This series will address and assess the transformations in the concept of the "human" across the human sciences over the past half-century. The approach adopted is to single out two concepts that can align disparate inquiries, from the post- structuralist critiques of humanism dating back to the 1960s, to more recent studies, driven by both speculation and controlled laboratory experimentation into human cognition. These two concepts are "deferral" and "discipline." Each concept directs us toward a range of issues, intellectual and ethical, and the possible relations between the two concepts suggest further lines of inquiry.
Women, Writing and Visuality in Contemporary China
A proposed special issue of
Frontiers of Literary Studies in China (FLSC)
Edited by Géraldine Fiss and Li Guo
While musical biography has recently received scholarly attention through an array of insightful research, the sheer breadth of possibilities for the study of biography (and biographies) in relation to music means that the broad field remains rich in untapped investigative potential. This conference will provide a forum for consolidated critical discussion on both the content of musical biography (national trends and ideologies; myths and mythology) and its form (narrative technique and meaning). It will aim to open up interdisciplinary avenues of enquiry across a wide range of subjects and time periods, in the domains of classical music, popular music, and ethnomusicology alike.
The Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts(SLSA) is sponsoring a panel at the upcoming ASLE Biennial conference (website: http://www.aslebiennialconference.com/) on this general subject. Approaches may be critical or creative (or a continuum of both) and could include -- but are not limited to -- the following topics:
Science and the poetics of process and/as place (including new poetic work concerned with science)
Science and Poetics as intersecting processes and/or onto-epistemologies
Fluid ontologies and hard realities (in scientific outcomes, ecological limits, etc.)
Routledge Publishing, Inc.
Abstract Deadline: December 21, 2014
Abstracts are being accepted for a ground-breaking edited anthology on African-American and/or Afrocentric approaches to teaching actors and directing actors, complete with a foreword by leading African-American Studies scholar Molefi K. Asante. According to Asante, Afrocentricity has been defined by its progenitors as both an analytical process and actionable perspective that positions African-descended people as subjects and agents in the world (2013).
Call for Papers for an edited collection:
Developing and Understanding Multiliteracies in Underrepresented Populations
The 10th Biennial Symbiosis Conference, 2015: Transatlantic Literary & Cultural Relations
A Symbiosis and Essex University event
Venue: Essex University, Colchester, UK
Dates: Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th July, 2015
Keynote Speakers: Jahan Ramazani (Virginia), Richard Gray (Essex), Peter Hulme (Essex)
The headline conference theme is Trauma, Conflict, and Reconciliation, although proposals on any topic relevant to any area of Transatlantic Studies are welcome. The event organizers, Prof. Philip Tew (Brunel), Dr. Matthew Scott (Reading) and Dr. Susan Oliver (Essex), invite submission of:
Since the 1970s, the critical and cultural interest in sound has largely eschewed the tendency to categorize the beautiful and proper into the binary categories of music and noise; instead, we find sound culture as more critically attentive to the world around us as a kind of buzzing confusion of sound. The ostensible goal of this critical gesture is to democratize our listening habits by loosening the term "music" from definitions of taste and value such that anything could be considered music to our ears. But, in material practice, has promoting a general theoretical rubric of sound run the risk of flattening the lived inequalities that produce differences in the production, distribution and reception of sound as music?
EMSS 2015- Call for papers!
The 27TH European Modeling & Simulation Symposium (EMSS 2015)
Dates and Location
September 21-23, 2015
EMSS 2015 will be held in Bergeggi, Italy, in cooperation with the I3M 2015 MultiConference
Key Dates – Deadlines
Abstracts or full draft paper: Apr 15th 2015
Acceptance Notification: May 15th 2015
Camera Ready Papers. Jun 15th 2015
The mini track will focus on various aspects of entrepreneurship education and learning. Entrepreneurship education has exhibited a remarkable growing phase during the last decade as the majority of worldwide educational policies prioritize it. Nonetheless, the emerging educational research in the field appears with low impact amongst the rest entrepreneurial subjects. Entrepreneurship education faces difficulties due to its fragmented content and eclectic approaches. The field needs a reconsideration/evaluation for the adoption of robust teaching models and deep assessment of outcomes.
North West Gender Conference 2015
University of Manchester, Manchester Meeting Place, 10th April 2015
Key Note: Professor Erica Burman
Subverting the State:
The Postcolonial Predicament
22 May 2015
University of Kent, Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies
Priya Gopal (University of Cambridge)
Since the birth of nation-states, emerging in conjunction with the first wave of globalisation and the height of European colonialism in the mid-nineteenth century, avant-gardists have problematized the role of the nation-state. However, as anti-colonial freedom movements often assumed a nationalist character, postcolonial studies has been preoccupied with understanding the historical significance and emotional force of the nation-state and devoted less attention to the movements and ideas that sought to subvert the state altogether.