The Lehigh English Department's second annual Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference will take place on Lehigh's campus in Bethlehem, PA, on March 4th-5th, 2016. We will be accepting proposals from Master's and Doctoral students on this year's conference theme, public humanities. Public humanities takes literature and social justice out of the confines of the classroom or academic publication by balancing theoretical concepts with practical actions and projects that benefit others in order to expand participation in and appreciation for the humanities.
Medical Humanities: Reading the Body in the Medicine, Literature and the Visual Arts
Initial abstracts due: October 15, 2015
Contributors informed of decision no later than: October 22, 2015
Full submissions due: December 1, 2015
All abstracts should be submitted online at spectrajournal.org
The editors of SPECTRA: the ASPECT Journal invite scholarly work in all areas of social, political, ethical and cultural thought for the Fall 2015 issue. We are interested in work that is thoroughly transdisciplinary, valuing multiple systems of knowledges and engaging in discussions that interpolate critical thought and concrete action.
Trajectories of inquiry may include theoretical, critical, empirical, and performative explorations of issues that transcend disciplinary boundaries.
How and where do Francophone voices speak? Where are they silent? How do linguistic and cultural expressions define what is French and what is Francophone? Are these two terms simultaneously inclusive and exclusive of one another and of other selves, places and languages that they encounter? This NeMLA panel hopes to explore the relationship between identity and voice in digital media (web, social platforms, e-books, audio, video, etc.) in French-speaking spaces that cross national, linguistic and/or cultural borders either intentionally or implicitly. Does digital media offer ways to investigate Francophone identities not available in other forms?
Two Panel Call For Papers at the 2016 Irish Association for American Studies/British Association of American Studies Conference at Queen's University, Belfast (7-9 April 2016)
Border Crossings and Revolutions
Pedagogy, In Theory
Organizers: Carolyn Laubender and Chase Gregory, Duke University
Abstracts (250-300words) & CVs due through the ACLA portal (http://www.acla.org/seminar/pedagogy-theory) by 9/23
Guest Editors: Nicolas Poppe, Middlebury College
Michael Talbott, Castleton University
Videographic criticism has recently emerged as an exciting new mode of film scholarship, allowing one to write not simply on films, but with them. Through experimentation with a wide-range of styles and affects, many of which lie outside what is able to be expressed by the written word, those practicing videographic criticism have just begun to explore its possibilities. In this special issue of [in]Transition, we aim to provide a space for the application of this emerging and generative mode of scholarly expression to Latin American cinema and film cultures.
There's only one more week left to submit paper proposals for the American Comparative Literature Association's 2016 Annual Meeting to be held at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts March 17-20, 2016.
Abstracts must be received by Midnight PST on Wednesday, September 23, 2015.
Innovative presentations are invited for the proposed seminar, "The House in Literature: practices of commemoration, consumption, display and self-fashioning."
Each ACLA seminar has 8-12 participants and meets over three days during the annual meeting.
The 10th SLSAeu conference, Stockholm, June 14-17, 2016
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Mieke Bal (University of Amsterdam), Lauren Berlant (University of Chicago), Michael Dillon (Lancaster University), Alexander Galloway (New York University), Steven Hinchliffe (University of Exeter)
'The earth is evil. We don't need to grieve for it.' (Justine in Lars Von Trier's Melancholia)