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The present conference seeks to think creatively about how traces of the nineteenth-century sonic imagination might be sought and in turn provide an opportunity to reassess the musical thought of that period. The organizing committee invites work that addresses the conference theme through art history, literature (criticism and creative writing), philosophy, and other disciplinary perspectives. More information provided below:
Department of Art History and Communication Studies
4th Annual Graduate Student Symposium
April 26th, 2013
"We must habituate ourselves to think that every visible is cut out of the tangible, every tactile being in some manner promised to visibility, and that there is encroachment, infringement, not only between the touched and the touching, but also between the tangible and the visible,"
- Merleau-Ponty, The Visible and the Invisible
The graduate students of McGill's Department of Art History and Communication Studies invite you to consider the implications of the tangible in a one-day interdisciplinary graduate student conference.
At the turn of the 20th century, Ezra Pound declared the need to "make it new." His call inspired numerous artists, creators, critics, and theorists to push the boundaries of their fields, to discover and invent original forms and technologies, to develop new modes of thinking about ourselves and our worlds—in short, to innovate. Nationally, this translated to the renovation of cities and borders and significant innovations in travel and technology. In the academy, scholars reconceptualized disciplines and established new canons, methodologies, and theoretical models. The drive to innovate to make things new is one of the 20th century's most noted legacies.
Victorian Review seeks proposals for articles for a special issue on "Victorians and Risk," to be published in Fall 2014 and guest edited by Dr. Daniel Martin.
We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the First Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Dallas, TX, on 1 and 2 June 2013. We are privileged to have Helen McCarthy as our keynote speaker.
Fandom for us includes all aspects of being a fan, ranging from being a passive audience member to producing one's own parafictive or interfictive creations. Neomedia includes both new media as it is customarily defined as well as new ways of using and conceptualizing traditional media.
We are pleased to announce a CFP for articles and reviews for our online peer-reviewed journal, The Phoenix Papers (ISSN 2325-2316). We welcome articles on fandom and media topics as well as reviews of anime, manga, books, movies, video games, TV series, web series, musical albums, performances, and other pop culture media products. We encourage scholars at all levels of achievement, whether affiliated with an institution or independent, to contribute to our journal. We accept submissions throughout the year with quarterly publication (January, April, July which also includes our conference proceedings, and October). Articles may be on any topic relevant to US or global fandom and/or media studies.
Sacred Sites, Secular Spaces: Scenes, Sounds, and Signs in Humanistic, Artistic, and Technological Culture
The English Graduate Student Association of the University of Minnesota-Duluth is accepting papers for our Spring 2013 publishing conference. This conference, titled "21st-Century Publishing: Industry, Media, and the Future of Print," will take place on Friday, April 12 on the Duluth campus of the University of Minnesota.
At this one-day event, students, faculty members, and industry professionals from Minnesota and the surrounding region will have the opportunity to attend panels and roundtables as well as participate in networking. We anticipate lively discussion on industry challenges and best practices, research in various aspects of publishing, and career and training opportunities for the next generation of publishing professionals.
MLA Chicago, January 9-12, 2014
Nathaniel Hawthorne Society: "Hawthorne in 1864"
In the last year of his life, Nathaniel Hawthorne faced a variety of challenges on the personal, professional, and national fronts: with a nation embroiled in an unthinkably bloody Civil War and with decreasing physical capacity, Hawthorne found himself unable to work and fretting about his legacy, his family, his finances, his health, and the state of his nation. To mark the 150th anniversary of Hawthorne's last year, the Nathaniel Hawthorne Society solicits proposals for a session that examines "Hawthorne in 1864." All interpretations of this topic are welcome.
The Wideman Society will be sponsoring panels at the American Literature Association conference in Boston. Deadline 15 January 2013. One panel will be devoted to sexuality in Wideman's work. Proposals on this or other topics should be sent to Keith.Byerman@indstate.edu.
At the Mercy of the Masses? – Popular Culture and Academia
University of Maryland, College Park
April 12-13, 2013
Keynote Speaker: George Yúdice, University of Miami
Popular culture makes up a large part of our society, from bestsellers, graphic novels and video games, to social media and wildly popular television series and movies. Critical scholars have viewed popular culture as an area of negotiation, in which meaning is both constructed and contested. This conference seeks to address these and other complexities in the study of popular culture.
Attention is increasingly regarded by cognitive scientists and evolutionary anthropologists as a faculty whose development in human animals is constitutive of what it means to be human. This conference invites papers on (1) the ways in which literary texts encode this faculty (tropologically, discoursively, narratologically, ideologically), and/or (2) the ways in which theories of reading have recognized or underestimated the arts and techniques of attention. We particularly invite contributions developing or dismissing the suggestion that literature offers privileged insight into the function of attention as a possibility condition for the imagination, for agency, and for community formation.
Attention is increasingly regarded by cognitive scientists and evolutionary anthropologists as a faculty whose development in human animals is constitutive of what it means to be human. This conference invites papers on:
(1) the ways in which literary texts encode this faculty (tropologically, discoursively, narratologically, ideologically), and/or
(2) the ways in which theories of reading have recognized or underestimated the arts and techniques of attention.
We particularly invite contributions developing or dismissing the suggestion that literature offers privileged insight into the function of attention as a possibility condition for the imagination, for agency, and for community formation.