Avant-garde and modernist artists often sought critical alternatives to modernity in folk cultural forms. In their attempts to reconcile "high" and "low" culture, these artists located their work within purportedly authentic traditions beyond the pale of cosmopolitan modernity, offering antidotes to the social, cultural, and economic problems of their present through recourse to cultural materials distant in space and time. At the same time, the emergence of an ethnographic turn within the social sciences offered to catalogue and archive materials from rapidly disappearing vernacular cultures.
"Principles of Uncertainty"
Keynote Speaker: Martin Hägglund
The students of the Department of Comparative Literature at the City University of New York Graduate Center present the first annual interdisciplinary conference on literary theory to be held Friday, May 4, 2012. This conference is being given as part of the CUNY Graduate Center's new Center for Critical Theory, which is dedicated to the study of literary and critical theory.
"Violence commands both literature and life, and violence is often crude and distorted."
– Ellen Glasgow
Violence is an ever-present phenomenon in literary texts. From Homer's graphic descriptions of infantry combat in the Iliad, to Wilfred Owen's haunting portrayal of the war-torn fields of Europe, to Edith Wharton's subtle critique of Old New York as a place of ruthless social warfare, representations of violence powerfully call our attention to questions of authority, agency and power.
Keynote Speaker: Marita Sturken, Professor and Chair, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University
Faculty Speaker: Erika Boeckeler, Assistant Professor of English, Northeastern University
March 31 - April 1, 2012
The editors of Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media seek conference and film festival reports from doctoral, postdoctoral and early career researchers for Issue 3 – Summer 2012. Potential contributors are invited to submit a conference or film festival report, along with a short bibliography and contact information to the editors by 7 February 2012. Reports should be 1,500 – 2,500 words in length and should be original, unpublished, in print or electronically, and not under consideration elsewhere.
Translation, Adaptation & Dramaturgy Working Group
International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR/FIRT)
Annual Meeting--Santiago, Chile, 22-28 July 2012
Textual and Non-Textual Adaptation in the Postdramatic Era
The English Departments of the Grant, Ammerman, and Eastern campuses at Suffolk County Community College on Long Island will be holding the Fifth Annual Creative Writing Festival on Saturday, April 28, 2012.
The Festival brings together students, poets, novelists, short story writers, dramatists, essayists, and creative writing professors for an engaging day of workshops, panel discussions, readings, and related events. To this end, the SCCC Creative Writing Festival Committee seeks proposals from interested writers, faculty, and graduate students of the following nature:
1st global Conference:
The Graphic Novel
Friday 7th September 2012 – Sunday 9th September 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
"Behind this mask there is more than just flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea… and ideas are bulletproof."
― Alan Moore, V for Vendetta
Comics and Education (Thursday 28 June 2012)
Comics and Multi-Modal Adaptation (Friday 29 June 2012)
After a successful two years at Manchester Metropolitan University, the next International Comics Conference (organised by Studies in Comics and the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics) is heading to the seaside! We now invite proposals for papers, posters and workshops on:
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in an International Journal of Computer Networks (IJCN) Volume 4, Issue 2.
The International Journal of Computer Networks (IJCN) is an archival, bimonthly journal committed to the timely publications of peer-reviewed and original papers that advance the state-of-the-art and practical applications of computer networks. It provides a publication vehicle for complete coverage of all topics of interest to network professionals and brings to its readers the latest and most important findings in computer networks.
CSC Journals anticipate and invite papers on any of the following topics:
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Beauty of Convention
Eight International Conference on English Language and Literary Studies
October 4-6, 2012
The 2012 volume will focus on "Shakespeare and Performance." We are interested in articles that consider any aspect of performance in historical or contemporary productions of Shakespeare and his contemporary playwrights. The following list is of possible topics, but should not be considered exhaustive:
"Women Writing the Prison: Incarceration, Citizenship, Belonging", SSAWW CFP (1/23/2012)
Seeking papers for a proposed panel at the Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) Triennial Conference at the Westin Tabor Center in Denver, CO, October 10-13, 2012 on the theme "Women Writing the Prison: Incarceration, Citizenship, Belonging"
For the June 2012 issue of Modern Horizons we invite essays that explore the various philosophical, literary, artistic, and political expressions of place and particularity which have led to and are part of our time.
Place and particularity may be emphasised practically or addressed theoretically; in both cases, the importance of our own time, space, and experiences, and how these relate to what is different or other, is evident. Whether considering buying and growing food locally, participating in community activism, or working to sustain the diminishing realities of neighbourhoods, the urge to encourage and realise place and particularity is prevalent in our societies.
In/coherence: expression, translation, violence
Cultural Social and Political Thought Workshop
University of Victoria: April 21-22, 2012
The Cultural, Social, and Political Thought program at the University of Victoria is pleased to announce a call for papers and projects for our annual graduate conference on April 21-22, 2012. The title of this year's conference is in/coherence: expression, translation, violence. Thematic workshops will feature keynote speakers and student submissions (papers, performances, art pieces). This interdisciplinary conference seeks to engage in/coherence in social, cultural and political discourses, especially with respect to contemporary events.