International Conference: Congrès de l'Institut des Amériques (9-11 October 2019, Paris)
Panel 10: Families on Screen in the Americas Since 1970
The literature of ancient Greece and Rome has survived for thousands of years. As a result, Classical literary and philosophical works have served as a profound influence on the writings of subsequent time periods. Indeed, in many subsequent time periods, the ability to quote from Classical sources became a marker of status and intelligence. However, many works of ancient Greece and Rome are not wholly original, but in fact flaunt their use of source materials, citing earlier versions of myths and epics. Often, Classical and post-Classical authors would modify their source materials, and we are able to see them not only as writers, but as readers in their own right.
The Researcher: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Special Issue for Summer 2019
Caribbean Studies Across the Disciplines
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Researcher: An Interdisciplinary Journal (ISSN 0271-5058) is a peer-reviewed journal published at Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi, the nation’s 4th largest Historically Black College and University (HBCU).
Editors: Novotny Lawrence & Gerald Butters
EXTENDED CALL FOR PAPERS
Revisiting the Black Parisian Moment: transnational black military, musical and intellectual histories, 1918-19.
The British Library
Friday 26 October, 2018
SPECIAL GUEST: Jason Moran
Registration Cost £20, concessions available.
The amount of scholarly literature devoted to the subject of “freaks” is grossly inconsistent with the volume of its uses. The term bears notoriously obscure and contradictory meaning, simultaneously natural and unnatural, common and uncommon, derogatory and complimentary, mythic and empirically determined, strange and familiar, cosmic and socially constructed. In speaking about “freaks” the scholar might feel compelled to substitute the term with one of its many aliases, such as “otherness,” “abnormal,” “alterity,” “anomalous,” or “divergent” but these synonyms impose limits exceeded by the uses of the term, “freaks.” This panel engages in the multiplicity of meaning, condition and consequence inherent in the subject of freaks.
The leading interdisciplinary journal Literature and Theology (Oxford University Press) is publishing a special issue on theopoetics.
Submissions are invited on any aspect of this theme, including:
electronic book review is currently seeking submissions for a new gathering on the theme of ‘Essayism’
While historical and literary archives have long been integral to the study of the humanities, they are more than simple repositories for historical artifacts. They don’t just preserve works and fragments to be studied, they help us, as scholars, to actively engage in the public sphere. As Randall C. Jimerson notes “Archivists can use the power of archives to promote accountability, open government, diversity, and social justice.” In doing so, archivists can democratize information and open up new avenues of knowing by employing ethical and objective—but not neutral—strategies. This can be especially important for subjugated communities, who’s histories and cultures have been bound and kept distinct.