The idea of Liberation Theology continues to exert profound challenges - theological, ontological and theoretical - to the Catholic Church, long after the first context of its emergence and reception (the Cold War) and its first attempted censure and routing. At a time of global financial crises and the immiseration of previously comfortable stratas of Western nations, renewed imperial intrigues and grass-root insurrections in the Middle East, and the explosion of zones of the "Global South" in and around the citadels of the North, Liberation Theology holds out the promise of a direct acquaintance with the poor and oppressed of the new millennium.
Cityscapes of the Future: Urban Spaces in Science Fiction
The city has played a pivotal role in science fiction narratives since the earliest days of the genre. Towering megastructures, dystopian urbanity and the otherworldly configurations of alien cities have contributed greatly to representations of imagined futures.
Our project aims to take a broad view of the science-fictional cityscape, in any medium (television, film, novels, comics/graphic novels, anime, video games, etc.).
All relevant topics are welcome; we encourage interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives, as well as discussions of non-Western texts. We are especially interested in the following subjects:
This panel is a standing session at PAMLA and invites critical papers on any aspect of English literature since 1700.
Proposals of 500 words or less can be submitted via PAMLA's online submission process found here: http://www.pamla.org/2013/topics/english-1700-present
While I welcome potential presenters to email me regarding any questions they may have, please know that I cannot accept proposals via email. They must be processed through the online submission system.
Proposals are due April 15th.
DH SoCal is a network dedicated to building community and collaboration amongst digital humanists in Southern California. On May 4, 2013 we are holding our first research slam at California State University, Northridge. This one-day event will be designed to showcase Digital Humanities work being done in California and to create opportunities for interaction between digital humanists from around the region.
A number of travel bursaries are available for postgraduates and early career researchers to participate in this project, which uses Rachel Carson's Silent Spring to explore the relationship between arts and science research. Building on the first workshop, which took place at the University of York in March 2013, we are delighted to announce details for the second workshop:
June 7th 2013
School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London
Confirmed speakers include: George Ttoouli (Warwick), John Wills (Kent), Amy Cutler (Royal Holloway)
Travel Bursary Deadline: Monday 29th April 2013
American Literature Symposium for Postgraduates and Early Career Academics
18 May 2013
Rothermere American Institute
University of Oxford
Plenary speakers: Dr. Kasia Boddy (University of Cambridge) and Dr. Peter Riley (University of Oxford)
This conference will seek to challenge the borders imposed on Cinema: between senses, ideologies, cultures, even the fluctuation of the medium itself in terms of its technologies, production, distribution, and exhibition. From the stage to the gallery to the arcade, expanding to television and digital platforms, the space of Cinema is no longer confined to that of the movie theater. By broadening our definition to include multiple viewing environments and experiences as they have existed throughout time, we can engage new spaces and new ideas.
The Institute for Language Education in Transcultural Context (ILETC) invites you to participate in Growing LCTLs: A Forum for the Less Commonly Taught Languages at CUNY on May 3rd at the Graduate Center.
Confirmed Guest Lecturer (4pm-6pm): Dan E. Davidson, President of American Councils for International Education and Professor of Russian and Second Language Acquisition at Bryn Mawr College. Read more about Dr. Davidson here.
This conference focuses on the influence of cultural 'legacies' within current humanities research. By highlighting the work of postgraduates and early career researchers, this interdisciplinary conference will examine the various ways in which 'legacies' are created, restructured, perpetuated and even rejected. It will also question whether newer disciplines respond to cultural mythologies by establishing their own 'legacy' as a means of achieving academic authentication.
Editors: Isabelle Grell & Shashi Bhusan Nayak
Theme: "Autofiction, memoir and life narrative"
The issue is open to all kinds of applied and theoretical papers on autofiction, memoir and life narrative.Contributions may be written in English and may vary in length from 3000 to 12000 words.Reviews should not be more than 1000 words.In addition to scholarly papers we invite contributions in the form of book reviews, calls for papers, announcements of conferences etc. All contributions must adhere to the MLA style sheet (7th Edition) with an abstract and key words.
Deadline for proposals: May 31, 2013.
Deadline for full-length texts: July 31, 2013.