In the 2010 Oscar-winning Best Documentary Feature film The Cove, the film's director Louie Psihoyos describes on-screen the film's approach and activist goals in documenting the slaughter of dolphins in Japan's Taiji: "There was two parts to the mission. The first one was to get the auditory experience. . . . The second mission, what we call the full orchestra," involved installing numerous cameras and microphones underwater and around the cove in which the slaughter took place. "I wanted to have a three-dimensional experience," Psihoyos then explains in voice-over, "with what's going on in that lagoon. I wanted to hear everything that the dolphins were doing, everything that the whalers were saying. The effort wasn't just to show the slaughter.
Rutgers University announces "Science and Method in the Humanities," an interdisciplinary graduate symposium to be held on March 2, 2012, with keynote speakers Peter Dear (Cornell University) and Barbara Herrnstein Smith (Duke University).
The aim of the conference is to explore questions of method and methodology in the sciences and in humanities scholarship that engages the sciences. This one-day event will bring together scholars working across that curricular divide for an interdisciplinary discussion of science and method, ranging from the historical development of scientific methods and their various historical re-articulations to broader concerns of methodology across the humanities.
Articles on any aspect of Theatre and Performing Arts in West Africa is hereby invited from scholars, researchers, theatre administrators, critics and practitioners, for publication in Vol 1. No 2 of the West Africa Theatre and Performing Arts Journal (WATPAJO). Articles submitted for consideration must be original, properly researched and not submitted for publication elsewhere.
Articles and technical reports should have a minimum of 5000 words and 2500 words repectively. All submissions must be typed double spaced. quotations including endnotes should be single spaced and presented in standard references MLA/APA format. Articles with incomplete referencing will be rejected.
Call for Papers
New Voices, a Graduate English Conference
Bodies of Influence: The Human Body in the Humanities and Sciences
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
January 12-14, 2012
Keynote Speaker: Marilynn Richtarik, Associate Professor of 20th‐Century British and Irish
Literature and author of a critical biography of playwright Stewart Parker, forthcoming from
Oxford University Press.
Abstracts are invited for a panel investigating the portrayal of domestic violence in drama of any nationality or period. Sponsored by the academic journal Comparative Drama, this panel will be held at the 36th Comparative Drama Conference, hosted by Stevenson University in Baltimore, MD, March 29-31, 2012.
Abstracts are invited for a panel exploring drama of any nationality or period from an aging-studies perspective. Sponsored by the academic journal Comparative Drama, this panel will be held at the 36th Comparative Drama Conference, hosted by Stevenson University in Baltimore, MD, March 29-31, 2012.
Papers may focus on questions of childhood, middle age, old age, the aging process, or the life course, among other aging-related concepts. While papers may focus on the representation of aging in drama—on the page and onstage—they may also address issues of aging and artistic production (e.g., a playwright's "late style," the way that aging has determined a performer's career, etc.)
Seventeenth Conference On Baseball in Literature in Culture
March 30, 2012
On the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Keynote Address: Dr. Daniel Anderson, Dominican University
Luncheon Speaker: Former Major League ballplayer TBA (I can't divulge the identity now, but we're working on bringing in someone well-known).
This panel will celebrate the past and continuing inspiration of Southern literature on Hollywood film. In Film Adaptation and its Discontents, Thomas Leitch declares the "primary lesson of film adaptation" is "texts remain alive only to the extent that they can be rewritten and that to experience a text in all of its power requires each reader to rewrite it." He recommends that scholars concentrate on how a given adaptation "reads" its source text along with any "literary, cinematic, or broadly cultural" intertexts contained within rather than narrowly focusing on the issue of fidelity.
Watermark, an annual scholarly journal published by graduate students in the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking papers for our sixth volume to be published in May 2012. Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical papers concerned with the fields of rhetoric and composition and literature of all genres and periods. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging voices, only student work will be considered.
McGill English Graduate Conference CFP
Ghost Stories: Hauntings and Echoes in Literature and Culture
27-29 January 2012
McGill University, Montreal
The McGill English Department's Eighteenth Annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature invites submissions on the topic of literary hauntings. How do ghosts of the past figure in literature, theatre, film, television, and other texts and cultural artifacts? How do familial, imperial, social, linguistic, or national legacies influence artists and their work? How do texts "remember" historical events or other texts? Potential topics include, but are not limited to: