In Hip Hop Wars, Tricia Rose argues that, "Hip Hop has become a primary means by which we talk about race in the United States." Rose's insight delves into the historical evolution of the genre and the sociological progression of the movement called Hip Hop. More importantly, Rose's inquiry of Hip Hop admits that Hip Hop has become an important apparatus by which critics, scholars, and artists can engage and examine the American social, personal, public, and private landscapes.
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 12
Topic: Autobiography and Fiction in American Women's Writing
The SCSSAWW seeks papers for a panel on the intersections between autobiography and fiction in American women's writing. How might autobiographic or semi-autobiographic novels, from Harriet Wilson's Our Nig to Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar, provide a space for various female writers to assert a voice within a dominant white, patriarchal culture? How do the formal conventions of the novel or the autobiography enhance or diminish the possibilities for this kind of agency? For what kinds of audiences?
Entangled Children: Technology, Media-Enhancement, and Storytelling in Children's Culture
CALL FOR PAPERS - Thirteenth Issue of Online Journal BARNOLIPI (http://www.barnolipi.com).
BARNOLIPI is an Interdisciplinary International Research Journal
BARNOLIPI accepts articles from any academic discipline or field of study.
BARNOLIPI is an Open Access Peer Reviewed (Refereed) Interdisciplinary Journal (Indexed / listed on Websites of Reputed Universities / Organizations Worldwide), Students / Professors (from different Departments / Streams) of an Institution can access it freely to fulfill their academic need.
It accepts articles written in Bengali and English only.
Submit Articles by June 5, 2013.
'Modern' Indian theatre is fashioned by western as well as indigenous theatrical traditions. This theatre as we know it is also urban, having evolved from its early avatars in 19th century Bombay and Kolkata, to the multifaceted, national and postcolonial construct that it is today. Current ideas of the 'modern' and 'modernity' become more complex and throw up remarkably challenging questions when looked at through the prism of Indian theatre and theatre criticism. It is difficult to define 'modern' Indian theatre as a discipline with specific inbuilt notions of modernity that renders it significantly different from its earlier phases.
Chairpersons of the 2012-2014 SAMLA 9/11 and Literature special sessions seek high quality, previously unpublished submissions to supplement a strong collection of essays emerging from the 2012 and 2013 annual SAMLA conventions, entitled New Narratives of Disaster and Crisis: Reflecting on 9/11in the Obama Era. The aim of this collection is to open discussion on a new wave of cultural response to 9/11 and we invite scholarly essays (6,000-7,000 words) on topics relating to the newer representations and/or interpretations of 9/11, including both visual and literary texts. These representations have moved beyond the commemorative and heroic becoming increasingly reflexive and politicized.
Expression of Interest
Marie Curie Action Fellowships – CIDEHUS (Portugal)
The Call for Marie Curie Action Fellowships was launched a few weeks ago (http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/apply-now/open-calls/inde...). It is a great, international, and competitive contest, which gives an unique opportunity for researchers to move in a new country and develop their own project in cooperation with a local host centre.
Special Forum--"On Demand and Relevance: Transnational American Studies in the Middle East and North Africa"
Guest Editors: Ebony Coletu (American University in Cairo) and Ira Dworkin (American University in Cairo)
The Seminar tries to manifest the belief in the enormous power of literature to drive change, and in the author's moral duty to their readers, both social and artistic. Literature is a social enterprise which drives change and motivates people to take action. The Seminar attempts to persuade the readers to expand their understanding and knowledge on human rights topics and violations, thereby inviting them to take social action. Literature promotes values of human rights directly or indirectly. It aims to transform the impact of the reading experience into a motivation for social action.
Renascence is a scholarly journal published by Marquette University. We publish articles that explore how literature is informed by and contributes to our understanding of fundamental questions concerning values – be it moral philosophy, theology, or spirituality. Articles can discuss literature of any literary period, though we do focus on literature of the English language. To submit, please send a 3,000 to 7,500 word article to Renascence@marquette.edu.
Globalising processes have led, in recent decades, to critical re-evaluations of the ways in which 'culture' has traditionally been understood. Global capitalism, worldwide diffusion and popularisation of communication technologies, as well as increased mobility of people, information, and consumer goods, are some of the forces that account for a widespread intensification of cultural exchanges within and beyond the borders of the nation-state. In this context, past definitions of collective and individual identities as essentially monocultural are increasingly viewed as inadequate to describe the way people perceive themselves and the world they live in.
This is a call for papers from postgraduate students and early career researchers for a new interdisciplinary discussion group (starting in the upcoming academic year at King's College London) which focuses on the interactions between the human and nonhuman, discussing relevant articles and providing a forum for graduate students and staff to present papers.
DEADLINE EXTENDED to May 12th
Scholarly interest in world literature is on the rise, yet this endeavor has often taken place in academic writing and colloquia more than in teaching. This session will explore various ways to bring theories of world literature into classrooms and institutions that are necessarily limited in scope and scale. We hope to include questions regarding use of translations, pairing of texts, periodizing, genre, cultural and historical context, the literature classroom, and literary value (high/low). Pedagogical research is welcome, as are theoretical and exploratory papers on the topic of world literature pedagogy.
Please feel free to contact the organizer with any questions you might have.
