Vandana Shiva writes,"Whenever we engage in consumption or production patterns which take more than we need, we are engaging in violence" (Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace). In keeping with the ASA's 2013 theme, "Beyond the Logic of Debt: Toward an Ethics of Collective Dissent," this panel invites discussion of post-1900 protest works (of any genre) which seek to address the cost of the U.S.'s environmental "over/consumption." Papers in this panel might address representations of environmental degradation as a collective vs. individual debt, they might query the idea of an "ethical" recourse to such degradation, or they might explore artistic representations of dissent.
30th Annual New England Medieval Studies Consortium Graduate Student Conference
Saturday, March 16, 2013
University of Connecticut
Abstracts from graduate students are now being accepted for the 30th annual New England Medieval Studies Consortium Graduate Student Conference, to be held at the University of Connecticut on Saturday, March 16, 2013. This year's theme will be "Collaborations."
Call for Papers and Posters:
"Digital Humanities: Literary Studies and Information Science"
British Modernities Group, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
March 8-9, 2013
Harriett Green, Literature and Languages Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Robin Valenza, Department of English, University of Wisconsin-Madison
'Navigating Networks: Women, Travel, and Female Communities'
An Interdisciplinary Conference Hosted by the Travel Cultures Seminar Series
University of Oxford
~4 October 2013~
This conference offers a serious opportunity to bring together academics, enthusiasts, creative practitioners and popular writers in a shared discussion about the cultural legacy of Sherlock Holmes. The Strand Magazine and the Sherlock Holmes stories contribute one of the most enduring paradigms for the production and consumption of popular culture in the twentieth- and the twenty-first centuries. The stories precipitated a burgeoning fan culture including various kinds of participation, wiki and crowd-sourcing, fan-fiction, virtual realities and role-play gaming. All of these had existed before but they were solidified, magnified and united by Sherlockians and Holmesians in entirely new ways and on scales never seen before.
CALL FOR E-CONTENT WRITERS:
Scholars of American Literature and Twentieth-Century English Literature are invited to contribute e-content for E-Pathshala, a major project of the University Grants Commission, India. The idea is to develop material for an online portal that caters to the needs of English Literature students at the PG level.
'Attentive Writers': Healthcare, Authorship, and Authority
Medical Humanities Research Centre, University of Glasgow, 23-25 August 2013
Call for Papers – NECS Urban Studies Work Group, Prague 2013.
The NECS (European Network of Cinema and Media Studies) Urban Studies Work Group is looking to organise pre-constituted panel(s) for the 2013 conference (Prague, June 20-22) on any urban-themed topic in film/media studies that intersects with the conference theme (media politics/political media). See http://www.necs.org/ for the general CFP and suggested topic headings (political aesthetics, political theory, political economy, political history, politics of engagements), any of which might be combined productively with urban/spatial perspectives.
May 9-10, 2012
Yaşar University, İzmir
Hilde Heynen – Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
As the cost of health care increases in the U.S., individuals and entire communities are faced with how to deal with the often crushing debt that comes with lack of access to quality preventive care, the inability to access affordable health insurance to cover care, and environmental conditions that contribute to a litany of chronic physical and mental health ailments. Lower-income minority communities are at greatest risk of bearing a disproportionate level of the disease burden in this country as well as the ensuing debt associated with caring for these illnesses. Some would argue that this debt negatively influences the ways in which our society assigns meaning and value to the lives of these individuals and communities.
Textos Híbridos, la revista electrónica dedicada al estudio de la crónica latinoamericana desde la Conquista hasta el presente invita a la presentación de estudios críticos sobre la crónica para la edición de julio, 2013. Textos Híbridos tiene como objetivo dar visibilidad a la crónica como un género distinto e importante que merece su propio espacio académico con el fin de promover el diálogo sobre una forma literaria que ha sido continuamente marginalizada. La revista convoca estudios sobre la crónica desde diferentes disciplinas o aproximaciones críticas e invita a considerar este género literario más allá de sus fronteras tradicionales, incluyendo cualquier tema o formato.
Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) is one of the most popular courses in India. One of the best aspects of PGDM, apart from being synonymous with MBA, is that it can be pursued either for part time or full time. Today, there is a host of colleges offering PGDM, how can you decide which is the best?
Please submit abstracts to UNH's English Graduate Organization's Biennial Conference: "The Art of Reading: Theory, Practice, Pedagogy"
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Thomas Newkirk, Professor of English, University of New Hampshire
In "The Art of Fiction," Toni Morrison differentiates between reading as a skill and reading as an art. The skill, Morrison writes, enables readers to "negotiate life with some measure of control." The art is a "different beast all together."
The Third Annual Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom, from April 25-28 2013, at the Ramada Osaka, Osaka, Japan.
CONFERENCE THEME: "The Impact of Innovation: Technology and You"