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Gender inequality in Parliaments

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 10:35am
Dorota Opyd/ University of Liverpool

Gender inequality in political sphere.
Gender under-representation in parliaments.
Media coverage of women politicians.
Socio-cultural barriers towards women politicians.
Male dominated parliaments
Selection, promotion , election of women MPs
Electoral systems and their impact on the number of women in parliament
Affirmative action and quotas used as tool to increase women representation in politics

Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) - Call For Papers

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 7:26am
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals)

Call For Papers

The mission of the Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) is to serve society through excellence in education, research, service and to generate new knowledge and technology for the benefit of everyone ranging from the academic and professional research communities to industry practitioners in a range of topics in computer sciences and engineering in general and computer security, biometrics and bioinformatics, image processing and signal processing. All journals under CSC seeks to publish a balanced mix of high quality theoretical or empirical research articles, case studies, book reviews, tutorials, editorials as well as pedagogical and curricular issues surrounding computer science and engineering fields.

SCMS panel: French and Francophone Cinema at the Margins of France

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 6:38am
Niels Niessen

In "An Atlas of World Cinema," Dudley Andrew states that though "we still parse the world by nations," "a wider conception of national image culture is around the corner, prophesied by phrases like 'rooted cosmopolitanism' and 'critical regionalism'." Taking up the directions in which Andrew sees the concept of national cinema opening up, this panel explores the borders of, and within, French cinema. It does so along two main strands. First, it examines the role and visibility of the French regions (or provinces) in French national cinema. French cinema for a long time having been concentrated in only a few places (especially Paris, Nice, Marseille), in recent decades more and more films have been set, shot and produced in the regions.

Versions of Piers Plowman (Kalamazoo, May 9-12, 2013)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 2:59am
International Piers Plowman Society (IPPS)

In his recent book The Lost History of Piers Plowman, Lawrence Warner concludes that Piers Plowman, "the most magnificent of poems," is also "one still in the process of becoming." This is not to imply that the poem will reach some final point of achievement, but rather that we must enlarge our understanding of the poem to include "innumerable acts of production and intervention from the 1360s to today." Taking a capacious view of our object of study, this panel invites papers that explore Piers Plowman in its many-versioned manifestations.

Neighboring Genres (Kalamazoo, May 9-12, 2013)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 2:55am
International Piers Plowman Society (IPPS)

James Simpson has observed that Langland "often merges recognizable genres in one sequence of his poem . . . often with the effect of creating poetry that is distinctively Langlandian, and beyond the reach of traditional generic categories." How then do we talk about genre and Piers Plowman? As Simpson notes, the poem sows affiliations with a vast array of literary as well as expository and didactic forms of writing. This panel invites papers that examine these "neighboring genres" within Piers Plowman, among associated texts, and in its manuscript contexts. What is the effect of the layering or serial appropriation of genres within the poem? How does Langland's handling of genre compare to others of its kind?

Feeling Like Langland (Kalamazoo May 9-12, 2013)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 2:51am
International Piers Plowman Society (IPPS)

This session addresses a vital and evolving field of research that comprises investigations into the history of emotion, theories of affect, and representations of cognition and sensory perception. "Feeling," a gerundive, is both a process and a thing, as Sarah McNamer reminds us. It integrates "the somatic, affective, and cognitive in a pre-Cartesian universe" where "'to feel' can mean 'to know.'" Coalescing around this inclusive term, this panel seeks to bring together participants from a variety of approaches to the textual representation, production, and management of "feeling," considered broadly.

Dealing with Martin Crimp: Royal Court Theatre, London, 12 January 2013

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 4:33pm
Dan Rebellato & Vicky Angelaki/ Royal Holloway University of London & University of Birmingham

Royal Holloway University of London & the University of Birmingham announce a one-day symposium
Dealing with Martin Crimp
Royal Court Theatre, London, 12 January 2013

To coincide with his new play In the Republic of Happiness, this event will bring together theatre makers and academics to discuss the work of Martin Crimp, one of the most important, original and challenging playwrights of our time.

[UPDATE] 27th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities: SYSTEMS OF CONTROL / MODES OF RESISTANCE, Nov. 1-3, 2012

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 2:47pm
Robert Kilpatrick / University of West Georgia


KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Russell Berman (Stanford University)

How do various systems of authority (e.g. literary, political, sexual, cultural, economic, linguistic) seek to control individuals, groups, or cultural movements? How do individuals, groups, or cultural movements engage in resistance to subjection?

Futures of Allegory: Medieval & Modern (A Collaboratory)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 1:47pm
Special Session at Kalamazoo Medieval Studies Congress 2013

Medieval scholarship has been reinvigorated by the so-called nonhuman turn, exhibited in many fine recent engagements with materiality, objecthood, animality, and monstrosity. We invite participants in our panel to situate prosopopoeia – personification allegory – within this broad context. We ask whether and how the device of rhetoric can expand the arena of nonhuman agents and material entities and ecologies. We wish to consider the futures of allegory, medieval and modern. For some allegory is precisely what modernity has had to overcome to achieve the humanist outlook. What then are the capabilities of such figures in the wake of modern humanism? Does personification allegory have a place in creating or critiquing alternative, post-human futures?

The Financialized Imagination and Beyond (TOPIA)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 1:21pm
TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies

Call for papers—The Financialized Imagination and Beyond

Special issue of TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, Fall 2013
Proposals due September 14, 2012

Link to PDF version of the CFP:

Edited by Max Haiven (New York University/Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University) and Jody Berland (York University)

Special Issue: Un nouveau Maroc?

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 11:00am
Francosphères - the University of London Institute in Paris' new journal

Francosphères, the new journal of the University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP), seeks to define and question the presence of French language and culture across frontiers and borders, as defined by the Franco postcolonial presence, contact with French culture, and the 'France of the mind'. To this extent, Francosphères is intended as a journal of transcultural and intercultural French Studies. It is therefore a journal that is about liminal spaces rather than operating within the hierarchy of 'French' or 'Francophone' culture.