Packing, both literally and figuratively, marks the first ritual of any journey; to unpack, likewise, marks the last ritual of arrival. No matter why we set out, whether in search of adventure, of ourselves, or of a cure, we always carry something along with us. In fact, it will be these things which will, in great measure, define the journey. How do we "pack" our belongings and our identities? How do these transform the spaces we encounter along the way? How are these transformed by the spaces in which they are situated? What do we take with us to give us comfort when we leave our comfort zones?
Keynote Address: Dr. Cary Wolfe, Rice University
Faculty Address: Dr. Peter Gibian, McGill University
InVisible Culture, Issue 20
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
"A Matter of Time: Temporalities of Material Culture"
9th Visual and Cultural Studies Graduate Conference
University of Rochester
April 5-7, 2013
Keynote speaker: Dr. Cary Wolfe (Bruce and Elizabeth Dunlevie Professor, Rice University)
The 25th Annual English Graduate Conference at Stony Brook University
February 9, 2013
Stony Brook Manhattan,
New York City
I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.--Maya Angelou
Now in its twenty-fifth year, Stony Brook University's English Graduate Conference is currently accepting paper proposals addressing the question of what it means to come home. What is a home, and what does the idea of being "at home" signify? What are the potential problems or benefits of being removed from home?
Possible areas of inquiry may include, but are not limited to, the following themes:
CFP: "I Live Here!: Redefining and Negotiating Notions of Public and Private"
North Carolina State University English Graduate Conference
Conference Dates: Feb 22-23, 2013
Abstracts Due: November 15, 2012
Abstracts: 300 words
We welcome submissions that investigates the relationship between public & private, personal and political. Submissions may re-frame existing and emerging research to interrogate the significance of the debate over public and private, as well as those that make strides toward understanding how our research might provide insight into our own current moment.
Images of Terror, Narratives of (In)security:
Literary, Artistic and Cultural Responses
CALL FOR PAPERS AND PANELS: 20th November
23rd and 24th April 2013
University of Lisbon
The year 2013 brings with it a chance to put the teleological
bluster of 2012 behind us, to embrace a new era that asks us to
look ahead instead of back. This new year's connotations of
both bad luck and cosmic transition have provided us with the
opportunity to embrace the unexpected in our work, to discard
the old in favor of the new as we find new directions, or they
find us. Unexpected discoveries can be potentially devastating,
even world-rearranging, but they are always enlightening. This
year's conference supports the work of the many students who
will be pushing and transgressing boundaries in their work,
specifically boundaries from which there is no return once they
Call for articles
Special Issue of "Animal Studies. Rivista italiana di antispecismo" dedicated to "Foucault's Animals"
Possible topics: Biopolitics, Animal, Animalization, Animality, Foucault, Human/Nonhuman divide, Governmentality, Zoopolitics.
Deadline for pre-review: 15 December, 2012.
Deadline for final submission: 15 April, 2013.
The role that animals play in the formation of disciplinary knowledge has never held particular importance in the course of Michel Foucault's articulated research. This "oversight" could partially be due to chronological reasons: the passing of Foucault came in the very years that the so-called "animal question" began to emerge.