Archive Journal is now accepting project and essay proposals for the "Archives, Remixed" section of its upcoming fourth issue, "Publishing the Archive." This issue will examine how technological developments—from discrete digitization projects and databases to linked data and APIs for extensible machine-readability—are changing how we produce and publish archives and archival research.
E-rea (Revue électronique d'études sur le monde anglophone) is seeking papers for a special volume to appear in the autumn of 2014.
This panel invites participants from any college or university where there is an interest in building a B.A. in English or establishing a new programmatic track within the discipline. Participants need not be at any particular point in the process, and we hope to incorporate a diverse array of experiences and viewpoints. In other words, participants may only be thinking about the possibility of creating a program or they might be on the other side of the process. This panel will also consider what types of programs should/need to be created to meet the changing needs of students in the 21st century. We hope that this session will produce a vibrant dialogue that will serve as a bridge to future cooperation.
Monday 17 June 2013, University of Oxford
Transforming Postgraduate Research: Engaging with the Digital World
The event will include keynote addresses by:
• Professor Martin Weller (Open University) •
• Professor Sarah Churchwell (University of East Anglia) •
Transforming Postgraduate Research: Engaging with the Digital World is a one-day interactive training initiative for postgraduate students across the arts and humanities interested in public engagement and digital media. It aims to provide introductory training for postgraduate researchers in using the digital to create exciting means of disseminating academic research beyond the academy to achieve maximum impact, in other words, digital engagement.
This conference focuses on the influence of cultural 'legacies' within current humanities research. By highlighting the work of postgraduates and early career researchers, this interdisciplinary conference will examine the various ways in which 'legacies' are created, restructured, perpetuated and even rejected. It will also question whether newer disciplines respond to cultural mythologies by establishing their own 'legacy' as a means of achieving academic authentication.
This year, we are taking the theme of Kingdoms, Nations and Villages to explore how literature has represented, interpreted and subverted identities. Recent research at Kings (such as the Leverhulme funded Commodities and Culture Network as well as comparative literary scholarship in the Menzies Centre) has suggested that this theme would provoke a timely inter-Collegiate, inter-period critical discussion and conversation.
CALL FOR PAPERS
2013 ELLAK INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
"Micro versus Macro Literatures in English:
Aesthetics, Politics, and Ethics of Distant Reading in Literatures, Cultures, Languages, and the Humanities"
Sookmyung Women's University
November 7-9, 2013
For the details of the conference schedule and program, please refer to the website:
The international conference "Except Asia: Agamben's Work in Transcultural Perspective," to be held at National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan, June 25-27, 2013, is now open for registration. Please register at the conference website:
The last day for registration is May 25, 2013.
The conference program and other information can also be found at the website.
"Freedom and Utopia"
38th Annual Meeting
Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, South Carolina
November 14-17, 2013
Scholars and artists are encouraged to present on the intersections between freedom and Utopia (but not exclusively). On this 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation we welcome papers that analyze the meaning of utopic freedom and the potential limits to that freedom. As the history surrounding the Proclamation suggests, utopian visions of freedom are often multi-vocal and conflicted. We thus encourage participants to explore the contradictions surrounding invocations of freedom on a variety of topics, from the earliest utopian visions to the speculations and yearnings of the 21st-century.
Cityscapes of the Future: Urban Spaces in Science Fiction
The city has played a pivotal role in science fiction narratives since the earliest days of the genre. Towering megastructures, dystopian urbanity and the otherworldly configurations of alien cities have contributed greatly to representations of imagined futures.
Our project aims to take a broad view of the science-fictional cityscape, in any medium (television, film, novels, comics/graphic novels, anime, video games, etc.).
All relevant topics are welcome; we encourage interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives, as well as discussions of non-Western texts. We are especially interested in the following subjects: