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Call for Applications - 2013/2014 Rome Prize
Deadline: November 1st, 2013
The American Academy in Rome is the oldest American overseas center for independent study and advanced research in the arts and the humanities. For one hundred years the Academy's eleven acre center in Rome has provided an inspiring environment for those who practice the fine and liberal arts. The Rome Prize is awarded annually to about thirty candidates, each selected by a jury of distinguished peers through a national competition. The winners are invited to Rome to pursue their work for periods ranging from six months to two years. They are provided with stipends, residential accommodation, meals, private studies or studios, and most important, an atmosphere conducive to intellectual and artistic freedom, interdisciplinary exchange, and innovation.
Fellowships are awarded in the following fields: ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN, HISTORIC PRESERVATION and CONSERVATION, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, LITERATURE*, MUSICAL COMPOSITION, VISUAL ARTS, ANCIENT STUDIES, MEDIEVAL STUDIES, RENAISSANCE and EARLY MODERN STUDIES, and MODERN ITALIAN STUDIES. *awarded by nomination through the american academy of arts and letter
To apply visit www.aarome.org
Call for Papers on Collaboration Jefferson Journal of Science and Culture
Deadline: November 4th 2013
Please visit our website for submission guidelines
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with inquiries.
The Jefferson Journal of Science and Culture is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Jefferson Scholars Foundation of the University of Virginia. We invite submissions for our fourth issue on the theme of ‘Collaboration’. We also accept general submissions on interdisciplinary topics on an ongoing basis.
Collaborative work has resulted in some of the most famous and infamous advances of the last hundred years, from Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon, to the atom bomb, or the United Nations. This issue of the Jefferson Journal of Science and Culture seeks to investigate the nature of collaboration by examining its origins, practice, and results. How can collaborative work solve problems and further knowledge? What are the limits or failures of collaborative work? We welcome submissions from all academic fields, and invite authors to define, analyze and critique collaboration in innovative ways.
Natural Sciences submissions may explore the interplay between observation, experiment, and theory in projects requiring expert knowledge from several distinct fields. Authors may also examine how researchers interact with those developing new technologies or methodologies to collect data and to analyze and visualize results, or the importance, difficulties, and rewards of organizing large projects across several institutions.
Submissions from the Arts and Humanities may include examinations of the creative process and products of collaborating artists in areas such as music, television, film-making, theater or dance. Authors may also investigate the collaborative process of community art in projects led by an individual artist, such as Frank Warren’s Post-Secret or Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir.
Submissions from the Social Sciences may ask how and when researchers should collaborate, or whether we can collaborate with our research subjects. Authors may also investigate the social value and ethics of collaboration, as well as the collaborative nature of topics including education; trade; social groups; nations; or international organizations.
Additional topics may include, but are not limited to:
Market places as collaboration
Failures of collaboration
The creation of political policy as a collaborative process
Collaborations between scientists and artists
International treaties as collaborations
Teaching and learning as collaboration
Open source technologies as collaborations
Healthcare as a collaborative process
Athletic training as collaboration
Crowd-sourcing as collaboration
Please contact email@example.com if you have a concept you’d like to discuss
Call for Articles
Diffractions - Graduate Journal for the Study of Culture (Un-)Boundedness: On Mobility and BelongingDeadline for submissions: November 15, 2013
In a “liquid modernity”, to use Zygmunt Bauman’s terminology, everything is more fluid and flexible, “neither fix[ing] space nor bind[ing] time” (Bauman, 2000: 2). Whereas in the past, one could find deeply rooted social organizations and solid cultural configurations, in modern times, people and institutions have become increasingly deterritorialized. The fact that no one nor anything remains the same or in the same place for too long has had an enormous impact on how identities and communities are shaped, perceived and performed. They are no longer marked by permanence and stability but by mobility, change and imagination.
Time and space compression (Harvey, 1989) brought by late modernity as a result of new technologies, new means of transportation and new communication tools has played an important role in the devaluation of spatial delimitation, by nurturing a faster and continuous circulation of goods, ideas, information and people at a large scale. Traditional notions of home, homeland and nation have been destabilized by new cultural flows that challenge the symbolic boundaries of both domestic space and nation-state. In Manuel Castells’ terms, the “space of flows” keeps on replacing the old “space of places” (Castells, 2001), where “new strategies of flexible accumulation have promoted a flexible attitude toward citizenship” (Ong, 1999), “floating identities” (Abbas, 1997) and “diasporic public spheres” (Shih, 2007). The emergence of this new “mobility paradigm” (Urry 2002, 2007) has certainly involved the creation of new experiences, the production of new layers of personal and social relations and the formation of new geographies. As claimed by Elliot and Urry, “changes in how people live their life today are both affected by and reflect the broader changes of global mobility processes” (2007: ix), with connectivity being exponentially dependent on “miniaturized mobilities” (ibid.) and lifestyles becoming increasingly nomadic. All these aspects are summoned up in the main argument proposed by the authors that people’s lives have become, indeed, mobile lives (ibid.).
