Many scholars argue that the translation of texts operates within an international cultural system in which certain languages, deemed "central," enjoy a cultural and economic monopoly. While the cultural centers formed around these languages tend to dictate the movement of texts to and from so-called "peripheral" languages, such monopolies do undergo transformations. Indeed, once-peripheral languages can find themselves at the center of the international cultural system as historical circumstances shift and change.
University of Utah Humanities Symposium on Space and Place
University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah
Keynote Speaker: Julia Reinhard Lupton
Submission Deadline: December 1st, 2012
Conference Dates: Thursday, February 28th and Friday, March 1st, 2013
Sponsored by the Department of English, College of Humanities, and Tanner Humanities Center
Student investigator: Diana Stout
Dissertation Chair investigator: Dr. Jonathan Bush
TEACHING STUDENTS ABOUT PLAGIARISM: WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE AND HOW IT IS MEASURED
Invitation for Participation in Online Survey
November 11, 2012
Dear Composition Instructor:
You are invited to participate in a research project titled "Teaching Students About Plagiarism: What It Looks Like and How It Is Measured," which serves as Diana Stout's dissertation project.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Unbecoming: An Anthology of Posthuman Poetry
In the twenty-first century poetry interfaces with animal-machine. The "human" is not a given concept, but rather is one that is made in an ongoing technological and anthropological process. We hope to publish an anthology of poetry that participates in technological, biological, representational, sexual, political and theoretical post-humanisms. We're looking for poetry that engages with or is written by animals, beasts, monsters, creatures, aliens, cyborgs, etc. How do bodies that are misunderstood, misfitting, ugly, failures, etc., challenge western, enlightenment figurations of the "self" and "human"? What are the poetics of rhetorical bodies that exceed definition?
34th Annual Conference February 13-16, 2013
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
Updated Submission Deadline: 12/02/12
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Individual papers and panels are now being accepted on topics related to European popular culture and literature for the 34th annual Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association to be held in Albuquerque, NM. Papers and panels that connect to the conference theme of "Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context" are particularly welcome.
The University of Texas at Arlington is proud to announce the Spring 2013 North Texas Graduate English Conference on Saturday, April 13, 2012. Fully expanded details may be found at our UTA English Graduate Student Association Facebook group.
Theme: "Reflections: Images and Everymen."
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Deborah Armintor, Associate Professor of English at the University of North Texas and author of the book The Little Everyman: Stature and Masculinity in Eighteenth-Century English Literature (University of Washington Press, 2011).
Call for Papers
The Pre-Modern Institute (formerly the Medieval and Modern Institute) at the University of Alberta, in collaboration with Athabasca University and PreMiss (the Pre-Modern Institute Student Society), is soliciting proposals for participation in a virtual (fully on-line) symposium on "Catastrophe, Calamity and Chaos in the Pre-Modern World." The symposium time-slot (8:30 – 10:30 AM PST) permits active participation from across a large number of time zones, and is specifically designed to enable conversations among specialists who otherwise would not encounter one another. Participants will discuss previously-circulated presentations, available in advance through a symposium website.
Extended deadline: December 2 (Was November 16)
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
February 13-16, 2013
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Proposal submission deadline: December 2, 2012
Conference hotel: Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
330 Tijeras Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: +1 505 842 1234
Computer Culture: Call for Papers
An edited volume, Modernism and War, seeks to explore the conjunction between literary modernism and war: wartime identity, nationalism, anxiety, tradition, nostalgia, beauty, renewal. Essays might consider the appropriation of nationalist identity made popular by W.B. Yeats, the scathing cries for social justice penned by Pound in his Cantos, or, on a personal level, the destabilization of identity found in Eliot's Prufrock. In terms of identity, scholars might explore David Jones' prose poem In Parenthesis as an application of Modernist poetics to the unification of wartime identity with what comes after (nationally or locally).
'In the Jungle of Cities': mobs, murders, crowds, riots and crises in the Modern City
An academic conference to be held at Chetham's Library, Manchester, on 30th May 2013
Confirmed Speakers: Dr Katja Diefenbach, Dr David Alderson
Proposals are invited for papers on the relationship between the modern city and violence. The relationship has been an essential one for literature, film, television and other cultural production. Proposals are encouraged from across the whole range of disciplines dealing with representations of violence and the city. Suggested topics include but are not limited to:
Location: Brown University, Providence, RI
Date: Thursday, April 11, 2013
Call for Proposals
Jose Muñoz, Professor of Performance Studies, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU.
In his 1995 conference address, "Queer Theory: Unstating Desire," Lee Edelman proposed that "To inquire into the state of queer studies--as if it had a state and all of us happened to live in that state together--is to presuppose a fantasy...that the very fact of a conference like this should serve, instead, to disrupt."
This Brown Graduate Student Symposium, "The Non-State of Queer Theory," seeks to keep in tension both the generative and nonproductive aspects of imagining a "non-state" of queer theory.
From the 1920s to the early 1930s, Latin American literary and aesthetic avant-gardes developed new images of geopolitical identity that led, among other things, to a remapping of the region's cultural relations with Europe and the U.S. Althoug recent scholarship on the avant-gardes has produced an extensive critique of traditional, eurocentric views, most of the time it has failed to fully incorporate Latin America to its supposedly "global" view. Still today, transcultural and transhemispheric studies are relatively rare, and approaches on (not to mention from) the region are relatively few, even in projects that aim to be comprehensive.
University of North Carolina Wilmington Graduate English Association
Call for Papers: "What Lies Beneath: Subtle Ideology and Underlying Arguments" Date: February 16, 2013 from 10 AM – 6 PM
Location: University of North Carolina Wilmington, Morton Hall
Submission Deadline: January 11, 2013
Call for Research Presentations, Workshops and Artworks.
Intersections/Cross-Sections 2013: Politics of Play, Symposium & Exhibition.
A Message from the Communication and Culture Graduate Students Association.
The York and Ryerson University Joint Graduate Program in Communication and Culture is excited to announce an open call to graduate students to submit research presentations, workshops and artworks for Intersections/Cross-Sections 2013: Politics of Play.
DEADLINE EXTENDED to DECEMBER 2!
The Food and Culture Area of the Southwest/ Texas Popular and American Culture Association invites papers and organized panels for their 34th Annual Conference that will be held February 13-16 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center in Albuquerque, NM. The Conference theme this year is: Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context.
Scholars from all disciplines are invited to address the intersection of culture and culinary production/consumption.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to: