Harrison Middleton University (www.hmu.edu) is launching a Fellowship in Ideas. This is a writing and discussion project in the humanities designed for a recent university graduate from any field who has an interest in the humanities, interdisciplinary dialogue, and intellectual and professional enrichment.
James A. Rawley Conference in the Humanities
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of History | March 9-10, 2018
Call for Papers
Submission Deadline: December 15, 2017
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Stephen Robertson, George Mason University
“Reimagining Black Urban Space In the 1920s and 1930s: Mapping Places, Events, and Networks with Digital Harlem"
Events to commemorate the centenary of the First World War have been organized since 2014 and would continue through 2018. It has already sparked of various retellings on the war in fiction and celluloid. The third issue of JSHC attempts to offer renewed perspectives on the First World War. While war and society is the general theme for this issue, all the content in our issues have never been restricted to the pre-decided theme alone. Therefore, we welcome contributors for wide ranging perspectives and discussions on general issues beyond the present theme.
“The City Plays Itself: cinema and the city”
Guest edited special issue of The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
Vol. 5 Issue 2 (June, 2018)
José Duarte, School of Arts and Humanities – Universidade de Lisboa/ULICES/FCT & Luís Urbano, School of Architecture – Porto University/CEAU
The fourth bi-annual conference on Formulas in Medieval Culture (initiated by the research groups GRENDEL and IDEA, based at the University of Lorraine, France) will be held on the 13th, 14th and 15th of June 2018 at the Centre d'Etudes Supérieures de Civilisation Médiévale (CESCM) at the University of Poitiers, in the Hôtel Berthelot in the town centre. A half-day visit of historical sites will be organized.
CFP: ACLA 2018
The Story of Memory: Remembering, Forgetting, and Unreliable Narrators
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
March 29-April 1, 2018
Abstract Submission Deadline: September 21st , 2017
Contact: Mavis Tseng
Assistant Professor, Taipei Medical University
“We talk about our memories, but should perhaps talk more about our forgettings, even if that is a more difficult – or logically impossible – feat.”
Julian Barnes, Nothing to Be Frightened of
Unities, wholes, patterns, ends, beginnings, organization, structure: these terms all belong to the structuralist tool kit with which we are familiar, yet we believe that this vocabulary is in dire need of reassessment. While the structural impetuses of narratology continue, dynamic theories of narrative such as those proffered by Roland Barthes, Ross Chambers and others, have become less prominent. In this seminar we will explore the following questions: What might a dynamic, systemic, and/or non-structuralist theory of narrative look like? What narratives (in any medium) exemplify a dynamic notion of narrative? What additional insights might we gain by working through a dynamic as opposed to a structuralist approach to narrative and narratives?
Impact: the Journal of the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning, is currently soliciting pieces for a special issue focusing on the recent events in Charlottesville and related topics, tentatively slated to appear early next summer.
Impact publishes both scholarly and non-scholarly essays of varying lengths, as well as work in other modes and media; for this issue we are seeking pieces that engage these topics from a variety of disciplinary perspectives (history, literature, theology, philosophy, cultural studies, to name a few).
KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies
Special Issue: Endangered Knowledge
Samantha MacFarlane, PhD Candidate, University of Victoria
Rachel Mattson, PhD, MLIS, Manager of Special & Digital Projects in the Archives of La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club
Bethany Nowviskie, MA Ed., PhD, Director of the Digital Library Federation (DLF) at CLIR and Research Associate Professor of Digital Humanities, University of Virginia
Abstracts and expressions of interest: rolling, through 31 October 2017
Literature cannot be the business of a woman's life, and it ought not to be. The more she is engaged in her proper duties, the less leisure will she have for it even as an accomplishment and a recreation.
--- Robert Southey to Charlotte Brontë, 1837
Invited keynote: (provisional) Professor Alexis Easley, St Thomas University, Minnesota.