Some seek the pleasure cruise. Others prefer roughing it. The pleasures of comfort or the joys of discomfort can shape travel writing, lending it elements of conflict, suspense, or humor. Such moments are frequently sites of exposure and insight as well, disclosing a traveller's presuppositions, expectations, and ideological frameworks. The SATW invites proposals for papers that analyze moments of (dis)comfort in American travel writing. Possible questions include: In what ways does (dis)comfort serve as a measure by which a place is judged? How does (dis)comfort reveal a travel writer's expectations and prejudices? How does (dis)comfort reveal travel infrastructures and the political realities that create and sustain them?
CLASH ZONES: IDENTITIES IN (R)EVOLUTION
an interdisciplinary graduate student conference
sponsored by the Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies
Location: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA
Date: April 5-6, 2013
Proposal Deadline: December 30, 2012
The graduate students from nine universities of the Boston-area Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies present a biannual interdisciplinary conference entitled "Clash Zones: Identities in (R)evolution," to be held at MIT on April 5-6, 2013.
Book reviewers needed for a specific list of books. Please send an email with your academic interests and we'll try to find a matching book. This posting is open-ended, with a revolving deadline. Also includes works in French and other languages.
An Education in Facebook?
Higher Education and the World's Largest Social Network
Editors: Dr Mike Kent, Dr Tama Leaver and Dr Clare Lloyd, Internet Studies, Curtin University
Abstract Submission Deadline 18 January 2013
Full Chapters Due 31 May 2013
Medieval Studies Student Colloquium
Call for Papers
The graduate students of Cornell's Medieval Studies Program are pleased to announce their twenty-second annual Student Colloquium. It will take place Saturday February 23rd at the A.D. White House. We look forward to Professor Amy Remensnyder of Brown University's key-note lecture on her current research regarding the uses of images of the virgin in the creation of identity in late medieval Spain.
34th Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference
February 13 – 16, 2013
Get those papers in – time is getting short!
Proposal submission deadline: November 16, 2012
Submit proposals to: http://conference2013.swtxpca.org
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
300 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Further conference details are available at http://www.swtxpca.org
In keeping with HERA's mission of promoting the study of the humanities across a wide range of disciplines and interdisciplines, we invite presentations for the 2013 conference.
The Poetics of Multilingualism – La Poétique du plurilinguisme
International Colloquium, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary 4-5-6 April 2013.
The goal of the conference is to focus on poetical, metrical, and linguistic principles in bilingual and multilingual texts. It aims to present the interactions of different literary traditions with their specific constraints, as well as the way multilingual texts obey or oppose established compositional rules and principles.
It is with pleasure that we invite you to participate in the 6th Congress of Polish Canadianists, which will take place between 5th and 7th of April 2013 in Poznań, Poland. Congress presentations will focus on the often disturbed or destabilized relations among linguistic, literary and cultural communities of Canada in the context of the political and legal framework within which they exist. We hope to draw scholars from a variety of disciplines within the Canadian Studies and beyond who want to reflect on the emergence of multidisciplinary links among the political, the social and the cultural within Canada.
Conference Date: February 1-2 2013
Abstracts due: December 9, 2012
This panel will explore cinematic melodrama in relation to literature, visual arts, opera, politics, morality, or religion. Papers that analyze specific use of posture, gesture, and spatial and musical categories are encouraged. All theoretical approaches are welcome. Please send a 250-300 word abstract and brief biographical note by November 15, 2012 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organizer: Maria Alexandra Catrickes, Yale University, email@example.com
Performing Arts Management Today
December 17 - 21, 2013
at Retzhof Castle Educational Institute
in Leitring bei Leibnitz, Austria!
"Performing Arts Management Today" is the professional conference open to arts managers, arts administrators, arts management educators and consultants, arts entrepreneurs, fundraisers, producers, arts agents and talent managers working in various artistic disciplines from all over the world interested in the research of topical questions and processes in contemporary performing arts administration and training.
Representing social classes in films on television and in cinema in English-speaking countries
University of Rennes 2, France - 10-11 October 2013
An international conference organised by Rennes 2 University (Research unit ACE - EA 1796, 3L.AM - EA n°4335 and HCTI)
Thursday 10th and Friday 11th October 2013.
Catalogued at the National Library in Ottawa, Canada, the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north is now in its fifth year of publication. Publishing top quality academic articles, poetry, fiction, reviews, and art, the quint welcomes a diversity of disciplines and methodologies from the humanities and social sciences. The quint's seventeenth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 15th November 2012—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time. Links to the quint are accessible at www.ucn.ca.