Inquire is a new peer-reviewed international journal of Comparative Literature to be published online by the graduate students of the Program of Comparative Literature at the University of Alberta beginning January 2011. Inquire aims to build upon the successes of Comparative Literature as a multifaceted discipline that emphasizes the study of minor literatures and languages, translation, and literary theory by providing the space for informed discussion and creative research by graduate students. Accordingly, the first issue is titled Bold Inquiry: New Directions in Comparative Literature.
Popular Culture and Activism welcomes papers or presentations that
Bridging the Gaps, Minding the Context is a conference hosted by and designed for PhD and Postgraduate students. It seeks to address a number of issues related to literary studies today, in an attempt to bring together early-career researchers from different disciplines. As the title suggests, this conference proposes to discuss the intersection between literature and culture, and how such connection can successfully reflect deeper changes at other levels: how can borders be crossed in literature? And, how do we cross them when encountering a written text? The fragility and ever-changing nature of meaning and textual veracity will also serve as the starting point from which to explore shifting perceptions of power and authority in the text.
'Such Total and Prodigious Alteration' / 'The Wounds May Be Again Bound Up': Readings and Representations of the Seventeenth Century
An academic conference to be held in Chetham's Library, Manchester, 28th-29th January, 2011
BETWEEN EXPERIENCE AND REPRESENTATION. CITIES IN AN AREA OF TENSION, 1800-1914
10-11th March 2011, Radboud University of Nijmegen,
Recently the political theory regarding (global) capitalism, nation-states and international organizations has been re-conceptualized. Most notably, Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri's Empire (2000), Multitude (2004) and Commonwealth (2009) have reshaped traditional views concerning the relationships between the local, political and global institutions of power.
Essays, fiction, poetry, photographs and other works of art are welcome for "Zunzún: The Online Journal of Latin American, Latino/a and Luso-Hispanic Arts and Letters," which will feature "Home" as the theme of its inaugural issue. This peer-reviewed journal seeks to publish work from and about Latin America, the Spanish-speaking Caribbean, U.S. Latino/a, Spain, Portugal, and the entire Spanish and Portuguese-speaking world. As a multidisciplinary journal it welcomes the work of writers, artists, and scholars from any field.
Critical essays are sought for a collection titled, "Hogar Dulce Hogar: Ideologies Of Home and The Latin American/Latino/a Experience." Articles may engage the concept of "home," broadly conceived, from any discipline, period, or theoretical approach in the humanities or social sciences, including but not limited to: economics, politics, anthropology, sociology, religion, linguistics, ecology, or geography, engaging race, gender, class, sexualities, social, cultural, linguistic, literary, artistic, multidisciplinary, or cultural studies, etc.
Quest and Conquest:
Spiritual Symbols and Myths in the Indo-Mediterranean and European Worlds
[Please note that the deadline for submission of proposals has been extended.]
Myths and symbols are at the core of the sacred—a vision of the world which all cultures share through their diverse languages. Quest and conquest have been archetypal concepts for all medieval cultures. Though more often than not quest and conquest have opposed each other as key factors in the historical self-fashioning of individuals and communities, they have also merged in that place of heart which all forms of literary and artistic expression seek to reveal.
"I want you," the pointing Uncle Sam poster famously proclaims, calling all American soldiers and citizens to service. Throughout the twentieth century, authors, artists, and propagandists alike represented war in ways that reflected, constructed, and manipulated American ideologies of self, nation, and other. Whether it was "Christie Girls" soliciting draftees during WWI, Norman Rockwell pronouncing "Four Freedoms" during WWII, Mad Magazine lampooning hawks and doves during the war in Vietnam, or Artists Against the War challenging American action in Iraq, visual media have constituted a significant front in the nation's wars and conflicts.