Akda: The Asian Journal of Literature, Culture, Performance is an international peer-reviewed journal that seeks to publish cutting-edge articles in the areas and intersections of Literary, Cultural, and Performance Studies. We especially welcome articles that will inaugurate new and dynamic directions for scholarly inquiry on the literary and cultural production of the Asian region. Further, in our commitment to diversity and to multicultural dialogue, we welcome contributions that may potentially be relevant to the concerns of the region from various national and cultural backgrounds. The journal is supported by a distinguished editorial board that represents the journal's scholarly depth and geographic scope.
The PAMLA "Teaching with Media and Technology" session welcomes proposals on any topic related to the use of media and technology in modern language, composition, or literature classrooms. However, due to this year's theme, "Archives, Libraries, Properties," we are particularly interested in papers that explore the use of digital archives in the literature, language, or rhetoric and composition classroom. Further, we invite papers on a range of topics, including multimodal techniques in the composition classroom, the use of computers and the internet in literature and linguistics classes, and the way technology changes the revision or research process.
This literary and cultural studies conference, to be held at the University of Liège under the auspices of the European Association for Studies of Australia (EASA) and the local post-colonial studies centre CEREP, will seek to draw attention to the multifarious encounters which have occurred between South Asia and Australia from the nineteenth century to modern times.
Studies in the Fantastic invites submissions for issue 4 of our peer-reviewed academic journal. Issue 3, which is available online through Project MUSE, covered reboots in a variety of incarnations. For issue 4, set for publication in late 2016, we seek contributions that examine the role of history (real and invented) as a fantastic mode in contemporary media. Analyses of works that employ historical or pseudo-historical methods as modes for fantastic narratives are especially encouraged, including examinations of faux chronicles, alternative histories, manufactured ephemera, epistolary and diary forms, and invented philology. Essays investigating the fantastic from other perspectives are also welcome.
2016 PCEA Conference
Comics and/as Rhetoric: (Anti)Static Narratives
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
October 21-22, 2016
Keynote Speaker, Conor McCreery, Kill Shakespeare Writer
Call for Proposals, Extended Deadline: June 1, 2016
The International Conference Stereo & Immersive Media'16 aims to gather researchers, artists, curators, and archivists working on visual and sound media renowned for their immersive features.
"Stereo" environments (stereoscopic and stereophonic) have been widening the fields of photography and sound since the 19th century, contributing to the emergence of a progressively immersive media culture. This conference aims to bring together photography and sound research fields and their relationship with stereo environments, including other immersive visual media (e.g. panoramas, optical displays or virtual games) as well as sound art practices.
CALL FOR PANELISTS-SCIENCE FANTASY: CROSSING THE BRIDGE WITH CLARKE'S THIRD LAW (deadline May 27, 2016).
Signum University and its sister institution, the Mythgard Institute, are seeking 3-4 panelists and a moderator for a panel discussion on the crossover between SciFi and Fantasy, or Clark's Third Law ("any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic") for the upcoming Escape Velocity 2016 micro futuristic world's fair, to be held July 1 – 3, 2016, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, MD (Washington, D.C.-area).
August 19-21, 2016
Halifax, Nova Scotia
'I am Elizabeth Reegan and another day of my life is beginning' she said to herself. 'I am lying here in bed. I've been five weeks sick in bed, and there is no sign of me getting better. Though there's little pain, which is lucky, and the worst is fear and remorse and often the horrible meaninglessness of it all. Sometimes meaning and peace come but I lose them again, nothing in life is ever resolved once and for all.
- John McGahern, The Barracks (1963)
The recent refugee crisis in Europe has brought to the fore the pressing aspects of the precarious nature of human life. This is not a sudden crisis as scholars have traced its historical roots with the exploits of "Western" capitalism, imperialism, environment, and war on terror. Such engagement has also given us different politico-philosophical points of analysis of the condition: for instance, the rise of terms such as "precariat," "new subaltern," "precarity" (Guy Standing; Simon During), the debates on "Anthropocene" and "capitalocene" (Dipesh Chakraborty; Jason W Moore), or the interest in neuro-biological or communal human affects (Catherine Malabou; Judith Butler). Added to such is the challenge of the machines and objects in our daily life.
Literary Networks and Cultural Collaborations: From 19th Century to the Present Day
Confirmed keynote speaker: Dr. Joanne Winning (Birkbeck College)