Power, Knowledge, and Class in 'Everyday' Documentary
In an era of fast technological growth and transforming art forms
there is an increasing need for educational flexibility by academic
institutions. It is essential to keep in mind that the profile of
higher education in the 21st century is going to be very different to
what it used to be.
What is our role in this changing environment and how do we proceed?
Deliberations on the prevalent trends and the future of education
indicate that "innovation" combined with breakthrough partnerships are
considered keys to the future.
"Good order is the foundation of all good things" Edmund Burke, 1790
This one-day postgraduate conference will question the inherent or constructed hierarchical systems that have informed how we engage with art.
International Conference on PHOTOGRAPHY AND CINEMA: 50 Years of Chris Marker's La Jetée
Lisbon, 27 and 28 November
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Faculty of Social and Human Sciences
Call for Papers: In this period of presidential campaigning and partisan politics, when religion often becomes quite divisive in public rhetoric, how do we understand our Christian vocation and the faith we share? Its role in the public sphere has been hotly debated for years in America, especially given how one interprets the "separation of Church and State" that we have traditionally been taught and maintained. Add to this mix the recent phenomena of the TEA Party and Occupy Movements and a tradition of social and political activism, in person and online (Change.Org, Credo, etc.), that is creating a place for itself in public life and discourse.
"The Rural Believer in the Eighteenth Century" (Sponsored by the Society of Early Americanists) for the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting, Cleveland, Ohio April 4-7, 2013
Who reads James? When? Where? How? Why? What did James want from his readers? How did he read his own writings and those of others? New work on the history, sociology, culture, psychology, even the biology of reading has made these questions fresh. This special issue of the Henry James Review invites contributions on all aspects of Jamesian reading.
The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry James by a beginning scholar. The prize carries with it an award of $150, and the prize-winning essay will be published in HJR.
The competition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time academic appointment for more than four years. Independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to apply.
Essays should be 20-30 pages (including notes), original, and not under submission elsewhere or previously published.
Send submissions (4 copies, produced according to current MLA style) to:
Susan M. Griffin, Editor
The Henry James Review
Department of English
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
Genre filmmaking has been and continues to be a defining feature of cinema worldwide. Film critics and historians have produced a wealth of scholarly work on classical Hollywood and World Cinema genres. Recently, scholars have addressed issues of contemporary genre filmmaking; such research has tended to avoid a comparative approach to Hollywood and national cinemas, treating them largely as distinct systems of production. However, the increasingly globalized and transnational nature of contemporary filmmaking has opened up a space for the development of new approaches to and discourses surrounding film genre theory.
34th Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum
Plymouth State University
Plymouth, NH, USA
Friday and Saturday April 19-20, 2013
Call for Papers and Sessions
"Travel, Contact, Exchange"
Keynote speaker: David Simon, Art History, Colby College
We invite abstracts in medieval and Early Modern studies that consider how travel, contact, and
exchange functioned in personal, political, religious, and aesthetic realms.
● How, when, where, and why did cultural exchange happen?
● What are the roles of storytelling or souvenirs in experiences of pilgrimage or Crusade?
● What is exchanged, lost, or left behind in moments of contact?
The selection of Moonrise Kingdom (Anderson, 2012) as the opening film of this year's Cannes Film Festival attests to Wes Anderson's world-wide visibility and increasing relevance. His films, recognizable for their offbeat characters, eclectic soundtracks, and deadpan humor, have steadily built a loyal fan base since the success release of his second film, Rushmore (Anderson, 1998). Through two short films and seven feature films, Anderson continues to cultivate a distinctive style that demonstrates the influence of European cinema, New American cinema, literature, classical music, and modern art, among others.
Comparative Literature Conference, King's College London
Friday, November 9th, 2012
Keynote Speaker: Stephen Cheeke (University of Bristol)
The Philip Roth Society will sponsor a panel at this year's Jewish American & Holocaust Literature Symposium, held in South Beach, Florida on November 11-13, 2012. We welcome proposals for papers on any aspect of Philip Roth's work. Proposals/abstracts for 15-20 minute papers, not exceeding 250 words, should include "JAHLit Proposal" in the subject heading and be emailed to David Gooblar, Philip Roth Society Program Chair, at gooblarPRS@gmail.com. Please include institutional affiliation and full contact details.
The deadline for abstract submissions is August 1.
Pre-Columbian Haiti - PAMLA 2012 - Seattle University
October 19-21 - 110th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
Haiti: From Pre-Columbian to Independence. Papers are invited to explore the neglected past of Haiti before the arrival of the Europeans and the proclamation of the Independence. The deadline for abstracts (300 words maximum) is August 1, 2012. Please submit proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org.