In celebration of its 50th Anniversary, the Ohio University School of Interdisciplinary will hold an international conference on the past, present, and future of interdisciplinary arts. Interdisciplinarity is based on the deep affinity of all branches of knowledge and provides a site for exploring this affinity. In the dynamic current world, as the boundaries between the arts become increasingly permeable, scholars recognize the methodological importance of multidisciplinary scholarship to facilitate our historical and critical understanding of the arts.
This call for papers invites submissions on the subject of 'Death and Decay' for the third edition of HARTS & Minds, an online postgraduate journal for students of the Humanities and Arts, which is due to be published online in Winter 2013-14.
Is there room for earnestness and authenticity in contemporary media? In accordance with the 2013 Midwest Modern Language Association conference theme of "Art & Artifice", This panel explores the intersection of authenticity and irony in literature, film, music, and other media. While stable irony depends upon fixed meanings intended to elicit specific interpretations from an audience, contemporary theories of language, identity, and community emphasize the ultimate contingency and instability of meaning. Thus, the possibility for irony is thrown into question; is irony impossible, or is irony all-pervasive? Likewise, is any form of authenticity or earnestness possible in artistic production?
The San Joaquin Valley Journal is seeking articles for its fourth issue. SJVJ is an online, peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by the Department of English at California State University, Stanislaus. The annual journal offers a forum for the discussion of literature, critical theory, rhetoric and composition, pedagogy, and issues relevant to teaching in academe. SJVJ is particularly interested in scholarly essays that engage issues and ideas in connection with the literature and culture of the San Joaquin Valley. In view of its regional emphasis, SJVJ also welcomes profiles on San Joaquin Valley writers, creative nonfiction, book reviews, faculty interviews, and commentaries related to the southern portion of California's Central Valley.
The Journal of Science Fiction Film and Television seeks article-length manuscripts for a planned special issue on Science Fiction (and) Anime.
Guest Editors: Elyce Rae Helford (Middle Tennessee State University) and Alex Naylor (University of Greenwich, UK)
Digital America is a new online journal venture from the University of Richmond that seeks to publish exceptional student work. We believe that Millennials have a unique perspective on the impact of digitization. We also believe that student work is often left undiscussed both in the classroom in in the larger academic community. We are looking for essays, commentary, new media projects, short films, digital art, and documentary pieces that engage digitization and/or digital culture and American life. Our definition of "American" life is broad and includes the role of globalization on American culture.
Contact: Reconstruction Submissions Editor
We are continually accepting submissions for upcoming Open Issues, and can promise a prompt reply.
Submissions may be created from a variety of perspectives, including, but not limited to: geography, ethnography, cultural studies, folklore, architecture, history, sociology, linguistics, psychology, communications, music, philosophy, political science, semiotics, theology, art history, queer theory, literature, criminology, urban planning, gender studies, education, graphic design, etc. Both theoretical and empirical approaches are welcomed.
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Guest Editor of Upcoming Themed Issue
Contact: Reconstruction Managing Editor
Recent publication of The Arcadia Project, an anthology of "North American postmodern pastoral," highlights the interest of contemporary writers in pastoral artifice. In highly original compositions, these writers repurpose and self-consciously misuse pastoral conventions to evoke simulations of pastoral in the contemporary world. Paradoxically, these simulations are more real than the pastoral fantasies on which they are based. For example, the pastoral simulation called suburbia continues to expand in unsustainable ways, and to degrade our environment.
Transitions 4 is a one-day symposium promoting new research and multi-disciplinary academic study of comics/ comix/ manga/ bande dessinée and other forms of sequential art, now in its fourth year at Birkbeck.
45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 3-6, 2014
Host: Susquehanna University
This panel invites papers attuned to modern and contemporary exchanges between the printed word and sound matter. In an age of sound reproduction, transmission, and storage, what has, and will, become of a mute medium like the book? What relationships exist between innovations in the technologies of voice and evolutions of the novelistic/poetic/theatrical voice? How has the amplification of noise and the proliferation of sound been represented formally and thematically? Please send 200-300 word abstracts to Fred Solinger (email@example.com).