Subscribe to RSS - cultural studies and historical approaches

cultural studies and historical approaches

Doctor Virtualis 15: Mystics and Knowledge

updated: 
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 3:18pm
Università degli Studi di Milano
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

https://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/DoctorVirtualis/index

The most fundamental question from which this journal’s number arise is the following: is it possible to compare the specific attitude of a line of medieval mysticism thought with some aspects of contemporary thought? Which are important in particular?

A first element concerns the typical model of monastic reflection of the 12th century, in which the mystical perspective, with a strongly metaphorical language, drafts a cognitive itinerary in which the subject assimilates itself to the known object (dynamics that is illustrated with the analogy of the relationship between the lover and the loved).

In the thick of it: a study of hair and its intersections with identity, politics, and culture.

updated: 
Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 5:25pm
Darina Pugacheva/Louisiana State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Hair as a source of a serious study and research is often trivialized and overlooked. The Foreword to the volume entitled Hair: Styling, Culture and Fashion (2008) expresses the idea that “hair [has] exciting and diverse potential as an academic topic […], so critical analysis of its practice and experience provides a fascinating and engaging entry point to contemporary debates around the body and its fashioning” (ix).  It calls for “a serious approach” to hair, as “a subject area richly deserving of new research” (ix).  Indeed, hair is an exciting field of research that recently, mostly due to the rise of fashion and hairstyles of African diaspora, has started to get more recognition.

(Kalamazoo 2019) Exchanging Cultures: Anglo-French Relations in the Middle Ages

updated: 
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 9:23am
Steven F. Kruger, Medieval Studies Certificate Program, Graduate Center, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Scholars agree that English and French, whether language, literature, or culture, had a strong relationship in the Middle Ages. Despite their mutual interactions and back-and-forth distribution of power, the portrayal of the relationship has remained fairly static, frequently described as French influence on English writing but not the other way around. Rather than a unidirectional influence, however, we should perhaps consider the relationship to be one of exchange. How might English ideas have influenced French ones? How might both peoples have viewed each other on a day-to-day level?

The Materiality of the Word (NeMLA 2019)

updated: 
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 9:23am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

In a letter to his friend Axel Kaun, Samuel Beckett once described the “terrible materiality of the word surface” that faces every writer as they set pen to page. Their goal, Beckett claims, is to puncture this surface, boring holes into the word so that a different materiality “lurking behind” it might seep through. When the word is filled with holes, when what is said is ineffable and indescribable, it is no longer subordinated to its representative function. Rather, the word reveals its own sense and sensuousness, its materiality entirely distinct from that of its referent. The “sounding of impossible bodies” of the voices of the dead in M.

The Politics of Escapism

updated: 
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 9:23am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The Politics of Escapism

Seminar at the 2019 NeMLA Convention

Washington, DC, March 21 - 24, 2019

Co-Organizers:

Greg Sharzer, Kyung Hee University (gsharzer@gmail.com); Keith O'Regan, York
University (keith.oregan@gmail.com)

CFP Libraries, Archives, Museums and Digital Humanities

updated: 
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 9:24am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Call for Papers

 LIBRARIES, ARCHIVES, MUSEUMS AND DIGITAL HUMANITIES Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA) 40th Annual Conference, February 20-23, 2019 Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center Albuquerque, New Mexico http://www.southwestpca.org Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2018 

The Indian Novel and the State

updated: 
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 9:24am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This panel will take up the question of state power as it relates to the aesthetics of the 20th- and 21st-century Indian novel. How do the form and content of the novel inform our understanding of Indian political histories as they emerge from the encounters between the state and its others? In seeking an answer to this question, this panel will attempt to understand the literary discourse of state-led development and its aesthetic claims as they come into contact with counter-discursive forms of identity and belonging. Possible topics include but are not limited to: the postcolonial bildungsroman, the role of autobiography in nationalist discourse, national realism, and subaltern imaginings of the state.

Very Special Episodes Anthology

updated: 
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 9:29am
Jonathan Cohn, University of Alberta
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 10, 2018

Very Special Episodes: Event Television and Social Change Anthology

Edited by Jonathan Cohn and Phil Scepanski 

 

Abstracts/Proposals (300 words) due December 10th.

Chapters (no longer than 6000 words) due April 1st

Please submit queries and proposals to:  cohn@ualberta.caand scepanski.phil@gmail.com

 

[CfP] Heidelberg Center for American Studies 16th Annual Spring Academy Conference

updated: 
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 9:29am
Heidelberg Center for American Studies at Heidelberg University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Call for Papers

 

The sixteenth HCA Spring Academy on American Culture, Economics, Geography, History, Literature, Politics, and Religion will be held from March 18-22, 2019. The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) invites applications for this annual one-week conference that provides twenty international Ph.D. students with the opportunity to present and discuss their Ph.D. projects.

 

The HCA Spring Academy will also offer participants the chance to work closely with experts in their respective fields of study. For this purpose, workshops held by visiting scholars will take place during this week.

 

Pages