The aim of this conference is to explore what role social movements, artists, intellectuals, writers, cultural institutions and others play in shaping our ideas of community, civil society and the connections between the two. We are especially interested in papers and panels that examine how the creation and strengthening of ties between communities and civil society promote democratization in Europe and/or Latin America. However, we welcome abstracts on any aspect of community and civil society.
CALL FOR PAPERS
C21 LITERATURE: ISSUE THREE AUTUMN 2014: TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY GENRE
CALL FOR PAPERS
University of Warwick
7 November 2013
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Jon Whitman (English, The Hebrew University)
OTHER CONFIRMED SPEAKERS AND CHAIRS: Raymond W. Gibbs Jr. (Psychology, UCSC), Lisa Rosenthal (Art and Design, UIUC), Christiania Whitehead (English and CLS, Warwick)
CONFERENCE WEBSITE: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/emforum/events/allegory
Debates on the activity of the spectator have proliferated since Anne Ubersfeld's L'école du spectateur (1996), whether they tend towards a historicization of spectator practices, aim to classify the aesthetics in which the spectator is immersed, or attempt to trace his* contours, highlight his relation with a given performance or describe his activity (political, aesthetic, physical, psychological, cognitive, etc.) before, during and after the presentation. To cite a few examples, Catherine Bouko (2008) speaks about the ″post-dramatic spectator″ and in so doing revitalizes the approach to the semiology of audience reception.
I seek papers for a panel on auteurship in recent Hollywood cinema, especially films that have alternately been called the "New Sincerity" (Collins), "smart" (Sconce), "Mumblecore" (Masunaga), "post-pop" (Mayshark), and "quirky" (MacDowell).
While great works of literature were written in the 19th century and prior, we live today in an age with major problems and solutions in the realm of art and communication that should be addressed by current artists and critics. The tri-annual Pennsylvania Literary Journal is in its 5th volume and 5th year in operation. It is available on EBSCO, ProQuest and in print from various distribution channels. It has published interviews with best-selling young adult authors like Cinda Williams Chima and Carrie Ryan, as well as with winners of the Brooklyn Film Festival, and top academic editors across the country. PLJ's special issues have focused on film, fiction, British literature, formalism, new historicism, and various other fields.
2013 SAMLA CONFERENCE, NOV 8-10, ATLANTA
SPECIAL SESSION: "(Con)Textual Networks and the Globalized Caribbean"
Check the website, apollonejournal.org, for submission details on publication, or for an application to work with us
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
Apollon invites undergraduate students to get published in, review submissions for, or help edit a the third issue of our peer-reviewed eJournal, Apollon. By publishing superior examples of undergraduate academic work, Apollon highlights the importance of undergraduate research in the humanities. Apollon welcomes submissions that feature image, text, sound, and a variety of presentation platforms in the process of showcasing the many species of undergraduate research.
Special Issue on Contemporary Drama
In the past twenty years Irish society has experienced a range of cultural, political and, centrally, financial upheaval. To what extent has Irish theatre responded to these tumultuous events? How far have traditional forms and subjects maintained their position? Or have experiment and innovation become the new distinguishing features? The guest editors of this special issue of Breac, Lindsay Haney and Shaun Richards, invite submissions addressing any aspect of recent Irish drama. In keeping with Breac's interdisciplinary goals and digital form, we encourage submissions informed by any approach to drama and theatre and rendered as conventional essays or works in any audio or visual medium.
This panel invites participants from any college or university where there is an interest in building a B.A. in English or establishing a new programmatic track within the discipline. Participants need not be at any particular point in the process, and we hope to incorporate a diverse array of experiences and viewpoints. In other words, participants may only be thinking about the possibility of creating a program or they might be on the other side of the process. This panel will also consider what types of programs should/need to be created to meet the changing needs of students in the 21st century. We hope that this session will produce a vibrant dialogue that will serve as a bridge to future cooperation.