The editors of this special issue are seeking contributions on teaching critical theory in the global present. What is the relevance of teaching theory in the era of globalization, and what is at stake? What are the challenges and unavoidable paradoxes of teaching theory at a time when global classrooms are geared toward both neoliberal information/skills acquisition and conservative knowledge accumulation?
Papers can consider all topics related to the Pacific and New Zealand, with priority given to papers that address the themes of ‘regional identities’ and/or ‘coastal communities’. We are particularly interested in papers that consider space and place in relation to the coast, beaches and beyond. However, interpretations of the theme are broad and can include national, urban and rural identities, town and country, gender and ethnicity, cultural expressions and local industries, the environment and climate change. The conference fee includes annual membership to the NZSA, which for 2018 includes a twice-yearly journal.
The seventh annual Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts conference will be held Wednesday, May 23 – Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Bryn Mawr College, just outside of Philadelphia. These conferences are a forum for faculty, staff, and students to share resources, techniques, findings, and experiences related to blended learning.
Our definition of blended learning is quite broad, encompassing any combination of online and face-to-face instruction that supports close faculty-student interactions and high-impact, student-centered pedagogies, promotes life-long learning, or otherwise contributes to the goals and mission of a liberal arts education.
Freiburg University - Call for Papers
Centre for Popular Cultures and Music
ROCKING ISLAM: Music and the Making of New Muslim Identities
27 - 29 September 2018 in Freiburg/Germany
Deadline : 20 March 2018
Event Date : 27 – 29 September 2018
Location : Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg / Freiburg University
Organisation : Zentrum für Populäre Kultur und Musik / Centre for Popular Cultures and Music Freiburg
The 12th Annual International Conference of
Taiwan Association of
Classic, Medieval and Renaissance Studies
At National Chi Nan University, Taiwan
19-20, October, 2018
Between Humanity and Divinity:
In Literature, Art, Religion and Culture
Call for Papers (February 28th, 2018 Due)
Ev’ry Body, This Time: A Sexuality Studies Conference
A conference free and open to the public hosted by the Center for the Study of Sexual Culture
University of California, Berkeley
April 12-14, 2018 at Sutardja Dai Hall on the U.C. Berkeley campus
For most recently updated information please visit cssc.berkeley.edu
The extended submission deadline is Feb 28, 2018, with rolling decisions announced.
Conference to be held in Madrid on June 22-23, 2018
Keynote speakers: Dr. Joni Adamson and Dr. Scott Slovic
Since the discovery of DNA the metaphor of writing to the genetic makeup of living beings has been a tempting one to engage. As George and Muriel Beadle wrote in 1966 (and as Marcello Barbieri points to in his essay “What is Biosemiotics?”) “The deciphering of the genetic code has revealed our possession of a language much older than hieroglyphics, a language as old as life itself, a language that is the most living language of all—even if its letters are invisible and its words are buried in the cells of our bodies” (Beadle and Beadle 1966).
The comics world has been hugely influenced by, and in a large part shaped by, Japanese manga. Thus, manga is the center of many discussions about Asian comics in the United States. However, in Comics Studies less attention is given to comics from other Asian countries. This panel seeks to widen the discussion about comics to bring attention to Asian comics outside of Japan, and to interrogate the many visual forms and thematic concerns of Asian comics. Papers on comics from any Asian country other than Japan are welcome; papers must be in English but may discuss comics in any language. This call is for a non-guaranteed panel at the 2019 Modern Language Association Convention in Chicago from January 3-6, 2019.
Place and Placelessness
The 12th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference
Hosted by the Landscape, Space, Place Research Group.
We are excited to announce the CfP for ‘Place and Placelessness’ to be held at the University of Nottingham on 16 July 2018.
Confirmed Keynote Address: Dr David Cooper (Manchester Metropolitan University)
Traversing land, sea and sky: travel and the landscape
25 April 2018, Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol
‘Literary and Visual Landscapes’, a University of Bristol interdisciplinary seminar series, invites proposals for a symposium in April 2018 on the theme of ‘traversing land, sea and sky: travel and the landscape’. This symposium provides a welcoming and stimulating environment for researchers to share their insights and expertise, and opportunities to network with academics within and across disciplinary boundaries.
2018 SAUC Scientific Journal Call for papers
The SAUC (Street Art & Urban Creativity) is a peer review indexed Scientific Journal, that is synchronized with Lisbon Conference and Activities, The authors of the approved papers will be invited to do their presentation in Lisbon SAUC Conference (July 5,6 and 7th).
General topic - Changing times: Tactics and Resilience
Several suggestions for connected issues (among many others):
- Rock art, Pompeii and today graffiti/ street art research/ practices.
- How time affects placement, content, and strategies for creation?
- Terminology and time, static meanings and updates.
Seeking paper abstracts for the special session “Nineteenth-Century Women’s Ghost Stories” at the MLA Annual Convention in Chicago, IL, January 3-6, 2019.
The organizer invites submissions that explore the literary features, historical contexts, textual elements, and adaptations/neo-Victorian incarnations of ghost stories by nineteenth-century American, British, and European women. This session will participate in the emerging critical conversation on nineteenth-century women‘s ghost stories and recognize the importance of this female literary tradition. Papers could explore the following topics in relation to these works:
CFP “Romanticism in the Age of World Wars” (Leuven, 11-13 November 2018)
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Santanu Das (King’s College London)
Marc Redfield (Brown University)
Paul K. Saint-Amour (University of Pennsylvania)
Confirmed Panel Conveners:
Karen Hagemann (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Jan Mieszkowski (Reed College)
Debjani Ganguly (University of Virginia)
Call for Papers
Lukács and the World: Rethinking Global Circuits of Cultural Production, 20-21st April, 2018, University of California, Santa Barbara
Organizers: Naoki Yamomoto and Glyn Salton-Cox, UCSB
Keynote Speaker: Tyrus Miller, UC Santa Cruz
CFP: “Contemporary Literature and/as Archive”
Special Issue, LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory