In the last three decades the field of media studies has witnessed an exponential growth of publications and research on globalization, alongside critical examinations of the "national" in terms of media systems, content and reception. Even more recently, there has been an increasing critical interest in the ways in which global processes, and especially the global circulation of media texts, can encourage a cosmopolitanist outlook or identity for citizens across the world.
Call for Submissions
(Submission Deadline: September 15, 2010)
"The Other: Between Delight and Aversion"
The importance of the Other in the unfolding of consciousness is crucial. As socialcreatures, the Other plays an omnipresent role in our development. The Other can be any entity placed in contrast or comparison to oneself: person, community, nation or race. According to Hegel, resolutioninvolves a dialectical process in which the Self attempts to reconcile the separation between the itself and the Other. Nothing angers, enchants or provokes us like the Other.
The Detective/Mystery Area of Popular Culture Assoc. is interested in individual papers and organized panels on any area of detective fiction, including, but not limited to theory, criticism, history. We are particularly looking at topics such as race, ethnicity, other media, mixed genre, GLBT, etc. Send proposal of 150-200 words, also include a 50 word bio, to both co-chairs. Please make sure to include correct and complete contact information--affiliation, email, address, phone number--on the proposal itself. Also indicate the broad category of paper--hard-boiled, police procedural, cozy, etc.
First time presenters are eligible to submit their paper for the Earl Award. Contact co-chairs for more information.
Considering The Canterbury Tales exclusively, this panel seeks to investigate Chaucer's engagement with the epistemological and ontological debate over universals. The works of Geoffrey Chaucer are heavily influenced by Platonic, Aristotelian, and Boethian philosophies; these philosophical authorities inform Chaucer's poetic meaning. Because The Canterbury Tales is situated in the midst of long-evolving and newly emerging philosophical debates, such as the dispute between Realists and Nominalists, any morality extracted from the tales must be understood in accordance with the (textual) construction of meaning.
"Humanities and the Meaning of the Text"
We are seeking submissions for an edited collection on Caribbean Mothering and invite you to submit.
Editors : Dorsía Smith Silva and Simone A. James Alexander
Publication Date : Fall 2012
Call for Papers: Experimental Writing and Aesthetics
PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
Proposal submission deadline: December 15, 2010
Conference hotel: Marriot Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Panels are now forming on topics related to Experimental Writing and Aesthetics in such areas as
! the aesthetics of experimental writing in any genre or in multi-genre/multi-media works including digital and graphic compositions involving language,
Romanticism and Evolution
The Romantic Research Group at the University of Western Ontario invites paper proposals for an international conference, "Romanticism and Evolution." The meeting will convene 12-14 May 2011 at Windermere Manor, next to Western's main campus in London, Ontario, Canada.
UPDATE: New Special Topic Sessions, C.F.Ps
• Steven Bruhm (Western): "Dance Evolutions"
• Jared McGeough (Western/Regina): "Spinoza and Romanticism"
• Joshua Shuster (Western): "American Organicism"
Please see the website for information about these sessions, the general call for papers, and submission details. The deadline for all submissions is 1 October 2010.
The present is a cordial invitation to participate in the creation of a book paying homage to Miguel Hernández with the purpose of commemorating and joining the activities surrounding the centennial of his birth. The book, which will be co-edited by Elvia Ardalani and Aitor Larrabide, shall consist of a collection of academic articles and essays based on the topics listed below. The book will be published jointly by the Miguel Hernández Cultural Foundation and University of Texas-Pan American Press.
Title: Interrogating Complicities: Postcolonial, Queer and the Threat of the Normative
Date: November 19th - 20th, 2010
Time's excesses in music, literature and art
This international conference is intended to explore how time may be represented aesthetically in excessive, eccentric and unthinkable ways. Art appears to have found a means of getting around time's dilemmas by depicting it as irrational or portraying the impossibility of getting a firm grasp of it. In art, time has long been shaped as something out of proportion, excessive, or even violent, which is evidenced by works such as Saturn Devouring his Son.
Music and Philosophy
1st Annual Conference of the Royal Musical Association Music and Philosophy Study Group
Generously supported by the British Society of Aesthetics and the Centre for Music on Stage and Screen (University of Nottingham)
Institute of Musical Research and Institute of Philosophy, Stewart House, University of London
Friday and Saturday, 1-2 July 2011
Keynote speakers: tbc
A central concern of Margaret Atwood's work has been myth-making. She has said the Edible Woman and Surfacing are about characters with unworkable mythologies. The Handmaid's Tale has been read as exploring potential consequences inherent in the beliefs(or mythologies) of religious conservatives. Her most recent work The Year of the Flood features a cult-like group. This panel seeks papers that examine Atwood's evolving vision of the role of mythologies in our lives. Please send 300-750 word abstract by Sept. 30th to Mary Lannon
Asian American Literature: Discourses and Pedagogies
Special Issue on "Teaching Food and Foodways in Asian American Literature and Popular Culture"
Special Issue Guest Editor, Eileen Chia-Ching Fung