This session is intended to entertain (at least) two senses of the term "framing," and perhaps some tension between them. On the one hand, to frame something is to contextualize it in order to make it more readily understood, and this is something we might reasonably expect to be able to do, now more than forty years from BAM's conscious beginnings and nearly forty from its disintegration. Or apparent disintegration. To frame is also to enclose within a boundary, and BAM does seem to be a relatively tidily confined period of intense activity, having, in the lore, a traditional origin (1965) and a traditional demise (1974), both connected with actions taken by Amiri Baraka.
Journal of Scandinavian Cinema (JSCA) is a peer-refereed scholarly journal devoted to all aspects of film culture in Scandinavia. The journal aims to become an indispensable contributor to the growth of knowledge about Scandinavian filmmaking and to provide a stimulating platform for discussions on Scandinavian cinema and its cultural background.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Reconstruction 12.3
Special Issue "(In)Securities"
SUSANA ARAUJO (University of Lisbon)
SUSANA S. MARTINS(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
In the past years, the world has been dealing with increasing anxieties about state and urban
security, which were largely exacerbated after traumatic experiences such as the 9/11 terrorist
attacks of New York and Washington D.C. in 2001, the 2004 train attacks in Madrid and the London bombings in 2005.
A reminder that 15 August 2011 is the deadline for submissions for this conference, which will be held at the University of Prince Edward Island on 21–24 June 2012.
"Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it." — The Golden Road (1913)
"and even if you are not Abegweit-born you will say, 'Why … I have come home!'" — "Prince Edward Island" (1939)
An interdisciplinary graduate conference.
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Russ Castronovo, Dorothy Draheim Professor of English at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
This one day interdisciplinary conference will be held at Fordham University's Lincoln Center Campus in New York City: (113 W 60th)
We are currently accepting applications from PhD and MA students (as well as junior faculty members). The conference is free of charge and includes breakfast and an after-keynote reception w/food and beverages.
We are also currently working on an after-conference event, which will most likely involve drink specials at a local pub.
The 2012 North American Society for Seventeenth-Century French Literature (NASSCFL) conference will be hosted by Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, May 25-27. The theme of the conference is: Life.
NORTH AMERICAN LEVINAS SOCIETY
Seventh Annual Conference and Meeting
"Levinas, the Environment, and Cultures of Place"
May 13-15, 2012 | Anchorage, Alaska
CALL FOR PAPERS
DUE DECEMBER 20, 2011
Transitioning into and out of Academe: Thinking and Writing for College Students
The theme for TYCA-West 2011 Conference centers on the transitions that students make as they join our colleges. Our students have to negotiate new course materials, new methods of instruction, and possibly new academic expectations, all against the backdrop of an unstable job market and potentially busy personal lives. These challenges often manifest themselves in students' writing. Therefore submissions that address the theory, methodology, and curriculum of college writing (with emphasis on basic writing) are encouraged. Topics relating to other English or Humanities courses taught in the first two years of college are also welcome.
This panel seeks abstracts for 20-minute papers on contemporary and new Middle Eastern poetry, especially papers that present these new voices in their cultural contexts. (Panel so far consists of papers on Mahmoud Darwish, Nazim Hikmet, and Orhan Veli). By July 31, 2011, please send substantive abstracts either by post to Renée Schatteman, Georgia State University English Department, P.O. Box 3970, Atlanta, GA 30302-3970 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The assumption employed by most composition instructors is that peer review is a good thing—-a valid, helpful exercise—-whereas many students view it as a waste of time. It would be worthwhile to examine both our assumptions about peer review and our students' assessments of it, as well as exploring ways in which we have worked to reimagine or revise peer review in our classrooms. This panel also seeks to address the following questions: How do we guide students into critically evaluating each other's (as well as their own) papers? How do we advance students' increased awareness and nuanced appraisal of the feedback they give to, along with the feedback they receive from, their classmates?
"Intersections of Eco-feminist Criticism and Place Theory in Female-Authored Texts of the Long Eighteenth Century"
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, San Antonio,
March 22-25, 2012.
Marx is Back: The Importance of Marxist Theory and Research for Critical Communication Studies Today
Call for Papers for a Special Issue of tripleC – Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society.
Edited by Christian Fuchs and Vincent Mosco
For inquiries, please contact the two editors.
Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association (slayageonline.com) and the Whedon Studies Association solicit your proposal for the fifth Slayage Conference: The Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses, sponsored by the University of British Columbia. This conference dedicated to the imaginative universe(s) of Joss Whedon—the Jossverse(s) or Whedonverse(s)—will be held on the campus of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, July 12-15, 2012. UBC's Dr. Sharon Sutherland, Sarah Swan, and Hélène Frohard-Dourlent will be local arrangements chairs.
Edited Collection: British Landscapes on Film.
Proposals by 1 October, 2011.
From the earliest days of British cinema, filmmakers have sought to capture landscapes on screen. Some British landscapes represented in films have spectacular qualities. Others operate as everyday rural or isolated spaces. And others appear to be significant primarily because they are not modern and urban. Some of the most memorable, iconic and enduring images in British films feature characters in landscapes.
Topics of Related
(Including but not limited to the following topics)
1. Theories and Practices of Modern Water Conservancy and People's Livelihood-oriented Water
2. Related Fields of Hydro Project Technology
(2) hydrology and water resource
(3) river sediment
(4) flood and draught disaster management
(5) irrigation and water conservancy
(7) geotechnical engineering
(8) survey of water conservancy project
(9) hydraulic engineering construction
3. Hydraulic Engineering Construction, Management, Information Technology and Related Matters