Recent theories explain that any cultural encounter engenders the particular and, more often than not, peculiar condition of in-betweenness. Even in the past, when the immigrants faced the assimilative pressures within the American society, their identity could hardly be discussed in essentializing terms. The condition of in-betweenness affected political, cultural, emotional, familial, professional, and many other spheres of life. A number of social critics and cultural theoreticians have coined variegated terms regarding the condition of in-betweenness experienced by the representatives of certain cultural groups in attempt to redefine their identities in American society.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
Thursday, November 14, 2019 to Sunday, November 17, 2019, Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel, San Diego, California
Poison on the Early Modern English Stage: Plants, Paints and Perfumes
Contributions invited for an edited collection of new essays on poison in early modern English drama. Possible topics might include (but are not limited to): whether the use of poison is gendered; what kinds of ingredients are used in the preparation of poisons and/or the means by which they are administered; how the ingestion of poison is acted, and the dramatic affordances of poison more generally; poison and emotion; and whether poison is ever a metaphor, and if so for what.
Please send abstracts of c. 250 words, together with a short bio and full contact details, to
First Forum 2019 Graduate Student Conference
Division of Cinema and Media Studies
University of Southern California
Thursday, October 10, 2019 and Friday, October 11, 2019
Connections, Disruptions, and Imaginations in Cinema and Beyond
(A Conference in Three Clusters)
Call for Papers
Videogames have grown into a global socio-cultural phenomenon and are now a primary concern of Literary and Cultural Studies as well as the Social Sciences. In a medium that sweeps across geographies (including virtual ones), however, the discourse usually privileges a certain section when it comes to the representation of identity. In a medium, where roleplaying and playing in character is of prime importance, such an ignoring of the marginal and the diverse is indeed problematic.
PAMLA Conference, Thursday, November 14 - Sunday, November 17, Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel, San Diego, CA
CFP for the standing session on Middle English Literature, including Chaucer for The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Annual Conference to be held in San Diego, November 14-17. The conference theme is “Send in the Clowns,” but we will consider papers on all facets of Middle English prose, poetry, and/or Chaucer studies. The call for papers and submission information for this session can be found here: https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/Home/S/17052. You will need to create an account. Deadline extended. Papers accepted on a first come, first served basis through July 15.
Language has always played a key role in the shaping and sharing of identities. Not only does it have the power to create community among people coming from different geographical locations, but most importantly it influences the way we perceive and make sense of the world. For these reasons, the use of language in science fiction —a genre that offers a critical space for "registering tensions related to the defining of national identity and the modernization process" (Ferreira, 2011)— is important as it enables readers to explore alternative realities. This could also be said about speculative fiction. Thus, this panel addresses concerns over reinvented identities through science fiction and across historical periods.
Seeking paper abstracts for the panel “The Nineteenth-Century Gothic” at the Victorians Institute Conference in Charleston, SC, from October 31-November 2, 2019.
The organizer invites submissions that explore the literary features, historical contexts, theoretical approaches, and adaptations/neo-Victorian incarnations of nineteenth-century ghost stories or Gothic topics. Papers related to the Gothic in the conference’s thematic territories of Charleston, Britain, Africa, the Americas, and the Caribbean are especially welcome. Please email your CVs and 250-300-word abstracts to Indu Ohri at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, June 28, 2019.
The journal Open Information Science is seeking papers for a special issue on Information Management and Digital Information to be published in December 2019.
- Deadline for extended abstracts: 31 May 2019 extended deadline: 30th June 2019
- Notification of acceptance to authors: 15 June 2019 15th July 2019
- Deadline for full articles: 30 September 2019
- Publication: December 2019-Spring 2020
Topics might include, but are not restricted to:
CALL FOR PAPERS
for a topical issue of Open Philosophy
Experience in a New Key
Open Philosophy (http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/opphil) invites submissions for the topical issue “Experience in a New Key”, edited by Dorthe Jørgensen (Aarhus University).
We are pleased to announce that the 27th annual Lavender Languages and Linguistics Conference will take place at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, CA on 27-29 March 2020. The Conference has a rich history of examining language use and representation in relation to LGBTQ+ life, including linguistics, sociolinguistics, (critical) discourse analysis, and the analysis of communication in various text genres, modes and media, as well as research into historical, literary, or performance questions. While the language of presentation is English, research concerning languages other than English is welcomed and encouraged.
Whereas most people employ more temporary “sign vehicles” (Goffman 1959) such as haircuts, make-up, and clothing as forms of signification that can be revised in relation to cultural shifts, the relative permanence of tattoos as a technology of body modification complicates the mobility needed by tattooed bodies to negotiate their significatory space, even as such tattoos have the potential to “speak” multiple meanings across various modes of non-verbal transmission, or become the impetus for queer or non-normative kinship.
Graduate programs are primarily configured to equip students with the tools to thrive within an economy of knowledge production, but such a pedagogical framework takes for granted the structural inclusion of opportunities for developing competencies that are corollary to academic skills. Many of these competencies—planning and organization, collaborative management, transparent communicativeness, fiscal accountability, conflict resolution, stress tolerance, tactful coaching and active mentorship, to name a few—are increasingly being valued as essential for workplace success and leadership.
51st Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
March 5-8, 2020