We hope you enjoyed Volume 1, Issue 1 of Academic Labor: Research and Artistry (ALRA), a peer-reviewed open access academic journal launched in 2016 by the Center for the Study of Academic Labor (CSAL) at Colorado State University. The journal encourages ongoing research on matters relating to tenure and contingency in the academy, both nationally and internationally. Along with our center and web site, we offer a research home for those undertaking scholarship in areas broadly defined as tenure studies and contingency studies.
Reclaiming My Roots Conference
This interdisciplinary conference seeks abstracts that deal with the theme of reclamation. How have African Americans, Black Americans, Caribbean Americans or Diasporic Peoples attempted to reclaim aspects of identity, community, and nationhood? How have social movements such as BLM, Feminism, Womanism, and literary movements such as Afrofuturism advanced reclamation narratives or reclamation motifs.
Abstracts are welcome that deal with the following areas:
-Black Literature, Digital Humanities, and How Technology reclaims a “Black” space
-History, Herstory, and Feminist Narratives
-Public Policy and Reclamation
University of Silesia in Katowice www.ikila.us.edu.pl
Faculty of Philology
Institute of English Cultures and Literatures
EMOTIONS: THE ENGINES OF HISTORY
Sosnowiec, Poland, Nov. 23rd-24th 2018
CALL FOR PAPERS
We are the coordinators of the Open Panel No. 24. Linguistic Anthropology/ Antropologia Linguística OP 035 entitled, “Articulation of Silence in Postcolonial Contexts” at the 18th IUAES World Congress being organised at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) in Florianópolis, Brazil [July 16-20, 2018]. For details please visit http://www.iuaes2018.org/conteudo/view?ID_CONTEUDO=398and follow the link “Open Panels.”
Keynote Speaker: Salvador Plascencia, author of The People of Paper
Conference Date: Friday, February 9, 2018
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
As an interdisciplinary conference, PEAKS encourages and accepts research from a wide range of scholarly and creative disciplines such as literature, linguistics, rhetoric, education, creative writing, history, art history, musicology, women and gender studies, film studies, science, philosophy, psychology, communications, and much more!
On February 25, 2017 at Fashion Week in Milan, over 40 statuesque women stalked Missoni’s runway in pink pussyhats. Was this a rebellious act of women’s defiance in a world they are systematically put down or a neoliberal opportunism to capitalize on a world in which feminism is a burgeoning trend? This trend didn’t begin with the Women’s March or Lady Gaga, and it didn’t begin with Donald Trump’s “nasty” label. Women were “bad feminists” as early as the 1990s. Second wave feminists rejected third wave performers for the controversial way they used their bodies and spoke their minds to a public who didn’t want to hear or see them (Buszek). Today we hear and see them, labeling them and ourselves as “difficult”, “nasty”, and “bad” (Gay).
The Global South After 2010: Epistemologies of Militarization
Duke University , April 12-13th, 2018
On Belonging: English Conceptions of Migration and Transculturality, 1550 – 1700
26-28 July 2018
University of Liverpool, London Campus, 33 Finsbury Square EC2A 1AG
How did early modern processes of global exchange influence English identity? How did the movement of peoples, objects, and ideas across the globe shape English concepts of self and belonging, both at home and abroad? Join the ERC-funded ‘Travel, Transculturality, and Identity in England, 1550 – 1700’ (TIDE) project to explore these questions through a three-day interdisciplinary conference in the summer of 2018.
From Center to Periphery and from Periphery to Center: An Inter-Culture exchange
During most of the 20th century, academia knowledge was circulated in the world on a path parallel with Western countries’ political and economic dominance. Western experts were sent out into the world by their native country or by international institutions to share or impose their findings on other countries in the areas of literature, linguistics and the teaching of foreign languages. This is what we might call a diffusion of knowledge from center to periphery. There were some exceptions to this Western dominance but not many.