The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices is a peer-reviewed cross-disciplinary journal that invites and encourages innovative, creative and critical articles that spur academic discourse across the disciplines in two- and four-year colleges. Articles published will be those of interest to a broad range of disciplines. We are interested in limited amounts of fiction and poetry, controversial topics in the academy, and articles that cross boundaries. We seek papers that describe best practices and student engagement of controversial topics. The Atrium intends to be a passageway of ideas and practice across the disciplines.
How does a cultural product come to be accepted as authentic rather than a mere commodity? In 1999, for example, the Cuban government proclaimed that hip-hop was a genre in keeping with an "authentic expression of Cuban culture" after many years of being rejected as a symptom of capitalist excess. Why is Tex-Mex cuisine rejected by literary food writers while other regional varieties of Mexican cuisine are hailed as authentic in North American cookbooks? The idea of this seminar is to examine why the notion of the authentic remains such a touchstone in an increasingly globalized, hybrid culture.
This seminar will explore the ways that comparative literatures of slavery, as well as the history of slavery itself, might be re-mapped by attending to dynamic networks of science and knowledge production across the Atlantic World. While various fields have moved toward a more global theorization of slavery (comparative histories of slavery, postcolonial approaches, an increasingly hemispheric Southern Studies, ongoing investigations into the Black Atlantic, and so on), the history of science as it pertains to race and enslavement remains, for the most part, confined within problematic frameworks of the nation-state. In U.S.
UTSA presents Black and Brown Feminisms in Hip Hop Media with keynote address by Gwendolyn Pough, Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at Syracuse University and featured speaker G. Henderson, Professor of English at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Due to recent responses, we have extended the abstract deadline to 30 November 2010 for the following:
Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Prof. Dr. Peter Becker (Johannes Kepler Universität Linz)
Prof. Dr. David Schmid (University of Buffalo)
Dr. Niall Scott (University of Central Lancashire)
Dr. Margrit Shildrik (Queen's University, Belfast)
Has the spatial dialectic that critics like Fredric Jameson ("Third-World Literature in the Age of Multinational Capital" and _Valences of the Dialectic_) and Franco Moretti ("Conjectures on World Literature") have recently described as fundamental to our understanding of cultural flows already exhausted itself? Much scholarship that attempts to trace the importation of literary forms in order to historicize the material and geopolitical history of transnational exchanges seems compelled to seek literary artifacts from earlier periods in order to illustrate the ways in which that history has been brought to bear on the relationship between specific literatures.
Writing is in motion as never before: students text one another on the go and around the clock; colleagues and friends use wikis to brainstorm and to co-author important documents; choreographers and filmmakers use motion-capture technology to "write down" movement and gesture; and poets invent new multimedia poetic forms. The places we write, and the features of the writing we value, are today more varied – and often more contested – than ever before.
We welcome proposals in a variety of formats that interpret the conference themes from multiple perspectives. Regardless of format (see Session Types below), each proposal should provide the following:
"Be an international writer, who happens to be Filipino, and learn to live with the criticisms of being a Twinkie. Anyway, your real home country will be that common ground your work plows between you and your reader. Truly, who wants to read about the angst of a remote tropical nation? Everyone's got enough of their own, thank you very much."
CALL FOR PAPERS
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 fifth volume to be published in May 2011. Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical papers concerned with literature of all genres and periods, as well as papers representing current issues in the fields of rhetoric and composition. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging voices, only student work will be considered.
The journal "Jura Gentium Cinema" (www.jgcinema.com) is seeking reviews (between 1500 and 3000 words) for the following movies:
"Inside Job" by Charles Ferguson. The first film to provide a comprehensive analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, which at a cost over $20 trillion, caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great Depression, and nearly resulted in a global financial collapse [IMDb].