This panel opens a conversation about how motherhood is co-opted in the labor migration forces that are driving the current global culture. The participation of mothers in labor migration deserves reflection because it illuminates a turning point in modes of thinking about home, motherhood, geo-political borders as territories of ideological stability. Traditionally, labor migration was a masculine practice that naturalized paternal duty to be exercised from outside the house, many times reduced to economic expression. For example, after World War II, Germany rebuilt the economy with massive labor imports from Turkey. Maghrebian workers were instrumental in France.
Call for Editors
We are pleased to present a call for editors for a proposed new publication, The Rising Dragon, a journal of Pacific Rim culture and media studies. We will cover topics ranging from copyright to ritual, fandom to technology, and many more besides. We take a broad view of what our mandate includes and encourage instructors and professionals from diverse fields to apply for a position as an associate editor of our new journal. The projected date for the first publication is Spring 2016.
• Fluency in Japanese and/or English. Spanish, Chinese, Korean, or any other Pacific Rim language fluency is desirable but not required.
We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Third Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Dallas, TX, on 6 and 7 June 2015.
Fandom for us includes all aspects of being a fan, ranging from being a passive audience member to producing one's own parafictive or interfictive creations. Neomedia includes both new media as it is customarily defined as well as new ways of using and conceptualizing traditional media.
We are seeking and welcome perspectives from a variety of disciplines, historical, comparative, and cross-cultural, for a collection of essays entitled Toni Morrison and Mothering/Motherhood. In her vast body of work, fiction and non-fiction, Toni Morrison explores and critiques American/African American culture. While Morrison's novels examine multiple topics such as race, slavery, trauma, and identity, the theme Morrison continually returns to in her work is motherhood. Her most well-known work, for example, Beloved, is a relentless exploration of the dilemmas of motherhood under slavery. Motherhood, however, is a problematic term as it is a social construction dominated by patriarchy and in the case of African-American motherhood, racism.
Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture affiliated with the University of Sydney, seeks submissions from postgraduate students and early-career scholars (up to five years since qualification) that explore the notion or thematic "Terror Australis."
Panic, apprehension, alarm, fear, dread: these and other relatives of terror have long infected Australian texts. Resisting demarcation, terror can be a protean sense, a chimerical substance, an uncontainable ill feeling, or an institutionalised technic—a form of disciplinary power.
This panel welcomes papers concerning the intersections of satire, political art, and other forms of subversive humor with various audiences during any time period. A discussion of any medium or combination of media is welcome. How does political art and satire affect various audiences/publics? How has this effect changed through time? What does this effect look like in the present? And finally, how has the changing nature of "audience" concomitantly affected forms of satire, political art, and/or subversive humor? Submit a 300 word abstract by March 15,2015 to Janessa Toro (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Panel Title: Modernism's Revolutionary Geographies*
Submissions Due April 1, 2015 to Candis Bond at email@example.com
*This panel is for MSA 17 Boston. The theme of MSA 17 is "Modernism and Revolution." The conference general CFP can be accessed here http://msa.press.jhu.edu/conferences/msa17/CFP.html
Over the last decade, there has been an unprecedented upsurge in film production across the nations of the Caribbean, yet little has been said in scholarly circles about these works or the nascent institutions that have helped facilitate their production and circulation. In September 2015, as part of the celebration of the tenth anniversary of the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff), The ttff, in association with the University of the West Indies (UWI) Film Programme, is inviting proposals for papers to be presented during this year's edition of the festival.
Proposals for 30-minute presentations are welcome on any topic related to Caribbean cinema over the last ten years, but the organisers are especially interested in topics such as:
Barzakh Spring 2015 Issue: "Rage"
Deadline: April 15, 2015
If "a picture is worth a thousand words," it is worth considering the amount of language acquisition that could be achieved through the use of pictures, paintings, and photography. To non-native or ESOL speakers, the value and effects of this imagery and, by extension, the use of role playing, and portraying scenarios could be an incredible boon in English language learning. For example, explaining the difference between the words "house" and "home" can be more easily expressed and internalized by depictions and creations of various images.
Call For Proposals:
Conference: "Mapping Nations, Locating Citizens" An interdisciplinary conference on nationalism and identity
Dates: October 30 – 31, 2015
Institution: Humber College / International Festival of Authors, Location: Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada
Submission Deadline: May 10, 2015
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for:
EMERGING DOCUMENTARY PRACTICES. A Symposium and Exhibition
Temple University, Philadelphia, Friday April 3, 2015.
Register by March 23:
Film Studies Group
Performance on Film
This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of "Performance on Film," defined broadly. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 87 theme are especially welcome.
Possible topics could include:
International Conference Series in Games and Literary Theory
Third Annual Conference
Hosted by Loyola University New Orleans, Department of English & School of Mass Communication
New Orleans, Louisiana USA
November 20-22, 2015
'The Indus Streams' shall publish thought provoking and original poetry, short stories, screenplays, plays, interviews, art works, sketches, cartoons & book reviews.
Last Date of Submission for April 2015 issue: March 15, 2015.