Call for papers on African literature, world literature, postcolonial literature, popular culture, popular music, cultural studies, African American literature and culture, carrebian literature and film.
The Journal of Contemporary Thought invites submissions for its forthcoming issue on "Space and Spatiality: Public, Private, and Hybrid Third Spaces" expected to come out this fall. The journal seeks innovative theoretical readings of familiar topics. The concept of space, for example, may be approached from a geographic or a psychological or a physiological perspective. Some papers may consider real space, virtual space, or even imaginary space--space as as a given, or space as a construct--or even deconstruct the whole notion of space. Others may approach space as a point of social/cultural contrast for identity formation and self-definition.
Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their "end of days." And someone's Armageddon clock is always ticking—we just dodged Harold Camping's rapture on May 21st of this year, and the Mayan-predicted doomsday of 2012 is just around the corner. In the end, what do we reveal about ourselves when we dream of the apocalypse? What are the social and political functions of these narratives in any given historical period? How do different cultures imagine the apocalypse, and what do these differences reveal? What is particular to the narratological design and content of apocalyptic texts?
CRAS is pleased to announce the plenary speakers, they are Linda Hutcheon and Michael Hutcheon, and Anthony Stewart. The new deadline for proposal submissions is 15 July 2011
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The Aesthetic of Renewal or "Everything Old is New Again"
3 - 6 November, 2011
Carleton University's Centre for Research in American Studies invites submissions for the annual conference for the Canadian Association of American Studies to be held in Ottawa, Ontario from November 3rd - 6th, 2011. This year's theme is: "The Aesthetics of Renewal or 'Everything Old is New Again.'"
This seminar seeks papers exploring African-American women's lynching narratives. How have black women writers used their texts (literary, visual, performance, etc.) to protest 'lynch law' and record its impact on American racial and gender formations? What remains unexplored? Possible authors/artists include Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Kara Walker, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Georgia Douglas Johnson. Please send a 1-page abstract and brief biographical statement to Courtney D. Marshall (firstname.lastname@example.org) with 'NEMLA' in subject line.
The NeMLA conference takes place from March 15-18, 2012 in Rochester, New York.
Submissions are invited for a forthcoming special book to be published in early 2012, entitled The Entrepreneurial Principles of the Cultural and Creative industries, compiled by Prof. Dr. Giep Hagoort (Utrecht University/Utrecht School of the Arts), assoc. Prof. Dr A. Thomassen (Auckland University of Technology), Drs. R. Kooyman (Ars Nova).
The International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding (the MnM Centre) is proud to host the CSAA Annual Conference on 22-24 November, 2011 with the theme 'Cultural ReOrientations and Comparative Colonialities'. A pre-conference postgraduate and early career research day will be held on 21 November for all postgraduate or ECR delegates.
Conference Theme: 'Cultural ReOrientations and Comparative Colonialities'
When a man is left behind after battle—captured, killed in action, injured beyond help—the burden of his life lies heavy on his former comrades, who carry post-war survivor trauma. This hegemonic masculine ethos of homosocial obligation carries into the larger culture and reflects in literature from the Revolutionary War through the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. When these characters should be illustrating Anthony Rotundo's chronological models of American manhood, the scene of the soldier left behind impedes a fully individualized development into adult masculinity because trauma has become a constant companion in place of the fallen comrade.
The Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association at San Francisco State University is happy to announce its 13th annual Fall Conference, "Mind, Body, Cinema."
Keynote address: Melinda Barlow (Ph.D., New York University).
When it comes to cinema, the words "mind" and "body" evoke concepts that surpass definition. The physical representation of characters is central to cinematic pleasure; however, the relationship of the mind to the bodies of celluloid, narrative, landscape, and theatre must also be taken into consideration. The goal of this conference is to dissect minds and bodies, to take this dualism and produce something akin to a Cartesian nightmare: in what ways can cinematic renderings of minds and bodies transcend convention?
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Performing Religion in Public: Acts of faith in the public sphere