In their 2012 volume Researching the Writing Center: Towards an Evidence-Based Practice, Rebecca Day Babcock and Terese Thonus remind us that "writing center scholarship is a young field, and the direction(s) in which we will grow depend upon the decisions we make today about the definitions of and the connections among theory, inquiry, and practice...[W]e propose that recommendations for practice be based on evidence in the form of observations, recordings, microanalyses of actual tutoring sessions; analyses of session feedback forms and textual revisions; and interviews with participants when feasible" (3).
In their book on 'understanding new media,' Jay David Bolter and Richard Grusin convincingly argue that "all mediation is remediation," since "[o]ur culture conceives of each medium" on the basis of how "it responds to, redeploys, competes with, and reforms other media." Accordingly, the computer has been referred to as "the first metamedium," for, as Alan Kay noted as early as 1984, it "can dynamically simulate the details of any other medium, including media that cannot exist physically." If we thus, following Lev Manovich, conceive of digital media as simulations of "previously existing" and "previously non-existent media," we should not be surprised by the fact that video games are enmeshed in a network of media that influence one another.
Call for Papers
Art History and Visual Culture Area
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, 1- 4 October 2015
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Deadline: April 30, 2015
The Art History and Visual Culture Area of The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October 2015.
In Gender Trouble, Judith Butler warns, "The theories of feminist identity that elaborate predicates of color, sexuality, ethnicity, class, and able-bodiedness invariably close with an embarrassed 'etc.' at the end of the list" (143). Characteristics such as the ones Butler lists, and more, are also found in writing center work. In writing center professionals' conversations about inclusivity, we often find ourselves categorizing students, such as the "anxious" student, the "overconfident" student, and student with disabilities, to name a few labels. We can find this practice of categorization in our training manuals and during our role playing.
The 2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association conference will be held at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza from Thursday-Sunday, October 1-4.
Call for Book Chapter Proposals, "Would That They Had Eyes To See": Essays on HBO's True Detective
In only one short season, True Detective has become as much a cultural phenomenon as a television show. The anthology series has generated much press and critical praise for its acting, writing, directing, thematic content, and more. This project seeks to further develop our understanding of this show, exploring it from diverse perspectives and lenses. The chapters presented in it are intended to explore a wide range of ideas that examine and dissect True Detective. Because isn't it about time someone started asking the right f***ing questions?
Edited Collection: Rethinking Globalization and Spatial Scale
Abstracts due by May 29, 2015
We are seeking essays for an edited collection titled Rethinking Globalization and Spatial Scale. The goal of the volume is to bring together interdisciplinary research on globalization spanning the humanities and social sciences that foregrounds theoretical and methodological conceptualizations of scale—how people, capital, goods, material infrastructure, ideas, and power aggregate along or slide among different degrees or levels of attachment, from personal to local to national to transnational.
Call for Papers
(Open, Non-Thematic Issue)
[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation invites submissions for the upcoming 11th issue. We accept:
- original research papers: between 5000 - 7000 words
- reviews: up to 2,000 words
- translations of literary texts: between 5000 - 7000 words
- video essays (max 50 MB) – video submissions are welcome from all fields within the journal's focus
Characterized by avant-garde alliances, collectives, salons, magazines, manifestos, mergers and ruptures, the modernisms of the first half of the 20th century were an associative affair. The exemplary moderns, however eclectic a group, joined in revolt against the forms and pieties of the 19th century, spurring aesthetic innovations and energizing modernity's political, cultural, and technological revolutions.
This is a call for papers to complete a proposed book that is due for sumission. We are looking for a few essays that will cover Europe, North and South America. The aim is to bring into focus the complex cultural, social and political relationships between language and religion. Both the terms may be interpreted widely to include dialects, lost languages, religious sects/cults, non-institutional faiths.
"Everyone deserves a private life," says the female protagonist in the 1994 movie, Three Colors: Red by Krzysztof Kieślowski. The intrusive nature of the modern technologies that facilitate access—without consent or acknowledgement—to the private domains of people's lives further blurs the already hazy borderlines that separate the public from the private. The proposed conference will address some of the troubling issues relating to this phenomenon.
One of the primary objectives of this conference is to investigate the question of whether something like "literary writing" exists at all. When we talk of the "future" of literary writing, the implication is that there is something called literary writing whose boundaries, expanding ceaselessly to accommodate discourses, are as diverse and varied as Artificial Intelligence, Medical Anthropology and Economic Methodology. Thus, A. M. Turing's "Computing Machinery and Intelligence" is as much an exercise in the literary imagination as are textbooks on methodology in social sciences which are grappling with the definitions of terms. The aim of this conference is to arrive at a clarification of what constitutes the discourse of the literary.
The International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies (ISSN 2356-5926) invites original, unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of humanities, anthropology, business studies, communication studies, criminology, cross-cultural studies, development studies, economics, education, ethics, geography, history, international relations, linguistics, media studies, methodology, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, literature, discourse studies, performing arts (music, theatre & dance), religious studies, visual arts, women and gender studies, queer studies etc…for the June 2015 Issue (Volume Two, Issue One). Manuscripts Submission Deadline: May 20, 2015. Issue Publication Date: June 2015.