Proposals for papers are invited for a collection entitled Captivity / Writing / Unbound. We are particularly interested in papers that explore and extend the traditional boundaries of the study of captivity writing—such writing conceived generically, geographically, historically, or in disciplinary terms—and that do so through a triangulation of the three operant terms: Captivity, Writing, Unbound.
The 'Assembling Identities' conference (University of Glasgow, 23rd-24th May) is an international and cross-disciplinary conference focusing on how we understand identity and the process of identity formation.
We are pleased to announce that registration for 'Assembling Identities' is now open. The completed registration form (available on our website) should be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 5th of May 2013.
"Contact and Connection": Travel and Mobility Studies Symposium
Thursday 27th June 2013, University of Warwick
Dr Cathy Waters (University of Kent) and Professor Tim Youngs (Nottingham Trent University)
International Colloquium, « Form(s) of Diplomacy », 12-13 June 2014, Toulouse 2 Le Mirail University, France.
Call for Papers
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference
Friday – Sunday, October 11-13, 2013, St. Louis, MO
St. Louis Union Station Hotel, A Doubletree Hotel by Hilton
Proposal Deadline: April 30, 2013
Topics for this area can include, but are not limited to the following:
UNCOMMON WEALTHS: RICHES AND REALITIES
Innsbruck, Austria: 14-18 April 2014
We welcome proposals for both papers and panels on any of these or other aspects of UNCOMMON WEALTHS until 31 August, 2013.
ABSTRACTS FOR PAPERS of 20 minutes duration should be no longer than 250 words.
Reading Across and Between: Transnational and Trans-Indigenous Aesthetics
Recent innovations in the field of transnational and trans-indigenous studies have encouraged reading across or between political and geographic boundaries, languages, economies, cultures, spaces, places, and times. This session encourages submissions concerned with the analysis of the recent "transitive turn" in American Studies and Comparative Literary Studies, with an eye toward new developments in the field that focus on comparative indigenous aesthetics, literatures, and visual art practice.
International Symposium at the University of Zurich,
29 November – 1 December 2013
Cultures have always been in contact with as well as imagined spaces other than their own. Ever since the age of discovery, however, the relations, links
and ruptures between different spaces have played an increasingly significant
role in the cultural imaginary, taking on new urgency in today's world of ever
increasing mobility and global networks.
Architecture at the Ragged Edge of Empire: Race, Place, Taste and the Colonial Context.
27-28 June, Brisbane, 2013.
Abstract Deadline: 10 May 2013
University of Pittsburgh, October 18-19, 2013
Hosted by the Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)
Deadline: June 14, 2013
If obsolescence is both a condition and consequence of media culture, how can we approach and articulate the relationship between oldness and newness, obsolescence and innovation, with regard to changes in cinematic form, technology, and scholarship? This conference reconsiders obsolescence as a strategic anachronism, focusing not only on technological formats but also on genres, critical approaches, and texts. To address the allure of the "now" which pervades approaches to everything from Blu-ray technology to Speculative Realism, we affirm the need to turn back in order to imagine what lies ahead.
Archive Journal is now accepting project and essay proposals for the "Archives, Remixed" section of its upcoming fourth issue, "Publishing the Archive." This issue will examine how technological developments—from discrete digitization projects and databases to linked data and APIs for extensible machine-readability—are changing how we produce and publish archives and archival research.
International Conference on Managing the Asian Century 2013
When: 11-13 July 2013
Hosted By: JCU Singapore - a campus of James Cook University Australia
CFP: Queer Security Studies | GLQ Dossier | Due May 11th
"Global Shakespeare" is a trendy topic in early modern scholarship, but how can we best translate it into effective teaching? What do "global" studies of Shakespeare offer a contemporary college student? What challenges does teaching Shakespeare in a global context pose for college educators, and how do we navigate them? This SAMLA special session will discuss these and other such questions. Papers might address pedagogy directly, or they might teach a given text (play, film etc.) or set of texts. Topics might include but are not limited to:
This panel invites participants from any college or university where there is an interest in building a B.A. in English or establishing a new programmatic track within the discipline. Participants need not be at any particular point in the process, and we hope to incorporate a diverse array of experiences and viewpoints. In other words, participants may only be thinking about the possibility of creating a program or they might be on the other side of the process. This panel will also consider what types of programs should/need to be created to meet the changing needs of students in the 21st century. We hope that this session will produce a vibrant dialogue that will serve as a bridge to future cooperation.
Monday 17 June 2013, University of Oxford
Transforming Postgraduate Research: Engaging with the Digital World
The event will include keynote addresses by:
• Professor Martin Weller (Open University) •
• Professor Sarah Churchwell (University of East Anglia) •
Transforming Postgraduate Research: Engaging with the Digital World is a one-day interactive training initiative for postgraduate students across the arts and humanities interested in public engagement and digital media. It aims to provide introductory training for postgraduate researchers in using the digital to create exciting means of disseminating academic research beyond the academy to achieve maximum impact, in other words, digital engagement.
This conference focuses on the influence of cultural 'legacies' within current humanities research. By highlighting the work of postgraduates and early career researchers, this interdisciplinary conference will examine the various ways in which 'legacies' are created, restructured, perpetuated and even rejected. It will also question whether newer disciplines respond to cultural mythologies by establishing their own 'legacy' as a means of achieving academic authentication.