Mobility is often depicted as the opposite of belonging. Yet, these constantly shifting spaces and relationships, these global cultural flows or interactions Arjun Appadurai calls –scapes (ethnoscapes, technoscapes, financescapes, mediascapes, and ideoscapes) (Appadurai, 1996), whilst pointing to a growing sense of heterogeneity and transiency, also promote cultural exchange and new scales of belonging. Indeed, people appear to be always in transit especially through “non-places”, “space[s] which cannot be defined as relational, or historical, or concerned with identity” (Augé, 1995: 77-78), yet, at the same time, foster a situational and transitory feeling of belonging.
This rising globalized circulation, however, does not necessarily imply the standardization of the social fabric. In fact, this mobility is taking place unevenly, at different paces and intensities, bringing visibility to globalization as a complex and multiform process, as the motor of both similarity and difference, dialogue and conflict, proximity and distance, boundedness and unboundedness. On the one hand, access to other cultures becomes easier and migratory movements increasingly more frequent, thus contributing to a regular contact with what is deemed different and unfamiliar. However, on the other hand, it is often the case that mobility, “frequent repotting” (Putnam, 2000: 204), displacement and uprootedness lead to disparity, exclusion, and to the creation of hybridized (Bhabha, 1994; Canclini 1995) or liminal (Turner, 1967; 1969) forms of life. This tense relationship between two or more different cultures contributes to the development of hybrid or borderland identities built upon both negotiation and transgression yet allowing the invention of new subjectivities, cartographies and categories of difference and belonging.
Themes to be addressed by contributors may include but are not restricted to the following: · Mobility and (Be)Longing: Migration, Diaspora, Exile and Homecomings · Memory and (Up)Rootedness · Cosmopolitanism, Hospitality and Global Citizenship · Sovereignty and Nationalism · Transnational Imagination and Cultural Transfers · Liminality, Hibridity and Identity · Peripheries, Remappings and Contested Cartographies · Modern Cities and Urban Imaginaries · Travel, Tourism and Mobile Lifestyles · Artistic, Literary and Media Representations of Mobility and Belonging · Scale, Geocriticism and World Literature · Translation, Globalization and Alterity · Digital Mobility, Communities and (Un)Connectedness · (Im)Materiality and Belonging
We look forward to receiving articles of no more than 20 A4 pages (not including bibliography) and a short bio of about 150 words by November 15, 2013 at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
DIFFRACTIONS also accepts book reviews that may not be related to the issue’s topic. If you wish to write a book review, please contact us at email@example.com. Please submit your contributions according to the journal's guidelines. Find us online at: www.diffractions.net.
Romantic Connections - a conference on Romanticism and intercultural connections at the University of Tokyo
We invite proposals for “Romantic Connections,” an international conference on Romanticism and cross-cultural connections, to be held at the University of Tokyo, June 13–15, 2014. This event will bring together four scholarly societies from three continents: it is a supernumerary conference of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR), also supported by the British Association for Romantic Studies (BARS), the German Society for English Romanticism (GER), and the Japan Association of English Romanticism (JAER).
Over the last two decades, there has been sustained scholarly interest in the connections between European Romanticism and the peoples, cultures, and literatures of the rest of the world. While our approach will be informed by the legacy of Saidian “Orientalism,” we are particularly interested in models of intercultural connection which refine or challenge totalising models of domination and subordination. We welcome papers that shed light upon the question of “connection” from the broadest range of perspectives: imaginative, linguistic, material, social, sexual, scientific, economic, and political.
Drawing on our location in Tokyo, we will use this conference to consider the broader task of forging connections between Eastern and Western literature and scholarship. In a Japanese context, the idea of interpersonal “connection” (kizuna) takes on a different resonance, because of its close connection to the project of recovery (saisei) following the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami. This conference wishes to explore how such acts of cross-cultural translation offer the possibility of reciprocal transformations of meaning.
We welcome explorations of the reception of European Romanticism in Asia and other regions of the world, as well as discussions of the future status of Romanticism studies in a geographically diverse and technologically connected scholarly world. Proposals for papers (200–300 words) are due by November 30, 2013.
