In the light of massive catastrophes – the earthquakes near Sendai and Christchurch, the tsunamis of Acheh and Katrina's devastation of New Orleans – the question of urban and architectural reconstruction invokes the question of remembering. What is this 'past' that we remember and on which we base our future reconstructions? What images of the past do we call upon in our decisions to build or not to build – and how do they negotiate the terrain between memory and history, nature and culture, technology and sustainability, planning and responding, tradition and innovation, foundations and interstices?
Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal invites essays on topics related to any and all aspects of human values, including aesthetic, moral, political, economic, scientific, or religious values. We welcome essays on a wide variety of topics. Additionally, we are interested in submissions related to plans for two special issues: one on themes related to debt, indebtedness, or more generally, financial difficulties; and another focused on the one hundredth anniversary of the beginning of World War I. For these issues, as more generally, we welcome work from a variety of disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary approaches, including the arts, cultural studies, history, literature, philosophy, and religion, among others.
CFP: 2012 MLG Institute on Culture and Society, 06/25-29/2012, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver BC, Canada
Call for Papers 2012 Marxist Literary Group Institute on Culture and Society Special Topic: "Capital, Culture, Communism"
Deadline for Proposals: March 1, 2012.
The Marxist Literary Group's 2012 Institute on Culture and Society (2012 MLG-ICS) will convene this summer on the Vancouver, BC campus of Simon Fraser University on June 25-29. This year's special topic will be "Capital, Culture, Communism." How do these three "Cs" relate to a range of issues in contemporary politics and aesthetics, including
The Classical Language and Literature: Latin and Greek panel welcomes papers on any aspect of Latin and/or Greek literature for the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, October 11-13, 2012, Boulder, Colorado.
Please email a 200-300 word proposal by March 1, 2012 to firstname.lastname@example.org. All proposals will be acknowledged. You do not have to be a member of the RMMLA to propose a paper, but you should become a member by April 1, 2012, if your paper proposal is accepted.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
With sleights learned from others: Basil Bunting and Friends
A conference at Durham 4-5 July 2012
With sleights learned from others and an ear open to melodic analogies I have set down words as a musician pricks his score, not to be read in silence, but to trace in the air a pattern of sound that may sometimes, I hope, be pleasing.
Basil Bunting, preface to Collected Poems
BORDERLINES XVI – Site & Sound
20th-22nd April 2012
Queen's University Belfast
Special guest speaker: Prof. Paul Strohm (Columbia University)
The bourgeoisie has, through its exploitation of the world market, given a cosmopolitan character to production and consumption in every country. […] In place of the old wants, satisfied by the production of the country, we find new wants, requiring for their satisfaction the products of distant lands and climes. In place of the old local and national seclusion and self-sufficiency, we have intercourse in every direction, universal inter-dependence of nations. And as in material, so also in intellectual production. The intellectual creations of individual nations become common property. National one-sidedness and narrow-mindedness become more and more impossible, and from the numerous national and local literatures, there arises a world literature.
2012 UCLA Southland Graduate Conference: Art and Accident
June 1, 2012
"Step accidently on your untied shoelace, fall down and you'll understand a thing or two about the theory of literature." --Viktor Shklovsky
Call for Papers:
The Use, Misuse and Abuse of Identity
Moving Forward 2012
9th Annual Postgraduate Conference of the College of Arts and Social Sciences
University of Aberdeen
22nd-24th June 2012
25th June Optional workshop
Keynote Speakers: Professor Mustapha Pasha
Professor Michael Syrotinski (TBC)
Dr Mark Fisher
Workshops led by: Dr Janet Stewart: The Ethics of Writing
Dr Barbara Fennell: Collaborative Research
to be the banner
of my time
or a shred of its banner (Fried)
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in a Signal Processing: An International Journal (SPIJ) Volume 6, Issue 2.