Modern critical theory has sensitized us to notions of the body as a cultural/linguistic construct and “a site where regimes of discourse and power inscribe themselves” (Butler). Discourses of the body – in all kinds of narratives – influence moral and ideological positions. The Foucauldian Panopticon has become the metaphor for the processes by which disciplinary ‘technologies’ police both our minds and bodies. Some of these discourses have created systems of meaning that have gained the currency of ‘truth’, whilst other alternative discourses are marginalized and subjugated, yet potentially offer sites where hegemonic practices can be contested, challenged, and resisted.
he 2017 IEEE Region 10 Conference (TENCON) will be held at The Wembley St. Giles Premier Hotel, Penang, Malaysia on 5 – 8 November 2017. TENCON is a premier international technical conference of IEEE Region 10, which comprises 57 Sections, 6 Councils, 21 Subsections, 514 Chapters and 1159 Student Branches in the Asia Pacific region. The theme for TENCON 2017 is Bridging the Gap.
CFP Special Issue: Climates of Disaster and Performance
What are the conditions in which performance happen or is made, in the wake of or in response to a disaster? But we can be more expansive and ask how performance can be linked to disaster, if performance perchance may be thought in the terms of a disastrous event, how such thinking takes on board the implications of linking these two terms: disaster and performance and what possibilities are opened for a politics and ethics of performance.
Migrations and Contacts in the French and Francophone World
The LSU Department of French Studies
The 11th Annual Graduate Student Association Conference
Call for Papers
The goal of this conference will be to address two phenomena, contact (that is to say, the meeting between cultures and/or languages in a given space or era) and migration, and how they have had an influence on literature, culture, and language in the French and Francophone world. Some topics to consider:
Early Modern Satire: Themes, Re-Evaluations and Practices (2 - 4 November, 2017)
Call for Papers
New Directions in Critical Theory Graduate Conference 2017:
Transgressions: Performance, Practice & Code
The University of Arizona’s Department of English
April 21-22, 2017
“[T]here are times when even the most potent governor must wink at transgression in order to preserve the laws inviolate for the future.”—Herman Melville, Mardi
The Humanities Graduate Student Association (HuGSA) and the Graduate Program in Humanities at York University are pleased to announce an interdisciplinary conference interrogating the enduring human fascination with death, dying, and the dead— in senses both figurative and literal—encompassing the many cultural moments of the human experience. Despite the prevalence of morbidity and representations of death as a part of everyday experience, the study of death remains overshadowed by research frameworks which are primarily sociological or medical, or which centre on policy and law—the practical concerns of dealing with death and dying as part of all societies.
University of Oxford China Humanities Graduate Conference 2017 CFP
(Extra)ordinary China: Practices of the Everyday
Wednesday 11th January to Thursday 12th January 2017, Dickson Poon China Centre Building, University of Oxford
Since the first Iron Man film in 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has continually branched out to cover more and more ground. Building on the original comics’ popularity, film makers are bringing new renditions of beloved characters to both the big and small screen. Even though film critics and news outlets have begun to wonder when ‘super hero fatigue’ will strike what can be seen as an oversaturated market, the box office of recent films such as Captain America: Civil War (2016) indicates no such waning of audience interest. This issue of gender forum concerns itself with the representation of super heroes in both film and television.