As budget priorities and funding principles continue to shift in university administrations and government policies favoring the further advancement of STEM fields, one of the most salient, emerging strategies to bolster enrollment in foreign language and humanities courses has been to embrace technology in teaching both within the classroom and without. Indeed, the need to incorporate technology at the foundation of course offerings is evidenced in its frequent mention in course descriptions and even in announcements for new faculty and lecturer searches.
RSAA 2017: Transporting Romanticism: Mediation and Mobility
16-18 February 2017
Wellington, New Zealand
Co-hosted by Massey University and Victoria University of Wellington
Proposals due: 20 August 2016
Gift exchange is odd, even paradoxical. Giving requires calculation; one must consider the recipient’s need and one’s capacities. And, after the gift is given, expectation sets in. Was it well received? Will it be reciprocated? As many have noted, the gift, though ostensibly selfless, is very much an interested activity. All the calculations leading up to and following a gift exchange reveal the rules that govern a society, even the tacit ones. The gift is an object and a process. The gift moves, and it also—as a keepsake or memorial—stays put. The gift is personal, social, and cosmic.
Studies in the History of the English Language (SHEL) 10
SHEL 10 will be hosted by the English Department at the University of Kansas on June 2-4, 2017. This 10th anniversary conference in the SHEL series seeks to allow scholars to explore long-standing and emerging questions in the study of the history of the English language (HEL). The conference invites abstracts and workshop proposals from all linguistic approaches to and methodological perspectives on HEL, and welcomes presentations on all varieties and periods of the language. (More information on the conference website: http://shel10.ku.edu/)
Deadline for abstracts and workshop proposals: November 1, 2016
I am looking for papers for multiple panels for the PCA/ACA Motherhood/Fatherhood Area on any aspect of motherhood and or fatherhood in popular culture.
Possible topics to consider include, but are not limited to, the following:
-TV shows, including talk shows, family dramas, sitcoms, and animation
-print and electronic journalism and gossip rags; magazines
-the internet and digital technologies
-advertising and marketing
-visual art including photography, scrapbooking, mixed media
-film; performance; music
-best-selling literatures including mommy lit, momoirs, dadoirs, and dadlit
Below is a call for proposals for a traditional panel at the SEA in Tulsa March 4-7, 2017.
Please feel free to be in touch with questions.
Heritage Tourism and Race in the Early Americas
Cathy Rex, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
This panel seeks to explore the ways in which early American landmarks, events, sites,
and even gift shops, are marketed as authentic “heritage” tourist experiences but often
ignore the complex racial dynamics that undergird them and recolonize historic peoples
Ever since Paul J. Crutzen popularized the use of the term ‘Anthropocene’ to describe our current epoch, the word has carried apocalyptic implications: visions of a world in which human civilization has collapsed or the species has been totally eradicated from planet Earth. Meanwhile, new movements in contemporary philosophy from speculative realism to new materialism and beyond have sought to disrupt Enlightenment ontologies that place human beings in a centralized position for either philosophy or environmental thought. The Anthropocene, however, is only the latest manifestation of attempts to conceptualize massive destruction on a global scale.
This panel seeks to explore the explosion of cinematic excellence and exploration, perhaps unparalleled in cinema history, that occurred in Italy following the end World War II and continued until the 1970's. While this panel welcomes papers on some of the more artistically ambitious and celebrated of these films and filmmakers, it is also very much interested in the numerous ways that Italian cinema changed not only the art film but a host of popular genres as well, such as the Western, police drama, the horror film, and even science fiction.
This roundtable seeks to tackle the vexed yet essential issue of Shakespeare in translation. Panelists are encouraged to approach this in a number of ways, such as direct translation and intercultural adaptation. Papers could discuss a particular translation of a particular play, compare and contrast previous translations, explore a more open adaptation, or discuss the aesthetic, cultural, even political issues at stake when translating Shakespeare. Papers are not restricted to textual translation, as papers on dramatic or cinematic translation and adaptation are also very much welcome.
While literary responses to the Great War remain central to scholarship on 20th century British literature, British authors writing in the immediate aftermath of WWII have garnered far less critical attention. Poised as they were between their modernist predecessors’ “radical break,” and their post-colonial successors’ challenges to cultural orthodoxies, most post-WWII authors have come to be regarded as comparatively minor, singular, or idiosyncratic. For many critics, the diminution of Empire and the rise of the social welfare state produced not “giants,” but artists in disgruntled retreat from the modern world. Even the socially conscious “Angry Young Men,” perhaps the era’s most celebrated authors, are, in the words of Terry Eagleton, “individualis
Call for Papers for the 22nd Annual Dickens Society Symposium
Theme: “Interdisciplinary Dickens”
July 14-16, 2017, College of General Studies, Boston University
Co-Sponsored by the Dickens Society and The Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning at CGS, Boston University
Watchung Review invites scholarly papers on the theme of migrations and identity. This is a timely topic, both in academic work and in the media, and one which calls on the rich work of postcoloniality, movement and migration in literature, rhetoric, and interdisciplinary studies on migration and identity. We encourage submissions which approach these deeply political issues head on, and also papers which interpret the theme more broadly by investigating issues of migration arising in a variety of periods, intellectual spaces and through a range of critical and theoretical lenses.
Topics of interest may include but are not limited to:
The College of Health and Social Sciences and the Center for Research and Education on Gender and Sexuality cordially invite you to:
Black/Feminist/Lesbian/Queer/Trans* Cultural Production: A Symposium Honoring the 20th Anniversary of Cheryl Dunye’s “The Watermelon Woman”
September 23-24, 2016
San Francisco State University
A symposium hosted by the University of Alabama Department of English
April 21-22, 2017, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Call for Papers
Postcolonial Interventions: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Postcolonial Studies
Vol. II, Issue 1 (January 2017)
A few years ago, Stephen Greenblatt had noted,