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"Race, Politics, and the Humanities in an Age of 'Posts'" Special Issue June 1, 2016

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 12:00pm
Humanities (an international, peer-reviewed, open access quarterly journal)

This Special Issue comes at a time when the humanities face conceptual, theoretical, and ethical challenges from within their own ranks, as post-racial and post-human discourses problematize or reject many of their foundational principles. The defining boundaries of both "race" and "human" have been radically called into question, challenging us to rethink classificatory systems that found hierarchical relationships between, for example, the "fully human" and sub-human or non-human others. What is at stake for the humanities in this presumably post-racial, post-human age, and, in particular, how are we to reimagine racial equality or human rights as sustainable political projects?

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: "Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory"

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 10:41pm
Humber College and the International Festival of Authors

"Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory" October 28-29, 2016

Humber College's School of Liberal Arts and Sciences of Toronto, Canada in association with the International Festival of Authors (IFOA) will be presenting its third annual interdisciplinary conference "Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory." The International Festival of Authors (IFOA), one of the most celebrated literary festivals in the world, is located at the Harbourfront Centre, one of downtown Toronto's major cultural and artistic venues.

Difference, Other, and Activism: A Colloquium on Expressions of Identity in Children's and Young Adult Literature - 2/19/16

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 5:38pm
UNC Charlotte's Children's Literature Graduate Organization

The CLGO of UNC Charlotte is hosting a colloquium exploring current trends of representation of diversity and expression of identity in children's and YA literature. We welcome scholarly and creative original papers, readings, and presentations that examine the ways in which difference, Other, and activism operate within texts as well as how these topics are taught, interpreted, and adapted. As an interdisciplinary organization, we hope to include multiple approaches to these topics, from a wide variety of disciplines.

Sixteenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 5:07pm
Common Ground Publishing

The University of Granada, Granada, Spain
27-29 July 2016


Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, posters, or colloquia are invited for the Sixteenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations, held at The University of Granada, Granada, Spain, 27-29 July 2016. Proposals are invited that address diversity through one of the following categories:

Theme 1: Identity and Belonging
Theme 2: Education and Learning in a World of Differences
Theme 3: Organizational Diversity
Theme 4: Community Diversity and Governance

Theories that Shape Worlds: Teaching Literary and Cultural Theory through Science Fiction

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 3:23pm
RMMLA (Salt Lake City, UT October 6-8, 2016)

With Ursula K. Le Guin's departure from "hard science fiction" in the 1960s, worlds began to be created that examined the social, cultural, and philosophical foundations of our own societies. These foundations, which are so interwoven into the fabric of our everyday lives that they often defy nuanced examination, were un-Earthed so that their implications and pervasiveness could be clearly displayed. This session seeks to identify methods for how science fiction can be utilized to teach undergraduate students complex literary and cultural theories and will seek to answer questions such as the following: What works can be used to exemplify Marxism, feminism, affect theory, and others?