Baltimore, Maryland, has been the home of several important African American authors, including Frederick Douglass and Frances E. W. Harper. In addition to these major writers who influenced the emergence of African American protest literature of the tumultuous nineteenth century, there are several other significant writers of prose and poetry who have lived in the city and created African American literature. Notable examples include Zora Neale Hurston, Countee Cullen, Waters Turpin, Eugenia Collier, and Lucille Clifton.
In keeping with this year’s broad PAMLA conference theme, “Archives, Libraries, Properties,” the Comparative Media panel seeks submissions for 15-20 minute presentations dealing with the interrelationships between various media forms and/as archives, libraries, and properties. The panel welcomes presentations that define the panel’s key terms – archives, libraries, properties, and media – broadly, and use them in productive tension and collaboration with one another. Presentations that seek to creatively disrupt the traditional media forms of conference presentations – thinking the conference itself as a kind of library or archive of performed academic properties – will be particularly welcome.
Maps bound in at the beginning of books can shape the reading of the book in a variety of ways. Whether they map continents and signal the sweeping world building of a high fantasy, or map an idyllic English village and signal a cozy murder mystery, both the scale and content of a map provides important information for a reader of fiction. This panel will consider the questions of genre raised (and perhaps answered) by prefacing fiction with maps, and also the various issues of intertextuality indicated by the presence of the map. For instance, is the map part of the packaging? Is it paratextual? Bound in as a page, does it reify text by providing the semblance of context?
Film & Media Graduate Student Conference, University of California, Berkeley
Conference Date: September 23–24th, 2016
Location: University of California, Berkeley
Paper proposals due June 30th, 2016.
DisArt Symposium: Disability Arts Now!
April 13-15, 2017 Grand Rapids, Michigan
Submission Deadline: August 15, 2016
Keynote Presentations: Riva Lehrer, Sara Hendren, Ruth Gould (http://disartfestival.org/symposiumkeynote/)
Seminar: “Modernism & Fascism”
Organizers: Dr. Franco Baldasso, Bard College; Dr. Sara Marzioli, Penn State University
Guest Speakers: Jennifer Scappettone, University of Chicago; Laura Wittman, Stanford
In today’s global landscape, the category of the “human” has assumed a principal position not simply in terms of its ontological centrality but also in relation to surrounding nonhuman worlds. At stake are questions ranging from the impact of humans on the biosphere (the Anthropocene) to their involvement in the virtual world (Knowledge Commons and Ergodicity) to their experiences of the “inner life” of things (Object-oriented ontology and Affect Theory) to the ethical politics over the Other (the terrorist, the refugee, the queer).
The Compass is an online scholarly journal edited and produced by students in the Arcadia University Honors Program. It is dedicated to providing a platform for undergraduate research and insight so that it may inspire, intrigue, and inform an audience. The journal’s primary aim is to cultivate scholarly community and intellectual curiosity by featuring multidisciplinary perspectives. The Compass endeavors to build an intellectual collaborative community that promotes the circulation of research and ideas.
All papers must be formatted in Chicago style with a bibliography. End notes should be included in place of footnotes.
It is a pleasure for me to announce activation of a new academic journal: Journal of Multidisciplinary Developments (JOMUDE): http://www.jomude.com Journal of Multidisciplinary Developments is a scientific journal, which published online Book Reviews, Work in Progress Papers, Short Research Papers, Regular Research Papers from a multidisciplinary view including Natural Sciences and Social Sciences. Main objective of the Journal of Multidisciplinary Developments (JOMUDE) is to support liteature of both Natural Sciences and Social Scie
Bodies in the Streets: Somaesthetics of City Life
The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture invites proposals for papers to be presented at a 2-day conference, January 26–27, 2017, at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton.
In anticipation of the release of the entire Collected Works of Hopkins by Oxford University Press and to commemorate the centenary of the poetry of Hopkins (1918-2018), Religion and the Arts 20.5 (June 2018) invites scholarly articles for a special issue on interactions, intersections, and crosscurrents between Hopkins’s spirituality and poetry, and the diverse and complex relationship between them. Please submit electronically an anonymous 5000-10000 word article in MLA Style Manual.
Atlantic City, NJ
November 3-5, 2016
Beowulf to Shakespeare
We are pleased to announce that this year’s event will be held Saturday, Sunday and Monday, December 3-5, 2016 in Nagoya, which is Japan’s fourth biggest city and third largest metropolitan area. Nagoya is an ideal location for the 3rd Asian Conference on the Social Sciences and Sustainability. We encourage participants to explore this modern city with its popular tourist destinations that include Nagoya Castle, Tokugawa Museum, Atsuta Shrine, Noritake Garden, Toyota Auto Museum and much more.
We are pleased to announce that this year’s event will be held Saturday, Sunday and Monday, December 3-5, 2016 in Nagoya, which is Japan’s fourth biggest city and third largest metropolitan area. Nagoya is an ideal location for the 3rd Asian Conference on the Arts, Humanities and Sustainability. We encourage participants to explore this modern city with its popular tourist destinations that include Nagoya Castle, Tokugawa Museum, Atsuta Shrine, Noritake Garden, Toyota Auto Museum and much more.
48th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association
March 23-26, 2017