"Rigor of beauty is the quest," writes Williams in his preface to "Paterson." "But how will you find beauty when it is locked in the mind past all remonstrance?" For the 2015 ALA conference in Boston (May 20-24), the Charles Olson Society invites proposals on beauty and mid-twentieth-century American poetry. Although the 1950s are perhaps best known for the rise of the Beats, the Confessionals, and the Black Mountain poets, these were also the years of Adrienne Rich's early formalist work ("Aunt Jennifer's Tigers"), as well as some of the best work of Richard Wilbur, Theodore Roethke, and other strong poets working with traditional forms.
Call for Papers (CFP):
Please join us for the 3rd Annual CCQ Humanities Conference to be held Wednesday, March 25th through Thursday, March 26th 2015. The Community College of Qatar was established in 2010 through the efforts of Her Heighness Sheikha Mozah as a leading educational institution, providing higher education and diverse opportunities for life-long learning. For the first Humanities Conference, the theme was "Seeing Life, Life As Seen: Constructing Reality" and in the second year "Re-Imagining the World: Borders, Boundaries, and Being." This year our conference theme is "Paradigms of Power: Uses and Abuses."
For Plato, as it is only too well known, imitation was an unwelcome way of bringing falsity to the world. What is connoted by the word "imitation" is first of all a kind of copying, repetition and/or substitution of that which, otherwise, may be modified by the adjective "authentic", applicable to nouns ranging from "life" and "feeling" to "signature", "document" and, of course, "text".
AFEA Conference - University of La Rochelle, FRANCE, May 27-30, 2015
Popular Music Workshop
Roots & Routes: Movement, Stasis, and Rootedness in American Popular Music
David Diallo (Université de Bordeaux) and Elsa Grassy (Université de Strasbourg)
A missed connection is an attempt to reach out to a stranger whom one has encountered in the past, often with the hope of establishing an emotional or physical contact. At its core is a search for a new beginning or, at least, the potential of a closure.
Literature offers countless examples of missed connections: desperate lovers and failed revenge, comedies of errors and Kafkaesque scenarios, cultural gaps, open endings and unfinished novels. These unfulfilled encounters are never concretized, yet they can be sources of inspiration for writers for whom absence is a productive condition.
Conference Title: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (6th Annual)
Theme: "Partitions and/of Empire"
Keynote: John Carlos Rowe, University of Southern California
Date: April 18, 2015
Location: Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
Deadline for Proposal Submission: March 2, 2015
call for papers
The Lisbon Consortium invites applications for:
V LISBON SUMMER SCHOOL FOR THE STUDY OF CULTURE
June 22nd through 28th 2015
Applications until January 31st 2015
"Collective intelligence has to organise itself into a hostile intelligence — also in the sense of inoculating the host as a malignant parasite. An alien intelligence is not concerned with any orthodoxy, it proliferates and organises its own heresies".
ASAP/Journal, the new scholarly journal of ASAP: The Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present, is accepting articles and artist interviews as well as alternative format criticism for its 2016 and 2017 volumes. Journal issues are published triannually by the Johns Hopkins University Press.
Along with its general popularity, sport as an object of academic study has been steadily growing for decades across disciplinary boundaries. As such, this year's Sports Studies Symposium seeks to explore the state of the study of sport.
We invite papers that examine the current state of the study of sport; for example:
• High-level descriptions of the current methodologies in a specific discipline as it relates to sport;
• Analyses of the main active questions on which a specific discipline focuses when looking at sport;
• Discussions of cross-disciplinary research or approaches to the study of sport.
• Of course, this is by no means an exhaustive list; a myriad of approaches are welcome and encouraged.