4th International Re-Thinking Humanities and Social Sciences Conference is to be held at the University of Zadar, Croatia, September 5-7, 2013. Since 2010 the conference offers an invaluable opportunity to meet, exchange ideas and debate on current topics in humanities and social sciences. This year's conference focuses on the ways in which violence is conceived and perceived within different contexts, the ways in which literature, film, performance, and other forms of art relate to and incorporate contemporary outbursts of violence, the new ways in which this process can be theorized in the field of humanities and social sciences, and finally the ways in which this type of violence changes cultural politics of diversity in societies.
Seeking new perspectives on the place of materialist theory in the study of vulnerability in American culture, nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature; racial, economic, sexual vulnerabilities; vulnerability and property.
The last two decades have seen radical revisions to curricula at universities and colleges around the world. But have curricular changes been accompanied by pedagogical developments? When it comes to teaching, graduate students often learn by doing. By virtue of their experiments and their proximity to the undergraduate curriculum, they are among the most innovative educators on their campuses. The Medieval and Early Modern Students Association at UCLA and the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies invite graduate students to share their experience at a conference on June 7 that deals with teaching Medieval and Early Modern material in the undergraduate classroom.
Call for Papers: Television Series and the Supernatural (DEADLINE July 31, 2013)
The Supernatural Studies Journal is now accepting proposals for a themed issue on television (spring 2014), guest edited by Franck Boulègue and Marisa C. Hayes.
Articles may examine any aspect of the representation of the supernatural within the context of television, past and/or present. We welcome any approach, but request that authors minimize jargon associated with any single-discipline studies.
Critical Pedagogies: Equality and Diversity in a Changing Institution (Interdisciplinary Symposium at the University of Edinburgh, 6th September 2013)
[Deadline approaching: 1st of April]
CALL FOR PAPERS
Professor Heidi Safia Mirza (University of London)
Professor Joyce Canaan (Birmingham City University)
The AnaChronisT 18 (2013) invites research papers, interviews, and book reviews on literatures in English for its next issue, to be published in Winter 2013/4. Papers are to be sent to The AnaChronisT (Department of English Studies, Eötvös Loránd University, H–1088 Budapest, Rákóczi út 5.) by Friday, 31 May 2013.
The AnaChronisT http://seas3.elte.hu/anachronist/ welcomes submissions by graduate and doctoral students as well as academics. The requirements of application are as follows:
- one hard copy of the essay sent to the above address;
"The basis for every art form is always conflict," writes Viktor Shklovsky. The same might also be said for the discourse of formalism itself. Indeed, for all its emphasis on aesthetic autonomy and material specificity, the history of formalism in the modernist period is in large part the history of its contact with, and contamination by, the apparently debased and instrumental cultural forms (science, technology, advertising, mass media, etc.) from which it ostensibly sought deliverance. How did modernist aesthetics arise out of the contradictory desire to safeguard, but also distress, the separation of art and life?
TYCA-NE of the National Council of Teachers of English is seeking presentation proposals for its October 2013 Conference. Presentations should focus on some aspect of our theme for this year's conference, R/evolutions: Addressing Pedagogical and Institutional Change in Higher Education. We are interested in presentation topics that include revolutions in pedagogical thinking, planning and collaboration.
Proposals may address the following topics:
Is Balkan "always the other" (Zizek), and for whom? How have Balkan self-consciousness and/or image altered, if at all, since 2000? Please send an abstract of 250 words by March 15.
Possible topics include:
--figures of Balkan in contemporary national and transnational literatures and film
--new genres of music that evoke and transform traditional Balkan motifs
--interactions between Balkan nations and the EU
--current economic dimensions of the term "Balkanization"
--contemporary political parameters of the term "Balkan"
--traditional Balkan literary tropes returned to or recast
IAAS Postgraduate and Early Career Scholar Conference
May 18 2013
Trinity College, Dublin
Transnationalism holds particular resonance for American studies. Emerging from fragmented narratives of diaspora and fluid borders, it forms part of the foundational mythology of the United States. The term has a long history of use in racial dialectic, but its resonances permeate every aspect of contemporary (inter)national, cultural and economic identity.