CFP for international conference on images, space, and acts of "seeing": The Nomadikon Centre, University of Bergen, Norway and The College of St. Rose, Albany, New York, USA invite paper proposals for the 6th Nomadikon Meeting: "Ecologies of Seeing or Seeing Whole: Images and Space, Images within Images." The Conference will be held Sept. 27-29, 2012 on The College St. Rose campus in Albany, New York. The conference theme reflects an overall interest in the process of seeing itself, with "seeing" suggesting but certainly not limited to physical sight, but inclusive of an embodied "seeing." The conference is interdisciplinary and invites papers on film, painting, photography, performance, music, material culture, and literature.
We welcome submissions for presentations and panels relating to theatre, dance, and performance in popular culture, including theatrical productions; dramatic text and playwriting; modes of performance; actors and acting; theatre and dance history; non-traditional performance; political theatre; and performance as seen in ritual and everyday life.
The Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association (MAPACA) is an inclusive professional organization dedicated to the study of popular and American culture in all their multidisciplinary manifestations. We welcome proposals for presentations and panel discussions from established academics and scholars, graduate students in the field, or independent scholars.
The various intersections of poetry, one of the oldest art forms, and film, one of the newest art forms, highlight the relevance of poetry in the modern world. Poetry has been considered in film in many ways: the use of poetry through biopics of poets (ancient to contemporary), studies of particular directors who make widespread use of poetry in their films (e.g., Woody Allen), specific poems/poets that feature frequently in films, a specific poem that drives a specific film (e.g. Splendor in the Grass), poetry films/poetic cinema etc. All treatments of this topic are welcome.
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Expressions of interest are invited from scholars across the humanities interested in philosophy, theatre and performance to contribute to an edited volume on:
Žižek and Performance
Jonathan Franzen: Identity and Crisis of the American Novel
University of Córdoba, Spain, 18-19 April 2013
The Department of Italian Studies at the University of Bologna (Italy) is now accepting submissions for its next issue (n. 6/2012) of Scritture migranti, an international journal dedicated to writing on migration.
Interested scholars should send a complete essay or an abstract of approx. 20 lines by June 20, 2012 to the editorial committee: email@example.com .
For some time now, philosophers, sociologists and neuroscientists have started to look once again at the world of emotions and passions to try and understand the mechanisms behind them. The development of this field of inquiry bears witness to a renewed fascination for human behaviour. Many disciplines seem to be characterised these days by this 'affective turn', which has led to fresh attention to the nature of artistic and literary expression, and for its capacity to illustrate the physical and ethical dimensions of feeling.
Renaissance Society of America 2013 (San Diego): In the 1980s, Ernesto Grassi, friend and student of Martin Heidegger, attempted to rescue Renaissance Humanism from Heidegger's condemnation, "every Humanism begins with a definition of the essence of man and so with an anthropological philosophy." Grassi, through a Heideggerian lens, reinterprets the work of humanist Italian poets to argue that while medieval thinking "proceeds from an ontology, a theory of beings…the specific Humanistic process of thought begins with the problem of words, above all the poetic idiom." The crucial difference is that while ontologies fix the meaning of language and thus the meaning of beings, humanist poetic thinking understands language as historical.
Seeking papers on any aspect of Jewish American and Holocaust Literature--including drama, film, visual-and-performance art--for the 17th Annual JAHLit Symposium at the landmark Betsy Hotel in South Beach, Florida. Send 250 word abstracts to Holli Levitsky at firstname.lastname@example.org by August 31, 2012. Completed registration form and $150 check for membership in the Society for the Study of Jewish American Literature should be sent to: Holli Levitsky, LMU Department of English, One LMU Drive, Suite 3800, Los Angeles CA 90045. If you have any questions call Holli Levistky at 310-338-7664 or Ezra Cappell at 915-747-5739.
Papers are sought for an approved PAMLA special session panel: Stage to Screen: Contemporary Playwrights.
I have been moved to call for submissions for a collection of hair stories I decided to put together after reading a very long series of posts about natural hair care. I have always been fascinated by reactions to and about our hair-Black Hair. It doesn't matter if it is bone straight or curly and tight, very few women of color appear happy with their hair, their crown and glory. I have received comments, both positive and negative, about my hair from those I would least expect to care.
SAMLA Conference 2012, Durham, North Carolina, Nov. 9-11
Southeastern Renaissance Conference (SRC) [Affiliated Group]
Chair: Dan Mills, Clayton State University (email@example.com)
Secretary: Dr. Kerri Allen, Dalton State College (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Title: The Accidental Tourist and Early Modern Utopias
The deadline for submissions for this issue is August 1st, 2012
Media, Fans, and Sacred :
Neoreligiosity Seeks Institution
Edited by Marc Joly-Corcoran & Vincent Mauger
Kinephanos accepts articles in French and in English
Kinephanos is a bilingual web-based journal. Focusing on questions involving cinema and popular media, Kinephanos encourages interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research. The journal's primary interests are movies and popular TV series, video games, emerging technologies and fan cultures. The preferred approaches include cinema studies, communication theories, religion sciences, philosophy, cultural studies and media studies.
Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries is now accepting submissions for: Issue 4.1 Fall 2012: Open Topic
For the fall 2012 issue, Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries is accepting submissions in any medium and on any topic of relevance to early eighteenth-century culture.