This MLA roundtable will reconsider the “Theory” debates of the 1980s and after in light of the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Is poststructuralist “de-centering” somehow complicit in the rise of “alternative facts” of recent newspeak or does it offer a critical bulwark against it? (This is not a guaranteed session, so the proposal will be submitted once the roundtable is set.) Please send a 250-word abstract and short biographical blurb by March 10 to David Ben-Merre (firstname.lastname@example.org).
CALL FOR PAPERS
Beauty is the only thing that time cannot harm. Philosophies fall away like sand, creeds follow one another, but what is beautiful is a joy for all seasons, a possession for all eternity.
- Oscar Wilde
Beauty is desired in order to be befouled. Not for its own sake, but for the joy brought by the certainty of profaning it.
- Georges Bataille
The current buzz word in academic circles is “student engagement.” Faculty are expected to engage in it, but many of us struggle to match our classroom practices with gridded and numbered administrative standards. How does your institution describe, define, view, practice, or measure student engagement? What are the goals set forth administratively and in the classroom? How do you strive to meet those expectations? And how does it matter to your college, to your administrators, to you, and to your students?
Performing Shakespeare: Theory & Praxis
Dept. of English
Assam University, Silchar
10th – 14th April 2017
We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Fifth Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Ft. Worth, TX, on 10 and 11 June 2017. #FANS5 is gearing up for a spectacular year. with Dr. Stephen Reysen of Texas A & M University at Commerce, noted fandom psychology scholar, as our keynote speaker.
Fandom for us includes all aspects of being a fan, ranging from being a passive audience member to producing one’s own parafictive or interfictive creations. Neomedia includes both new media as it is customarily defined as well as new ways of using and conceptualizing traditional media.
AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples
Call for Papers: 2017
AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples is a multidisciplinary, internationally peer-reviewed journal published continually online as well as in quarterly print issues. AlterNative presents scholarly research on Indigenous worldviews and experiences of decolonization from Indigenous perspectives from around the world. AlterNative publishes articles in English but also welcomes submissions in Indigenous languages, as well as ones that have been previously published in an Indigenous language and are translated into English.
Why Remember? Memory and Forgetting in Times of War and Its Aftermath
3-Day Conference in Sarajevo, Bosnia, June 30th, July 1st, July 2nd 2017
Sponsored by PARC University of the Arts, London; Salem State University, Massachusetts, USA; WARM Festival, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Keynote Speakers include
Simon Norfolk, photographer, and Vladimir Miladinović, artist, and Ron Haviv and Lauren Walsh, photographer and filmmaker team
Anglo Saxon and medieval writers spilled considerable ink considering the concept and nature of truth, how to find it and/or represent it, and how to interpret it or use it. Often this search involved conducting an exploration of two different, often opposing, perspectives, such as Christian-secular, right-wrong, art-logic, auctor-compilator, etc.
In keeping with the conference theme of “Artists and Activists”, this panel invites papers that address any and all approaches taken in the name of the search for truth or the exploration of binaries in service to the truth in any Old English or Middle English text or author.
Abstract sumission deadline is now extended to May 15th, 2017
submission via email: email@example.com (Mr. Manni Cheung, Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities, The Education University of Hong Kong)
The Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities and the Department of Literature and Cultural Studies at The Education University of Hong Kong is pleased to announce The Third International Conference on Popular Culture and Education, which will take place in Hong Kong, July 20th-22nd, 2017.