Like any advanced cartographic process, mapping identity formation requires an imaginary 'cartographic grid.' Until recently, narratives of identity formation, including, in particular, the genres of autobiography and the Bildungsroman, seemed to foreground the temporal dimension over the spatial. However, in "Of Other Spaces", Michel Foucault argues that "We are at a moment … when our experience of the world is less that of a long life developing through time than that of a network that connects points and intersects with its own skein." This seminar investigates how narrative identity constructions are affected by this change.
CINEMA: JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY AND THE MOVING IMAGE invites submissions for its 4th issue.
Call for Papers:
RICHARD RODRIGUEZ RECAPITALIZED
Class, race, sexuality, and religion are major themes in the work of Richard Rodriguez, and of the polarization of the political body today. How do we read Rodriguez in the current context of polarized politics, trickle down economic ideology, gay marriage debates, anti-immigrant legislation (in states such as Arizona, Utah, and Alabama), voting one's religious values rather than for one's class interests, and anti-government and anti-social program sentiments in an age of fiscal austerity?
Abstracts/papers are sought for panel sessions for 2013's Kentucky Foreign Language Conference to be held April 18-20, 2013 in Lexington, KY. The KFLC is one of the oldest and most prestigious conferences for foreign language students and academics.
18th Southwest English Symposium:
-isms, -ologies, and -istics: Conversations Across the Discipline
February 15-16, 2013
Arizona State University
Please see: http://english.clas.asu.edu/swes2013 and submit form.
"The Evolution of Text: Navigating the Transformations in English, Literature, and Rhetoric"
Organized by Department of English graduate students at UAA, the 18th annual Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric welcomes proposals in literary studies, composition and rhetoric, linguistics, history, anthropology, and other related fields. The theme of this year's Pacific Rim Conference is "The Evolution of Text: Navigating the Transformations in English, Literature, and Rhetoric." This theme seeks to explore not only the historical developments of English but also the ways we approach English today.
Re/Inventions 2013: Hysteria
2nd Annual Graduate Student Conference
California State University, Long Beach
Tentative Date: Thursday, 11 April 2013
Abstracts Due: Tuesday, 1 January 2013
In the 'new times' dramatic changes in the social, cultural, political, and economical spheres have brought fragmentation and growing pluralism of societies, and emergence of new identities, which render normative and stable meanings and discourses problematic. In the era of post-modernity and 'beyond', people have become mystified by the insurgency, disintegration, and liquidity of an age that is fraught with growing demands of ever-changing needs, obligations, and new versions of social and political conflicts around the globe.
Call for Papers: RAP AND HIP HOP CULTURE
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
34th Annual Conference: Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context
Feb 13-16, 2013
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
In keeping with its stated aims, the Journal of American Studies of Turkey (JAST) is preparing a special Gore Vidal issue devoted to innovative pieces focusing on how his writing engages with American cultures past and present as well as with the rest of the world. Papers may include but are not limited to the following topics:
Provides up to $500 to support costs attending the publication of a scholarly book or article on Emerson and his circle. Submit a 1-2-page proposal, including an abstract of the forthcoming work and a description of publication expenses, by March 1, 2013. Send proposals to Jessie Bray (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Bonnie Carr O'Neill (email@example.com).
I am editing an anthology called, Twin Crises: HIV/AIDS and Violence against Women (VAW) in Africa and the Black Diaspora. I have a strong collection of essays on the connection between HIV/AIDS and VAW in Africa and the United States. I am looking for essays on the following topics to supplement what has already been submitted.
Provides up to $750 of travel support to present a paper on an Emerson Society panel at the American Literature Association Annual Conference (May 2013) or the Thoreau Society Annual Gathering (July 2013). Please submit a 300-word abstract by December 20, 2012.