In Precarious Life, Judith Butler writes that "[t]he body implies mortality, vulnerability, agency; the skin and the flesh expose us to the gaze of others, but also to touch, and to violence, and bodies put us at risk of becoming the agency and instrument of all these as well" (26). While Butler's analysis of the body and its potentialities emerges from considerations of life and its uncertain value, recent scholarship on the body reveals that it is a politically charged space where seemingly fixed concepts of identity, ethics, and ability destabilize from normative discourses.
Call for Submissions: Modernism and Aesthetics
Emerging Modernisms: A Digital Modernisms Collective seeks contributions to an online journal relating to the broad topics of Modernism and Aesthetics. The purpose of Emerging Modernisms is to create a space for critical conversation, rigorous reading and collaborative discussion for emerging and established scholars of literary Modernism by taking innovative approaches to canonical Modernist texts and engaging with current debates in the field.
The annual Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Studies Graduate Conference, hosted by the Cambridge Faculty of English, will take place over the weekend of the 13th-14th April 2013. The conference will consist of six panels, chaired by Cambridge faculty members, during which graduate students will deliver papers of roughly twenty minutes in length.
I am inviting 300-word abstracts for a panel titled "The Campus Novel as Equipment for Living." The panel will be a organized within the framework of an international conference on Rhetoric as Equipment for Living. Kenneth Burke, Culture and Education, scheduled to take place May 22-25, 2013 in Ghent, Belgium.
Deadline: January 14th, 2013. Please email your abstract to email@example.com .
CfP: Critical Pedagogies: Equality and Diversity in a Changing Institution
Interdisciplinary Symposium at the University of Edinburgh, 6th September 2013
Keynote speaker: Professor Heidi Safia Mirza (University of London)
From Elsie's plunge off a cliff in _Birth of a Nation_, to _The Catcher in the Rye_'s dream of shielding children from the danger of falling over "some crazy cliff," to the recent rhetoric of the "fiscal cliff" -- papers that analyze the use and manipulation of the prime image of crisis -- the cliff -- in American culture. 250-300 word abstracts + full contact information by January 20, noon.
CSA Panel, CFP: Communication and Art
Cultural Studies Annual Meeting, "Beyond Disciplinarity: Interventions in Cultural Studies and the Arts"
May 23-26, 2013, Chicago, IL
Abstract deadline: Jan. 25 to Lbeutin@asc.upenn.edu
Beyond the familiar metrics of 'blood and treasure,' what does war cost? Contemporary American militarism is dominated by a fiduciary logic. The government establishes monetary values for lost limbs, injured brains, and disturbed psyches in assessing veterans' disability clams. In popular discourse and cultural production, veterans' sacrifices are figured as debts that every citizen owes. This sense of beholdenness may alternately inspire or inhibit anti-war protest or dissent. The notion of indebtedness generates particular forms of patriotism, and inflects practices of memorialization and remembrance.
Papers addressing the pioneering HBO show, attendant discussions and controversies, and/or related media exploring twenty-first century feminisms. 250-word abstract and short bio by 8 March 2013; Tahneer Oksman (firstname.lastname@example.org).
What contemporary uses can we make of Dada methods, techniques, innovations, and ideas? Should Dada inform our politics? Can it help to break us out of the postmodern ever-same, or is it the already-been-done, as Peter Bürger's Theory of the Avant-Garde might suggest? Where is the Dada apparatus today?
Forthcoming multi-contributor volume on Plant Studies seeking contributions!
The Sixth Annual Comparative Literature Graduate Conference Binghamton University (SUNY) Literature, Politics, and Aesthetics: The Production of Knowledge and the Future of the University March 8th-9th, 2013
Keynote: Dr. Alberto Moreiras
Social Media in Academia: Research and Teaching provides relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest research on social media the challenges in the educational context. Our conference is essential for professionals aiming to improve their understanding of social media at different levels of education as well as researchers in the fields of e-learning, educational science and information and communication sciences and much more.
Special round-table: Personal Learning Environments
Personal Learning Environments (PLE) are systems that help learners take control of and manage their own learning.
This includes providing support for learners to: set their own learning goals
Invitation to publish in ACTA IASSYENSIA COMPARATIONIS 12 (2/2012):
QUESTS – CONQUESTS / QUÊTES - CONQUÊTES
The deadline for the submission of articles and book reviews is March 4, 2013.
The final decision of the AIC Editorial Board will be passed on before July 15, 2013.
The e-publication of the AIC 12-th issue is planned for August 2013.
FEMINIST SYMPOSIUM: Boundaries, Bodies, and Dissidence: Negotiating New Spaces of Feminist Knowledge on March 29, 2013
Florida Atlantic University's Women's Studies Graduate Student Association in collaboration with the Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies proudly presents FAU's 15th Annual Women's Studies Graduate Student Association Symposium.
We welcome scholarly work by graduate students from all disciplines. We hope to encourage lively debate about issues of common interest and encourage further work in the fields of gender and women's studies issues.
This symposium is an opportunity for graduate students to present their ongoing work, thesis proposals or research papers.