We invite international PhD students and emerging scholars to come together to consider the myriad ways that our contemporary and established traditions of rhetorical theory and criticism inform global flows of meaning-making. This year’s theme, “Rhetorical Cultures: Mapping Global Publics and the Crossroads of Democracy,” encourages broad-based reflection, inquiry, and collaboration, taking stock of the emergent rhetorical practices that shape and undergird the political world today in all of its contingency and heterogeneity.
This is an open call for papers for the 8th International Ted Hughes Conference. This conference seeks to explore new ways of reading Hughes’s work as well as delving deeper into rich established veins of scholarly research. The conference welcomes abstracts on any Hughes topic. Please send an abstract of 300 words with a short bio to Carrie Smith at Hughesconference@cardiff.ac.uk by March 31st 2018.
Suggested topics include but are not limited to:
The literary afterlives of Hughes
Birthday Letters 20 years on
Dialogues with Hughes: literary friendships
Hughes and folklore
Hughes and medievalism
Sydney Screen Studies Network are currently seeking proposals for our End-of-Year Symposium that will cap off our 2017 program: Intersections in Film and Media Studies.
In her Fall 2014 Film Quarterly editorial film theorist B. Ruby Rich writes:
“Cinema itself is in a state of immense transition, yet it’s hard not to notice that attention is lavished disproportionately on technology and auteurist style, with the question of theme, focus, and subject matter repeatedly sidelined. What, though, is “filmable” today? And what is “theorizable” in response?”
Contamination: Adoptions, Influences, and Intrusions Across Textual Lines
The Acacia Group Annual Graduate Conference
California State University, Fullerton
March 23-24, 2018
Keynote Speaker: Salvador Plascencia, author of The People of Paper
Conference Date: Friday, February 9, 2018
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As an interdisciplinary conference, PEAKS encourages and accepts research from a wide range of scholarly and creative disciplines such as literature, linguistics, rhetoric, education, creative writing, history, art history, musicology, women and gender studies, film studies, science, philosophy, psychology, communications, and much more!
Dangerous Knowledge: 2018 PEAKS Interdisciplinary Conference at Northern Arizona University
Whether people talk about their own experiences of childhood friendship or lack of friendship and sense of isolation, the concepts of friendship, social acceptance and rejection play a powerful role in childhood and are a perennial theme in children’s literature. Where is comfort, compassion, affirmation or information about social isolation or connection in today's literature?
In the 1800s Maria Edgeworth noted the difficulty of constructing stories ‘suited to the early years of youth, and, at the same time, conformable to the complicate relations of modern society.’ Children of 2018, a ‘rising generation’ of remarkably sophisticated individuals, face a startling array of challenges.
This section of the academic journal “Sinestesieonline” is open to contributions about theatre and performing arts in all historical ages, forms and variations, in English, Italian and foreign languages.
“Il Parlaggio” is the name created by Gabriele d’Annunzio for the amphitheatre in Vittoriale – a place of empathy, a cradle of emotions, a crossroads of cultures, a connection between antiquity and contemporaneity, an emblem of the “neverending show”.
What can cinema teach us about labor, in the past, the present or the future? From Workers Leaving the Factory (Louis and Auguste Lumière and Harun Farocki) to the question of automation; from protest and resistance to the rhythms of the workday on screen, cinema has been a laboratory and incubator for ideas about work, value, time, energy, and capital. While this diacritics special issue will focus on cinema, we may also consider work that engages with other screen media cultures as long as cinema remains a point of reference. Essays may focus on specific films, genres, styles; or they may look more broadly at critical theories or limitations of the filmic apparatus to engage labor.
Beginning with the linguistic turn, there have been an increasing number of methodological “turns” in humanities-related fields, including the visual turn, the sonic turn, the corporeal turn, the spectral turn, the ontological turn, the non-human turn, the infrastructure turn, and so forth. This special issue of diacritics proposes to critically examine the phenomenon of the turn, focusing on the way in which it pivots on the juncture of a set of theoretical and methodological considerations.
We invite articles that:
Contributions are sought for a prospective peer-reviewed cluster for Talisman on Poetics and Materialism.
James Fenimore Cooper and the Winds of Change
The James Fenimore Cooper Society will host two panels at the 27th Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, to be held in San Francisco, CA at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco from May 24-27th, 2018.
Panel 1: The Frontier in American Literary Imagination
Villainous Victims: Redefining the Anti-Hero from a Postmodern Perspective
Conference Location: Mary Immaculate College, Limerick
Date of Conference: 25th April 2018