all recent posts

[UPDATE] Magical Language in Literature -- Christian Scholars Conference-- June 3-5, 2015

updated: 
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 11:13pm
full name / name of organization: 
Gregory C. Jeffers, University of Texas at Arlington
contact email: 

The debate about the function of language is ancient: there are those who believe that language can partially construct reality, and there are those who believe that language is primarily a set of labels for objects. There are also those who believe that language can act on people; this is a magical view of language. And in fairytales, legends, and myths, language is capable of action e.g., magic passwords, spells, incantations, etc.

Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (MIGC): "UNBEARABLE" Keynotes Lauren Berlant and Lee Edelman, February 20-21 2015

updated: 
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 10:21pm
full name / name of organization: 
The Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
contact email: 

*The 10th Annual* Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (MIGC)
Call for Submissions
"UNBEARABLE"
KEYNOTES: LAUREN BERLANT (Chicago) and LEE EDELMAN (Tufts)
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
February 20th and 21st , 2015
Deadline: December 5th
Submission Portal at www.themigc.com

Art and Freedom of Expression - Deadline November 26

updated: 
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 6:04pm
full name / name of organization: 
Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics

Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics issue 8 will shed light on how different artistic forms and strategies may advance freedom of expression and be used to confront censorship in contexts worldwide.

Contributors from diverse disciplinary backgrounds are invited to submit articles, reviews or interviews that address this theme through a high variety of possible angles and art forms.

Topics may include (but are not restricted to):

- Artistic strategies in response to censorship and violations of human rights in contexts worldwide.

- Art as a tool of dialogue and conflict resolution.

Update: Eco-Emergenc(i)es and the Limits of Darwinian Thought (due 1 Nov 2014; U of Ottawa 30 May - 2 Jun 2015)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 5:52pm
full name / name of organization: 
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)
contact email: 

Evolutionary thinker Daniel Dennett compares Darwin's "dangerous idea" to a "universal acid: it eats through just about every traditional concept, and leaves in its wake a revolutionized world-view, with most of the old landmarks still recognizable" (63).

Hostile Intelligences and The General Antagonism CALL FOR PAPERS

updated: 
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 5:00pm
full name / name of organization: 
Hostile Intelligences and The General Antagonism at Pratt Institute
contact email: 

Hostile Intelligences and The General Antagonism
CALL FOR PAPERS

"Collective intelligence has to organise itself into a hostile intelligence — also in the sense of inoculating the host as a malignant parasite. An alien intelligence is not concerned with any orthodoxy, it proliferates and organises its own heresies".
–Matteo Pasquinelli

"Voyages" Conference - Spring 2015

updated: 
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 2:56pm
full name / name of organization: 
Associated Graduate Students of English, CSUN

voy•age
ˈvoi-ij/
noun:
1. a long journey involving travel by sea or in space.
Synonyms: trip, expedition, excursion, tour

There is no mistaking the physical exploration entailed in this simple definition of a voyage, and yet the word's Latin origin, viaticum, or "provisions for a journey," calls to mind far more than embarkment alone. The origin of the word itself invites us to consider the predicate needs at our own or others' starting point(s): How will we prepare ourselves? What will allow us, inspire us, or force us to leave our present situation in pursuit of something beyond our realm of experience?

DEEP SPACE 9: Roundtable Discussion at PCA/ACA

updated: 
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 2:51pm
full name / name of organization: 
Shannon Blake Skelton
contact email: 

With new interest in STAR TREK credited with J.J. Abrams' re-interpretation of "The Original Series" and the accessibility of various installments of the property now easily available through streaming services, new viewers have discovered DEEP SPACE 9. With its depth of character, multi-season narrative arcs and engagement with issues such as gender, sexuality, race, religion and colonialism, DEEP SPACE 9 stands as perhaps the most sophisticated vision within the world of STAR TREK. This roundtable discussion will consider the dynamics and importance of this unique series within the world of STAR TREK. This project will involve on-line discussions in the months preceding the PCA/ACA conference and then a public discussion at the conference.

Lives Welded and Woven: Women Writers and American Arts & Crafts (EXTENDED Deadline: 11.15.14)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 11:38am
full name / name of organization: 
The 2015 Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference (Philadelphia, PA, November 4-8, 2015)
contact email: 

Addressing the conference theme of "Liminal Spaces, Hybrid Lives," this panel will explore the lives and work of women writers and activists whose socio-political vision found expression both in prose and the plastic arts. At the turn of the century, several important female-centered Arts & Crafts communities formed in Deerfield, MA; Chicago; and New York; in addition to smaller communities throughout the country. We welcome papers that focus on well-known figures in this movement such as Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr as well as lesser-known figures like Madeline Yale Wynne and Gertrude Christian Fosdick (among many others). How did this largely female-centered American movement depart from its roots in Ruskinian thought?

Circling Our Wagons Conference: Stories and Histories of Hip Hop April 16-19, 2015

updated: 
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 10:42am
full name / name of organization: 
Albany State University Department of English, Modern Languages, and Mass Communication.

Call for Papers for Albany State University Department of English, Modern Languages
and Mass Communication.
Circling Our Wagons Conference: Stories and Histories of Hip Hop
April 16-19, 2015
Rap music is a black cultural expression that prioritizes black voices from the margins of urban America. Rap music is a form of rhymed storytelling accompanied by highly rhythmic, electronically based music. It began in the mid-1970s in the South Bronx in New York City as a part of hip hop, an African-American and Afro-Caribbean youth culture composed of graffiti, breakdancing, and rap music. From the outset, rap music has articulated the pleasures and problems of urban black life in contemporary America.

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) Call for Entries

updated: 
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 4:13am
full name / name of organization: 
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) ISSN 2278-9642 | E-ISSN 2278-9650

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics
(International Journal of Travel Writing)
ISSN 2278-9642 | E-ISSN 2278-9650

C A L L F O R E N T R I E S
No. XI | Issue 4(1) | Jan '15
Deadline: November 20 2014
Please visit: http://coldnoon.com/submissions
in addition to following the notice below.
Ph: 91-8130224674

Literary Fiction Stories - Blank Fiction Magazine - $50.00 Honorariums

updated: 
Monday, October 27, 2014 - 11:42pm
full name / name of organization: 
Blank Fiction Magazine

Blank Fiction Magazine is looking for Literary Fiction stories for our next issue.

Check our submissions page for the finer details.

We read BLIND. We publish 4 stories every quarterly issue. We have a $2 submission fee and award honorariums of $50.00.

Our issues are published on the iTunes app store and in PDF format on our website.

We hope to read your work!

http://blankfictionmag.com/submissions/

CFP: New Encounters in French and Italian Thought

updated: 
Monday, October 27, 2014 - 9:07pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dave Mesing / Villanova University
contact email: 

20th Annual Conference Sponsored by the Philosophy Graduate Student Union (PGSU)
March 13-14, 2015
Villanova University

New Encounters in French and Italian Thought
Keynote: Jason E. Smith

Pages