We are pleased to announce the sixth joint Graduate Student Conference for Italian Studies, to be held on Friday, March 8th and Saturday, March 9th, 2013 at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The Middle Eastern Studies Students' Association at the University of Chicago would like to extend this opportunity to Master's students from all departments to submit pieces for its journal, Lights. The journal is currently taking submissions for the Winter quarter. The upcoming deadline is Friday, January 18, 2013.
We are seeking papers that theorize or analyze the effects of pressure to decrease time to degree (often without reducing requirements) on Ph.D. students, their scholarship, their teaching, or the profession at large.
Rather than offering ways to decrease time to degree, we are hoping to begin a discussion about what it means to do so. To that end, theoretical and analytical explorations, as well as narratives, will be welcomed, but proposals to shorten time to degree are discouraged. We're interested in hearing from faculty, graduate students, directors of graduate studies, and administrators on this issue.
After the enthusiastic response to last year's "violence" issue of kadar koli—featuring contributions from Joyelle McSweeney, Richard Owens, Rob Halpern, Julie Carr, josé felipe alvergue, Maggie Nelson, Diane di Prima, Emily Critchley, Justin Katko, Shin Yu Pai, Gloria Frym, Daniel C. Remein, Dale Smith, Jared Schickling, and Laura Kilbride—the theme of this issue of kadar koli is "dystranslation." This is our term for translation that presents some kind of difficulty or aporia that forces the translator (or editor, etc.) to make choices—gaps, smudges, mistakes that require interpretation.
Plenary Speakers: Jean-Loup Amselle (EHSS) and Eric Gans (UCLA), Respondent: Richard van Oort (University of Victoria)
Or see the CFP below:
New Voices Conference 2013
Monsters, Villains & Aberrations: A Conference of Dark Proportions
"Was man besonders gerne tut / Ist selten ganz besonders gut."
("Whatever you may like to do / Is seldom very good for you.")
This humorous observation from Wilhelm Busch has its roots in the vexing and intricate moral categories of virtues and vices. Does virtuous mean anything other than abstaining from vice? What affects the way in which we make ethical and moral decisions Which authority decides who is a sinner and who is a saint? Interpretations of virtues and vices fluctuate over time, and what is appropriate today is unbecoming tomorrow: be it the Crusades, witch hunts, and political martyrdom or Madame Bovary and "Sympathy for the Devil."
The London Graduate School
Deconstruction Summer Academy
24-27 June 2013
The London Graduate School is pleased to announce the launch of its Deconstruction Summer Academy, an intensive week-long programme offered annually for postgraduate students of any institutional affiliation. The inaugural Summer Academy is scheduled for 24-27 June, 2013. Admission is free of charge, but there are a limited number of places and entry is by application only.
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 40 No. 1 | March 2014
Guest Editors: John Rodden & Henk Vynckier
Deadline for Submissions: August 15, 2013
Judith Butler, in the recent monograph Frames of War, argues that the mass media in times of crisis, whether from war, natural disaster, or economic meltdown, iterates certain normative values that shape the ways we react to the loss of others' lives. In short, these media images work to normalize the conditions that make some lives "obviously" worth grieving over and others not. However, as she also contends, they do so in non-deterministic ways: "to call the frame into question is to show that the frame never quite contained the scene it was meant to limn […] The frame never quite determined precisely what it is we see, think, recognize, and apprehend. Something exceeds the frame that troubles our sense of reality."