Call for Presentations
CALL FOR PAPERS
A graduate research conference June 6-7, 2013
The Cinema and Media Graduate Student Association of the Department of Media Culture at The College of Staten Island (CUNY) invites proposals to its inaugural Graduate Student Conference. The conference will consist of two days of panels on June 6th and 7th, with a keynote address on Thursday, June 6th.
About the Conference Theme:
James Agee in Literary Context
Conference: June 20-22, 2013, DePaul University, Chicago IL
Proposals deadline extended to 3 January 2013
Announcement of Publication and Call for Submissions
We are pleased to announce the establishment of a new journal, Age, Culture, Humanities, published by the Atheneum Press of Coastal Carolina University.
Age, Culture, Humanities seeks to promote cross-disciplinary, critical investigations of the experiences of age, aging, and old age, as seen through the lens of the humanities and arts. The goals are to consider age as a category of identity, advance understanding of the aging process and of age differences across the lifespan, interrogate cultural articulations of aging and old age, and generate innovative, engaging scholarly approaches to the study of age and aging in the humanities.
This panel considers the writings of W.E.B. Du Bois, as discussions commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of his death in 2013 take place internationally. For Du Bois, abolition (often neglected in narratives of the Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation) persists as an exemplar of an ethics of collective dissent: a "moral battle" that "cannot be truthfully minimized or forgotten." C.L.R. James, Toni Morrison, and Angela Davis (through Black Reconstruction) also draw upon the specter of abolitionism for an ongoing practice of dissent.
Looking for papers dealing with menstruation in postcolonial literature for a proposed panel. Please email with abstract, title, and bio information by December 24 for consideration.
The Millennials on Film and Television: the Politics of Popular Culture
The Difference of Joyce
The VI James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome
Conference Date: February 1-2 2013
Abstracts due: December 9, 2012
The third Power of the Word conference, to be held this time in Gdańsk, Poland on 12-14 September 2013, focuses on the themes of revelation, incarnation and human embodiment in relation to poetry. It seeks to take further a dialogue inaugurated by Heythrop College, University of London, in 2011, where the first conference was held, and continued at the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study (also University of London) in 2012, between theologians, philosophers, literary scholars and creative writers.
The graduate students of the Cinema Studies master's program at the Savannah College of Art and Design recently published the third issue of their bi-annual online journal, The Cine-Files (www.thecine-files.com). This issue was open and features scholarship on Jessica Chastain, the Great Depression, and Play Misty for Me. It additionally features a retrospective of the 2012 Savannah Film Festival, including articles, reviews, interviews, and footage of our panel, "A Critical Eye on Film." There's also the following call-for-papers for Issue 4, which is also attached:
Call for Papers
The 'Holocaust Metaphor': Cultural Representations of Traumatic Pasts in the 20th Century
30th and 31st May 2013, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Keynote Speakers: Alejandro Baer, Director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, University of Minnesota (tbc); Antonio Cazorla-Sanchez, Trent University
Deadline for submissions is 28 February 2013 at 5pmCT.
We are seeking authors with completed or nearly completed projects to contribute chapters of 5,000-10,000 words for an upcoming anthology tentatively titled Communication Practices in Engineering, Manufacturing, and Research for Food, Drug, and Water Safety. This book will be part of a series sponsored by the IEEE Professional Communication Society, entitled "Professional Engineering Communication" and published through Wiley-IEEE Press. Queries concerning content are welcome. http://pcs.ieee.org/pcs-book-series/
During Captain Cook's 1769 transoceanic voyage, he collected a rust fungus in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. That rust fungus was carried around the globe until it returned across the Atlantic and the American midwest to arrive at Purdue University's herbarium where it remains to this day. The journey this rust fungus took reflects the global nature of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, full of circulations between continents and islands, specimens and texts, peoples and cultures. Purdue's Early Atlantic Reading Group invites you to celebrate this interconnectedness through a graduate student colloquium exploring the material and miscellany, pictures and people, literatures and locations of the early Atlantic world.
The 2013 NEA Higher Education conference will be held at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, Portland, Oregon, from March 22-24, 2013.
This year's theme, "Faculty, Students, and the Common Good," asks, "As our nation becomes increasingly partisan and polarized, especially between rich and poor, and as public education becomes increasingly underfunded and targeted by anti-egalitarian forces, what is the role of faculty, academic professionals, higher education support professionals and students in creating a more democratic, more decent society? What is the public good, and what does it mean to fight for it?"