Our seminar seeks to understand the multivalent ways in which militarism, war and state violence have informed cultural and social processes. While militarism may seem evident in cultural artifacts like war films, recruitment materials, memorials, or in the popularity of military-themed video games, we also want to examine how the wars of the past century have militarized the ways in which we produce, consume, and understand contemporary culture and social order. How might we, for instance, think of war not only as having material consequences but also as constituting "the secret motor of institutions, laws, and order" (Foucault, "Society Must Be Defended"). In what ways is the basis of social order and "perpetual peace" constituted by war and violence?
FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS
SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY SESSIONS OF THE SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, HORROR, AND LEGEND AREA
Online at NEPCA Fantastic: http://nepcafantastic.blogspot.com
2015 Conference of The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
Colby-Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire
Friday 30 October and Saturday 31 October 2015
Proposals by 1 June 2015
New Generation to Next Generation 2014: Three Decades of British and Irish Poetry
13-14 March 2015, Institute of English Studies, London
Call for Papers
I am looking for papers for multiple panels for the PCA/ACA Motherhood/Fatherhood Area on any aspect of motherhood and or fatherhood in popular culture.
The article is based on South American literature. It shows the conditions of the people leaving in the South. The writer Eudora welty in her work The Optimist's Daughter shows the the way people of the South leaved,their culture and traditions.
Heteronyms and pseudonyms highlight the gaps between authorship and personal identity. Kierkegaard's imaginary personas, nineteenth-century British women writer's male pseudonyms, and Fernando Pessoa's literary alter egos are just a few prominent examples that illustrate the ways in which a work's reception is shaped by the creative mask through which it is published. The impact of such creative identities has recently been spotlighted in two events: During this year's Whitney Biennial, the Yams, a collective of black artists, withdrew their work in protest of the museum's inclusion of Joe Scanlan's Donnelle Woolford project.
When Seamus Heaney died last August, he seemed to be a kind of figure the literary world had not known for some time: a poet who had academic cachet and a common touch, and perhaps more to the point, a general readership; a poet absorbed by his own art yet seemingly equally at home as a critic; a fiercely exacting writer who was also something of a smiling, public man on two continents; a thoroughly international presence who never let go of the local. For this session, I'd hope to assemble a range of presentations that would explore from various perspectives the nature of Heaney's particular (to stop short of saying 'unique') career and achievement, and the inferences we might draw from it about poetry and its audience(s).
Autobiography in Context
An International Interdisciplinary Conference
21st & 22nd November 2014
CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Dr Charles Ivan Armstrong, University of Agder, Norway
Dr Nóra Sélle,University of Debrecen, Hungary (HUSSE president)
Dr Stipe Grgas,University of Zagreb, Croatia
Another international keynote speaker TBA
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka
As a part of an interactive poster session, students across disciplines will join in conversation and showcase their research in the areas of language, linguistics, pedagogy, discourse and/or writing studies.
Submit abstracts by Monday, October 21st 2014 for...
A multi-voiced dialogue: 10th Annual SLaLS Graduate Student Symposium.
1pm to 3pm - Thursday November 6 2014
Room 2017, Dunton Tower (Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada)
The Eudora Welty Society invites proposals for two sessions (Welty and War; Welty and Social Class) at the 2015 American Literature Association, May 21-24, Boston, MA.
Aunts and Uncles: Queer Kin and the Non-Reproductive Subject After Sedgwick
A fourth and final presenter is being sought for a panel proposal for the upcoming AAS-in-Asia Conference in Taipei, Taiwan, to take place in June 2015. The panel deals with transformations in language culture in Asia under modernization, from the late 19th century and on. We invite papers that deal with any region within Asia (e.g., Southeast Asia, South Asia, East Asia) and from a variety of disciplinary perspectives (e.g., history, economics, linguistics).
Please submit a paper abstract or an email of inquiry as soon as possible, and by latest Tuesday, October 14.
In addition, we are also seeking an individual interested in serving as discussant for the panel. Please send an email if you are interested.
Jacques Derrida's influential The Animal That Therefore I Am begins with a scene of seeing, as he stands exposed before "a cat that looks at [him] without moving, just to see." For Donna Haraway, in When Species Meet, it's key that Derrida "understood that actual animals look back at actual human beings." This seminar strays onto this scene also in order to consider this face-to-face encounter, and to consider, in particular, the representation of these human and non-human seeing animals and what they see. Or, what they perceive, because the sight of these faces is surely asymmetrical and must touch also on scent, sound, and taste.
Organizer: Lisa DeTora, Hofstra University
Co-Organizer: Stephanie Hilger, Co-Organizer Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign