Since Foucault's Le souci de soi, Carol Gilligan's In a Different Voice and Nel Noddings' Caring, the notion of care has built bridges between philosophy, psychology, ecology, sociology, anthropology and feminism. However, significantly less work has been published in the field of literature and fewer theorists address issues related to care in their analyses of fiction. Therefore, the first goal of this one-day conference is to create linkage and knots of tension between care ethics, care theory, care practices and literature. It has been argued that institutional and social language draws mostly on the judicial, on "the language of rights" (Fukuyama), but what is implied or expected when we shift to a language of care?
First published in February of 1984, The L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Book collected essays, excerpts, and experiments from the first three years (1978-81) of the L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E literary magazine.
Issue 1.2: Failure in Literature and Art
If at first you don't succeed ... shouldn't we ask why not? albeit, an innovative new online journal of scholarship and pedagogy, invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the theme of "Failure."
Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:
"Bad" texts, or films, novels, plays, television shows, etc., that were considered failures in their time
Characters or ideas within texts that fail to succeed
Creative fiction or nonfiction pieces investigating the concept of failure
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference 86: "Sustainability and the Humanities."
Atlanta, GA, November 7-9, 2014
Otherness and Transgression in Celebrity and Fan Cultures
Hosted by the Cultural Transformations Research Group, Aarhus University.
November 21-22, 2014
LOCATION: AARHUS UNIVERSITY, DENMARK.
CALL FOR PAPERS DEADLINE: AUGUST 22, 2014
Matt Hills, Aberystwyth University –
"Fans as Celebrities, Celebrities as Fans: The Rise of an Affective Economy?"
Film Studies at the University of Hull is proud to announce that it is hosting a conference exploring the world of Disney studies. Papers on any areas of Disney are welcome for consideration, to include (but not limited to) discussions of Disney studio history, animation, live-action films, television, theme parks, merchandizing, and/or popular cultural representations of all things Disney.
Abstracts of 300 words, along with personal details, should be sent to Amy M. Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 30 May 2014.
Keynote speakers include Dr Chris Pallant, author of Demystifying Disney (2011).
Modern education is evolving, and traditional methods are shifting to meet new demands. With people learning in multiple forms, in ever-changing learning environments, what shape with learning take next? What do these changes offer us?
Proposals (http://www.online-educa.com/call-for-proposals) for this year's overall theme, 'Changing Learning', can be submitted before June 2nd, 2014: ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN is looking for services, case studies, research, thinking, narratives and expertise that are shaping technology enhanced learning and training.
41st AAAS Conference in Graz / Nov. 21 – 23, 2014
Urbanity, American Identity, and Cultural Exchange
When we think of American cities, we have a complex (and often contradictory) set of images in mind, possibly encompassing glimpses of the Boston Marathon bombings, postcard motifs of the One World Trade Center, and palm trees on Sunset Boulevard, L.A. In its various shapes and discourses, the American city functions as both a parameter and an expression of the complexities of U.S. social practice. At the same time, it also serves as a prism of overarching social and cultural transformation.
DAMN THE BOOK, GAG THE VOICE: LITERATURE AND CENSORSHIP
We live in a world where it is impossible to be isolated. As human beings we are forever in conversation with each other because we need to express our feelings, communicate, and interact with our fellow creatures. In the process, as we reach out of our closed cocoons, we strike relationships, some positive, some reactionary. Some of our overtures boomerang on us in the most unexpected ways, as negative criticism, hostile reaction, or even official banning or censorship.
This is what MELOW seeks to debate at its conference in Chandigarh, India, from 19th to 21st February 2015 .
In honor of the 80th birthday, and the life-long commitment to human rights/justice, and the arts, The Journal of Pan African Studies (www.jpanafrican.com) will host a special edition on Akinwande Oluwole "Wole" Soyinka, a Nigerian writer, playwright, poet and human rights activist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1986, becoming the first person in Africa to receive the award. An activist in Nigeria's fight for independence, Soyinka was imprisoned in solitary confinement from 1967 to 1969 for writing an article that called for a cease-fire. To this day he is involved in the politics of Nigeria.
Call for Papers the 4th issue of Localities
This panel invites proposals that explore the city/country dichotomy in Modern American literature.
This panel is seeking papers that analyze or describe literature or historical events from the angle of human-nonhuman interactions, especially as they relate to ethics and ecology. Ecocritical or ecotheological perspectives are preferred but other perspectives are welcome.
Guidelines and Procedures for Submitting to a PAMLA conference:
The 112th Annual PAMLA Conference will be held at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, California, on October 31-November 2, 2014. We hope that you will propose a paper for this conference.
The call for papers for the sessions is posted online. Please check this website for updates and corrections.
The Catharine Macaulay Prize for Graduate Student Conference Paper
NEW Deadline for submission: May 31, 2014
The Catharine Macaulay Prize is an annual award made by the Women's Caucus of ASECS for the best graduate student paper on a feminist or gender studies subject presented at the ASECS Annual Meeting or at any of the regional meetings during the academic year. In addition to special recognition, the prize carries a cash award of $500 (up from $350 in earlier years and announcements).