London International Conference for Advanced Research in Business. The three day international gathering will bring together international researchers, practitioners, and scholars to share, exchange, communicate and present research findings and new ideas in diverse areas such as Business, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Banking, Management, Marketing, Information Systems, and Information Technology. The London International Conference is sponsored by International Advances for Research (IAFR) that leads to building worldwide research cooperation for the advancement of knowledge.
Keynote Speaker: Jose Muñoz, Professor of Performance Studies, New York University
The Millennials on Film and Television: the Politics of Popular Culture
Call for Papers: PSFG/ATHE 2013 Emerging Scholars Panel
The Performance Studies Focus Group (PSFG) of the Association of Theater in Higher Education (ATHE) conference invites submissions of papers for its Emerging Scholars Panel. The theme of this year's conference, which will take place in Orlando, Florida, August 1-4, 2013, is P[L]AY: Performance, Pleasure, and Pedagogy.
The 4th Annual Nietzsche Workshop @ Western (NWW.IV), 'Cyber-Nietzsche: Tunnels, Tightropes, Net-&-Meshworks', hosted by the Center for Transformative Media at Parsons: The New School for Design, April 13 2013, 13:00-18:00, invites proposals for 20-minute presentations on the relation of Friedrich Nietzsche's philosophy to Media Studies, Cybernetics, and the so-called 'Digital Humanities' (Human, All too Human?). Proposals for 20-minute presentations should be sent to email@example.com by the end of February.
Call for Papers: Special Issue, The Comparatist
General Editor: Zahi Zalloua (Whitman College)
We welcome contributions that examine the problematic of excess in comparative studies and literary theory. What constitutes excess today? What does it name? Who defines it? How do literature and art manage or register excess? How is excess connected to the task of interpretation? Is excess still synonymous with transgression and subversion? Have its connotations changed under the sway of neoliberalism? Topics of interest could include:
Nostalgia itself has a utopian dimension, only it is no longer directed toward the future. Sometimes nostalgia is not directed towards the past either, but rather sideways. The nostalgic feels stifled within the conventional confines of time and space.
–Svetlana Boym, The Future of Nostalgia xiv
So where do we stand now, in 2012? 2011 was the year of dreaming dangerously, of the revival of radical emancipatory politics all around the world. Now a year later, every day brings new evidence of how fragile and inconsistent that awakening was.
-Slavoj Zizek, The Year of Dreaming Dangerously
Flannery O'Connor lived and wrote during one of the turbulent periods of American history. A child of the Great Depression and its aftermath, she began her professional writing career in the political shadow of the WWII, McCarthyism, and the Korean War. Her college days also ran parallel to the birth and rise of New Criticism championed by many of her fellow Southerners she got to know well. The Flannery O'Connor session at the Rocky Mountain MLA 2013 annual convention focuses on how literally and metaphorically she negotiates her poetics and politics, bringing together her conflicting views on literary theory, social practice, and political convictions. Papers may address her fiction or her letters or her essays.
Picking Through the Trash
English Graduate Students' Association Conference at York University, Toronto
May 10th and 11th, 2013
"Ours is a culture and a time immensely rich in trash as it is in treasures." – Ray Bradbury
"I love trash!" – Oscar the Grouch
Friday, April 5--Saturday, April 6
University of Arizona