We need new figurations for the humanities. We need to explore intellectual pathways in which critique goes together with creativity. We need critical practices that, defamiliarizing consolidated patterns of thinking, escort us out of the safety zones in which anthropocentrism, Eurocentrism, sexism, speciesism, ableism, constitute the normal discourse of our cultural paradigms. These inspiring ideas were expressed by the philosopher Rosi Braidotti in her keynote lecture on "Posthumanist Paradoxes" held in Zurich at the 2014 Conference of the American Association for Italian Studies.
Deadline for Submission: March 15, 2015
The New Voices Planning Committee is proud to announce that we are now accepting proposals for the 2015 New Voices Conference. This year's annual conference will be held February 5-7, 2015, at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, and will feature papers, panels, workshops, creative writing readings, and speakers related to our annual theme, which is as follows.
New Submission Deadline: December 10, 2014
The New Voices Planning Committee is proud to announce that we are now accepting proposals for the 2015 New Voices Conference. This year's annual conference will be held February 5-7, 2015 at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, and will feature papers, panels, workshops, creative writing readings, and speakers related to our annual theme, which is as follows.
Dirty Talk:The Forms and Language of Pleasure
The 11th Annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature (MadLit)
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison // February 26-28, 2015w
Dirty talk. Guilty pleasure. Darkest desire. Our everyday discourse is littered with phrases that shun or shame the pleasurable. Yet seeking pleasure, as fig- ures from Chaucer to Freud have argued, is a basic human instinct. Scholarship across a variety of fields has gravitated toward humanity's complex relationship with pleasure.
Looking for additional participant(s) for "Arriving in the 20th Century: Public Speaking and Literary Resistance" panel at 2015 MELUS conference (April 9-12, Athens, GA). Please respond with 250-word abstract and two-page cv by December 12 so that we may meet the MELUS submission deadline of December 15; send to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Broadly speaking, papers could focus on the work of literary/political figures and their writings, public speeches, or performances pertaining to uplift, belonging, citizenship, assimilation, or other related topic, at the turn of the 20th century.
Traditional distinctions between "highbrow" and "lowbrow" are not sufficient to describe the cultural production of our times. We live—and have been living for a long time—in the age of "nobrow," which intertwines art and entertainment into a complex yet identifiable mode of cultural practice. Our increasingly global, digital, and culturally eclectic world is dominated by endless varieties of nobrow culture. Yet, with few exceptions, the historical nature, aesthetic complexity, and social interpretation of this cultural formation have largely escaped critical analysis.
Call for Critical or Creative Work
"New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory" is open for submissions for Volume 12 (Issues 12.1, 12.2 and 12.3) and Volume 13.
The journal considers critical work relating to Creative Writing practice and the critical examination of Creative Writing. Strong pedagogically focused papers are considered. Creative work (in any genre) is also welcome.
Word length and submission guidelines at: www.newwriting.org.uk
Submissions welcome via this journal submission site.
JCDE: Journal of Contemporary Drama in English 3.2 (2015)
Martin Middeke (Augsburg, Editor in Chief), Eckart Voigts (Brunswick),Christina Wald (Constance, Reviews), Clare Wallace (Prague)
Mireia Aragay (Barcelona), John Bull (Reading), Johan Callens
(Brussels), Jill S Dolan (Princeton), Tobias Döring (Munich), Nicholas
Grene (Dublin), Christopher Innes (Toronto), Stephen L Lacey
(Glamorgan), Deirdre Osborne (London), Dan Rebellato (London), Bernhard
Reitz (Mainz), Anthony Roche (Dublin), Annette J Saddik (New York),
Elizabeth Sakellaridou (Thessaloniki), Aleks Sierz (London)
Call for December 2014 chapter of Coldnoon Diaries. Rolling submissions. No deadline. Poetry/Nonfiction/Review/Opinion/Photo-essay/Travelogue/Experimental academic and non-academic writings/Sketches/Artworks
Please visit http://coldnoon.com/coldnoondiaries/
The 2015 Summer Institute in Asian American Studies will take place at National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei, Taiwan from July 16 to 18, 2015. This year's gathering will address "The Subject(s) of Human Rights." By "subject(s)," we refer both to social agents attempting to effect forms of change (progressive or otherwise) as well as to academic subjects organizing and regulating the sorts of knowledge produced around such subjects.
The Alternative Document
This symposium explores the relationship between event and documentation as a provocation between the text /visual record and ephemeral art practices as a negotiation between sites that are often represented as polar opposites. These sites could be imagined as a territory where the distinction between land and sea is blurred, for example in alluvial plains, where the interplay between its different stages replenishes and revives each state. Rather than prioritizing one form over another, each manifestation generates potential for further responses, creating an ongoing work.
Zadie Smith and Her Work
Les espaces de Blanchot
Editeurs : Laura Marin (CESI Bucarest), Arleen Ionescu (UPG Ploiesti)
« Une marche dans les régions frontières et en frontière de la marche » (L'Entretien infini).
Call for Papers
Princeton University Conference
April 10, 2015
Frames: Jewish Culture and the Comic Book
"Spiegelman prompts one to see the panel as a picture and a window, as an oxymoronic 'picture window' that must at once be looked at and looked through: looked at because its signifying surface does not simply efface itself, does not merely yield before the authority of a signified reality or become a transparent means to an end outside itself; looked through because such 'picture windows' do open onto other windows, onto the abyssal depths of panes within panes."
Michael G. Levine, "Necessary Stains: Spiegelman's Maus and the Bleeding of History"