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Call for Papers: Art, Activism, and the Pursuit of a Better Life

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 11:43am
Wendy Chase, Interdisciplinary Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019

Recently there has been a surge in art of dissent as creators and performers respond to the uptick of injustice, inequality, and authoritarianism around the world. In the wake of the Gezi Taksim protests, public performance and graffiti art exploded throughout Instanbul; Syrian artists have been documenting their pain and satirizing Assad’s brutal regime through digital art, posters, and graffiti since 2011; in Russia, Pussy Riot staged unsanctioned guerrilla concerts against the authoritarian practices of the Vladimir Putin; in China, Ai Weiwei and Jacob Applebaum stuffed panda bears with shredded NSA documents and embedded micro chips containing sensitive information, distributing some to institutions where they could be safely guarded as art objects.

CFP German Women Writers (MMLA 2019)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:47am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 5, 2019

2019 MMLA Conference Theme

"Duality, Doubles and Doppelgängers”

Chicago, IL

November 14-17, 2019

http://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/callforpapers/

Panel: German Women Writers

Topic: Open

We are seeking papers which deal with the literary texts and lives of German-speaking women writers from any period and in any genre. Papers that engage with the Convention theme of “Duality, Doubles and Doppelgängers” are especially welcome.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

[UPDATE] Ontologies: Special issue of The Comparatist

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 2:36pm
The Comparatist
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

We welcome contributions that examine the turn to ontology in the humanities and the social sciences. What does the shift to ontology signify? What is it purporting to correct or overcome? What is its relation to prior turns (such as the linguistic turn and the cultural turn)? Is the turn to ontology an attempt to liberate continental philosophy from its infatuation with language and power, from its obsession with mediation, relationality, and subjectivity? What are the politics of this turn to ontology? Is it more receptive to non-European thought and to the nonhuman? What kind of philosophy or literary theory emerges when ontology is taken as the starting point?  

Topics of interest could include:

Object-Oriented Ontology

2019 Conference: Historical Novel conference, academic stream

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:05am
Historical Novel Society Australasia
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

‘History Repeats’

Historical Novel Society Australasia 2019 Conference

25-27 October 2019, Rydalmere Campus, Western Sydney University.

Academic Stream: Sunday 27 October

On the final day of the HNSA conference, we will bring together postgraduates, academics, and other interested scholars to consider the complexities of the genre of historical fiction and its readership. What counts as an historical novel is increasingly up for grabs: in terms of period (what counts as ‘the past’—and how past is past?), and the porosity of the boundaries of genre (viz. how historical is historical fantasy?).

Giving Voice to the Voiceless

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 11:32am
Viviana Pezzullo / Florida Atlantic University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Giving Voice to the Voiceless

Confronting Language Face-to-Face: A Pedagogical Roundtable on Critical Reflection

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:42am
Jodie Barker / University of Nevada, Reno
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

“Reflection makes all of us self-aware. It challenges us to think deeply about how we learn and why and why not. [It] deepens ownership [and] helps us get comfortable with uncomfortable. Perhaps most importantly, reflection helps us advocate for ourselves and support others.” –Angela Stockman

 

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