Since the 1970s, the critical and cultural interest in sound has largely eschewed the tendency to categorize the beautiful and proper into the binary categories of music and noise; instead, we find sound culture as more critically attentive to the world around us as a kind of buzzing confusion of sound. The ostensible goal of this critical gesture is to democratize our listening habits by loosening the term "music" from definitions of taste and value such that anything could be considered music to our ears. But, in material practice, has promoting a general theoretical rubric of sound run the risk of flattening the lived inequalities that produce differences in the production, distribution and reception of sound as music?
Subverting the State:
The Postcolonial Predicament
22 May 2015
University of Kent, Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies
Priya Gopal (University of Cambridge)
Since the birth of nation-states, emerging in conjunction with the first wave of globalisation and the height of European colonialism in the mid-nineteenth century, avant-gardists have problematized the role of the nation-state. However, as anti-colonial freedom movements often assumed a nationalist character, postcolonial studies has been preoccupied with understanding the historical significance and emotional force of the nation-state and devoted less attention to the movements and ideas that sought to subvert the state altogether.
The Quiet Corner Interdisciplinary Journal
Call for Submissions
Translation across Arts, Culture and Theory
In Coordination with the Language Graduate Student Association (LANGSA) and El Instituto: Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean and Latin American Studies (ELIN) of the University of Connecticut
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) Eleventh Biennial Conference
June 23-27, 2015
University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
Rethinking Democracy in Literature, Language and Culture
Conference of the Hellenic Association for the Study of English
School of English
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
15-17 May 2015
Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: 20 December 2014
Athina Athanasiou, University of Athens
Peter Buse, Kingston University
John McLeod, University of Leeds
Special Issue of the Journal of Lesbian Studies
"Lesbian"/Female Same-Sex Sexualities in Africa
Deadline for proposals: January 1, 2015
The Journal of Lesbian Studies, a peer-reviewed academic journal published by Taylor and Francis, invites proposal submissions for a special issue on the subject of "Lesbian"/Female Same-Sex Sexualities in Africa.
On March 19-20, 2015, Penn English will host Locating Post-45, a conference organized around the periodizing category of the Post-1945. A term that has emerged as an organizing principle for twentieth-century literary studies, we want to probe its curious, and perhaps provisional, durability. The conference would like to generate new considerations of the locations and worldedness of Post-1945 by examining its ever-branching critical crosscurrents.
LEFTovers: What's L/left of Literature and Critical Theory in the 21st Century?
Call for Papers
Comparative Literature Intra-Student Faculty Forum (CLIFF)
A Graduate Conference
March 13-14, 2015
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor; Department of Comparative Literature
Keynote Address by Susan Buck-Morss (Distinguished Professor of Political Science, CUNY Graduate Center; Professor Emeritus, Department of Government, Cornell University)
The College of Saint Rose 2015 Global Studies Conference
The College of Saint Rose Graduate Studies Conference invites proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, poster sessions/exhibits, or colloquia addressing global studies through one of the following themes: Education and/or Gender; Business, Economics; Power, Politics and Institutions; Technology and/or the Environment to be held on March 14, 2015 in Albany, New York.
The Victorian Popular Fiction Association 7th Annual Conference: Victorian Authenticity and Artifice
13-15 July, 2015
Institute of English Studies, Senate House, London
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Linda Dryden "Stevenson and H. G. Wells: Monomaniacs, Duality and Evolutionary Science"
Keynote Speaker: Prof. David Glover "Styles of Populism in Victorian and Edwardian Popular Fiction"
Guest Speaker: Prof. Vanessa Toulmin from the National Fairground Archive
Call for Papers
CULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT
SAGES Third Annual Interdisciplinary Student Conference
The University of Akron
March 5, 2015
The Society of Akron Graduate English Scholars is pleased to announce a call for papers for its upcoming interdisciplinary conference on March 5, 2015. We welcome creative writers and scholars from various disciplines to discuss the theme, "Culture and Environment." This free conference is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.
We invite scholarship and reflection addressing one or more elements of culture and environment, while simultaneously exploring the relationship(s) between these forces.
Call for Papers for the Panel
Art, History and Identity
As part of The Third Euroacademia Forum of Critical Studies: Asking Big Questions Again
6 and 7 February 2015,
Villa Vittoria, Florence, Italy
Deadline for paper proposals: 10 December 2014
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Third Global Forum of Critical Studies
Asking Big Questions Again
6 - 7 February 2015, Florence, Italy
Villa Vittoria - Palazzo dei Congressi
Postcolonial literature (variously termed as Commonwealth Literature or New Literatures in English) started with the examination of literature produced under the influence of colonizers during the colonial rule, but has expanded into a multi-disciplinary engagement covering even the literatures produced in settler colonies of yore. The colonized-colonizer paradigm has been transferred to the ruling structures within the freed countries to address the plight of the subaltern. The ideology of postcolonialism has impacted other ideologies like Marxism, Feminism and Nationalism besides re-writing concepts like diaspora, subjectivity, etc.
"The term crime denotes an unlawful act punishable by a state…in modern criminal law (however, it does not) have any simple and universally accepted definition…" (Wikipedia)
Criminal: n. A person who has committed a crime. Adj. Informal. Disgraceful and regrettable. (Oxford English Dictionary)