Proposals are sought for a critical volume titled Form is Emptiness, Emptiness is Form: Buddhism and American Poetry. I am looking for a few additional essays complete the collection, which is already secured for publication.
FINAL DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS--July 16, 2012
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Russell Berman (Stanford University)
How do various systems of authority (e.g. literary, political, sexual, cultural, economic, linguistic) seek to control individuals, groups, or cultural movements? How do individuals, groups, or cultural movements engage in resistance to subjection?
Medieval scholarship has been reinvigorated by the so-called nonhuman turn, exhibited in many fine recent engagements with materiality, objecthood, animality, and monstrosity. We invite participants in our panel to situate prosopopoeia – personification allegory – within this broad context. We ask whether and how the device of rhetoric can expand the arena of nonhuman agents and material entities and ecologies. We wish to consider the futures of allegory, medieval and modern. For some allegory is precisely what modernity has had to overcome to achieve the humanist outlook. What then are the capabilities of such figures in the wake of modern humanism? Does personification allegory have a place in creating or critiquing alternative, post-human futures?
Call for papers—The Financialized Imagination and Beyond
Special issue of TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, Fall 2013
Proposals due September 14, 2012
Link to PDF version of the CFP: http://t.co/xcuw44bq
Edited by Max Haiven (New York University/Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University) and Jody Berland (York University)
The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers, academics, and industrial practitioners. We invite submissions that address conceptual and practical issues of bioinformatics. GIW2012 invites high-quality original full papers on any topic related to Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, but not limited to, the following topics:
"Robin Hood and the Outlaw Canon: Medieval Texts and Contexts."
Deadline for Draft Submissions: September 1st, 2012
How do you "see" literature? How do you "write" photography? In recent years, scholars have drawn a connection between the nineteenth-century realist novel and the rise of photography, suggesting that the novel genre is intrinsically photographic. This argument hinges, in part, on realism, or at the very least on reality effects. Nineteenth-century photography was indeed often used to document: to record landscapes, cityscapes, portraits, and crime scenes. Yet it was also from the start a creative technology, a mode of representation open to experimentation and artistic innovation. How does photography intersect with literature when the aims of one or both are not to represent reality?
There has been a palpable shift in the digital world, primarily motivated by the growing popularity of the raise of an app as a new signifier, media object, and technique of ubiquitous computing. Although the term has been in use colloquially since 2009 (following Apple's iPhone ad campaign built upon the slogan "There's an app for that"), the rapid adoption of the term and the tool was unforeseen by media theorists. Nonetheless, many social, cultural and media theorists predict the death of the Web, the reinforcement of control and censorship of the online content, and the end of a general purpose computer (Zittrain). Whereas the logic and environment of the Web is one of open, free, and constantly changing or updating (i.e.