In many ways, consent is considered a prerequisite to ethical interactions. A nonconsensual act is viewed as an affront, a violation, an oppression. As David Archard in Sexual Consent notes, the distinction between sexual consent and nonconsent marks “the difference between the permissibility and impermissibility of some practice or activity.”
Yet the notion of consent resists both simplistic definition and straightforward interpretation. “Consent is a contractual notion,” Michel Foucault states in an interview in Politics, Philosophy, Culture, and, thus, he purposefully pinpoints a core problem with consent: individuals in everyday interactions regularly obtain and give consent without explicit written or verbal contracts.
CFP for NeMLA 2018: Pittsburgh, April 12-15
Writers in Hollywood: Film Industry and Imagined Communities of the Literary
Call for Papers Volume 2 ISSUE 4(July, August 2017) Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies R&D
The deadline is August 10th, 2017,
submission via email:
Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies
MOSF Journal of Science Fiction @ Escape Velocity 2017
(DEADLINE EXTENDED: AUGUST 8TH; SEEKING ONE ADDITIONAL SUBMISSION; **WE HAVE HAD ONE LAST-MINUTE CANCELLATION AND NEED TO FILL THE REMAINING SLOT ASAP**)
The MOSF Journal of Science Fiction is accepting completed papers for a 15-20 minute presentation during this year’s Escape Velocity Conference in Washington, D.C, September 1st – 3rd.
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)
2018 National Conference
March 28-31, 2018
Call for Papers: American Literature
Deadline: October 1, 2017
The American Literature Area of the PCA/ACA seeks individual papers for presentation at our 2018 National Conference, to be held March 28-31 in Indianapolis, IN at the J.W. Marriot.
After the recent seventieth anniversary of the end of World War II and with new films centered on World War II emerging, the implications of these popular, contemporary representations in American culture seem pertinent to investigate. Several contemporary and popular films depict the sheer violence and implied heroism from this war: Saving Private Ryan (1998), Pearl Harbor (2001), the mini-series Band of Brothers (2001), Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), Defiance (2008), Valkyrie (2008), and The Monuments Men (2014).
Queer Resistance / Queer Media
Society for Cinema and Media Studies: Toronto, March 14 - 18, 2018
CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS
PRECARITY, POPULISM AND POST-TRUTH POLITICS
1-3 February 2018
Universidad de Córdoba, Spain
In collaboration with Shri Ramswaroop Memorial University, Lucknow, India
For the joint national conference (28-31 March 2018 in Indianapolis, IN) of the Popular Culture & American Culture Associations (PCA/ACA), we invite proposals of individual papers or special panels.
Presentations related to fresh-water or sea-water may include topics like
Literature, comics, art, music, television & movies
History, politics, war & peace
Culture, anthropology & ecology
Folklore, mythology, legends & hoaxes
Ships, boats, & other water craft
Recreation, travel, tourism & festivals