Across Europe, the public discourses of migration continue to trade on anxiety and fear. Much of this debate seems wearying familiar: populist politicians rehearse familiar anti-immigration rhetoric, while EU states co-operate to target so-called "irregular" migrants. At the same time, European migration appears to display new contours and patterns that such repetitions seem unable to record. Migration within Europe has also changed, as the EU expansion has combined with the calamitous collapse of finance capital.
20. – 22. May 2016 at the University Paderborn, Germany
Waiting shapes the narratives of individuals and societies alike. Yet, waiting is more than just one realization of the present. Far from being a mere form of intermittent white noise, waiting could be conceptualized as the unravelling of and the reflection on a plurality of possible futures. Waiting simultaneously foregrounds the often paradoxical agency/passivity of the waiting subject as explored, for example, in the narrative of Penelope in Homer's Odyssey.
August 21-23, 2015
Halifax, Nova Scotia
(Please note that the new deadline is May 13, 2015.)
Global Cultures of Contestation International Conference
Organised by the Amsterdam Centre for Globalisation Studies
University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
15 & 16 October 2015
- Paul Gilroy (King's College London)
- Zeynep Tufekci (TBC) (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
- Robin Celikates & Thomas Poell (University of Amsterdam)
Cfp: First Issue of
Rivista di studi letterari, postcoloniali e di genere
Journal of Literary, Postcolonial and Gender Studies
(de)gendering the postcolonial
Postcoloniali e generi – postcoloniali degeneri
Eds. Marta Cariello and Serena Guarracino
Originality as an ideal has occupied an august position in American cultural history, from Emerson's injunction to "[N]ever imitate" to Apple's "Think different" campaign. Yet the very proliferation of coffee mugs, bumper stickers, fridge magnets, and tablet cases bearing Emerson's words and Apple's slogan shows that not only objects but even the ideas they bear can be disseminated en masse. And in a digital culture in which information can be shared more quickly, easily, and cheaply every day, how do we—scholars, teachers, critics, readers—conceive of originality and theorize its value?
21st Century Englishes Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015
Location: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Proposal Deadline (for panel and individual presentations): Friday, July 24, 2015
We invite proposals for scholarly and creative works and readings for the third annual 21st Century Englishes graduate student conference to be held Saturday, October 24, 2015, hosted by graduate students of the Department of English at Bowling Green State University.
CONFERENCE THEME: Englishes Now and Then, Then and Now
OFF THE LIP: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Cognitive Innovation
Workshop and Conference: Preliminary notice and call for participation
Deadline May 15 2015
Short papers and posters are invited for a conference to be held at the University of Plymouth, UK between 7-11 September 2015.
Workshops: 7-8 September
Conference: 9-11 September
Confirmed Plenary Speakers:
Director of the Diatrope Institute, Berkeley, California, USA
Distinguished Professor of Arts and Technology, Professor of Physics, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Inaugural Dressing The Early Modern Network Conference
Saturday, 19 September 2015, Dutch University Institute for Art History (NIKI), Viale Torricelli 5, 50125 Florence, Italy (www.niki-florence.org)
The many languages of comparative literature
The comparison of literary texts from different cultural spheres and in different lan-guages was at the origin of comparative literature. Even after comparatist paradigms have changed and developed, and after comparative criticism has expanded consider-ably, the crossing of borders between languages is still essential to the discipline.
The Oxford English Dictionary lists three main senses for 'waste' in the English language:
1, Waste or desert land
2, Action or process of wasting
3, Waste matter, refuse
The conference invites abstracts for 20 minute papers which fit under these broad headings.
Papers might consider, but are not limited to, the following areas and questions:
Visit our webpage: http://deuas.deu.edu.tr/
Dokuz Eylül University – Department of American Culture and Literature
1st INTERNATIONAL AMERICAN STUDIES SYMPOSIUM
May 5-6-7, 2016 – Pine Bay Holiday Resort, Kusadasi/ TURKEY
This symposium will bring together academics from across Turkey and the rest of the world to discuss the idea of the "The Sacred and the Sublime"
13th October 2015 brings the centenary of the birth of a leader who will always be celebrated as Britain's first woman Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. From provincial Grantham, daughter of a Methodist shop owner, Margaret Hilda Roberts became iconic, leaving her indubitable mark on political, social, economic and educational coordinates of Great Britain. Various narratives abound concerning a still controversial figure, in literature, film, history, biography, political memoir and so forth.
(Papers welcome from all, including postgraduate researchers, academics, and independent scholars)
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr Helen Wheatley (Associate Professor in Film & Television Studies, University of Warwick)
Thursday 18th June 2015
Issues of technology and film have long been considered fundamental bedfellows. Studies of technology's impact both on the cinema – from the coming of sound and colour to the rise of digital media – and within its films have shaped much scholarly thinking. Indeed, representations of technology's effects on modern and future life shine a light on our most elemental fears.
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Call for Critical or Creative Work
"New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory" is open for submissions for Volume 12 (Issue 12.3) and Volume 13.
The journal considers critical work relating to Creative Writing practice and the critical examination of Creative Writing. Strong pedagogically focused papers are considered.
Creative work (in any genre) is also welcome.
Word length and submission guidelines at: www.newwriting.org.uk
Submissions welcome via this journal submission site.