Given the current developments in our society, Glendale Community College has decided to host their very first Call for Papers in a discussion of fake news. There is a prompt provided below, but you are not limited to the provided discussion points. This conference serves not only as a presentation of facts, but also a platform to express opinions and beliefs on the possible solutions to recognizing and avoiding fake news. Please submit a brief one paragraph summary of your essay describing the topics you will cover as well as an additional bit of background information about yourself. If your presentation requires any technological accommodations, please make note of it in your background information.
Histories of Global Capitalism with Prof. Dr. Sven Beckert (Harvard University)
When: 9 – 13 October, 2017
Where: University of Lucerne, Switzerland | Hotel Seeburg
All further information: www.unilu.ch/masterclass
This panel explores the sense of place as part of the indigenous language of American artistic production of Modernism in the context of the European avant-garde. Though U.S. poets and artists were influenced by the formal techniques of Cubism, Futurism, Expressionism, Dadaism and Surrealism, they were also determined to search for the essence of an expressive language that defined its authenticity as opposed to European foreignness. One of their avenues of research was the exploration of the distinctive features of the American soil as a means of contributing novel aspects to modern aesthetics. The genuine character of the environment is closely linked to the strong attachment to rural or urban spaces and the value they acquire for the observer.
The Creative Writing II: Poetry section of the Midwest Modern Language Association is accepting proposals for scholarly and literary presentations that examine, complicate, or challenge concepts of poetry as an act of resistance.
We welcome papers, poetry, and digital poetics projects. We are especially interested in critical-creative works that are socially conscious and politically engaged.
Please send a 200-300-word abstract and a brief bio to the section chair, Francesco Levato (email@example.com), by April 15th, 2017. Include in your abstract your name, institutional affiliation, e-mail address and paper title.
2017 Conference of Mid-Atlantic Popular / American Culture Association (MAP/ACA)
MAPACA War Studies Area
Thursday, November 8 -- Saturday, November 11, 2017
Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown
Proposals due to http://www.mapaca.net by June 29, 2017
We require an additional few essays for an edited volume on queer visual cultures contracted with Universitas Press. The essays solicited are replacement essays and should prefereably focus on aspects such as queer representations and portrayals in video games, on stage, and on television. Although we have a substantial number of essays covering the queer in cinema, fresh proposals may be reviewed. At this stage we are looking for proposals for essays that can be finished within a month, as the volume is due to go to press next month. Essays requiring longer duration for completion are not encouraged at this point during publication.
Asian Arts Centre and The Centre of Oriental Studies of Vilnius University invite scholars, film professionals and enthusiasts to Nation, Gender and History, an international conference on the cinemas of Asia.
Conference website: https://nagehi2017.wordpress.com/
Humanities have long since recognized the importance of critical reading and thinking, or the ability for students to engage in higher-order thinking skills to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate texts and ideas. With the growing decline of interest in the humanities and so many students now enrolling in colleges for more vocational ends, there is an emerging shift away from in‐depth reading/critical dialogue in both college and American culture. Thus, many students now enter college with fewer critical tools that we once took for granted and that once made humanities engaging. How do we approach this new cultural/student paradigm? Are there more avenues of approach than simply resisting or easing up on expectations/requirements/objectives? P
http://michigancea.org/ Call for Papers: Michigan College English Association Conference on Friday, October 27, 2017
Themes: Authority and Agency During Divisive Times
Featured Luncheon Speaker : Matthew Gavin Frank
Location: Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
The Editorial Collective of the National Poetry Foundation invites paper and panel proposals for the last in our sequence of "decade" conferences, to be devoted to the Poetry and Poetics of the 1990s, American and international, and to be held from Wednesday to Sunday, June 28 - July 1, 2017, on the flagship campus of the University of Maine System in Orono, Maine.
Midwest Modern Language Association
Cincinnati, Ohio. November 9-12, 2017
Festival of Language CFP
Topic: Art as Activism
This year’s MMLA Animals in Literature and Film panel invites papers engaging in tensions of “human” and “animal” found within a variety of ancient textualities related to the broad field of animal studies. In ancient Greek and Roman society, animals serve important roles, often as a medium in religion, as symbolic function in Greco-Roman mythology, and as poetic symbol in ancient oral tradition and later written literature. Often, animals are given titular roles, and they carry strong symbolic function in the narrative, whether the narrative is oral, written, or artistic.
2017 Midwest Modern Language Association Conference
“Artists and Activists”
November 9-12, 2017
Permanent Section Call for Papers: Irish Studies
The State of (In)Equality: Social Justice Under Siege
Toronto: October 28-29, 2017
Susan N. Herman
President of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Our conference will examine the current and past state(s) of inequality and social justice from a multi-disciplinary perspective. The conference takes place October 28th and 29th 2017 at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto.
To submit a proposal, visit our website: http://www.humber.ca/liberalarts-ifoa/call-proposals
Call for Papers
Exploring Boundaries in Film and Television
Wednesday 14 June 2017
Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre, De Montfort University
Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Dr. Iain Smith, Lecturer at King’s College London
The Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre, De Montfort University, invites postgraduates and early career researchers and to its sixth annual postgraduate conference.