Theodor Adorno famously contended that "Even in a legendary better future, art could not disavow remembrance of accumulated horror, otherwise it's form would be trivial." How then, is one to think a better future in (post)colonial societies, while attending to the horrors of violent and unjust pasts? This collection seeks to address this question.
International conference/ Call for papers
The Department of English Literature and Culture invites paper proposals for the international conference, "Concepts of Community in Contemporary British and Irish Literature and Culture", which will be held at the University of Mannheim, May 31st and June 1st, 2013.
Chairs of the following pre-approved panels and roundtables of the NeMLA Women's and Gender Studies Caucus seek proposals. For panel / roundtable descriptions, and submission information, please see: http://nemla.org/convention/2013/cfp_womensstudies.html Unless otherwise stated, proposals are due by September 30th
The Artemis Archetype in Fiction, Film, and Television
Between the Written and Oral: Medieval and Early Modern Women and Their
Communal Modernisms: Teaching Women's Literature in the 21st-Century
¡Plop revista de estudios pop of the Autonomous University of Barcelona invites researchers, teachers and students interested in Cultural Studies and Pop Studies to send their academic articles for its publication in the first issue of the journal in February 2013. This first number will be dedicated to:
• Identity and geography in Spanish and Latin American popular music
Suggested topics but not exclusive:
Hospitality & Society is an international multidisciplinary social sciences journal focusing on academic perspectives on hospitality and addresses all aspects of hospitality's connections with wider social and cultural processes and structures.
Aims and Scope
• To consider issues associated with hospitality leading to its advancement and understanding, including developing new approaches to the study of hospitality.
• To serve as a multidisciplinary forum encouraging interdisciplinarity with contributors coming from a wide variety of disciplinary bases
To be international in scope and inclusive in its coverage addressing hospitality from the macro to the micro level
Eighteenth-century culture in England, Western Europe, and America is clearly characterized by the intellectual climate of the Enlightenment even though, just as clearly, Enlightenment spread only gradually and unevenly throughout the regions and cultural strata of the West.
This panel will examine the significance and radical potential of queer self-representation.The personal continues to be political, and for queer constituencies whose representation by a dominant mainstream has been either absent, negative, or consistently rife with limiting stereotypes, self-representation becomes crucial. However, while queer self-representation may engage with such negative representation, it is not limited to this function.
Gender and Chaucer: New Readings
In Crip Theory, Robert McRuer argues that 'compulsory able-bodiedness' functions analogously to compulsory heterosexuality to determine expressions of identity and marginalize the non-compliant. This panel seeks papers that investigate the work the Canterbury Tales does in constituting and challenging fourteenth-century norms about gender and sexuality as inflected by other categories of identity including, but not limited to, age, religious status, and ability. Send abstracts of 250-300 words to Heide Estes, at email@example.com
Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Steven Connor (Cambridge) and Garrett Stewart (Iowa)
What is a modern soundscape?
CFP: CAPTIVITY NARRATIVES
Abstract/Proposals by 16 November 2012
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 34th Annual Conference Celebrating "Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context"
February 13-16, 2013
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM 87102
The Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association will hold its 34th Annual Conference in Albuquerque, NM on February 13-16, 2013. This year's overall theme is "Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context." Proposals are now being accepted for panels on Reality TV.
June 20-22, 2013, DePaul University, Chicago IL
The Journal of South Texas English Studies is now welcoming creative submissions for its Winter 2012 issue, themed "The Politics Of...." Submission deadline: December 1, 2012.
The Journal of South Texas English Studies is now welcoming submissions for its Winter 2012 issue, themed "The Politics Of...." Submission deadline: December 1, 2012.