Writing about Alfred Stieglitz's photography in 1923, Hart Crane said, "Speed is at the bottom of it all. The hundredth of a second caught so precisely that the motion is continued from the picture indefinitely: the moment made eternal" (qtd. in Sontag's On Photography 65). A thoroughly modern art form, photography reflects the sense of urgency and impulse to record found often in poetry. As discrete units of artistic representation, the photographic image and the poem unveil new ways of looking and interpreting. Both art forms seek to represent that moment, that impression attempting to make the moment eternal, in the image and in the text.
How have new technologies transformed literary and cultural histories? How do they enable critical practices of scholars working in and outside of digital humanities? Have decades of digital studies enhanced, altered, or muted the project to recover and represent more diverse histories of writers, thinkers, and artists positioned differently by gender, race, ethnicity, sexualities, social class and/or global location?
In line with the three previous successful ASYRAS conferences organised at the University of Salamanca and the University of Oviedo, the Department of English, French and German Studies of the University of Vigo is pleased to announce the 4th International Conference of Young Researchers on Anglophone Studies. The event will be held at the School of Philology and Translation between the 4th and the 6th February 2015, keeping up with the society's interest in the overall promotion of literary, linguistic and cultural research in Anglophone Studies. In order to stimulate the exchange of research and ideas, the conference will take place concurrently with the 4th ELC (English Linguistics Circle) Postgraduate Conference.
Ethos: A Digital Review of the Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics—an interdisciplinary digital forum and peer-reviewed journal based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill—invites submissions for its April 2015 issue (www.ethosreview.org). For this issue of the Ethos journal, we invite submissions of original scholarly work considering topics relevant to the project's broad intellectual interests in the arts, humanities, and public ethics.
Digital America is now accepting submissions for Issue No. 4. We are looking for critical essays, film, digital artwork, design, and process pieces that question, analyze, and/or hack the tools of digital culture. We are also interested in work that explores how new behaviors and new, global networks of power and influence are shaping American life. All submissions should engage American life and digital culture and/or digitization in some way. We encourage creative responses to these parameters as we understand the complexities of engaging "America" in a global, networked world.
Children's and Young Adult literature is replete with first-person narratives told through journals, letters, texts, blogs, etc., in order to create a sense of immediacy and the semblance of truth. This panel seeks to understand whether or not the epistolary strategies employed by Children's and Young Adult literature in fact does anything new or different compared to eighteenth-century epistolary narratives. How do we tell new stories differently when technology enables new kinds of correspondence? Please send 250-300 word abstracts directly through NeMLA's portal by 30 September 2014.
Call for Articles
Diffractions – Graduate Journal for the Study of Culture
POPPING THE QUESTION: THE QUESTION OF POPULAR CULTURE
Deadline for article submissions: December 31, 2014
As a concept, the popular – or popular culture for that matter – has never ceased to be debatable and ambivalent. Although it has come to occupy a particular place under the spotlight over the past decades within the broad study of culture, such apparently privileged position has not deprived it of the manifold ambiguities, complexities or misconceptions that have often involved its general understanding (John Storey, 2012; Angela McRobbie, 1994; Andrew Ross, 1989; John Fiske, 1989).
Check the website, www.apollonejournal.org, for submission details on publication, or for an application to work with us.
CALL FOR PAPERS AND PARTICIPATION
Apollon invites undergraduate students to get published in, review submissions for, or help edit the fourth issue of our peer-reviewed eJournal, Apollon. By publishing superior examples of undergraduate academic work, Apollon highlights the importance of undergraduate research in the humanities. Apollon welcomes submissions that feature image, text, sound, and a variety of presentation platforms in the process of showcasing the many species of undergraduate research.
In the last two decades we have seen a proliferation of what scholars like Wolfgang Hallet, Alison Gibbons, and others have called "multimodal literature." These texts, which include Mark Danielewski's House of Leaves, Steve Tomasula's VAS: An Opera in Flatland, Anne Carson's NOX, Jonathan Safran Foer's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and Doug Dorst and JJ Abrams' S, among others, engage the verbal dimensions of narrative communication while incorporating modalities that have been conventionally omitted in genres like the literary novel and even poetry.
Call for Papers: Festival of Faith and Music
March 26-28, 2015 Calvin College
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Calvin College's Festival of Faith & Music is a biennial conference that brings together musicians, journalists, academics, students and lovers of music and popular culture to discuss diverse forms of popular music and issues of faith.
The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, to be held at the University of Louisville, February 26-28, 2015. We are interested in abstracts pertaining to poetry in the fifties and sixties, especially those that draw attention to uncommon readings. Though Donald Allen's influential anthology The New American Poetry divided American poetry into distinct schools (Black Mountain, San Francisco, Beat, New York) and contributed to its division into distinct styles (Experimental, Academic, and Confessional), Allen's model creates too many internal and external contradictions.
Organizers of the 36th annual Southwest Popular Culture and American Culture Association conference seek paper and panel submissions to the "Literature (General)" category. This area will provide a forum for scholarly presentations on literary subjects outside of our more specific Literature areas. (Before submitting to the general area, please peruse the specific area list at:
Alex Davis (University College Cork)
Peter Howarth (Queen Mary)
This panel seeks papers on the relation between trauma and representation in photography and related visual media. How do images of atrocities both provoke and disarm our voyeuristic gaze? How does bearing witness differ within visual, oral, and literary fields? This panel will explore our engagement with the spectacle of atrocities via the work of artists such as Alfredo Jaar and Richard Mosse. Preference will be given to papers that examine both photography and literature.
This seminar is designed to bring together scholars whose work examines representations of Afghanistan in literature, non-fiction, film, and new media published in the aftermath of 9/11 and the subsequent U.S. invasion. Works on genre, methodology, as well as papers on individual authors are welcome. Participants interested in interdisciplinary approaches and new media analysis are also encouraged to apply. Potential topics include: