The Journal of Narrative Theory (JNT) seeks submissions for an upcoming special issue, "Consensual Empires."
The international research paper competition, open to master's and PhD. students and graduates all over the world.
Kimse Yok Mu (KYM)is a UN ECOSOC member NGO and Academic Studies Department of KYM organized an international research paper competition called Innovaction for Poverty. The prize competition is open to masters and PhD. students and graduates all over the world and purposes to produce applicable and innovative ideas for struggling poverty, to support human and social development, to create social awareness and to make social impact by implementing these ideas.
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Annual Meeting
Southeast Renaissance Conference Affiliate
November 7-9, 2014
Marriott Atlanta Buckhead Hotel , Atlanta, Georgia
In keeping with this year's SAMLA theme, "Sustainability and the Humanities," the Southeast Renaissance Conference seeks abstracts related to environmental studies and early modern literature.
Submit abstracts of 250 words by April 15 to:
Dr. Dan Mills, Clayton State University
Chair, Southeast Renaissance Conference SAMLA Affiliate
In 1976, Adrienne Rich broke new ground with her text Of Woman Born, in which she challenged scholars to confront their tendency to avoid discussions of motherhood, observing: "We know more about the air we breathe, the seas we travel, than about the nature and meaning of motherhood." Rich's book helped to launch the academic study of mothering in literature, as evidenced by the publication of several key texts: The Lost Tradition: Mothers and Daughters in Literature (1980), Mother Puzzles: Daughters and Mothers in Contemporary American Literature (1989), Women's Fiction Between the Wars: Mothers, Daughters, and Writing (1998), This Giving Birth: Pregnancy and Childbirth in American Women's Writing (2000), and Textual Mothers, Maternal Texts (2010).
*Deadline for proposals: 31 March*
British Culture after 9/11
Teesside University (Darlington Campus)
Friday 27 June 2014
Dr Claire Chambers (University of York)
Professor Peter Morey (University of East London)
Avaes Mohammad (poet, playwright, performer)
The special focus of the 2014 conference of The Utopian Studies Society is nonviolence and its relationship to utopianism. Our politics and culture are built around violence and war. As already Ralph W. Emerson observed, "[t]hat the project of peace should appear visionary to great numbers of sensible men; should appear laughable, even, to numbers; should appear to the grave and good-natured to be embarrassed with extreme practical difficulties, —is very natural." Moreover, nonviolent ends are often justified by violent means; we "fight" for justice and peace. Even the word "nonviolence"—like utopia—is defined by a lack; and likewise charged with idealism or wishful thinking.
The "International Journal of Research in Education and Psychology", is a refereed online journal under the supervision of the Scientific Publishing Center at the University of Bahrain.
The (IJREP) is dedicated to publishing original papers, in all fields of psychology and all aspects of teaching and learning. The journal aims at providing an international forum for communication among researchers, academics and practitioners; and the presentation of diverse perspectives as they relate to Education and Psychology. The journal publishes theory-based empirical papers, practice oriented papers, review papers, case studies, conference reports, and book reviews.
17th October to 19th October 2014
Day of the Dead is an international archaeology conference which will present and discuss recent research in human osteoarchaeology. The weekend will commence with a workshop on archaeothanatology led by Dr Stéphane Rottier from the University of Bordeaux 1. The keynote speaker will be Dr Barra Ó Donnabháin from University College Cork, Ireland.
Papers are invited for inclusion in the following sessions:
Osteoarchaeology in Ireland:
Papers concentrating on human remains from any time period in Ireland will be considered for this session.
BACKGROUND: Okinawa occupies a pivotal - if tragic - position in the international history of biological and chemical weapons. During the US military's control of Okinawa between 1945 and 1972, the Pentagon tested biological weapons on the island and stored its largest stockpile of chemical munitions outside the continental United States. According to veterans and military documents, Agent Orange was also kept on Okinawa during the Vietnam War when the island served as a forward staging post for the conflict. In 1969, a leak of nerve gas on Okinawa sickened U.S. service members and sparked far-reaching ramifications.
Confirmed keynote speaker:
We are delighted to announce that our distinguished keynote speakers for Deviate! will be Professor Laura Mulvey (Birkbeck, University of London) and Professor Maria Pramaggiore (National University of Ireland, Maynooth).
"Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible" – Frank Zappa
Women in Indian Popular Culture
In the past few years, as India confronted several violent rape cases in the real world, powerful actresses Sridevi, Madhuri, and Juhi Chawla have returned to film with feminist roles. Is this related or a coincidence? Over the past decades what influence have women's portrayal on film had on the culture of India? What can we find by doing a feminist reading of the most popular films of India? What about the popular Saas/Bahu soap operas? Will the rise of powerful women in the industry, such as Ekta Kapoorand Zoya Akhtar, do anything to change the current trends? Or are they causing them?
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference
India and America in Popular Culture
Over Christmas 2013, Dhoom 3 released in to enormous international success, both in India where it was produced and in America, where it was filmed. More and more these two countries are cementing their trade deals with sharing popular culture. Everything from Yo Yo Honey Singh's Hip Hop influenced songs to Diwali episodes of The Office to Shahrukh Khan presenting at the Golden Globes show these increasing ties. Is this a new form of colonialism or is it an equal partnership? How are the products adapted as the travel between cultures? What is lost and what is gained?
Creator of often controversial works involving complex narratives, for the past thirty years, Pedro Almodóvar has been a visible figure within the Spanish film industry. His films have gotten him an enormous international recognition and he has even accused the Spanish governement last October (2013) of carrying out a rigorous plan to exterminate Spanish cinema. Almodóvar is by far the best known Spanish filmmaker among English-speaking audiences; those who watch his films will love him or hate him, and the possibility for finding a middle ground when talking about his work disappears.
Indian Regional Issues
India is a country with over a thousand separate languages, 6 major religions, and 28 states. Since independence in 1947, India has dealt with multiple issues related to the differences within its population. This panel seeks to investigate how these differences have been explored in popular culture. How was the Tamil community shown in Chennai Express, Kashmir in Roja, or Sri Lanka/Tamil in Madras Café? What about the national popularity of the Punjabi singers Yo Yo Honey Singh, Mika Singh, and Hard Kaur? Or southern dancers like Aishwarya Rai, Hema Malini, and Vyjantimala being embraced by the Hindi film industry?