Multi-perspective approaches to changes and transitions within the fields of linguistics, bilingualism, literature and culture
Abstracts for Future Humans book due June 1, 2016
Language and Semiotic Studies is a peer-reviewed academic journal of international scope. Published by Soochow University Press, China, it is an authorized quarterly journal with an independent ISSN (2096-031X) and CN (32-1859/H) granted by the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People's Republic of China. With all its contents appearing in English, the journal serves and supports the Chinese Association for Language and Semiotic Studies (founded at Soochow University in 1994) while it reaches out and joins colleagues from all around the world for trans-cultural exchange and inter-disciplinary dialogue.
Libraries and archives play key roles in a surprisingly diverse group of films and television shows. Scenes in libraries often revolve around research and learning, and appear more frequently in certain genres: horror, school, and mystery. The function of such heterotopic sites of knowledge is much more diverse than that, however. Libraries and archives have been sites of adventure (Indiana Jones and Last Crusade, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, & The Librarian), safety (The Day After Tomorrow), and beauty (What Dreams May Come & Beauty and the Beast), as well as passion (Atonement), triumph (The Shawshenk Redemption), social leveling (My Fair Lady & The Breakfast Club), and revelation (The Book Thief).
The panel will be presented at the MMLA at St. Louis, MO from Nov 10-13, 2016
Akda: The Asian Journal of Literature, Culture, Performance is an international peer-reviewed journal that seeks to publish cutting-edge articles in the areas and intersections of Literary, Cultural, and Performance Studies. We especially welcome articles that will inaugurate new and dynamic directions for scholarly inquiry on the literary and cultural production of the Asian region. Further, in our commitment to diversity and to multicultural dialogue, we welcome contributions that may potentially be relevant to the concerns of the region from various national and cultural backgrounds. The journal is supported by a distinguished editorial board that represents the journal's scholarly depth and geographic scope.
This permanent MMLA panel invites abstracts that engage with collectives, communities, and print culture, widely conceived. In line with the conference theme, "border states," how does print culture give us a sense of community boundaries? How are collective identities formed, altered, or dismantled? What role does print culture play in shaping collectives or communities? How can we (re)conceive solidarity or community through the literary? This panel can engage with but is not limited to the following topics: literary criticism, critical theory (including theories of affect), aesthetics, propaganda, literary texts, and print culture more broadly.
Museal Practices and Cultural Politics of Exhibiting Popular Music
Edited Volume Lars Kaijser, Stockholm University, Sweden, and Klara Stephanie Szlezák, Passau University, Germany.
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The 9/11 and Popular Culture area is looking for abstract proposals for the MPCA conference in Chicago, IL, at the Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O'Hare from Thursday-Sunday, October 6-9.
The 9/11 Popular Culture area seeks essays that explore the convergence of post-9/11 themes in contemporary television, film, fiction, poetry, comics, and other artistic expression. I am especially interested in essays that approach issues of trauma theory and Islamophobia, as well as critiques of American exceptionalism and politics across artistic expression.
I welcome papers that analyze
the immediate American literary responses and considerations of the 9/11 terrorist attack (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Writing on the Wall);
It has been more than 50 years since the beginning of an intense period of socio-political action around issues of race, gender, and class in the U.S. and beyond. Once again, in 2016, we ﬁnd ourselves in a moment of burgeoning activism around the unﬁnished work of earlier movements. As we celebrate our 50th anniversary at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), we oﬀer this conference as an opportunity to look back as we look forward. Please join us at this 2nd LLC Graduate Student Conference, an all-day event on October 1st, 2016.
What happens when instructors of English migrate from the borders of a physical classroom to digital teaching environments? As administrators and students call for more courses to be made available online, instructors are placed in the position of translating or recreating courses typically taught in face‑to‑face environments to digital spaces. This panel calls for presentations of instructors' experiences—successes and otherwise—teaching English courses online. This call welcomes instructors of literature, first‑year composition, rhetoric, writing, English for non‑native speakers, technical writing, literary criticism, and creative writing.
Globalization, understood as the expanding integration of economic, cultural, political, technological and social activities on a worldwide scale, presents challenges, opportunities, and crises, which can involve emerging literacies and changing modes of thought. How might critical thinking and writing pedagogies shape and/or be shaped by this growing complexity?
Double Helix welcomes the submission of work that both explores linkages of critical thinking and writing and considers how that work might contribute to, and perhaps to some extent define, the role of the university in the context of globalization.
Formes Poétiques Contemporaines
FPC 12 THE READERLY
Recently we have talked a great deal of unreadability, it seemed time to revisit the optimistic side of the question…
- Here we approach, I tell my teacher, a considerable objection that I want to put to you…Obscurity!
- It is, indeed, equally dangerous, he answers me, whether obscurity derives from the deficiencies of the reader, or those of the poet… but to elude the task altogether would be cheating.
--Stéphane Mallarmé, "An Interview with Jules Huret," 1891