THE PODCAST: FORMS, FUNCTIONS, FUTURES
AN INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
8 - 9 February 2018
in Mainz, Germany
Margarita Navarro Pérez (Departamento de Idiomas, Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia)
and Patrick Gill (Department of English and Linguistics, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz)
Theme: Power and Cultural Politics in Antiracist and Decolonial Education and Educational Research: Intersectionality, Resistance, and Survival
Critical studies on men and masculinities is a developing and interdisciplinary field of inquiry, flourished in association with the feminist and LGBTQ studies since its establishment in the 1980’s by the substantial efforts of authors such as Raewyn Connell, Michael Kimmel, Jeff Hearn, Victor Seidler and David Morgan among many others. This field is now elaborating and promoting its own issues and agendas. Masculinities: A Journal of Identity and Culture, an internationally refereed journal which is published biannually in February and August by Initiative for Critical Studies of Masculinities (ICSM), is a part of these efforts.
After 6 years of terrible violence, the war in Syria grinds on, and after surviving harrowing journeys, millions of people remain displaced, trapped in camps, between “borders,” tangled in bureaucratic processes. Meanwhile, anti-refugee campaigns have gained traction in certain wealthy nations best suited to mitigate the suffering of innocent people. Though a refugee crisis of this magnitude and duration is rare on the world stage, such catastrophes are not new and, today, not limited to Syria.
In June of 2015, United States President Donald J. Trump promised to build a border wall to impede the passage of Latin American individuals into the United States. This pledge propelled his unlikely campaign. On September 24, 2017, President Trump signed a third attempt at an executive order that would institute a temporary travel ban on individuals from Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, and Chad. These are only two recent instances of political bans and obstacles imposed on travel.
Call for Papers
Graduate Student Conference Spring 2018
Performance and Labor in the Contemporary World
March 30 – 31, 2018
Duke University Department of Cultural Anthropology
Keynote address: Prof. Louise Meintjes, Department of Cultural Anthropology and Music at Duke University
2018 Medical Humanities Conference at Boston College - (In)visibility
The conference will feature a key note speaker and several student panels. We welcome submissions from undergraduate and graduate students across the northeast. We invite papers or creative works that explore the intersections of medicine with the humanities and/ or social sciences.
While submissions may touch on any aspect of medical humanities, they should relate to the particular themes of this conference: medical theory, literature or art pertaining to the invisibility or visibility of health, illness, and disability.
Separate Spheres & Closed Doors: Recasting Gender and Space
Call for Papers
April 19th-20th 2018
Singleton Abbey, University of Swansea
Queer, Feminist, and Trans Studies Research Cluster University of California, Davis
Title: Queering Care and Cure
Keynote: Dean Spade, and second keynote to be confirmed.
Conference: May 3-4th, 2018
Location: University of California, Davis, in Davis, California Deadline for Submissions: February 1, 2018
CFP: Queering Care and Cure