This conference examines ways in which South Asian realist and postrealist writers unsettle and rework realist codes. South Asian cultural and narrative forms are erased or occluded in the realism/anti-realism debate. The normative account in literary histories posits realism as the precursor to modernism. South Asian literary realisms diverge from, and are discontinuous with, the long history of debate about Platonic and neo-Platonic art as copying a copy of the real.
WOMEN AND POPULAR CULTURE:
OF SOCIAL JUSTICE, SEXUAL POLITICS, AND THE STATUS QUO
CONFERENCE AT SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, THURSDAY-SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21-23, 2010
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: BEVERLY GUY-SHEFTALL (SPELMAN COLLEGE), PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL WOMEN'S STUDIES ASSOCIATION, ANNA JULIA COOPER PROFESSOR OF WOMEN'S STUDIES
In Early Modern culture, philosophers, musicians, theologians, and poets grappled with the ambivalent nature of music. Music was perceived as a phenomenon occupying an ambiguous position between mathematical abstraction and sensual experience. In the Pythagorean-Platonic tradition, music was understood as euphonic mathematics replicating the perfection and beauty of a transcendent cosmic order. At the same time, the emotive and physiological effects of actual musical experience proved it to be a sensuous phenomenon of insistent immediacy and affective power.
Reservation Deadline: August 15, 2010
Abstract Deadline: September 30, 2010
Paper Submission Deadline: December 31, 2010
From the schoolyards to the far reaches of the earth, terrorism has become one of the largest problems humankind faces in our modern world. Terrorism takes on many forms; psychological bullying, personal insults, abuse of political power, religious intolerance, race and gender slurs. The product of terrorism is fear and hatred and can possibly spin itself into a web of physical violence against individuals, groups and entire nations.
Call for Papers: "Post/Colonial Nostalgia in South Asian Literature."
42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NJ – Hyatt New Brunswick
Host Institution: Rutgers University
Special Issue on Practice-Led Research in the Arts
Creative Industries Journal (Intellect)
The Creative Industries Journal is planning a Special Issue on Practice-Led Research in the Arts/Creative Industries.
Ideas for papers looking at any aspect of Practice-Led Research in the Arts are greatly welcomed, as are "work-in-progress" suggestions. Approaches to Practice-Led Research in the Arts/Creative Industries - from all disciplines that work in the area - are greatly encouraged.
This panel invites papers on "Life Writing at a Distance," broadly defining both life writing and "distance" as spatial/geographical or temporal remove: Topobiography; eco-biography; heroic memoirs; missionary and spiritual autobiography; letters and epistolary life narratives; life narrative of/in place; biography, memoir and autobiography in exile; expatriate memoirs; life narratives in travel and tourism; ethnoautobiography; migrant memoir and testimony. Please submit 300-word abstract and brief cv by September 30, 2010, to Mary Goodwin, National Taiwan Normal University, email@example.com.