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"
The University of Pittsburgh Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program invites submissions for its sponsored paper session at the 2012 International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, MI, May 10-13, 2012.
SCMS Conference Panel, Boston, 21-25 March 2012
AAH New Voices 2011
Madness and Revolt
25 November 2011
University of Edinburgh
'Quite apart from stressing the perfectly inspired nature of the expressions of certain madmen, to the extent that we are able to appreciate them, we affirm the absolute legitimacy of their conception of reality, and of any action resulting from it.'
--Letter to the Head Doctors of Insane Asylums,
La Révolution surréaliste. No.3. April 1925
Keynote Speaker: Dr Sabine Wieber, University of Glasgow
For our third issue (Spring 2012) we look for articles on the topics: DREAD, GHOST, SPECTER and POSSESSION in Asian, African and Latin American Cinema. (Deadline for proposals 15/08/11).
Dread, Ghost, Specter, and Possession
in Asian, African and Latin American Cinema