Food in the 21st century would be unrecognizable to our great grandparents. Canadian ecocritic Susie O’Brien has recently explained in an interview in ARIEL that “food is a rich site through which to think about a number of things: environment, colonialism, culture, affect, subjectivity, among others.” There is an urgency to theorizing about food, especially given the fact that hunger is seriously at odds with the promises of industrial agriculture. Indeed, according to Vandana Shiva, “industrial agriculture has not produced more food.
2017 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Wednesday-Sunday, 18-22 October 2017
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch
315 Chestnut St.
St. Louis, MO 63102
Deadline: April 30 2017
This panel seeks papers from scholars working across the disciplines interested in employing interdisciplinary or otherwise innovative methodologies aimed at facilitating teaching and learning about the Anthropocene at all levels.
Capital at 150Lateral, the journal of the Cultural Studes Association
http://csalateral.org/wp/Special Issue 6.2 (Fall 2017)
Next year will mark the 150th anniversary of the publication of Karl Marx’s Das Kapital. Methodically describing the workings of capitalism and class, Das Kapital has inspired countless theorists, philosophers, and revolutionaries, as well as skeptics. Capital remains as relevant today as it was in 1867.
Journal of Foreign Languages and Cultures (CN43-1537/H), established in 2016, is a peer-reviewed journal published twice a year. The journal publishes research articles, reviews, and interviews. Its purpose is to further multi- and interdisciplinary analyses of research that explores scholarship in different languages and cultures. The journal invites contributions, in English, from authors in all relevant scholarly disciplines related to the study of linguistics, literature and culture and translation. Journal of Foreign Languages and Cultures has an international standing, attracting submissions and participation from all countries in the world. Submissions can be delivered electronically as Word file attachment.
This panel intends to examine the works of Muslim American poets, novelists, jazz musicians, punks, hip hop artists, mipsters, filmmakers, and visual artists. Muslims are woven into the American fabric, from the generations of Moorish slaves accompanying the conquistadors in the Southwest, enslaved West Africans such as those in the coastal Gullah communities, Arab laborers in the Midwest factories in the late 1800s, twentieth-century immigrants fueling the medical and technology sectors, to those currently displaced by wars and natural disasters.
Call for Papers: PAMLA 2017 Annual Conference Special Session
Title of Session:
“Ekphrasis and Persuasion: The Dialectic of Eye and Mind in the Psyche of the Literary Text.”
This session will explore how history, philosophy, rhetoric and poetics interact in literary texts through the trope of ekphrasis. It will explore not only ekphraseis that advance poetic and rhetorical arguments across disciplines, but also examine the ongoing dialogue of poet, painter and thinker in our literary traditions.
The California Roundtable on Philosophy and Raceat EMORY UniversityOctober 6-7, 2017Keynote: José MedinaProfessor of PhilosophyVanderbilt University The California Roundtable on Philosophy and Race announces a call for papers for its 15th annual roundtable.
The 2017 PAMLA Conference is being held over the November 10-12 weekend at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu, with complimentary bus transportation to and from our official PAMLA Conference hotel, the Ala Moana Resort: http://pamla.org/2017
Our CFP list of over 120 approved sessions and our online paper proposal system are now available: http://pamla.org/2017/topic-areas
The theme for PAMLA 2017, the 115th Annual Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference, is “The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing.” Many but not all conference sessions will be focusing on this theme.