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Alternative Careers for PhDs in the Humanities

updated: 
Friday, July 21, 2017 - 11:08am
Comparative Studies at the Ohio State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Alternative Careers for PhDs in the Humanities

Ohio State University

Columbus, Ohio

September 8-9, 2017

 

CALL FOR PAPERS: The graduate students in the Department of Comparative Studies at The Ohio State University welcome proposals around the topic of alternative careers for PhDs in the humanities.

 

Keynote Speaker: Romand Coles, Professor of Political Theory and Practice, Institute for Social Justice, Australian Catholic University. Professor Coles is a scholar-activist who works at the intersections of continental and critical philosophy, radical democratic theory, and various modes of political organizing and activism.

 

70 Years of Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery"

updated: 
Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 6:20pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (Pittsburgh, 2018)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

In June of 1948, Shirley Jackson’s short story “The Lottery” appeared in The New Yorker. Jackson’s story juxtaposed a nostalgic depiction of rural America with a jarringly brutal ending, causing outraged readers to cancel their New Yorker subscriptions and to deluge Jackson with hate mail. In the 70 years since then, “The Lottery” has become a staple of short story anthologies and American literature curricula, as well as having been adapted into a radio play, two television movies, a popular educational film, an opera, a ballet, a one-act play, and an episode of South Park.

Serial Prestige: Values in Contemporary “High-End” Episodic and Serial Drama

updated: 
Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 4:43pm
Edited Collection
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 1, 2018

 

Serial Prestige:

Values in Contemporary “High-End” Episodic and Serial Drama

For this potential anthology with an academic press, the editors invite essays addressing cultural and production values of post-2000 episodic and serial dramas (cable, network, streaming) in view of their ambition to dissolve or minimize oppositions between high and low culture.

Conference "SCRIVERE IL/IN CONFINO - Scritture femminili del Novecento Europeo"

updated: 
Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 6:21pm
Club Soroptimist International di Messina / Spadafora Gallo-Niceto
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2017

Su iniziativa dei Club Soroptimist International di Messina e di Spadafora Gallo-Niceto l’8 Settembre 2017 avrà luogo presso l’Università di Messina, all'Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti, il Convegno “SCRIVERE IL/IN CONFINO - Scritture femminili del Novecento Europeo”, il cui tema portante sarà il tema dell’Esilio nella Letteratura femminile europea del XX secolo.

Gli interventi che si succederanno seguiranno due direzioni di base:

- l’esperienza esistenziale di autrici di testi letterari di qualsiasi genere che hanno vissuto in prima personale la fuga e il confino, attraverso i loro scritti personali e autobiografici

Sensing Poverty: Visions of Vulnerable Children @PAMLA 2017

updated: 
Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 6:20pm
cfppanel@gmail.com
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Sensing Poverty: Visions of Vulnerable Children

All papers considering representations of impoverished children within fiction or film

will be considered for this panel. Topics relating to the conference theme of sight, visuality, visibility,

and ways of seeing are especially encouraged.

 

Representations of poverty and childhood within novels, comics, or films will be the subject of this

proposed panel. Topics relating to the conference theme of sight, visuality, visibility, and ways of seeing

are especially encouraged. Proposed papers may consider the experience of poverty (hunger, disease,

violence) for children; the use of language to create imagery and inspire empathy; interconnections with

The Spanish Civil War (1936-1939): Transforming the Soul of a Nation

updated: 
Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 5:29pm
North East Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The Spanish Civil War was an event that not only transformed the Spanish nation politically and economically, it also changed its landscape and the very identity of the nation. The Republican government had worked hard to transform Spain from a postcolonial decaying kingdom into a modern European nation, with varying levels of success.  The war did not halt those attempts to modernize the nation for the Republican side, for example the Misiones Pedagógicas continued their work educating the poor farmers and the working class well into the 1939.  The Nacionalistas began shaping the nation into their vision early into the war with the help of the Falangistas.

Reminder: Destabilizing Acts of Witnessing (NeMLA 2018)

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 8:24pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

In the face of violence, acts of witness are crucial to reaffirm the humanity of those that have been dehumanized, rebuild social worlds, and assert new communal bonds. At the same time, efforts at witnessing are fraught with risk. Personal testimonies may increase feelings of isolation instead of yielding catharsis. Writers, scholars, and artists who strive to represent acts of violence risk turning suffering into spectacle and re-inscribing binaries of agency versus victimhood. No act of witness can encompass a person’s experience; there is always more to know than any narrative or representation could portray.

American Political Humor: Masters of Satire and Their Impact On U.S. Policy and Culture

updated: 
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 6:05pm
Jody Baumgartner, editor
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

Seeking contributors for ABC-CLIO's two-volume forthcoming encyclopedia, "American Political Humor: Masters of Satire and Their Impact on U.S. Policy and Culture." This two volume set, due out in the fall of 2019, will have a total of approximately 110 profiles, 2,000 words in length, of important individuals or media outlets (specific magazines, television shows, websites, and specific vehicles of political humor). These will be divided into 12 chronological chapters.

In exchange for agreeing to contribute, all authors will have complimentary e-book access to the set and an ABC-CLIO gift card worth $100 as a token of appreciation.

Seeking Essays on Pokémon Go

updated: 
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 6:06pm
Kristopher Purzycki
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 13, 2017

In July of 2016, Niantic Inc. released Pokémon Go in the United States to unanticipated public interest. In one of the hottest summers on record, millions took to the streets to search for charmanders and dragonites, overwhelming both servers and public spaces. While interest in the mobile application has subsided, Pokémon Go remains a cultural artifact that demands further analysis. Opening conversations on public and civic rhetorics through play, the phenomenon of this simple game exposes critical intersections of race, gender, ability, and class as technological concerns over access, privacy, and privilege.

Holocaust and Genocide Studies Conference 2018

updated: 
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 6:06pm
Middle Tennessee State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

13TH INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST & GENOCIDE STUDIES CONFERENCE AT MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY

 

21st-CENTURY PERSPECTIVES ON THE HOLOCAUST & GENOCIDE

APRIL 18-21, 2018

 

FEATURED SPEAKERS:

  • Ronald Grigor Suny
  • Gerhard Weinberg
  • Niemat Ahmadi

 

NeMLA 2018 session: College as Imagined World for First-Generation Students

updated: 
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 7:58pm
Scott DeShong, Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Papers addressing the difficulties of students for whom academia is foreign, considered in terms of the student’s alienation, psychological unpreparedness, underdeveloped perspective, etc. How can such students be incorporated into academia, and thereby into work (and life broadly) made accessible by education? Alternatively, should we seek such incorporation, or instead reimagine and change academia, and how? Institutions have implemented a variety of assimilation and retention strategies, some with better records than others. Some programs engage students individually, whereas others emphasize building communities; some strategies focus on key first-year courses, such as introductory writing.

Reminder: Considering Modernist Confusion (NeMLA 2018 Pittsburgh)

updated: 
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 6:07pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This panel reflects on the place of confusion in British and American modernism. Confusion has not been traditionally considered a proper scholarly response to textual analysis; critics are supposed to interpret a text rather than allow themselves to experience its uncertainties. What happens when we explore the confusion we feel when reading not as something to be worked through, but as something to be worked with? Building on affect theorists’ work on how our feelings can influence the way we read, such as Eve Sedgwick’s reparative reading and Rita Felski’s reflective and post-critical reading, how can considering confusion change both our experience of reading and our critical practices?

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