In 2013, Bill de Blasio’s mayoral campaign ran on the theme of “A Tale of Two Cities.” The narrative that New York is a deeply divided city – one that is simultaneously the world’s capital of finance and culture and an unfortunate model of economic and social inequality – struck a chord with many voters. This panel will examine the ways in which children’s and young adult literature set in New York City expresses, reinforces, confronts and/or overlooks this image of the city as fractured and unequal. Papers may consider questions such as: how does children’s and young adult literature represent (or ignore) the diversity of New York City childhoods?
Britain in Europe, Europe in Britain
A Two-Day Interdisciplinary Conference
Thursday June 22nd & Friday June 23rd 2017
Keynote Speakers: Prof Arthur Aughey, University of Ulster & tbc
Event: May 26-28, 2017, Aalborg, Denmark
Abstract Submissions Due: March 31, 2017
An international academic conference addressing the topics of creative practices (how to research, design, and assess), creative constraints (ex: can constraints create new art forms), creative transgressions (ex: if “transgression is commodified, can it truly be transgressive at all”?), and Para-creativity (“para” having dual definitions: a) for example, para-literature, meaning not quite literature or b) Parasitic Literature such as fan fiction, B-movies, and so forth), and lastly, Hybrid Texts.
Challenges of Media Anthropology
Princeton-Weimar Summer School for Media Studies
Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie
German Department (Princeton University)
Weimar, Germany, June 10–17, 2017
Full details at: www.interstices.ac.nz/call-for-papers-spinoza-auckland-2017/
PLENARIES / KEYNOTES include:
Challis Professor of Philosophy, University of Sydney
Baier Chair, Early Modern Philosophy, University of Otago
Professor, Geography & Planning, University of Toronto
Professor, Writing and Society, University of Western Sydney
Contemporary environmental theory has adopted vast spatial and temporal paradigms as a method for reckoning with global-scale environmental problems. These paradigms—increasingly bracketed under the concepts of the “Anthropocene,” “Capitalocene,” “World-Ecology,” and “Great Acceleration,” among others—offer what has been termed a "god’s eye view" of environmental catastrophe. While granting a macro-scale view of human agency and ecological change, these monumental concepts risk collapsing into what Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht has in another context described as an “ever-broadening present of simultaneities.” In response to the “big history” turn, this panel will attend to the cracks, fissures, and seams in the monumental.
Thoreau and Material Culture - gaurenteed session at MLA 2018
How do material objects enrich our understanding of Thoreau’s literary, natural-history, and politically-minded endeavors? How might tangible things deepen our sense of the author’s work, life, and world? What insights can we gain by recovering objects associated with his work, home, and place? The Thoreau Society invites abstracts of 250 words and a brief cv by 1 March 2017: Rochelle Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
SALESIAN COLLEGE, SILIGURI
TWO-DAY NATIONAL CONFERENCE
January 06 and 07, 2017
“PEN, PAIN AND WRITING: (RE)THINKING LINKS, CONNECTIVES AND NEGOTIATIONS”
Department of English, Salesian College, Siliguri Campus
Papers are invited to discuss issues (though not exhaustively) related to:
Call for Papers
“Purple Reign: An interdisciplinary conference on the life and legacy of Prince”
An international conference hosted by The School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK and the Department of Recording Industry, Middle Tennessee State University, USA
24th- - 26th May 2017, Media City UK, University of Salford, UK.
Dr Mike Alleyne, Dept of Recording Industry, College of Media & Entertainment, Middle Tennessee State University
Dr Kirsty Fairclough, School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK
Tim France, School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK
Proposals are invited for a two-day international conference on the life and legacy of Prince.
Ọyẹ: Journal of Language, Literature and Popular Culture is an academic journal domiciled in the Department of English and Literary Studies of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria. It seeks to publish insightful research from established and emerging scholars on all aspects of English language, literature and popular culture, especially as it relates to Africa and the Black Diaspora. For its maiden edition which will be published in April 2017, Ọyẹ invites interested researchers and scholars to submit completed papers on any aspect of English language, literature and popular culture. We are especially interested in submissions with an interdisciplinary focus.