Margins, an international peer-reviewed journal, is published annually in summer by the Department of English, Gauhati University. It offers a space for the exploration of the marginal in its theoretical implications and in literature and culture. It welcomes examination of the historical and the contemporary through interdisciplinary perspectives – looking at texts in both their wider conceptual and immediate situational significance. It has a special interest in the retrieval of texts and authors who have been invisible in mainstream disciplinary concerns but are considered significant in their respective locations and are presented convincingly.
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CALL FOR PAPERS
2nd International Conference on Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design
3-5 April 2013, Vienna, Austria
Part of evo* 2013
"Migrations. Sexualities and genders on the move"
Bergamo, November 5-6, 2012
The concepts of migration, transit, and journey - not only as movements of subjects seeking new material, cultural, and existential orders, but also as movements of theories and ideas/concepts across different disciplines, cultural contexts, languages and media - are at the core of the conference organized by the Center for Studies on the Languages of Identities of the University of Bergamo (Italy) on November 5-6, 2012.
Artefact is an online magazine (quarterly) based on our facination for art, reportage and multicultural society. Our purpose is to get people involved in discussing, sharing ideas and showing their point of view. Our ambition is to create a platform of communication between artists and the general public.
Our first issue is dedicated to black music which influenced other domaines of art and had an impact on Western history. We would like to animate and generate a real dialog about black music, it's genesis, mystique and influence. That's why Artefact encourages you to share your essais, photos, drawings and other works. Get involved and help us to develop our website (sections such as cinema, theater, dance, literature and music).
The Ministry of Human Resource Development IP Chair at the National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), India, Intellectual Property & Technology Law Society (IPTLS) and Spicy IP (India's leading blog on IP laws) are hosting the First Pondering Intellectual Property (PIP) Competition, 2012.
This is an exclusive legal writing competition on intellectual property open to all students currently pursuing a law degree anywhere in the world. The best three entries will receive total prize money of USD 850.
Topic: Should the process of creating an invention or work determine its protectability as an intellectual property?
Word Limit: 5,000 words inclusive of footnotes & references
44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Host Institution: Tufts University
"Never forget." Shortly after the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, this phrase, along with pictures of the Twin Towers set against the backdrop of an American ﬂag, appeared on T-shirts, coﬀee mugs, mouse pads, and a whole host of other marketable goods.
37th Annual Comparative Drama Conference
Stevenson University, Maryland
March 28-30, 2013
The Eugene O'Neill Society
The Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society invites papers examining all aspects of translation and transmission in and of the Renaissance for its conference to be held from October 18th to 21st, 2012 in Abbotsford, British Columbia, sponsored by the University of the Fraser Valley. Papers might consider, for instance,
Archives and Activism
"The rebellion of the archivist against his normal role is not, as so many scholars fear, the politicizing of a neutral craft, but the humanizing of an inevitably political craft."
-- Howard Zinn "Secrecy, Archives, and the Public Interest," Vol. II, No. 2 (1977) of Midwestern Archivist.
The 2012 South Western Region Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature will be held October 5-6 at Oklahoma Christian University in cooperation with Oklahoma Baptist University. The theme of the conference is "Theatrum Mundi: Faith, Representation, and Multiculturalism."
The keynote speaker will be Tony Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang , who will deliver the 8th annual McBride Lecture for Faith & Literature. Mr. Hwang will also appear, along with members of the editorial board of the journal Ecumenica, on a panel addressing issues of faith in contemporary drama.
Call for Papers for Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies Special Section: "Temporalities in Latin American Film" and for a related LASA 2013 Panel
Convocatoria a Dossier para Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies titulado: "Temporalidades en el cine latinoamericano" y para un panel acompañante en LASA 2013
We are currently seeking rigorously researched, previously unpublished manuscripts of 15-30 double-spaced pages which contribute to expanding the critical literature in the field of Hispanic cultural studies through theoretical interrogations regarding the construction, expression, and reception of temporalities expressed in Latin American film (all genres and periods.) We seek essays in Spanish, Portuguese and English.
Is the world ultimately unknowable – if considered as a place where genuine novelty is always emerging? Is it possible to look at the history of cybernetics as something that provides us with "an imaginative model of open-ended experimentation in stark opposition to the modern urge to achieve domination over nature and each other?" (Andrew Pickering, 2011).
This special session will take place at the 48th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan (May 9-12, 2013).