In the light of massive catastrophes – the earthquakes near Sendai and Christchurch, the tsunamis of Acheh and Katrina's devastation of New Orleans – the question of urban and architectural reconstruction invokes the question of remembering. What is this 'past' that we remember and on which we base our future reconstructions? What images of the past do we call upon in our decisions to build or not to build – and how do they negotiate the terrain between memory and history, nature and culture, technology and sustainability, planning and responding, tradition and innovation, foundations and interstices?
Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal invites essays on topics related to any and all aspects of human values, including aesthetic, moral, political, economic, scientific, or religious values. We welcome essays on a wide variety of topics. Additionally, we are interested in submissions related to plans for two special issues: one on themes related to debt, indebtedness, or more generally, financial difficulties; and another focused on the one hundredth anniversary of the beginning of World War I. For these issues, as more generally, we welcome work from a variety of disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary approaches, including the arts, cultural studies, history, literature, philosophy, and religion, among others.
Did you ever wonder why the Resident Evil Franchise has become so successful? Rightly so! Various books, graphic novels, games, and movies (the fifth one coming out 2012) are all contributing to this enormous universe. Resident Evil will be the first book that will focus on this particular zombie manifestation and its significance in popular culture.
This panel is designed to explore Robert Frost's aversion to liberalism and the representations of materiality with which he associates it. Proposals for this panel will explore the tropes Frost use, or falls into, when working through his ambiguous political self-posturing.
250 word proposal and a brief C.V. by January 15, 2012
CFP: 2012 MLG Institute on Culture and Society, 06/25-29/2012, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver BC, Canada
Call for Papers 2012 Marxist Literary Group Institute on Culture and Society Special Topic: "Capital, Culture, Communism"
Deadline for Proposals: March 1, 2012.
The Marxist Literary Group's 2012 Institute on Culture and Society (2012 MLG-ICS) will convene this summer on the Vancouver, BC campus of Simon Fraser University on June 25-29. This year's special topic will be "Capital, Culture, Communism." How do these three "Cs" relate to a range of issues in contemporary politics and aesthetics, including
CALL FOR PAPERS
Communities of Women in the Long Eighteenth Century
SCSECS Conference Panel
Asheville, North Carolina
Paper proposals are invited for a panel that will explore the topic of "Communities of Women in the Long Eighteenth Century." Please send 250 word abstracts, affiliation, and contact information to Phyllis Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline has been extended to December 31, 2011.
The Classical Language and Literature: Latin and Greek panel welcomes papers on any aspect of Latin and/or Greek literature for the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, October 11-13, 2012, Boulder, Colorado.
Please email a 200-300 word proposal by March 1, 2012 to email@example.com. All proposals will be acknowledged. You do not have to be a member of the RMMLA to propose a paper, but you should become a member by April 1, 2012, if your paper proposal is accepted.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
University of Alberta, March 16-17, 2012
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Laura Marks, Simon Fraser University
The Art and Design Graduate Student Association (ADGSA) at the University of Alberta currently seeks proposals for a graduate student symposium on the topic of instability in art and design. We are interested in projects that address the role of inconstancy, unpredictability, degradation, oscillation, and/or transformation in cultural production. The event will promote an understanding of instability not as a hindrance or limitation, but as a pervasive condition that can be exposed and even harnessed to productive critical ends.
2012 ASA Call for Papers
Mixtape Logics: Listening to Empire and Resistance
What might it mean to listen to culture, instead of simply critique it? Could our thinking become as dynamic, inventive, and entrenched in the culture in which it is produced as, say – a mixtape?
This panel proposes that "listening," as a critical act, might produce a different way of thinking about empire and resistance in the 21st century. And it takes the figure of the mixtape – an item as beloved as it is differently understood by the various subcultures that circulate them – as a unique cultural object that listens: Created from that which it critiques, at once both of and not of the culture upon which it reflects.
With sleights learned from others: Basil Bunting and Friends
A conference at Durham 4-5 July 2012
With sleights learned from others and an ear open to melodic analogies I have set down words as a musician pricks his score, not to be read in silence, but to trace in the air a pattern of sound that may sometimes, I hope, be pleasing.
Basil Bunting, preface to Collected Poems
BORDERLINES XVI – Site & Sound
20th-22nd April 2012
Queen's University Belfast
Special guest speaker: Prof. Paul Strohm (Columbia University)
66th Annual RMMLA Convention, October 11-13, 2012; Boulder, CO.
The RMMLA Mary Shelley Session welcomes papers on any work or works of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley from her earliest writings during the Romantic Period to those spanning the Victorian Period. Theoretical approaches are especially encouraged. Please submit abstracts of 250-500 words to Stephen Sweat (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 01, 2012. Applicants will receive acceptance or denial of proposals by March 15.
The bourgeoisie has, through its exploitation of the world market, given a cosmopolitan character to production and consumption in every country. […] In place of the old wants, satisfied by the production of the country, we find new wants, requiring for their satisfaction the products of distant lands and climes. In place of the old local and national seclusion and self-sufficiency, we have intercourse in every direction, universal inter-dependence of nations. And as in material, so also in intellectual production. The intellectual creations of individual nations become common property. National one-sidedness and narrow-mindedness become more and more impossible, and from the numerous national and local literatures, there arises a world literature.