Call for Abstracts for Essays in Why Charity: The Politics and Ethics of Charities and Charitable Giving Today
Call for submissions to an edited collection requested by publisher
Since his seminal writing on The Sandman (1989-present) and long since before and after on works such as Batman, Miracleman, The Books of Magic, The Endless, Stardust, The Graveyard Book, etc. from adult graphic novels (Neverwhere) to voluminous amounts of children's graphic novels and illustrated texts (Coraline, Chu's Day, Fortunately, the Milk, Hansel and Gretel etc.), Neil Gaiman has established himself as one of the most prominent, if not prolific, writers in the medium of sequential art in the late twentieth and twenty-first century.
This panel has two related aims:
1) To present new readings of Beckett through the lens of Adorno and/or Badiou
2) To juxtapose Adorno and Badiou's reading of Beckett in order to show how each illuminates ethical and political shortcomings in the other
Please send a 250-500 word abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1.
The Modernist Studies conference will be held from November 17-20, 2016, in Pasadena, California.
Thursday, 15 September 2016, University of Bologna, Dipartimento di Storia Culture e Civiltà, San Giovanni in Monte, Bologna, Italy
Laura Ingalls Wilder: Critical Perspectives
Since 1932, when Laura Ingalls Wilder published her first novel, Little House in the Big Woods, Americans have been fascinated by Wilder's representation of the American frontier and pioneer life. That fascination has been renewed with the 2014 publication of Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography. Edited by Pamela Smith Hill and published by the South Dakota Historical Society, Pioneer Girl offers readers a view into Wilder's life and her writing process. Hill's introduction and extensive annotations, intended at least in part for an academic audience, allow readers to see Wilder, her life, and her career in context.
5th Global Conference: The Health Project
Call for Presentations 2016
Monday 5th September – Wednesday 7th September 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
For the patient's position in the therapeutic relationship to be reconfigured, perhaps the healthcare professional's position needs to be likewise explored and reconsidered. For patienthood to be compatible with personhood, professionalism too may need to be compatible with personhood.
(Peter Bray and Teresa Casa, Beyond Diagnosis, 2014)
This MLA special session concerns cognitive psychology and environmental thinking, specifically, the relationship between theories of perception, ecocriticism, and modes of experiencing or constituting the environment.
Possible paper topics include but are not limited to:
-the history of philosophy and perceptual psychology
-environmental justice and disability studies
-Marxist and postmodern geography, design theory, urban studies, and architecture
-ecofeminism and ecopoetics, animal studies, new materialisms
-toxicity, climate change, and the Anthropocene
Please send ~300 word abstracts by 15 March 2016 to Jason Bell (email@example.com).
This is a CFP for Film & History Conference. 26-30 October 2016
The Hilton Milwaukee; Milwaukee, WI, USA
DEADLINE for abstracts: June 1, 2016
Cinematic transgression is about directors challenging or overcoming the status quo in their films, most often through shock and shlock to wake slumbering viewers with (sometimes hidden) social commentary. While each generation has spawned new notions or means of transgression in film, some have remained constant: sex, violence, gore, sacrilege, drugs, race, gender performance, etc. These films frequently are made by a director who is also an embodiment of transgression, whether or not they work within the mainstream system.
OPEN FIELD: GENDER, SEXUALITY, AND THE BLACK ATHLETE
Derrais A. Carter, Ph.D.
Portland State University
Department of Black Studies
Marta N. Mack-Washington, Ph.D.
University of Louisville
Department of Health and Sport Sciences
Libraries and archives play key roles in a surprisingly diverse group of films and television shows. Scenes in libraries often revolve around research and learning, and appear more frequently in certain genres: horror, school, and mystery. The function of such heterotopic sites of knowledge is much more diverse than that, however. Libraries and archives have been sites of adventure (Indiana Jones and Last Crusade, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, & The Librarian), safety (The Day After Tomorrow), and beauty (What Dreams May Come & Beauty and the Beast), as well as passion (Atonement), triumph (The Shawshenk Redemption), social leveling (My Fair Lady & The Breakfast Club), and revelation (The Book Thief).
The World Literature area for the 2016 Northeast Popular/American Culture Association conference is accepting paper proposals from faculty and graduate students. NEPCA's 2016 annual conference will be held from October 21-22, 2016 at Keene State College in Keene, NH.
The NEPCA World Literature area welcomes papers that explore both individual works of world literature as well as contemporary issues in the field of World Literature. Questions under consideration could include how to understand what world literature is, how popular culture intersects with works of world literature, how best to teach works of world literature as well as the exploration of current trends in postcolonial, world and comparative literatures.
From its flawed notion of "separate but equal" to the rampant violence against black bodies throughout the twentieth century, the United States faced a clear racial divide perpetuated by its Jim Crow culture and the disenfranchisement of blacks. In response, on August 28, 1963, noted American civil rights activist, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, urging radical social and political change in a society marred by a rich history of segregation and discrimination. Since then, we have recognized this speech as a symbol of the enduring struggle for equal civil rights and the pursuit of the core values upon which the United States was based.
2016 marks the quartercentenary of Shakespeare's death and the upcoming issue of Postcolonial Interventions will focus on the continued relevance of multiple Shakespeares in the culture-scape of the postcolonial world. Not only were Shakespearean plays shaped in many ways by colonial discourses, especially discourses of racial difference, but Shakespearean plays also initially functioned as those "signs taken for wonders" through which the colonial administrators sought to consolidate imperial hegemony, as evident from such critical works as Post-Colonial Shakespeares (1999).
Problems We Can Name: Subverting Domesticity Past and Present
"I make these lists [of books] but when on earth will I ever get a chance to read these? Since having kids, instead of reading I do something with them or for them or clean up. I always have this sense of domestic responsibility that makes reading feel self-indulgent but that's ridiculous,"- Jennifer Egan
SAMLA 88: Thinking Utopia/Dystopia through Decolonization
(SAMLA-88; Jacksonville, FL, USA 4-6 Nov 2016)
South Atlantic Modern Language Association, 88th Annual Conference in Jacksonville, Florida, USA 4-6 Nov. 2016.
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront