The Centre for Travel Writing Studies (CTWS) at Nottingham Trent University invites postgraduates researching travel writing of all eras to join us in a one-day workshop exploring travel writing 'on the margins' on 30 June 2016.
Making Sense of: Food
Exploring the Food Experience
The Food Project: 5th Global Meeting
Call for Presentations
Thursday 1st September – Saturday 3rd September 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
What comprises "visual and/or media studies" exactly?
"Visual media studies"-- if that is what we are going to call it -- sits in a deep well under layer upon layer of literary theory. "Visual and media studies" may as well be re-named "literary theory with a nod to the visual". So film studies, it appears, has fallen back as literature, culture, visuality and/or media have ensconced it entirely, and we forget to ask why.
Disciplinary crossings medieval and early modern disability studies; methodological resonances, dissonances; comparative disability studies, connections, conundrums across both fields; 250 word abstracts, CVs; March 1 to email@example.com.
William James Studies, the on-line, peer-reviewed publication of the William James Society, seeks reviewers for books dealing with the broad range of James's interests: philosophy, pragmatism, pluralism, religion, psychical research, and morality. Please send a brief c.v. along with a statement about your interests. ABDs considered.
Translation Theory Today: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Critical Theory
Homi K. Bhabha (Harvard University)
Edwin Frank (The New York Review of Books Classics)
Keynote Roundtable on Practice:
Sara Bershtel (Metropolitan Books), Barbara Epler (New Directions), Jonathan Galassi (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux), & Jill Schoolman (Archipelago Books)
The Conference will focus on Space and Cinema in order to examine the ways through which cinema deals with spatiality, in its bodily and geographical materiality, as well as in its symbolic and theoretical frameworks.
Heterotopic as it is, screen space juxtaposes several different spaces pertaining to different dimensions (Michael Chanan, The Documentary Chronotope, 2000): both mise en scène and cinematic dispositifs spatialize the gaze, the vanishing point where the filmic and the pro-filmic intersect. Space is therefore represented, conveyed and appropriated by the cinematic apparatus, calling into question the historical, political and philosophical aspects of an aesthetics of spatiality in a broad sense.
Raymond Williams, in his Sociology of Culture, articulates a model of cultural production that operates outside the culture industry as monolithic institutional force. Distinguishing between institutions and what he calls formations, Williams argues, "is a working distinction, to make possible some variety of approach to the question of the effective social relations of culture" ("Institutions" 35). This quote proves suggestive for exploring and theorizing possible alternative cultural industries, outside the authoring institutions of the publishing firm and the university, which played a central role in the early construction of modernism.
This proposed special session will explore how the transnational turn in literary studies has impacted the ways we research and write about the New Negro Renaissance. Publications like Escape From New York: The New Negro Renaissance Beyond Harlem and the 2013 special edition of Modernism/modernity "The Harlem Renaissance and the New Modernist Studies" (20.3) have pushed us to expand the boundaries of the New Negro Renaissance. As a result of works like these, scholars have begun to accept that what we call the "Harlem Renaissance" was not limited to Harlem's urban locale; the term signifies a global uptick in black cultural production encompassing the Europe, Africa, the Americas, and the Caribbean.