The past, the present and the future are united by tensions. Tensions between them; their ideologies, landscapes and temporal climates, and tensions they share; questions of identity, art and social responsibility. Every generation faces political binaries as we struggle to reconcile a world fraught with difference. Not only are our understandings of race, gender and nation constantly shifting in relation to new discoveries and ideas, but the ways in which we communicate these ideas are in dialogue.
Announcing a Call for Papers for the MIT History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture + Art Graduate Student Conference to be held on October 14, 2017, featuring a keynote address by Dr. Julia Bryan-Wilson.
polemic… Polemic? POLEMIC!
The 2017 Futures of American Studies Institute at Dartmouth College
MONDAY JUNE 19, 2017 - SUNDAY JUNE 25, 2017.
DIRECTOR: Donald E. Pease (Dartmouth College)
Women in Literature MMLA 2017—“Literatures from the Lockdown”
Thinking about this year’s MMLA theme, “Art and Activism,” led us to consider the ways in which women’s art and women’s activism have been “locked down.” Sometimes women’s art and women’s activism locks itself down; after all, Audre Lorde once proclaimed at an MLA conference, “What does it mean when the tools of a racist patriarchy are used to examine the fruits of that same patriarchy? It means that only the most narrow perimeters of change are possible and allowable.” How, then, do we escape the lockdown? How do we empower even as we resist?
‘Aggression, Transgression, and the Avant-garde’
A One-Day Interdisciplinary Conference at the University of Edinburgh
Call for Papers
"The twentieth century will undoubtedly have discovered the related categories of exhaustion, excess, the limit, and transgression – the strange and unyielding form of these irrevocable movements which consume and consummate us."
Michel Foucault, Language, Counter-Memory, Practice
“The philosophy of lying can be full of dark corners” (Saint Augustine, On Lying, 395 A.D.). Over time, in all spheres of the human experience, the attempts to define the concept of ‘lying’ have been numerous and have resulted in a dichotomous relationship with either ‘truth’ or ‘reality’. Both elusive and tempting, lying is a mode of communicate and influence others’ beliefs and behaviours which reveals itself in a wide range of forms: imagination, creation, invention, artifice, (dis)simulation, omission, pretence, change, disfiguration, deception, forgery, manipulation, etc.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
Authenticity, Performance, and (‘Post’)Truth in Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media
With Professor Helen Wood (University of Leicester) as keynote speaker
The Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York, is delighted to announce its 8th Annual Postgraduate Symposium on 22 June 2017.
Queer Studies of The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals.
Wednesday-Sunday, 18-22 October 2017
St. Louis, MO
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch
Address: 315 Chestnut St, St. Louis, MO 63102, Phone: 314-655-1234
Proposals will be accepted from any area relating to queer studies, history and culture. Potential topics could include, but are not limited to:
The Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Conference in English Literature welcomes papers on this year’s theme:
April 29, 2017 @ Stanford University
“Fiction must stick to facts, and the truer the facts the better the fiction...” -Virginia Woolf
Nietzsche defines truth as “a mobile army of metaphors, metonymies, anthropomorphisms, in short, a sum of human relations…which, after lengthy use, seem firm, canonical and binding to a people.” For whom is it binding, and in what sense are they bound?
2017 Midwest Modern Language Association Conference
“Artists and Activists”
November 9-12, 2017
Permanent Section Call for Papers: Irish Studies