Akademeia is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal that is free to authors and readers. Prospective authors should consult the website, www.akademeia.ca. We are currently accepting submissions from the sciences and liberal arts.All submissions (either in the form of research articles, essays, literature, hypotheses, or reviews) are subjected to double-blinded peer review.
5th Global Conference
Videogame Cultures & the Future of Interactive Entertainment
Sunday 14th July – Tuesday 16th July 2013
Mansfield College, Oxford
Call for Presentations
This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference aims to examine, explore and critically engage with the issues and implications created by the mass use of computers and videogames for human entertainment and focus on the impact of innovative videogame titles and interfaces for human communication and ludic culture. In particular the conference will encourage equally theoretical and practical debates which surround the cultural contexts within which videogames flourish.
8th Global Conference
Visions of Humanity in Cyberculture, Cyberspace and Science Fiction
Thursday 18th July – Saturday 20th July 2013
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
Call for Presentations
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary project aims to explore what it is to be human and the nature of human community in cyberculture, cyberspace and science fiction. In particular, the project will explore the possibilities offered by these contexts for creative thinking about persons and the challenges posed to the nature and future of national, international, and global communities.
Presentations, papers, performances, and workshops are invited on issues related to any of the following themes;
Transcultural Imaginaries: Making New, Making Strange
A Moving Worlds Conference in collaboration with the Dept. of English, NTU, Singapore
Venue: School of Humanities and Social Sciences, NTU, Singapore
Dates: 14-- 17 June 2013
Shirley Chew, Neil Murphy, Jennifer Crawford, Daniel Jernigan, Lim Lee Ching, Bede Scott
At the turn of the 20th century, Ezra Pound declared the need to "make it new." His call inspired numerous artists, creators, critics, and theorists to push the boundaries of their fields, to discover and invent original forms and technologies, to develop new modes of thinking about ourselves and our worlds—in short, to innovate. Nationally, this translated to the renovation of cities and borders and significant innovations in travel and technology. In the academy, scholars reconceptualized disciplines and established new canons, methodologies, and theoretical models. The drive to innovate to make things new is one of the 20th century's most noted legacies.
CALL FOR PAPERS
22nd Annual British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference
February 15-16 2013
Hilton Savannah DeSoto, Savannah GA
The British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, inaugurated in 1992, is the oldest and longest-running annual meeting of its kind in the United States. It encompasses colonial and postcolonial histories, literatures, creative and performing arts, politics, economics, and all other aspects of the countries formerly colonized by Britain and other European powers.
Following this year of the Queen's Jubilee and the London Olympics, we invite reflections on Britain as a postcolonial site.
:: What discourses and practices of nation and nationality are operative in Britain today?
:: Which hidden histories of Britain remain untold, or unheard?
:: How are literary, dramatic, and artistic representations re-shaping the nation?
:: What fruitful directions might future postcolonial studies of Britain take?
We welcome submissions from across the full spectrum of scholarly disciplines, and encourage interdisciplinary research. We also invite reports on relevant conferences or cultural activities, and details of appropriate degree courses, study centres, and recent publications.
Call for Papers:
The 18th annual Villanova Philosophy Conference
Apocalyptic Politics: Framing the Present
Villanova University, Friday April 12-Saturday April 13, 2013
Confirmed Speakers: Mladen Dolar, Slavoj Žižek, Alenka Zupančič
CFP for the annual American Comparative Literature Conference in Toronto, Canada, April 4 - 7, 2013.
Please submit your abstracts on the ACLA website: http://www.acla.org/acla2013 by November 15, 2012.
Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments!
Undocumented Migration in Literature, Film, and Popular Culture
Claudia Hoffman (University of Toronto, Scarborough)