Memorials, commemorations, testimonies, memoirs, narratives that attempt to excavate traumatic memories from their ruins and ashes or to reconstruct an all too painful individual or collective historical past … All these acts of remembrance have become hallmarks of our contemporary age: the age of trauma, victims and perpetrators. And all of these exert an essential role in bearing witness to the omission, presence, and even (re)-imagining of certain events, either hegemonic or marginal, thus posing challenges to memory's inherent selectivity and distortions.
About the Conference
This two-day conference, dedicated exclusively to Patricia Duncker's work, is the first of its kind. It aims to bring together an international group of scholars to explore the various aspects of Duncker's work and to facilitate a lively exchange between the author, her readers and critics.
InVisible Culture, Issue 19
Call for papers – Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics
Theme: Art and Freedom of Expression
The next issue of Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics will discuss how art can promote freedom of expression.
Contributors from diverse disciplinary backgrounds are invited to submit articles, reviews or interviews that address this theme through a high variety of possible angles.
Topics may include (but are not restricted to):
Proposed Panel: "Media, Technology, and the U.S. Prison Regime"
Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference
6-10 March 2013
What is the future of illustration studies?
What can comics scholars learn from animation studies and vice versa?
Do illustrated books or graphic novels resist the supposed obsolescence of the book?
What do pictures want (now)?
These and related questions will be explored at the Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference at Dartmouth College to be held April 19 – 21 2013.
Scholars interested in the illustrated image in all of its mediated guises are invited to participate in this interdisciplinary conference. Nearly all illustrated or drawn 'texts' are eligible for consideration:
*comics and graphic novels
*cartoons and animated films
1st International Conference of the University of Banja Luka (BiH) in cooperation with De Montfort University (UK)
CELLS - CONFERENCE ON ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERARY STUDIES
GOING AGAINST THE GRAIN
Contemporary Approaches to the Study of Language, Literature and Culture
Banja Luka, 6 – 8 June 2013
CALL FOR PAPERS
Disabilities in Children's Literature:
A Special Issue of Children's Literature Association Quarterly
Disability Studies is an interdisciplinary field that began its rise to prominence in the late twentieth century, marked by the founding of the Society for Disability Studies in 1982.
Call for papers: Lille, FRANCE June 20-22, 2013
Southern Short Fiction: "Representation and Rewriting of Myth"
In the twentieth century, a rift developed between communities of historians who approached the past by physically recreating circumstances and practices and the more institutionally sanctioned world of (largely textual) scholarship. As a result, historical analogy has become associated with amateurism, an over-enthusiastic application of free association, and a tendency to distort the past it meant to recover. But to discard historical analogy—to posit the alterity of the past as absolute—is to lose a valuable tool, and moreover to efface the inevitability of accessing the past through comparisons with our own experience.