This session will explore the intersection of film studies and history. We are looking for papers that explore filmic depictions of historical events, including motion pictures and television forms. Papers that foreground discussions of the accuracy, truthfulness, and ethics of filmic depiction, issues of historiography, and questions of the history of film-making itself are welcome. Since this year's conference theme also addresses sight, visuality, and ways of seeing, papers submitted that combine historical philosophies of film with the ontology of vision are also very welcome.
This panel seeks any and all papers on Western American Literature in relation to this year's theme of sight, visuality, and ways of seeing.
Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by June 26, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.
Paper proposals must be made via our online system found here:
While islands of the Pacific figure prominently in the Western imagination, literary and cultural productions of Oceania are generally elided in Humanities scholarship of the continental U.S. Since its inception in 2008, PAMLA's standing session on "Oceanic Literatures and Cultures" has featured papers on indigenous, settler, and touristic artists of the Pacific as well as mass/popular cultural phenomena in and about Hawai'i and other "insular" locales. This session is also interested in papers that specifically focus on this year's theme of sight, visuality, and ways of seeing.
GENERATIVE ART 2017
C A L L - F O R - P A P E R / P O S T E R / A R T W O R K S / P E R F O R M A N C E
GA2017 , the 20th Generative Art Conference, Exhibition, Live Performances
Location: MAR, Museum of Art and Classense Library in Ravenna, Italy, the (12), 13, 14 and 15 of December 2017
Part travelogue, part professional reflection, this book will be a peer-reviewed anthology of original composition--narratives, interviews, field observations, formal academic writing--about teaching outside one’s country of origin as a person of African descent. The book seeks to augment the voices--and use print publication to promote the career advancement--of black educators who may otherwise not have access to either. In addition to parity, the publication will celebrate the unique perspectives and creative problem-solving that evolve from Africana or black cultural ways of knowing and teaching in intercultural context. Topical considerations may include a variety of impressions about instruction, pedagogy, and institutional leadership.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Doyle, University of California, Riverside, Department of English
University of Pittsburgh, September 29th-30th, 2017
Hosted by the Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)
Call for Papers | Extended Deadline: July 24th, 2017
The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP) will sponsor a series of panels at the Renaissance Society of America’s annual meeting in New Orleans, LA on March 22-24 2018. SHARP @ RSA brings together scholars working on any aspect of the creation, dissemination, and reception of manuscript and print and their digital mediation. Applicants with creative or interdisciplinary methodologies are especially encouraged to apply.
This is an extended CFP; the new deadline for submissions is 15 October 2017.
McFarland and Company invites baseball writers to contribute abstracts for an essay collection presently titled The New York Yankees and Popular Culture.
Writers are encouraged to submit their own topics for consideration. Possible topics include:
- Yankees in Advertising
- History of WPIX
- The fight between Billy Martin and Reggie Jackson on the Game of the Week
- Buster Keaton’s film The Cameraman featuring a sequence at Yankee Stadium
- Yankees and Seinfeld
McFarland is a leading publisher of books and journals in sports history, including Base Ball: A Journal of the Early Game and Black Ball: A Negro League Journal.
Session Title - Images of Crisis: Poetic Ways of Seeing Disasters
This session seeks papers on representations of "crisis" in literature, broadly defined. A non-exhaustive list of the questions raised by this panel may include: what happens when images of crises, disasters, or ruins are mediated through literature? How do images connect to understanding and knowledge? How does ekphrasis limit or enhance the possibilities of empathy? What are the obligations of our conscience as readers? What are the ethics of writing or reading about cruelties and atrocities? Areas of inquiry encompass, but are not limited to, the following:
Call for papers: special issue of Shakespeare: ‘Shakespeare and the Greater Middle East’
Guest edited by R. M. Christofides, University of Liverpool.
November 20-21, 2017
Université Jean Monnet, Saint- Etienne, France
Organized by : Elisabeth Bouzonviller, Floriane Reviron-Piégay and Emmanuelle Souvignet
Keynote speaker: Nancy K. Miller, Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the Graduate Center, CUNY,
teacher, feminist author, memoirist, author of the following books (among others).
Breathless: An American Girl in Paris, Seal, 2013.
What They Saved: Pieces of a Jewish Past, University of Nebraska Press, 2011.
But Enough About Me: Why We Read Other People's Lives. Columbia University Press, 2002.
Journal of Foreign Languages and Cultures (CN43-1537/H) , established in 2016, is a peer-reviewed journal published twice a year. The journal publishes research articles, reviews, and interviews. Its purpose is to further multi- and interdisciplinary analyses of research that explores scholarship in different languages and cultures. The journal invites contributions, in English, from authors in all relevant scholarly disciplines related to the study of linguistics, literature and culture and translation. Journal of Foreign Languages and Cultures has an international standing, attracting submissions and participation from all countries in the world. Submissions can be delivered electronically as Word file attachment.
Religion, Method, Normativity
Virginia Graduate Colloquium
Theology, Ethics, Culture
University of Virginia
13-14 October 2017
Religions make normative claims and scholars have normative commitments. However, religious studies often conceives of itself as an empirical discipline, aligning itself with other disciplines that are ostensibly descriptive, like history, sociology, and anthropology. This tension has led to polarization within religious studies.