In his Rhetoric, Aristotle defined the act of persuasion as the interaction between three elements: ethos (Greek for 'character', which designated the image of the self built by the orator to inspire trustworthiness and credibility), pathos (the arousing of emotions in one's audience), and logos (referring both to discourse and reason). While these notions have remained conceptual cornerstones in major intellectual endeavours of western thought, ethos in particular developed in a distinctly different direction (from the individual to the collective or national) in the nineteenth century, from Hegel's understanding of the German word for 'ethics', Sittlichkeit, as what binds the members of a community to a place.
Call for Submissions: Anthology on the FANTASTIC IN HOLOCAUST LITERATURE
Judith B. Kerman
Publisher, Mayapple Press
Professor Emerita of English, Saginaw Valley State University
John Edgar Browning
Arthur A. Schomburg Fellow
and Ph.D. student (American Studies), State University of New York at Buffalo
Conference date: March 3-4, 2012
Abstracts due: December 2, 2011
Call for Abstracts
The Joker: Critical Essays on the Clown Prince of Crime
Robert Moses Peaslee & Robert G. Weiner, Editors
"Nobody panics when things are going according to plan, even if the plan is horrifying."
-- The Joker (Heath Ledger), The Dark Knight (2008)
Call for Papers: Silent Film 2012
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Please make plans to attend our 33rd Annual Conference
February 8-11, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras NW,
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA 87102
Tel: +1 505 842 1234 or 888-421-1442
Proposal submission deadline: December 1st 2011
The Area Chair for Silent Film is seeking papers and presentations on ANY aspect of Silent Film.
Some topics to consider:
Portrayal of Gender
Conference Dates: February 17 - 19, 2012
Keynote Speaker: Florence Feiereisen (Middlebury College)
Roundtable Discussion: Making Sense of Today's Job Market
Seeking presentations for the "Pedagogy" section of the 2012 conference of the SW/TX PCA/ACA on the subject of teaching video games as primary texts. Many instructors have begun using videogames as teaching tools, but recent developments in video game theory allow for interpretation and analysis of these texts *as texts*, not merely as vehicles for tangential applications. Possible topics for this session include but are not limited to: Strategies for teaching a particular game; Teaching gaming theory; Ludology and pedagogy; Convincing your department/institution to support gaming studies.
CFP: How Class Works - Panel Proposal
Conference theme: Class and culture. To explore ways in which culture transmits and transforms class dynamics.
A Conference at SUNY Stony Brook, June 7-9, 2012
The deadline for this is approaching.
The Changing Position of Class in Film and Cultural Studies: Where Are We Now?
Hosted by Bowling Green State University
In association with BGSU's Association for Textual and Literary Analysis Students
Current Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Radhika Gajjala
Dr. Kris Blair
7th Global Conference
Visions of Humanity in Cyberculture, Cyberspace and Science Fiction
Sunday 15th July 2012 – Tuesday 17th July 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford
Call for Papers:
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary project aims to explore what it is to be human and the nature of human community in cyberculture, cyberspace and science fiction. In particular, the project will explore the possibilities offered by these contexts for creative thinking about persons and the challenges posed to the nature and future of national, international, and global communities.
Papers, short papers, and workshops are invited on issues related to any of the following themes;