Focusing on novels produced during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, this panel proceeds from the following question: What place do animals and/or the concept of animality occupy in visions of utopia and dystopia? Because utopian and dystopian societies are often predicated upon various versions of "human nature," they also often imply some stance in relation to the human/animal boundary. Is it possible or even desirable for humans to transcend our animality? Is our frequent sacrifice of animal lives in pursuing our societal visions justifiable? Where do animals enter into our accounting as to what constitutes a better or worse society? The preceding questions gesture to just a few of the myriad possible approaches papers might take.
1916: response, recrimination, rejection, redemption?
10th Biennial Conference of the Nordic Irish Studies Network (Oulu, 7-8 October 2016)
'We see that wonder in your eye. We'll meet again, we'll part once more. The spot I'll seek if the hour you'll find.'
The development of ethnic literature epitomizes the complex relationship among literature, culture, and politics in a society. The recent immigration crisis from Asia and Africa to Europe has posed new questions for academia. Are current theories on ethnicity, race, and nationality still helpful in explaining the identity of these migrants? What do ethnicity and ethnic literature mean at this historical juncture? How do we view the relationship among ethnic literature, diaspora, and globalization?
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The International Journal of the Humanities: Annual Review aims to create an intellectual frame of reference, and to support an interdisciplinary conversation that builds on the past traditions of the humanities whilst setting a renewed agenda for their future. Candidates for inclusion in this survey journal include works by invited contributors and top-ranked articles selected from thematic journals of the collection.
Queerness as a Border State
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The JHCS R&D invites original, unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of humanities, English language, French language and cultural studies for the January-February 2016 Issue. Manuscripts Submission Deadline: June 10, 2016. Issue Publication Date: June 2016
Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies R&D
Graduate students—especially those working as teaching assistants—take on a unique role at the university in that they must constantly navigate among their student-teacher-scholar identities. This MMLA Special Session invites submissions that explore graduate student identity, especially as it relates to the conference theme of "border states." What happens, for example, when graduate students attempt to inhabit the space(s) between their student-teacher-scholar identities—the "border states" of their academic selves? How do graduate students navigate, create, and cross borders within the university?
In 1820, a writer for the Cincinnati Western Review warned his readers that "should the time ever come when Latin and Greek should be banished from our universities and the study of Cicero and Demosthenes, of Homer and Virgil should be considered as unnecessary for the formation of a scholar, we should regard mankind as fast sinking into an absolute barbarism, and the gloom of mental darkness is likely to increase until it should become universal." Almost two hundred years later, Americans are no longer required to learn Greek and Latin, but their necessary connection to antiquity continues—in film and television Westerns.
The quint's thirtieth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 15th May 2016—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.
All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board. Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint's editors or outside readers.
Cyberwit seeks to publish the best in Poetry from novoices to established poets. Our published Anthologies and Journal Taj Mahal Review have poems that are sensuous, picturesque and impassioned. The poems reveal a fine combination of human elements of romance and the mystic & everyday realities. Cyberwit has published a myriad of new poets, and an increasingly large number of collections of verse. The significance of Poetry has not declined, and the 21st century seems to be the Golden Era of English Poetry. The name of Cyberwit is known to readers in several countries.
Taj Mahal Review is published in June and December annually.
The deadline of "2nd International Conference on Men and Masculinities" has been extended to 1 May 2016 !
Please feel free to forward this CFP to anyone or any group who may be interested in.
Initiative for Critical Studies of Masculinities
2nd International Conference on Men and Masculinities
Transnational Masculinities and Relationalities
8-10 September 2016, İzmir Turkey
An International Journal of Futures Studies
Print ISSN 2415-2374
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Knowledge Futures: An International Journal of Futures Studies is a double-blind peer-reviewed, hybrid open access publication of the Centre for Knowledge Futures, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.
This multidisciplinary conference aims to build bridges across disciplines such as history, civilizational studies, literature, and anthropology—among other fields—that rarely cooperate in academia. We also aim to address a diachronic time frame covering the 16th to the 20th centuries. The historiographic tradition equates the journey to a change of scenery and an experience of Otherness.
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) invites writings (prose/nonfiction/reserach/opinions/poetry/travelogues) on travel. Submissions are rolling, send yours today.
Selected writings, published in Diaries and Dialogues will qualify for publication in the journal, both online and print (EISSN 2278-9650; ISSN 2278-9642)