In an op-ed piece for the New York Times last year, cultural critic Touré argued for the end of the term "post-race" as a sanguine way to view race relations. It's a word that began with President Obama's election, which erroneously suggests that racism is a distant memory. Though the days of Jim Crow and legal segregation are long gone, race and racism are still very pertinent in myriad ways, most notably online. Any website that includes a "comments" section runs the risk of eliciting racist commentary from its viewers, with YouTube being the most notorious example. Certainly the coverage of the Trayvon Martin death has triggered a wave of racist remarks online.
CFP: Spring 2013 theme issue: Purple
MP: An Online Feminist Journal invites submissions for its Spring 2013
theme issue. While previous theme issues have centered on feminist
inquiries into family and children, the body, and transgender issues,
for this theme issue we are looking to try something a little
The 7th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST-2012) is Technical Co-sponsored by IEEE UK/RI Computer Chapter. The ICITST is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practical implementation of secured Internet transactions and to fostering discussions on information technology evolution. The ICITST aims to provide a highly professional and comparative academic research forum that promotes collaborative excellence between academia and industry.
The topics in ICITST-2012 include but are not confined to the following areas:
For a collection on "Contemporary Black Female Sexualities," the editors invite essays that explore black women's sexualities--and representations or manifestations of black female sexual desires--marked by agency and empowerment, as well as instances wherein black women's sexual intimacies are regulated by them.
The Symposium aims to address the causes and reasons of the actual economic crisis from the economic, financial, managerial and entrepreneurial perspectives.
In particular the symposium will focus on the epistemological, theoretical, methodological, technical and practical contributions of the systemic approach from a disciplinary or interdisciplinary perspective (finance, management, engineering, economics, etc.) to shape an agenda to address the present global economic and social crisis.
The official language of the conference is English and the conference is structured into 4 panels, each one lasting about 4 hours.
January 24: 16,30 pm - 20,30 pm
January 25: 9,30 am - 19,30 pm
All the breath and the bloom of the year in the bag of one bee:
NVSA solicits submissions for its annual conference. The topic this year is 1874.
The conference will feature a keynote panel including Isobel Armstrong, Robert J. Richards, and Herbert Tucker, and a walking tour of Victorian Boston led by Martha Vicinus.
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15 January 2013
Call for Papers: Queerness and Children's Literature
ecloga is a B-listed, peer-reviewed journal of literature and the arts published in print and online by postgraduate researchers at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.
Since 2001, ecloga has published outstanding research from all over the world by postgraduates and early-career academics working in the broad field of English Studies.
The ecloga 2013 call for papers is now open:
Submissions are encouraged from researchers working in any aspect of literary studies or adapting interdisciplinary approaches to literature and the humanities. ecloga welcomes new critical work from the broad range of the humanities: from art, history, cultural studies and critical theory to design, film, drama, music and philosophy.
Rolling Cameras and Dice: Analog Role-Playing Games, Cinema and Media
Please join the upcoming virtual conference on the broad theme - Social Media Applications - and enjoy stimulting discussions at negligible cost. Deserving papers will be included in special issue of relevant international refereed journal. If you have good content to share but are not an experienced author, you can submit a presentation only.
Theme Tracks include (though not limited to):
- Tools and Technologies of Social Media
- Learning through Social Media
- Business through Social Media
- Women Empowerment through Social Media
Call for Papers NEW DEADLINE: AUGUST 10
The Film and Moving Image Studies Doctoral Students' Association (FDSA) in partnership with the Concordia Graduate Film Studies Student Association (CGFSSA) jubilantly announces the re-launching of Synoptique as Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies, an editorially peer-review, bilingual journal housed at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, at Concordia University in Montréal.
A conference celebrating the 75th-year anniversary of the publication of Zora Neale Hurston's THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD will take place in Hurston's hometown of Eatonville, Florida, September 20-21, 2012. The conference features talks by Hurston biographer Valerie Boyd, author of WRAPPED IN RAINBOWS: THE LIFE OF ZORA NEALE HURSTON, Dr. Ruthe T. Sheffey, founder of the Zora Neale Hurston Society, and Dr. Cheryl Wall, author of WOMEN OF THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE and THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD: A CASEBOOK.
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 15 2012
CALL FOR PAPERS
"Did anyone say Power?": Rethinking Domination and Hegemony in Translation
Location: Bangor University, Wales, Thursday 5 and Friday 6 September 2013
Keynote Speakers: Prof. Christina Schäffner (Aston University) & Dr Karen Bennett (Coimbra)
Bonds, Lies, and Circumstances: Discourses of Truth-Telling in the Renaissance
An International and Interdisciplinary Conference
21st – 23rd March, 2013
School of English, University of St Andrews
If a lie had no more faces but one, as truth had, we should be in farre better termes than we are: For whatsoever a lier should say, we would take it in a contrarie sense. But the opposite of truth has many shapes, and an undefinite field.
Michel de Montaigne, 'Of Lyers' (Florio translation -1603)