Concerns about the vocational outcomes of humanities majors seem to be at an all-time high. With advanced degrees in the humanities no longer guaranteeing stable academic employment, the “alt-ac” movement that has gripped PhD graduate programs is beginning to trickle down into “alt-grad” movements in undergraduate programs. Despite growing suspicion about the career prospects of those who pursue advanced degrees in the humanities, undergraduate faculty in fields like English, History, and Philosophy are being asked to justify their existence by crafting narratives of “placement.”
Call for chapters in an edited, interdisciplinary collection of essays. Chapters will explore the intersection of social class, film, television, communication, social media, and other related topics (which might include income inequality, class warfare, social justice movements, gaming culture, among others). We are interested in portrayals from a range of media and genres: film, games, television, Twitter, YouTube, art, and more.
We encourage submissions from all disciplines. Topics of possible interest include:
• Depictions and understandings of demonstrations, political activism, online, and across media.
This roundtable addresses the negotiation of the textual authority of those who call themselves or are called "women" vis à vis critical approaches in feminist and translation theory. The convergence of feminist and translation studies allows for the examination of power differentials in relation to women's roles as authors, translators, and activists. Moreover, this criticism has been useful in revealing the historical and present silencing of women's contributions as cultural agents. The goal of this roundtable is to consider how translation brings global and historical feminisms into dialogue, and in doing so, challenges legacies of hegemonic cultural authority.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought
“When you are in the middle of a story it isn’t a story at all, but only a confusion; a dark roaring, a blindness, a wreckage of shattered glass and splintered wood; like a house in a whirlwind, or else a boat crushed by the icebergs or swept over the rapids, and all aboard powerless to stop it.”
– Margaret Atwood
“Here am I and there is my body dancing on glass”
– Sarah Kane
Popular rhetoric about athletics consistently emphasizes corporeal mastery and bodily perfection. Always exhibiting physical and mental toughness, athletes train ceaselessly to reach the pinnacle of sporting accomplishment: taking things to the next level. In fact, there is a good argument to be made that athletic excellence requires superhuman skill, for it is only when athletes devote 110% of themselves to their sports that victory can be achieved.
The Department of Philology, Universitatea Petrol-Gaze din Ploieşti
The Centre of Literary Studies, Linguistics, Theory of Criticism and Culture
in collaboration with
The Department of English Studies, University of Cyprus
invite you to the international conference
Arts of Healing: Cultural Narratives of Trauma
CFP: Reconsidering Flannery O’Connor (edited collection)
Family Ties: Kinship, Collaboration, and Power in Film and Media
Keynote Speaker: Karen Redrobe, University of Pennsylvania, Department of History of Art.
University of Pittsburgh, September 30th - October 1st, 2016
Hosted by the Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)
Call for Papers | Deadline: August 15, 2016
DEADLINE REMINDER: Friday, August 5, 2016
We invite presentation proposals for the Queer Media in the 21st Century Conference, to be held at Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, Texas) November 4-5, 2016.
The conference organizers are seeking contributions that explore noteworthy 21st-century representations and social constructions of queerness and/or LGBTQ individuals in a wide range of media artifacts (e.g., intriguing films, television shows, comic books, video games, novels, newspapers, magazines, music, Internet sites, emerging media forms) as well as reception studies pertaining to such media offerings.
SHAKESPEARE ON FILM & TELEVISION
CALL FOR PAPERS
POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION/AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION
2017 NATIONAL CONFERENCE
April 12-15, 2017, San Diego, CA, at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
DEADLINE: OCTOBER 1, 2016
We have previously had papers on the following topics and invite new ideas all the time.