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.
Call for Papers: Modernist Life Narratives—Bildungsroman, Biography, Autobiography
Guest Editor: John Paul Riquelme
Deadline for Submissions: September 1, 2012
Abstracts Due: November 15, 2012
Peace and Nuclear Non-Proliferation: A World of No Nukes?
This is an interdisciplinary, international mini-conference that addresses the theory and practice of peace in the world today from the disciplines of the humanities and sciences. Goals of the conference include initiating dialogues on peace that will shape future social policies and cultural conversations, exchanging research and pedagogy, and creating positive social change in our communities. Limited conference enrollment.
Papers should address any the topic in one of the panels below. Questions listed below the panel are starting points but papers may address broader issues within the panel title and theme.
Call for Papers
Disability and Its Discontents (Seminar)
44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Host Institution: Tufts University
Iranian New Wave Cinema – Call for papers
The Persian International Film Festival (Australia) and The Sydney Society for Literature and Aesthetics are proud to announce a call out for articles for a special edition of The Journal for the Sydney Society for Literature and Aesthetics on Iranian New Wave Cinema.
Guest editors are Dr. Omid Tofighian and festival co-director Sanaz Fotouhi.
Deadline for abstracts is 31st of July, 2012.
Matthew Lynch and Sense Publishers are proud to issue a Call for Chapter Proposals for a forthcoming edited book entitled Reimagining School Reform and Innovation. For consideration, submit a 500-word proposal by September 1st, 2012 to Dr. Matthew Lynch at firstname.lastname@example.org. Chapters of approximately 10,000 words will be due by December 15th, 2012.
Conceptual Framework and Approach
Devils and Dolls: Dichotomous Depictions of 'The Child'
Wednesday 27 March 2013
University of Bristol, Graduate School of Arts and Humanities
Confirmed plenary speaker: Professor George Rousseau, (Magdalen College, University of Oxford)
Second plenary to be confirmed.
Call for Papers for a Book Collection marking the 50th Anniversary of Doris Lessing's "The Golden Notebook"
500 word proposals for contributions to a book collection exploring Doris Lessing's "The Golden Notebook" at 50 are invited for submission by August 15, 2012 to be accompanied by a brief bio.
First drafts of accepted chapters due by December 1, 2012.
This panel at the 7th Congress of the European Society of Translation Studies will address questions of transmediality and cultural translation with a focus on the U.S. As evidenced by terms and concepts such as Americanization, McDonaldization, or Disneyfication, the United States as well as concepts and products commonly associated with America have, in processes of cultural translation and particularly with respect to the 20th century, been considered a center.