Individuals from around the globe travel to Louisiana early in the year to participate in Mardi Gras celebrations. Masks, costumes and reverie encourage participants to shed certain prefigured aspects of identity in order to become something new. Much of the excitement these traditions allow is rooted in the idea that one can undergo a personal, transformative experience by relinquishing a prefigured sense of self.
Association of History, Literature, Science and Technology
CALL FOR PAPERS
2015 International and Interdisciplinary Conference of AHLiST
Location: Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Dates: November 19 to 24, 2015
Conference Nov. 19 to Nov 21 & BoF (Birds of a Feather), Nov. 23 to 24, 2015
Paper Submission by June 15, 2015 (Early submissions are strongly encouraged.)
Where to Submit: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ahlist2015
Semiofest is the go to event for anyone interested in applied semiotics. Semiotics practitioners, designers, researchers, buyers, communicators, planners come and share their work. The conference is focused on sharing of ideas in an accessible and inclusive fashion with the idea of letting everyone in on the discussion. The conference invites 500 word abstracts. http://2015.semiofest.com/?page_id=127
23rd Annual Conference of the English and American Literature Association
Conference organizers: English and American Literature Association of the Republic of
China (EALA, Taiwan) & National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Date: October 31, 2015
Venue: National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
Call for Papers
Natures 2015: Reading the Books of Nature
Authors and artists, from Galileo to Rousseau, Woolfe to Kingsolver, Attenborough to Cousteau, have been exploring how to read or record nature for thousands of years. We seek papers that continue this quest in the context of any genre, time period, or discipline within the humanities. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
• A particular character's or author's way or reading or misreading nature, speaking to or speaking against nature.
• Representations of nature as pitifully silenced victim, ominously silent threat, or speaking agent.
• Linking or de-linking nature with books, reading, or writing.
• The 'book of nature' as a parallel to, or competitor with, sacred texts.
The tenth annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Middle Georgia State College Conference Center at 100 College Station Drive, Macon, Georgia on Friday, May 29, 2015. We invite proposals for session topics, panel discussion topics, and scholarly papers in English on any subjects relating to American, British, French, Hispanic, Russian, German, or Slavic literature or language, as well as composition, philosophy, history, translation, the general humanities, interdisciplinary studies, and pedagogy. Reading times for individual paper presentations will be strictly limited to 15 minutes (approximately eight double-spaced typed pages).
What does social healing look like in its most effective manifestations? How are we responding to the violence(s) and systemic oppressions that pervade our communities? How have we and how can we continue to attend to the real needs and social ills of all our respective communities? What strategies affect revolutionary positive healing? In what ways are social healers resisting, confronting, and/or transforming community healing? Our questions are inspired by the Caribbean novelist, scholar, and social activist, Dr. Erna Brodber.
The Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites proposals for our fourteenth annual conference, "Making, Unmaking, and Remaking the Early Modern Era: 1500-1800," to be held on February 27-28, 2015. We are excited to announce our keynote speakers, Professor of English Patricia Fumerton (UC Santa Barbara) and Seth Low Professor of History Pamela H. Smith (Columbia).
TEXT IN CONTEXT is a graduate student journal published electronically by graduate students in the English Department at Southern Connecticut State University.
To view the current issues go to: http://textincontextgraduatestudentjournal.wordpress.com/
"The preservation or construction of a sense of place is then an active moment in the passage from memory to hope, from past to future." David Harvey
"Once upon a time, a very long time ago now, about last Friday, Winnie-the-Pooh lived in a forest all by himself under the name of Sanders." A.A. Milne
"Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you." Wendell Berry
Call for Papers (CFP):
Please join us for the 3rd Annual CCQ Humanities Conference to be held Wednesday, March 25th through Thursday, March 26th 2015. The Community College of Qatar was established in 2010 through the efforts of Her Heighness Sheikha Mozah as a leading educational institution, providing higher education and diverse opportunities for life-long learning. For the first Humanities Conference, the theme was "Seeing Life, Life As Seen: Constructing Reality" and in the second year "Re-Imagining the World: Borders, Boundaries, and Being." This year our conference theme is "Paradigms of Power: Uses and Abuses."
A missed connection is an attempt to reach out to a stranger whom one has encountered in the past, often with the hope of establishing an emotional or physical contact. At its core is a search for a new beginning or, at least, the potential of a closure.
Literature offers countless examples of missed connections: desperate lovers and failed revenge, comedies of errors and Kafkaesque scenarios, cultural gaps, open endings and unfinished novels. These unfulfilled encounters are never concretized, yet they can be sources of inspiration for writers for whom absence is a productive condition.
Abstracts are requested for a proposed collection on the works of Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Intended to be the first academic collection about the author, abstracts regarding all topics of interest are welcome.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
- the modern Gothic tale
- use of the Faustian pact in his novels
- the Cemetery of Forgotten Books as metaphor
- his use of classical theology
- "Marina" as a modern "Frankenstein"
Please understand that all abstracts (and later articles) will need to be written in English.
A short bio and abstracts of 300-500 words are due by January 1st, 2015.
CALL FOR BOOK REVIEWERS
WOMEN IN JUDAISM: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL
IS SEEKING BOOK REVIEWERS FOR ITS 2015 ISSUES
About the Journal:
Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal is published exclusively on the Internet as a forum for scholarly debate on gender-related issues in Judaism. It is particularly intended to promote critical analysis of gender inequalities within Jewish religion, culture, and society, both ancient and modern. The journal does not promote a fixed ideology, and welcomes a variety of approaches. The material may be cross-methodological or interdisciplinary.