Within the past 50 years, practitioners of cultural studies and the humanities more generally have addressed the question of hunger in terms of the immediate, individual body. For example, scholars such as Susan Bordo have considered the ways in which individual practices of self-imposed hunger (for example, anorexia and bulimia) have played a significant role in the maintenance of Western, patriarchal standards of beauty and heteronormative relations. Although this present study acknowledges the contributions made by earlier interventions such as Bordo's, it ultimately seeks to address the question of hunger within a wider, historical-materialist framework.
We invite submissions that explore all aspects of Latin American literature and cultures from their inception to present times. Please send a 250-word abstract including your name, institutional affiliation, e-mail address and paper title to Dinorah Cortés-Vélez (email@example.com) by June 7th, 2014.
Each year, the Bibliographical Society of America (BSA) invites three scholars in the early stages of their careers to present twenty-minute papers on their current, unpublished research in the field of bibliography as members of a panel at the BSA's Annual Meeting, which takes place in New York City in late January. The New Scholars Program seeks to promote the work of scholars who are new to the field of bibliography, broadly defined to include any research that deals with the creation, production, publication, distribution, reception, transmission, and subsequent history of texts as material objects (print or manuscript).
Deadline: July 10, 2014
5, 6, 7 November, 2014 in Madrid
PERFORMART '14 Conference open for proposals by scholars working mainly on Theater, Dance, Musical Perfromance, Stage Design and Costume Design.
Perfoming Arts Conference 'PERFORMART' hosted by Istanbul Bilgi University and organized by DAKAM will be held in Istanbul from 18 to 20 December, 2014.
The concept of "world literature" which was first suggested by Goethe while he was talking with his friend and student Johann Peter Eckermann on the 31th of January, 1827, started to be discussed specially after mid-20th century. Although nobody can demarcates, it became a field of study by the help of works by David Damrosch, Pascale Casanova and Franco Moretti.
The History of Art Conference aims to trace the tracks of the dialectic correlation in between the art and the concepts of society and artistic crops of this correlation from the very roots of the art to the modern world and to the present. During the conference and within the context of society, well known periods and moments of the history of art will be brought to the agenda and new areas of interest that will be revealed by this perspective will be explored.
HISTART '14 will be organized from 23th to 25th of October, by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center).
The Samuel Beckett Summer School is now open for applications. Deadline is 24th June at 5pm. Visit www.BeckettSummerSchool.com for full information on how to apply.
Now in its fourth year, the Samuel Beckett Summer School provides a unique experience for students, scholars and lovers of Beckett's works. Each year we invite the world's foremost Beckett scholars to present new lectures and seminars on all aspects of Beckett's works. The School appeals to a wide range of Beckett enthusiasts by providing the opportunity to experience, savour and study Beckett's works in the university where he began his intellectual life.
African American Literature
Co-chairs: Tiffany Austin, André S. Johnson
"April in Paris": African American Expatriate Writers
Conference – Call for Papers:
'Minority' Cultures and Travel
National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, 14-16 September 2015
In collaboration with Wales Literature Exchange and Ceredigion Museum
Keynote speaker: Professor Michael Cronin (Dublin City University)
Interview: Basque writer Kirmen Uribe in conversation with Ned Thomas
NeoAmericanist, an online multi-disciplinary journal for the study of America, is searching for an academic COPY EDITOR for its current and forthcoming issues. NeoAmericanist publishes biannually. The copy editor will be called upon by the Editor to edit all articles accepted for publication following peer review. Typically, the copy editor is expected to read articles and footnotes/endnotes with an eye for grammatical and typographical errors missed during peer-review.
Interested parties are encouraged to submit a copy of their CV to the Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southern Humanities Council Conference
January 29-February 1, 2015
The Foundry Inn
"Virtues and Vices, Desires, Devices"
The Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
Special Issue on Indigenous Literatures
(Volume VI, Number 2, 2014)
Broad Areas of Submission:
Literature of North East India
South Asian Indigenous Politics & Literature
Native American Issues
Papers should be between 3000-5000 words.
Book reviews should be between 1000-1200 words for single and/or double book reviews.
As humans, we are continually examining how to position ourselves spatially, aesthetically, emotionally, intellectually, and practically in our environments. Today, we face these tasks with new urgency as the devastating impact of global climate change stimulates renewed scholarly focus on the environment. From Ecocriticism to Posthumanism to Deep Ecology studies, the humanities are engaged in a multi-disciplinary effort to understand how humans interact with natural and built environments. This conference aims to engage with and foster discussions around the complex and historically situated ways in which we imagine and inhabit the environment.
Update: Call for Papers deadline extended to July 15 2014
The International Academic Forum in conjunction with its global university and institutional partners is proud to announce the Inaugural North American Conference on Media, Film and Cultural Studies.
Hear the latest research, publish before a global audience, present in a supportive environment, network, engage in new relationships, experience the US, explore Boston, New York and New England, join a global academic community…