In the history of science, it has been well-documented that institutionalized science and professional scientific circles actively and systematically excluded people from their ranks based on gender, race, and class. However, what has been underrepresented is the scientific work and endeavors of the marginalized groups themselves. This session seeks to recover some of these excluded voices and stories by investigating the creative, alternative ways that these groups participated in scientific discourse.
With 5% of the world's population, the U.S. comprises 25% of the world's prison population, or 724 prisoners per 100,000 people (Pleases, Vicky, BBC News, March 8, 2013); it is not surprising, therefore, that many American Studies scholars see the U.S. as a police state. In addition, the "Stand Your Ground" laws, in one form or another, have been implemented in 46 states. Since the perpetrators under these "self-defence rulings" tend to be White men, and the victims young black men, Stand Your Ground laws, in effect, allow for a new form of lynching.
The South Central Modern Languages Association brings together a diverse group of scholarly disciplines, and this year the conference will focus around the theme of "Sound and Story: The Rhythms of Language."
The topic for this particular panel is open -- we welcome papers as well as more practical (i.e. experience-based) presentation proposals on the theory, pedagogy, or practical applications of technology in the classroom.
To be considered for the panel, email a 250 word abstract to:
Laura Osborne at firstname.lastname@example.org
Extended proposal deadline: April 15, 2015
The Superhero Project
Monday 7th September – Wednesday 9th September 2015
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
Call for Presentations:
"Superman! Champion of the oppressed, the physical marvel who had sworn to devote his existence to helping those in need." – Action Comics #1, 1938 (DC Comics)
ACMRS invites session and paper proposals for its annual interdisciplinary conference to be held February 4-6, 2016 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Scottsdale. We welcome papers that explore any topic related to the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance and especially those that focus on the general theme of "Marginal Figures in the Global Middle Ages and Renaissance."
Selected papers focused on "Marginal Figures in the Global Middle Ages and Renaissance" will be considered for publication in the conference volume of the Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance series, published by Brepols Publishers (Belgium).
We seek essays that explore the intersection of literature and politics. This session is open topic. The deadline has been extended to April 6.
We are seeking 500-word proposals for submissions to a collection of essays exploring the representation of the Anthropocene within modernist literature and culture. As a whole, the volume examines the emerging and complex relationship between Anglo-American modernism and its geological, climatological, and deep historical contexts, as it is articulated in a range of literary texts, movements, and expressions in the first half of the twentieth century.
Call for Papers for Postcolonial Text
Translated Worlds: History, Diaspora, South Asia
(In Honour and Memory of Professor Chelva Kanaganayakam)
Share Your Best Practices with Colleagues Across the Disciplines and Around the World
The focus of our Fall issue speaks to a common problem on most college campuses today: "How Students Think (or not): Engaging the Disengaged."
Whether you're a new or a seasoned faculty member, your voice can make a difference in the success of your fellow-faculty as well as your students. The Atrium seeks your reflections of challenges and successes in your classroom. Our journal invites you to submit
• innovative, creative, and critical narrative essays
• research-based articles across the disciplines
• book reviews and website reviews
In its aesthetic and political senses, "collaboration" has a twofold, seemingly contradictory meaning. On the one hand, collaboration names a creative and democratically communicative sharing between individuals, disciplines, traditions, etc. Yet, on the other hand, this positive sense is countered by negative connotations of traitorous and nefarious "collaborationism." While the positive sense of collaboration has found academic credibility in its interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary guises, the negative connotations of collaboration refer us to traditions of appropriation, marginalization, and usurpation.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
"The State and U.S. Culture Industries" conference
June 25-26, 2015
United States Studies Centre
Institute Building (H03), University of Sydney
Keynotes: Tricia Jenkins (TCU); Jade Miller (Wilfrid Laurier); more TBC
Following recent scholarship (William Maxwell, Erin G. Carlston, Timothy Melley) that renews questions of state power, national security, and cultural production, this conference seeks to appraise critically, from a range of disciplinary perspectives, the contemporary and historical interrelations between the state and the culture industries in the United States. Topics for exploration include:
albeit invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the theme of "War."
Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:
To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the death of Brigid Antonia Brophy (1929-1995) and the fiftieth anniversary of her article 'The Rights of Animals', published in the Sunday Times on 10th October 1965 (and later collected in the ground-breaking 1971 anthology Animals, Men and Morals), the School of The Arts at the University of Northampton is delighted to host a two-day conference to celebrate all aspects of Brophy's literary career, as well as her leading contribution to animal rights, vegetarianism, anti-vivisectionism, humanism, feminism and her advocacy of the Public Lending Right.
Organiser: Professor Richard Canning: Richard.Canning@northampton.ac.uk
Terry Pratchett is one of the UK's most brilliant fantasy writers and was an inveterate humourist with a knack of creating unforgettable characters. Writing with verve, poignancy and daring, Pratchett is known for his signature style as much as for the bold criticism deftly embedded in his comedic writing. In honour of Sir Terry, gender forum will publish a special issue dedicated to him and his works.
The long-running debate on Post-humanism is now entering a new phase: after the analysis of technological imaginaries and 'frontier cases' that informed the field during the '90s, scholars' attention is now progressively focusing on more common technological artefacts, social practices and socio-technological assemblages that seem to redefine the boundaries of what was traditionally conceived as "human".