The 2015 Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference (Philadelphia, PA, November 4-8, 2015)
From Florence Nightingale to Nurse Ratched, nurses have been portrayed by others and by themselves as, in turn, idealized paragons of femininity and vilified portents of social disintegration. This roundtable seeks papers that consider the complex ways in which this ambiguous figure has navigated the wounded bodies, minds, places, and social relationships that litter the pages of literature.
DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL OCTOBER 13, 2015. PLEASE SUBMIT ABSTRACTS VIA THE NEMLA WEBSITE: https://nemla.org/users/abstract.html
The work of the dead and the sleeping is the work of discerning the bottom, the earth as ground of the upside down or inside out, as vowels and consonants are ambassadors of arrival and departure.
-Jed Rasula, This Compost
In keeping with this year's theme of "Notes from Underground," our conference organizers have suggested as a topic cultures of extraction, including "mining, fracking, drilling, quarrying...polluting, murdering." But while extraction is easily associated with themes of fragmentation, isolation, and dissociation, Rasula offers a conception of extraction as movement, a dynamic process of coming and going that negotiates complex interactions between grounded and undergrounded.
Every war has its own patterns of injury based on contemporary military weapons, strategy, and tactics. Unlike in previous wars, the "signature wounds" of the Global War on Terror are the invisible injuries of PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury. While Elaine Scarry has argued that "what is remembered in the body is well remembered" as a record of what happens in war, the visible wounds of war are today less frequently seen. From the ban on showing returning military coffins to restrictions on images of wounded soldiers and civilians to isolated injury care units, the physical wounds of war are often unrepresented and unremembered. This panel explores the ways in which war visibly wounds the body, the nation, the landscape, and the globe.
Privileging the Unseen
A one-day symposium on the writing of Hilary Mantel
Tuesday 9th June 2015
International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester, UK
The whole ambience in which I was brought up was one in which the unseen is privileged
Hybrid Poetry and/as Pedagogy.
This panel--to be held at ASLE's biennial conference, June 23-27, 2015 at the University of Idaho, in Moscow, ID--will mine the conference theme of "Notes from the Underground: the Depths of Environmental Arts, Culture, and Justice," as it explores the planning, design, and implementation of dams, as well as their aftermath. While damming in the United States proliferated during the mid-twentieth century, dams are now generally understood as ecologically and culturally harmful. In light of our contemporary understanding of dams, this panel seeks to drudge up what has been silenced by the floodwaters.
We find ourselves in a world where economic logic rules the day. Caught within the rationality of neoliberalism, those of us who contest austerity, privatization, and the concomitant militarization of civil society are often left to counter them through vague logics of redistribution which take as given the very systems of accounting which we seek to undermine.
This panel is sponsored by Transmotion, a new, biannual, fully and permanently open-access journal inspired by the work of Gerald Vizenor. Transmotion publishes new scholarship focused on theoretical, experimental, postmodernist, and avant-garde writing produced by Native American and First Nations authors, as well as book reviews on relevant work in Vizenor Studies and Indigenous Studies. The journal may be found on-line at http://journals.kent.ac.uk/index.php/transmotion
Building on the success of the two previous silent-film conferences held at Berkeley in 2011 and 2013, the Department of Film & Media has decided to widen the scope of our biennial conference to include comparative historical inquiry.
American Comparative Literature Association
Seattle, March 26-29, 2015
Seminar Organizers: Adam Ahmed (UC Berkeley) and Seulghee Lee (Williams College)
Exemplar: The Journal of South Asian Studies invites submissions for its upcoming special issue: "The Meaning of Modi." We are especially interested in articles concerning the following:
- the rise of the BJP and Hindu Fundamentalism;
- the nature of Modi's support base;
- analyses of his projected work for the Indian economy;
- civil liberties in India;
- the role of minorities (Dalits, Muslims, Christians, etc.);
- Modi's foreign policy (especially concerning Pakistan, the US, and China);
- settlement of the Kashmir issue; and
- the collapse of the INC.
This roundtable looks to examine the pains and joys of teaching in the online classroom. There has been a rise in the quantity of online degree programs, but has the quality gone with it? Let's look at what educators could and should be doing to reach out to students that choose this medium for their education. In return, what possible online classroom staples and lessons could be used and brought into the face-to-face classroom as well?
The conference is through the Northeast Modern Language Association and will take place April 30 - May 3, 2015 in Toronto, Canada.
Submissions are due: October 15, 2014 (extended deadline)
Latency and Obsolescence in Nineteenth-Century Media
A panel proposal for the Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS) 2015 conference
CFP: The Geek and Popular Culture
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (Southwest PCA/ACA)
Area: The Geek and Popular Culture
Join us for the 36th annual conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, February 11-14, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Conference Theme: Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2014
The Geek and Popular Culture: A Love/Hate Relationship