Pornography is the most transient of all media texts. Attempts to situate pornography within the realm of the private, because of increased internet accessibility coupled with the destruction of many metropolitan porn theaters, fail to recognize the porn text's insistent ability to seamlessly shift between private and public viewing spaces. For instance, not only is porn accessible through any internet enabled wireless device, but porn consumers are now also producing vast amounts of their own amateur porn content and distributing it through these same devices.
Meaning in Motion:
Knowledge, Dialogue, and Discourse
CALL FOR PAPERS
DUE DECEMBER 15th, 2014
Submissions are welcomed for the
21st Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference
To be held March 5th, 2015, Concordia University
Faculty Lounge, Hall Building H-765, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montreal.
The work of graduate students is an increasingly public business. Graduate students of recent years have new ways of engaging publics, including blogs, Twitter, and personal websites. Katina Rogers argues that "[r]ather than focusing academic work inwardly, exclusively within academic institutions, humanities programs should be preparing students for much more flexibility in terms of audience and engagement." Rogers observes that publicly-minded work has "often been considered distinct from—and, unfortunately, less prestigious than—the research-focused side of the discipline." What's more, graduate training typically features little to no training in how to navigate this brave new world.
Call For Chapter Proposals
"Filmurbia! Screening the Suburbs" (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2016)
edited by David Forrest, Graeme Harper and Jonathan Rayner
A range of invited chapter writers are already in place for this contracted book - which will be published internationally in late 2016. However, in order to broaden and deepen the analysis we seek proposals for chapters in a number of specific areas.
These areas include sexuality and suburban film (e.g. queering suburban cinema); race and the films of the suburbs; conflict and suburban film; Asian cinemas and suburban film (e.g. Hong Kong film and the suburbs, Indian cinema and the suburbs). Though these are our priorities, other areas might be considered.
New Generation to Next Generation 2014 conference, 13-14 March 2015, IES, London
Currently, poets and speakers attending the conference include: Ian Duhig, Paul Farley, Patience Agbabi, Hannah Lowe, Helen Mort, Suzi Feay, Michael Schmidt, Tom Chivers.
The keynote address will be by David Wheatley, poet, critic, and author of the forthcoming book Contemporary British Poetry.
Call for Papers - DEADLINE EXTENDED
The Sixth International Charlotte Perkins Gilman Conference
Gilman and the Archive
June 12-14, 2015
Schlesinger Library, Cambridge, MA
The Sixth International Charlotte Perkins Gilman Conference will take place in June 2015 at the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Schlesinger holds a rich collection of Gilman's papers, including letters and drawings, as well as the entire run of her periodical,The Forerunner. A selection of Gilman-related materials will be on exhibition as part of the conference.
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REMINDER: the deadline to send proposals for this conference at the University of Orléans (France) is Monday, December 1st.
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The Call For Papers below is also available in French and Spanish on the website of our research group, Rémélice:
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The uses of teaching and researching foreign cultures in today's universities: what seems to be the problem?
International conference, June 11-13, 2015, University of Orléans, France.
For ASAP (Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present) conference, ASAP/7: Arts & the Public, September 24-27, 2015, hosted by Clemson University. Looking for papers for a panel on pamphleteers, broadsiders, sidewalk ranters, bloggers, trollers, Tweeters, and other creators of public acts of arts criticism that shade into artworks themselves. Interested in a discussion about how these acts of criticism-art reflect on and/or redefine the relationship between artists and their publics, about genres of art and criticism. 250-word abstract and CV to Samuel Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org by 1/26/15.
Call for Submissions: Canada International Conference on Education (CICE-2015)!
Apologies for cross-postings.
Kindly email this call for papers to your colleagues,
faculty members and postgraduate students.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS, EXTENDED ABSTRACTS, PAPERS, POSTERS AND WORKSHOPS!
Canada International Conference on Education (CICE-2015)
June 22-25, 2015
CfP: WORK, PERFORMANCE, POETRY
Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies [www.limina.arts.uwa.edu.au] is a double blind peer reviewed open access online journal, based at the University of Western Australia.
For Volume 21.1, the Limina Editorial Collective is calling for substantive and original articles between 5000-7000 words from within the Humanities and Social Sciences.
We welcome interdisciplinary material and are open to speculative, topical or non-traditional approaches in addition to more traditional papers, but demand a rigorous approach to issues of research, context and theoretical debates. We particularly encourage submissions from postgraduate and early career researchers.
The Urban Thing
Keynote Speaker: Professor Mark Dorrian Forbes Chair in Architecture, The University of Edinburgh
[Please note that the first CFP contained incorrect conference dates in the title line. The dates listed here, July 17-21, 2016, are the correct ones.]
Event: Digitorium Digital Humanities Conference
When: Thursday 9th April – Saturday 11th April 2015
Where: University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
Literature at the Crossroads: Knowledge and the Eighteenth Century
The Department of English Language and Literature, University of Haifa
May 20th, 2015