Over the last two decades, cinematic privileging of the postcolonial other has evolved a new, significant wedge against the plethora of hegemonic films. From Avatar to Slumdog Millionaire to The Secret of Roan Inish, the popular role of the postcolonial other in film has yielded a new transnational awareness as well as place in contemporary cinema. Additionally, these film depictions have alternately problematized and/or privileged themes of gender, migration, displacement and adaptation. This roundtable will examine through theoretical lenses how and why the postcolonial other has been positioned in privileged and colonized cultures by today's film industry.
The NGInfra Academy
'An exceptional learning opportunity for forward-thinking young academic professionals engaged in the design and management of tomorrow's infrastructure systems'
After a successful launch in 2009, Next Generation Infrastructures will organize the exclusive NGInfra Academy for the second time. Participants of the Next Generation Infrastructures Programme from diverse countries will provide young professionals in the infrastructure business and junior academic researchers with inspiring masterclasses, workshops and insights in their organizations.
New York Institute of Technology/Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications Spring Conference 2011
"Crossing Borders: Traveling, Teaching, and Learning in a Global Age"
Location: Nanjing, China
Dates: April 16th and April 17th, 2011
Abstract and panel proposal submission deadline: August 31st, 2010
This panel at NEMLA conference in Rutgers University in New Brunswick, aims to discuss the relation between affect and spaces in contemporary Latin American cinema, performance and literature. New approaches to affect theory are most welcome, as are new approaches to space, particularly spaces across genres and beyond face-to-face relations. How are affects and spaces impacted by communication technologies and the growing intensification of cultural hybridization? Please send 300-500 word abstracts in English or Spanish and a brief biographical statements by email to Valeria Garrote firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: September 15th
Biopolitics and the Humanities: States of Subjectivity
2010 Rice University Graduate Symposium
Rice University in Houston, Texas
September 17th – 18th, 2010
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Timothy C. Campbell*
Submission deadline: June 15th, 2010.
Summer 2010 Introductory Issue of Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities.
Article Submission Deadline: July 19th
Open Call for Articles
The editorial board of Diesis: Footnotes Literary Identities welcomes submissions for our introductory issue. A diesis (or double dagger) is a typographical symbol that indicates a footnote or point of reference within a written work. Diesis seeks to act as a point of reference in the study of the maturation and diversity of socially and biologically constructed performances of identity through a variety of critical lenses. Essays that explore authorial, literary, and socio-political identities across time, space, and genre are particularly encouraged.
"Contingent Communities" (2010)
The Annual Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature Conference at University of Minnesota
Keynote Speakers: Rey Chow and Peter Hitchcock
Intention and Intentionality (NEMLA, April 7-11, 2011)
(Please circulate widely & apologies for cross-postings!)
First Call for Papers: THE ANATOMY OF MARGINALITY
A Special Issue of "The European Legacy"
Guest Editors: COSTICA BRADATAN (The Honors College, Texas Tech University) & AURELIAN CRAIUTU (Department of Political Science, Indiana University, Bloomington)
Ecocriticism informs ecological activisms, and vice versa. What kind of change can the intersections and tensions between ecocriticism and activism bring about? While ecocriticism has become an increasingly popular field of inquiry, its positionality remains an issue for negotiation. From Rachel Carson's Silent Spring (1962), which continues to influence mass eco-activisms, to the anti-GMO groups that shape discussions of bioethics, ecocriticism remains in dialogue with practical approaches in what Lawrence Buell has termed a "spirit of commitment to environmentalist praxis" (The Environmental Imagination, 1995). Moreover, current ecocritical scholarship underscores a general distrust of the romanticizing rhetoric of early ecocriticism.