CALL FOR PAPERS for edited volume on Audre Lorde
"But my words will be there, something to bounce off, something to incite thought, activity" (Audre Lorde, "My words will be there")
Date: September 23-24 2011
Location: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Keynote Speaker: Scott Lyons, Associate Professor of American Culture and English Language and Literature, University of Michigan
Call For Papers:
The inaugural launch of this global research and publications project on Writing will explore the many facets of writing from an interdisciplinary perspective. It seeks to explore the many intertextual and intersemiotic facets of writing as they exists in the digital age but also taking into account the historical forces, process and mechanisms, their relationships to contemporary writing forms, and the possibilities of future directions. 'All writing comes from somewhere' and with this axiom in mind this project will not only examine the pragmatic elements of writing but also the complex issues concerning the metafunctions of writing as a creative and purposeful process across various disciplines.
Papers are invited for an international and interdisciplinary symposium entitled 'Nation States between memories of World War II and contemporary European politics', to be held in June 2012 in Nottingham .
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Playful Interruptions in Recent Film
New deadline, July 1, and update.
In Jean-Luc Nancy's The Inoperative Community representations are not just works of art (oeuvre); they also, in fact, work. Representations present "community" and thereby give a disparate group of beings an identity, borders, and a body. If representations work, what happens when a work founders, when it falls apart, and opens onto something else? Would this opening then be the place or space of play, even serious play? What does this "absence of work" look like formally? What are the ethical consequences of such playful interruptions? Papers on non-mainstream directors are of particular interest.
Authors are encouraged to submit papers prior to the following deadlines
Full Paper Submission Deadline: August 1, 2011.
Final Print-Ready Version Due: October 1, 2011
Call for Papers:
Commonalities: Imagining the Ordinary
2011 Rice University Symposium, sponsored by the English Department
Rice University in Houston, Texas
September 23rd – 24th, 2011
This panel will explore the production and use of non-theatrical films during World War II. Such films might include: films produced for military training; films produced by the Office of War Information or other federal, state, corporate, religious, educational, or non-profit agencies; non-theatrical films produced by and within other countries; or even home movies produced for public consumption.