The focus of Dialogue Under Occupation V is on ways of communicating in and about areas of the world confronting occupation. Engaging in 'dialogue' under occupation does not mean that the less powerful or powerless are accepting the occupation in any way, shape, or form, but that people are willing to confront their occupiers in an effort to be recognized as having equal human rights, including the ability to make autonomous decisions about how they should live and pursue their own definition of happiness. However, 'under occupation', these rights are undermined by the power differential between the occupier and the occupied.
The main object of reflection and discussion is criticism of the praxis and tradition,
which is inscribed in the literary genres and styles.
Thinking Nature sets out to excavate the concept of nature as it has been nearly obliterated by a virulent combination of misrepresentation, abandonment, and over-valorization. In a time not only of heightened ecological concern, but a new engagement between the sciences and continental philosophy, Thinking Nature seeks out papers which attempt to grasp nature (either in micro or macro) as a useful entity/process/concept or other process/object for thought.
CFP for Volume 1:
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture announces issue 10.3, "Inventions of Activism" edited by Michael Benton and Alan Clinton, Web Design and Technical editing by Joe McDermott
Featuring work by activist poet and labor organizer Mark Nowak, experimental filmmaker Roderick Coover, Micah White of Adbusters, Barbara Foley, and many others. To access the issue, go to reconstruction.eserver.org.
The Valley Humanities Review is currently seeking essays in the humanities for publication in its Spring 2011 Issue. We seek essays of high quality, intellectual rigor and originality that challenge or contribute substantially to ongoing conversations in the humanities. Topics may include but are not limited to: literature, history, religion, philosophy, art, art history and foreign languages. VHR is also currently seeking poetry submissions; students may submit up to three poems. VHR is committed to undergraduate research and scholarship in the field; therefore, we only accept submissions by current or recently graduated undergraduate students. Our reading period runs from September 1 to December 15 of each year.
Keynote Address by Dr. Shoshana Felman, Emory University
"Echoes of Trauma: Exploring the Intersections of Trauma and Culture"
This conference aims to examine the multiplicity of literary and cultural representations and other phenomena that implicate spatiality, movement and unstable locations which are considered as points of dynamic processes.Dislocation emerges as a notion that traverses various disciplines and different textual and artistic practices and at the same time it amplifies its relevance in the exploration of the current cultural production. The conference papers can analyze the theoretical implications of dislocation or they can focus on dislocation as referential content (the dislocation of travel, migration and
exile, urbanization, etc.).
1 Day Postgraduate Research Workshop and Exhibition, 29th January 2011
Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Dr Judith Buchanan (University of York)
Funded by the AHRC Beyond Text Student-led Initiative Scheme
VISIT THE EVENT BLOG @: www.interfaces-beyond-text.blogspot.com
This innovative multidisciplinary research training event examines questions of mediation and memory in
encounters with non-textual archival materials in the arts. By creating dialogues between postgraduates and
experienced researchers, and featuring practical sessions with curators and archivists, the research workshop
The Theory and Criticism Focus Group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) invites participants to join its third annual book discussion roundtable as part of ATHE's "25th Anniversary Conference-Performance Remains, Global Presence: Memory, Legacy, and Imagined Futures" to be held at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel in Chicago, August 11-14, 2011.
This year, in keeping with larger conference themes of memory, legacy, and possibility, Rebecca Schneider's forthcoming book *Performing Remains: Art and War in Times of Theatrical Reenactment * has been selected as the subject of the roundtable.
In preparation for a special issue of Biography in 2012, to be co-edited by Gillian Whitlock and G. Thomas Couser, we are issuing a call for abstracts for papers dealing with some aspect of the post human, as it has been widely discussed recently. The editors will select from the abstracts, and the chosen contributors will then be invited to a symposium in Honolulu in late August of 2011, when the participants will share more detailed versions of their work, receive comments for the other contributors, and together discuss the focus of the entire collection. Contributors will then prepare revised full versions of their papers, which will be edited in the Fall of 2011. The result will be the Winter 2012 issue of Biography.