Stony Brook University
32nd Annual English Graduate Conference
February 28, 2020
Stony Brook University
Experience: Identity, Society, and Culture
Southwest Humanities Symposium , February 20-22
Submission Deadline: Extended to December 20, 2019
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Phillip Carter, Florida International University
Human Matters: Engaging Publics in the Humanities
July 8-11, 2020
University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna, Canada
Call for Papers
Deadline for paper and session proposals: January 15, 2020
Disability has functioned historically to justify inequality for disabled people themselves, but it has also done so for women and [other] minority groups. That is, not only has it been considered justifiable to treat disabled people unequally, but the concept of disability has been used to justify discrimination against other groups by attributing disability to them.
- Douglas C. Baynton, Disability and the Justification of Inequality in American History
Working Through and Beyond the “Global Turn” in Medieval Studies
The 15th Annual Pearl Kibre Medieval Study Graduate Student Conference
Date: May 1, 2020
Location: The Graduate Center, CUNY
Keynote Speaker: Kathleen Davis, University of Rhode Island
A threshold marks the end of one space and the beginning of another. Therefore, we may conceptualize a threshold as either a border or an entrance. Borders need not be physical or geographic: they may be ideological, linguistic, economic, psychological, or identified by another theoretical approach. For example, we may consider physical borders between countries or the boundaries between texts, identities, or communities. Boundaries may be immobile and limiting, or they may be transgressed and manipulated; for that reason, a threshold is a paradoxical space where meanings connect or collide. We may examine thresholds within textual content, or outside of the text with regard to literary response and interpretation (e.g.
The intensifying intimacy between humans and technology generates “de-naturalized” relations of body, cognition and time. This bodily experience of alienation is not solely technological, but also social. While we can try to escape denaturalization and alienation, we can also consider them as autonomous processes of production and reproduction.
Today, predictive processing determines how control is produced and reproduced technically, whether in drone warfare, high-speed trading, computerized borders, or facial recognition technologies. As attention-management, statistical parameters and machine learning emerge as nonlinear instruments, biology is no longer describable under the strict terms of biopower.
Cesare Pavese left an unforgettable mark on Twentieth century Italian culture. His multifaceted intellectual personality took many shapes. He was a poet, a translator, a member of the Einaudi publishing house, a novelist: in short, he was a complete intellectual. His literary production was characterized by an extraordinary open-mindedness: he was the first to translate into Italian the American authors who influenced him; with "Dialoghi con Leucò" he reinterpreted classical mythology; he was interested in cinema. Seventy years after his death, what methodologies can we employ to study his work? How can we interpret his open-mindedness, based on the cultural context of the first half of the Twentieth century and looking at the present time?
Date of Conference: Saturday, April 25th, 2020
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Manu Karuka
Location: Binghamton, New York
Call for Papers
12th Annual Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference and Workshop
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
April 10-11, 2020
Beyond Reality: Post-Intellectualism and the Re/Emergence of Subjective Truths
Keynote lecture to be delivered by: Dr. Nicole A. Cooke, University of South Carolina