In a letter written to Jacques Derrida in 1982, Gilbert Simondon poses a question to the project of deconstruction: “Why not think about founding and perhaps even provisionally axiomatizing an aesthetico-technics or techno-aesthetics?” Aesthetic thought has for too long remained at the level of subjective contemplation, which effaces any substantive understanding of technology’s effects upon the larger cultural sphere. The technical and the aesthetic, Simondon contends, should instead be understood as a “continuous spectrum” of experience, as each are composed of a “set of sensations” that emerge as matter is transformed, whether by the artist, the engineer, the designer, or the machinist.
Submission deadline: August 1, 2019
Expected publication date: February 2020
We are pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue on the intersection between popular culture texts, broadly conceptualized, and awareness, understanding, and solutions to issues in contemporary society.
How are you using popular culture to understand or teach about the contemporary world? What practices, innovations, and theories are you reinterpreting or creating to better conceptualize the current political climate? In what ways have popular culture texts allowed you to dig deeper, bring awareness, uncover solutions, or highlight contemporary issues, including but not limited to:
Call for Papers, for the next NeMLA conference, in Boston, March 5-8, 2020.
NeMLA’s theme this year will be:"Shaping and Sharing Identities: Spaces, Places, Languages, and Cultures"
This is an accepted session.
Antebellum City Texts: Print Culture and Emergent U.S. Metropolitan Spaces
Humanities Bulletin Journal - Call for papers
Submission Deadline: October 20, 2019
Vol. 2, No. 2 - November, 2019
Conference: 51st Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention
Conference Date: 5-8 March, 2020
Location: Boston Marriott Copley Place, Boston, MA
Session Title: Narrative and Poetic Ethnographies in the Social Sciences (Creative)
Conference, University of Southern Denmark, May 28–29, 2020
Utopia & Dystopia
Conference on the Fantastic in Media Entertainment
Venue and date: University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark, May 28–29, 2020
Proposal Deadline: December 10, 2019
Call for Presentations
"The only reason for the existence of a novel is that it does compete with life."
--Henry James in "The Art of Fiction"
RHETORIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA 2020 PANEL PROPOSAL
“Rhetoric: The Art of Persuasion or Response-ability?”
Portland, Oregon (May 21-24)
rhetoric / hospitality
Chair: Dr. Ryan Leack
“Language speaks. Man speaks in that he responds to language. This responding is a hearing. It hears because it listens to the command of stillness.”
—Martin Heidegger, Poetry, Language, Thought (1971)
Submissions are invited for Volume 7 of Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing. For more information, please visit DH at the WAC Clearinghouse at Colorado State University: https://wac.colostate.edu/double-helix/.
Over a period of about four centuries, many millions of Africans were shipped to the Americas and forced into slavery. Slavery developed in the colonial period, emerged in the age of the American Revolution, and expanded widely in the antebellum South, reaching its heyday between 1830 and 1860.