Surviving (in) the world of '24/7'? Questioning the implicit, paradigmatic privileging of the geospatial in Postcolonial Studies, this seminar focuses instead on time (un)coordinated as such, as that which foregrounds and permeates practices of decolonization across the globe. We believe that time, itself a condition of possibility for decolonization (e.g., it takes time), is to be more actively factored into the ongoing, polylocational theorization of the syncopated legacies of colonialism, ranging from epochal questions around the postwar Cold War to everyday issues of how (not) to sync 'now' with the rhythms of global capital.
The Graduate Theatre Syndicate at The Ohio State University will host "Shifting Boundaries/Crossing Cultures: the Politics, Process, and Performance of Collaboration," April 5th and 6th, 2013. We are pleased to announce that the keynote speaker for the conference will be Stephen Wangh, who studied with Jerzy Grotowski in 1967 and is the author of An Acrobat of the Heart. His playwriting credits include work as an Associate Writer for The Laramie Project, The People's Temple, which won the Glickman Award for Best Play in the Bay Area, 2005, and many other collaborative works. Additionally, Stephen Wangh has taught physical acting technique in the United States and Europe.
Like any advanced cartographic process, mapping identity formation requires an imaginary 'cartographic grid.' Until recently, narratives of identity formation, including, in particular, the genres of autobiography and the Bildungsroman, seemed to foreground the temporal dimension over the spatial. However, in "Of Other Spaces", Michel Foucault argues that "We are at a moment … when our experience of the world is less that of a long life developing through time than that of a network that connects points and intersects with its own skein." This seminar investigates how narrative identity constructions are affected by this change.
CINEMA: JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY AND THE MOVING IMAGE invites submissions for its 4th issue.
18th Southwest English Symposium:
-isms, -ologies, and -istics: Conversations Across the Discipline
February 15-16, 2013
Arizona State University
Please see: http://english.clas.asu.edu/swes2013 and submit form.
Re/Inventions 2013: Hysteria
2nd Annual Graduate Student Conference
California State University, Long Beach
Tentative Date: Thursday, 11 April 2013
Abstracts Due: Tuesday, 1 January 2013
Call for Papers: RAP AND HIP HOP CULTURE
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
34th Annual Conference: Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context
Feb 13-16, 2013
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
The Graduate Students of the Duke University Department of History are pleased to invite graduate students in the humanities and social sciences to submit papers for Navigating Place and Power, an annual one-day conference at Duke University on Friday, February 15, 2013. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Thomas Laqueur, professor of history at University of California, Berkeley. This interdisciplinary conference will seek to promote dialogue between scholars of various disciplines in order to explore how individuals and groups negotiate systems of power. Papers may engage with various scales of power and explore dimensions of place, from broad transnational networks to the politics of everyday life.
CFP: Special Issue of a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, "Framing Lives"
The editors of a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, in collaboration with Guest Editor Paul Arthur of the Australian National University, invite submissions for a special illustrated issue that grows from the 2012 International Auto/Biography Association Conference, "Framing Lives."
FINAL CALL - EXTENDED DEADLINE - 5 NOVEMBER 2012
20th Annual Lesbian Lives Conference
'The Modern Lesbian'
15-16th February 2013
Hosted by University of Brighton LGBT and Queer Life Research Hub in conjunction with Women's Studies Centre, University College Dublin
The theme for the 20th Annual Lesbian Lives Conference is The Modern Lesbian.