THE JOURNAL OF POPULAR MUSIC STUDIES invites submissions for a special issue on global nightlife cultures. There's a myth that to be interested in nightlife -- to party, to seek pleasure in the night, to devote oneself to a club scene and its music -- is to somehow be less concerned with the more "serious" aspects of everyday life. After all, how can you feasibly go to work tomorrow if you've been out until 6 a.m. or later? Ears ringing from pounding dance music. Club stamps still visible on your wrists. Isn't it better to stay at home, safe in the bosom of domesticity and fully tucked away from the ribald dangers and creatures of the night?
After a highly successful first digital forum, the Holocaust, contemporary genocide, popular culture and digital technology research group issues this call for papers for the next online forum.
Topics may include, but not exclusively:
• Holocaust and genocide representation in contemporary theatre, film, television and digital media;
• Opportunities and challenges digital technology offers to Holocaust and genocide memory;
• Understandings of the Holocaust and genocide in relation to trauma studies, memory studies; cultural studies; historiography and other readings;
• Holocaust and genocide commemoration and education particularly in relation to media and technology;
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR A SPECIAL ISSUE,
TRANSFORMATIONS: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy
Deadline: August 15, 2014
Sarah Chinn, Guest Editor
The editors seek articles (5,000-10,000 words) and media essays (overviews on books, film, video, performance, art, music, websites, etc. 3,000 to 5,000 words), and items for the "Material Culture of Teaching" section, that explore teaching disability. This issue will be guest edited by Sarah Chinn.
Authorship and Translation (edited collection)
Edited by Siobhan Lyons and Joel Gilberthorpe
Due date for abstracts (300 words): October 31, 2014
*CALL FOR PAPERS*
"Kierkegaard and Political Theology"
Meeting of the Political Theology Group to be held with the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association, April 1- April 5, 2015, at The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver.
Papers exploring the relation between Kierkegaard and political theology are welcome. Possible topics might include:
(1) Comparative studies between Kierkegaard and the following philosophers: Jürgen Habermas, Charles Taylor, Simon Critchley, Slavoj Žižek, or Giorgio Agamben.
(2) How Kierkegaard's thought might inform or contribute to post-secular theory.
(3) Kierkegaard and Christian nationalism.
The National Endowment for the Humanities offers grants of up to $38,000 to support the development of a new course that will foster intellectual community through the study of an enduring question.
Deadline: September 11, 2014
For more information about Enduring Questions, please visit http://www.neh.gov/grants/education/enduring-questions.
What is good government? What is friendship? Are there universals in human nature? What are the origins of the universe?
2015 CLA Annual Convention
Catholic Library Association invites the submission of quality proposals for presentation at the 2015 Annual Conference, April 7 -9, 2015, in Orlando, FL. CLA meets in conjunction with National Catholic Educational Association during Easter Week each year.
Those attending CLA are librarians serving patrons of all ages primarily in K-12, academic, theological, parish and public libraries. In addition to general topics for these groups, additional sessions focus on archives, information literacy, technical services and preservation of American Catholic materials. Teachers and administrators registered with NCEA may also attend any CLA session.
FAU Comparative Studies Student Association Conference
Focusing on the Post(-): An Interdisciplinary Perspective
October 24-25, 2014
Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, Florida
Call For Papers
EMMA - Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier, France
June 11-13, 2015
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Romesh Gunesekera (London), Elizabeth DeLoughrey (UCLA) and Gaurav Desai (Tulane University)
The transnational turn in Jewish literary scholarship has occasioned a methodological rethinking of Jewish literary studies. The discourse on world literature, with its focus on processes of cross-cultural circulation and translation, offers a cogent paradigm for conceptualizing Jewish literature beyond linguistic and national boundaries. For this special issue of Prooftexts on Jewish Literature/World Literature, we seek papers that address Jewish literary multilingualism, translation, and circulation. Essays should combine theoretical and methodological concerns with readings of Jewish-language texts to illustrate the productive intersections of Jewish literature with the discourse on world literature.
The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry James by a beginning scholar. The prize carries with it an award of $150, and the prize-winning essay will be published in HJR.
The competition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time academic appointment for more than four years. Independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to apply.
Essays should be 20-30 pages (including notes), original, and not under submission elsewhere or previously published.
Send submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Author's name should not appear on the manuscript.
The phenomenon of migration is well-established in the history of human societies, where individuals or groups of people have moved from one place to another, either across international borders or internally within a state, for various reasons, such as political, religious, social, or economic. The experience of migration, whether it applies to refugees, displaced persons, or economic migrants, raises a number of important questions in terms of its effects on the individual and on society. These questions relate to the negotiation of identity on the part of the migrant, the effects of personal and cultural displacement, and not least questions concerning global justice and human rights.
The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst will host its twelfth annual graduate student conference on Saturday, October 11, 2014.
We are delighted to welcome Coppelia Kahn of Brown University as our keynote speaker.
9th Global Conference: National and Cultural Histories of the Erotic
Tuesday 4th November – Thursday 6th November 2014
Prague, Czech Republic
Call for Presentations:
National and Cultural Histories of the Erotic forms a special stream of focus within the larger event of The Erotic conference.