In her recent book about the role of childhood studies in the humanities, Anna Mae Duane writes, "The study of children, often seen as peripheral to the important work of understanding social, political, national, and ethnic structures, allows us to rethink the very foundations underlying these structures." This panel will explore how children play central roles in "social, political, national, and ethnic structures" and consider the ways in which literary representations of childhood participate in this process. When we study child characters and fictional depictions of childhood, what new insights are revealed about social and cultural institutions? How have those roles shifted over time throughout American literature and culture?
CALL FOR PAPERS
International Conference on
COMPARING COMPARATIVE LITERATURES
DEPARTMENT OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
Old and New Media in Puerto Rican Literature and Culture
Representation, technology, labor, construction of self and community. Mediatic heteroglossia: print, film, animation, graphic novels, digital, artisanal texts. 300-word abstracts by 15 March 2015; Radost Rangelova (email@example.com).
Despite the ubiquity of the peripatetic figure in the modernist text, the early twentieth century is marked by persistent tensions on the traveller: as technological innovations granted greater mobility, the state moved to restrict motion. By the 1880s, transatlantic steamship crossing, once a weeks-long affair, could be completed in a mere five days, yet the introduction of mandatory passports in the West about 1914 meant the global traveler faced increasing juridical restrictions on their movement. These forces share a common thread: they are structured and made possible by paperwork.
Call for Papers: Imagining the Future Together: Critical Essays on Indigenous Science Fiction
Paper proposals are now being accepted for a collection of essays potentially to be published for the new imprint at the University of Wales press for critical work on the genre of Indigenous science fiction.
For a good introduction to the genre, see Walking the Clouds: An Anthology of Indigenous Science Fiction edited by Grace Dillon.
Call for papers: The politics of art and art scenes in Latin America
The upcoming issue will examine the political function of art in diverse contexts in Latin America. The issue aims to discuss the implications and consequences of the formation of Latin American contemporary art scenes, with respect to artists' ability to reflect and influence their local political situation, as well as the possibility of cooperation between artists and art scenes across contexts and countries.
We invite contributors from diverse disciplinary backgrounds to submit essays, exhibition reviews or interviews that address the theme "The politics of art and art scenes in Latin America" through a high variety of possible angles.
We seek articles responding to the CFP below by April 30, 2015 for Vol. 2 Issue 1 of Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry.
The University of Chicago Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts will host a two-day conference addressing the theme of Theory and Practice. The conference seeks to explore the tenuous relationship between theory and practice in the human and social sciences, and the practical dimensions of theoretical interventions in struggles for political emancipation, institutional structures, and artistic, historical, and scientific movements.
Our keynote speaker will be Danielle S. Allen (UPS Foundation Professor, School of Social Sciences, Institute for Advanced Study).
Deadline extended to April 15!
These days the word "craft" gets attached to a lot—from cocktails to crochet, 3D printing to upcycled t-shirts, handmade paper to handmade pickles. And this trend only appears to be growing as craft is closely connected to the DIY movement: a wide-ranging, ever-expanding, and sometimes controversial field of work and play.
THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE CONFERENCE
"Bridging: Past & Present"
Literature, Rhetoric & Composition, TESL, Creative Writing and Education
This year's theme is "Bridging: Past & Present." Following the theme is encouraged but not required. Submissions that follow the theme will be given priority. The E.L.C. provides a platform for students to
present research on their field of interest. Our hope is to give students an opportunity to practice presenting in a conference setting, network with fellow scholars, receive constructive feedback, and add public speaking experience as well a published abstract to resumes and CVs. Presentations will be 10-12 minutes long. Students may read papers or give more informal talks.