Call for papers CHILDHOODS IN MOTION: CHILDREN, YOUTH, Digital Childhood, MIGRATION, AND EDUCATION
All be should be adressed to :
Journal of humanities and cultural studies
Journal of humanities and cultural studies (Thomson reuters journal)
Extended deadline: January 31st
Conference: 19 & 20 July 2017 at the Huntington Library,
San Marino, California
Elizabeth von Arnim and Katherine Mansfield – Literary Connections, Friendships and Influence
Professor Emerita Bonnie Kime Scott
(San Diego State University)
Professor Christine Froula
This conference is the first joint venture of the Katherine Mansfield Society and the International Elizabeth von Arnim Society
Papers may include but are not limited to the following topics:
The editors of How to Teach a Play: 75 Exercises for the College Classroom (Bloomsbury Methuen Publishers) are seeking submissions of teaching exercises on the 75 most popularly-taught plays at the university level.
How to Teach a Play provides a new generation of teachers with the tools to develop their students’ performative imagination. Grounded in scholarship, each teaching exercise will call attention to the performance elements of a specific play and show how the performative can illuminate the thematic meaning of the script. The collection will consist of exercises that connect close textual analysis with performance.
Many champions of liberal education defend against the reduction of education to purely instrumental purposes. An undergraduate education, they argue, is an incubator for a democratic ethos and it can, at its best, encourage a critical understanding of one's own beliefs, while taking seriously beliefs that shape the lives of others. In this way, the spine of liberal education is hortatory: a call to action that seeks to preserve what is best and to critically reflect and alter those features of our collective inheritance that fall short of our ideals. Thinking beyond one's self-interest, being an engaged citizen, and cultivating the capacities to integrate and appreciably assess data seem hallmarks of the liberally educated person.
The Nineteenth Annual Conference of the Marxist Reading GroupGenre and the Crisis of NarrativeKeynote Speakers: Peter Hitchcock, Mathias Nilges, Nnedi Okorafor23-25 March 2017University of Florida, Gainesville, FL As a cultural dominant, neoliberalism inhibits our ability to think the future. Following Mathias Nilges, neoliberalism can be understood as a dialectic of fiction and reality, and its temporal crisis can be said to be accompanied by crises of narrative in contemporary cultural forms. As the enabling fictions of neoliberalism increasingly become reality, what narrative forms can help us to once again imagine the future as difference?
Harf: A Journal of South Asian Studies invites academic work from undergraduate and graduate students working on South Asia. We are a new journal published out of McGill University in Montreal. We welcome all submissions pertaining to the anthropology, history, literatures, and religions of South Asia. We are interested, particularly, in essays that explore marginalized voices, communities, practices, and concepts. Submissions must be double-spaced and 15-30 pages in length, inclusive of all endnotes, footnotes, and bibliography. Submissions must be formatted according to the Chicago Manual of Style as per the notes and bibliography system.
CFP: Medieval Boredom & Tedium
New England Medieval Studies Consortium (NEMSC)
Hosted at the University of Connecticut
April 14th, 2017
CFP Extended Deadline: February 15th, 2017
The First Galway Digital Cultures Initiative Conference
The Moore Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway, 11-12 May 2017
2nd Call - Closing 3 February 2017
We have already received a number of proposals for presentations ranging from digital activism and social media poetics to experimental digital aesthetics and genres. We welcome further proposals on these and other topics related to the conference theme, and also accept reflective performances or presentations of creative digital works.
Victorian Popular Fiction Association Study Day
Victorian Popular Collaborations
Saturday 22 April 2017, 10am - 5pm
Manchester Metropolitan University, Cheshire Campus
Keynote: Patricia Pulham, Reader in Victorian Literature, University of Portsmouth.
Roundtable: ‘Teaching Victorian Popular Collaboration’ led by Study Day Organisers Kirsty Bunting, MMU, and Janine Hatter, Hull.
"Collaboration is one of the literary features of our age, and at the present rate of progression there seems to be some prospect of it attaining alarming proportions in the future"
Reading and Writing in the Twenty-First-Century Literary Studies Classroom: Theory and Practice
The University of Queensland
6-8 July 2017
Deadline for submissions: Extended to 10 February 2017
Contact for general queries: Judith Seaboyer email@example.com
David Aldridge, Reader in the Philosophy of Education, Brunel University London
Dr Tully Barnett, Flinders University
Professor Karen Manarin, Mt Royal University
Professor Helen Sword, University of Auckland
Andrew Ross, in his now classic text “Uses of Camp,” points to Prince and Michael Jackson and their polysexual identities as emblematic of camp aesthetics yet completely neglects the significance of the race factor in their campiness. In turn, he fails to consider the connection between camp and race. According to Pamela Robertson, one of the very few authors who have explored this fascinating intersection, this is characteristic for discourse on camp in general. Critics tend to compare camp to black culture or to blackface, but they do not explore race as inherent in or significant for camp aesthetics.