Scientists recently found that migration was a main factor that shaped human behavior (Don Jones, Nature News). According to John Hines, the most extensive human migration took place in the early Middle Ages, while other large-scale migrations include the Puritan migration, the great Serb migrations, the migrations of the Middle Passage, and the nineteenth and twentieth century migrations of impoverished Europeans to the Americas. Apart from with poverty and religion, migration is also often associated with war; climate change becomes a factor that forces people to become migrants. Migration is a matter of geographic movement (diaspora), but also of human psychology (e.g. un-homing, longing, nostalgia, depression); of human rights (e.g.
This special session seeks submissions that employ and/or consider cognitive approaches to literature. In the past several years, literature has proved instrumental in furthering cognitive studies, and this session looks for papers that demonstrate reciprocity in the field of literary studies. Some questions papers might consider are: How do cognitive approaches to literature further literary studies? How is our understanding of literature enhanced by applying cognitive science? Are there limits to the application of cognitive science to literature? What is the future of cognitive approaches to literature?
Contemporary Old English is a web source for Old English and Anglo-Saxon culture presented in a modern aesthetic. It is intended to aid scholars who are seeking a personal connection beyond textbooks, to foster the contemporary exercise of a medieval language, and to showcase creative uses of Old English.
Please submit art, poetry and prose that demonstrate creative engagements with Old English by 15 June 2013 to:
Call For Papers: Human Rights, Literature, the Arts, and Social Sciences International Conference, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant
November 21-23, 2013
The persistence of repressive and discriminatory national policies, cultural practices, wars, genocide, religious conflict, ethnic cleansing, terrorism, rape, child-soldiering, sex-trafficking, and other forms of violence threaten the maintenance of human rights. These conditions remind us of the ever pressing need to safeguard our humanity through the preservation of human rights.
Deadline extended to March 15th!
All manuscripts should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions must be received the editors of Shift by midnight on 15 March 2013 to be considered for publication in issue 6.
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Shift welcomes academic papers, exhibition and book reviews, as well as discussions concerning other art-related events from current graduate students. Please see Submission and Style Guidelines for appropriate guidelines.
Interested in papers on 20-century American literature and imprisonment, with a focus on abolitionist visions and struggles. How have writers imagined or recounted the experiences of imprisonment? How has literature and film impacted public perception? Especially eager for ideas about new directions in prison literary studies. 300-word abstracts by 15 March 2013.
[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation invites submissions for the upcoming 7th issue. We accept:
• academic papers from different disciplines such as literary theory, culture studies, anthropology, history, sociology, etc.
• writings on literary translation as well as translations from all languages into Croatian and English. (Introductory essays [up to 2,500 words] dealing with specific problems of the submitted translation from the perspective of literary translation are welcome.)
Please include the following with your submissions:
The Renaissance of Roland Barthes
Speakers: Jonathan Culler, Diana Knight, Rosalind Krauss, D.A. Miller, and Lucy O'Meara
I am putting together a panel for the Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood conference that discusses the relationship between emerging adulthood and American popular culture. Since the last decade of scholarship on emerging adulthood has established the field of study, it has become important to comprehend the application of the discourse to popular culture texts which have a strong role in both capturing and problematizing notions of American adulthood, particularly as these texts have become more prominent in recent years.