Beyond the familiar metrics of 'blood and treasure,' what does war cost? Contemporary American militarism is dominated by a fiduciary logic. The government establishes monetary values for lost limbs, injured brains, and disturbed psyches in assessing veterans' disability clams. In popular discourse and cultural production, veterans' sacrifices are figured as debts that every citizen owes. This sense of beholdenness may alternately inspire or inhibit anti-war protest or dissent. The notion of indebtedness generates particular forms of patriotism, and inflects practices of memorialization and remembrance.
Forthcoming multi-contributor volume on Plant Studies seeking contributions!
The Sixth Annual Comparative Literature Graduate Conference Binghamton University (SUNY) Literature, Politics, and Aesthetics: The Production of Knowledge and the Future of the University March 8th-9th, 2013
Keynote: Dr. Alberto Moreiras
FEMINIST SYMPOSIUM: Boundaries, Bodies, and Dissidence: Negotiating New Spaces of Feminist Knowledge on March 29, 2013
Florida Atlantic University's Women's Studies Graduate Student Association in collaboration with the Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies proudly presents FAU's 15th Annual Women's Studies Graduate Student Association Symposium.
We welcome scholarly work by graduate students from all disciplines. We hope to encourage lively debate about issues of common interest and encourage further work in the fields of gender and women's studies issues.
This symposium is an opportunity for graduate students to present their ongoing work, thesis proposals or research papers.
CALL FOR PAPERS
International Conference ITN CoHaB:
"Diasporic Constructions of Home and Belonging"
(September 22-25, 2013)
The English Department at Tamkang University, the publisher of the internationally renowned Tamkang Review, is pleased to announce that it will be hosting The First International Deleuze Studies in Asia Conference on the theme Creative Assemblages, May 31-June 2, 2013, and, prior to the conference, the Deleuze Camp, May 25-29, 2013.
Red Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org), an online, peer-reviewed, international and interdisciplinary journal of children's visual culture, is now accepting submissions for the Spring 2013 issue (deadline March 20, 2013).
Alan Bewell (Toronto), Paul Giles (Sydney), Peter Kitson (Dundee), Liam McIlvanney (Otago)
Virtual Wildernesses: Ecocritical Explorations of Wildness in Gameworlds
Despite the rapid increase in the popularity of gaming in the last decade, there has been little ecocritical consideration of how virtual worlds fit into the ecosystem that supports our increasingly hybridized experience of reality. Thus, the intent of this collection is to (re)consider the virtual spaces of gameworlds as a new kind of wilderness and players as a new kind of explorer.
Postgraduate Funding Opportunity
Silent Spring: Chemical, Biological and Technological Visions of the Post-1945 Environment
An AHRC collaborative skills project hosted by the Centre for Modern Studies, University of York and Birkbeck, University of London
A number of travel bursaries are available for postgraduates and early career researchers to participate in this project, which uses Rachel Carson's Silent Spring to explore the relationship between arts and science research through two workshops in 2013.
Friday 1st March 2013
Humanities Research Centre, University of York, BS/008
Deadline for Travel Bursary Applications: Monday 28th January 2013, 5:30pm