We are all too familiar with news channels reporting the threat of ISIS and debates around Islam's relevance in the modern world. The daily dose of graphic images of ISIS beheadings reinforces the anathema for Islam and its followers. In such fraught times, anti-Muslim racism reigns. Arun Kundnani contends that "Anti-Muslim racism ... appears as the most recent layer in this longer history, a reworking and recycling of older logics of oppression. From this perspective, Islamophobia, like other forms of racism, should not be seen only as a problem of hate crimes committed by lone extremists.
From 2014, ICOAH continues its momentum to capture the emerging areas in arts and humanities. Based on the theme, " Transformation Vs. Adaptation " the 2nd Annual International Conference on Arts and Humanities 2015 will use a keynote forum, paper sessions, an exhibition, an executive round table and a social networking dinner to explore new avenues and traditions in the arts and humanities.
The Midwest Modern Language Association invites proposals for the 2015 conference, which will take place in Columbus, OH, November 12-15, 2015.
The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania is requesting articles for its annual publication, The Lincoln Humanities Journal. The special theme for 2014 is "Memory & Remembering." Contributors are invited to examine the issues of representation, transmission, and circulation of memory, as well as the role of personal, cultural and collective memory in shaping meanings, values, attitudes and identities. They are also encouraged to address how dominant national, religious, racial, sexual or ethnic narratives of the past are reproduced or challenged.
The journal Social Inclusion is preparing a special issue on religious diversity:
Title: Religious Diversity and Social Inclusion
Guest Editor: Professor Gary D. Bouma (Emeritus Professor of Sociology, UNESCO Chair in Interreligious and Intercultural Relations-Asia Pacific, Monash University, Australia; E-Mail: email@example.com)
Deadline for Abstracts: 30 June 2015
Deadline for Full Papers: 31 October 2015
Publication of the Special Issue: April 2016
Personhood, personality, impersonation, personification in literature and law: Can literary persons provide insight into corporate personhood and other forms of artificial legal personality? How can legal fictions of personhood inform discussions of personhood in literary fictions?
Jewish children's literature offers radically diverse portrayals of Jewish cultures and experiences. From picture books depicting Spanish, Ethiopian, and Asian-Jewish histories; to young adult novels addressing Israeli-Palestinian conflicts and Arab-Jewish identities; to works exploring untapped reservoirs of Mideast-Jewish fantastic, mystical, and folklore texts, children's and young adult literature offer a diverse array of approaches to questions of Jewish identities and experiences. Such thematics subvert an often Caucasian and Ashkenzi-dominated discourse regarding Jewish literature.
Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to submit presentations for a conference that explores, challenges, and re-imagines the concept of identity.
This conference will allow students to present on a variety of issues and themes related to identity. Identity, in this context, can refer to an individual or group and comprises various registers—including race, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexuality, nationality, ability, religion, political affiliation, etc. Also, identity can be explored in multiplicity: considering how certain identities impact others.
How do religion, resistance and gender intersect in Anglophone Caribbean cultural production? In what ways does creative expression reflect these forces? Send 250 word abstracts to Bonnie Wasserman (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Jennifer Donahue (email@example.com) by March 30, 2015.
Religion and (the Master) Narrative: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Medieval and Early Modern Belief and Practice
University of Colorado Boulder | Second Annual CMEMS Conference
October 22-24, 2015