Trayvon Martin's murder is the latest in a long string of unpunished assassinations and assaults–from Emmett Till to Medgar Evers to James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner to Amadou Diallo to Sean Bell–that come to define a limit on the possibilities of Black life in the United States. Martin's death stands out from those that preceded it, however, by the solicitous reaction of the sitting president. This panel seeks to evaluate popular culture's reactions to this spectacular event.
Thirty-Sixth International Conference
on the Fantastic in the Arts
The Scientific Imagination
March 18-22, 2015
Marriott Orlando Airport Hotel
While poetry itself has played a historically long and significant role in the discourse of love, the period of modernity seems to be largely associated with its opposites. As the standard narrative goes, citizens the world over felt overwhelmed and frightened by the sundry and rapid changes – literal, conceptual, moral, and beyond – brought about by industrialization, scientific developments, WWI, etc. And the poetry that characterizes this time period represents and reflects on some of the more devastating changes. But what happens to poetic love in the early 20th century? What specifically happens when love, loss, and poetry come together during such a fraught time?
CANADIAN LITERATURE/CULTURE CRITICISM VOLUME—COLLECTIVE MONOGRAPH
Articles are sought for an upcoming collective monograph on a wide range of topics covering Canadian Literature and/or Culture. The range of topics is included below. At least one (or more of the following), with a focus on Canadian identity, should be addressed:
In his Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste, Philip Mirowski puts to rest the myth that the current economy is beyond the understanding even of experts, demonstrating that mainstream economic writing and financial journalism has undertaken a concerted abdication of explanatory authority in the wake of the global financial crisis of 2008. This lack of explanation is symptomatic of a much wider issue: what Mark Fisher has termed "capitalist realism," or a resigned acceptance of capitalism and an inability to imagine other possibilities.
Actress as Author: Nell Gwyn to Ellen Terry
Chawton House Library
Hampshire GU34 1SJ, United Kingdom
July 9-10 2015
The stage offered women an unprecedented freedom to speak out. It was a place where women were listened to, where they were respected, and where they had the potential to out-earn their male colleagues. This two-day interdisciplinary conference will explore all the ways in which actresses were invested with authority, either as authors of texts, of characters, or of their own personae. We invite proposals for individual papers, panels, performances or provocations on any element of 'the actress as author.'
Potential topics might include, but are not limited to:
Louisville Conference 2015—Call for Papers
The International Virginia Woolf Society is pleased to host its fifteenth consecutive panel at the University of Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, from February 26-28, 2015. We invite proposals for critical papers on any topic concerning Woolf studies. A particular panel theme may be chosen depending on the proposals received.
CFP: 'Flann O'Brien and the Culture Industry'
The Parish Review: The peer-reviewed journal of the International Flann O'Brien Society
The Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, Indian Institute of
Technology, Guwahati will organize the first Graduate Research Meet
2014 during 31st Oct-1st Nov 2014. We aim to bring together doctoral
students of different areas of Humanities and Social Sciences to
exchange and share their research results and ideas. As an organizing
committee keen on showcasing new ideas and innovations in Humanities
and Social Sciences, we solicit abstracts of paper presentations
and/or posters from research scholars.
THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
National Conference 2015
April 1-4, 2015
New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 USA
7th annual NAISA meeting
June 4-6, 2015
Panel CfP: Settler Colonial Biopolitics and Indigenous Lifeways
Announcing the first Conference on Community Writing,
hosted by the Program for Writing & Rhetoric at University of Colorado Boulder: October 16-17, 2015.
Confirmed speakers include Eli Goldblatt, Paul Feigenbaum, Steve Parks, Phyllis Ryder, Shannon Carter, Deborah Mutnick, Derek Owens, Jeff Grabill, John Ackerman, and more.
The program will feature panels, workshops, field trips, and action-oriented think tanks facilitated by community and disciplinary leaders, addressing critical questions about writing and rhetoric in relation to social, environmental, and economic movements.
The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900
Louisville, KY | 26-28 February 2015
Nearly fifty years after publishing his first novel, Lawrence Durrell offers the following retrospective detailing the shifting nature of twentieth-century literature and commenting on the shifts in his own writing:
CALL FOR PAPERS
The 17th Annual Women's History Conference at Sarah Lawrence College
Bronxville, NY (20 minutes north of Manhattan)
Friday and Saturday, March 6th and 7th, 2015
Worn Out! Motherwork in the Age of Austerity
Roksana Badruddoja, member of the Academic Advisory Board for the Museum of Motherhood (MOM), Board Member of the Council on Contemporary Families (CCF), and Professor of Sociology and Women's Gender Studies at Manhattan College
Avery Gordon in Ghostly Matters claims, 'The way of the ghost is haunting, and haunting is a particular way of knowing what has happened or is happening. Being haunted draws us affectively, sometimes against our will and always a bit magically, into the structure of feeling we come to experience, not as cold knowledge, but as a transformative recognition.'