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What IFF (Intersectional Feminist Futures)?/aFFIrme tes idées (Futures Féministes Intersectionnels) !

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Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 9:01am
The Feminist and Gender Studies Graduate Student Association at the University of Ottawa/L’Association des Etudiant-es Diplômé-es en Etudes Féministes et de Genre de l’Université d’Ottawa
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 3, 2018

[French to follow]

 

The Feminist and Gender Studies Graduate Student Association at the University of Ottawa presents the first annual Graduate Student Symposium entitled “What IFF (Intersectional Feminist Futures)?” to take place in Ottawa, ON, Canada on MARCH 10, 2018.

 

In Living a Feminist Life, Sara Ahmed says “to become a feminist is to stay a student” (11). As graduate students interested in feminist work, we are the future of the academic world, and we are also explicitly invested in the future of feminism. How do we grapple or imagine these feminist futures?

 

Culture Matters

updated: 
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 9:00am
Culture in Focus at Middle Georgia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

Culture in Focus is published annually at http://www.mga.edu/cif (current issue, back issues, special issues, call for papers). As an international forum for literary and cultural studies, Culture in Focus seeks to include a wide range of topics in literary and cultural studies.

SAS @ 30: Then | Now | Next

updated: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 1:19pm
Society for Animation Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

SAS @ 30: Then | Now | Next

Call for Papers

 

Conference: June 19-21, 2018

Emerging Researchers Seminars & Workshops: June 18, 2018

Post-conference field trip: June 22, 2018

ABSTRACT DEADLINE: Dec 15, 2017

 

The Anatomy of Inscription (Special Issue of Humanities)

updated: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 1:18pm
Hunter Dukes, University of Cambridge
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

In their 1910 essay ‘Poetic Principles’, Nikolai and David Burliuk describe poetry as ‘sensible’, arguing that the word ‘changes its qualities according to whether it is handwritten, printed or thought’. Jacques Derrida widens this claim in Of Grammatology (1967), writing that one of the ‘fundamental problems’ when coming to terms with signification is the deployment of ‘diverse forms of graphic substances (material: wood, wax, skin, stone, ink, metal, vegetable)’, as well as different kinds of styli. How do the material properties of writing feed back into its semantic sense, differing when engraved in stone or tattooed on skin?

Rendering Rituals: On Memory and Memorializing

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 1:15pm
English Graduate Student Association at Louisiana State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Mardi Gras as an event, a reiteration of experience across time, and a kind of ritual renders the new and the old as occurring simultaneously: our past always directly affects our present. This temporal boundary crossing reiterates and simultaneously invokes the past in every instance. In Gender Trouble, Judith Butler describes ritual as related to the repetition of gender performance across time, which denaturalizes the concept and instantiates gender as socially constructed. What if we apply Butler’s logic of the ritual to other concepts of human experience, such as race, religion, sexuality, and disability? Orienting ourselves within this Butlerian logic, we as scholars might think about how to interpret these ritual practices in memory.

Call for Submissions: Interdisciplinary Resistance to Nationalist Borders

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 7:38pm
Contention: A Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Protest
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Contention Special Edition Proposal 

Editors: Jeffrey Butcher and Michael Noschka

Title of Special Edition:

Continental Divides: Interdisciplinary Resistance to Nationalist Borders

CFP:

Disability Studies and Ecocriticism: Critical and Creative Intersections

updated: 
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 3:28pm
Studies in the Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

This CFP calls for critical essays and creative works that address the intersection of disability studies and ecocriticism, or disability and the environment. In terms of critical essays, we will consider analyses of novels, poetry, comics, dance, art, and movies. We will also consider creative works (including creative nonfiction, poetry, and fiction) that center on an exploration of the relationship(s) between disability and the environment.

Ends of Cinema

updated: 
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 3:28pm
Center for 21st Century Studies (C21) / UW-Milwaukee
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 8, 2018

Are we now, as many scholars have proclaimed, in an age of “post-cinema?” Has the massive global wave of digital production, distribution, and exhibition finally eradicated cinema as we’ve known it? Martin Scorsese seems to think so, declaring in an interview with the Associated Press in the last days of 2016 that “Cinema is gone. . . . The cinema that I grew up with and that I’m making, it’s gone.” Scorsese’s mournful tone echoed Ridley Scott and Peter Greenaway, as well as articles in popular publications like GQ, The New Yorker, and Vanity Fair that blamed prestige television, high ticket prices, and, mostly, streaming platforms and digital technologies.

Thinking Labor with Cinema

updated: 
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 3:26pm
diacritics
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

What can cinema teach us about labor, in the past, the present or the future? From Workers Leaving the Factory (Louis and Auguste Lumière and Harun Farocki) to the question of automation; from protest and resistance to the rhythms of the workday on screen, cinema has been a laboratory and incubator for ideas about work, value, time, energy, and capital. While this diacritics special issue will focus on cinema, we may also consider work that engages with other screen media cultures as long as cinema remains a point of reference. Essays may focus on specific films, genres, styles; or they may look more broadly at critical theories or limitations of the filmic apparatus to engage labor. 

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