The International Video Dance Festival of Burgundy (France) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting abstracts for papers to be presented during the festival's second annual screendance conference in May 2014. The conference will be an international place of meeting for artists, scholars, curators and others interested in the practice of dance media and moving images. In light of feedback received following last year's events, this conference will be composed of thematic panels that allow for both brief paper presentations as well as ample discussion time. Panels will be moderated by recognized international screendance scholars. Select papers will be considered for a future publication of screendance essays.
Deadline: January 6, 2014.
In a world of instant news updates, Wikipedia, and Twitter, memory seems a thing of the past. This instantaneity shapes the way we consider knowledge. In recent years, the rise of digital technology and communication has generated debates around global movements and this has shaped the way the past is recuperated into historical memory. The recent turn to archival memory in both theoretical discourses and artistic practices suggests a need to develop a new set of conceptual, literary, and aesthetic tools with which to understand, interpret, and problematize notions of the past and of memory.
The Graduate Theatre Syndicate at The Ohio State University proudly presents Position: The Power and Politics of Witnessing in conjunction with the Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute and The Ohio State University Department of Theatre's production of The House of the Spirits by Caridad Svich. We are currently inviting proposals for the 2014 Graduate Theatre Symposium on February 28th and March 1st in Columbus, Ohio. Proposals for traditional conference papers, workshops, performances and more interactive or experimental formats are welcome and encouraged.
The Arts and Humanities include the disciplines of ancient and modern languages, literature, philosophy, visual and performing arts. These disciplines explore, share, and recreate expressions of the human experience.The arts and humanities explore human experience through creative expression and critical analysis of history, literature, philosophy and religion.
Call for papers
A Valentine To Gertrude Stein:
The Reception of Gertrude Stein in the Arts and Humanities
8 – 10 May 2014
Hosted by the University of Copenhagen, Denmark
and co-organized with Ghent University and Linköping University
Dr. Carolyn Cooper, Guest Speaker
Professor of Literature and Cultural Studies
University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica
Author of Noise in the Blood: Orality, Gender and the "Vulgar" Body of Jamaican Popular Culture, Sound Clash: Jamaican Dancehall Culture at Large, and Global Reggae
The ninth issue of Victorian Network, guest edited by Professor Pamela K. Gilbert (University of Florida), is dedicated to a reassessment of the place of the human body in the Victorian literary and cultural imagination. Rapid medical and scientific advances, advancing industrialization and new forms of labour, legal reforms, the rise of comparative ethnology and anthropology, the growth of consumer culture, and the ever changing trends of Victorian fashion are just a few of the many forces that transformed how Victorians thought about the human body and about the relationship between the embodied, or disembodied, self and the object world.
Although autobiographical writing has ancient origins, the term 'autobiography' itself has only been in use since the late eighteenth century. Theories about autobiographical writing have been developed even more recently. Whereas early autobiographical writing was often either self-celebrating (res gestae) or self-justifying (apologiae), Augustine's Confessions marked a turning point. The contemporary study of autobiography encompasses a broad variety of research perspectives. This interdisciplinary conference seeks to explore a broad variety of ideas within the field of autobiography. We invite papers and presentations on the following or related topics:
Jonathan Sterne has written, "Sound studies should be a central meeting place where sonic imaginations go to be challenged, nurtured, refreshed and transformed." Sound+ offers a space to pursue this goal among other individuals who are interested in exploring this exciting and emergent field of study. In addition to the work of our invited speakers during our conference, Sound+ would like to extend this meeting place to researchers across disciplines.
Gods & Idols: (Ex)Changes of the Sacred and Sanctified
During the humanist movement, there was a critical shift from theocentrism to egocentrism. In the 17th Century, Rene Descartes posited that rational argument could prove God's existence. Human reason was no longer accountable to God; God now needed to stand in the court of human reason. Paving the way for the Enlightenment and the subsequent movements of modernity and postmodernity, this transition witnessed philosophers and poets intellectually abandon the divine. Revealing the relevance of this shift for literary studies, Barthes famously decried the death of the Author-God function. Milton's muse has been replaced with a question mark.