Trauma Studies is a unique interdisciplinary platform that has acquired a prominent place in contemporary academic studies in the context of increasing visibility of violence in various spheres of human experience. It addresses socio-political issues of immense practical importance. While on the one hand it has been enriched by inputs from researches in different academic disciplines like history, philosophy, psychology, psychiatry, women's studies, ethnic studies, law and literature, it has also been strengthened and updated by sustained movements initiated by activist groups of different hues. Etymologically, 'trauma' means physical wounds but it has gradually absorbed the meaning of psychological wounds as well.
November 17-20, 2016
One goal of military basic training is to replace recruits' focus on their own individuality with an unquestioned devotion to group solidarity. No military unit—whether as small as a squad or as large as an army—can survive unless its members subordinate their personal desires to collective action. This "de-individualization" is evident in everything from dress codes to forms of address, from small-arms drill to a reverence for "proper channels" and "chain of command." To be a member of the armed forces is, by definition, to be subordinate not only to those higher in rank but also to a protocols, regulations, and orders designed to ensure the efficient functioning of the whole.
Making Contact: Artistic and Linguistic Representations of Conflict and Commonality (Conference date: March 10-12, 2016)
Call for Papers
A renowned Polish academic journal "The Problems of Literary Genres" (Zagadnienia Rodzajów Literackich) invites contributions for 59 issue (vol. 1/2016 and 2/2016). We are waiting for critical, original, unpublished and innovative submissions written from any theoretical angle, which can attract both oversees and Polish readers. In 2016, we are especially interested in papers about different aspects of "style of hatred" and "hate speech" in contemporary, especially literary discourses.
The deadline: 30th April 2016
Full Title: Theatre Symposium 2016: Pages, Stages, Audiences
Date: 08-May-2016 - 09-May-2016
Location: Qatar University Campus, Doha, Qatar
Contact Person: Dr. Anastasia Remoundou-Howley email@example.com
Call Deadline: February 28, 2016
The Department of English Literature and Linguistics at Qatar University inaugurates a two-day Theatre Symposium open to scholars and theatre practitioners with an interest in theatre and theatrical praxis in and about the Middle East.
*Deadline for abstract submissions extended to January 20, 2016*
CALL FOR PAPERS
April 8-9, 2016
Brown University | Providence, Rhode Island
Keynote: Morgane Cadieu
Assistant Professor of French, Yale University
Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference: (Un)Stable Identities: How the Self is Forged and Found
"There will be time / to prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet." Eliot, Prufrock
"We know what we are, but now what we may be." Shakespeare, Hamlet
"I am not an angel...and I will not be one till I die. I will be myself." Bronte, Jane Eyre
Prof. Howard Caygill (Philosophy, Kingston)
Dr. Priyamvada Gopal (English, Cambridge)
Prof. Thomas Docherty (English, Warwick)
Attention: All Scholars!!
Don't miss this opportunity to have your work considered to be on the program at this unique Texas conference of medieval and renaissance scholars celebrating beauty!
Send your 250-300 word abstract to Dr. Darci Hill, Conference Director via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Papers exploring any aspect relating to the medieval and renaissance time period are welcome. Disciplines typically represented at this conference are, art, music, history, philosophy, linguistics, literature, theater, and dance.
Our plenary speaker is Dr. Caroline Bruzelius, art historian from Duke University, whose fascinating research focuses on medieval cathedrals.