Looking for additional participant(s) for "Arriving in the 20th Century: Public Speaking and Literary Resistance" panel at 2015 MELUS conference (April 9-12, Athens, GA). Please respond with 250-word abstract and two-page cv by December 12 so that we may meet the MELUS submission deadline of December 15; send to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Broadly speaking, papers could focus on the work of literary/political figures and their writings, public speeches, or performances pertaining to uplift, belonging, citizenship, assimilation, or other related topic, at the turn of the 20th century.
Traditional distinctions between "highbrow" and "lowbrow" are not sufficient to describe the cultural production of our times. We live—and have been living for a long time—in the age of "nobrow," which intertwines art and entertainment into a complex yet identifiable mode of cultural practice. Our increasingly global, digital, and culturally eclectic world is dominated by endless varieties of nobrow culture. Yet, with few exceptions, the historical nature, aesthetic complexity, and social interpretation of this cultural formation have largely escaped critical analysis.
Call for Critical or Creative Work
"New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory" is open for submissions for Volume 12 (Issues 12.1, 12.2 and 12.3) and Volume 13.
The journal considers critical work relating to Creative Writing practice and the critical examination of Creative Writing. Strong pedagogically focused papers are considered. Creative work (in any genre) is also welcome.
Word length and submission guidelines at: www.newwriting.org.uk
Submissions welcome via this journal submission site.
JCDE: Journal of Contemporary Drama in English 3.2 (2015)
Martin Middeke (Augsburg, Editor in Chief), Eckart Voigts (Brunswick),Christina Wald (Constance, Reviews), Clare Wallace (Prague)
Mireia Aragay (Barcelona), John Bull (Reading), Johan Callens
(Brussels), Jill S Dolan (Princeton), Tobias Döring (Munich), Nicholas
Grene (Dublin), Christopher Innes (Toronto), Stephen L Lacey
(Glamorgan), Deirdre Osborne (London), Dan Rebellato (London), Bernhard
Reitz (Mainz), Anthony Roche (Dublin), Annette J Saddik (New York),
Elizabeth Sakellaridou (Thessaloniki), Aleks Sierz (London)
Call for December 2014 chapter of Coldnoon Diaries. Rolling submissions. No deadline. Poetry/Nonfiction/Review/Opinion/Photo-essay/Travelogue/Experimental academic and non-academic writings/Sketches/Artworks
Please visit http://coldnoon.com/coldnoondiaries/
The 2015 Summer Institute in Asian American Studies will take place at National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei, Taiwan from July 16 to 18, 2015. This year's gathering will address "The Subject(s) of Human Rights." By "subject(s)," we refer both to social agents attempting to effect forms of change (progressive or otherwise) as well as to academic subjects organizing and regulating the sorts of knowledge produced around such subjects.
The Alternative Document
This symposium explores the relationship between event and documentation as a provocation between the text /visual record and ephemeral art practices as a negotiation between sites that are often represented as polar opposites. These sites could be imagined as a territory where the distinction between land and sea is blurred, for example in alluvial plains, where the interplay between its different stages replenishes and revives each state. Rather than prioritizing one form over another, each manifestation generates potential for further responses, creating an ongoing work.