This seminar seeks to ask what is gained and what is lost through the practice of drawing comparisons between and among cases, spaces, and systems of violence. Comparativity is a methodological watchword in a number of academic disciplines, a process through which we gain insights and draw connections as well as a tool for encountering unfamiliar and complex contexts. And yet the act of comparison itself can be fraught with ethical and political consequences: there are events some deem incomparable, such as the Jewish Holocaust, or comparisons others dismiss as unethical acts in themselves, such as between the Israeli occupation of Palestine and South African apartheid.
Call for Abstracts: 'Creative Composition: Inspiration and Techniques for Writing Instruction' --an essay anthology. We seek essays that examine concrete approaches to teaching writing in several venues, across the spectrum. Abstracts (250-500 words) for proposed essays must be received by Nov 30, 2012. Notifications and invitations for full essays will be sent by Jan 4, 2013. Invited essays (2,500-7,500 words) are due by March 1, 2013. For more details and to see the Submission Guidelines please visit: http://creativecompositioncfp.blogspot.com/
There is a primary understanding of nineteenth-century modes of impression, expression, and interpretation that predispose positive human connection as opposed to the psychology and philosophy of negativity before and after the Enlightenment. Nineteenth-century semiotic sources other than language are particularly read in separation from one another in different fields so much so that in postcolonial studies, for example, we do not see expression of multimodality in its realistic form. Rather we encounter an idealistic homage in its uni-modality, studying the mind and body of the 'other' through the intellectuality of the so-called governing mind and body of the 'self'.
This is a call for papers for the annual American Comparative Literature Conference which will be held in Toronto, Canada, April 4 - 7, 2013. The abstracts need to be submitted on the ACLA website: < http://www.acla.org/acla2013/> by November 15, 2012.
Seminar Title: Postcolonial and Global Routes/Roots of Affect
Co-Organizers: Monika Mehta & Praseeda Gopinath
Re:Humanities 2013 explores various aspects of multimodal storytelling and argument. We seek undergraduates who are exploring cross-platform approaches to course projects, digital scholarship, and student collaborations. Our keynote speakers for 2013 will be Tara McPherson, Ph.D., and David Angel Nieves, Ph.D., Topics might include, but are not limited to, interdisciplinary approaches to the following:
+ Gaming and Narrative
+ Transmedia Storytelling
+ Infographics and Informatics
+ Cultural Criticism Through the Lens of New Media Platforms
+ Digital Forms of Argumentation
+ Visual Models of Record and Witness
+ Oral and Auditory Experimentations
CFP: 2013 Annual Joint Conference of the Popular Culture and American Culture Associations: Biographies Area, Washington, DC March 27-30, 2013 at the Wardman Park Marriott
The PCA/ACA National Conference will be held March 27-30, 2013 at the Wardman Park Marriott, Washington, DC
Proposal Deadline: 11/30/2012
The annual joint conference of the Popular Culture and American Culture Associations will be held at the Wardman Park Marriott in Washington, DC from March 27-30, 2013. The Biography Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions from scholars of various disciplines.
Landscapes: Performing Space and Culture
A Graduate Conference by the Theatre History and Criticism ProgramDepartment of Theatre at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
April 5th and 6th 2013
With Keynote Speakers:
Heather S. Nathans (Department of Theatre, University of Maryland)
Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson (Department of Performance Studies, Northwestern University)
Jodi Byrd (American Indian Studies Program and Department of English, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign)
Dianne Harris (Director of the Illinois Program for Research in the
Humanities and Departments of Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Art History, and History, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign)
Call for Papers
Histories of Violence: War and Memory
The Northwestern University Critical American Studies Working Group seeks presenters and participants for a day-long Histories of Violence symposium on Friday, May 10, 2013. This event will be held at Northwestern University's Evanston campus.
Presenters sought for a panel on mothers or discourses on motherhood as guides. Submit paper proposals to http://acla.org/submit/index.php by 1 November 2012.
Seminar leaders: Valerie Bherer and Rachel McWhorter (University of Minnesota).
CALL FOR PAPERS
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) National Conference
March 27-30, 2013
Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Subject Area: Latin Americans & Latinos - Identity Issues & Cultural Stereotypes
Creative Nonfiction at CEA 2013
April 4-6, 2013
The Savannah Riverfront Marriott
100 General McIntosh Boulevard
Savannah, Georgia 31401
Phone (912) 233-7722
Conference Theme: NATURE
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presenting an original work of creative nonfiction on the theme of nature for our 44th annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org.
Call for Information Literacy Articles
Writing Commons is a peer-reviewed, open-education resource for undergraduate writers that attracts between 700 and 1,000 users daily. Currently, the editors are seeking articles related to the topic of information literacy. Submissions should be between 500–1,000 words and should take advantage of the capabilities offered by the digital space (i.e., the ability to include Creative Commons-licensed images, to embed YouTube or other videos, to hyperlink, etc.). Articles might address, but are not limited to, the following concepts:
Call for Papers
International Journal of Computer and Information Technology (IJCIT)
January 2013 Issue (Volume 2 - Issue 1)
The IJCIT is an international scholarly peer reviewed bi-monthly journal. The journal covers the issues related to computer science, engineering, technology and related disciplines including their applications in academia, research, business and industry. The articles are published in full on IJCIT website and are open access to all. Submissions are welcome from across all streams related to computing and information technology.
The subject areas covered by the IJCIT include (but are not limited to):
From public administration to new public management; from new public management to governance; from governance to where? With all these nomenclatures, the fundamental question is: where are we heading to? The subtext in this question is, do these nomenclatures represent the evolution of the field? If they do represent the evolution, a further question that comes to mind is why is it that in the long history of the field the discipline has not yet settled its theoretical question?