MANIFEST, an annual independent print journal on American architecture and urbanism, is requesting text, project, and photographic proposals for its second issue entitled, "Kingdoms of God." Edited by Anthony Acciavatti, Justin Fowler, and Dan Handel, and supported in part by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, MANIFEST was founded to initiate a critical conversation about the state of American architecture, its cities, and its hinterland.
Studies in the Humanities, a peer reviewed journal since 1968, is calling for book reviews of any book or books focused on the urban world (the theme for the upcoming issue is the "Cityscape as Discursive Node and Character").
The deadline for reviews is August 15, 2014. Book reviews of one book or monograph or several works (at least 750 words and no more than 1,000 words) are welcome. Send queries or completed reviews to Todd Comer (email@example.com).
The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, is once again celebrating the Sowell Collection, our manuscript holdings of contemporary writers of place and social justice. Our featured writers and guests--Barry Lopez, Pattiann Rogers and John Lane--will be in attendance throughout the entire conference.
IJCS Issue: TIME
Deadline: May 15, 2014
This issue of the Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, dedicated to time, invites articles that investigate the ways time is defined, used, experienced, manipulated, constructed, represented, or subverted. The times under consideration can be historical, narratological, eschatological, political, or scientific in nature, and can be found in any manifestations of culture.
Call for Papers
Authority and Its Discourses
Department of Foreign Languages, University of Boumerdès
October 19-21, 2014
Writing by Degrees, the nation's oldest graduate-run creative writing conference, is now accepting paper and panel proposals for its 2014 event—a two-day celebration of writing, pedagogy, and community building at Binghamton University's state-of-the-art Downtown Center. We invite exciting and high quality submissions by graduate students for creative readings and academic panels. Poets, fiction writers, essayists, and critics from all theoretic and aesthetic backgrounds are welcome. Possible academic topics include creative writing pedagogy, craft across the genres, critical theory and creative work, the role of writing in the political world, and the creative writing job market.
This special issue of Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society explores the relationship between religion and fat. The editors invite papers on a variety of topics that address, for example, how particular religious traditions engage the fat body, or how religions define, circumscribe and/or understand fatness. We seek to answer questions such as: How is the fat body read in religious ways? What kinds of socio-cultural spaces do religions offer fat people?
Potential topics might include, but are not limited to:
• Fat bodies as religious bodies
• The use of fat or fatness in religious texts
• Use of fat in theological discourse
• Fat in world religions
Cultural Cross-Currents in the Indian Ocean
The editors of JMMLA seek essays about the literature, film, music, and art of places that don't really matter, places whose adjacency to the capitals of the world confirms their lack of sway. Especially welcome are essays that explore the consequences that come from the way literary and artistic value gets determined, the way consumers of culture continue to count on a handful of institutions to vet the art of the elsewhere.
Contracted essay collection:
I have a number of essays in hand; however, I would like to add an essay or essays on Twelve Years a Slave. Since there is short turnaround--about April 1,existing non-published papers are welcome, as well as anyone who can do a paper quickly.
Gothic and Uncanny Explorations
An interdisciplinary international conference
Wednesday 10 September – Friday 12 September 2014
Karlstad University, Sweden
Second Call for Papers
The gothic, as a mode or genre, has become an increasingly widespread and noticeable cultural phenomenon during the last few decades. There is also a great interest in the closely related concept of the uncanny in a number of different contexts. In addition to playing a larger role in academia, the gothic and the uncanny have been integrated in our everyday vocabulary and thinking in recent years.
The will to fight is embedded in human nature and so in human languages and literatures. Many of the most widely-read works in any language have much to say about the ways in which people work to injure and destroy each other's properties and bodies. Even many texts which perhaps do not count as "literary" treat the matter; most systems of martial arts have guidebooks written by advanced and expert practitioners of those arts, and militaries throughout the world publish manuals to assist in training people better how to kill.
Revista Laboratorio (www.revistalaboratorio.cl) invites scholars, academics and writers to submit their proposals for number 10 (Autumn 2014). We specially call for articles that come from ongoing investigations, focused on the main themes of this journal: the diverse kinds of literary experimentation and the relationship between literature and other arts. They can be written in spanish, english or portuguese. Submissions will be sent for blind peer-review, and must follow these instructions:
International Conference on Innovation through Knowledge Transfer 2014
Innovation Through Knowledge Transfer 2014
*******2 - 4 April 2014*******
For some years, interaction between universities and business has taken second place in importance behind the REF and the employability agenda.
InnovationKT 2014 will explore how universities can take advantage of improvements in the UK economy and the steer given by Sir Andrew Witty in his recent review, to revitalise the third mission.
Call for Presentations:
Papers are invited for the first academic conference dedicated to engaged reading organized by Troy University. This interdisciplinary summer conference, "Reading Matters," will take place from June 11 to June 13, 2014, at Troy University, Troy, Alabama.
This conference is an attempt to rethink what it means to read and how we read in our current culture. The topic is intentionally broad in order to encompass and encourage a wide variety of potential themes including historical, sociocultural and disciplinary contexts. We welcome any sustained attempt to explore and rethink the various aspects involved in engaged reading.