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Echi Oltremare: Italy and the Mediterranean... Interactions and Intersections

At a time when Western values and Italianness are increasingly challenged by the forces of globalization, it is necessary to reconsider former epistemologies of space and ontologies of identity that now seem to be obsolete. In this context, the Mediterranean paradigm is (re)-emerging as a crucial framework through which Italy can re-examine its cultural traditions, while charting future paths based on the transnational exchanges with other cultures from the Mediterranean basin. Italian ...

Twelfth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities

Twelfth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities
Location: Madrid, Spain
Date: 11-13 June 2014
Conference Focus: The Humanities Conference is held annually in different locations around the world. Over the past nine years, the Humanities Conference has established a reputation as a focal point for new ideas and new practices in humanities research and teaching. The conference will address a range of critically important themes in the various fields that ...

Riots, No Diets: Construction of Oppositional Identity in Feminist Activist Art (CAA 2014)

Riots, No Diets: Construction of Oppositional Identity in Feminist Activist Art

Olga Kopenkina, New York University; and Corina L. Apostol, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Email: ok12@nyu.edu and corina.lucia.apostol@gmail.com

“Riots, No Diets” refers to the 1990s popular feminist slogan that was associated with Riot Grrrl, a movement that emerged inside the US underground music and art scene. The 2012 trial of the Russian ...

Ew! Gross! Abjection, Affect, and Bodily Fluids (PAMLA 2013)

Come and join us in sunny San Diego to discuss affect and embodiment. From the bloody birth in Hemingway's "Indian Camp" and Rosasharn Joad's breast milk to Douglass' "cold sweat of death" and Albee's incontinent, old woman A, bodily fluids are liminal markers of transitions in life. This panel invites papers on the affective dimension of bodily fluids in literature and popular culture. Possible topics may include but are not limited to:

- Liminal fluids and transgression
...

TRACES, 5th Annual GLITS Interdisciplinary Conference

This interdisciplinary research conference seeks to explore the concept of ‘traces’ in literature, creative writing, the visual arts, media, philosophy, sociology, psychology and other fields. A ‘trace’ can be that which has existed, and which is now past; or that which has passed, in the case of a track or a footprint; or that which copied or drawn or outlined, such as a map or a word in the sand. It can be used as a noun or a verb: as an object or concept, or an ...

Cracking the Ivory Tower

       The editors seek abstracts for essays sharing advice, unique stories or sage wisdom for graduate students at all levels. We are seeking to increase transparency and a community of support for graduate students. We welcome abstracts outlining personal experiences from graduate students at every stage in their academic career (i.e. first year, post Comprehensive exams, ABD, etc.).

    Abstracts should be no more than 200 -300 words ...

Princeton Comparative Poetics Colloquium: When "I" Means "We"--Poetry and Social Life

When “I” Means “We”: Poetry and Social Life

Eighth Annual Graduate Student Comparative Poetry & Poetics Colloquium

Department of Comparative Literature, Princeton University

Saturday, May 4, 2013

The role of poetry in social life is fraught: to question it is to open the door to paradox and polemic. Today, with the humanities increasingly forced to prove their “usefulness,” poetry comes under particular scrutiny. Does ...

Representations of Horror in Contemporary Media and Culture

International Summer School for Postgraduate Students and Postdoctoral Researchers

“Representations of Horror in Contemporary Media and Culture”

August 4-10, 2013 in Munich, Germany.

It was one of the central concerns of the age of Enlightenment to expel all sorts of spectres, monsters, and vampires from our conception of reality. But the present boom of horror figures in various media conveys the ...

Studia Austriaca - An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature (deadline: March 31 of each year)

Studia austriaca
An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature
Published annually in the spring
ISSN 1593-2508

Call for Papers / Submissions
(http://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/StudiaAustriaca/article/view/2071/2304)
Suggestions and proposals for publication are welcome!
We consider scholarly essays written in German, English, Italian, French or Spanish.
Scholars ...

Studia Theodisca - An international journal devoted to the study of German culture and literature (deadline: September 30 of each year)

Studia theodisca
An international journal devoted to the study of German culture and literature
Published annually in the autumn
ISSN 1593-2478

Call for Papers / Submissions
(http://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/StudiaTheodisca/article/view/2553/2786)
Suggestions and proposals for publication are welcome!
We consider scholarly essays written in German, English, Italian, French or Spanish.
Scholars ...

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