The Editorial Collective of the National Poetry Foundation invites paper and panel proposals for the last in our sequence of "decade" conferences, to be devoted to the Poetry and Poetics of the 1990s, American and international, and to be held from Wednesday to Sunday, June 28 - July 1, 2017, on the flagship campus of the University of Maine System in Orono, Maine.
2017 Conference of Mid-Atlantic Popular / American Culture Association (MAP/ACA)
MAPACA War Studies Area
Thursday, November 8 -- Saturday, November 11, 2017
Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown
Proposals due to http://www.mapaca.net by June 29, 2017
This panel explores the sense of place as part of the indigenous language of American artistic production of Modernism in the context of the European avant-garde. Though U.S. poets and artists were influenced by the formal techniques of Cubism, Futurism, Expressionism, Dadaism and Surrealism, they were also determined to search for the essence of an expressive language that defined its authenticity as opposed to European foreignness. One of their avenues of research was the exploration of the distinctive features of the American soil as a means of contributing novel aspects to modern aesthetics. The genuine character of the environment is closely linked to the strong attachment to rural or urban spaces and the value they acquire for the observer.
Histories of Global Capitalism with Prof. Dr. Sven Beckert (Harvard University)
When: 9 – 13 October, 2017
Where: University of Lucerne, Switzerland | Hotel Seeburg
All further information: www.unilu.ch/masterclass
Given the current developments in our society, Glendale Community College has decided to host their very first Call for Papers in a discussion of fake news. There is a prompt provided below, but you are not limited to the provided discussion points. This conference serves not only as a presentation of facts, but also a platform to express opinions and beliefs on the possible solutions to recognizing and avoiding fake news. Please submit a brief one paragraph summary of your essay describing the topics you will cover as well as an additional bit of background information about yourself. If your presentation requires any technological accommodations, please make note of it in your background information.
This year’s MMLA Animals in Literature and Film panel invites papers engaging in tensions of “human” and “animal” found within a variety of ancient textualities related to the broad field of animal studies. In ancient Greek and Roman society, animals serve important roles, often as a medium in religion, as symbolic function in Greco-Roman mythology, and as poetic symbol in ancient oral tradition and later written literature. Often, animals are given titular roles, and they carry strong symbolic function in the narrative, whether the narrative is oral, written, or artistic.
CfP Panel “Audio-Visual Pedagogies of Decline”
at the 2017 ASA Conference “Pedagogies of Dissent” | Chicago | 9-12 November 2017
Urban decline is conventionally framed as a devastating process both for the physical fabric as well as for the social structure of urban communities. Particularly in mass media and popular culture, the common representation of declining urban spaces is dominated by images of physical decay and destitute people as well as narratives of social failure, lack of morality, and crime. These spaces and communities are thus presented as having little to nothing to offer with respect to educational achievement, creative expressivity and intellectual development.
Children and Childhood Studies (CCS) focuses on the societal, cultural, and political forces that shape the lives of children and the concept of childhood contemporaneously and throughout history. CCS research may originate in any discipline, including: the humanities, the behavioral and social sciences, or the hard sciences. We especially encourage multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary research.
CFP ReFocus: The Films of Xavier Dolan
Ever since his first feature film J’ai tué ma mère premiered at Cannes in 2009, where it received an eight-minute standing ovation and three awards, every film from the prolific and precocious 28 year-old Québécois director Xavier Dolan has generated significant buzz. A recipient of numerous international awards, Dolan has recently taken his career into genre filmmaking (with Tom à la ferme, which premiered at Venice and garnered the prestigious FRIPESCI prize) and to an international level, with his first English-language feature The Death and Life of John F. Donovan now in post-production.