Ours is an era of translation and cross-culture. Transportation and telecommunication technology have helped shorten the distance and increase contact between person and person, nation and nation. Spatial "movement" through travel, tourism, migration, diaspora, and communication facilitates the "interaction" between "the (individual/collective/national) self" and "the other/other culture." Such "movement" and "interaction" depend much on linguistic and cultural translation to keep on "activation," continuously negotiating, realizing, and vitalizing ideas so as to renew and open up multicultural space.
[EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE]Undoing Health: States of Body and Mind
We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an international, interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, entitled "Undoing Health: States of Body and Mind" to be held at Indiana University – Bloomington, March 27-29, 2014. Join us for our 12th annual conference, hosted by the graduate students of the IU Department of English. We are pleased to host Dr. Rachel Adams (Columbia University) as our keynote speaker this year.
Keynote speaker: Hillary Chute, author of Graphic Women and Associate Editor of MetaMaus
The University of Wisconsin-Madison's tenth annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature will take place February 20-22, 2014. This year's conference, "Texts and Violence" engages the intersections between literature, culture, philosophy, and politics.
Faculty of Foreign Languages (Alfa University in Belgrade) will proudly host its Third International Conference, focused on the theme
Culture in the Mirror of Language and Literature
Within the scope of this theme and with your presence and collaboration, we shall attempt to address and analyze from various perspectives the issues such as:
· Description and reconstruction of the linguistic image of the world
· Ethnocultural concepts in language and literary text
· The problems of lexis and phraseology translation with the dominant cultural component
· Literary genres and systems of versification in national literatures
When you hear the word "horror" are you more likely to think Heart of Darkness or The Walking Dead? Let the Right One In or "The Turn of the Screw"?
For albeit's inaugural issue, we invite articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, non-fiction essays, and other documents exploring horror in world literature, high art, and pop culture.
Complete submissions should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 1, 2014.
4th Global Conference: Beauty
Saturday 20th September – Monday 22nd September 2014
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
6th Global Conference: Fashion
Monday 15th September – Thursday 18th September 2014
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
M. Wynn Thomas Prize 2014
2nd Global Conference: Teen Cultures
Saturday 10th May – Monday 12th May 2014
As homemakers, academics, politicians, and entrepreneurs, women's experience throughout history has been characterized by a contradictory tension between marginalisation and pioneering leadership. This conference is a history of being on the edge, exploring the ways in which women have been at times marginalized and liminal figures whilst also being vanguards of change and revolution. The 2014 International Women's Day Conference at Queen's University Belfast will explore what it means for a woman to be on the edge in different socio-historical contexts.
Cross-cultural Studies is an international peer-reviewed journal published by Center for Cross-cultural Studies of National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, and has been indexed in the THCI (Taiwan Humanities Citation Index). It is published biannually and covers Chinese and English publications. The journal has been devoted to offering inter-disciplinary perspectives on cultural/cross-cultural issues and engaging in academic discussions since 2008. For more information about the journal, please visit the website as follows:
1st Global Conference
Testimony: Memory, Trauma, Truth, Engagement
Tuesday 29th July – Thursday 31st July 2014
Mansfield College, Oxford
Ideas of Rulership: Kings and Queens in Elite and Popular Cultures, to be held on 24-25 October 2014
Over the centuries monarchs wielded power and empire, whereas the rest of the populace swayed the rise and fall of their civilization. From Julius Caesar to King Arthur to Elizabeth I, their feats and portraits were disseminated in various forms of representations that tell stories of different cultural imaginings.
ENERGIES: THROUGH THE MATERIAL, THEORETICAL & TEXTUAL
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
March 28-29, 2014
Deadline for proposals: January 3, 2014 (EXTENDED)
Fiction writer and essayist ROXANE GAY (Eastern Illinois University) is the author most recently of An Untamed State (Atlantic/Grove) and Bad Feminist (Harper Perennial).
Scholar URSULA K. HEISE (UCLA) is the author most recently of Sense of Place and Sense of Planet: The Environmental Imagination of the Global (Oxford University Press).
"When I cannot see words curling like rings of smoke round me I am in darkness I am nothing." -Virginia Woolf, The Waves
Turn your semester's research papers into conference papers. In celebration of 50 years of graduate studies, The University of Dayton invites you to join us March 29, 2014 for a graduate conference devoted to an exploration of the space and place that words create. How does space inform our identities as writers? How do we perceive space, literally and figuratively, in literature? How does race or gender influence the space we are given, or take, in society? Where is our place in the classroom and what can we do with it?