Gods and Heretics: Figures of Power and Subversion in Film & Television
POST SCRIPT:Essays in Film and the Humanities
Texas A&M University-Commerce Georgia Institute of Technology
CALL FOR PAPERS
Humanities in Transition : A Digital Journal
The humanities are in transition, whether you like it or not. We happen to like it. The aim of this journal is to create an online space for humanists to begin experimenting. To that end, we seek authors with a broad vision, who write with clarity about the films, TV shows, Podcasts, music videos, etc. that they love. Our authors have a firm grounding in tradition, but with an eye to the future and to our students. We welcome your submissions.
Americana: The Institute for the Study of American Popular Culture invites you to submit fiction and creative nonfiction/memoir for PRIZE AMERICANA.
We believe that creative writers create our future popular culture, record our history as well as culture, and thus must be supported as they express the hopes, dreams, struggles, and challenges of our age.
Winners receive publication by Press Americana.
We are open to all styles and genres.
DATE: April 6-8, 2017
PLACE: The University of Louisiana-Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana
CALL FOR PAPERS:
Nothing important can come from the South. The axis of history starts in Moscow, goes to Bonn, crosses over to Washington, and then goes to Tokyo. What happens in the South is of no importance.
--HENRY KISSINGER, 1969
Call for papers
Under the Volcano, 70 Years On
International conference, Liverpool John Moores University and Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK, Friday 28 and Saturday 29 July 2017
Confirmed speakers: Sherrill Grace (Professor Emerita, University of British Columbia); Michael Schmidt OBE FRSL; Paul Tiessen (Professor Emeritus, Wilfred Laurier University); Vik Doyen (Professor Emeritus, KU Leuven); Miguel Mota (University of British Columbia); Chris Ackerley (Professor Emeritus, University of Otago); David Large (University of Otago); Patrick A. McCarthy (University of Miami)
It is well known that the writers of the Latin American “Boom” Generation have influenced authors in emerging nations all over the world. Gabriel García Márquez, for example, played a significant role in shaping the works of Ismail Kadare (Albania), Salman Rushdie (India), and Chinua Achebe (Nigeria). All three of these authors have acknowledged García Márquez as a source of inspiration for their own writings; however, García Márquez’s other contemporaries including Carlos Fuentes, Mario Vargas Llosa, Julio Cortázar and more also influenced countless writers abroad. The main focus of this session is to explore how García Márquez and the other writers of the Latin American “Boom” have made an impact on authors beyond Latin America’s borders.
Performing Fantastika: An Interdisciplinary Conference
July 3rd – 5th, 2017, Lancaster University
The 4rd annual Fantastika conference will focus on performative bodies in fantastika. This includes performance in theatrical plays and films, as well as an examination of the body itself. How is the body performed and perceived in fantastika texts? How do fantastika texts and our interaction with fantastika texts modulate our understanding of performative bodies?
CINEMA: JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY AND THE MOVING IMAGE shares the CFP for its next issue one more time. But this time with additional news.
Mike Wayne (Brunel University London: http://mikewayne.info) is confirmed as a Guest Editor for this issue on Marx’s Philosophy and the moving image, joining the Managing Editor, Sérgio Dias Branco (University of Coimbra).
Editors: Matthew Hayward and Maebh Long
(University of the South Pacific)
In today’s global landscape, the category of the “human” has assumed a principal position not simply in terms of its ontological centrality but also in relation to surrounding nonhuman worlds. At stake are questions ranging from the impact of humans on the biosphere (the Anthropocene) to their involvement in the virtual world (Knowledge Commons and Ergodicity) to their experiences of the “inner life” of things (Object-oriented ontology and Affect Theory) to the ethical politics over the Other (the terrorist, the refugee, the queer).
Defending and explaining the “humanities” and “liberal arts” has become a regular challenge to many of us at institutions public or private. How can turning to the eighteenth century help us to clarify the stakes and to develop more nuanced rather than reactive responses? What were eighteenth-century understandings of the value of the literary, the artistic, the amateur scientific experiment?
In this era of multiple public spheres and global publics, how was multilingualism or the cultural encounter valued?
Life writing is a genre and a practice of criticism (Marlene Kadar, 1992) that refers to history, literature, and documentary and includes the sub-genres of memoirs, biography, oral testimonies, diaries, epistolary works and personal narratives. The genre writing has been a favorite one for research in the humanities serving to explore identity formation and inner dialogue with the self as well as with critical transitions, such as cultural adaptation, diaspora, migration, and other traumatic experiences. Life writings are an important resource to understand individuals, communities and the cultural impacts of historical periods. The immediate effects of personal letters and journals disclose the past of individuals and collectives.
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