American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, invites submissions for a special issue on Changing Screen Cultures: New Archaeologies, Ecologies, Topologies. The special issue will explore patterns of continuity and change in Anglophone screen culture after the year 2000 within a wide spatial and conceptual frame.
"The preservation or construction of a sense of place is then an active moment in the passage from memory to hope, from past to future." David Harvey
"Once upon a time, a very long time ago now, about last Friday, Winnie-the-Pooh lived in a forest all by himself under the name of Sanders." A.A. Milne
"Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you." Wendell Berry
THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOCIAL MEDIA FOR GOOD
May 14-16, 2015
Extended deadline: December 29, 2014
"Rigor of beauty is the quest," writes Williams in his preface to "Paterson." "But how will you find beauty when it is locked in the mind past all remonstrance?" For the 2015 ALA conference in Boston (May 20-24), the Charles Olson Society invites proposals on beauty and mid-twentieth-century American poetry. Although the 1950s are perhaps best known for the rise of the Beats, the Confessionals, and the Black Mountain poets, these were also the years of Adrienne Rich's early formalist work ("Aunt Jennifer's Tigers"), as well as some of the best work of Richard Wilbur, Theodore Roethke, and other strong poets working with traditional forms.
Call for Papers (CFP):
Please join us for the 3rd Annual CCQ Humanities Conference to be held Wednesday, March 25th through Thursday, March 26th 2015. The Community College of Qatar was established in 2010 through the efforts of Her Heighness Sheikha Mozah as a leading educational institution, providing higher education and diverse opportunities for life-long learning. For the first Humanities Conference, the theme was "Seeing Life, Life As Seen: Constructing Reality" and in the second year "Re-Imagining the World: Borders, Boundaries, and Being." This year our conference theme is "Paradigms of Power: Uses and Abuses."
For Plato, as it is only too well known, imitation was an unwelcome way of bringing falsity to the world. What is connoted by the word "imitation" is first of all a kind of copying, repetition and/or substitution of that which, otherwise, may be modified by the adjective "authentic", applicable to nouns ranging from "life" and "feeling" to "signature", "document" and, of course, "text".
AFEA Conference - University of La Rochelle, FRANCE, May 27-30, 2015
Popular Music Workshop
Roots & Routes: Movement, Stasis, and Rootedness in American Popular Music
David Diallo (Université de Bordeaux) and Elsa Grassy (Université de Strasbourg)
We are now seeking for a collection of essays on the reinterpretation of the concept of Third Space in relation to the 'spatial turn' within the frame of the social science and the humanities in Feminist and/or Gender Studies. Spaces can be approached through transnational studies, critical geography, post-colonial insights, among other fields. We are especially interested in research carried out in Europe - even though focused on extraeuropean issues- or on European studies. Themes to be discussed may include:
This conference is an initiative of the MDRN research lab at the University of Leuven (www.mdrn.be), which focuses on European literature from the (long) first half of the twentieth century. Recognizing that (modern) literary history is currently one of the main sites of theoretical and methodological reflection in literary studies, the conference aims to take stock of recent scholarship and to investigate how literary historical research has modified our understanding of writing between 1900 and 1950. We welcome proposals for papers which consider the following overall research questions and perspectives:
A missed connection is an attempt to reach out to a stranger whom one has encountered in the past, often with the hope of establishing an emotional or physical contact. At its core is a search for a new beginning or, at least, the potential of a closure.
Literature offers countless examples of missed connections: desperate lovers and failed revenge, comedies of errors and Kafkaesque scenarios, cultural gaps, open endings and unfinished novels. These unfulfilled encounters are never concretized, yet they can be sources of inspiration for writers for whom absence is a productive condition.
Special issue of Archive Journal: Radical Archives
Deadline: April 15, 2015
"Radical archives" and "radical archiving" are concepts that continue to gain currency among archivists, artists and cultural theorists alike, but to date, discussions of "radical archives" and "radical archiving" often appear to rest on an assumed rather than articulated understanding of what these concepts mean. For this special issue of Archive Journal (scheduled for Fall 2015), we seek essays (3000 to 5000 words), reviews, and/or interviews (text, image, audio and video formats welcome) that address one or more of the following questions with the aim of bringing greater clarity to the "radical" in discussions of archives and archiving:
Abstracts are requested for a proposed collection on the works of Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Intended to be the first academic collection about the author, abstracts regarding all topics of interest are welcome.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
- the modern Gothic tale
- use of the Faustian pact in his novels
- the Cemetery of Forgotten Books as metaphor
- his use of classical theology
- "Marina" as a modern "Frankenstein"
Please understand that all abstracts (and later articles) will need to be written in English.
A short bio and abstracts of 300-500 words are due by January 1st, 2015.
Conference Title: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (6th Annual)
Theme: "Partitions and/of Empire"
Keynote: John Carlos Rowe, University of Southern California
Date: April 18, 2015
Location: Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
Deadline for Proposal Submission: March 2, 2015
The 2015 38th International Conference on Telecommunications and Signal Processing (TSP) will be held during July 9-11, 2015 in Clarion Congress Hotel Prague****, Czech Republic.
Katherine Mansfield and the 'Blooms Berries'
An international conference organized by the Katherine Mansfield Society, to be held at the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois, USA
28-30 May 2015
Professor Sydney Janet Kaplan
University of Washington