the rise of critical luxury studies (cf. Luxury. A Rich History, Riello and McNeil, 2016; Critical Luxury Studies. Art, Media, Design, Armitage and Roberts, eds., 2016) indicates a renewed interest in the ways that objects interact with the body and vice versa. Scholars have begun to study how luxury and fashion objects interact with consumers, designers, and manufacturers in a new light, focusing, for example, on non-hegemonic fashion makers and consumers.
This section of the academic journal “Sinestesieonline” is open to contributions about theatre and performing arts in all historical ages, forms and variations, in English, Italian and foreign languages. We use double blind peer review.
“Il Parlaggio” is the name created by Gabriele d’Annunzio for the amphitheatre in Vittoriale – a place of empathy, a cradle of emotions, a crossroads of cultures, a connection between antiquity and contemporaneity, an emblem of the “neverending show”.
1st International Popular Culture Conference
Universidad de Sevilla (Spain), December 12-14, 2018
We welcome your participation in the 1st International Popular Culture Conference (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain) which will take place in the School of Communication (Av. Américo Vespucio, s/n. 41092-Sevilla) on December 12, 13 and 14, 2018.
Motherhood/Fatherhood & Popular Culture
Please join us for the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association 2019 National Conference in Washington, D.C. from April 17-20, 2019.
For details about the PCA, go to the website: https://pcaaca.org/
For details about the conference, go to the conference website: https://pcaaca.org/conference/2019
Submission Deadline: October 1, 2018
All Proposals & Abstracts must be submitted online (starting July 1) at: https://pcaaca.org/
CALL FOR PAPERS
Black Performing Arts: Sound, Movement, Image, Text
Popular Culture Association
2019 National Conference
2660 Woodley Road NW
April 17-20, 2019
Call For Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers
50th NeMLA Convention, March 21-24, 2019
Call for Chapter Proposals
Working Title: Canonical Young Adult Literature: Criticism & Critique
Proposal Submission Deadline: November 1, 2018
Proposal Decisions: December 22, 2018
Digital Humanities: a cross-disciplinary approach to literature, language and education
Volume 12 of Iperstoria (www.iperstoria.it)
Mauro Carassai (California State University Northridge, USA)
Annarita Taronna (University of Bari, Italy)
The Shadow Lines (1988) is Amitav Ghosh’s acclaimed masterpiece. The novel won the Sahitya Akademi award, India’s most prestigious annual literary prize, as well as the Ananda Puraskar in 1990. The novel has gained enormous resonance in postcolonial studies as it touches upon some of the major issues in the fields of colonial history, national identities, memory,time and space, hybridity, transnationalism and borders. It has been seminal in the definition and discussion of a postcolonial cartography.
CALL FOR PAPERS OPEN/CLOSE DATE ON ACLA WEBSITE--ACLA.ORG: August 30-September 20, 2018
ANNUAL CONFERENCE LOCATION, DATE: March 7-10, 2019, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
We seek papers to compose a session sponsored by the Centre for Arthurian Studies at Bangor University. The session will include 3 or 4 papers on the subject of “Animals and Materiality in the Arthurian Tradition” for the 2019 International Medieval Congress at Leeds. The Congress theme is “Materialities.”
Session at ICMS Kalamazoo 2019, May 9-12. Sponsored by the Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship.
We encourage submissions that address non-European and / or non-Christian contexts.
Please send abstracts of approximately 250 words, along with a completed Participant Information form, to session organizer Dainy Bernstein (firstname.lastname@example.org) by September 15. Please include your name, title and affiliation on the abstract itself. All abstracts not accepted for the session will be forwarded to Congress administrators for consideration in general sessions, per Congress rules.
The rise of the internet has certainly led to a proliferation of false news stories and social media posts/pages. Fake news's profile has only risen as more organizations describe legitimate news sources as false when they don't like what is being said, leading to further confusion for students regarding who to believe. This roundtable looks at how to effectively educate first-year students on credible research methods, such as how to vet web sources and disseminate biased news reporting. The priority should be on recent examples to provide a practical context on the subject.
The conference is through the Northeast Modern Language Association and will take place March 21-24th, 2019 in Washington, D.C.