We make assumptions based on bodies all the time: what bodies are
normative, strange, dangerous, fragile, familiar, foreign, and so on. The bodies we see are always-already constructed and commodified within various cultural marketplaces. Bodies function as currencies, some of which have more cultural capital than others. This cultural capital lends visibility to some bodies, while rendering others invisible.
Quantum Metaphors and Fractal Verse: Intersections in Contemporary American Poetry and Science
CULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT
SAGES Third Annual Interdisciplinary Student Conference
The University of Akron
March 5, 2015
The Society of Akron Graduate English Scholars is pleased to announce a call for papers for its upcoming interdisciplinary conference on March 5, 2015. We welcome creative writers and scholars from various disciplines to discuss the theme, "Culture and Environment." This free conference is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.
We invite scholarship and reflection addressing one or more elements of culture and environment, while simultaneously exploring the relationship(s) between these forces.
Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana)
Mark Bruhn (Regis College)
William Croft (University of New Mexico)
The word 'athletic' derives from the Greek, athlēō ('compete for a prize'). In this schema, the 'prize' is the thing competed for, but this can be defined in many ways: as a gift, a kiss, a drop of blood, or a ribbon. We are often told that the prize is not important but participation is. The athlete models subjectivity, the body, desire, social relations, matter and chance in order to achieve a measure of success, recognition, mastery, the deferral of death and emptiness, a place in history, an apotheosis of self-love, among other things.
The Faculty of Theater and Television of the Babeș-Bolyai University is announcing the Call for Papers for the Annual Cinema and Visual Culture Studies Conference held May 25-29 2015. This 2015 conference is designed to discuss the irreverent nature of art, cinema and visual production in various media environments. The purpose of the conference is to deal with the various obstructions of the creative spirit, both in the context of the passivity of the consumer society and in a highly censored and politically correct environment. Often art is vilified, accused of blasphemy and obscenity, threatened with violence, prosecuted and even imprisoned, yet the function of art has to be a source for scandal and provocation.
November 30th deadline
What Lies Beneath the Clothes of Culture? Cannibalism in Fiction
From ancient Greek myths to 21st century post-apocalyptic novels, cannibalism abounds, forcing us to reconsider easy binaries of self and other or civilized "us" and a savage "them." As Maggie Kilgour argues in From Communion to Cannibalism, incorporation—the most basic example of which is eating—"depends upon and enforces an absolute division between inside and outside; but in the act itself that opposition disappears, dissolving the structure it appears to produce" (4). What, then, when the food being eaten is human flesh?
At the 2015 American Literature Association conference in Boston, MA (May 21-25), the John Dos Passos Society will hold a joint panel with the E.E. Cummings Society.
At the 2015 American Literature Association conference held in Boston, MA, May 21-25, the John Dos Passos Society will hold a teaching round table. This is an open-topic call for 5-8 minute papers focused on bringing Dos Passos's writing into the classroom. Participants may choose to focus on undergraduate or graduate classes; university, community college, or high school settings; writing, literature, theory, or comparative literature classes; etc.
"Man ceased to be a wild animal only when he built the first wall" (Yevgeny Zamyatin, We).
The End of the City can be understood in at least three ways: as its boundary, as its demise, or as a question about its purpose.
Society for Radical Geography, Spatial Theory, and Everyday Life Symposium 2015 CFP
CALL FOR PAPERS
Special issue of SYMBOLISM: An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics
Focus on Caribbean symbolic forms
Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing is currently accepting submissions for Volume 3 (2015):
Thinking and Writing Beyond Two Cultures: STEM, WAC/WID, and the Changing Academy
Cultural Studies Association Working Group on Critical Pedagogy
13th Annual Meeting of the Cultural Studies Association, May 21-24, 2015
Riverside Convention Center, Riverside California (Greater Los Angeles)
Theme: "Another University is Possible: Praxis, Activism, and the Promise of Critical Pedagogy"