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Immersive Identities: Measuring the Reality of Virtual Spaces

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:50pm
NEMLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

NEMLA 2018 - Pittsburg April 12-15, 2018

This panel engages a debate surrounding virtual reality and immersive story telling: do subjects project their real selves into virtual worlds, or do they use them to experience alternative identities?

By closing experiential gaps between the virtual and corporal, immersive virtual spaces can be experienced as real. Accordingly, virtual reality and immersive story telling can encourage subjects to express their real social behaviors, emotions, or morals. Similarly, subjects often experience virtual worlds in this manner, despite the presence of fictive or fictional elements.

Inclusion and Exclusion: Teaching LGBT Issues in the French Language Classroom

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:50pm
NEMLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

NEMLA 2018 - Pittsburg April 12-15, 2018

Roundtable 

In the 21st century classroom, whether students learn how to develop a variety of intellectual perspectives, acquire skills to manage social and civic responsibilities, or refine professional tools for their future career, diversity is an ever-present imperative. In order to support diversity in all its forms, the language curriculum should engage with LGBT issues in ways that reflect current social changes and issues and that question heterosexist norms and assumptions.

Global Perspectives: Fostering Interdisciplinarity in the French Curriculum

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:50pm
NEMLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

NEMLA 2018 - Pittsburg April 12-15, 2018

In order to prepare globally-competent students with social responsibility and an understanding of current events, classroom content shifts toward communication, collaboration, and problem solving across cultural, racial, and linguistic boundaries. As these 21st century skills and aptitudes gain importance in a curriculum or course, where does this leave room for the more traditional francophone literature, language and even culture courses?

The Meaning of Food Interdisciplinary Conference on Representations of Food in the Arts & Humanities

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:51pm
Elon University, Wake Forest University, HighPoint University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

The Meaning of Food Interdisciplinary Conference on Representations of Food in the Arts & Humanities

Monday, March 26 to Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Call for Presentations: All proposals are due October 1st, 2017 (11:59 pm EST)

Sponsored by Elon University, High Point University and Wake Forest University

Visit our conference website for more details: http://meaningoffoodconference.com

 

The study of food—what we do or do not eat as well as how, when, where, why and with

whom we eat—is strongly linked to anthropological, cultural, social, political, and economic

Movement as Immobility - A Conference on Film and Christianity

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:52pm
Centre for Comparative Studies - University of Lisbon
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

In Simone Weil’s “First and Last Notebooks” we find a note that describes the sea as “a movement within immobility,” the “Image of primal matter”, which leads this Christian philosopher to see music also as a movement that “takes possession of all our soul—and this movement is nothing but immobility”. Perhaps this is an even more fitting description of film, with its images in motion. Its movements can reconnect us with the movements of the world, those motions in which a mysterious sense of order, what Weil calls immobility, arises.

ReFocus: The Films of Ousmane Sembène

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:52pm
Sérgio Dias Branco
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Senegalese Ousmane Sembène was one of the most important African artists of the 20th century as a writer and a film director. Yet there are only a handful of studies on his cinematic body of work. They usually adopt the same structure: the analysis of his films in chronological order. This essay collection tackles his work and legacy in a deeper way. Sembène articulated his observations in fiction films instead of documentaries, embracing the African tradition of telling and transmitting stories that creatively reflect the circumstances of a people. His films have strengthened the cause of liberation from colonial domination and other forms of oppression.

Exciting New Book Series

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:53pm
Palgrave Studies in Mediating Kinship, Representation, and Difference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

We invite monographs, edited collections, and shorter single-authored books (30,000 – 50,000 words) for the exciting new book series,

 

Palgrave Studies in Mediating Kinship, Representation, and Difference

 

Series editors: May Friedman, Associate Professor, Ryerson University (Canada); Silvia Schultermandl, Assistant Professor, University of Graz (Austria)

 

Visibility of Terrorism

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:54pm
Alan Rosenfeld / University of Hawai‘i West O‘ahu
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Panel on the "Visibility of Terrorism"

 

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