What secularism means and does, and which conceptions of secularism should be revisited, are questions that have become part of a larger interdisciplinary conversation in which this panel seeks to participate. Its questions include: what are the secularisms of the past? What negotiations with religion take place in eighteenth century texts? Under what conditions can a state, a mode of thought, a work, or a genre be called secular? This panel seeks abstracts for papers dealing with definitions of secularism in various eighteenth-century literary contexts. In particular, papers that discuss the relationship between secularism and Enlightenment, secularism and religious identity, or secularism and religious tolerance, are especially desired.
This session explores the ways in which the subject of food functions as memoir. Papers can investigate food and its importance in travel memoirs, or in accounts of exile, immigration, assimilation, or alienation. Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words to Marta Hess, Georgia State University, firstname.lastname@example.org, by June 15, 2012.
International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Engineering & Technology (IJARCET) invites you to submit your research paper for publishing in Volume 1, Issue 3 (May 2012).
Scope & Topics
How do we appreciate affect and sympathy in the dramatic text without resorting to naïve, essentialist, old-fashioned liberal-humanist, and theoretically bankrupt readings? How do we read a "playscript" with a literary intelligence and rigor that informs rather than puts itself in opposition to performance. In spite of work by Peter Holland, Martin White, and Christie Carson and Farah Karim-Cooper, and performance organizations such as Poculi Ludique, there remains a distinct separation between literary studies of early modern drama that pays lip service to "performance" and actors and theater studies practitioners who dismiss the "obstacle" of scholarly glossarial notes and work with a very different set of theoretical parameters from literary scholars.
International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science and Electronics Engineering (IJARCSEE) invites you to submit your research paper for publishing in Volume 1, Issue 3 (May 2012)
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The Velvet Light Trap
Call for Papers: Issue 72
Useful Media: Industrial, Educational, Institutional
Submission deadline: September 15, 2012
This issue of the Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, dedicated to space, invites articles that investigate the way that spaces are defined, used, experienced, occupied, altered, constructed, or destroyed. These spaces can be physical, virtual or imaginary in nature.
In the last ten years bullies have gained serious attention as cyber-bullies have inflicted emotional damage so serious that some victims have resorted to suicide to escape their tormenters. Mid- to late-twentieth-century popular depictions of bullies paint them in a different light, mythologizing these figures as threatening in appearance, but ultimately harmless. These images show bullies' power as rooted in language—their toughness is constructed in tough talk. Confronting bullies is portrayed as a rite-of-passage from childhood to adulthood: once bullies' victims openly expose their tormentors' cowardice, they render them impotent.
Much like Italian premier Mario Monti did at the beginning of December, politicians are increasingly calling on citizens to make sacrifices for the future of their countries. Such public invocations of sacrifice place politicians and their constituents in a state of tension at least partly because of the difficult and often contradictory connotations of sacrifice. Sacrifice, a concept of religious provenance deeply embedded in European culture, can mean to offer for destruction and to make amends, to hurt and to heal, make whole, or sacred. Such oppositions at the heart of sacrifice make it a dangerous and much-fraught concept, as well as a fruitful and powerful one in numerous spheres of culture.
CFP: Hitchcock's Children, edited collection
Keynote Speaker: Lee Edelman (Tufts)
Roundtable Speakers: Judith Roof (Rice), Joseph Campana (Rice), Colleen Lamos (Rice), Timothy Morton (Rice), Renee Hoogland (Wayne State)
Rice University English Symposium
Sept. 14-15, 2012
After Queer, After Humanism
1st Global Conference
Tuesday 13th November – Thursday 15th November 2012
Call for Presentations:
The Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association at San Francisco State University is proud to announce its 14th annual Fall Conference: "Cinema in Crisis."
Crisis: a vitally important or decisive stage in the progress of anything; a turning-point; also, a state of affairs in which a decisive change for better or worse is imminent; now applied esp. to times of difficulty, insecurity, and suspense in politics or commerce [OED Online].
The University of Adelaide presents: 'Re-interpreting Blackstone's Commentaries: the Evolution and Influence of a Seminal Text in National and International Context' (A Symposium at the University of Adelaide, Thursday 6 December, 2012).
In the fall of 2011, activists claiming to represent the 99% occupied Zuccotti Park in New York City's financial district. The Occupy movement raised questions about the distribution of wealth in the United States and the world, the influence of money in politics, and the nature of public space in a capitalist society.