Leisure is a central rather than a peripheral feature of culture. Indeed, the divide between leisure and "productive work"—to which it is traditionally opposed—has never been an impassable wall, but rather a porous boundary involving dynamics of control, negotiation, and hybridization. Far from a mere holiday or retreat from society, leisure represents a specific domain of activities in which core social and cultural values and structures are expressed, reified, transmitted, learned, manipulated, and resisted.
From its inception, gender studies analyzed the boundaries and binaries of gender to show that both are socially constructed. Earlier studies investigated the creation and institutionalization of gender boundaries in the realms of culture, politics, and economy as well as the link between gender boundaries and gender inequality. Drawing on critical race theory, feminists who demonstrated that boundaries of gender always interact with that of race and class opened up a fertile terrain for the study of intersections, as well as how gender boundaries interact with the production of hierarchies.
The international interdisciplinary Journal seeks papers reporting novel results by researchers, authors and experts in social sciences, psychology, counseling, criminology and law on the topic of narcotic addiction. For more Information see guide for authors
Call For Papers: WVU English Graduate Student Union 2015 Colloquium
Theme: Local Labor: Work In and Out of Central Appalachia
Date: Saturday April 4th 2015
Situated between the coalfields of southern Appalachia and the industrial and agricultural centers of the upper Monongahela, north-central West Virginia is heir to a significant legacy of labor pride and problems. The 2015 West Virginia University English Graduate Student Union Colloquium invites abstracts from all disciplines for academic and creative presentations exploring our 2015 topic of "Local Labor: Work In and Out of the Central Appalachians." Proposals may discuss, but are not limited to:
Up to the 19th century, across the divided Romanian territories, the culture (customs, cloths, songs, other traditions) changed very little within predominantly agrarian regions.
Conference papers invited to explore the literary, cultural, and theoretical aspects of food and feasting in traditional outlaw narratives, or texts that have characters who are outsiders, tricksters, transgressors, or marginals. This session will consider the presence and function of food and feast in texts (broadly defined), with an eye to considering whether and how instances of food preparation and eating can be said to display, to develop, or to subvert the conventional ideas of community and fellowship most commonly associated with foods and feasts. This session encourages papers that examine post-medieval texts, cultures, and practices, especially Australian, Native American, Pan-American, and Eastern.
The University of North Texas Graduate Students in English Association (GSEA) invites submissions for its annual graduate student conference, to be held March 27-28, 2015. The GSEA welcomes submissions on a variety of topics related to literary criticism, literary theory, cultural studies, material criticism, composition and rhetoric, technical communication, English pedagogy, poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Papers/readings should last no more than 15 minutes.
We encourage authors to submit individual paper proposals as well as proposals for panels of three related presentations.
Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE)
10th Annual, International, Interdisciplinary Conference
Wednesday 2nd – Friday 4th September 2015
University of Brighton, UK
Keynote Speaker: Owen Hatherley
International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management (IJECM ISSN 2348-0386) is a refereed monthly e-journal from Rochester, with a strong Editorial Board and a tested rapid review system.
IJECM intends to contribute to the development & dissemination of knowledge on management, commerce & economics.
Submission: Inviting quality research papers/ review papers/ conceptual papers/ didactic articles for its Vol 3, issue 3 (March issue). Submission due date is Feb 28, 2015. Release date is 15th March 2015. Submission email- email@example.com
Deadline now February 10, 2015
"The chief defect of humanism is that it concerns human beings. Between humanism and something else, it might be possible to create an acceptable fiction."
Since its reemergence in the late 1990s, The Female American; or, The Adventures of Unca Eliza Winkfield has received increasing critical and academic attention. As we approach twenty years of contemporary awareness of this novel, this call for proposals asks us to take stock of the position of this novel in conversation with historical constructions of literal/figurative space, place, home (of the period of the novel's presumed creation or the period of the novel's setting). Topics to be addressed may include (among others) ways in which this transatlantic novel fashions/responds to liminality, hybridity, borders, geo-politics, and peripheries, including comparative analyses in concert with relevant works from varied genres and disciplines.
We are still accepting submissions for the next issue of Excursions Journal, 'Occupations' - the deadline for submissions is 1st March 2015.
Details can be found below. This information is also available at http://www.excursions-journal.org.uk/index.php/excursions/pages/view/cfp
Call for Papers
The Media Review section of Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities calls for reviews that apply ecocritical and Green cultural studies approaches to the field of Japanese animation.
2014 was a watershed year for Studio Ghibli, arguably the leading anime studio, because it marked the retirement of the founding directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata. who issued their swan-songs The Wind Rises and Princess Kaguya. To honor this moment and attract more critical attention to anime, we are soliciting reviews of the following:
Miyazaki's films, especially Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and Ponyo.
What about those ideas you entertain but never fully develop? Those notions which are reviled and dismissed by peer gatekeepers? Follies so whimsical they unsettle even you?
We're looking for those submissions, the ones shunned by polite society and keepers of the status quo.
Let us be up front: Abstractshuns endeavors to become an ersatz academic journal, middlebrow at best. If Grindr/Tinder (depending on the orientation of the idea) spent a really naughty weekend with Notes and Queries, this would be the spawn, with Courtney Love and Jack Halberstam as godparents.
I am looking for 1-2 more panelists to fill out a panel proposal for the 2015 American Studies Association conference (http://www.theasa.net/submit_a_proposal). Drawing on the conference theme of "The (Re)production of Misery and the Ways of Resistance," this panel proposes to explore how performances of violence—that is, violence that is meant to be seen—can work both to reproduce social miseries and also to offer methods for resisting the political and social systems that institutionalize the conditions of misery. Possible themes may include (but are certainly not limited to):