Within the past 50 years, practitioners of cultural studies and the humanities more generally have addressed the question of hunger in terms of the immediate, individual body. For example, scholars such as Susan Bordo have considered the ways in which individual practices of self-imposed hunger (for example, anorexia and bulimia) have played a significant role in the maintenance of Western, patriarchal standards of beauty and heteronormative relations. Although this present study acknowledges the contributions made by earlier interventions such as Bordo's, it ultimately seeks to address the question of hunger within a wider, historical-materialist framework.
Each year, the Bibliographical Society of America (BSA) invites three scholars in the early stages of their careers to present twenty-minute papers on their current, unpublished research in the field of bibliography as members of a panel at the BSA's Annual Meeting, which takes place in New York City in late January. The New Scholars Program seeks to promote the work of scholars who are new to the field of bibliography, broadly defined to include any research that deals with the creation, production, publication, distribution, reception, transmission, and subsequent history of texts as material objects (print or manuscript).
African American Literature
Co-chairs: Tiffany Austin, André S. Johnson
"April in Paris": African American Expatriate Writers
NeoAmericanist, an online multi-disciplinary journal for the study of America, is searching for an academic COPY EDITOR for its current and forthcoming issues. NeoAmericanist publishes biannually. The copy editor will be called upon by the Editor to edit all articles accepted for publication following peer review. Typically, the copy editor is expected to read articles and footnotes/endnotes with an eye for grammatical and typographical errors missed during peer-review.
Interested parties are encouraged to submit a copy of their CV to the Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southern Humanities Council Conference
January 29-February 1, 2015
The Foundry Inn
"Virtues and Vices, Desires, Devices"
The Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
Special Issue on Indigenous Literatures
(Volume VI, Number 2, 2014)
Broad Areas of Submission:
Literature of North East India
South Asian Indigenous Politics & Literature
Native American Issues
Papers should be between 3000-5000 words.
Book reviews should be between 1000-1200 words for single and/or double book reviews.
As humans, we are continually examining how to position ourselves spatially, aesthetically, emotionally, intellectually, and practically in our environments. Today, we face these tasks with new urgency as the devastating impact of global climate change stimulates renewed scholarly focus on the environment. From Ecocriticism to Posthumanism to Deep Ecology studies, the humanities are engaged in a multi-disciplinary effort to understand how humans interact with natural and built environments. This conference aims to engage with and foster discussions around the complex and historically situated ways in which we imagine and inhabit the environment.
Update: Call for Papers deadline extended to July 15 2014
The International Academic Forum in conjunction with its global university and institutional partners is proud to announce the Inaugural North American Conference on Media, Film and Cultural Studies.
Hear the latest research, publish before a global audience, present in a supportive environment, network, engage in new relationships, experience the US, explore Boston, New York and New England, join a global academic community…
CFP: Children in Media
Red Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org), an online, peer-reviewed, international and interdisciplinary journal of the child image, seeks submissions for the Fall 2014 issue (deadline Sept 15th, 2014).
This panel seeks papers that explore and excavate SAMLA 86's themes of sustainability and renewal in the works of William Faulkner. As the geographical compass of Faulkner Studies has shifted ever southward and Faulkner criticism has embraced postcolonial, transatlantic, and digital humanities readings of his work, we believe the time is ripe for scholarly reconsiderations of those works otherwise thought to be critically overexposed. We interpret the terms "sustainability" and "renewal" broadly and invite abstracts that approach Faulkner's work from a unique textual or theoretical perspective, particularly those that seek to revise, reinterpret, and/or reinvigorate Faulkner criticism for the 21st century.
The field of Holocaust Studies has taken a transnational turn in recent years. Whereas scholarly attention used to focus on specific national memory cultures, it has now, almost seventy years after the onset of the Second World War, increasingly shifted towards comparative, interdisciplinary, and border-crossing perspectives. Paradoxically, within literary and cultural studies, which have traditionally been at the forefront of addressing intercultural phenomena, national parameters continue to dominate the research agenda. The persistent separation of national perspectives on the Holocaust and its artistic representation not only opposes current theoretical trends, but also contradicts the political and socio-cultural realities of the Nazi crimes.
Historical Auto/Biographies in the Arts
March 25-26 (Le Mans), March 27 (Angers), 2015
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 41 No. 1 | March 2015
"Forms of Life, Forms of Death"
In collaboration with Outis! Journal of (Post)European Philosophy
Deadline for Submission: June 30, 2014
Eudora Welty Society: Eudora Welty and Multimedia
As we witness the rapidity with which various systems-theoretical approaches have begun to gain critical and literary currency, we would like to consider the relations among narrative, structure, and system.
The 2014 Rice University English Graduate Symposium welcomes individual and panel proposals that address any of the following topics as they relate to any and all forms of narrative across all time periods and disciplines: