In many of his writings, the German sociologist Max Weber condemned the rationality of modern bureaucratic government which, for him, restricted an individual’s freedom by compartmentalizing society. His view of the dangers of the modern state is perhaps best illustrated in The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism where Weber notes that the “iron cage” of rationality extended to work as workers were forced, rather than compelled, to labor. Weber’s observation about the intersection between work and bureaucracy as the “iron cage of capitalism” has endured, in part, because of how thinkers, artists, and workers have continued to view the contemporary work-space.
The 48th Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention
Translingual and Transcultural Competence: Toward a Multilingual Future in the Global Era
Panel: Dying in American Literature: Death Spaces, Dream Spaces, No Spaces (Panel)
*** This is a call for article-length scholarly contributions for inclusion in a collection of essays broadly focused around the topic of women and video game "modding."***
With the proliferation of global media on the internet, Korean television dramas have quickly become a popular phenomenon.Not just permeating Asia, but also appearing in the U.S., the Middle East, Europe, and Spanish-speaking countries among others, these dramas lead to fans scrambling to provide subtitles in their own languages. Along with being enthralled with characters and storylines, fans find themselves listening to soundtracks and following their favorite actors to other Korean dramas.
Since the beginning of the 21st century, the literary practices of multilingual writers have gained increasing interest among researchers and have been discussed in terms of translingual literature (see Kellman 2000), language memoirs (see Nic Craith 2012) and questions of identity (see Besemeres 2002). An increasing number of multilingual writers have chosen to self-translate their works, thus writing the same text in different languages. While the practice of self-translation has a very long and rich tradition and continues to be widespread around the globe, for a long time it did not receive much critical attention within literary and translation studies.
Embracing Innovation: Transcending Tradition in Twenty-First Century Higher Education
CCRWT will present its fourth annual interdisciplinary conference on Friday, October 28, 2016. The primary objectives of this year's conference are to explore innovative pedagogical practices that both enrich and transcend traditional teaching methods, and to inspire a contemplative, cross-disciplinary dialogue regarding higher education in the twenty-first century.
"Everyday Americans need a champion. And I wannabe that champion!" (Clinton's campaign video 2015)
Hawthorne and Longfellow: Fictive and Poetic Visions of History and the Nation
This panel for the NeMLA 2017 Annual Convention, to be held in Baltimore, Maryland, from March 23 to March 26, 2017, seeks papers that examine the visions of history and the nation found in the works of Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882).
Special issue of The Soundtrack on ‘Sound and Music in Emerging Audiovisual Media’
South Atlantic Modern Language Association convention; Jacksonville, Florida; November 4-6, 2016
Dystopic Dickinson. Or Is It Utopic Dickinson?
This panel will explore how institutions dedicated to the collection, preservation, and circulation of material knowledge manage sexuality. Sex materials create conflicting imperatives for librarians. As one collections curator at the New York Public Library recently told a reporter, "We needed to collect life as it was lived… It was always part of our mandate." Yet librarians at NYPL also had a mandate to protect the mass of pornographic magazines, pulp novels, and fliers they collected by carefully regulating access to them. Until recently, sex materials at NYPL labeled with three stars required supervision. That one example illustrates how sequestration generally determines who can read about sex and under what conditions.
Revisiting the Final Girl: The 30th Anniversary of “Her Body, Himself”
Society for Cinema and Media Studies: Chicago IL, March 22 - 26, 2017
Confirmed keynote speakers:
David Kornhaber (University of Texas at Austin)
Martin Middeke (University of Augsburg)
Tragedy as a dramatic genre, theatrical practice, and mode of affect is defined by its longevity and rich tradition and has developed into an extraordinarily dynamic genre, firstly as a mode of narration, secondly as a phenomenon of transition and transformation between text and embodied performance that implies the crossing of medial boundaries, and thirdly in a transnational sense that implies the crossing of geographical borders.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Material Circulations, Appropriations and the Formation of Identities
in the Early Modern Period (16th-18th c.)
International Conference – March 2-4, 2017
Musée National de la Renaissance (Écouen), Musée Cognac-Jay (Paris, 3e),
Maison de la Recherche de l’Université Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris, 5e)
CFP: Gods, Icons, and Idols: Stars from Hollywood and Beyond
An area of multiple panels for the 2016 Film & History Conference:
Gods and Heretics: Figures of Power and Subversion in Film and Television October 26-October 30, 2016
The Milwaukee Hilton
Milwaukee, WI (USA)
[EXTENDED] DEADLINE for abstracts: July 15, 2016