Ordinary Chronicles of the End of the World
In the past two decades, universities, organizations, and businesses around the western world have placed a great emphasis on celebrating diversity, welcoming members, students, faculty, and employees from different ethnic, religious, gender, sexual, or national identities. Based on such developments, the "other"—as the person belonging to some minority group who had been ostracized in the greater part of the 20th century—has been welcomed from the margins of society to its very center.
We seek submissions for a collection of new examinations of settler colonialism as expressed and developed through literature or other "texts" (including films, historical documents, art, architecture, music, maps, and advertisements, among other types of texts). We are particularly interested in submissions that approach these texts as articulations of transnational connections developed by ways of settler migration and/or colonial displacement.
Humanism and its prefixes
(non-, trans-, post-, in-, a-)
October 3rd-4th, 2015
Organized by the graduate students of UC Berkeley's Department of Rhetoric
Doe Library, University of California, Berkeley
Heralded by The Telegraph as a 'global phenomenon,' BBC's Sherlock is now one of the most commercially and critically successful television series of all time. The global recognition of Sherlock, combined with the recent discovery of Arthur Berthelet's 1916 silent film Sherlock Holmes starring William Gillette in his only screen appearance as the famous sleuth, makes it especially timely for film scholars, students, and audiences to reassess the cultural legacy of Holmes onscreen. Forthcoming work by Hills (2016) and Poore (2016) argue strongly for Holmes as a continuing source of scholarly interest, spurring us to look at Holmes' filmic lives.
February 24, 2016 will mark the tenth anniversary of the passing of Octavia E. Butler. To commemorate her contributions to the world of letters, the Octavia E. Butler Society solicits papers for a special conference to be hosted by Spelman College February 26-28, 2016. The Society welcomes proposals of 250 words focused on any aspect of Butler's life, work, and influence. Because a major goal of the Society is to encourage the teaching of her works in the academy and beyond, we also invite submissions addressing approaches to teaching Butler in any pedagogical environment. Panel proposals are also encouraged.
The panel will explore transnational approaches to the portrait of Paul Frederick Bowles as an artist. Papers may be submitted for the following topics: Post examinations of Bowles ' s work, and criticism of Bowles as a writer and thinker:examinations of Bowles' s relationship with Morocco:teaching Paul Bowles from a transnational perspective: the American social scene and the origin of Bowles' s writings:film adaptations of Bowles' s works.
Please submit 300 word abstracts to Dr. Raj Chandarlapaty no later than July 20,2015.
The reconsideration of Paul Frederick Bowles as an artist depends upon transnational definitions of narrative and re-consider action of art as political subject. Papers are invited for the following: post criticism of Bowles, and the mirror for criticizing Orientalism knowledge: film adaptations of the literature:essays on surreal technique and the American imagination:teaching the Paul Bowles story.
300 word abstracts are invited. The deadline is July 20,2015
You & Me & Ut Pictura Poesis Make Three: Illustrated Poetry after 1900