In 1974, at a time when gender studies were investing several disciplines and departments of American colleges and universities, Sandra L. Bem, a researcher in social psychology, elaborated the Bem Sex Role Inventory (B.S.R.I). Made up of 20 items, the inventory invited participants to determine the degree to which they embraced and identified with the social and cultural gender roles as they had been framed in the 1970s American society. Out of her research, Sandra Bem developed the concept of psychological androgyny and posited that an individual's psychological balance was reached by the latter's capacity to find an intermediary position between the "masculine" and the "feminine".
[sic] - a journal of literature, culture and literary translation will be accepting articles for its 12th thematic issue titled LIMINAL BALKANS until 15 February 2016. For more information please read the text below, or visit the journal's website at http://www.sic-journal.org/CallForPapers.aspx?lang=en
"The centuries go by, and we are still hearing the voice of Scheherazade", says Jorge Luis Borges
The School of English - The University of Sheffield holds an interdisciplinary research conference on Thursday 19 May 2016, entitled Scheherazade in Classical, Modern and Postmodern Worlds.
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Film and Visual Studies Conference and Exhibition
Harvard University Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
April 7-9, 2016
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This conference seeks to elaborate the turn to non-representation in recent philosophy, media theory, art, and related fields. We invite contributions that trace non-representational strategies––in theory and practice––across history, media, and disciplines.
'Revision, Revival, Rediscovery'... 'Re' words in British Women's Writing between 1930 and 1960
A One-day Conference at University of Hull June 24th. 2016
Dr. Jane Thomas and Sue Kennedy
Department of English
The period of women's literary history between 1930 and 1960 is beginning to receive the closer attention of literary scholars, feminists and cultural historians. It is a period characterised in many ways by the prefix 're'; emblematic of the persistent impulse for re-evaluation of women's writing that occupies an uncertain, liminal place in relation to the canon.
Keynote speakers: Professor Mary Joannou, Anglia Ruskin University; Professor Gill Plain, St Andrews University
PLEASE NOTE: THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JANUARY 15, 2016 FOR SUBMISSIONS TO THE 2016 JUNIOR SCHOLARS WORKSHOP, DESCRIBED IN THE FOLLOWING ANNOUCEMENT.
CALL FOR PAPERS – 2016 Law & Humanities Junior Scholar Workshop
Columbia Law School, the University of Southern California Center for Law, History & Culture, UCLA School of Law, Georgetown University Law School, and Stanford Law School invite submissions for the twelfth meeting of the Law & Humanities Junior Scholar Workshop, to be held at UCLA School of Law in Los Angeles, California, on June 6 and 7, 2016.
The Philip Roth Society invites papers for a panel on Philip Roth and American Politics at the American Literature Association conference in San Francisco, CA, May 26-29, 2016.
Call for Abstracts
Mark Twain and Philosophy
Edited by Alan Goldman
Rowman and Littlefield
You're invited to submit an abstract to be considered for Mark Twain and Philosophy, the third volume in the new series "Great Authors and Philosophy" (from Rowman and Littlefield, with series editor Jacob M. Held) This series will focus on major literary figures and their works as vehicles both for furthering philosophical understanding within the general population and for investigating philosophical themes through literature. Previous volumes include Stephen King and Philosophy (ed. Jacob M. Held) and Jane Austen and Philosophy (ed. Mimi Marinucci).
Katherine Mansfield's passion for Russian literature and culture is well known. Anton Chekhov was not just her most significant literary influence, he was a mythological presence with whom she felt a close bond. Indeed, this emotional bond became even stronger when she discovered the two of them shared not just similar artistic sensibilities but also the same deadly disease – tuberculosis. While Chekhov reigned supreme in Mansfield's world, several other Russian writers, and Russia in general, fascinated her for most of her adult life. This volume seeks essay submissions that engage with all aspects of Mansfield's response to Russian literature, culture and history, as well as to the Russians she met in England and France.
The Walking Dead franchise has become a popular culture juggernaut that shows no signs of slowing down. Yet, despite its soaring popularity, there has been a longstanding critique that the franchise, in both its comic book and television incarnations, advocates an explicitly patriarchal and predominantly white world order. Zombie narratives have shown themselves to be uniquely qualified to deconstruct the many illusions (and injustices) of our social order, so why have so many felt that The Walking Dead has only hardened the conventional boundaries of race, gender, and sexuality?