estrema: Interdisciplinary Review for the Humanities is an on-line publication of the Centre for Comparative Studies (CEC) of the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon (FLUL). Its exclusive goal is to publish the papers of both undergraduate and graduate students. Giving its interdisciplinary character, estrema accepts works from several areas of studies such as (but not limited to):
All papers will be subjected to a double blind peer review process.
Deadline for submissions: May 31st, 2016.
Sexuality and Social Media
A Sexualities Project Meeting
Call for Participation 2016
Friday 23rd September – Sunday 25th September 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
Inviting papers for a panel on capital in contemporary British and American poetry. Possible concerns might include: financial crisis, utopianism and form.
This call seeks papers for a proposed special session panel for the MLA Annual Convention in Philadelphia, 5–8 January 2017.
Submit 300 word abstract to Arul Benito Gerard (firstname.lastname@example.org) on or before March 15 2016.
Please note that the panel is subject to acceptance by the MLA Program Committee and is not guaranteed.
Reading Matters: Texts – Cultures – The World
19-21 May 2016
The Department of Anglo-American and German Studies at Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu,
The Academic Anglophone Society of Romania and
The Centre for Anglo-American and German Research
are pleased to invite you to the Reading Matters international conference, to be held in Sibiu.
Chapter proposals are invited for an edited book on Trauma, Memory and Healing in Asian Literature and Culture.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Philament: An Online Journal of Postgraduate and Early Career Scholarship in Arts and Culture
Philament 22: Precarity
Philament, the peer-reviewed, open access, online journal of arts and culture based at the University of Sydney, invites submissions from postgraduate students and early career academics for our twenty-second issue, Precarity.
This year's conference seeks to establish a link between the act of writing and activism by focusing on the strategies writers use to bring attention to their social and political aims. Writing has been used to inform the public, criticize societal norms, and capture lived experiences. Writing has also been used to respond to rhetoric that justifies bigotry or reinforces socially constructed norms. As new questions arise about freedom, identity, religion, and related matters, many writers feel compelled not only to capture the social and political issues of their time, but also to use writing to change notions about the world we live in.
In the spirit of MMLA's conference theme of "Border States," this roundtable seeks to explore new pedagogical approaches to the teaching of world literature to college undergraduates, especially those in survey courses, though others will be considered. We are particularly interested in papers that explore how we introduce students to "world literature" in new and innovative ways, models that move from traditional surveys to the borders of world literature, and ways in which world literature, broadly speaking, can be effectively included in the curricula.
Slavoj Žižek has suggested that, after the spectacular failure of party-states in the twentieth century, it is no longer time for the Left to change the world, but again to interpret it. Of course, Žižek's directive comes in the wake of popular anti-capitalist and anti-racist revolts around the world which have reinvigorated militants and scholars alike: from New York to Cairo, Kobanî to Ferguson. There is, evidently, no easy division between action and interpretation, between theory and practice, even in the absence of any major world power designating itself as Communist. And yet, Žižek's plea must be a tempting one for those scholars working in the current, increasingly globalized university system.