As the world still reels from the financial crisis of 2007-8 it seems timely to reflect on the connections between money and value embedded in all our discourses about economy, language and literature. Marxists and neoliberals have classically theorized this as reflecting the mechanisms of capitalism and the market. More recently, however, the literary theorist Marc Shell has seen the invention of coinage as underlying the whole of Western philosophy, while the anthropologist David Graeber has proposed that all of the great religions and political ideologies are responses to the moral confusion of money.
Deadline for Abstracts: 27 February 2015.
Confirmed keynote speakers include Bruce Clarke, Marcus du Sautoy, Gaetana Marrone-Puglia, Tom McCarthy, Franco Moretti, Cary Wolfe.
Academic Exchange Quarterly
(ISSN 1096-1453) Summer 2015 Volume 19, Issue 2
Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy
Feature Editor: Marilyn Pasqua
Deadline: 28th February 2014
Keyword: Language 12
Every published article automatically qualifies for inclusion in the upcoming Sound Instruction Book LANGUAGE-8, LANGUAGE-12, LANGUAGE-33
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (ISSN 2393-9001)
Volume 2, Issue 1 | March/April 2015
"The term crime denotes an unlawful act punishable by a state…in modern criminal law (however, it does not) have any simple and universally accepted definition…" (Wikipedia)
Criminal: n. A person who has committed a crime. Adj. Informal. Disgraceful and regrettable. (Oxford English Dictionary)
"Intersectional Approaches to Popular Fiction and Film," Durham, NH, April 25, 2015.
The English Graduate Organization at the University of New Hampshire invites submissions for an interdisciplinary graduate conference, which will be held at the UNH campus in Durham on April 25th, 2015. This year's theme is "Intersectional Approaches to Popular Fiction and Film."
Lynda Barry: Seriously Multitalented is a proposed volume in the new seriesCritical Approaches to Comics Artists at the University Press of Mississippi. Hillary Chute correctly labels Barry, now author of 18 books, as "one of America's seriously multitalented artists" (57, Outside the Box); Susan E. Kirtley describes her work as "uncompromising and multifaceted" (188, Lynda Barry: Girlhood Through the Looking Glass). This collection of original essays aims to capture the range and depth of Barry's work, from the artistic and the political to the pedagogical.
Second Annual Graduate Student Conference in Hispanic and Lusophone Literatures and Linguistics
April 10 & 11, 2015
"Identity is constructed both through belonging and through exclusion as a choice or as imposed by others and, [...] it involves various degrees of emotional attachment to a range of communities and groups." (Montserrat Guibernau, Belonging: Solidarity and Division in Modern Societies)
Abstracts are being welcomed for a proposed collection examining the toy as hero. Toys, a celebrated part of childhood and often key figures in children's imaginative play, have a fantastic history of heroism in print and on film. Open to examinations of literature, comics, and film, the collection seeks to be a repository of original essays that analyze the roles toys play as protectors of the child(ren) they love, as heroes of their own stories, or as champions for the greater good.
CFP: Access: Redefining Disability and Mobility Studies (March 20-21, 2015 Pittsburgh, PA)
Deadline Extended for Abstracts: January 30, 2015