The Transformative Experience of the Journey via Recollection and Reflection
The travel memoir offers an opportunity to examine a number of issues in terms of creative non-fiction. Travel stories focus on individuals who become strangers to themselves when they exile themselves from the environmental and cultural factors that have defined them thus far in service of self-discovery. They link up with the grand Odysseus-like impulse of traditional and modern literature that can profound
This session proposes a re-examination of the undergraduate student writer's concept of agency during times of crisis. We aim to expand our critical understanding of what it means to teach students in a way that empowers, offers agency, and acknowledges the voice of the student during times of crisis, whether such crisis is a result of a global pandemic such as Covid-19, national issues such as police brutality, or the result of a personal struggle such as anxiety or loss and, thus,
Inaugural Conference on Ecological Spiritualities in Spring 2021
The Program for the Evolution of Spirituality at Harvard Divinity School is pleased to announce its inaugural conference in Spring 2021. Following a mini-conference held in 2020, this new branch within the HDS community seeks to support a range of scholarly approaches to the study of emerging spiritualities. The central theme for the 2021 conference is “Ecol
Overview: CAPA and the related actions of Failure Investigation and Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is a major tool in product complaint, non-conformance, and OOS failure investigations, and hazard analysis / risk management and mitigation activities.
A compliant CAPA system is required to to "close-the-loop" complaints, non-conformances, out-of specification conditions, and must also include proper impact analysis / actions. As such CAPA is a major element of cGMP compliance (one of t
How can we, as literature, language, and creative writing scholars, bridge the gaps that exist between medicine and literature? How does storytelling contribute to patient-centered approaches in healthcare and help doctors deal with their own feelings of guilt and mortality?
NECSUS Spring 2021_#Solidarity Call for submissions
How do things hold together? The highly complex, capitalistic world that we have built is held by supply chains and financial circuits, digital infrastructures and information streams. It is also held together by individuals and groups that share and support, that give and distribute in ways different from a purely market-oriented exchange of goods. Both forms of connectivity have come under conside
Paul Auster’s In The Country of Last Things (1987) features a world in which material production has ceased. This lack of resources leads to widespread repurposing of remaining materials, high illness and death rates, and increased social isolation and separation.
In a letter to a childhood friend, protagonist Anna Blume writes:
“What strikes me as odd is not that everything is falling apart, but that so much continues to be there. It takes a long time for
This panel deals with women writers’ intervention in the Latin American political arena during the 20th and 21st centuries. Either by participating in a political party, a feminist organization, or by writing independently, this panel addresses how women writing have opposed, transgressed, and sought changes in the social order of their time. We invite proposals—in English, Spanish, and Portuguese—that reflect on how these subversive practices and ideas circulate and constru
In the period between 2011 and 2014, four major game studios—all working independently of one another—produced games set partially or entirely in the city of Paris. Each of these games imagines and represents the city differently, and each uses the medium of digital exploration in ways that allow the player to experience the capital at periods in time spanning Revolutionary France all the way through an imagined near-future “
In Demand the Impossible, Tom Moylan writes, “Utopian writing is, at heart, rooted in the unfulfilled needs and wants of specific classes, groups, and individuals in their unique historical contexts. Women have long been creating utopic and dystopic visions in literature, history, and politics, sharing their own unfulfilled desires through dreams of better worlds or nightmares of oppressive societies. Texts such as Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s Herland and Oc
As we (North American academics) think and, moreover, live in the shadow of the global pandemic, the role digital media plays in our no-longer-ordinary lives becomes increasingly salient. During the quarantine, participation in digital lives can be said to be no longer a supplement or replacement for “real life; instead, it seems to have become its constitutive activity. Nevertheless, this new entanglement between the pandemic and digital media is not devoid of national, politica
Cyberknife - Workshop of InfoSec and Data Leakage Protection and Prevention Workshop to be held in conjunction with CENTERIS - International Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems. Already in its twelfth edition, the conference will be held in Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, from 21 to 23 of October 2020.
Societies worldwide face unprecedented future uncertainties. The information age allows for new perceptions on risks, which increasingly began to play a central role in policies and broader decision-making. Today, the growing amount of data on biodiversity loss, destructive nanotechnology, global pandemics, and other high-stakes scenarios leave pre
We are pleased to call for submission of papers for Vol. 1, No. 2, 2020. If you have original unpublished manuscripts that might fit within the journal scope, please consider submitting it to us until June 15th, 2020. We will publish Vol. 1, No. 2 in July 2020. You could submit your manuscripts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 1968, Jean-Luc Godard broke with the auteur cinema tradition, co-founding with Jean-Pierre Gorin the filmmaking collective Groupe Dziga Vertov and declaring his intention to no longer “make political films, but to make films politically. With confrontational works like Le Vent d’est, Luttes en Italie, and Vladimir et Rosa, these filmmakers gestured toward an egalitarian cinema that would abjure conventional notions of authorial mastery, destroy the seducti
Submissions to the Emerging Scholars Award and the Article Prize are due July 1, 2020. Winners will each receive a cash award of $500 to be presented at the Annual NCSA Conference. The 2021 conference, Discovery, will be held in Sacramento, California. Winners are encouraged to attend. For the 2021 CFP, visit: https://ncsaweb.net/current-conference-2021-cfp/
Stoicism is an ancient Greco-Roman philosophy of life based on the notion that "happiness," or eudaemonia, is internally generated, and consists in improving one's own character in the service of humanity at large. One of its major exponents was the first century Roman philosopher Epictetus, who has had a consistent influence on western philosophy, religion, and literature, though the theme of Epictetus and literature has been comparatively little explored. Relevant works mentioning Epictetus
Aquatic forms feature prominently in Francophone Postcolonial literature, film, and critical theory. These aqueous forms manifest as waterscapes, corporeal fluids, water-related natural disasters, and marine ecosystems and life forms. While bodies of water can be conceived as a metaphor for hybrid identities, as emphasized by Paul Gilroy’s The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness (1993), they also take on numerous other metaphorical meanings.
Abstracts for 15-20 minute papers that consider multiple temporalities within or across works of literature, criticism, or other forms of media, discourse, or performance, such as temporalities that are varied, conflicting, competing, haphazard, (re)constructed, broken, or accidental. How do temporal modes or frameworks--or their enforcement, or their lack, or resistance to them--reflect differences of intention, ideology, social or natural order, technology, ontology, or ethics? In what ways
This panel will explore the many forms of adaptation in Hispanic cultures, offering a comparative dialogue on the multiform products and processes of adaptation within Spain and Spanish America. We encourage contributors to employ interdisciplinary tools and theoretical perspectives that open new conversations on the porousness of cultural edges and the artifacts that sustain and deny them. We welcome paper proposals on topics including studies of texts, genres, contact zones, and analyses of
We are pleased to announce the 17th EuroVR International Conference - EuroVR 2020 - planned on 25-27 November 2020 in Valencia, Spain. This conference follows a series of successful European VR/AR conferences taking place since 2004. The Immersive Neurotechnologies Lab (LabLENI) of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), Spain, is organizing the 2020 edition of this conference. EuroVR 2020 will bring together people from research, industry, and com
The 6th IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2 2020) will be held as a virtual conference, during September 28 — October 1, 2020. The worldwide governmental restrictions on travel, gatherings, and meetings, imposed to limit and slow the spread of the novel corona-virus, make it impossible to organize the conference in the traditional format. However, we are confident that the changes induced by the virus to our everyday lives, and the responses given to these new challenges by