In this century, corporate cinema production has experienced an economic and technological crisis. Yet "glocal" productions featuring global topics, such as human rights, climate, conflict, migration, as well as sports and cultural patterns, have met with worldwide success and challenged the hegemony of Hollywood. Examples are "An Inconvenient Truth" (Davis Guggenheim, 2006), and "Lost Children" (Ali Samadi Ahadi/Oliver Stoltz, 2005).
SPECTRUM is an annual journal of art and literature published by UC Santa Barbara's College of Creative Studies. Founded in 1957, it is the longest-standing literary magazine in the UC system. We accept art, poetry, fiction, and non-fiction works from everyone, regardless of age or school affiliation. Art can be either black and white or in color. Any form of poetry and any genre of fiction is allowed; non-fiction works can range from interviews, personal essays, and creative or scholarly essays. We do not follow themes and no subject will be censored.
The West has enjoyed a commanding supremacy in culture and world affairs for several centuries, but the 21st Century finds the East exerting a powerful influence on the West. The economic powerhouses of Saudi Arabia, India, China and Japan, and the expansion of nuclear weaponry to Muslim countries have made dealing with the East critical to the prosperity and security of the West. So as culture has flowed east in the past, it now begins to flow west.
For our 16th annual Multicultural Conference we request papers and presentations that deal with the influence of the East on the West – as played out in culture, the arts, politics, demographics, business, the military and the economy.
Much scholarship on modern and contemporary literature has taken it as an article of faith that writers either turned away from or actively rejected religion. While this "narrative of secularization," to use Pericles Lewis' terms, still holds sway in literary studies, the fields of critical theory, political science, and sociology have increasingly interrogated the categories "secular" and "religious," as in the work of Charles Taylor, Hent de Vries, William E. Connolly, Talal Asad, and Slavoj Žižek. Such work has generated the new category, "post-secular," which examines the anxieties and absences in secular imaginaries, philosophies, and politics. This work also challenges the "secular" as the unconscious norm of intellectual practice.
The William & Mary Policy Review is the student-run journal at the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy at the College of William & Mary.
We are seeking papers, essays, and creative writing from professors, graduate students, and undergraduates on the topics of globalization and development, social policy, environmental policy, and health policy.
For more information, see www.wm.edu/policyreview.
In response to the Pennsylvania Human Relations Committee's recent finding of probable cause of racial discrimination at a suburban Philadelphia swim club, the Widener Journal of Law, Economics and Race (WJLER) requests the submissions of comments by scholars of any discipline reflecting the racial, economic and legal aspects of this case. A PDF copy of the findings can be found on our website at www.wjler.org. Comments should be approximately 5-8 pages in length, double-spaced, with one-inch margins, include the author's name on the first page of the comment, and contain footnotes that conform to proper Bluebook format.
CALL FOR ESSAYS
Rebecca Flynn and Salvatore Musumeci are seeking further proposals for a collection of essays entitled Spaces of Consumption and Disposable Culture: A Material Dialogue in Medieval Europe (c.1100-1500).
The Popular Culture Association and American Culture
Associations are inviting papers on motorcycling
and its impact on American society, other societies and cultures.
Suggested topics include:
Allegory has long been situated in a metaphorical-metaphysical scheme that presumes a hierarchical relationship between word and meaning. One way to rethink this relationship is to consider allegory as intrinsic to language itself (rather than as some meaning located outside of language) and how this view might challenge a hierarchical structure of reference. By bracketing this hierarchical relationship, we can consider the allegory of language itself. Allegory enables one to say two things at once, what one says in words and what one says other than in words. Allegory thus speaks a language that is also other to itself.
The Charles W. Chesnutt Association will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Association Conference at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco in Embarcadero Center on May 27-30, 2010.
This book, which began with papers from the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Joint Conference, seeks to explore the cultural aspects of festivals and fairs in the United States. The specific focus of the book is to examine how particular festivals and fairs reflect culture, counter-culture, or sub-culture in America. This project includes not only contemporary American festivals, but historical ones as well.
Please submit any questions and a 250-word abstract of your proposed chapter to:
Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2010
Graduate Student Colloquium
June 8-11, 2010
[Deadline has been extended to December 11, 2009.]
CALL FOR PAPERS: The DHSI will be sponsoring its second annual graduate student colloquium in June 2010. Graduate students attending the Institute are invited to participate in the 2010 colloquium entitled "Making Connections: Emerging Scholars in the Digital Humanities."
This is a call for poetry submissions for a collection thematically centered on adoption. All types of poetry and prose poems are acceptable up to 500 words. The collection will not only serve as a stand alone example of beautiful and engaging work, but will also contribute as a companion piece to courses that deal with the intermingling of behavior, family, and society. Multiple perspectives are encouraged and welcomed.
New Deadline: 1 January 2010
Call for Papers for École Normale Supérieure Paris International Conference, 2010
Conference Date: 20-21 February 2010
Locations: École Normale Supérieure and Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris
The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies seeks essays on cultural representations and experiences of labor and work, from the perspectives of the humanities and interpretive social sciences. Theoretical engagements are also of interest. While this call is not limited to interests of any period, we seek topics with relevance or insight into contemporary experiences and constructions of work.
- Cultural (literature, film, TV, etc.) representations of work
- Artists whose own work is reflective on questions of labor
- Cultures of labor and the workplace
- Discourses of labor in media
- Theoretical engagements with labor and work (Virno, Hardt & Negri, Badiou, etc)