In our rapidly shifting culture, what defines the contemporary moment is fluid and impossible to pin down. This conference will look at the relations between newness, sameness, fluidity, and change in cinema and cinematic technologies from all eras. The cinematic apparatus itself is a technology of repetition and replication, and the effects of postmodern culture are marked by self-replication, simulation, and mediation. Postmodernism is about the now, and borrows from the surfaces of history while losing the history itself. Cinema and the cinematic is increasingly marked by intermediality of both culture and "text" and constant expansion of what these terms can mean.
Call for Papers: Vol. 7, No. 2, 2015
"Desire and Deceit: India in the Europeans' Gaze"
DEADLINE EXTENDED to 6 April 2015
- Call for papers for an interdisciplinary conference
AFFECT: MEMORY, AESTHETICS, AND ETHICS
18-20 September 2015, The Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Lauren Berlant, George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor, Department of English,
University of Chicago
John T. Cacioppo, Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor, Department of
Psychology and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neuroscience, University of
Ronald de Sousa, Emeritus Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto
JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism—a print academic journal published by Michigan State University Press—announces a call for articles and reviews for our tenth year of issues. We are interested in articles on radicalism in a wide range of contexts and areas, and encourage articles from humanities and social science perspectives. The Journal for the Study of Radicalism engages in serious, scholarly exploration of the forms, representations, meanings, and historical influences of radical social movements.
Across Europe, the public discourses of migration continue to trade on anxiety and fear. Much of this debate seems wearying familiar: populist politicians rehearse familiar anti-immigration rhetoric, while EU states co-operate to target so-called "irregular" migrants. At the same time, European migration appears to display new contours and patterns that such repetitions seem unable to record. Migration within Europe has also changed, as the EU expansion has combined with the calamitous collapse of finance capital.
The economic and political/cultural impact and transformation due to neoliberal policies and the globalizing agendas of capital are to be seen at the level of the region as much as they are at the national. Indeed, under the thrust of global financial and technological forces the region as a linguistic, geographical and political entity is at once sutured to and independent of the nation. The power of capital and corporations, often circumventing the national structures of power and governance, allows them to directly intervene into and shape the affective and ideological landscape of specific regions. The very process of integration into capital is disintegrative, heightening the region even as it dissolves its distance from capital.
Extended Deadline: April 6.
This is an open topic session. We seek papers exploring the intersections of literature and politics. Please send abstracts of 250-300 words.
Call for Papers: Silence and Documentation
Simon Fraser University English Graduate Conference
July 10-11 2015
"In a world where language and naming are power, silence is oppression, is violence."
― Adrienne Rich, On Lies, Secrets, and Silence: Selected Prose, 1966-1978
"When we (as readers) fill in the gaps that the writer has peppered throughout the book, we form a meaningful bond with the book. We are not just pulling information from it; we're participating in a reciprocal relationship, creating and deriving meaning in an extravaganza of interpretation."
—Wolfgang Iser, Prospecting: From Reader Response to Literary Anthropology
2nd International Conference of the University of Banja Luka (BiH) in cooperation with Institute of English Studies, University of London (UK)
CELLS - CONFERENCE ON ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERARY STUDIES
Present-day Perspectives on Language, Literature and Culture.
Banja Luka, June 12th and 13th, 2015
CALL FOR PAPERS