“The Withering of the State?”
2018 English Department Interdisciplinary Symposium, University of Illinois at Chicago
March 10, 2018
Keynote speaker: Corey Robin, Professor of Political Science, Brooklyn College and author of The Reactionary Mind.
The society which organizes production anew on the basis of free and equal association of the producers will put the whole state machinery where it will then belong—into the museum of antiquities, next to the spinning wheel and the bronze ax. —Friedrich Engels
Taking the conference theme of “Graphical Modernism” in a slightly different direction intimated in the title, this panel will analyze graphical representation of modernism made possible by Digital Humanities methods. One definition for “graphical” is “of or pertaining to a graph,” to data plotted and coordinates mapped. This panel will feature quantitative analyses of modernist culture in an effort to conceptualize what Raymond Williams might call a “sociology of culture,” the wide-ranging social practices that make culture possible but which are often obscured by the objects themselves.
CFP: "THE VESEY CONSPIRACY at 200: BLACK ANTISLAVERY and the ATLANTIC WORLD"
In preparation for a volume of essays to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Denmark Vesey conspiracy of 1822, the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World Program (CLAW) at the College of Charleston will hold a small conference on enslaved and free black anti-slavery, February 8-10, 2019.
Entering its twenty-fifth year of publication, NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture seeks to promote the study of all historical aspects of baseball and centers on the social and cultural implications of the game wherever in the world baseball is played. NINE is a peer-reviewed academic journal published by the University of Nebraska Press and distributed electronically via Project Muse. NINE publishes articles, essays, book reviews, biographies, interviews, oral history, short fiction, and poetry.
The Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) has extended the submission deadline for our 2018 National Convention, to be held in Indianapolis, IN at the J. W. Marriot from March 28-31. The American Literature Area of PCA/ACA will accept abstracts for individual papers until October 10, 2017.
Call for Papers
A Changing Landscape: Shifting Borders and Slippery States
Graduate Conference in English and the Humanities
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
March 23-24, 2018
“It is not down on any map; true places never are.” ― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick
“The test of life is not whether we can remember what we learn in school, but whether we are prepared for change.”—Andreas Schleicher
CALL FOR PAPERS
WILLIAM DEMBY INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
May 31-June 1, 2018
University of Rome, La Sapienza
A tradition for the last several years at MELUS, this panel focuses on expressions, representations, critiques, and/or celebrations of religion and/or spirituality in multi-ethnic American literature. We especially welcome presentations that incorporate the conference theme, “TransCulture” (see the general MELUS CFP for a description of the theme), but are open to proposals on any aspect of religion/spirituality in multi-ethnic literature.
Call for Papers
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Proposal submission deadline: October 22, 2017