However one chooses to look at it, Utopia has a natural inclination towards unrealizable representations. If therefore "Utopia is meta-Utopia" (Robert Nozick), Ireland and Irish culture might still seem to many to occupy the unrepresentable, to be that primary u-topos, a blank spot that successive conjurors of nations have struggled to sell to their own followers, let alone to the rest of the world... ("Of my nation? What ish my Nation? …Who talks of my Nation?" Henry V).
The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association is seeking papers on popular and American culture, broadly construed, for its annual fall conference to be held on Friday October 30 and Saturday October 31, 2015, on the campus of Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH. NEPCA prides itself on holding conferences that emphasize sharing ideas in a non-competitive and supportive environment. We welcome proposals from graduate students, junior faculty, and senior scholars. NEPCA conferences offer intimate and nurturing sessions in which new ideas and works-in-progress can be aired, as well as completed projects.
The children's literature session of PAMLA 2015 invites your proposal on any theme or topic of study pertaining to children's literature and culture. We welcome engaging, provocative analyses of children's literature and texts (including graphic novels, comic books, video games, and/or films). Proposals attending to the conference theme "Literature and Time" are especially welcome.
The 2015 PAMLA conference special topic, "Literature and Time," is an invitation to reflect on the complex temporalities that inhere in the acts of reading and writing literature. We invite paper proposals that engage with the topic of literary temporalities, children, and children's literature in a variety of ways.
Topics may include but are not limited to:
CFP: Studies in Visual Arts Communication, Vol. 2, No1 (2015)
University of Arts George Enescu, Iasi, Romania
Deadline: May 20, 2015
Call for contributed papers
An international initiative group from the academic realm has established a new
(/2014/), bi-annual scientific journal, whose profile is focused on the theory
of art and visual communication, which we want to be indexed as soon as possible in
international databases. We publish articles written in English, French, Spanish.
Articles submitted for publication are subject to a double blind peer-review
process of evaluation.
In its aesthetic and political senses, "collaboration" has a twofold, seemingly contradictory meaning. On the one hand, collaboration names a creative and democratically communicative sharing between individuals, disciplines, traditions, etc. Yet, on the other hand, this positive sense is countered by negative connotations of traitorous and nefarious "collaborationism." While the positive sense of collaboration has found academic credibility in its interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary guises, the negative connotations of collaboration refer us to traditions of appropriation, marginalization, and usurpation.
Writing from Below calls for submissions for a special themed issue on queer and non-normative masculinities – the diversity of masculinities, the disruption of traditional hegemonic heterosexual masculinity, the masculine written and rewritten from below.
We seek critical and creative works in any publishable format or medium on any aspect of masculinity and/or its critique in art, society and culture. Topics might include (but should not be limited to):
Digital Animals: Inhabiting the Intersections of Nature, Culture, and Technology
TRACE publishes online peer-reviewed collections in ecology, posthumanism, and media studies. Providing an interdisciplinary forum for scholars, we focus on the ethical and material impact of technology. We welcome submissions in a variety of media that engage cultures, theories, and environments to "trace" the connections across and within various ecologies.
"Hera, give me strength!" Wonder Woman can do a lot of things, but writing your proposal for this panel isn't one of them.
The World Literature area for the 2015 Northeast Popular/American Culture Association Conference is accepting paper proposals from faculty and graduate students. NEPCA's 2015 annual conference will be held from October 30-November 1, 2015 at Colby Sawyer College in New London, NH.
Call for Papers: The Global South (Fall 2016)
Theme: Globalizing the Province
Guest Editor: Shirley Lau Wong