Food culture has enjoyed a renaissance in recent years, moving to the forefront of many global and local cultural discourses. Among these discourses are the revival of old and/or dying culinary traditions, the promotion of exotic or underappreciated dishes, global fusion cooking, food and travel, ethical food consumption, the political and social dimensions of food production and consumption, and an examination of the potential for, and limitations to, eating sustainably. While much attention has been paid to practical, aesthetic, and social considerations of food, less has been examined concerning the semiotic and constructed aspects of food culture, in particular, what constitutes food, and for whom.
PCA/ACA 2015 New Orleans
Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes (Ficociello and Bell)
The PCA/ACA annual conference begins April 1, 2015 in New Orleans, LA.
Submission deadline is November 1, 2014.
All Proposals & Abstracts Must Be Submitted Through The PCA Database: http://ncp.pcaaca.org/
Please submit a proposal to only one area at a time. Exceptions and rules
For the December 2014 issue, East – West Cultural Passage (http://magazines.ulbsibiu.ro/ewcp/index.htm) seeks quality essays in the fields of language (Pragmatics, Semantics, Semiotics, Socio-linguistics, Methodology, Grammatical and Literary Stylistics, Hermeneutics, Linguistics, Syntax, Morphology, Translation Studies, Rhetoric and Composition, Creative Writing), culture, civilization and religion. You are strongly encouraged to submit original articles that have not been published elsewhere, nor are currently under review in any other journal. We regret we are unable to accept multiple submissions.
It is common to conceive of Canada's North, especially in its early history, as a barren frontier conquerable only by the hardiest of men. However, as Barbara Kelcey's Alone in Silence: European Women in the Canadian North Before 1940 outlines, an estimated five hundred women or more traversed the Northwest Territories before World War II. While some of these women were the wives of missionaries or explorers, others were career-women in their own rights—artists, nurses, missionaries, entrepreneurs, or explorers.
I am pleased to announce that issue 6.1 of Kaleidoscope, the postgraduate journal of Durham University's Institute of Advanced Study, has been published on the theme of Light, the IAS's theme during the 2013/14 academic year.
Kaleidoscope is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal edited by postgraduates at Durham under the auspices of the Institute of Advanced Study and Ustinov College. Designed to foster international communication between postgraduates across the the disciplines, the journal promotes excellence in interdisciplinary research, as well as raising awareness of the IAS as a public forum for interdisciplinary scholarship.
Foucault's influence on the field of sexuality studies is undeniable, yet many scholars have taken him to task for his famous assertion that the nineteenth-century gave birth to the homosexual as "un personnage" whereas the sodomite was simply "un sujet juridique". These distinctions between acts and persona, between alterity and continuum have been vigorously analyzed and debated by scholars in all areas of sexuality studies, including hetero-, homo- and queer sexualities. Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick sharply criticized this divide as presupposing that the modern homosexual is a "coherent definitional field", and that earlier sexual categories simply disappear as new ones take over.
Call for Papers: The Henri Peyre French Institute Food Seminar: SALT
Generally viewed as the ultimate dietary malefactor in contemporary Western cultures, salt has adopted many meanings and held many functions in a long historical period, both in the West and in lands impacted by Western colonialism. France is no exception in that respect.
As the first section of the Henri Peyre French Institute's six-semester series on Food and Foodstuffs in the French and Francophone worlds (Food, Power, Exchange and Identity: Food and Foodstuffs in the French and Francophone Worlds), the Fall 2014 Seminar on Salt includes online visual exhibits and an online forum and culminates in a full-day colloquium on December 5, 2014.
Inspired by our era of globalization and instantaneous communication, the Duquesne University English Department Graduate Student Conference is asking about access, especially in pre- and early modern literary cultures. As the rise of Disability Studies and Mobility Studies has provided theoretical and linguistic frameworks for defining, explaining, and challenging traditional conceptions of access, we invite literary, historical, and cultural considerations of access. Historically, who has had access? How do texts navigate the political, economic, social, etc. constraints on access? How does asking this question raise awareness of contentious literary spaces?
The Journal of Creativity and Business Innovation (abbr. Journal CBI, ISSN 2351 - 6186) is a new international, peer-reviewed, open-access, free-of-charge, online Journal, focused on business creativity and innovation research. The Journal encourages new approaches to the study of creativity and innovation management, discussion of emerging creativity and innovation issues and introduction of new creativity-inspired concepts, ideas and research-driven solutions.
The Journal CBI online: www.journalcbi.com
CFP: Libraries, Archives, Museums, & Popular Culture Area, Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: November 1, 2014
36th Annual Conference of the Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association, February 11-14, 2015, in Albuquerque, NM Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Conference Theme: "Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture."
The journal for Literary Undergraduate Research in English, LURe, invites undergraduate students from any institution to submit manuscripts for our upcoming issue.
Submissions should involve studies in English, Philosophy, or Film Studies.
Submissions may be no longer than 15 pages, must use MLA format, and must include research from secondary sources.
Please include the following information with your submission:
-College or University
-Discipline of Paper
Include your name, title of your paper, and the name of your institution within the subject line of your email.
In the cultural imagination, expressions of the erotic – sex, desire, relationships – are intrinsically linked to gender. Female gender stereotypes are often based in ideas about sexual behavior, from the lustful Jezebel who preys on innocent men to the sexually passive Angel in the House who endures sexuality for the sake of procreation. Similarly, behavior in sexual encounters is often strictly scripted based on gender, with "rules" on everything from who makes the first move to who gets to be on top.
FOCUS: Philosophy and Poetry
We invite scholarly papers that shed light on twentieth century women novelists, playwrights and poets for a forthcoming anthology on twentieth century women writers.
Scope of the volume:
In American history, animals are everywhere. They are a ubiquitous presence in myriad historical, literary, biographical, scientific and other texts and narratives of the American past – a past that, both different from and just like the present, was characterized by a multiplicity of relations between humans and animals ranging from intimate co-existence to exploitation and outright violence. A host of quintessentially American species such as the bison and mustang of the Western plains or the grizzly, admired by California mountain man James Capen Adams as "the monarch of American beasts", continue to inhabit the discursive, imaginary and, now to a much lesser degree, the geographical spaces of the nation.