For the inaugural seminar of Mnemonics: Network for Memory Studies we invite paper proposals from graduate students on the relations between the aesthetics and ethics of memory. Mnemonics: Network for Memory Studies is a newly established international collaborative initiative for graduate education in memory studies (http://www.mnemonics.ugent.be/).
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Seeking abstracts on fictional depiction of Muslim everyday life as an indeterminate space of negotiation between the sacral and the secular; theories of novel and indeterminacy of everyday life.
Please send in 250-word abstract by 15 March 2012
The United States has a storied past in which ideals of "proper" parenting have been disseminated through popular culture. This panel seeks to explore the ways in which the clash between the ideals and realities surrounding parenting has affected individuals while reflecting broader historical and cultural trends over time.
Scholars and graduate students in relevant disciplines including but not limited to History; English; Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies; and Cultural Studies are encouraged to submit. Possible papers for this approved special session are not limited to:
• Advice - Doctors (Spock, Sears, Laura, Phil); Parenting Literature
The Modern Day Fairy Tale in Film and Television
(Popular Culture Panel)
SAMLA November 9-11, 2012
Durham, North Carolina
Fairy tales never seem to go out of style. This panel seeks papers that discuss the significance and implications of works that take traditional fairy tales and make them modern. They may take elements of fairy tales or the whole tales themselves and revise or rework them, but there is still some basis in traditional fairy tale. These tales may also be reworked in order to show a more modern sense of race, class, or gender as well or may swap characters or roles.
The Editorial Collective of the National Poetry Foundation invites paper and panel proposals for the next in our sequence of "decade" conferences, to be devoted to the Poetry and Poetics of the 1980s, American and international, and to be held from Wednesday to Sunday, June 27-July 1, 2012, on the flagship campus of the University of Maine System in Orono, Maine.
Papers are sought for an approved PAMLA special session panel: Stage to Screen: Contemporary Playwrights.
Abstracts focusing on innovative ways of teaching Hughes's texts. Presenters must join the Modern Language Association and the Langston Hughes Society. 250 word abstract and CV by 10 March 2012 to Sharon Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Call for papers Cultura. International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology
No. 1/2012 – "Cultural Illusions"
Deadline for paper submissions: March 31, 2012.
No.2/2012 – "Semiotics of World Cultures"
Deadline for paper submissions: August 31, 2012.
In each issue there is a section named "Views upon Ethics, Truth and Language". Therefore, articles that do not fit the topic of our calls for papers, can be submitted to the editors, following the formal rules indicated at: http://versita.com/cijpca/authors/
How do various ways of valuing objects and people—among them, moral philosophy, aesthetics, and political economy—emerge, conflict with, and complement each other during the Long Eighteenth Century (c. 1660-1830)? More specifically, how are these modes of valuation informed by narrative structures, and to what degree is narrative itself valued or devalued in their formation and/or reception and/or circulation?
From Akira to Žižek: Comics and Contemporary Cultural Theory
Papers are invited for Studies in Comics volume 3.2. This special issue seeks to provide a forum for new articulations between comics studies and contemporary cultural theory. The importance and continued relevance of post-structuralist/postmodernist thought, the Frankfurt school's studies of mass culture, McLuhan's media theory and Bourdieu's critical sociology are rightly acknowledged. Such figures dominate theoretical academic discourse on comics, as in other areas of cultural studies, often at the expense of engagement with alternative strands of critical thinking.
Twenty-First Century British Fiction – A Symposium
Saturday 12th May 2012, Birkbeck, University of London
Keynote address: Professor Robert Eaglestone (Royal Holloway)
A primera vista el ecofeminismo y el ciberfeminismo pudieran parecer tendencias opuestas, de hecho representan modos diferentes de crítica cultural de las presunciones sobre los cuerpos de las mujeres, nuestras vidas y nuestros textos. En conjunto, estas metodologías analíticas nos brindan perspectivas holísticas para analizar la producción cultural de las mujeres en un amplio espectro, desde lo natural y material hasta lo artificial y virtual, y todo lo que se incluye entre ambas categorías. L@s participantes pueden considerar cualquier época en sus ensayos y pueden abordar los siguientes temas:
Baby at the Breast: Representations and Discourses of Breastfeeding in Western Culture
MLA 2013 Jan. 3-6 Boston
This proposed session seeks papers that explore depictions of breastfeeding in Western literature, film, art, etc., (any period) and analyze the engagement of these representations with the ever-changing and often contentious discourses of motherhood and womanhood.
In his recent article, "Pregnant Men: Modernism, Disability, and Biofuturity in Djuna Barnes" (2010), Michael Davidson argues, "Modernist cultural representations of the pregnant male foreground the spectacle of reproduction loosed from its putative organic site in the female body and displace it elsewhere—the test tube, the surrogate womb, the male body, and, not insignificantly, the novel." Following the work of Davidson, we are seeking papers for a panel that will explore abnormal, unnatural, futuristic, or queer conceptions in all their modernist iterations. How else do modernist authors reconceptualize or resituate the trope of reproduction? How do modernists revise the classic model that makes writing into a kind of male childbirth?