In a context where the active (voice, body, citizen) remains the privileged mode of life, the possibility of imagining passivity as a political alternative has been a major lure for critical and political thinkers. Some have also tried to break down the clear-cut division between activity and passivity. In one such instance Lisa Robinson asks, "what is the relation between passivity and will, within cognition?
Call for papers for edited collection.
Aquí y ahora: TV and Film Production in Contemporary Spain: International Conference
Swarthmore College, Bryn Mawr College, Haverford College
March 25–26, 2016
Beckett and Vice
Harrah's Resort Southern California
San Diego County
Feb. 21-24, 2016
Keynote Speaker: S.E. Gontarski
Registration fee: $180 (includes all activities)
Beckett and Vice welcomes abstracts on the theme of "vice" in Samuel Beckett's work. What is vice? Where does vice appear in Beckett's poems, plays, fiction, or other art forms? Possible ideas for exploration:
Vice as a moral/ethical term
Vice as a tool/instrument
Vice as second-in-line
Religious and philosophical implications
Images of decadence vs. indigence
Hedonism vs. Asceticism
How does Goddess Studies, or the study of women and/or female figures in religion and mythology, contribute to social justice?
In what ways can Goddess Studies aid in the examination of themes such as classism, eco-justice, womanism, racism, and/or colonialism? From philosophical, anthropological, archetypal, literary, mythological, hermeneutical, and/or religious studies perspectives, what do particular goddesses/figures in religion bring to the scholarly conversation of social justice?
Franciscan Connections: The Cord - A Spiritual Review seeks Franciscan focused articles, poetry, original artwork, and photography for its winter issue. Articles are typically between 4,000 - 5,000 words in length, use proper Chicago Style citation, and are submitted in Microsoft Word format. Please send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. All submissions for the winter issue have an extended deadline of Friday, October 23, 2015. Please click on the following link to learn more about our submission guidelines: http://www.franciscanpublications.com/?page_id=145
CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS
Women, Girls, and Young Adult Literature
Special Issue of Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature
Call for PCA/ACA 2016 (Seattle, WA, 3/22-3/25)
Contemporary perspectives on Christianity's role in American Indian communities are diverse and often ambiguous, partly due to this religion's involvement in colonization. While some grassroots traditionalists and many in the activist and academic communities frequently reject Christianity for its role in dismantling American Indian traditions and identities, the past is complex, and the American Indian Christian community is strong and growing. The last two decades have seen its resurgence. Recent works such as Mona Susan Power's Sacred Wilderness Sterlin Harjo's This May Be the Last Time, and The Cherokee Hymnbook: New Edition for Everyone reflect ongoing practices of Christianity in Indian Country today.
The conference theme covers issues relating to gender with special emphasis on how language and culture defines, affects, influences, shapes and visualises gender in a wide spectrum ranging from the individual to the communal across an array of disciplines. Being ideologically, politically and socially constructed, language, culture and gender all intersect at some point. And it is this intersection that we wish to explore comparatively from varying perspectives. Concerned with the HOW and WHY's the aim of the conference is to analyse the content of gender within the very bones of language and culture.
Subjects for discussion may include, but are not limited to: