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.
Neoliberal policies have restructured the university, disciplinary knowledge, and the disciplines themselves. With the formation of the 'for-profit' university, profit-bearing disciplines are valorized, student loans increase drastically, and humanities departments are pressured to redefine themselves in the face of intrusive economic demands. But where does this leave the humanities? What is the status of knowledge production given economic deregulation and privatization shaping the present and future of the university?
The PhD in Humanities and the Association of Humanities Academics at the University of Louisville announce the 4th annual University of Louisville Graduate Conference in Humanities on Friday, March 22, 2013. The theme for this year's conference is "Global Humanities."
Keynote speakers are Qwo-Li Driskill, co-editor of Queer Indigenous Studies; Critical Interventions in Theory, Politics and Literature (2011) and Peter Van Buren, a former employee of the U.S. Foreign Service and author of We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People (2011).
CALL FOR PAPERS AND PARTICIPANTS
On Our Own Grounds: the Legacy of William Apess, a Pequot
December 6, 2012
Robert Warrior (Osage), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Jean O'Brien (Anishinaabe), University of Minnesota
Ramona Peters, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
with Special Address by Barry O'Connell, Amherst College
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference
Washington, DC – March 27-30, 2013
The Appalachian Studies Area of the PCA/ACA National Conference seeks to further understanding of this unique and interesting location within the United States and welcomes presentations covering a broad area of study.
Possible subject areas include but are not limited to the following:
Film, Television and other Media
Native American Cultures
Call for Papers
York University's Critical Disability Studies Graduate Student Program launched an academic journal in November 2009. Critical Disability Discourse is a bilingual, interdisciplinary journal, publishing articles that focus on experiences of disability from a critical perspective. The journal considers articles from graduate scholars in a variety of academic fields, but undergraduate students, activists, and community members/organizers are also invited to contribute. Critical Disability Discourse's goals are to provide emerging scholars an opportunity to contribute to the expanding field of critical disability studies and to gain exposure for their work in the public sphere.
Submission deadline is February 1, 2013.
Conference dates: March 1-2, 2013
Abstracts due: December 15, 2012
The VSAO executive invites proposals for 20-minute papers to be presented at the Association's 46th annual conference on 27 April 2013. The conference theme will be "Victorian Play(s): Excess and Expression." The venue will be Glendon College, York University, Toronto.
The monographic section will bring together a body of texts characterised by their critical capacity and their ability to bring new perspectives to the field of Basque Literary and Cultural Studies. Possible lines of investigation, though not an exhaustive list, may include:
a) Basque academia and the relationship between knowledge and power
b) Investigation of scientific discourse and its performative ability: epistemic and symbolic violence
c) Analysis of the Basque literary system and criticism thereof
d) Theoretical and methodological proposals for strategic reading
e) Analysis of literary texts and other texts as areas of ideological resistance/reproduction.
REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT HAS NOW OPENED.
To register for the conference please go here:
A draft programme (subject to change) for the conference can be found here:
We look forward to welcoming you to the conference in November.
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Call for Papers and Panels
37th Annual PAC Conference
21 - 23 March 2013
University of North Carolina at Asheville
We welcome papers and panels on any topic of interest to literature and language scholars. Past sessions have focused on English, American, world and multiethnic literatures, as well as on linguistics, composition, and pedagogy.
Email proposals along with a brief abstract and CV by 30 November 2012:
American / British Topics:
Dr. Gary Ettari (email@example.com)
Associate Professor of Literature and Language
University of North Carolina at Asheville
Foreign / Comparative / Linguistics / Pedagogy Topics:
6th Global Conference
Saturday 6th July – Monday 8th July 2013
Mansfield College, Oxford
"SUBMIT TO THE SUMMIT"
An Invitation to an International Performing Arts Summit
In Collaboration With
ACADIA UNIVERSITY & DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY & HUMBER COLLEGE
June 15 to 18, 2013
Humber College Lakeshore Campus
This International SUMMIT will explore DIRECTING as a uniquely interdisciplinary art form. We invite proposals from artists and researchers for papers, practical presentations and conversations. Our focus is on DIRECTING across the disciplines, from theatre to film/TV to dance to musical drama to new media. Topics include, but are not limited to:
Because of their natural ability to imitate and improvise upon the songs and sounds of others, starlings exemplify the powers, the problems, and pleasures of mimesis. The mimicry of starlings, like that of parrots, raises many questions about the techniques of art, artifice, and paralinguistic performance within a comparative literary and cultural perspective. How do starling tropes orient classical texts from Dante to Shakespeare, Sterne to Austen, Mozart to Messiaen? How does the mimicry of the European starling compare to that of the parrot? How does it reorient colonial and postcolonial locations of culture, mimicry, and the (post)human? How do starlings and parrots, caged or uncaged, track the global positioning of cultures and languages?
The Visual Culture Area seeks research in all aspects of visual culture concerning the American experience, past and present. Visual Culture studies recognizes the predominance of visual forms of media, communication, and information in the postmodern world, including popular and "low" cultural forms, media and communications, and the "high" cultural forms or fine art, design, and architecture.