Young adults have historically been both subject to and perpetrators of violence, regardless of social class or culture of provenience. In the 20th and 21st century, literature and media have paid special attention to this relationship, focusing particularly on how violence shapes youths who will become the "leaders of tomorrow." Different cultures assign distinct values to the threats and challenges young adults face and, likewise, demonstrate varying responses to violence against or by youths.
world literatures and indigenous studies
This special issue focuses on the rise of graphic arts, Comics and Memes in the Arab world as a means of expression, representation, and political resistance against ideological hegemony. The aim of this Special Issue is to explore Graphic arts, Comics and Memes, and their uses and functions in a changing Arab world. We are interested in scholarly works that examine the intersectionality of the literary and artistic production created before, during, and after the Arab uprisings and the significance of the development of visual means of production of these works especially in relation to online communication. The uprisings that began in Tunisia in December 2010 popularized the use of non-traditional and independent media for publishing.
As Holocaust survivors were liberated from concentration camps, prisons, and places of hiding—among other compromised milieus they were forced to inhabit from 1939–45—they brought the memories and the trauma of the Holocaust to the places they eventually came to call “home.” Bringing such emotional and psychological burdens with them, many survivors settled abroad—from Argentina to Canada and from the United States to Israel—and established families, rearing those who would later be called “second-generation” Holocaust witnesses. These children of Holocaust survivors (and their children) have become the carriers and bearers of their parents’ memories and trauma that came to define the domestic experience of survivor households.
A couple of years ago, when the conceptual poet Kenneth Goldsmith read “The Body of Michael Brown,” an appropriation of Brown’s autopsy report for a conference at Brown University, he unleashed a furious debate about the politics of speaking for another people’s pain or experience. While some accused him of bad taste and pointed to the long, colonial history of white male artists using black bodies as fodder for their art, others defended the right of the artist to provoke and explore, and decried what they considered the essentialism behind condemnations of Goldsmith’s pieces. Appropriation’s discontents are also evident in such recent controversies as the protests against the exhibit of Dana Schutz's "Open Casket" at the Whitney Biennial (and the subs
Harrison Middleton University (www.hmu.edu) is launching a Fellowship in Ideas. This is a writing and discussion project in the humanities designed for a recent university graduate from any field who has an interest in the humanities, interdisciplinary dialogue, and intellectual and professional enrichment.
Where are your monuments, your battles, martyrs?
Where is your tribal memory? Sirs,
in that grey vault. The sea. The sea
has locked them up. The sea is History.
—Derek Walcott, “The Sea is History”
Call for Papers
The University of Toronto’s Centre for Comparative Literature’s 28th Annual Conference
The Ocean and the Seas
“When Black people get free, everybody gets free. #BlackLivesMatter doesn’t mean your life isn’t important–it means that Black lives, which are seen as without value within White supremacy, are important to your liberation.” – Alicia Garza
Call for Papers
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Proposal submission deadline: November 15, 2017
In Search of the Hero(es) within the Genre and Beyond
“A Hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”
- Joseph Campbell
The Lincoln Humanities Journal is requesting submissions for its 6th special issue, to be published in December 2018, on the topic of Alternative Realities: Myths, Lies, Truths, and Half-Truths. Contributors are invited to examine (a) the truths of what is fact and what is fiction; (b) the real, the fake and their representations: art, illusion and history; (c) the misuse of deception; and (d) the ethical, cultural, political, and social ambivalence toward myths, lies, truths, and half-truths.