The fractured, multiple modernities that constitute our world are increasingly in conflict with each other. It is crucial that we explore the ways in which the commonalities shared by many modern societies are shot through with differences in the ways societies understand themselves, their relationships with each other and with the past. Market forces, 'civil society', media, state and transnational apparatuses interact within historically specific milieus shaped by nationhood, peoplehood, religion, ethnicity, race, caste, class and indigeneity to create complex trajectories of modernity.
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1st International Workshop on Machine Learning Methods for Recommender Systems
To be held in conjunction with 15th SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM 2015)
May 2, 2015
Vancouver, BC, Canada
The Camera-Stylo conference will explore conceptions of and intersections between the pen and the camera, word and image, page and screen - in short, the rich terrain connecting the literary and the cinematic.
Please visit our conference website for full details:
The conference will be held at the University of Sydney main campus, April 8-10, 2015.
Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 6th February 2015
Dr Peter Marks - email@example.com
CULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT
SAGES Third Annual Interdisciplinary Student Conference
The University of Akron, Ohio
March 5, 2015
The Society of Akron Graduate English Scholars is pleased to announce a call for papers for its upcoming interdisciplinary conference on March 5, 2015. We welcome creative writers and scholars from various disciplines to discuss the theme, "Culture and Environment." This free conference is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.
We invite scholarship and reflection addressing one or more elements of culture and environment, while simultaneously exploring the relationship(s) between these forces.
**KEYNOTE SPEAKER JAMES P. GEE**
Come see one of the foremost names in literacy studies and discourse analysis (James P. Gee, of course!) while thawing out in the warm desert sun.
Conference date: February 6th & 7th, 2015
Submission Deadline: December 20th, 2014
Our theme for the 2015 interdisciplinary SWES conference is "Transitions" and what that means to the disciplines we work in - across English, the Humanities, Arts, Business, Politics, Sciences, Social spheres, and Technology. The concept is often relevant to scholars in many fields and especially to those whose work straddles the boundaries of one or more disciplines.
Studies in the Novel welcomes proposals for its Fall 2016 special issue on any topic pertaining to the novel, from its origins to the present. Previous special issues have focused on a specific author (David Foster Wallace, Willa Cather) or on a particular category, subgenre, or theme (South African Novel, terrorism, the Graphic Novel). However, we welcome proposals that take a more innovative approach to the tried and true focus on individual novelists or subgenres.
Proposal deadline: February 6, 2015
Contact: Send proposals and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Prospective guest editors should submit a proposal that provides:
Don DeLillo Society
2015 American Literature Association Annual Conference.
May 21-24, 2015.
At this point in his career, Don DeLillo occupies a fascinating position in literary history, between modernist experimentation and the after of postmodernism, between the wide cultural changes of the immediate postwar decades and the similarly wrenching shifts of the 2000s, a widely-taught author in the Program Era who has never held an academic position, a darling of the high theory moment whose work continues to be relevant.
For a panel at the 2015 ALA sponsored by the Don DeLillo society, proposals are invited for papers that look at any aspect of DeLillo's influences and his influence.
For the April 2015 issue of the Ethos journal, we invite submissions of original scholarly work that consider topics relevant to the project's broad intellectual interests in the arts, humanities, and public ethics. This "open" issue will publish essays exploring literary texts, the academy, contemporary music, and trends in cultural criticism or "theory," particularly as these topics are inflected by wider social or political concerns. Interested contributors are encouraged to browse through our digital archive of forum posts and journal issues to learn more about the range of topics featured on the project.
New England Theatre Journal (a publication of the New England Theatre Conference) invites submissions for its year 2015 edition. A refereed publication, New England Theatre Journal is concerned with advancing the study and practice of theatre and drama by printing articles of the highest quality on a broad range of subjects, including traditional scholarship, performance theory, pedagogy, and articles on theatre performance, design and technology.
New England Theatre Journal is indexed in the International Index of the Performing Arts and the MLA Bibliography.
The study of the indirect transmission of the meaning produced in a consciously and / or unconsciously manner, that is to say, "symbolic communication" – syntagm that in itself is an undeniable tautology – engages in communication sciences the conceptual, methodological and epistemological acquis of the research on the symbolic conducted not only in the territories of the humanities and social sciences but also in natural sciences as well. Thus, in the communication sciences, the symbolic is at the very heart of various scientific discourses and the constructions of the research objects that convene their theories to different degrees in the fields such as the philosophy, semiotics, sociology, phenomenology, anthropology, history or hermeneutics.
Formed around some mutual practices and epistemological concerns, contemporary scholarly communities are defined by a persistent balance between the ideas that are freely circulating among the global knowledge economy and what the cultural studies tradition usually calls "local matrix". Simultaneously situated within the process of global cultural production and the outer position of non-centrality, they try to assert their "marginality" - assuming both their tensions and the contradictions raised by this paradoxical positioning – as a constituent element of their intellectual project.
CALL FOR PAPERS
A Manifesto for Cyborgs thirty-years on: Gender, Technology and Feminist-Technoscience in the twenty-first century
Platform: Journal of Media and Communication
An interdisciplinary journal for early career researchers and graduate students
Abstracts due: Friday 27th of February, 2015
Volume Editor: Thao Phan
The first PSA convention will be held at the University of Leicester (UK), from 7 to 9 September 2015. Contributions from academics and postgraduates investigating any area of postcolonialism from any disciplinary, cross- or interdisciplinary perspective are warmly invited.
Confirmed keynote speakers
- Professor Paul Gilroy (King's College London)
- Professor John McLeod (University of Leeds)
(Other keynotes to be confirmed)
(Special Issue of The CEA Critic Spring/Summer 2015)
American Literature Association
May 21-24, 2015
WALT WHITMAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION
Whitman and Social Theory
Leaves of Grass has long been a literary touchstone for ideas about nineteenth-century social formations of gender, sexuality, race, and class. Lately, though, Walt Whitman seems to be less a poet of social experience than a full-blown theorist of sociological issues like embodiment, socialization, object relations, crowds, and culture. This session seeks papers that examine Whitman's studies and interpretations of social phenomena, and trace the subsequent uses of his work as a theoretical resource to comprehend modern social problems.