all recent posts

ACLA 2012 - Forgiveness in the Wake of Crisis

updated: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 1:15pm
Shelly Jansen - RIT

ACLA 2011: Collapse/Catastrophe/Change
Providence, RI | 29 March-1 April 2012

In a world of crisis and catastrophe, what do words like "forgivenesss" or "reconciliation" mean? How can we define forgiveness in the post-911 world? What does forgiveness look like in the digital age?

This panel will explore the ethical, social, and political significance of forgiveness in literature. We welcome all topics related to the depiction of forgiveness from all genres and time periods. Possible approaches may include, but are not limited to, analyzing the philosophical, theological, cultural, political, historical and/or social implications of forgiveness.

Invited Session: "Risk and Cognition in Intelligent Systems" in KES IDT 2012

updated: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 1:07pm
Prof Colette FAUCHER

KES IDT 2012
KES Intelligent Decision Technologies 2012
23-25 May 2012
Gifu, JAPAN

Invited Session
Risk and Cognition in Intelligent Systems

Topic :
The purpose of this session is to assess the situation concerning the research works using cognitive sciences to design new systems and methodological tools that can help solving problems in the domain of Risk.

Invited Session: "Risk and Cognition in Intelligent Systems" in KES IDT 2012

updated: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 1:00pm
Professor Colette FAUCHER

KES IDT 2012
KES Intelligent Decision Technologies 2012
23-25 May 2012
Gifu, JAPAN

Invited Session
Risk and Cognition in Intelligent Systems

Topic :
The purpose of this session is to assess the situation concerning the research works using cognitive sciences to design new systems and methodological tools that can help solving problems in the domain of Risk.

Mental Health and Mental Illness in Popular Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 12:59pm
PCA/ACA

Mental Health and Mental Illness
In Popular Culture

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: SESSIONS, PANELS, PAPERS
2012 Popular PCA/ACA Conference, April 11-14, Boston, Mass.

Cassola Conference on Teaching Communication: The Economies of Communication [April 13, 2012; deadline Jan. 15, 2012]

updated: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 12:33pm
Johnson & Wales University English Department

Johnson & Wales University
15th Annual Cassola Conference on Teaching Communication
Friday, April 13, 2012

The Economies of Communication

As educators, we must consider how best to communicate "the economic" to our students – a task made all the more pertinent given the economic pressures now levied against the educational system itself ---both K-12 and higher ed. As economic times continue to worsen, educators must struggle to determine how we can add --or even just maintain--the value of the education students receive in our classrooms.

ACLA 2012: Reading the Unsaid of Women Writing War

updated: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 11:12am
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)

"We might say that to speak the age, it would be enough for such a man to stammer-stutter; the age belongs to stammering, to stuttering. Or rather, stuttering is the only 'language' of the age."
– Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, Poetry as Experience

After tragedy, being is caught in a shock wave, whose vibrations resonate through the literature, poetry, and testimony of the early twentieth century. The sayable is constituted and accompanied by the unsayble. Disrupted and fractured, left with gaps and aporias, language of trauma often is rendered in a poetic stammering and stuttering in the wake of disaster. And yet, Marguerite Duras insists that "As soon as one is lost with nothing left to write, to lose, one writes."

A Scranton Party: History, Humor and the Spark of Imagination

updated: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 9:00am
Pennsylvania College English Association

A Scranton Party: History, Humor, and the Spark of Imagination
April 12-14, 2012
Hilton Scranton Hotel and Conference Center
100 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503

Broken Voices, Broken Ears — ACLA Seminar, 2012; CFP Deadline November 15, 2011

updated: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 2:13am
Serena Le (UC Berkeley) and Giffen Maupin (Cornell University)

***

What is the sound of crisis? Is it a human voice made inhuman? A whisper, a cry, a moan, a scream? Is it a staggering cacophony or a stunned silence, a static shock or a stutter? And what is its relationship to the listening ear, the trapped ear, the ear whose hearing falters? From Dante's depictions of Maleboge, the grotesque sounds of which defy description, to Adorno's post-Holocaust call for a music that takes on the "odium of dehumanization," seeming failures of audition and vocalization have figured not only as indicators of moments and spaces of catastrophe, but also as means by which "unspeakable" events are instigated, carried forward, embodied in aftermath.

ACLA 2012: Accidents in Literature and Theory

updated: 
Monday, October 31, 2011 - 11:12pm
Sang Wu / Cornell University

The American Comparative Literature Association's 2012 Annual Meeting will take place at Brown University, Providence, RI. March 29 - April 1, 2012.

Conference Theme: "Collapse/Catastrophe/Change"

Seminar: "Accidents in Literature and Theory"

Representing the Body in Culture and Society (Journal Submissions)

updated: 
Monday, October 31, 2011 - 8:45pm
PROTEUS: A Journal of Ideas

Title: Representing the Body in Culture and Society

CFP: Proteus: A Journal of Ideas seeks submissions for our upcoming issue, "Representing the Body in Culture and Society." We are soliciting articles and creative works from a wide range of disciplines that reflect upon the issue's theme. We are particularly interested in work that focuses on the body from a Disability Studies perspective, though submissions from all disciplines are welcome. We are looking for broad theoretical inquiries, individual case studies, and traditional scholarly articles on the subject of the body, as well as theme-related photographs, poetry, and creative writing.

[UPDATE] Call for Abstracts: International Indigenous Development Research Conference 2012, deadline 1st December 2011

updated: 
Monday, October 31, 2011 - 8:36pm
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga

***Deadline December 1st***
The 5th Biennial Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga conference will highlight indigeneity and the multidisciplinary approach used for indigenous development. Presentations and papers will address all aspects of the following themes central to the realisation of indigenous development:
• Optimising Indigenous Economic Wellbeing – addressing issues, needs and opportunities arising in Māori and indigenous communities leading to increased economic independence and self-determination.
• Healthy and Thriving Indigenous Families – addressing issues, needs and opportunities arising in indigenous families leading to health, successful and thriving indigenous families.

The Language of Humor in Literature and Film (WVU Thirty-Fifth Annual Colloquium on Literature and Film, September 13-15, 2012)

updated: 
Monday, October 31, 2011 - 8:18pm
Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics/ WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY

The Language of Humor in Literature and Film

We are seeking submissions about the many ways that authors and filmmakers use humor in their works. Analyses may be about works in any language and time period, and may be presented in English, French, German, or Spanish. Topics include but are not limited to the following:

Pages