The Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS) is organising its third biannual international graduate conference set to take place at Leiden University on January 29-30, 2015, Leiden, the Netherlands. The conference, entitled 'Breaking the Rules: Cultural Reflections on Political, Religious and Aesthetic Transgressions', will focus on the wide range of cultural responses to the violation of laws, traditions and conventions in the political, religious and aesthetic domain.
Call for articles
THE AESTHETICS AND POLITICS OF IRONY
Organizers: Elsa Alves (University of Copenhagen / CECC) and Ana Dinger (CECC, Catholic University of Portugal)
The Urban Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association invites abstracts for the PCA/ACA National Convention, to be held in New Orleans from April 1 - 4, 2015. The PCA/ACA has a policy of only considering abstracts submitted through the PCA/ACA database (http://ncp.pcaaca.org/) in advance of the November 1 deadline.
CALL FOR PAPERS
CHILDREN'S RIGHTS and CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
Special Issue of The Lion and the Unicorn
Lara Saguisag, College of Staten Island-City University of New York
Matthew B. Prickett, Rutgers University-Camden
This forum is a summit academic event, with a primary purpose of assembling researchers in the area of social sciences and humanities, who by presentation of their scientific attainments will contribute to the development of the interdisciplinary concept in higher education. By expressing their opinions and attitudes, hundreds of participants from all over the world will have the opportunity to discuss social, cultural, economic, educational and scientific problems thus contributing to a better society.
In his classic composition text Writing Without Teachers, Peter Elbow asks us to consider the metaphor of growing as a way to encourage and teach fluid, flexible writing. The idea of growth applies to so many aspects of scholarship, as we approach the profession simultaneously as teachers, students, and researchers in our own rights. This roundtable session seeks to explore the idea of growth broadly conceived, thinking about the ways we develop our writing and teaching, as well as the ways our students' writing develops.
My co-chair and I left the description wide open so as to accommodate different approaches to the topic, which is Growth. We've gotten some great submissions so far, and are excited to read some more!
Reminder: NeMLA 2015 Call for Papers
Abstract Deadline: September 30, 2014
Northeast Modern Language Association
46th Annual Convention
April 30-May 3, 2015
Host Institution: Ryerson University
Full information regarding the 2015 Call for Papers may be found on our website:
Keynote Speakers: Elaine Scarry (Harvard) & Rosanna Warren (U of Chicago)
If you can blow whole places out of existence, you can blow whole places into it. - E. Bowen
The students of the Department of Comparative Literature and the Italian Specialization at the CUNY Graduate Center present the annual interdisciplinary conference entitled Abiding Cities, Remnant Sites to be held on November 13 and 14, 2014.
Second Call for Contributions
Special Issue of postmedieval on Medievalism and the Medical Humanities
Contributions are invited for a special issue of postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies entitled 'Medievalism and the Medical Humanities'. The issue will be published in the summer of 2017 and will be edited by Dr Jamie McKinstry and Professor Corinne Saunders.
The North American Network in Aging Studies (NANAS) was established in 2013 to bring together scholars and researchers from across a variety of disciplines—humanities, arts, gerontology, anthropology, sociology, health care, and others—interested in critical examinations of how age is conceptualized, defined, experienced, performed, and critiqued. At this inaugural research conference, we seek to build on the foundations of and define new formations in this vital and growing field.
Immersion and Intervention: Convergences in Art and Science Research
Edited by Hervé Regnauld and Alan Ramón Clinton
The International Association for Literary Journalism Studies invites submissions of original research papers, abstracts for research in progress and proposals for panels on Literary Journalism for the IALJS annual convention on 7-9 May 2015. The conference will be held at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A.
As we continue to develop various digital technologies and media we need to continue to theorize what it means to do and think the humanities in light of these developments. How is the humanities assemblage changed in the face of digital media and in what ways has our engagement with the classical fields of study augmented? What changes in Philosophy, Art, Poetry, Literary Theory and so on when it interfaces with the digital? Especially, how are the humanities approached in a world of so-called digital natives? Do the humanities have a necessarily digital future?
URGENT: Paper needed for SAMLA special session: "(Re)Imagining American Landscapes: Subversion and National/Historical Consciousness in American Women Writers." Papers may consider any period or multiple periods of American literature; genre and border literature topics are encouraged.
Please submit a 250-300 word abstract ASAP (preferably by Sept. 3, 2014) to Lori Howard, LNHoward@gsu.edu.