Over the past two or three decades, as global economic and cultural integration has accelerated, academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences have begun to re-think what it means to practice an academic discipline in a global context. This shift has had different impacts in different disciplines. This has sometimes meant (re)discovering or inventing new objects of study, acquiring new skills, or even developing new theories and methods. Whatever the case, most disciplines continue to be challenged by the task of making their project a genuinely global one.
Seattle, March 21st-25th, 2016
The Mental Health division enthusiastically welcomes all of the interested persons to present on topics which include popular culture and mental health/illness. Previous papers have addressed: literature, film, music, politics, religion, psychological theory, research and more.
In short, the division concerns itself with the ways in which popular culture both reflects and shapes the nature of our psychology.
American Comparative Literature Association
Seattle, March 26-29, 2015
Seminar Organizers: Naomi Waltham-Smith (University of Pennsylvania) and Michael Gallope (University of Minnesota)
This roundtable on digital humanities and computer-assisted technology welcomes proposals dealing not only with the most famous figures of the times but also with chronicles, religious works, illumination, illustration and iconography, geography, architecture, music, and so on in Medieval and Renaissance Italy. Of special interest are projects that deal with the development and application of recent technologies (including innovative uses for encoding, Data-Driven Documents, spatial mapping, GIS and GPS, text/data mining, corpus construction and so on) or new tools for dissemination, visualization and archiving. Please submit a 250-word abstract in English or Italian.
DEADLINE for submission: 1 Oct. 2015.
For the joint national conference (22-25 March 2016 in Seattle, WA) of the Popular Culture & American Culture Associations (PCA/ACA).
Presentations related to fresh-water or sea-water may include topics like
Literature, comics, art, music, television & movies
History, politics, war & peace
Culture, anthropology & ecology
Folklore, mythology, legends & hoaxes
Ships, boats, etc.
Recreation, travel, tourism & festivals
Call for Papers
Levinas, Law and Literature
Institute of Jewish Studies (University of Antwerp)
Center for European Philosophy (University of Antwerp)
January, 20–22, 2016, Antwerp
Abstract submission deadline: 20/09/2015
Authors are sought for one or two remaining chapters in a forthcoming edited collection under contract at Edinburgh University Press currently going under the name of "In the Shadow of 9/11": American Cinema in the 'War on Terror' era. The volume is edited by Terence McSweeney author of The 'War on Terror' and American Film: 9/11 Frames Per Second (EUP, 2014).
The collection, which will be released around the fifteenth anniversary of 9/11 in September 2016, intends to examine and interrogate the representation of 9/11 and the 'War on Terror' in contemporary American film.
CFP: Sex and the Academy
22-23 February 2016, Ghent University, Belgium
A two-day workshop of the
International Network for Sexual Ethics and Politics – INSEP
Hosted by CEVI – Centre for Ethics and Value Inquiry
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy
Ghent University, Blandijnberg 2
9000 Ghent – Belgium
Professors, graduate students, and administrators: Please share this upcoming publication opportunity with your undergraduates.
Call For Papers: UC BERKELEY COMPARATIVE LITERATURE UNDERGRADUATE JOURNAL
Deadline: September 18, 2015 at 11:59 PM, PST
Collection: Children in the Films of Steven Spielbert
Editors: Adrian Schober and Debbie Olson
Seeking essay on Spielberg's Hook.