The recent refugee crisis in Europe has brought to the fore the pressing aspects of the precarious nature of human life. This is not a sudden crisis as scholars have traced its historical roots with the exploits of "Western" capitalism, imperialism, environment, and war on terror. Such engagement has also given us different politico-philosophical points of analysis of the condition: for instance, the rise of terms such as "precariat," "new subaltern," "precarity" (Guy Standing; Simon During), the debates on "Anthropocene" and "capitalocene" (Dipesh Chakraborty; Jason B. Moore), or the interest in neuro-biological or communal human affects (Catherine Malabou; Judith Butler). Added to such is the challenge of the machines and objects in our daily life.
The Rutgers University Program in Comparative Literature is pleased to announce its 2016 graduate student conference:
URBAN (DE)COLONIALITY AND LITERATURE
Keynote Speaker: JOSÉ DAVID SALDÍVAR, Stanford University
March 3, 2016
Çankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, a refereed international academic journal, published twice yearly in May and November, is currently seeking articles/book reviews for future issues.
We welcome articles/research notes from various branches of the humanities and social sciences.
Book reviews between 1500 and 2000 words must be academic in nature, giving information about the work's significance and contextualizing it to highlight its strengths and weaknesses without criticizing the author.
Authors may refer to the journal webpage for further information:
Wreck Park is a double-blind, peer reviewed publication run out of Binghamton, New York. The journal publishes prose, poetry, criticism, and interviews, and is particularly interested in conceptual frameworks and developments that set to disrupt canonical and standardized discourses of the contemporary academic and literary landscapes. Wreck Park is a member of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals and welcomes authors, poets, researchers, and thinkers whose work reflects an interrogation of engendered norms and traditions within societies, cultures, intellectual circles, and beyond.
Date: February 20th, 2015
Theme: Objects & Commodities
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ian Bogost, Ivan Allen College Distinguished Chair in Media Studies and Professor of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology
We are excited to close out this year's symposium with a poetry reading at a local pub! Attendees are also invited to share their works there, please check out our website or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. There will also be a social on Friday
CFP: "Abstraction", March 11th-12th 2016
Boundaries and intersections -- two contrasting metaphors and yet not quite a binary. On the one hand, these words spatially remind us of Venn diagrams: two bound circles with a space of intersection where they overlap. On the other hand, intersections can be places of traffic, movement over time, streams of cars or pedestrians crossing boundaries. Spatial overlap or temporal crossing--the stability of categories or their rupture. The humanities are constantly defined and redefined by the churning of boundaries and intersections.
The American Religion and Literature Society, affiliated with the American Literature Association, invites papers exploring how folk and indigenous religious traditions serve to unsettle or redefine conventional assumptions about religion's engagement with literature, about the secularity of American literature, or about the way literary scholarship traditionally delineates disciplinary boundaries between American literature and world literature. We welcome studies pertaining to all indigenous and folk religious traditions, broadly defined, and from all theoretical perspectives.
Please submit a 500-word abstract by January 4, 2016 to Ray Horton at email@example.com. Electronic submissions only.
The EGSA of UNC Charlotte announces its sixteenth Annual Graduate Student Conference, one of the largest graduate conferences in the southeast. This interdisciplinary event welcomes all graduate students to submit their scholarly or creative original papers, readings, panels, and presentations on the subject of Culture and Contact.
We invite a thoughtful exploration into the cultural contact that is attempted through communication, with consideration for broader implications as cultures become more globalized.
Consider the following questions:
Rural Freaks: Marginalization, Liminality, and Queerness in Rural Spaces
February 18-20, 2016
Keynote Address: Dr. J. Jack Halberstam
Abstract Proposals of 50-150 words due by 15 January 2016
February 18-20, 2016
The mission of the conference is to bring awareness to identities and people that exist outside the metropolis and how their lives are shaped by their relegation to marginalized spaces.