Athletic competition has been a part of civil society for as long as societies have been civilized. But imperial ideologies of the nation-state as the source of communal identity and the relentless march of globalization have complicated the idea that the athletic body reflects the identity of the individual to whom it appears to belong. Sporting bodies have long since outstripped Greek wrestling philosophers, de Coubertin's Olympic ideal, or Huizinga's theory of play as socialization.
During the 17th, 18th, and early 19th centuries, upper-class British men participated in the Grand Tour, visiting the Continent, exploring their sexuality, and learning about the world in ways that their churches, homes, and universities could not offer them. Women during this time period, however, were not generally offered such educational accommodations. Portrayed in literature and history as vulnerable to worldly dangers, women were believed to be better off at home, in the private sphere. By the mid-Victorian period, however, women were traveling – and writing about their travels – and their (in)vulnerability.
Call For Papers: Human Rights, Literature, the Arts, and Social Sciences International Conference, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant
November 21-23, 2013
The persistence of repressive and discriminatory national policies, cultural practices, wars, genocide, religious conflict, ethnic cleansing, terrorism, rape, child-soldiering, sex-trafficking, and other forms of violence threaten the maintenance of human rights. These conditions remind us of the ever pressing need to safeguard our humanity through the preservation of human rights.
Deadline extended to March 15th!
All manuscripts should be sent by email to email@example.com. Submissions must be received the editors of Shift by midnight on 15 March 2013 to be considered for publication in issue 6.
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Shift welcomes academic papers, exhibition and book reviews, as well as discussions concerning other art-related events from current graduate students. Please see Submission and Style Guidelines for appropriate guidelines.
[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation invites submissions for the upcoming 7th issue. We accept:
• academic papers from different disciplines such as literary theory, culture studies, anthropology, history, sociology, etc.
• writings on literary translation as well as translations from all languages into Croatian and English. (Introductory essays [up to 2,500 words] dealing with specific problems of the submitted translation from the perspective of literary translation are welcome.)
Please include the following with your submissions:
The Renaissance of Roland Barthes
Speakers: Jonathan Culler, Diana Knight, Rosalind Krauss, D.A. Miller, and Lucy O'Meara
In this session, papers will look at the different ways place can determine one's identity. Whether discussing immigrant narratives, narratives of displacement, coming of age narratives or something all-together different, geographic location determines a great deal about one's personal narrative. Place can determine as much about a person as his or genetic history, making the relationship between identity and place subject to boundless exploration- See more at: http://www.pamla.org/2013/topics/mapping-identity#sthash.dF5hJvN2.dpuf
Madness is a concept of relativity, types and degrees alongside being a state and experience with its own realities. Even though primarily it refers to the field and science of psychiatry and psychology, it has leaked into everything human. Literature, embracing everything human and also being regarded as a field or activity not ordinary, normal or sane, has explored the states of "madness" for ages. Melancholia, hedonism, materialism, utopias, chemicals or arts- all breed insanity. Artists,scientists and women, among other groups, have been called mad. Some madwomen and madmen have been regarded as heroines and heroes and some heroes and heroines have been tortured as madmen and madwomen.