The human body has continued to captivate intellectuals of the arts and sciences throughout history, whether through an aesthetic or physiological study of its structural form and internal mechanisms or in an attempt to comprehend the complexities of the mind that reside within the biological machine. Literature, art, music, film, and storytelling often turn our attention to these ideas of the body, and their inquiries into the physical body and the mind have framed our universal conceptions of health and disease, while also giving rise to myriad variations on the notions of bodily normality and abnormality. The body becomes a receptacle for our non-corporeal collective and individual identities, divisions, and prejudices.
An Interdisciplinary Caribbean Studies Conference
8th to 10th April 2010, University of Glasgow
J. Michael Dash, Professor of French, Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University
Charles Forsdick, University of Liverpool
Paget Henry, Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies, Brown University
Nick Nesbitt, Centre for Modern Thought, University of Aberdeen
Proposals are now being accepted for the Rhetorics of New Media Area. The term "New Media" generally refers to digital, computerized, or networked information and communication technologies in the latter part of the 20th century to the present. Listed below are some suggestions and thought questions for possible presentations, but topics not included here are also welcome.
Floods represent chaos: the overwhelming not just of everyday life but of entire prevailing natural and social orders, the destruction of boundaries and moorings, the triumph of formlessness and flux. This seminar examines, then, the challenges — both formal and ethical — entailed in representing floods. We will investigate the technical modes that attempt to formulate something often defined against form itself, and, at the same time, the moral implications of rendering natural disaster aesthetically. We will further ask what parallels and divergences we might discern between attempts to reassert form rhetorically, and those to reassert social and physical structures, in floods' wake.
Charting Transnational Native American Studies: Aesthetics, Politics, Identity
Extended Deadline: December 15
Guest-edited by Philip J. Deloria, Hsinya Huang, John Gamber, and Laura Furlan
CFP: Latina/o Literature and Culture Society of the American Literature Association, 2010
The Latina/o Literature and Culture Society of the American Literature Association seeks proposals for the American Literature Association's 21st annual conference at the Hyatt Regency in the Embarcadero Center in San Francisco on May 27-30, 2010.
We are particularly interested in seeking out proposals that address the following topics:
• Representations of Identity in Memoir, Autobiography and Testimonio
• Science Fiction in the Caribbean/Latin American Diaspora
• Roundtable on Teaching Latina/o Literature
"The Aural Archive"
ACLA annual convention, New Orleans, April 1-4, 2010
Proposals due: Nov. 13, 2009
This seminar aims to draw out several theoretical and methodological questions lurking behind recent work in media studies, performance studies, musicology, and literary studies: If the aural realm is ephemeral (as is often said), how does it factor into the historical record? When you listen to your archive, what and how do you hear? And how do you theorize the silences and noises in the archival grain?
An informal network of students, faculty, and activists tentatively working under the banner of "The Protest Study Project" have proposed a weekend conference in New York on March 20-21, 2010 (we are awaiting final approval to hold this event at the City University of New York Graduate Center). The goals of this conference are to provide a forum for academic and activist discussions about the urgent legal, practical, and theoretical issues that emerged from Pittsburgh, and to place these discussions in larger transnational and historical contexts. The conference urges presentations, panels, roundtable discussions, and workshops on any number of perspectives and reactions to multiple issues.
The buzz surrounding recent Austen adaptation Pride and Prejudice and Zombies captures the ambivalence — equal parts horror and delight — evoked by the perpetual resuscitation of the nineteenth century. Leaving others to fight Austen's zombies, this seminar sets its historical sights slightly later, taking the figure of the zombie as a point of departure. Does Victorian Britain, like the zombie, refuse to remain quietly dead and buried? Or do we keep digging it up?
CHOPIN AND LISZT: Two Composers and their Relation to the Parisian Musical Scene
ORGANISED BY: Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini, Lucca, in collaboration with Palazzetto Bru Zane, Venice
DATES: 2-4 December 2010
LOCATION: Lucca (Italy), Palazzo Ducale
Autopsia is an online, international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that provides a diverse forum for scholars and professionals to interrogate and challenge the intellectual and aesthetic dimensions of mass culture. Autopsia invites critical and/or theoretical examinations that further our understanding of the serial consumption and the circulation of ideas, images and objects that flow from numerous centers, margins and multiplicities of production from the Industrial Revolution to the present. The journal welcomes submissions for publication that perform autopsies on a broad range of media: film, literature, art, and philosophy with a particular emphasis on how these cultural productions function as commodities.
We are inviting paper proposals for the 2010 Annual American Comparative Literature Association Meeting (New Orleans, April 1-4).
Archival Travels / Traveling Archives
* Seminar Organizers: Anne Kingsley, Northeastern U; Aparna Mujumdar, Northeastern U
In a multicultural and multilingual context, immigration has been an integral part of the national identity of Canada.
Modern Canada constitutes of a large percentage of Diasporic population who contribute extensively to the making of Modern Canada. In the wake of globalization, the evolution of Canada as a Multicultural State has been receiving much attention from mass media. This again has been a contested terrain since the settlement of a chosen race in a promised land has resulted into the subjugation of the Peoples who have been residing in the geo-political entity which came later to be known as Canada.
/* Style Definitions */
mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;
font-family:"Times New Roman";
San Joaquin Valley Journal
A new journal devoted to the publication of graduate scholarship