This special issue of Assuming Gender – an online, peer-reviewed academic journal from Cardiff University – seeks to explore the way gender is both presented and consumed through popular media and advertising. As Ann Herrmann points out in the article 'Shopping for Identities', commodities 'are characterised by their dual nature: material composition and symbolic meaning' (Herrmann 2002: 539). Consumer culture plays a significant role in constructing valid (and normative) identity categories with which consumers are encouraged to identify.
CALL FOR PANELS AND PAPERS
The Fifth Global Forum of Critical Studies
Asking Big Questions Again
11 - 12 November 2016, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy
Deadline for Paper Proposals: 1st of July 2016
The Sunflower Collective is now open for submissions. We celebrate the personal and the political - which we believe to be one and the same thing - in art.
We would like to mention at the outset that we are not interested in art that does not take risks. We do not mind if you have a degree but we are unlikely to be impressed by it. Nor do we care which journals have published your work before. All we are interested in is something that sings for itself without any props, something that grabs us by our throat and refuses to let go, something that shakes us out of our complacent stupor. Give us something hungry, not bellyful; something beat, if you get our drift.
It was in the summer of 1999 when I first discovered Bob Dylan. I had heard his songs before and sang blowing in the wind as one of the prayer songs at my school's assembly. I probably did not have the wit and political learning to understand his lyrics back then. But later, when I studied Economics for my Masters, most of the Dylan's poems (songs) resonated inside my head. Then, through Dylan and his politics, I learned about this man who would spoil the rest of my life. A pop icon, crazy, almost bald, round-faced, ever chanting, dancing Allen Ginsberg: he who contributed significantly towards a change in perception of how the West looked at the East.
Call for Works (deadline for submission is April 29, 2016)
Feminist Spaces 2.2 (Spring/Summer 2016)
Feminist Spaces is now accepting general submissions for its fourth issue. Feminist Spaces welcomes work across genres and disciplines and invite students, faculty, and independent scholars to submit academic papers, creative writings, and artistic pieces that address topics in feminist, gender, sexuality or women's studies as a primary focus. Articles may begin or enter into dialogue within feminist discourse or present historical research.
Examples of topics may include but are not limited to the following:
In the 1970s, DJ Kool Herc, a Jamaican born man living in the Bronx, helped spark the birth of a new genre/culture: Hip Hop. Popularized by Black and Brown marginalized populations in the United States, Hip Hop is a genre and culture now known around the world. From its early inception until now, Hip Hop has evolved into a culture and art form with its own Diaspora. During this, our fourth annual conference, we will explore how Hip Hop has reached a global audience and undergirded a whole new worldview for the last thirty years. This year, we will come to know Hip Hop in Diaspora.
We are looking for contributors of original research and reflection pieces to a collection entitled "Childhood".
The tone of writing should be intelligently conversational and educational. We are aiming for this research collection to reach a wide variety of audiences, to be informative and pleasant to read, while simultaneously open perspective and offer interesting, creative viewpoints.
The following themes in connection with childhood are welcome:
Narratives of childhood
Trauma and overcoming
CFPs due May 6th!
November 4-6, 2016
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
Book reviews are sought for the website of a new research network dedicated to the study of Margaret Thatcher and Thatcherism, capitalism and Classical Liberalism/neoliberalism. The website (www.thatchernet.org) launched in March 2016.
On 26 and 27 January 2017, the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society will be hosting an international graduate conference. A selection of researchers and artists will be invited to participate in panels, in which their 20 minute papers and creative work will be discussed. Participants should currently be undertaking a PhD. When submitting a proposal for a paper presentation or a work of art, please make sure to include a short biography.
We are currently soliciting unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of ELT, Linguistics, Literature, Discourse and Translation Studies for the April-June, 2016 Issue of the IJ-ELTS.
The papers can address issues in/related to the following research disciplines-
1. English Language Teaching
2. English Language Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age
3. Teaching English for Specific Purposes/ Academic Purposes
4. Effective Teaching Methodologies in Language, Literature & Translation Studies Classrooms
5. Language , Literature and Translation Assessment and Testing
6. Issues in Translation
7. Theoretical reflections on Translation
Call for Presentations, Panelists, & Papers
Asia Pacific Writers and Translators Conference (APWT) 2016
25th – 27th November, Guangzhou, China.
This year, APWT's annual conference 'Ideas and Realities – Creative Writing in Asia Today' will be hosted by the Centre for Creative Writing within the School of Foreign Languages at Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, with follow on events in Hong Kong and Macau.
The 60th Annual American Studies Association of Texas (ASAT) Conference will be held November 10-12 2016 on the campus of Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas. The Conference Committee is now accepting proposals for the upcoming meeting. The theme of the 2016 conference is "Intersections of Innovation and Imagination in American Studies" The following is a suggested, though not a comprehensive list of subject areas to consider:
Agriculture and Rural Studies Ingenuity and invention
Art (visual/performing) and Music Journalism
Communication Studies Language and Literature
Creative Writing Penal Systems and Reform
Environment and Landscape Studies Political Science
This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of English Literature & Culture, 1500-1600. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 88 theme, "Utopia & Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It?", are especially welcome. By June 3, 2016, please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Donna Wroble, Georgia State University, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The conference will take place in Jacksonville, Florida from November 4th through 6th, 2016. Limited travel grants for graduate students are awarded via application on SAMLA's website.