Although the tradition of thinking about the image in philosophy and aesthetics goes all the way back to Plato and Aristotle there have recently been numerous critical approaches that depart from this tradition and envision the image as neither a copy of a copy nor as an ideological formation. The Graduate Conference "The Violence of the Image" seeks to further these new insights into the nature of the image.
The 2012 volume will focus on "Shakespeare and Performance." We are interested in articles that consider any aspect of performance in historical or contemporary productions of Shakespeare and his contemporary playwrights. The following list is of possible topics, but should not be considered exhaustive:
Comparative performance in England
Comparative performances in England and other countries
Performance of Guilds
Women and performance
Current productions of early modern plays
Actors and the text
17 February 2012 in New York City
Cinematic Diasporas: New Media Cultures and Experiences
University of Chicago: Department of Cinema and Media Studies
Eighth Annual Graduate Student Conference
Conference Date: April 13-14, 2012
The deadline for abstracts (300-400 words) is JANUARY 15, 2012. Please email all abstracts with "Conference Abstract" in the subject heading to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions should include a title, institutional affiliation, and contact information.
Papers on any aspect of British seventeenth-century literature, for the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain
Modern Language Association, October 11-13, 2012, Boulder, Colorado. Email 200-300 word proposals by March 1, 2012 to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. All proposals are acknowledged. You do not have to be a member of RMMLA to propose a paper, but you should become a member by April 1 to be listed in the program.
Crisis and Resistance: Texts, Tumult and Transformation
The Graduate Students in Literature at the University of Idaho invite submissions for interdisciplinary conference presentations on the topic of crisis and resistance. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. T.V Reed, whose research pertains to cultural theory, contemporary American fiction, social movements and popular culture. Dr. Reed is Lewis E. and Stella G. Buchanan Distinguished Professor of English and American Studies at Washington State University and is the 2011 winner of the Mary C. Turpie Award.
On February 24-25 2012, graduate students from across academic disciplines will gather at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to query, "What happens now?"
This conference invites contemporary, cutting-edge interdisciplinary work in the humanities, arts, and sciences. We seek to raise new questions, extend disciplinary and interdisciplinary boundaries, and reflect upon the current state of knowledge production in relation to our 21st century future.
Call for Papers. The International Journal of Happiness and Development is soliciting papers for its inaugural and subsequent issues. IJHD seeks to broaden our understanding of 'happiness' and how it may relate to development from economic, political, psychological, and/or sociological perspectives. The Journal entertains all definitions of happiness and interprets development at both micro and macro levels. For additional information, see the Journal website: www.inderscience.com/ijhd
The digitization of culture writ large — and the archive in particular — necessitates a reevaluation of the study of both media history and mediated history. How does the transformation of the past into ones and zeroes affect our conception and study of history? Who owns and operates the digital archive? What is lost in the continual upgrade of technology?
MEDIASCAPE is seeking articles that explore new, neglected, or underdeveloped areas in the field of "Digital History" within all areas of media studies. Topics may included, but are not limited to:
Abstracts (250-500 words) Due: January 5, 2012
Plenary Speaker: Lee Edelman, Chair, Department of English, Tufts University
10th Global Conference
Monsters and the Monstrous
Monday 10th September – Thursday 13th September 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford
Call for Papers:
Deadline: March 15, 2012
University of Chester
17th March 2012
'Genre in the Renaissance'
*Confirmed keynote speakers: Professor John Drakakis (University of Stirling) and Professor Marion Wynne-Davies (University of Surrey)*
Proposals for papers are invited on any aspect of the ways in which literary/poetic/dramatic genres function in the Renaissance. This seminar endeavours to expose some of the ways in which genres are employed, manipulated, or resisted in Renaissance literature, poetry and drama.
Topics may include, but are certainly not restricted to:
- The emergence and evolution of genres in relation to Renaissance culture;
- The tensions or compliance of literary/dramatic works with genre theory;
1st Global Conference
'Skins' and Contemporary Culture
Tuesday 25th September 2012 – Thursday 27th September 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom