This is a panel call for the 20th Annual (dis)junctions Graduate Conference in the Humanities at the University of California, Riverside. This year's general theme "encountering with(in) texts," examines the impact of situatedness, unexpectedness, and/or unpreparedness on "face to text" encounters with media objects, embodied encounters negotiated through or overdetermined by texts, and representations of "encountering" within texts. Please visit www.disjunctions2013.org for more information on this year's theme, our other subject- and discipline-specific panel calls, and Keynote Speaker Dr. Nicholas Mirzeoff.
This year's (dis)junctions conference invites papers for a panel exploring the concept of "encountering" through the perspective of animal or animality studies. Since Derrida's theorization of the transformative possibilities inherent in an exchange of gazes with an animal other, animal studies has drawn attention to the ways that unanticipated and reciprocal encounters with other species shape our understanding of species difference and interspecies communication.
I am inviting proposals to contribute to a collection of essays on the subject of dreams in British literature. I have collected essays covering the Renaissance period as well as one essay on dreams in 19th-century British literature. To round out this collection, I would like to have a few more essays that discuss the Romantic and Victorian periods. Please submit abstracts of 500 words by March 1. If selected for this collection, your full essay (6000-7000 words) will be requested by the end of 2013. Please use Chicago style.
Considering this year's (dis)junctions theme, Encounters With(in) Texts, this panel invites papers from various disciplines to include, Sociology, English, Ethnic Studies, Rhetoric, and Political Science that deal with African Diaspora and African American Studies. The genres of African American Studies and African Diaspora Studies, presumed within their own general boundaries, typically offer a glimpse into the lives of its subjects as citizen –subjects within any one text's given social, economic, and political setting at specific historical moments.
20th/21st Century Poetics
Religious approaches to literature have been dominated by apologetics and by the confessional tendencies advocated by T.S. Eliot. An atheist, therefore, still sticks out like a sore thumb at the CCL (Conference on Christianity and Literature), and the majority of publications in journals such as Literature and Theology and Religion and Literature are cast in a traditionalist, pietistic mold. Critics who examine the heretical, blasphemous, or atheistic implications of literary texts--without using their analyses to advance a conformist religious agenda--tend to be relegated to the margins.
The 15th Annual Conference of the Marxist Reading Group
Keynote addresses by: Fredric Jameson, Kathi Weeks, Michael Denning, and Kevin Floyd
March 21-23, 2013 at the University of Florida
This one-day symposium hosted by the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary, University of London aims to bring together postgraduates and academics to explore how the issues of feminism, influence and inheritance animate or problematize their work and practice in the field of literary study. Through this conference we aim to begin a discussion about the challenges and anxieties, but also the significant rewards of engaging with our substantial feminist inheritance as scholars working in English Studies today. It will seek to consider how contemporary research relates to the rich, complex and extensive history of feminist research in the discipline and explore how new directions in literary study might be informed by the work of the past.
(dis)junctions 2013: Encounters With(in) Texts
20th Annual Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate Conference at the University of California, Riverside April 5-6 2013
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
This interdisciplinary graduate conference invites scholars to turn their attention to transformations, crises, and anxieties crashing at our (real and metaphorical) shores.
From the Ground Up: Reimagining Collective Dissent in the Transnational Age
The authors of Transnationalism From Below remind us of the cleft between the theories and practices within the transnational rubric to argue that "the power to resist hegemonic projects, exists latently at all levels of the global system. But to materialize, it must be socially organized, and cannot be taken for granted as inherently embedded in phantom discourses 'from below'." This panel will revisit the issue of collective dissent to explore how notions of solidarity and resistance have been altered, reconfigured, and reimagined in fluid global contexts.
The Early Medieval Interdisciplinary Conference Series (EMICS) is pleased to present 'Stasis in the Medieval World', to be held at University College London on 13th-14th April 2013. Continuing the discussion begun by the University of York's 'Transition in the Medieval World' conferences in 2012, this conference will seek to establish the extent to which aspects of medieval life and culture remained static during this period.
CALL FOR PAPERS
OCTOBER 24 – 27, 2013
THE UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO
Sponsored by the Canadian Association for American Studies
"Total Money Makeover"$: Culture and the Economization of Everything
Re/Inventions 2013: Hysteria
2nd Annual Graduate Student Conference
California State University, Long Beach
Tentative Date: Thursday, 11 April 2013
Abstracts Due: Friday, 1 February 2013