Traditional distinctions between "highbrow" and "lowbrow" are not sufficient to describe the cultural production of our times. We live—and have been living for a long time—in the age of "nobrow," which intertwines art and entertainment into a complex yet identifiable mode of cultural practice. Our increasingly global, digital, and culturally eclectic world is dominated by endless varieties of nobrow culture. Yet, with few exceptions, the historical nature, aesthetic complexity, and social interpretation of this cultural formation have largely escaped critical analysis.
Call for Critical or Creative Work
"New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory" is open for submissions for Volume 12 (Issues 12.1, 12.2 and 12.3) and Volume 13.
The journal considers critical work relating to Creative Writing practice and the critical examination of Creative Writing. Strong pedagogically focused papers are considered. Creative work (in any genre) is also welcome.
Word length and submission guidelines at: www.newwriting.org.uk
Submissions welcome via this journal submission site.
JCDE: Journal of Contemporary Drama in English 3.2 (2015)
Martin Middeke (Augsburg, Editor in Chief), Eckart Voigts (Brunswick),Christina Wald (Constance, Reviews), Clare Wallace (Prague)
Mireia Aragay (Barcelona), John Bull (Reading), Johan Callens
(Brussels), Jill S Dolan (Princeton), Tobias Döring (Munich), Nicholas
Grene (Dublin), Christopher Innes (Toronto), Stephen L Lacey
(Glamorgan), Deirdre Osborne (London), Dan Rebellato (London), Bernhard
Reitz (Mainz), Anthony Roche (Dublin), Annette J Saddik (New York),
Elizabeth Sakellaridou (Thessaloniki), Aleks Sierz (London)
Call for December 2014 chapter of Coldnoon Diaries. Rolling submissions. No deadline. Poetry/Nonfiction/Review/Opinion/Photo-essay/Travelogue/Experimental academic and non-academic writings/Sketches/Artworks
Please visit http://coldnoon.com/coldnoondiaries/
The 2015 Summer Institute in Asian American Studies will take place at National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei, Taiwan from July 16 to 18, 2015. This year's gathering will address "The Subject(s) of Human Rights." By "subject(s)," we refer both to social agents attempting to effect forms of change (progressive or otherwise) as well as to academic subjects organizing and regulating the sorts of knowledge produced around such subjects.
The Alternative Document
This symposium explores the relationship between event and documentation as a provocation between the text /visual record and ephemeral art practices as a negotiation between sites that are often represented as polar opposites. These sites could be imagined as a territory where the distinction between land and sea is blurred, for example in alluvial plains, where the interplay between its different stages replenishes and revives each state. Rather than prioritizing one form over another, each manifestation generates potential for further responses, creating an ongoing work.
Zadie Smith and Her Work
Les espaces de Blanchot
Editeurs : Laura Marin (CESI Bucarest), Arleen Ionescu (UPG Ploiesti)
« Une marche dans les régions frontières et en frontière de la marche » (L'Entretien infini).
Call for Papers
Princeton University Conference
April 10, 2015
Frames: Jewish Culture and the Comic Book
"Spiegelman prompts one to see the panel as a picture and a window, as an oxymoronic 'picture window' that must at once be looked at and looked through: looked at because its signifying surface does not simply efface itself, does not merely yield before the authority of a signified reality or become a transparent means to an end outside itself; looked through because such 'picture windows' do open onto other windows, onto the abyssal depths of panes within panes."
Michael G. Levine, "Necessary Stains: Spiegelman's Maus and the Bleeding of History"
Rethinking Democracy in Literature, Language and Culture
Conference of the Hellenic Association for the Study of English
School of English
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
15-17 May 2015
Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: 20 December 2014
Athina Athanasiou, University of Athens
Peter Buse, Kingston University
John McLeod, University of Leeds
IJECM (ISSN 2348-0386) is a refereed monthly e-journal from Rochester, with a strong Editorial Board and a tested rapid review system. IJECM intends to contribute to the development & dissemination of knowledge on management, commerce & economics.
Submission: Inviting quality research papers/ review papers/ conceptual papers/ didactic articles for its Vol 3, issue 1. Submission due date is 31st Dec 2014. Release date is 15th Jan 2015.
Authors' guidelines: http://ijecm.co.uk/for-authors/
American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, invites submissions for a special issue on Changing Screen Cultures: New Archaeologies, Ecologies, Topologies. The special issue will explore patterns of continuity and change in Anglophone screen culture after the year 2000 within a wide spatial and conceptual frame.
There is a great deal of scholarship devoted to the lives of twentieth-century American writers, both white and black, who spent significant portions of their careers in Paris. We have numerous books on the impact of Paris itself on expatriate writers, on the Lost Generation, on Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Stein as well as writers like Henry Miller and Djuna Barnes or the Beats in Paris after World War II. At the same time, research on African-American literature has produced a variety of quality works, such as Michel Fabre's From Harlem to Paris, that discuss black writers in Paris during the 1920s (Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Claude McKay) as well as writers who went after World War II (Richard Wright, Chester Himes, James Baldwin).
Call for papers
'What's aught but as 'tis valued?'
William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida, II.ii, 53
In times of austerity, it is more than ever essential that what and how we value, and the far-reaching effects of any such valuation, be closely examined. The need for such attention has become particularly urgent within universities, where recent reductions of funding have sparked a sharp increase of debate over 'the value of the Humanities'. With that in mind, the Oxford English Faculty Graduate Conference 2015 invites papers on all aspects of 'value', as a concept that has, and will always inspire great passion, and great controversy.