The recent refugee crisis in Europe has brought to the fore the pressing aspects of the precarious nature of human life. This is not a sudden crisis as scholars have traced its historical roots with the exploits of "Western" capitalism, imperialism, environment, and war on terror. Such engagement has also given us different politico-philosophical points of analysis of the condition: for instance, the rise of terms such as "precariat," "new subaltern," "precarity" (Guy Standing; Simon During), the debates on "Anthropocene" and "capitalocene" (Dipesh Chakraborty; Jason B. Moore), or the interest in neuro-biological or communal human affects (Catherine Malabou; Judith Butler). Added to such is the challenge of the machines and objects in our daily life.
Illness is often perceived in broad, all-encompassing, textbook terms, but the experience of illness is an individual patient journey that can take on a variety of forms, meanings, and narrations. The illness narrative lends voice to patients, allowing them to explore and share their own experiences. Representations of illness experience have enriched culture in many contexts to the benefit of both patients and healthcare providers, and it is important to understand these representations as they related to body, voice, and narrative. What does narrative offer to the individual experience of illness? What effects does it have?
CALL FOR PAPERS
Bridging Gaps: What are the media, publicists, and celebrities selling?
Red Room, Four Points by Sheraton Barcelona Diagonal
July 3rd - 5th, 2016
The Rutgers University Program in Comparative Literature is pleased to announce its 2016 graduate student conference:
URBAN (DE)COLONIALITY AND LITERATURE
Keynote Speaker: JOSÉ DAVID SALDÍVAR, Stanford University
March 3, 2016
Çankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, a refereed international academic journal, published twice yearly in May and November, is currently seeking articles/book reviews for future issues.
We welcome articles/research notes from various branches of the humanities and social sciences.
Book reviews between 1500 and 2000 words must be academic in nature, giving information about the work's significance and contextualizing it to highlight its strengths and weaknesses without criticizing the author.
Authors may refer to the journal webpage for further information:
Wreck Park is a double-blind, peer reviewed publication run out of Binghamton, New York. The journal publishes prose, poetry, criticism, and interviews, and is particularly interested in conceptual frameworks and developments that set to disrupt canonical and standardized discourses of the contemporary academic and literary landscapes. Wreck Park is a member of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals and welcomes authors, poets, researchers, and thinkers whose work reflects an interrogation of engendered norms and traditions within societies, cultures, intellectual circles, and beyond.
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11th IERG International Conference 2016
DEADLINE: MARCH 25, 2016
This year, the IERG again invites researchers, educators, practitioners, students, and policymakers to join us in continuing to shift the paradigms of theory and practice in education. We welcome proposals on a diverse range of research and practice concerning uses of the imagination in educating. We welcome a variety of forms of theoretical or practical presentation, including papers, demonstrations, hands-on activities, and other formats that might suit your contribution.
We would be pleased if you would join us at this wonderful celebration of imagination, learning and education in the wonderful city of Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Date: February 20th, 2015
Theme: Objects & Commodities
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ian Bogost, Ivan Allen College Distinguished Chair in Media Studies and Professor of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology
We are excited to close out this year's symposium with a poetry reading at a local pub! Attendees are also invited to share their works there, please check out our website or contact us at email@example.com for more information. There will also be a social on Friday
CFP: "Abstraction", March 11th-12th 2016
Boundaries and intersections -- two contrasting metaphors and yet not quite a binary. On the one hand, these words spatially remind us of Venn diagrams: two bound circles with a space of intersection where they overlap. On the other hand, intersections can be places of traffic, movement over time, streams of cars or pedestrians crossing boundaries. Spatial overlap or temporal crossing--the stability of categories or their rupture. The humanities are constantly defined and redefined by the churning of boundaries and intersections.