Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
Volume 14.2, Phenomenology and Education
Edited by Elias Schwieler
Featuring work by Neil Baker, Haroldo Fontaine, Guillemette Johnston, James M. Magrini, John Olzon, Marc A. Oullette, Cathrine Ryther, Roberto Servant, and Cecilia Ferm Thorgenson.
Reconstruction is also accepting submissions for the following themed issues:
1) Immersion and Intervention: Convergences in Art and Science Research (Sept 1, 2014)
2) Regional Approaches to Queer Asian Cinema (Dec 1, 2014)
3) Archives on Fire: Artifacts and Works, Communities and Field (Nov 30, 2014)
Society for the Study of Anglo-Saxon Homiletics: Languages of Preaching in Anglo-Saxon England
Recent German literature and film have seen an increased focus on the performative space of the circus. Germany's longest-running television series Tatort turned to the topic in the episodes 'Schwindelfrei'(Wiesbaden, 2013) and 'Zirkuskind' (Ludwigshafen, 2014) and in literature, authors Zsuzsa Bánk (Die hellen Tage, 2011) and Yoko Tawada (Etüden im Schnee, 2014), among others, have integrated this space into their recent publications. Nevertheless, the circus as a site of academic investigation and inquiry still remains poorly visited from all sides.
The conference theme is Riddles of Form: Exploration and Discovery in Word and Image. It will examine representation of science and technology in text, poetry, art, popular culture, film, print and digital media, etc. Dundee has a particular history and reputation in both sciences and arts and is thus an ideal venue for the theme.
Keynote: Dr Colette Conroy (University of Hull)
'I believe and hope to prove that cricket and football were the greatest cultural influences in nineteenth-century Britain, leaving far behind Tennyson's poems, Beardsley's drawings and concerts of the Philharmonic society.'
-- C. L. R. James (1963)
The fourth Power of the Word conference, Thresholds of Wonder: Poetry, Philosophy and Theology in Conversation, will be held at the Pontifical University of St Anselm, Rome, 17-20 June, 2015. Proposals from established scholars and research students in the fields of literary studies, theology and philosophy are welcome. Deadline: 15 November 2014. See submission details at: http://www.heythrop.ac.uk/about-us/news-events/news/newsevent/the-power-...
American prose poetry: a Conference in Honor of Mary Caponegro
November 4-5 2014, Univ. of Udine, Italy
Contact mail: Daniela Daniele at email@example.com
(Abstract submission deadline, Sept. 30, 2104)
Sala del Tiepolo
University of Udine, Italy
November 4-5, 2014
Mary Caponegro, Richard B. Fisher Family Prof. of Writing and Literature (Bard College)
Call for Papers: Volume 20.2
Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 30 AUGUST 2014
The Limina Editorial Collective is calling for papers of substantive and original scholarly work from postgraduate and early career researchers in the humanities and social sciences which engage with the theme of 'Fear and Loathing'. Topics may include (but are not limited to):
• Social and/or Immigration Policy
• Gender and/or Sexuality
• Fear And Loathing in the Australian Context
• Experiences of Difference
• Digital and/or Popular Culture
• Narratives of the Self
Figurations of Intermediality in Film
XV. Film and Media Studies Conference inTransylvania
Cluj-Napoca, October 24-26, 2013.Deadline for proposals extended to 30 July, 2014.
CALL FOR PAPERS
In his study Pastoral Cities (1987), James L. Machor gives the name "urban-pastoral" to a cultural myth of rural-urban synthesis, which he deems foundational to the moral geography of American life, from the Puritans' "City on a Hill" to Frederick Law Olmsted's "City Beautiful". To recognize and complicate this rural-urban dream, Machor argues, was one of the achievements of American writers through the nineteenth century. And yet, despite the recent pastoral turn in literary scholarship, few critics have analyzed urban-pastoralism in later or less canonical works.
In recent decades, much important scholarship has been done to make available women's writing for evaluation and examination. Aphra Behn, Eliza Haywood, Charlotte Lennox, and Sarah Fielding have become major figures within our discussions of the period. These developments have been further enhanced by new technological advances extending access to the archive of women's writing. Accordingly, our understanding of women's writing and its role within the world of eighteenth-century publication has become complicated in rich and important ways. For contemporary scholars, the wealth of materials now available through technologies such as digital archives and on-line journals offers a view of the period unprecedented in its breadth, depth, and diversity.
This panel seeks to investigate the degree to which eighteenth-century women may have found collaborative work particularly fruitful. During most of the eighteenth century, copyright was still in flux and of benefit mainly to booksellers. Although in the middle of the century, Edward Young put forth an idea of the individual author and his original work, it was Goethe, Wordsworth and Coleridge who turned this notion into something of a manifesto. Before this, people such as Samuel Johnson and George Friderich Handel easily worked collaboratively. How do women of the period interact with the discourse on collaboration? Papers might address women's involvement with the question of collaboration and copyright.
Do current representations of positive mother-daughter relationships exist? How can mothers serve as role models to their daughters, when both mother and daughter aim for the daughter not to repeat her mother's life? By exploring contemporary representations of mother-daughter relationships in literature, film, and art from multiple countries and diverse cultural perspectives, this panel will interrogate whether and how mothers can realize their own subjectivity and help their daughters achieve agency within today's globalized, patriarchal society. Presentations should explore late-twentieth and twenty-first representations of mother-daughter connections and interactions within their specific socio-political, economic, cultural, and national contexts.
The Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies invites submissions centered on the theme Children and Childhood in Global Contexts. As scholars try to elucidate the complex relationships between history and cultural identity or development, one key demographic seems consistently overlooked: children. It could be argued that scholarship intended to enlighten may also be unwittingly biased in favor of a narrative situating children as innocent, naïve, and ultimately unimportant actors. Or at the very least, they are seen as actors whose importance can only be evaluated independently of the "adult" world to which they do not, presumably, belong.