We are currently seeking paper proposals for a creative writing pedagogy panel accepted for the Northeast Modern Language Association annual meeting in Washington, D.C., from March 21-24, 2019. The title of the panel is "Craft, Community, and Politics: Reforming the Creative Writing Workshop."
Recent work in creative writing studies has exposed how the discipline’s central pedagogical tool, the silent workshop, is implicit in perpetuating and reifying power and privilege at the
Saturday 9th March 2019 - Sunday 10th March 2019 Prague, Czech Republic
Decency is still important for the way we live, both in public life and in the private sphere. Yet as we push into the 21st Century, ‘decency’ increasingly appears to be coming under pressure across numerous fronts and on many diverse levels.
In one sense, decent housing, decent food, decent healthcare, decent education and a decent job a
This roundtable is interested in examining the ways that desire is explored in various types of devotional and religious literature, particularly in relationship to gender and sexuality. Often, the religious and devotional works of literary figures go unanalyzed, and are not considered "literature." Additionally, religiousity is often conflated with dogmatic and repressive attitudes towards sexuality. Thus, this roundtable hopes to address these tensions by beginning a conversation about sexu
In the current context of the unprecedented influx of migrants and the rise of xenophobia, this panel seeks to reflect on the dehumanization and inhumane treatment of the Other while examining the importance of empathy and coexistence.
In this respect, this panel focuses on human and animal voices as a tool for representing the transcultural experience. We are looking for studies that address the pursuit of common values and understanding of the Other through the lens of the human/ani
This panel seeks to understand the relationship between travel and sexual reality. This is an important area of interest as the world continues to struggle with the growing voices of those who were sexually intimidated and were forced to keep quiet. World literature has long explored sexuality in all its nuances. Travel and exploration of new spaces allows for the possibility of unknown intimacies especially outside of the typical hetero/homo/pan sexual norms. Going outside the comforts of th
The 2016 election of Donald Trump marks a particularly important axis of contemporary reactionism. However, the last decade has produced many reactionary figures and movements in the US and around the world. From the Tea Party, the alt-right, and figures like Milo Yiannopoulos to the “Dark Enlightenment of Nick Land and Mencius Moldbug and the “Intellectual Dark Web of Jordan Peterson and Sam Harris, reactionary political philosophy and practice have recently made th
The Journal of Science Fiction is accepting submissions for a special issue on disability studies and science fiction to be released on January 31, 2019.
Following the highly successful publication of our first special issue on Afrofuturism earlier this year (V2N2), the Journal of Science Fiction has decided to dedicate one issue per year to interdisciplinary research on a special topic, sub-genre, and/or social area of interest relevant to t
“Queer Corruptions will examine the theme of queer texts that corrupt characters who encounter them within a narrative. We are looking for papers that explore how a text that is discovered by a character/s in a narrative serves as a queer agent that corrupts the character/s. Consider, for example, Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray in which Lord Henry gifts Dorian with a small book bound in yellow cloth that turns out to be Joris-Karl Huysmans’ Á Rebours,
The age of information technology has matured and a second wave of more intelligent services for the society is in the reach. We envision the coming decade with advanced professional practices and delivery of services. The ICENCO conference is a major collaboration among researchers and practitioners around the world, along with our ten year graduates class of 2008. It harnesses major new front
If you are interested in Digital Humanities, consider submitting a brief proposal for the following panel at the NeMLA Convention by September 30th 2018 to the following site:
The field of digital humanities is still hard-to-define, and one open to many interpretations and ideas but also criticism. The term made its first appearance in A Companion to Digital Humanities in 2004, and it ha
The Journal is issued by the Constitutional Court of Georgia (www.constcourt.ge) with support of Grigol Robakidze University (www.gruni.edu.ge). The Journal aims at engaging academic discussion around the constitutional law.
The Journal is international refereed (peer-reviewed). It is in the list of Ulirchsweb peer-reviewed periodicals, the papers published in the Journal are also placed on the HeinOnline and can be accessed by scholars and students
Izmir Democracy University organises the 1st International Conference on Critical Debates in Social Sciences (ICCDSS) to be held at EUPHORIA Aegean Resort & Spa, Izmir, Turkey between 5-7 October 2018.
The overall objective of the conference is to foster critical debates in social sciences by bringing together a wide audience of academics, students, professionals, policy makers, non-governmental organisations and members of civil society to engage in fruitful discus
As students and teachers in institutions that—despite attempts to achieve academic freedom—are embedded in an essentially conservative and repressive global system, we are constantly confronted with silences and silencing. Silence is in the texts that we read (and those we cannot because they’ll never be written), in the courses we take (or can’t), in the curricula we are required and elect to teach, in the political, economic, and social institutions we engage. These
This edited volume, STEM Education in US Prisons, is a first book-length attempt to elaborate theories and models of science education in prisons. It addresses science, technology, engineering and mathematics education in for-credit and non-credit programs operating at a range of security levels within adult prisons, juvenile facilities, jails, and detention centers in the United States. The book will
Essays on Actual Play and Tabletop Role-Playing Games
This peer reviewed edited collection will be a part of McFarland & Company, Inc.’s Studies in Gaming series.
Actual Play is a movement within the role-playing gaming hobby in which players livestream or record, audibly and/or visually, themselves playing tabletop RPGs to be watched by others for entertainment. Recently at the 51st GenCon, the largest gaming convention in North America, the concept o
In our binge-mode culture, TV has become students’ preferred access point to critical thinking. Most college students do not see themselves in canonical texts or feel confident with analysis. Yet, students are typically employing skills of argumentation an analysis in dissecting shows on television, Netflix, and/or Hulu. Even though intellectual discussions, like the ethics around NBC’s The Good Place, occur on podcasts and cultural criticisms online, instructors often cast these
The clash of people and civilizations from East to West has been a particularly rich, varied, and intense development in history. A glimpse across time into the city of Istanbul reveals varied cultures, groups of people and their diverse linguistic uses, food choices, social norms and religious customs. In addition to Edward Said’s “double perspective, close critical readings of such works offer a transnational approach and exemplify trans-culturation in American and Britis
FROM ‘HOLOCAUST BY BULLETS’ TO AUSCHWITZ: REGIONAL DIMENSIONS OF THE FINAL SOLUTION
The conference aims to attract students and scholars with new ideas, new perspectives, and creative approaches toward the understanding of the Holocaust. The organizers hope to host scholarly papers as well as foster discussions between various disciplines and scholars and students. Therefore, two forums are o