The website devoted to Muriel Rukeyser invites submission of short essays (for instance on individual poems); blogs (on any topic related to Rukeyser); approaches to teaching Rukeyser's work; creative work inspired by Rukeyser; and reviews of recent works on or related to the poet's life and work. We are also interested in discussions/summaries of dissertation research, interesting archival finds, visual material, etc.
"Politics and Ontology"
Organizer: Matthew Scully (Emerson College)
Politics, as that which relates to the organization of public life, and ontology, as the study of being, have long been intertwined. Left/right identity politics, for example, often ground themselves on an ontologized, or essentialized, identity. In contrast, many theorists view politics as the construction of identity. Jacques Rancière, for instance, insists that politics determines the ontological status of its subjects, rather than the reverse; no “human being” preexists the political act.
A few months ago, an Afro-Brazilian councilwoman investigating police brutality in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas was gunned down. Ballistics showed a match for the weapons used by military police. After a failed military coup in Turkey in 2016, thousands participated in overnight “Democracy Watches,” turning public squares into sites of mutual surveillance. And, in the US, nearly two decades after 9/11, the logic of the “war on terror” has spilled over into “wars” on drugs, illegal immigration, and inner-city violence.
Beyond the Clock: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Time
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
15-16 March 2019
Jimena Canales (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
Stephen Kern (The Ohio State University)
The “Beyond the Clock” Symposium brings together scholars from the humanities and social sciences for two days of presentations and discussions on what might be called the third generation of temporality studies.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Contemporary Art, Philosophy and Politics
After The Postconceptual Condition
TECHNE Postgraduate Student-Led Symposium
University of Surrey, Centre for Performance Philosophy
Friday, 9 November 2018
Apologies for cross-posting. Please do circulate to anyone who may be interested.
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 25 JULY!
Join us in Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Mexico, and Cuba!
Literature at Sea: Storms, Shipwrecks, and Survival
Miami, Florida, USA, 17-24 December 2018Abstracts are invited for a conference sponsored by the Troy University English Department on storms, shipwrecks, and survival, broadly defined. Proposed papers may focus on the literature of any country and any literary period, but please keep in mind that the conference language will be English. Topics might include (but are not limited to) the following:
Sublimity and the sea
“Americans in Paris from Thomas Jefferson to the 21st Century: A long-lasting fascination ”
C4: The Conference on Contemporary Celebrity Culture, Drake University (Des Moines, Iowa, USA), June 9-11, 2019.
The Radical Sixties: Aesthetics, Politics and Histories of Solidarity | 28–29 June 2019, University of Brighton, UK An international interdisciplinary conference jointly organized by the University of Brighton’s Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE); Centre for Design History (CDH) and Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories(CMNH). Deadline for abstracts: 28 September 2018 “The Sixties” continue to engage scholars from many disciplines in debates over what exactly changed; and, indeed, whether the various protest movements were in fact radical at all in their political demands.
From a lost silent film to Japanese animation, LMM Montgomery’s Anne Shirley is one of the most enduring fictional characters, finding life on the shelves and screens of each generation since the novel Anne of Green Gables was first published in 1908. The release of Netflix’s new adaptation, released internationally as Anne With An E, prompted a range of responses from generations who had grown up with the books and the iconic Kevin Sullivan/CBC mini-series from the 1980s. This new Anne was darker and edgier, her fragility rawer than before – but was she ‘our Anne-girl’?