From the earliest traces of etchings on stone tablets to the emergence of Kindles and e-readers in contemporary society, humans have invented platforms for the creation and dissemination of text. Implicit in each textual object are the figures of the reader and writer and their differing engagement with the work. But what does it mean to be a reader or a writer, and how does each role play a part in the shaping of a text?
Pomona Valley Review is extending its deadline for poetry, short fiction, and artwork for our 10th issue this July. PVR needs quality work from undergraduates, graduates, and professionals alike from any college campus, but all are welcome to submit. Quality is our only criterion. Please see our website for details on submitting online and for free versions of previous issues: pomonavalleyreview.com.
The "Tarot and Other Methods of Divination" area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference (San Diego 12-15 April 2017) is open to proposals for papers on a diverse range of divination methods: astrology, I Ching, runes, tarot, etc. Approaches may include the biographical, historical, and theoretical, as well as the analysis of professional practice and of representations in literature (poetry, prose, drama), visual art (painting, sculpture, tarot cards, comics, graphic novels), film, television, games, etc.
In addition, I am looking for participants in the following 2017 sessions:
1. Tarot Poetry and Prose (authors reading and discussing their own work).
We require 2-3 essays for a volume on contemporary and twentieth century women's writing (fiction, poetry, drama) for an edited volume due to be published by the end of 2016 by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. At this point we are looking for completed essays around 5000-6000 words analysing individual or multiple works by women writers of the period. Essays previously published in journals are acceptable provided necessary permissions are obtained. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Resistance to the censorship of speech or publications by governmental or institutional authority has long been regarded as central to the defense of academic freedom. The hypervisibility and hyperconnectivity resulting from social media and the 24-hour news cycle have made possible the suppression and/or marginalization of unpopular ideas and texts through public shaming and/or boycotting. While on the one hand, this kind of public censorship embodies the total realization of freedom of expression, at the same time, it serves to squelch unpopular ideas and texts.
Since Thilo Sarrazin’s controversial book Deutschland schafft sich ab was published in 2010, there has been an explosion of comedy and satire in Germany dealing with issues of immigration and integration, from sketches on established mainstream television programs such as the heute show to new productions such as Abdelkarim’s StandUp Migranten on ARD’s EinsPlus. With the recent debates surrounding comedian Jan Böhmermann’s satirical poem pillorying the Turkish president Recep Erdogan, the limits of satire and its political effects have also been the subject of widespread media attention.
We are absolutely impressed by the response to the Call for Papers, and are looking forward to presenting an exciting and varied program at the first Conference on Women and Urban Life, taking place in Tehran, Iran from December 11th through December 12th , 2016.
We welcome papers on the default themes of interest.
NeMLA 2017 - Our Most Difficult Translations (Readings From)
Event: 03/23/2017 - 03/26/2017
Categories: Translation, Readings, Language, Linguistic Theory, Interdisciplinary.
Location: Baltimore, MD
Organization: Northeast Modern Language Association
Our Most Difficult Translations