Red Feather Journal is a new online, international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, English-language journal that provides a forum for scholars and professionals to interrogate representations of children in all aspects of visual media: film, television, the Internet, video gaming, advertisements, etc. Red Feather Journal's premier issue is scheduled for release February, 2010. We are currently seeking editorial board members who are interested in the ongoing discourse about children and children's media culture. We invite scholars and professionals from all disciplines who possess excellent writing skills, who are able to meet deadlines, participate in a timely manner in the peer-review process, and creatively contribute to the journal to apply.
THE CARTOGRAPHICAL NECESSITY OF EXILE
Derek Walcott identified a cartographical necessity of exile in his 1984 collection of poetry, Midsummer, when he wrote:
So, however far you have travelled, your
steps make more holes and the mesh is multiplied –
… exiles must make their own maps
artciencia.com considers for
• Essays related to Art, Science or Communication Sciences;
• Portfolios: Artwork of painters, photographers, designers, sculptors;
• Interviews with artists, scientists or others with an evident
interest in practices of contemporary art and culture;
• Reviews of books, films, plays, music;
• Comments on relevant themes in different areas of the Arts, Sciences, and Communication;
• Thesis on subjects related to Art, Science or Communication for a
• Works of fiction (narratives,
poetry, etc), in the integral text or divided into chapters.
Contributions are sought for a collection of essays analysing international relations, cosmopolitanism and the transnational in Vizenor's fiction. The intention is both to locate Vizenor within the debates currently taking place around these topics and also to address the strained relationships between the idea(l)s of Native American sovereignty and transnationalist literatures.
This panel seeks to listen to William Blake's voice in conversation with the intellectual currents of his time, and with later philosophies or theories that his work anticipates or informs. By situating Blake in conversations with other thinkers, we will investigate his continuing power to help others to see and act anew.
CALL FOR PAPERS
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MIGRATION AND INTERCULTURAL IDENTITIES IN RELATION TO BORDER REGIONS (19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES)
27-29 MAY 2010, KORTRIJK, BELGIUM
The Centre for the History of Intercultural Relations (CHIR) of K.U.Leuven Campus Kortrijk organizes an international conference on 'Migration and Intercultural Identities in Relation to
Border Regions' on 27-29 May 2010 in Kortrijk, Belgium.
CHIR is an interdisciplinary research centre for the historical study of intercultural relations, dedicated to a combined scientific approach of (1) cultural history, (2) the history of education and (3) historical and comparative literature.
CFP: Popular Culture and the Classroom
SWTX PCA/ACA February 2010
Papers (panelists) needed to examine role of popular culture in today's classrooms (which includes secondary classrooms or college classrooms) at the Southwest and Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference, Feb. 10-13, 2010 in Albuquerque, NM (Hyatt Regency Hotel, Albuquerque).
Here's a quick test for today's educators:
Facebook, "American Idol." "Lady Gaga, "Jon and Kate Plus Eight," "Lost." Ipods. Celebrity Weddings and Break-ups. "Twilight," Twitter, Instant Messaging, Reality Television. Superhero Films. Comic Books and Graphic Novels. X-Box. "LOL and IM Speak" Cell phones. Text messaging. Advertising and Stereotypes.
The Humanities Education and Research Association invites 250-word proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, and workshops for inclusion in its conference to be held in El Paso, Texas on March 11-13, 2010. The conference theme is "Intersections: Mind, Body, Time, Space." Papers should be planned for twenty minutes. Panels, roundtables, and workshops should be planned for an hour and thirty minutes. HERA invites proposals from all areas of the humanities including art, art history, dance, English, film, foreign languages, history, interdisciplinary studies, music, philosophy, religious studies, and theater. Interdisciplinary and intercultural approaches are of special interest. The deadline for submitting proposals is November 1, 2009.
In her 2008 article "Queering Ecocultural Studies," Catriona Mortimer-Sandilands appeals for "a critical practice of ecocultural analysis that challenges […] the ways in which natural and ecological relations have been read and organized to normalize and naturalize power." Queer ecology, at its core, challenges the binary of natural/unnatural, which has sought to diminish both queerness and the more-than-human world. This panel, in the spirit of promoting and continuing the discourse from the NEMLA 2009 Queer Ecocriticism and Theory panel, will examine the state of the academic field of queer ecocriticism and the modes of inquiry prompted by the blending of sexuality studies, queer theory, and ecocriticism.
This conference examines emergent issues of health and its interconnections with peace, security and development in Africa and her Diaspora, with major emphasis upon critical analysis and the development of new, innovative thoughts and proposals. Together, we will explore the prospects for bridging related gaps in theory and policy on the conference theme, and identify best practices and models of health -peace and development in Africa/Diaspora.
Panel to be included at 'The Postcolonial Human': A Conference at the Institute for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, University of Leeds
Thursday 24 – Friday 25 September 2009
The epic's extension today: between expansion and extinction.
October 21st-23rd 2010, EA 741 with IRIEC's support, Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier, France.
"What has been lost (…) is the epic, or rather, the taste for the poetic continuum such as once informed the epic vein of Romanticism" (C. Doumet). How much of a fact is that?
Margaret Fuller's bicentennial approaches in 2010, and plans for celebration affirm her arrival (or return) as a member of the American transcendentalist "pantheon." But scholarship on the formative and reformative influence of other women on the movement has only recently begun to quicken. Recognizing this new wave of exploration and following a line of inquiry suggested by ESQ's 2003 special issue, "Reexamining the American Renaissance," the editors of the journal and guest editor Phyllis Cole invite submissions for a substantial thematic issue that will broadly conceptualize the role of women in the origin and evolution of transcendentalist thought and action.
**7th International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability**
5-7 January 2011
University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
Call For Papers
Michael Benton, Alan Clinton, Wes Houp and Danny Mayer
Inventions of Activism
"Creative acts of social justice fulfill every function that can be asked of a work of art.
They inspire us, make us think in new ways, and birth new beauty and dignity in our world."
--Rebecca Alban Hofberger, "True Visions"
"Screw Hope; Let's Act"
--Walker Lane "Nope to Hope: False Capital and the Spectacle Triumphant"