Some seek the pleasure cruise. Others prefer roughing it. The pleasures of comfort or the joys of discomfort can shape travel writing, lending it elements of conflict, suspense, or humor. Such moments are frequently sites of exposure and insight as well, disclosing a traveller's presuppositions, expectations, and ideological frameworks. The SATW invites proposals for papers that analyze moments of (dis)comfort in American travel writing. Possible questions include: In what ways does (dis)comfort serve as a measure by which a place is judged? How does (dis)comfort reveal a travel writer's expectations and prejudices? How does (dis)comfort reveal travel infrastructures and the political realities that create and sustain them?
CLASH ZONES: IDENTITIES IN (R)EVOLUTION
an interdisciplinary graduate student conference
sponsored by the Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies
Location: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA
Date: April 5-6, 2013
Proposal Deadline: December 30, 2012
The graduate students from nine universities of the Boston-area Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies present a biannual interdisciplinary conference entitled "Clash Zones: Identities in (R)evolution," to be held at MIT on April 5-6, 2013.
Book reviewers needed for a specific list of books. Please send an email with your academic interests and we'll try to find a matching book. This posting is open-ended, with a revolving deadline. Also includes works in French and other languages.
The Poetics of Multilingualism – La Poétique du plurilinguisme
International Colloquium, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary 4-5-6 April 2013.
The goal of the conference is to focus on poetical, metrical, and linguistic principles in bilingual and multilingual texts. It aims to present the interactions of different literary traditions with their specific constraints, as well as the way multilingual texts obey or oppose established compositional rules and principles.
Conference Date: February 1-2 2013
Abstracts due: December 9, 2012
Representing social classes in films on television and in cinema in English-speaking countries
University of Rennes 2, France - 10-11 October 2013
An international conference organised by Rennes 2 University (Research unit ACE - EA 1796, 3L.AM - EA n°4335 and HCTI)
Thursday 10th and Friday 11th October 2013.
Catalogued at the National Library in Ottawa, Canada, the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north is now in its fifth year of publication. Publishing top quality academic articles, poetry, fiction, reviews, and art, the quint welcomes a diversity of disciplines and methodologies from the humanities and social sciences. The quint's seventeenth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 15th November 2012—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time. Links to the quint are accessible at www.ucn.ca.
Changing Plains in the Late 1800s, panel proposal for the ASLE Tenth Biennial Conference, May 28-June 1, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS.
This panel will explore the changing face of the central Great Plains during the post war decades up until the last major land runs in Oklahoma Territory (1860s-1890s). For our purposes, the central Plains is roughly Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma (give or take half a state). This will be a diverse and eclectic panel including perspectives from different fields on various topics concerning migrations, energies, and limits in the late 1800s.
Akademeia is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal that is free to authors and readers. Prospective authors should consult the website, www.akademeia.ca. We are currently accepting submissions from the sciences and liberal arts.All submissions (either in the form of research articles, essays, literature, hypotheses, or reviews) are subjected to double-blinded peer review.
5th Global Conference
Videogame Cultures & the Future of Interactive Entertainment
Sunday 14th July – Tuesday 16th July 2013
Mansfield College, Oxford
Call for Presentations
This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference aims to examine, explore and critically engage with the issues and implications created by the mass use of computers and videogames for human entertainment and focus on the impact of innovative videogame titles and interfaces for human communication and ludic culture. In particular the conference will encourage equally theoretical and practical debates which surround the cultural contexts within which videogames flourish.