In his seminal work The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. Du Bois wrote that the single most pressing issue facing the United States was the color line. More than 100 years later, the issue of race remains a pressing one for the U.S. and research suggests that the racial divide permeates our culture. Furthermore, numerous studies have found that today’s college students are not sufficiently prepared to interact and communicate effectively in a culturally-diverse and globalized workplace and do not possess many of the 21st century competencies necessary for success and engagement in such diverse environments. But in comparison, we wonder how prepared are faculty, administrators, and staff to cultivate a space where these skills can develop?
Humanities Unbound 2018: Work and PurposeA Works-in-Progress Graduate Conference - April 19-20th, 2018
Old Dominion University - Norfolk, VA, USA
Submission deadline: March 16, 2018
Our conference theme this year is Work and Purpose. We welcome graduate students’ papers or creative works that explore the intersections of disciplines, scholarship, and real world practices. The aim of the Humanities Unbound conference is to provoke critical conversations within, across, and for communities.
Perspectives on Music Production: Gender in Music Production
Call for Contributions
Deadline for proposals: 9th April 2018
The music production industry has, for many years, been viewed as male dominated. Despite many examples of diversification and acknowledgement of the issues (such as the Audio Engineering Society’s ‘He For She’ campaign), gender representation within music production is considered limited. The editors welcome abstracts for chapters in a forthcoming Routledge edited volume entitled Gender in Music Production. The scope for contributions are listed below.
In December 2012, a young woman named Jyoti Singh was raped in New Delhi while returning home after watching a film with her friend. The incident quickly became a sensational news story in both national and international media, leading to an unprecedented amount of popular protests in New Delhi and other Indian cities. To be precise, the Jyoti Singh Rape Case proved to be a watershed moment in the history of the contemporary gendered mobilizations in India, which unleashed a series of questions for the Indian women’s movement.
We are seeking 20 minute papers exploring the work of psychoanalyst Wilfred Bion and its relevance to literary studies and the humanities for the special session panel "Bion and the humanities" at the 2019 MLA in Chicago.
Call for contributions
Assuming Gender is looking for contributors to its upcoming general issue.
Assuming Gender is an on-line, international, peer-reviewed academic journal that seeks to explore the various ways in which gender is ‘assumed’ in social and cultural texts, practices, and subjectivities. Assuming Gender features cutting-edge research in feminist theories, queer theories, critical and cultural theory, literature, film studies, sociology and other relevant fields. To visit our website, click here.
WRITING RENAISSANCE EXPERIENCE – EXPERIENCING RENAISSANCE WRITING
Johannes Gutenberg University
5-6 July 2018
Patrick Gill (Mainz)
Anja Müller-Wood (Mainz)
Tymon Adamczewski (Bydgoszcz)
Transatlantica special issue:
Creating the child audience: media and the invention of modern
American childhood from the late 19th century to the present day
What: Event combining academic conference panel presentations, public lectures, film, and media installations. Panels will consist of 20-minute presentations.
Where: UiT – The Arctic University of Norway
When: November 15-17, 2018
Abstracts due: April 15, 2018