As budget priorities and funding principles continue to shift in university administrations and government policies favoring the further advancement of STEM fields, one of the most salient, emerging strategies to bolster enrollment in foreign language and humanities courses has been to embrace technology in teaching both within the classroom and without. Indeed, the need to incorporate technology at the foundation of course offerings is evidenced in its frequent mention in course descriptions and even in announcements for new faculty and lecturer searches.
This roundtable will bring together advanced graduate students and early career scholars who have demonstrated excellence in teaching. The participants will discuss how graduate students and recent PhDs can develop, implement, manage, improve, and promote their teaching practices.
With the proliferation of global media on the Internet, Korean television dramas have quickly become a popular phenomenon. Not just permeating Asia, but also appearing in the U.S., the Middle East, Europe, and Spanish-speaking countries among others, these dramas lead to fans scrambling to provide subtitles in their own languages. Along with being enthralled with characters and storylines, fans find themselves listening to soundtracks and following their favorite actors to other Korean dramas.
CFP 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 11–14, 2017), Kalamazoo: The Craft (Beer) of Medievalism: Popular Culture, the Middle Ages, and Contemporary Brewing (A Roundtable) According to the Brewers Association, an industry advocacy group, American craft brewing is a rapidly growing $22.3 billion market. As a visit to any store specializing in small-scale beer will affirm, medieval imagery and ideas are frequently invoked in the marketing and conceptions of such beer. This roundtable will explore the multi-faceted intersection of medievalism and the craft beer movement.
Yuqian Yan (University of Chicago) and Junko Yamazaki (UCLA) are currently putting together a panel on cinematic images of nature in historical film (broadly conceived) for SCMS 2017. The papers thus far are a paper on the use of location shooting in early Chinese costume dramas by Yuqian Yan, a PhD candidate at the University of Chicago, and a paper on rain, image and habitus in Japanese period film by Junko Yamazaki, a postdoctoral fellow at UCLA. We're looking for one or more additional papers to complete the panel. Proposals exploring the intersection of nature and history are particularly welcome.
Possible topics may include:
- Landscape and setting
- Location shooting and historical sites
ARIEL Special Issue Call for Papers:
Literature & Postcolonial Capitalism
Encyclopaedic fictions are being studied increasingly comparatively: with such studies as Hilary Clark’s The Fictional Encyclopaedia (1990), Franco Moretti’s Modern Epic (1996), Stefano Ercolino’s The Maximalist Novel (2014), and Paul St. Amour’s Tense Future (201 5), as well as forthcoming studies like Nick Levey’s Maximalism in Contemporary American Literature (2016) and Antonio Barrenechea’s America Unbound (2016), critical attention has turned to assessing the commonalities between these daunting, ambitious, totalising texts—and away from single-author approaches.
North Wind: A Journal of George MacDonald Studies
North Wind, the journal devoted to the works of George MacDonald, is seeking articles for its 2016 edition. Articles are welcome on all aspects of MacDonald: his fairy tales, fantasies, novels, poetry, and sermons. The journal is also seeking shorter “notes and queries” and “connections” that focus on issues related to MacDonald.
The 32nd Annual Meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies Western Regional
“Her Exiled Children: Ireland and Irish America”
October 20 – 22, 2016
Submissions due August 26 at http://acisweb.org/regionals/western/submissions/
As a follow-up to the successful publication of Digital Gaming Re-imagines the Middle Ages (Routledge, 2014), I am soliciting proposals for a follow-on volume tentatively entitled, Lit, Lore, and Canon in Medieval Digital Gaming.
Proposed seminar for the Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association at Utrecht, The Netherlands, July 6-9, 2017
Ksenia Robbe, University of Leiden
Manuel Ghilarducci, University of Muenster
Remembering Transitions: Local Revisions, Global Crossings
Feminist Iconography III
Call for Artists
Exhibition Dates: Novermber Dates TBA
Opening Reception: TBA
Submission Deadline: 10/21/16
Notification of Selection: 10/24/16
Deadline for Artwork Arrival: TBA
Call for Papers
Theatre Arts Journal: Studies in Scenography and Performance (TAJ) , an open access scholarly and peer-reviewed journal at www.taj.tau.ac.il , invites submissions on the following topics:
- Edward Gordon Craig’s legacy: a reassessment
- representation in scenography, within the larger political, social, and aesthetic context, in the past as in the present
In the context of events such as the recent upsurge in police violence in the US, the rhetoric surrounding the influx of refugees in Europe, and ongoing violence that targets queer communities, this seminar poses the question of justice in relation to the concept of queerness. What questions do alternative structures of political, social and romantic organizing pose to normative social forms? Does justice reside in forms of re-, and counter-alignment, or in the very questioning of the idea of alignment? In other words, how can we read performances and experiences of eccentricity as modes of destabilizing the L/law?