For the 2013 (dis)junctions Media Festival, we seek to stage a critical, interventional "encounter of visuality" that has the potential to challenge and disrupt what Dr. Nicholas Mirzoeff—this year's (dis)junctions keynote speaker—terms the "hegemonic complexes of visuality," specifically through the visual rhetoric and force of community-based "counter-complex" visual media and performance projects. These are projects of performance and media production work whose staging around community building, mentorship, and interventional, transformational pedagogical practices disrupts institutional, hegemonic visual strategies and rhetorics.
This year's (dis)junctions conference at UCR invites papers that contribute to conversations around notions of "encountering," with particular focus given to the operation of texts, understood as representational media objects, within "scenes of encounter."
Encounter: transitive verb
1 a: to meet as an adversary b: to engage in conflict with
2: to come upon face-to-face
3: to come upon or experience especially unexpectedly
Borders and Crossings/Seuils et Traverses: An International and Multidisciplinary Conference on Travel Writing
22-24 July 2013
Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, UK
Prof. Justin Edwards (University of Surrey)
Dr. Carl Thompson (Nottingham Trent University)
Prof. Margaret Topping (Queen's University Belfast)
The Journal of Victorian Culture is pleased to announce the 2013 JVC Graduate Student Essay Prize Competition. The aim of the JVC Essay Prize is to promote scholarship among postgraduate research students working on the Victorian period in any discipline in the UK and abroad. Past winners include Louise Lee, Tiffany Watt-Smith, and Bob Nicholson whose essays appear in issues 13.1 (2008), 15.1 (2010) and 17.3 (2012).
[UPDATE] Composition Exercise Book Under Contract with McFarland [formerly "The Write Book"]
full name / name of organization:
NOTE: We have extended the deadline for submissions to May 1, 2013.
As this project is now under contract with McFarland & Co, this is an update of an earlier CFP and is the FINAL call for additional exercises. The manuscript will go to publisher on August 1st.
Composition Exercise Book
FORM: Composition exercise book (not a reader!). We are putting together a collection of exercises to be used as an aid to instructors in the composition classroom.
How do writers represent the work of being women—where "work" is defined broadly to encompass not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and domesticity? How do writers address social assumptions about who should be performing work, and for what purpose? Proposals of 250-500 words should be submitted via PAMLA's online system (visit www.pamla.org) by March 31, 2013.
I'm writing to update you on the upcoming Modernist Studies Association conference, MSA 15: "Everydayness and the Event," which is scheduled to take place between 29 August and 1 September 2013 at the University of Sussex, Brighton. Sussex is co-hosting with Queen Mary, University of London.
You can see our newly revamped website here: http://msa.press.jhu.edu/conferences/msa15/
This session welcomes proposals on any aspect of Nineteenth-Century American literature, but especially those focused on the intersections between journalism and literature.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
--journalists or editors as characters
--the influence of journalism on American fiction
The Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association conference will be held on Oct. 10-12, 2013, in Vancouver, Washington.
Please send 250-300 word abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 8.
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics [(www.coldnoon.com)_ISSN: 2278-9650] invites writers and researchers to submit their works in original poetry, creative non-fiction, art/book/film reviews or research papers on "travel" for publication in Coldnoon: Travel Poetics, Mar '13, Issue VI (online). The works published in the forthcoming issue will be republished in Coldnoon: Travel Poetics, Summer 2013 (print_ISSN – 2278-9642), along with the previous online issue, Nov '12, Issue V, in April-May, 2013. The last date of sending submissions is 17th February, 2013.
"Margin" is clearly not a stable term when talking about Australia, and gives rise to questions such as who is on the margin of whom or what? Is the margin mainly territorial or conceptual? Are those on the margin there by choice or not? How has the definition of the margin changed over the years and how is it likely to change again in the future?
Euroacademia cordially invites you to
The Euroacademia International Conference
'Identities and Identifications: Politicized Uses of Collective Identities' to be held in Zagreb, Croatia
18 – 20 April 2013
CALL FOR PAPERS
Deadline for Paper Proposals: 1st of March 2013
Euroacademia cordially invites you to
The Third Global Conference
'Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeaness Exposed to Plural Observers' to be held in Prague, Czech Republic
Grand Majestic Plaza
THE DATES: 15 – 16 of March 2013
DEADLINE FOR PAPER PROPOSALS: 25 January 2013
Description and aims
The Public Heritage Institute (PHI) at Regis College invites proposals for papers and panels that address the topic of "Women, Religion, and Empowerment." The conference will be held on the campus of Regis College in Weston, MA on April 12 and 13, 2013.
The San Joaquin Valley Journal is seeking articles for its fourth issue. SJVJ is an online, peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by the Department of English at California State University, Stanislaus. The annual journal offers a forum for the discussion of literature, critical theory, rhetoric and composition, pedagogy, and issues relevant to teaching in academe. SJVJ is particularly interested in scholarly essays that engage issues and ideas in connection with the literature and culture of the San Joaquin Valley. In view of its regional emphasis, SJVJ also welcomes profiles on San Joaquin Valley writers, creative nonfiction, book reviews, faculty interviews, and commentaries related to the southern portion of California's Central Valley.