Just a reminder to send in your Digital Humanities papers to the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, February 11-14, 2015, Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center in Albuquerque, NM. The theme for 2015 is "Many Face, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture."
Writing about Alfred Stieglitz's photography in 1923, Hart Crane said, "Speed is at the bottom of it all. The hundredth of a second caught so precisely that the motion is continued from the picture indefinitely: the moment made eternal" (qtd. in Sontag's On Photography 65). A thoroughly modern art form, photography reflects the sense of urgency and impulse to record found often in poetry. As discrete units of artistic representation, the photographic image and the poem unveil new ways of looking and interpreting. Both art forms seek to represent that moment, that impression attempting to make the moment eternal, in the image and in the text.
How have new technologies transformed literary and cultural histories? How do they enable critical practices of scholars working in and outside of digital humanities? Have decades of digital studies enhanced, altered, or muted the project to recover and represent more diverse histories of writers, thinkers, and artists positioned differently by gender, race, ethnicity, sexualities, social class and/or global location?
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Call for Submissions
Digital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Cultures
/Digital Philology/ is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study of medieval vernacular texts and cultures. Founded by Stephen G. Nichols and Nadia R. Altschul, the journal aims to foster scholarship that crosses disciplines upsetting traditional fields of study, national boundaries, and periodizations. /Digital Philology/ also encourages both applied and theoretical research that engages with the digital humanities and shows why and how digital resources require new questions, new approaches, and yield radical results.
You may browse the journal's contents here:
In line with the three previous successful ASYRAS conferences organised at the University of Salamanca and the University of Oviedo, the Department of English, French and German Studies of the University of Vigo is pleased to announce the 4th International Conference of Young Researchers on Anglophone Studies. The event will be held at the School of Philology and Translation between the 4th and the 6th February 2015, keeping up with the society's interest in the overall promotion of literary, linguistic and cultural research in Anglophone Studies. In order to stimulate the exchange of research and ideas, the conference will take place concurrently with the 4th ELC (English Linguistics Circle) Postgraduate Conference.
Undergraduate students from all disciplines are invited to submit 250-word abstracts of scholarly papers or excerpts of creative writing projects to be considered for presentation or inclusion in a poster session at the second Mid-South Undergraduate Research Conference, hosted by Southern Arkansas University. Abstracts for scientific papers should include no more than one figure or picture. Students are encouraged to submit work in keeping with the theme "The Challenges of Change," but all topics will be considered. Presentations must be 12-15 minutes long. Posters must be no larger than 48" wide by 48" high.
Ethos: A Digital Review of the Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics—an interdisciplinary digital forum and peer-reviewed journal based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill—invites submissions for its April 2015 issue (www.ethosreview.org). For this issue of the Ethos journal, we invite submissions of original scholarly work considering topics relevant to the project's broad intellectual interests in the arts, humanities, and public ethics.
Submissions must concern a topic within Classics, Medieval and Renaissance, or Early Modern Studies.
You may submit up to two manuscripts, but we will not accept more than one per person.
All submissions must be formatted according to Chicago 16th Edition guidelines.
Submissions should be between 8 and 20 pages–double spaced in 12 pt. Times New Roman font. You should also include a short abstract of a couple hundred words. Please remove your name from the document itself, as your work will be submitted to a blind peer-review panel. Please submit all documents as Word or PDF files.
Please mail papers as separate attachments to: email@example.com
Title: Seed Politics in 21st Century Canadian Literature
Organizers: Stephanie Oliver (Western University) and Tania Aguila-Way (University of Ottawa)
Digital America is now accepting submissions for Issue No. 4. We are looking for critical essays, film, digital artwork, design, and process pieces that question, analyze, and/or hack the tools of digital culture. We are also interested in work that explores how new behaviors and new, global networks of power and influence are shaping American life. All submissions should engage American life and digital culture and/or digitization in some way. We encourage creative responses to these parameters as we understand the complexities of engaging "America" in a global, networked world.
What are the imaginative possibilities of poetry outside the written page? What can this type of intersection reveal about the poetic text and about the text in relation? We welcome papers that discuss both ekphrasis and adaptation. Papers might consider poetry in relation to sculpture (including sound sculpture), photography, music, painting, performance, film, and other arts.
Children's and Young Adult literature is replete with first-person narratives told through journals, letters, texts, blogs, etc., in order to create a sense of immediacy and the semblance of truth. This panel seeks to understand whether or not the epistolary strategies employed by Children's and Young Adult literature in fact does anything new or different compared to eighteenth-century epistolary narratives. How do we tell new stories differently when technology enables new kinds of correspondence? Please send 250-300 word abstracts directly through NeMLA's portal by 30 September 2014.
Call for Articles
Diffractions – Graduate Journal for the Study of Culture
POPPING THE QUESTION: THE QUESTION OF POPULAR CULTURE
Deadline for article submissions: December 31, 2014
As a concept, the popular – or popular culture for that matter – has never ceased to be debatable and ambivalent. Although it has come to occupy a particular place under the spotlight over the past decades within the broad study of culture, such apparently privileged position has not deprived it of the manifold ambiguities, complexities or misconceptions that have often involved its general understanding (John Storey, 2012; Angela McRobbie, 1994; Andrew Ross, 1989; John Fiske, 1989).
Check the website, www.apollonejournal.org, for submission details on publication, or for an application to work with us.
CALL FOR PAPERS AND PARTICIPATION
Apollon invites undergraduate students to get published in, review submissions for, or help edit the fourth issue of our peer-reviewed eJournal, Apollon. By publishing superior examples of undergraduate academic work, Apollon highlights the importance of undergraduate research in the humanities. Apollon welcomes submissions that feature image, text, sound, and a variety of presentation platforms in the process of showcasing the many species of undergraduate research.
In the last two decades we have seen a proliferation of what scholars like Wolfgang Hallet, Alison Gibbons, and others have called "multimodal literature." These texts, which include Mark Danielewski's House of Leaves, Steve Tomasula's VAS: An Opera in Flatland, Anne Carson's NOX, Jonathan Safran Foer's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and Doug Dorst and JJ Abrams' S, among others, engage the verbal dimensions of narrative communication while incorporating modalities that have been conventionally omitted in genres like the literary novel and even poetry.