Without Paulina and Antigonus there would be no reunion, however tainted, between Leontes and Hermione, and there would be no union of Perdita and Florizel in "The Winter's Tale". In a sense, then, Paulina and Antigonus are the unsung heroine and hero of the play. Undoubtedly, Antigonus' exit pursued by a bear is not typical of a tragic hero.
Hybrid Poetry and/as Pedagogy.
This panel--to be held at ASLE's biennial conference, June 23-27, 2015 at the University of Idaho, in Moscow, ID--will mine the conference theme of "Notes from the Underground: the Depths of Environmental Arts, Culture, and Justice," as it explores the planning, design, and implementation of dams, as well as their aftermath. While damming in the United States proliferated during the mid-twentieth century, dams are now generally understood as ecologically and culturally harmful. In light of our contemporary understanding of dams, this panel seeks to drudge up what has been silenced by the floodwaters.
We find ourselves in a world where economic logic rules the day. Caught within the rationality of neoliberalism, those of us who contest austerity, privatization, and the concomitant militarization of civil society are often left to counter them through vague logics of redistribution which take as given the very systems of accounting which we seek to undermine.
This panel is sponsored by Transmotion, a new, biannual, fully and permanently open-access journal inspired by the work of Gerald Vizenor. Transmotion publishes new scholarship focused on theoretical, experimental, postmodernist, and avant-garde writing produced by Native American and First Nations authors, as well as book reviews on relevant work in Vizenor Studies and Indigenous Studies. The journal may be found on-line at http://journals.kent.ac.uk/index.php/transmotion
Building on the success of the two previous silent-film conferences held at Berkeley in 2011 and 2013, the Department of Film & Media has decided to widen the scope of our biennial conference to include comparative historical inquiry.
American Comparative Literature Association
Seattle, March 26-29, 2015
Seminar Organizers: Adam Ahmed (UC Berkeley) and Seulghee Lee (Williams College)
Call for Papers: "Colonial Fantasies, Trans-National Dreams"
2015 Association for Asian American Studies conference, Chicago/Evanston, Illinois, April 22-25
Exemplar: The Journal of South Asian Studies invites submissions for its upcoming special issue: "The Meaning of Modi." We are especially interested in articles concerning the following:
- the rise of the BJP and Hindu Fundamentalism;
- the nature of Modi's support base;
- analyses of his projected work for the Indian economy;
- civil liberties in India;
- the role of minorities (Dalits, Muslims, Christians, etc.);
- Modi's foreign policy (especially concerning Pakistan, the US, and China);
- settlement of the Kashmir issue; and
- the collapse of the INC.
This roundtable looks to examine the pains and joys of teaching in the online classroom. There has been a rise in the quantity of online degree programs, but has the quality gone with it? Let's look at what educators could and should be doing to reach out to students that choose this medium for their education. In return, what possible online classroom staples and lessons could be used and brought into the face-to-face classroom as well?
The conference is through the Northeast Modern Language Association and will take place April 30 - May 3, 2015 in Toronto, Canada.
Submissions are due: October 15, 2014 (extended deadline)
Latency and Obsolescence in Nineteenth-Century Media
A panel proposal for the Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS) 2015 conference
CFP: The Geek and Popular Culture
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (Southwest PCA/ACA)
Area: The Geek and Popular Culture
Join us for the 36th annual conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, February 11-14, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Conference Theme: Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2014
The Geek and Popular Culture: A Love/Hate Relationship
16th NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE SYMPOSIUM
March 12-14, 2015
Isleta Resort & Casino Hotel
Albuquerque, New Mexico
MANY VOICES, ONE CENTER
Call for Proposals
DEADLINE: November 25, 2014
"Under Skin: The Body as/and Environment," panel proposed for the ASLE Eleventh Biennial Conference, June 23-27, 2015, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID.