The newly-published volume Thoreau's Significance for American Philosophy (Fordham UP) assembles a wide-range of scholarship to address the question of Thoreau's legacy for the American philosophical tradition. As the editors note, Thoreau, while central to the field of American literature, remains a marginal figure for academic philosophy: "in fact, many members of the academic philosophical community in the United States would be reluctant to classify Thoreau as a philosopher at all." This roundtable discussion will approach the question of Thoreau's complex relation to American philosophy as well as the reasons for his philosophical marginalization.
We have already received some fantastic essay proposals, but are still looking for abstracts in the following areas:
Animals (dire wolves, shape-shifting, animal consciousness)
Disability and/or monstrosity
Fan communities and texts
Food and cultures of consumption
Knowledge networks (maesters, ravens, print culture)
Languages (Old Valyrian, Dothraki, Braavosi, and others)
Magic and the supernatural
Race and ethnicity
Religions (monotheism, polytheism, other treatments of the sacred)
Sexualities (reproduction, queerness, eunuchism, prostitution, incest)
Songs and mummery
The Third International Conference on Digital Information and Communication Technology and its Applications (DICTAP2013)
VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
July 8-10, 2013
Oceanide is a peer-reviewed academic journal which aims to highlight and analyse the cultural, economic, historical, political, and literary interaction amongst the communities that make up the old and new Europe. It is our main purpose to become an international forum for scholars who would like to eagerly compare, vertebrate and analyse in the field of
Popular Culture, what has been considered exclusivity for journals in Comparative literature or Reception studies.
Call for Papers
Call for Papers: "Questioning Digital Activism"
Deadline: January 17, 2013
Call for Papers: HASTAC 2013 — The Decennial
The Storm of Progress: New Horizons, New Narratives, New Codes
April 25-28, 2013 York University, Toronto, Canada
Submissions Deadline: November 15, 2012
• Bill Ayers, author of To Teach: The Journey, in Comics
• Joy James, editor of The New Abolitionists: (Neo)Slave Narratives and Contemporary Prison Writings
• Poets from the workshops with Domestic Workers United (DWU, New York) and Justice for Domestic Workers (J4DW, London)
The Apocalypse and Disaster in Culture
Area of the 34th Annual SWTX PCA/ACA
February 13-16, 2012 in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Hyatt Regency Hotel
Conference theme is "Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context."
This special edition of Refractory invites contributors to critically rethink mise-en-scene within the field of expanded cinema as it extends to games of all platforms (video, online and social gaming), installation and mixed reality art and incorporates practices of remediation and transmedia.
Proposals are currently being considered for an international collection on cinematic exchanges between East and West in a 're-centered' Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Proposals should be 600 words plus a working bibliography/filmography, submitted to both editors, Michael Gott (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Todd Herzog, (email@example.com). Deadline for proposals is January 14, 2013.
The Fan Theory Area of the Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association seeks proposals on the furry fandom. The PCA/ACA National Conference will be held March 27-30, 2013 at the Wardman Park Marriott in Washington, D.C. The aim of this special-interest panel is to examine furries from the fan studies perspective and welcomes topics on the following areas such as these:
The African American Literature and Culture Society invites abstracts (of no more than 250 words) for presentations at the annual conference of the ALA (http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/english/ala2/index.html). We will also consider a limited number of panel proposals (of no more than 500 words).
As this year marks the 20th anniversary of the African American Literature and Culture Society, we are especially interested in panels and papers engaging this year's theme: "in retrospect." Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
The turn towards the influence of affect and emotions on "rational decision making"—the false separation between mind and body that neuroscientist Antonio Damasio calls "Descartes' Error"—has had wide appeal in recent years in the humanities and other fields. This conference intends to explore the theoretical frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship that addresses the mind-body problem. How can we continue to think about mind-body relations, connections, or disruptions in new ways across disciplinary boundaries? How can recent work in the humanities on affect and emotions speak to other fields? What are the limitations of theories of affect?
ACLA 2013 Seminar Call for Papers
Title: Fredric Jameson's Spatial Dialectic as Global Positioning System
Graze is a semi-annual literary magazine based in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood that focuses on what's on the table as much as the folks sitting around it. We're interested in the stories that food tells about us—after all, our collective and individual human histories were nourished by the food that we made, smelled, ate, threw up, fucked up, and loved. Graze's first two issues are available at bookstores in Chicago and New York, as well as at grazemagazine.org.
We are now seeking submissions for graze // issue three, which will be released in April 2013, and we'd like you to contribute some literary scribbles to this project by December 20. Suggested formats include . . .