Interférences littéraires/Literaire interferenties is a peer-reviewed, international and multilingual open-access journal devoted to the interaction between literature and cultural and societal practices. The word “interference” denotes a situation of unsolicited or even unnecessary intervention, the conjunction of clearly distinct phenomena. If literature, and in particular the reservoir of texts commonly categorized as ‘modern’, has delineated itself and has been projected with a strong sense of autonomy vis-à-vis social, cultural, ideological or scientific discourses and material conditions, neither its production nor its reception ever happens in a vacuum.
Fashion and Photography: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference
29th to 30th June 2018
We are currently accepting proposals for papers and presentations to be featured at an exciting new Fashion and Photography Event in Palermo, Sicily, June 2018. Italy has a long-standing and highly valued history of fashion, and a highly developed fashion sense. Sicily is home to a number of internationally famous fashion designers such as Stefano Gabbana (of Dolce and Gabbana) and Arcangela Aiello, and Palermo is the heart of the island. We are excited to host our event there.
2nd Global Conference: Music &... Nationalism
29th to 30th June 2018
The spectre of national anthems being sung at mass events, political rallies and the use of pop music and established musicians providing endorsements at political rallies suggest that the relationship between music and the spirit nationalism is as strong as it has been since its emergence as a feature of 19th century romantic music. This conference aims to bring together interdisciplinary research perspectives on the relationship between music and nationalism.
The so-called “Golden Age” of American science fiction coincided with the mythologizing of the American home in the two decades following WW II as an idealized site for the realization of a certain conception of “American values.” While science fiction might seem an unlikely genre in which to explore and question ideas of domesticity, much science fiction in and since the 1950s has done just that.
Nigerian print and electronic media were beset by a revenue crisis in the late 1980s and early 1990s. In the context of structural adjustment of the country’s economy, the so-called Fourth Estate became a victim of its own success when its century-long visionary pursuit of democracy and social justice could no longer be sustained by old expectations based on circulation and advertisement. That apparent economic crisis was exacerbated by political problems arising from draconian military practices of rule, censorship, direct intimidation, and the corruption or cooptation of media ethics.
Graduate English Association, Department of English, University of Toronto
April 27, 2018
Keynote Speaker: Professor Julietta Singh (University of Richmond)
Language is legislation, speech is its code. We do not see the power which is in speech because we forget that all speech is a classification, and that all classifications are oppressive.
Roland Barthes (1977)
Special Issue on “Data Journalism - Practice, Problems and Pedagogy” (Volume 28, Issue 1, June 2018)
Guest Editor: Kayt Davies Head of the Journalism Program, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia
Data journalism is blazing new trails through the media landscape, tackling big issues, illuminating social patterns and exposing connections, but doing it requires skills additional to the usual journalistic canon.
How are journalists finding ways to interrogate and present data stories? How are educators rising to the challenge of teaching data journalism skills? This special issue of Asia Pacific Media Educator aims to document the new ideas and approaches being embraced by journalists and educators.
Call for Proposals
Johnson C. Smith University is please to announce a call for our Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supported 2018 Interdisciplinary Humanities Spring Seminar, scheduled for March 12-13. This year, we will focus on two topics: “What is the future and consequence of migration?” and “Global and Voices in Charlotte, NC (and similar urban environments)”. We are very pleased to announce that our keynote speaker for this event will be award-winning poet Tess Taylor.
The Graduate Comics Organization at the University of Florida invites applicants from all stages of their careers, including independent scholars and imagetext creators, to submit proposals to the 15th UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, “ImageTech: Comics and Materiality.” The conference will be held from Friday, April 6 through Sunday, April 8, 2018. Keynote speakers include Dr. Anastasia Salter (University of Central Florida) and Dr. Mita Mahato (University of Puget Sound).
Call for Papers: Special Issue, The Comparatist
General Editor: Zahi Zalloua (Whitman College)