Debt: The Cultural and Material Logics of Owing/Owning
Guest editors: Cynthia Wu and Kritika Agarwal
Debt is what made the Asian American. Briefly put, indentured servitude created an Asian diaspora in the Americas. These asymmetrical relations of owing (for workers) and owning (for plantation capitalists, some of whom were themselves Asian) generated for the United States and other countries a post-emancipation workforce that blurred the lines between free and unfree labor. Yet, workers under these conditions improvised forms of barter, exchange, ownership, and intimacy that could not have been anticipated.
Transitions 4 is a one-day symposium promoting new research and multi-disciplinary academic study of comics/ comix/ manga/ bande dessinée and other forms of sequential art, now in its fourth year at Birkbeck.
Saturday the 2nd of November 2013
School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London, London WC1E 7HX
Keynote: Dr. Ann Miller (University of Leicester, joint editor of European Comic Art)
Respondent: Dr. Roger Sabin (Central St. Martins, University of the Arts London)
Translations: Exchange of Ideas
An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference
June 27th – 28th 2013
Cardiff University, Wales UK
Dr Eileen Brennan (St Patrick's College Drumcondra)
Dr Elizabeth Wren-Owens (Cardiff University)
**Please see the timeline update to this CFP since its initial positing.**
CFP: Abstracts for edited collection
Engaging Student Learning in Non-Traditional Formats
Deadline: May 15th, 2013
We are soliciting abstracts for an interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary book that examines whether course format, delivery, & duration make a difference in students' academic performance and achievement. We are particularly interested in papers that examine teaching and learning from broad and diverse cultural, disciplinary, and institutional contexts. Some of the following questions may be useful in helping authors conceptualize their submissions:
Expression of Interest
Marie Curie Action Fellowships – CIDEHUS (Portugal)
The Call for Marie Curie Action Fellowships was launched a few weeks ago (http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/apply-now/open-calls/inde...). It is a great, international, and competitive contest, which gives an unique opportunity for researchers to move in a new country and develop their own project in cooperation with a local host centre.
ISED 2013 - Fourth International Symposium on Electronic System Design
12-13 December 2013
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Paper Submission Due :31st May 2013
Review Status Notice :1st August 2013
Camera-ready Paper Due :20th August 2013
Author Registration Due :30th August 2013
Symposium :12-13 December 2013
CALL FOR PAPERS [DEADLINE: 1 JULY]
Listening to Literature, 1900-1950
12-14 March 2014 - University of Leuven, Belgium
Julian Murphet (University of New South Wales, Sydney)
This three-day conference seeks to survey the impact of aural media (phonograph, gramophone, telephone, radio) and other major sound events of the first half of the twentieth century on the literature of the period. Through in-depth analysis of the different ways in which modernist and avant-garde authors reflected on and incorporated sound and aural technologies in their writings, we aim to explore the literary soundscape between 1900 and 1950.
Special Forum--"On Demand and Relevance: Transnational American Studies in the Middle East and North Africa"
Guest Editors: Ebony Coletu (American University in Cairo) and Ira Dworkin (American University in Cairo)
The Seminar tries to manifest the belief in the enormous power of literature to drive change, and in the author's moral duty to their readers, both social and artistic. Literature is a social enterprise which drives change and motivates people to take action. The Seminar attempts to persuade the readers to expand their understanding and knowledge on human rights topics and violations, thereby inviting them to take social action. Literature promotes values of human rights directly or indirectly. It aims to transform the impact of the reading experience into a motivation for social action.
Americana: The Institute for the Study of American Popular Culture invites you to submit poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction/memoir for PRIZE AMERICANA.
We believe that creative writers create our future popular culture and must be supported as they express the hopes, dreams, struggles, and challenges of their age. Winners will receive publication by Press Americana. We are open to all styles and genres.
We would like to congratulate Agustin D. Martinez for his novel The Mares of Lenin Park, which won Prize Americans for Prose 2012.
We would also like to congratulate Peter Neil Carroll for his manuscript A Child Turns Back to Wave: Poetry of Lost Places which won Prize Americana for Poetry 2012.