From E.T.A Hoffmann’s Tales of Hoffmann and Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep to Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot and M.T. Anderson’s Feed authors have been exploring the human/machine interface since before the computer age. Today we stand on the threshold to the lab as the government contemplates microchipping all U.S. military personnel and Swedish office workers are already implanting themselves for convenience. A 2014 study conducted by Cisco System found approximately one-quarter of the white-collar professionals surveyed “would leap at the chance to get a surgical brain implant that allowed them to instantly link their thoughts to the Internet”.
This roundtable addresses the negotiation of the textual authority of those who call themselves or are called "women" vis à vis critical approaches in feminist and translation theory. The convergence of feminist and translation studies allows for the examination of power differentials in relation to women's roles as authors, translators, and activists. Moreover, this criticism has been useful in revealing the historical and present silencing of women's contributions as cultural agents. The goal of this roundtable is to consider how translation brings global and historical feminisms into dialogue, and in doing so, challenges legacies of hegemonic cultural authority.
Call for chapters in an edited, interdisciplinary collection of essays. Chapters will explore the intersection of social class, film, television, communication, social media, and other related topics (which might include income inequality, class warfare, social justice movements, gaming culture, among others). We are interested in portrayals from a range of media and genres: film, games, television, Twitter, YouTube, art, and more.
We encourage submissions from all disciplines. Topics of possible interest include:
• Depictions and understandings of demonstrations, political activism, online, and across media.
Concerns about the vocational outcomes of humanities majors seem to be at an all-time high. With advanced degrees in the humanities no longer guaranteeing stable academic employment, the “alt-ac” movement that has gripped PhD graduate programs is beginning to trickle down into “alt-grad” movements in undergraduate programs. Despite growing suspicion about the career prospects of those who pursue advanced degrees in the humanities, undergraduate faculty in fields like English, History, and Philosophy are being asked to justify their existence by crafting narratives of “placement.”
PCA/ACA 2017 National Conference: April 12 – 15, 2017 – San Diego, California
The Medievalism in Popular Culture Area accepts papers on all topics that explore either popular culture during the Middle Ages or transcribe some aspect of the Middle Ages into the popular culture of later periods. These representations can occur in any genre, including film, television, novels, graphic novels, gaming, advertising, art, etc. For this year’s conference, I would like to encourage submissions on some of the following topics:
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 43 No. 2 | September 2017
Call for Papers
Intermediality in Global and Sinophone Contexts
Yomi Braester (University of Washington, USA)
The journal Interdisciplinary Humanities seeks submissions for the Fall 2017 special issue entitled "Innovative, Practical, and Proven Approaches to Enhancing Humanities Teaching." This special issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities brings together innovative, practical, and proven approaches, tips, and methods for enhancing Humanities teaching. The issue invites teachers from across the Humanities disciplines to contribute their nuts-and-bolts activities, assignments, teaching tools, and methods. Special emphasis will be given to projects that include self-assessment and other analysis methods to provide evidence from the efficacy of the approach. Guest Editor: Dr. Shawn Tuckerstucker@elon.edu
Transformation has long been discussed in studies of early modern English drama. From an interest in Ovidian transformation to the way cross-dressed actors were feared to be “transformed” into effeminate men by performing the roles of women, scholars have looked at specific ways in which transformation incited fear, awe, and excitement in the playhouse. Next Fall, the Folger Shakespeare Library is presenting a symposium, “Early Modern Theatre and Conversion,” that explores issues of how religious “transformation” is represented on stage, as well as how theatre is able to “convert” religious conversion.
Conference: WISE (Workshop on Intercultural Skills Enhancement)
Host: Wake Forest University
Where: Winston-Salem, NC
When: February 8-10, 2017
Please note that our deadline for submissions has been extended to September 1, 2016:
SGMS 2016 CALL: World-building in Asian Popular Cultures
The Call for Mechademia 10 states: “Japanese popular culture — manga, anime, games, and SF — abound in scenarios in which our contemporary reality appears to be but one possible outcome within an open situation.”
CFP for NeMLA 2017, Baltimore March 23rd-26th: The first-year writing seminar is a course that fulfills many goals of transitioning students to college-level writing, reading, and discussion. It is one of the first places that students grapple with those “structures of feeling” that gather around social identity and difference. This panel seeks papers that explore pedagogical approaches to affect and social identity in the writing classroom. What approaches help students struggle to write across the gap between feelings, social identity, and analysis? What pedagogies help create spaces of diversity for both feelings and minority identities in the first-year classroom?
NeMLA Annual Convention - Baltimore, MD 23-26 March 2017
Family Ties: Kinship, Collaboration, and Power in Film and Media
Keynote Speaker: Karen Redrobe, University of Pennsylvania, Department of History of Art.
University of Pittsburgh, September 30th - October 1st, 2016
Hosted by the Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)
Call for Papers | Deadline: August 15, 2016
The Department of Philology, Universitatea Petrol-Gaze din Ploieşti
The Centre of Literary Studies, Linguistics, Theory of Criticism and Culture
in collaboration with
The Department of English Studies, University of Cyprus
invite you to the international conference
Arts of Healing: Cultural Narratives of Trauma