American Literature and Culture Secton (Department of English Studies, University of Wrocław) and New Media and Popular Literature Secton (Department of Polish Studies, University of Wrocław) invite paper abstracts for “Generaton BioWare,” a conference focused exclusively on the Canadian developer and their games.
A.K. Ramanujan in a poem entitled “Small-scale Reflections on a Great House” had mused, “Sometimes I think that nothing/that ever comes into this house/goes out. Things come in every day/to lose themselves among other things/lost long ago among/other things lost long ago”. The description may seem oddly apt for the field of postcolonial studies which continues to search for new shores even as some of the concerns of the past begin to fade with inevitable processes of history. Even as the field remains committed to a quest for emancipation from violence and discrimination and deprivation, caused by the forces of race, class, gender, sexuality and a number of other factors, the modalities continue to change and the boundaries begin to blur.
Jordan Peele’s horror film, Get Out (2017) just became the highest-grossing debut project for a writer-director with an original screenplay (beating out the prior holder of that record, Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez’s 1999 film The Blair Witch Project).
Get Out is not only an enormous box office success but it has won a critical acclaim unusual for a horror film—currently (as of early April, 2017) standing at 99% on Rotten Tomatoes with 225 positive and only one negative review.
MOSF Journal of Science Fiction @ Escape Velocity 2017
The MOSF Journal of Science Fiction is accepting 250 word proposals for 15-20 minute papers for this year’s Escape Velocity Conference in Washington, D.C, September 1st – 3rd.
The topic of this literature panel is “Technology of the Soul and of the self,” and aims to discuss posthumanism, metaphysics, and identity politics. More specifically, we would love papers discussing the boundaries of what we might consider the human “soul” or self and where we locate the parameters of personhood in a technologically enhanced world.
The American Religion and Literature Society invites proposals for our panel at the 2017 Midwest Modern Language Association convention, November 9-12, 2017 in Cincinnati, OH.
Session title: “Social Activism in American Religious Literature”
For its next edition, FINE would like to invite practitioners, educators, teachers, students and scientists to submit their work on the following broad topics:
- Education in the age of technology
- Innovative teaching practices across the disciplines
- Innovation and creativity in teaching
- Transforming traditional education
The journal encourages the sharing of ideas from a wide spectrum of disciplines and educational practitioiners, specialists and researchers. The articles are peer reviewed using a double-blind peer-review process (at least two anonymous reviewers).
This section of the academic journal “Sinestesieonline” is open to contributions about theatre and performing arts in all historical ages, forms and variations, in English, Italian and foreign languages.
“Il Parlaggio” is the name created by Gabriele d’Annunzio for the amphitheatre in Vittoriale – a place of empathy, a cradle of emotions, a crossroads of cultures, a connection between antiquity and contemporaneity, an emblem of the “neverending show”.
The intended volume will offer brief introductions (250-300 words) to the best novels written after 1950 in any language other than English that are available in English translation.
The formula we are looking for is that of The Modern Library: The Best 200 English Novels since 1950 (eds. Carmen Callil and Colm Tóibín), first published in 1999. In fact, the intended volume will respond to Callil and Tóibín’s by providing a similar list of novels coming from all over the world.
November 7, 2017 will mark the first anniversary of the death of Leonard Cohen. Known predominantly for his music, Cohen’s artistic contributions extend into the genres of poetry, fiction, and visual art. This year’s SAMLA conference theme, “High Art/ Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture,” presents a timely and appropriate venue for an examination and celebration of the artist’s life and work.
#MMLA17 Illustrated Texts: Illustrating Activism
Permanent Session CFP, Christopher Martiniano, Chair
“Latinx Lives in Hemispheric Context”
ELN (English Language Notes) Spring/Summer 2018 (Duke University Press)
Editors: Maria A. Windell, University of Colorado Boulder and Jesse Alemán, University of New Mexico
Join us at our 2017 International Conference on Education Stockholm, at the Scandic Continental – Stockholm! The conference provides a forum for faculty and administrators to share proven and innovative methods in teaching at all levels of education. In addition to the Education Conference, we are also hosting an Academic Conference on Business and the Conference on Technology in Education that will be held on the same days, at the same venue.
John Berger Now
12-13th September, 2017 School of Humanities, Canterbury Christ Church University.
Confirmed Keynote: Professor Vikki Bell (Goldsmiths)
Roundtable discussion with Professor John Bowen (York), Professor Tessa McWatt (UEL) and Professor Jeff Wallace (Cardiff Metropolitan)
The Faculty of Foreign Languages (Alfa BK University in Belgrade) is glad to announce its Sixth International Conference on Language and Literary Studies, which will be held on 19–20 May, 2017.
For the sixth issue of our annual conference, we hope to gather scholars, teachers and professionals whose scientific research focuses on the study of
LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND TECHNOLOGY
Within the scope of this topic and with your presence and collaboration, we shall attempt to address and analyze from various perspectives issues such as:
In line with the broader theme of LACK 2, “Psychoanalysis and Politics NOW,” this panel is interested in introducing the “postcolonial question” into the conference’s exploration of “the philosophical, political, and cultural implications of psychoanalytic theory, especially as it relates to the question of contemporary politics.” Also hoping to restart dialogue between the now divorced fields of postcolonial studies and Lacanian psychoanalytic theory, the organizers of this panel are inviting papers addressing how postcolonial and psychoanalysis can come together to interrogate the politics of the global present.