Alongside groundbreaking innovations in the disciplines of philosophy, law, and medicine, the thinkers of the Scottish Enlightenment were also very influential historiographers. Historians such as David Hume, William Robertson, and John Millar wrote histories that both upheld and challenged the norms of the genre, while historiographers like Adam Smith and Adam Ferguson would shape the discussion of how to write histories throughout the nineteenth century. The Scottish project of "Improvement" in the first half of the eighteenth century created the intellectual climate that would privilege the teaching of new types of historical thought that would serve Scotland as a roadmap to move into a commercial age.
Seeking proposals for the seminar "Epic as World Genre" for the upcoming ACLA conference (Harvard University, March 17-20, 2016).
View this seminar description on the ACLA site: http://www.acla.org/seminar/epic-world-genre
Please submit a 250-word abstract and CV here (between 9/1 and 9/23) here: www.acla.org/annual-meeting
You may contact Erin Singer (the seminar organizer) at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Call for Papers, CEA 2016
creation [Special Topics: Composition and Rhetoric]
47th Annual Conference | March 31-April 2, 2016 | Denver, CO
"And as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen
Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name."
William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream
Proposals will be accepted online at www.cea-web.org beginning August 15, 2015.
Submission deadline: November 1, 2015
The Bane of Their Existence: Making Interdisciplinary Humanities Matter
2016 will mark the tenth anniversary of the groundbreaking anthology The Transgender Studies Reader (Routledge, 2006, eds. Susan Stryker and Stephen White). Since then, transgender individuals, issues, and politics have gained more prominence in the mainstream than ever before. In popular culture, openly trans actors, writers, performers, and activists are commanding respect and wider audiences – two of the most visible being Janet Mock and Laverne Cox.
Call for Papers - VISUALIZING THE STREET
ASCA Cities Project - Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, University of Amsterdam
Keywords: visual culture, the street, digital media, street photography, visual practice, cell phone registration, architectural visualizations, the everyday
Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Professor Gillian Rose (The Open University)
Fairy Tales, Folk Lore and Legends
Call for Submissions 2016
Monday 14th March – Wednesday 16th March 2016
Empathy has for a long time been recognized to play a crucial role in ethics and moral psychology, even though its precise contribution is still under dispute. Especially in the 18th century philosophers of the Scottish Enlightenment attributed to 'sympathy' - understood as the capacity to 'put oneself in another's place' - a central role for the foundation of morality. Other theorists, though, have been more skeptical about the contribution of empathy to explaining fundamental moral ideas and norms, and there are similar debates about the relative importance of empathy with regard to the explanation of moral learning and the internalization of moral norms.
Professor Robert Miles (University of Victoria)
Professor Roger Luckhurst (Birkbeck – University of London)
Professor Tanya Krzywinska (Falmouth University)
Lesley Megahey (director of the BBC film Schalken, the Painter)
Chapter proposals are invited for an edited collection tentatively titled Representing the Other Half: Essays on Poverty in American Popular Culture (under contract with McFarland). The volume will seek to interrogate the ways in which poverty has been depicted (and/or ignored) across a variety of media, including but not limited to fiction, non-fiction, poetry, film, photography, painting, music, radio, etc.
Questions to be considered, among others: When, why, and how do producers of popular culture represent and/or ignore poverty? How do those representations influence the idea of poverty in the American cultural imaginary? In turn, how does that imaginary interact with policy? What role might the scholar/critic play in this process?
Call for papers: Collection of Essays on 21st-Century British Fiction & the City
I am seeking contributions by scholars from any relevant discipline to an edited collection focusing on 21st-Century British fiction's engagement with the city or urban environment. Once the collection is finalized, it will be submitted to and peer-reviewed by a press that has indicated interest.
The deadline for submission of a 750-1000 word abstract is November 16, 2015. Send your submission electronically to email@example.com along with a brief C.V.
Dr. Magali Cornier Michael is Professor of English at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.
On the surface, notoriety, visuality and celebrity culture oversaturate the information age. But what insidious formations lurk beneath the glossy surface? Faceless monsters dwell behind black screens—paradoxically both numbing factories of the masses and liberating tools of the dispossessed. Does this anonymity transform us into voiceless dolls that preserve the misogynistic power structures or grant us power through simulated online versions of ourselves. While menacing conglomerates practice institutionalized discrimination and witless pariahs face the backlash, moralized hackers expose hidden weaknesses that often bring those responsible to light.
The Way of All Flesh
English Student Association Conference
City University of New York, the Graduate Center
"Where are we to put the limit between the body and the world, since the world is flesh?" (Merleau-Ponty, The Visible and the Invisible, 138)
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