With the opening of the Digital CoLab, Olin Library has established a physical space for collaborative work in the digital humanities. But why do the digital humanities need a space, let alone conferences, at all? We can see this movement happening outside of academia as well where digital, global networks have collected into hallmark centers; with trendy coworking spaces opening in major metropolitan areas and Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Google’s opening new campuses, the image of group computational work anchored to an iconic, single space has become both commonplace and powerful. What does the lab model, whether it be repurposing a single room or building a flagship campus, tell us about the state of the digital humanities?
Simon Fraser University English Graduate Conference 2017 - Liquidity: “Unpathed Waters, Undreamed Shores”
Location: Vancouver, BC / Conference date: July 7-8
From this perspective, water is no longer a singular, external object, but rather a material that animates us, and that we in turn animate. [...] water is no longer just something out there, but is very much the majority of what is in here, perpetually moving in a temporal flux. - Rita Wong, “Waters as Potential Paths to Peace”
Water, water, everywhere, / Nor any drop to drink. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Be water, my friend. - Bruce Lee, A Warrior’s Journey
Stories are fluid and mutable, forever in a state of flux, and gradually developing according to their shifting surroundings. While certain features of a story endure, other elements undergo changes. Indeed, in their homology between biological and cultural adaptation, Gary Bortolotti and Linda Hutcheon (2007) highlight the importance of persistence and diversity, as persistent and diverse replicators and narratives thrive in biology and culture respectively. Through exploring the persistent elements of a story, we can examine universal themes, timeless symbols and archetypal characters. Meanwhile, the areas of diversity offer insight into the plethora of contextual components framing a story.
Gendered Perspectives of Everyday Violence: Persistence, Resistance, and Healing
Ending Violence and Reproductive Oppression through Human Rights
Co-founder of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective
and Reproductive Justice Activist
The 18th Annual Feminist Graduate Student Association Symposium
cosponsored by the Center for Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
April 7, 2017
“‘Changing the Subject’: Subjectivity, Habitus, Behavior, and the End of the Subject”
Graduate Student Conference
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
May 4-5, 2017
Timothy Wientzen (Skidmore College)
Andrew Gaedtke (UIUC)*
The BMG Reading Group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites graduate students to present papers at its twelfth annual interdisciplinary conference, “Changing the Subject’: Subjectivity, Habitus, Behavior, and the End of the Subject.”
Call for Proposals:
Thank you for your interest in SCCC's annual Creative Writing Festival: A Celebration of Teaching and Writing. Our festival features four days of events held Monday, April 24- Thursday, April 27 at each of our three campuses (in Brentwood, Selden, and Riverhead, NY) preceding an all-day conference in Selden, NY on Friday, April 28, 2017.
The festival brings together students, poets, novelists, short story writers, dramatists, essayists, and creative writing professors for an engaging day of workshops, panel discussions, readings, and related events.
Tools of Transgression:
Diverse Strategies in Comparative Methodologies
UC Davis Department of Comparative Literature
Graduate Student Conference
October 6th and 7th, 2017
Call for Papers:
We are pleased to welcome Keynote speaker Barbara Fuchs from the University of California, Los Angeles.
DEFIANCE: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
**DEADLINE EXTENDED: May 8, 2017**
Hard times are coming, when we’ll be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now, can see through our fear-stricken society and its obsessive technologies to other ways of being, and even imagine real grounds for hope. We’ll need writers who can remember freedom – poets, visionaries – realists of a larger reality. […] We live in capitalism, its power seems inescapable – but then, so did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art. Very often in our art, the art of words.
The UK’s decision to leave the European Union constitutes the most momentous separation of British-European political culture since the Protestant Reformation. As scholarly and public interest in ideas of British political identity continues to sharpen, this conference explores themes of division and devolution in drama written at the dawn of the British Empire. Looking to Britain’s uncertain future by learning about its past can tell us much about how literature responds to drastic political change, not least in terms of the territories (real and imagined) with which it is invested. Recent events across the Atlantic also point to the complex dis/unities of political leadership, religion, and physical spaces.
UCLA Friends of English Southland Graduate Conference - Extended Deadline: April 1st
Los Angeles, CA | June 9-10
Keynote Speakers: Jessica Pressman (San Diego State University) & Yogita Goyal (UCLA)