For more information, see our website: www.romanticconnections2014.org
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CALLS FOR PAPERS
Essays and book reviews may be in English or French, and from any relevant discipline(s), including, but not limited to, Archaeology, Art History, Cinema, Classics, Cultural Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Law, Languages, Linguistics, Literature, Media Studies, Musicology, Sociology, Philosophy, Performing Arts, Politics, Religion, Theatre, Translation Studies, and Visual Studies. The journal is open to scholarship on any era, from antiquity to the present, seeking to contribute to the understanding of Europe in broad historical and multi-disciplinary perspective. Book reviews will stress interdisciplinary scholarship from major academic publishers.
The journal will be published both online (http://ojs.library.dal.ca/europe/ and as a print-ondemand paper journal.
Essays should be between 5000 and 7500 words, including notes. Submissions should not have been previously published, and should not be under consideration anywhere else. Material not in English or French should be accompanied by a translation.
Book reviews, which should be preceded by a written query to the Book Review Editor (Peter O’Brien, Peter.OBrien@Dal.Ca), should not exceed 1500 words. All authors should follow the Chicago Manual of Style.
Submissions should be made electronically, and sent initially as a PDF through the journal’s online submissions process: http://ojs.library.dal.ca/europe/information/authors. Accepted articles will need to be provided in MS Word. Queries can be sent to either Jerry White (Jerry.White@Dal.Ca) or Julia M. Wright (Julia.Wright@Dal.Ca), co-directors of Dalhousie’s Centre for European Studies and members of the journal’s Editorial Committee.
Book Series on East-West Cultural Encounters in Literature, The Series seeks scholarly works on intercultural encounters in literature, particularly East-West precolonial, colonial, or postcolonial contacts that expose, problematize, or re-create the sense of locality, historicity, and subjectivity. The Series especially welcomes monographs written in English or other languages translated into English. Collections of essays from conference papers or with multiple authors are not under consideration unless the essays with a thematic focus are written by a single author. We also encourage the submission of revised doctoral dissertations with innovative concepts related to our topics.
Suggested topics include but are not limited to the following:
•Colonial history and culture in the countries of the Asian Pacific Rim;
•Transpacific or transatlantic cultural or literary route/root;
•New cultural identities in neocolonial and global Asia;
•The relationship between Asia and Oceania;
•The contacts between Asia and Europe or Americas;
•Theoretical paradigms of globality and worlding;
•Convergences and divergences of exile, diaspora, and expatriation;
•Asian diasporic writing in the new millennium;
•Cultural translations between Sinophone, Anglophone, Francophone and/or Hispanophone literatures.
A leading university in the world, National Taiwan University is striving for more international collaborations and scholarly exchanges. NTU Press, playing an important role in disseminating top-notch research and scholarship in the Chinese-speaking academe, is now expanding its scope of publication in English. All submissions will be assessed by the Editor and reviewed by anonymous readers. Once the book project is approved, the author(s) will receive a contract from NTU Press. Please send a book prospectus, the author’s CV, and a sample chapter to the Editor. The manuscript should employ the MLA format and style, and only a completed manuscript is under consideration. Editor-in-chief Dr. Bennett Yu-Hsiang Fu (firstname.lastname@example.org) Associate Professor Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures National Taiwan University.
Intertexts, a journal of comparative and theoretical reflection,
publishes articles that employ innovative approaches to explore relations
between literary and other texts, be they literary, historical, theoretical,
philosophical, or social. In particular, the editors are looking for work which
engages issues on a sufficiently theoretical or comparative level to interest
people in a variety of disciplines. Hybrid methodologies that combine elements
from a range of disciplines are encouraged. For more information and
for submission details, please visit the journal's website at
Symposium, a quarterly journal in modern foreign literatures, welcomes
contributions pertinent to modern languages and literatures. Research
on authors, themes, periods, genres, works, and theory, often through
comparative studies, is regularly featured. For more information and
for submission details, please send an email to email@example.com.
Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal invites essays on topics related to any and all aspects of human values, including aesthetic, moral, political, economic, scientific, or religious values. We welcome essays on a wide variety of topics. Additionally, we are interested in submissions related to plans for two special issues: one on themes related to debt, indebtedness, or more generally, financial difficulties; and another focused on the one hundredth anniversary of the beginning of World War I. For these issues, as more generally, we welcome work from a variety of disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary approaches, including the arts, cultural studies, history, literature, philosophy, and religion, among others. To submit an essay, please visit http://www.editorialmanager.com/soundings. Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org