Is the rhetoric of waste and sustainability a validation or a critique of neoliberalism? Can we lead less wasteful and more sustainable lives in an era of smart technologies and problem-solving ideology? Can we live off the grid, save the world, and sip fair trade coffee all at the same time? Last but not least, what's the humanistic perspective on empty signifiers such as efficiency, downsizing, outsourcing, sustainable systems, benefits-cost analysis, etc.? This panel invites papers on topics including but not limited to any critique of late capitalism, cultural analysis of community gardens, organic produce, food systems, or dumpster-diving, and teaching pedagogies dealing with eco-criticism and environmental studies.
49th Annual Comparative Literature Conference
Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics
California State University, Long Beach
April 24 and 25, 2014
Connections and Intersections: Interdisciplinarity Within and Among Disciplines
Our global world presents us with complex issues that can be investigated only from multiple perspectives, resulting in the adoption of interdisciplinary approaches in many traditional academic areas and the formation of many new interdisciplinary fields. Arguably, it is hard to accomplish substantial research in any discipline without addressing "interdisciplinarity" and using some interdisciplinary methods.
The aim of this event is to examine the culture that develops around football, with particular focus upon the influence of the sport on other cultural media. Football is a prominent part of contemporary culture, and the strong influence that it has on social and political identities is often reflected in wider cultural production. Despite this, it is sometimes argued that football is an example of low or "mass" culture, removed from "high" cultural forms. This event will interrogate this viewpoint and attempt to demonstrate the sport's influence upon a wide variety of cultural forms.
Invites papers that consider the boundaries – physical, imposed, and imaginary – that Victorian women travelers crossed. Please send a 300 word abstract to Kimberly Madsen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline to submit is March 31st. Conference is October 9-11, 2014 to be held at Boise, Idaho.
On July 17, 1952, the African American weekly Jet Magazine featured an article titled: "Why Passing is Passing Out." This article suggested that the growing Civil Rights Movement would put an end to Jim Crow legislation and therefore to acts of racial passing—the phenomenon whereby some African Americans with optically white skin chose to live as white in order to escape the pains of segregation. Although Jet was accurate in predicting the imminent end of Jim Crow that began in 1954, its projection that passing would pass out has still yet to occur.
EXTENSION TO DEADLINE: Monday 24 March 2014
CALL FOR PAPERS
We call on an international array of scholars and poets to witness the white horses of Swansea Bay in September 2014 at a conference that engages anew with the poet who sang in his 'chains like the sea'.
NCA 2014 Call for Panelists
Tentative Title: We met online and we are staying online
I am seeking panelists to join a NCA panel on the topic of mediated communication in online relationships/friendships. A lot of the research on online relationships has focused on the boundary work between the real and the virtual or the transition from online to face-to-face or face-to-face to online. This panel aims to take a different approach and instead focus on relationships that exist primarily online. There are many ways to approach the notion of "online only" relationships and interested panelists are welcome to suggest their own take on this topic.
What: 'Reforming Shakespeare: 1593 and After'
When: 3 June 2014
Where: De Montfort University, Leicester, England
Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies in partnership with DEMOS presents a day conference:
New Racisms: Forms of Un/Belonging in Britain Today
FRIDAY 9 MAY 2014
Les Back, Goldsmiths College, University of London
Melanie Friend: photographer, University of Sussex
Prof. Mary Hickman, St Mary's University, London
Sunder Katwala, Director of British Future
The Refugee Council
Gothic Spaces: Boundaries, Mergence, Liminalities
The Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA) welcomes proposals for its biennial conference, to be held at Novotel Darling Harbour, Sydney, on 21-22 January 2015.
The descriptor "digital humanities" was first used in an ad in the MLA Job Information List in 2000 (Ridolfo, 2014). Since then, the rubric of "Digital Humanities" has inspired official meditations on the state of the profession and now features regularly in op-ed pieces on the death and rebirth of the humanities and higher education. Where did DH come from? And what has it displaced or obscured? Too often the established narratives of the digital humanities are narrowly conceived.
William Faulkner's first published works were drawings that appeared in his high school and college yearbooks and poems and stories that appeared in newspapers. His first book, THE MARBLE FAUN, was published in 1924 by a vanity press. His artistic forays into print culture, in other words, began far from the world of highbrow literary publishing with which he is usually associated—the world of New York publishing houses like Boni and Liveright or Random House and little magazines like THE DOUBLE-DEALER—though with time they would come to encompass that world as well.
CFP: The Classical Hollywood Musical
An area of multiple panels for the 2014 Film & History Conference:
Golden Ages: Styles and Personalities, Genres and Histories
October 29-November 2, 2014
The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club
Madison, WI (USA)
DEADLINE for abstracts: June 1, 2014
AREA: The Classical Hollywood Musical
Contemporary Modernisms: Editing Emerging Modernist Texts
MSA 16, November 6-9, 2014. Pittsburgh, PA. / Confluence and Division.
CFP: Teaching Hemingway and Race (Kent State UP essay collection; deadline for abstracts is Oct. 15, 2014; accepted essays due Dec. 31, 2014)
The goal of the Teaching Hemingway series is to present collections of essays with various approaches to teaching emergent themes in Hemingway's major works to a variety of students in secondary and private schools and at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Teacher-scholars who have used Hemingway's work in domestic, international, HBCU, MA/PhD, MFA, and many other settings can apply.