Percy's practice and thoughts on art - and the human experience - range from high to low, from immanence to transcendence. Was Percy's philosophy an abstracted high art and his fiction, a low art, for conveying the same message, but in the humble context of physical life? Percy's first novel, The Moviegoer, talked of the low art of movies (as they were considered during his time) as escape, but also serving a higher purpose of self-realization. He writes of the movie magazine as the "low slick." But the Moviegoer ends with the high art of the church, a conduit for the divine. Percy wrote of the orbit and re-entry of the artist, going from high to low.
science and culture
The Healthy Body
Abstract Submission Deadline: May 31, 2017
Conference Dates: August 22 & 23, 2017
Call for Presentations
USC Cinema and Media Studies Graduate Conference
Los Angeles, CA
October 20th-21st, 2017
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 31 — CFP “Ireland in Space” (Washington, DC, November 3-4). The deadline for submitting proposals (for papers, panels, or roundtables) for the American Conference for Irish Studies Mid-Atlantic Meeting is May 31. All the details are on the linked page. Highlights include: Keynote Speaker: Prof. Linda Hogan (Trinity College, Dublin)Keynote Speaker: Prof. Michael Valdez Moses (Duke University)Exhibition Launch: "Jews in Irish Literature", Prof. Pól Ó Dochartaigh (NUI, Galway) We look forward to welcoming you to DC in November! https://acisweb.org/announcement/cfp2017-midatlantic/
Call For Submissions
Dismantling Inequality through Dialogues of Conscience
Humanity, wildlife and the environment have all been negatively impacted by polarizing inequalities. Despite this, courageous individuals and resistance movements have and continue to expose these inequalities and enact change in the face of tremendous opposition. We are interested in submissions that explore gender, racial, sexual, religious, socio-economic and environmental inequalities represented in literature, film as well as other mediums and the changes that have occurred through dialogues inside and outside of the classroom about various forms of inequality.
Topics of interest may include but are not limited to:
In 1995, Star Trek: Voyager launched in a way very different from its predecessor series. Voyager took place thousands of light years from the Federation, and it contained a multi-ethnic crew with a female captain. Voyager, in a sense, encapsulated the American zeitgeist of the 1990s when major demographic changes were transforming the population of America, and the post-Cold War era left us wondering what strategic alliances would mean moving forward. The series challenged the nature of the American mindset at the time.
MOSF Journal of Science Fiction @ Escape Velocity 2017
(DEADLINE EXTENDED: MAY 31ST; SEEKING ONE ADDITIONAL SUBMISSION)
The MOSF Journal of Science Fiction is accepting 250 word proposals for 15-20 minute papers for this year’s Escape Velocity Conference in Washington, D.C, September 1st – 3rd.
The topic of this literature panel is “Technology of the Soul and of the self,” and aims to discuss posthumanism, metaphysics, and identity politics. More specifically, we would love papers discussing the boundaries of what we might consider the human “soul” or self and where we locate the parameters of personhood in a technologically enhanced world.
Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations Research Network: a conference and a journal collection founded in 2000, sharing perspectives on diversity and exploring the forms and futures of human difference and diversity.
Topics include: Human Resources, Management, Culture, Public Policy, Human Rights, Identity, Gender Studies, Organizational Diversity, Education, Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary Studies, Globalization, Social Work, Social Justice, Multidisciplinary Studies
Visit our website for more information: http://ondiversity.com/2018-conference/call-for-papers
NARRATIVES OF FORESTS AND WATER
ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES IN BRAZIL AND INDIA
Edited by: Zelia Bora and Murali Sivaramakrishnan
CALL FOR PAPERS
This panel seeks any and all papers related to science fiction, especially in relation to this year's theme of sight, visuality, and ways of seeing.
Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by May 21, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.
Paper proposals must be made via our online system found here: