The International Society for Heresy Studies announces a Call for Papers for its inaugural conference at New York University, May 30-31, 2014. We will accept proposals for papers, roundtables, and panels on the topic of heresy and/in literature.
Indiana University Graduate Conference: "Undoing Health: States of Body and Mind" with Keynote Dr. Rachel Adams
ENERGIES: THROUGH THE MATERIAL, THEORETICAL & TEXTUAL
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
March 28-29, 2014
Deadline for proposals: December 15, 2013
Keynote Speakers: Fiction writer and essayist Roxane Gay (Eastern Illinois University) is most recently the author of An Untamed State (Atlantic/Grove), and Bad Feminist (Harper Perennial). Critical keynote TBA.
In the era of Edward Snowden, WikiLeaks, and corporate data-mining, our privacy seems like an endangered resource. Yet privacy has been an issue of contention for centuries, inviting debate at an intersection among literature, politics, and history. The privacy afforded to individuals, living in society with one another, is far from an unproblematic good, and its definition as well as its value relative to other goods, such as transparency or security, must be constantly negotiated.
Call for Papers
International Conference "Youth and/in Literature & Society"
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
New University of Lisbon
9-11 July 2014
Venue: FCSH/NOVA (New University of Lisbon)
The Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies (CETAPS) and the Centre for Sociological Studies (CESNOVA) of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the New University of Lisbon will organise the interdisciplinary International Conference Youth in/and Literature & Society, in Lisbon (9-11 July 2014).
Working languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish. No translation will be provided.
Proquest and the Research Society for American Periodicals (RSAP) proudly announce the 5th annual $1000 article prize.
The prize will be awarded for the best article on American periodicals by a pre-tenure or independent scholar published in a peer-reviewed academic journal with a publication date during 2013. Two runners up will receive $500 each. Articles will be judged by a committee of three scholars appointed by the RSAP Advisory Board.
In his influential work The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Thomas Kuhn explains "the reception of a new paradigm often necessitates a redefinition of the corresponding science. Some old problems may be relegated to another science or declared entirely 'unscientific'." This process of drastic redefinition is exacerbated not only due to scientific discoveries and technological advances, but also the professionalization of the field, a process that not only consolidated knowledge, but created new social capital. Critics like Kuhn, Bruno Latour, and Michel Foucault, among others, demonstrate the inherent upheaval that such restructuring of scientific knowledge causes.
Raymond Williams described his 1976 "Keywords" project as dealing with interdisciplinary terms that "bound together certain ways of seeing culture and society." In the last forty years new economic formations have generated a new vocabulary: late capitalism, neoliberalism, precarity, vulnerability. These terms are increasingly important to cultural and literary studies: scholars of the contemporary moment employ this economic diction to articulate a crisis in current affective and political arrangements. This panel aims to define these new keywords in terms of their provenance and their effects as they migrate from economic to cultural criticism.
Questions about Mark Twain's fascination with wealth have played a major role in Twain criticism from the very beginning. It might be argued, in fact, that the foundational disagreement in Twain studies hinges on whether his commercial inclinations fostered his artistic achievement (Bernard DeVoto) or bastardized his talent (Van Wyck Brooks). Rather than prolong the biographical debate, this volume of original essays will draw on recent work at the intersection of economic theory and literary studies (sometimes referred to as the New Economic Criticism) to reevaluate and deepen our understanding of Mark Twain's complicated relationship with money and issues of economy, broadly understood. Topics of interest might include Twain's engagement with:
"Bernard Shaw's Use of Language -- Artistic Innovation, Social Critique, and Political Argument. His Cultural Legacy.
Come to hear papers and talks from scholars/authors/actors/directors, participate in discussions, and see ShawChicago's concert reading of Shaw's Man and Superman.