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.
The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association has extended the deadline for essay submissions on its 2011 Conference Theme: "Play." Essays treating any aspect of "Play" in language, literature, drama, film, and popular culture are welcome. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: drama and performance studies; satire and parody; linguistic play; game theory; innovative pedagogies; scholarship as play; hoaxes and cons; queerings; subjectivity and identity performance; sport; transgressions and boundary-crossings; mindgames.
JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES CALL
COMUNICACIÓN, CULTURA Y POLÍTICA
ISSN 2145-1494, Bogotá-Colombia
Journal of social sciences "COMUNICACIÓN, CULTURA Y POLÍTICA" (ISSN 2145-1494) of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Universidad EAN calls for the academic community to sending articles for their biannual editions of the year 2012. The publication focuses on the areas of the knowledge of communication, culture and politics in organizations. DATES OF SENDING ARTICLES: Articles should be referred before 29 June 2012 to the edition's Coordinator, Jennyffer Vargas Laverde, to the following e-mail address: email@example.com
Keynote speakers include Giorgio Agamben, Rosi Braidotti, Oron Catts, Thomas Lemke, and Kira O'Reilly.
This conference invites you to reconsider the notion of biopolitics and its recent transformations in theory and the contemporary world. Conference participants are invited to discuss a variety of topics from a wide range of academic disciplines that address the issues of biopolitics, and/or analyse such art practices. Keynote speakers who have already confirmed their participation include Giorgio Agamben, Rosi Braidotti, Oron Catts, Thomas Lemke, and Kira O'Reilly. See our website at http://biopoliticstcd.wordpress.com/
n. 9 -05/2013
Edited by Emilia Perassi
Michel de Certeau begins his chapter "Walking in the City" with an evocative fragment: "Seeing Manhattan from the 110th floor of the World Trade Center." Though that unified perspective has vanished, it remains essential to the imagined cartography of New York. Over the past decade, writers have composed poems, stories, plays, and novels in an effort to address the trauma of September 11, 2001. Only more recently, however, have scholars attempted to assess what it means to talk about a genre of "post-9/11 literature."