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SEMA AT SAMLA (Atlanta, Nov. 7-9)
Sustaining the Medieval in the Modern World
How do we preserve medieval objects, culture, and ideas?
This panel welcomes papers approaching this question from a variety of perspectives: conservation, manuscript editing, digital editions, documentary, k16 pedagogy, or modern reconstructions of the medieval in film, architecture, video games. Please submit a 250-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Lynn Ramey, Vanderbilt University, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plenary speakers include poet Wendell Berry and critic Ursula Heise.
The preconceptions and social constructions that society has about neuroatypicals are brought to light when one considers the recent increase of such portrayals in popular media. Mental illness occupies a curious space in our collective consciousness, one sometimes marked by fear and fascination, by stigma and stereotypes: 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' is a prime example of this. Because popular culture depictions of mental illness frequently misrepresent the challenges facing those with neurobiological differences, honest and psychopathologically-aware portrayals play a crucial role in raising our collective consciousness.
This session invites submissions related to Nineteenth-Century Latin American texts that examine social issues which remain largely unresolved around the world. The topic is widely defined and also encourages analyses of texts not traditionally categorized as "literary." Some possible topics of interest include, but are not limited to: the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and U.S. immigration policy; industrialization; class warfare; indigenous rights; narratives of environmental destruction; slavery and other forms of exploitative labor; women's agency; modern representations of 19th-century Latin America; and so on.
Referring perhaps in part to the crisis of the humanities, a recent SAMLA newsletter states that "shifting employment and institutional structures pose potential threats to long‐standing models of our profession." Accordingly, this session examines the value of Spanish colonial texts in reaching more objective understandings of contemporary issues. Some possible topics of interest include, but are not limited to: modern representations of colonial writings; the colonial feminist; political identity and philosophy; religious and/or psycho-social dynamics; the colonial educational paradigm and its evolution over time; the practice of and access to medicine; stereotyping and indigenous rights; and so on.
"Blurring Boundaries without Burning Bridges:"
Italian Contemporary Performance, the Theatre of Emma Dante and Beyond
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Thursday, September 4th – Friday, September 5th, 2014
Fifty years after the death of the Flannery O'Connor, this panel looks to the future as well as the past to explore the possibilities for sustaining the focus and relevance of O'Connor for coming generation of students and other readers. How do we keep readers interested in a writer whose themes and lifestyle might appear to be increasingly antiquated? How do we approach the charges of racism in a culture in which any recorded use of "nigger" is considered taboo? How has O'Connor influenced other writers in ways that have not been explored? What lies in the future of O'Connor studies? This panel seeks presentations that offer insights into new ways to approach O'Connor.
Session ID: 15117
Session Format: Panel
Through consistent creation of powerful female heroines the likes of which we have never seen in Victorian literature, Steampunk has emerged as a strong feminist voice that addresses contemporary and current discourses on femininity simultaneously and rethinks our ideas of Victorian gender roles. This panel seeks to examine how Steampunk Young Adult and graphic novels subvert Victorian patriarchy and Empire by creating an alternate past that reimagines them both. Please submit 300-word abstract and bio.
Area: British, Women's and Gender Studies
Deadline for abstracts: Sept. 30, 2014
Universality in the Renaissance
RSA Berlin 2015
This interdisciplinary panel asks how Renaissance notions of universality differ from modern paradigms that idealize a human subject abstracted from culture, history, and the material world. The panel seeks a broad variety of approaches to its topics and will strive to think through the connections and tensions between perspectives in different disciplines and in relation to different texts, images, and cultural objects.
Pennsylvania College English Association (PCEA) 2014 Conference
Ramada State College Hotel and Conference Center
1450 S Atherton St, State College, PA, 16801
October 3-4, 2014
PCEA invites either panels or individual papers for the 2014 PCEA Conference.
Proposals in any and all areas of English (or English-related) studies are welcome: literature, film, composition studies, professional writing, creative writing, linguistics, popular culture, et al. Both pedagogical and theoretical proposals are encouraged. We also welcome the reading of original creative writing.
PCEA invites faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars to submit proposals.
Cross-cultural Studies is an international peer-reviewed journal published by Center for Cross-cultural Studies of National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, and has been indexed in the THCI (Taiwan Humanities Citation Index). It is published biannually and covers Chinese and English articles. The journal has been devoted to offering inter-disciplinary perspectives on cultural/cross-cultural issues and promoting academic engagements since 2008.