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World Religions Educator Network (WREN) Magazine

Sunday, July 11, 2010 - 1:11pm
World Religions Educator Network

The World Religions Educator Network (WREN) is a professional organization for teachers who teach courses in world religions, religious studies, and/or who integrate the teaching of world religions into other courses.

WREN is launching a bi-annual magazine to promote idea-sharing among teacher-scholars from the middle, secondary and undergraduate levels in the field.

Call for submissions: WREN seeks article submissions on an on-going basis. The first issue will be related to the subjects of using technology in teaching world religions and on interdisciplinary approaches to teaching world religions.

WREN is accepting both scholarly articles and articles from a personal experience/practitioner perspective.

Polygraph 24 Call for Papers, Special Issue: Resistance to Finance

Saturday, July 10, 2010 - 11:19am
Polygraph: An International Journal of Culture and Politics

What does financial capitalism demand of us in thought and in action today?

Financial capital is one of the fundamental structuring forces in our world. Evidence of this is ubiquitous: the severity and extent of the most recent global financial crisis, the collapse of whole national economies (as in Greece and Iceland), the steadily progressing securitization of pensions and savings, a growing volume of derivatives trading that already dwarfs "real" global GDP.

[Update] Articles on Latin American Arts and Literature

Friday, July 9, 2010 - 12:12am
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities

Call for Papers
Revisiting Latin American Literature and Arts: Special Issue dedicated to the Bicentennial of Mexican Independence
(To be edited by Prof. Reynaldo Thompson, Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico)

New Humanities Publisher

Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 6:56pm
Infra-Thin Press

Infra-thin is Marcel Duchamp's word for measuring the almost imperceptible margins of difference between two seemingly identical items. Infra-thin measures the all but immeasurable interstice between two things or ideas as they transition into and between one to the other, the passage between sense and non-sense, and the delay or deferral of these passages between the senses themselves.

Cripping Chinese Cinemas (Conference Panel; due July 31, 2010)

Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 12:18pm
Kenneth Chan

In his book "Crip Theory," Robert McRuer theorizes how the notion of "compulsory able-bodiedness, which in a sense produces disability, is thoroughly interwoven with the system of compulsory heterosexuality that produces queerness: that, in fact, compulsory heterosexuality is contingent on compulsory able-bodiedness, and vice versa" (p. 2). The conference panel that I propose deploys this intersecting theoretical framework in order to "crip" Chinese cinemas, thus examining the cinematic representations and discourses of disabilities and disability identities, and their relationship to genders and sexualities.

[UPDATE] CFP -- Edited volume on Trains, Modernity and Cultural Production (abstracts due sept. 30, 2010)

Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 9:35am
Benjamin Fraser, Steven Spalding

Essays are being solicited for an edited volume on the topic of trains, modernity and cultural production. The volume is intended to be interdisciplinary and transnational in scope, likely covering areas such as Europe, South and East Asia, Latin America and more, and spanning the period of the mid-to-late nineteenth century to the present day. Submissions of interest will not have been published elsewhere, and will deal with railroads, trains, subways, etc. from a perspective grounded in cultural studies or cultural history, either incorporating an analysis of cultural artifacts or dealing with train travel in a more theoretical sense in a specific regional, urban or area context. Comparative studies are also welcome.