Proposed panel for the 2012 Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference (March 21-25, 2012 in Boston, MA)
A symposium at the University of Warwick, 23rd September 2011
Confirmed speaker: Professor Jo Little, University of Exeter
Whilst discussions of gender and space in the nineteenth- to early-twentieth century have typically focused on "women and the city", rural spaces offer equally productive contexts for exploring the intersections between gender and space in this period. As the socio-spatial relations of the country are impacted by the move into modernity, rural environments are revealed in literary and historical texts as sites of complex, contradictory and changing gendered codes.
Proposals are invited for our second, biannual interdisciplinary conference:
"Gender, Bodies and Technology: (Dis)Integrating Frames"
April 26-28, 2012 Roanoke, Virginia
Sponsored by Women's and Gender Studies at Virginia Tech
Panels on Piers Plowman at the International Medieval Congress
The 43rd annual convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) will be held March 15-18th, 2012 in Rochester, New York. Rochester is the site of the home, publication operations, and orations of Frederick Douglass, where he edited the North Star and delivered his famous speech, "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" Building on the thesis of Douglass' speech, this panel will explore how Douglass, David Walker, and other nineteenth-century Africana abolitionists challenged slavery by revealing the paradox of the Enlightenment's rights of man doctrine: freedom was conceptualized as Africans were enslaved and colonized throughout the Diaspora.
2012 Global Interdisciplinary Conference on Analyzing Democracy
March 2-3, 2012
St. Louis University Campus
St. Louis, MO USA
"In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme." – Aristotle
What is this entity which we call democracy? Scholars and paupers alike have debated the multi-faceted dream of true democracy; but does democracy, in its defined form, truly exist?
This project launch aims to take an inter- and multi-disciplinary look at the form of political system known as democracy. We invite all to participate in this debate and subsequent publishing project that is intended to shape and mold the future of democracy.
2012 Global Interdisciplinary Conference on Visual Literacy
March 9-10, 2012
St. Louis Hilton
St. Louis, MO USA
"I think in pictures…" – Temple Grandin
"Visual literacy is a set of abilities that enables an individual to effectively find, interpret, evaluate, use, and create images and visual media." - The Association of College and Research Libraries Image Resources Interest Group
This research and study launch aims to take an in depth look at visual literacy from an inter- and multi-disciplinary perspective. The following is a list of key areas of development. You may submit your abstract in regards to any of these key areas or any research and study area that is relevant to this subject matter:
SCMS Conference Panel, March 21-25, 2012, Boston
Now Seeking Submissions
for a new journal:
revolutionary / indigenous / feminist / anti-racist
anarchist / libertarian socialist / autonomist marxist
and/or insurrectionist perspectives on crime and the state
Save the date
June 6-9, 2012
John Jay College of Criminal Justice—CUNY (New York, NY)will be hosting an International Conference:
"Global Perspectives on Justice, Security and Human Rights"