In the modern era, interstitiality, or the space between one boundary and the next, has become an urgent area of investigation. Existing within and between entities, interstices challenge conventional understandings of boundedness, inviting us to rethink the space between objects and ideas as an erupting site of transformation. From this view, rigid divisions can no longer be taken for granted, whether political (as in the case of national borders) or scholarly (such as the emphasis on discrete academic disciplines).
Art and Cybernetics/ Art and Technology
Deadline: Nov 12, 2012
Call for Papers
KOME, a new peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by the Hungarian Communication Society is currently seeking articles for its early issues. The journal aims to create a platform for an innovative interdisciplinary discourse in the field of communication studies, with a focal point on pure communication inquiry.
Inspired by Simon Ortiz's "Towards a National Indian Literature: Cultural Authenticity in Nationalism" and Jace Weaver, Craig Womack, and Robert Allen Warrior's American Indian Literary Nationalism, this collection will be a site for emerging as well as well-known ethnic critics and theorists to illustrate where they see their respective fields heading and construct perspectives outside of western ideologies. This collection will include 5 key areas: African American, Asian American, Latin American, Native American, and Arabic American literature and criticism. The first four areas represent the larger areas of ethnic studies in the academy today and will provide a necessary counter-point to the predominantly western (i.e.
On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "greatest demonstration for freedom in the history" of America, the Irish Association for American Studies (IAAS) invites papers on the theme of "Freedom Proclaimed" for its annual conference, to be held at the University of Limerick, 26-27 April 2013.
Film and Philosophy: Corpus//Bodies
Organized by the Graduate Film Studies Group
In conjunction with http://www.flexfest.org/, the Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival
University of Florida
February 15-18, 2013
Keynote Speakers: Kaja Silverman, Christiane Paul, and Eugenie Brinkema
Guest Filmmaker: TBA
The First International Deleuze Studies in Asia Conference will be held at Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan, from May 31-June 2, 2013. The theme of the conference will be "Creative Assemblage" (for more detail, please visit the conference website http://www2.tku.edu.tw/~tflxcfp/CallforPapers.php). The deadline for submitting paper/panel proposal will be February 1, 2013. Before the conference, there will be a five-day Deleuze Camp, running from May 25-29, 2013. Seven seminars conducted by internationally renowned Deleuze scholars will deal with issues such as creative assemblages, image, art, aesthetics, schizoanalysis, and biology.
Call for Papers: Collection of Essays
Superhero Synergies: Genre in the Age of Digital Convergence
Edited by James Gilmore (UCLA) and Matthias Stork (UCLA)
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Over the last thirty years there has been an increasing interest in media, arts, and culture as means to understand the national experience. The complexity of social, political, and economic ideas represented in comic books, videogames, online media have joined studies of television, film, and music to further complicate the "high" versus "low" culture debate that have defined academic inquiry. The Media, Arts and Culture (SIS) of the Florida Conference of Historians welcomes presentations that explore topics related to media and culture that seek to consider these vibrant changes. Papers and panels exploring comic books, fandom, film, television, media studies, technology, literature, and music are invited.