Symposium Call for Papers
Making the Invisible Visible: Mime's Contemporary Legacy
The Ohio State University, Department of Theatre
April 11, 2014
Symposium Call for Papers
International Conference, November 13-15, 2014 at the University of Poitiers, France
Co-sponsors: FORELL, Université de Poitiers, and REMELICE, Université d'Orléans
"Pastoral's ancient and universal appeal – to come away – requires new examination in an age in which there is no away" (Glen A. Love. Practical Ecocriticism: Literature, Biology, and the Environment).
We cannot doubt that animals both love and practice music. That is evident. But it seems their musical system differs from ours. It is another school… We are not familiar with their didactic works. Perhaps they don't have any. (attributed to Erik Satie by John Cage. Silence)
We just want to remind you of, and announce you that, we have decided to extend the deadline for submitting abstracts to JANUARY 20, 2014!
And…., just in case some of you might be a little bit undecided, we also attach you an even more detailed and, hopefully, clearer, description of our theme:
CULTURAL AND INSTITUTIONAL MEMORY AS (A) MEANS OF PROGRESS
March 5th, 2014
2nd Global Conference: Transmedia Interactions
Wednesday 14th May – Friday 16th May 2014
MEDIASCAPE, UCLA's Journal of Film and Media Studies (new issue out now: http://www.tft.ucla.edu/mediascape/), is re-launching the MEDIASCAPE blog as an open forum of collective authorship. The blog will serve as a platform to analyze and discuss the entire spectrum of popular culture, including texts, industry news, and cultural events. The overall concept of the blog is to complement the journal and provide scholars with an opportunity to develop and share parts of their research and critical interests in a more timely and liberal fashion.
Victorian Collections & Collecting
October 16-18, 2014
California State University, Fullerton
We encourage papers across all disciplines. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
Deadline: January 6, 2014.
In a world of instant news updates, Wikipedia, and Twitter, memory seems a thing of the past. This instantaneity shapes the way we consider knowledge. In recent years, the rise of digital technology and communication has generated debates around global movements and this has shaped the way the past is recuperated into historical memory. The recent turn to archival memory in both theoretical discourses and artistic practices suggests a need to develop a new set of conceptual, literary, and aesthetic tools with which to understand, interpret, and problematize notions of the past and of memory.
We are now seeking proposals for the Mystery and Detective Fiction session at the 2014 Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Convention. We welcome studies on any aspect of mystery and detective fiction, film, and television from any period or region. We encourage analyses of mystery sub-genres (e.g., children's mysteries, GLBTQ mysteries, historical mysteries, detectives of color), theoretical explorations of the genre, and interdisciplinary or comparative studies. To apply, please send an abstract of 250-500 words to John Caruso and Joshua Leavitt at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1, 2014. We'll notify all applicants by March 30.
French Guiana (Guyane française), overseas department of France in equatorial South America and 'ultraperipheral region' of the EU, consists of a land area equivalent to that of a European country, though boasts a population that would barely people a European city. The region seems to typify the "faultline between the large and the little" which Richard Price has attributed to Martinique, yet it remains on the margins of Antilles-dominated discourses of postcolonial/creole identities. This conference aims to explore the conceptual situation of Guyane, as a relational space characterised by dynamics of interaction and conflict between the local and the global.
Conference: PROCESS AND PRACTICE: ADAPTATION CONSIDERED AS A COLLABORATIVE ART
3-4 October 2014, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
Confirmed Key-Note: Thomas Leitch (Delaware) John Banville will speak in interview about adaptation in the context of his work.
New Directions Conference
"[Dis]Embodied Disciplines: Blurring Boundaries in the Academy"
Conference Dates: April 11-12, 2014, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Deadline for Abstract Submission: January 13, 2014
The body is a site where regimes of discourse and power inscribe themselves, a nodal point or nexus for relations of juridical and productive power. And, yet, to speak in this way invariably suggests that there is a body that is in some sense there, pregiven, existentially available to become the site of its own ostensible construction.
– Judith Butler
Call for Papers for Albany State University Department of English, Modern Languages,
and Mass Communication.
Circling Our Wagons: Reflections on Hip-Hop Landscape(s) Conference
April 11-13 2014
1st Global Conference: Sexuality, Oppression and Human Rights:
Exploitation, Sexual Slavery and War Time Rape
Wednesday 30th July – Thursday 31st July 2014
Mansfield College, Oxford
Call for Participation
In 2014, a global summit to demand 'justice and respect' for victims of war time rape will be held in London, with Angelina Jolie attending in her role as UN special envoy for refugees. This special 2-day special focus event has been set up to discuss issues surrounding sexual exploitation, child abuse, domestic violence, state-sanctioned enforced prostitution, 'comfort women' and war time rape.
Trials, Transgressions, and Taboos
"Whenever a taboo is broken, something good happens, something vitalizing. Taboos after all are only hangovers, the product of diseased minds, you might say, of fearsome people who hadn't the courage to live and who under the guise of morality and religion have imposed these things upon us." – Henry Miller
The eighth annual AEGIS (Association of English Graduate Instructors and Students) graduate conference invites paper proposals on interdisciplinary topics treating trials, transgressions, and taboos in literature, cinema, the writing process, and popular culture and art.
Ours is an era of translation and cross-culture. Transportation and telecommunication technology have helped shorten the distance and increase contact between person and person, nation and nation. Spatial "movement" through travel, tourism, migration, diaspora, and communication facilitates the "interaction" between "the (individual/collective/national) self" and "the other/other culture." Such "movement" and "interaction" depend much on linguistic and cultural translation to keep on "activation," continuously negotiating, realizing, and vitalizing ideas so as to renew and open up multicultural space.