Feminism: Activism: Modernisms
University College Cork, September 14th -15th 2012
Keynote Speaker: Professor Janet Lyon
Feminism: Activism: Modernisms
1st Global Conference
Connectivity in the 21st Century
Sunday 4th November – Tuesday 6th November 2012
Call For Presentations:
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 39 No. 1 | March 2013
Guest Editors: Kuei-fen Chiu & Chi-hui Yang
Responding to the Issue: John A. Lent & Abé Mark Nornes
Deadline for Submissions: August 15, 2012
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies is a peer-reviewed journal published two times per year by the Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan. The journal is devoted to offering innovative perspectives on literary and cultural issues and advancing the transcultural exchange of ideas. While committed to bringing Asian-based scholarship to the world academic community, Concentric welcomes original contributions from diverse national and cultural backgrounds.
Caribbean Arts and Culture Symposium
April 24 - 26, 2013
The Political Positioning of Caribbean Arts and Culture
Paine College, School of Arts and Sciences
Contact: Dean Emily Allen Williams email@example.com 706-821-8326
Call for Papers [Deadline: June 30, 2012]
Terror and the Inhuman Conference
Department of Modern Culture and Media
Providence, Rhode Island
October 25 - 27, 2012
Keynote Lectures to be delivered by:
Adriana Cavarero (University of Verona)
Jared Sexton (University of California, Irvine)
The aim of this conference is to explore the role of live animals on the stage, from the early modern era to the present time. Papers dealing with visual or textual representations of performing animals, typologies of animals in the theatre, the hybridisation of the drama with the circus, the zoo and the cinema, as well as the semiotic transfer of animal roles from the text to the stage are particularly welcome. Corollary topics may also include, but are not limited to:
Examining Past and Defining Present
The Black Literary Aesthetic in the USA, Canada, and Caribbean
April 11 – 13, 2013
Abstracts/Proposals Due: October 26, 2012
Founder of the Black Arts Movement
This panel will address the narrative and socio-political relationships between contemporary memoir and self-help. Topics may include, but are not limited to: narrative analyses of popular self-help texts; the co-evolution of memoir and self-help; how the narrative of self-help embeds itself in memoir; revisiting trauma in a public forum.
Abstracts that suggest a theoretical connection to gender/sexuality/queer studies are encouraged.
Please submit 250-500 word abstracts (preferably .pdf attachments) to Kate Birdsall (firstname.lastname@example.org) before September 30, 2012.
The rapid changes currently experienced in the different spheres of contemporary life are loosely addressed by the term "globalization."
How do we theorize these changes? And perhaps more importantly, while these changes are often considered a global phenomenon, are they not also shaped by a set of discourses? This calls for a reconsideration of key terms such as "domination" and "hegemony", as well as of the various intellectual/cultural positions associated with them. In particular, we aim to reconsider the cultural sphere as a globalized phenomenon in which cultural products circulate on a worldwide scale, and as a sphere where "global" experiences are articulated.