Several scholars have pointed out the blind spot of transnationalism in the study of the Western and started to explore the genre from more de-centered perspectives. These various arguments seem to invite the following hypothesis: That only a limited percentage of American Westerns feature the Indian wars and territorial conquest does not change the fact that the entire genre explores racial and gender hierarchies, as well as issues of progress and violence inherited from, and shaped by, a history of imperialism. Along with the ideological and narrative similarities between the American Western and other spectacles of imperialism, another largely unexplored field of study is that of the circulation and reception of Westerns outside the United States.
Quantitative studies on the exportation of American Westerns abroad are needed to specify the vague estimates presently available, as well as studies on the marketing strategies developed by studios to sell their products outside the United States. This interest needs to be verified. More specifically, it begs the question: One hypothesis that could be addressed is that American Westerns acted as a foil to audiences of imperial nations: Some scholars point to more complex power relations at work in the circulation and reception of American Westerns.
Such reception studies can shed new light on the issue of American cultural imperialism. In addition to the circulation and reception of American Westerns abroad, one last area of transnational discussion of the Western is that of foreign productions. Of the three areas of study mapped out for this conference, this is the most well-known and explored.
Studies of non-American westerns have developed since the s Frayling , focusing predominantly on Italian Westerns that were successful in the U. Attention to the transfer of Western motifs and figures costumes, color schemes, songs and music, the use of low-angle shots and narrative montage to emphasize heroic feats, the advance of civilization, etc.
The extent to which non-American Westerns reinstate the idea of an exceptionally American genre even as they appropriate the genre remains to be assessed. The American Western as the expression of a transnational culture of imperialism: Proposals in English words including a short bio and bibliography must be sent to Marianne Kac-Vergne ma riannekac yahoo.
They will be reviewed by the scientific committee. Notification of acceptation will be sent to participants by May 1, Download the selective bibliography.
Such processes and causes were predicated on challenges to established powers and mindsets, and hence on demands for change, that have had rich consequences in literature and the arts. This conference proposes to address this imaginative wake of the rebellious late s, with a particular but not exclusive focus on word-and-image relations.
Of the various strands of socio-political memory associated with the period that this conference is designed to commemorate and ponder, some attention will be given to the developments marking the beginnings c but also the proclaimed end of the Northern Irish Troubles. This particular instance of legacies of violent conflict but also fraught peacemaking will be interrogated at a juncture in European history in which national and regional identities are in various ways on the frontline of political discussion once more, with consequences and outcomes that remain unclear. We want to showcase and discuss the impact of its defining causes, hopes and regrets on the creative imagination, preferably from a comparatist perspective.
As indicated by the number in its title, this conference is the fourth in a series of academic events that reflect the ongoing concerns of the eponymous research group Relational Forms , based at CETAPS the Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies. The organisers will welcome proposals for minute papers in English responding to the above.
Suggested merely indicative topics include:. Submissions should be sent by email to relational letras. Registration details will be posted online in September All delegates are responsible for their own travel arrangements and accommodation. More information available later at http: For further queries please contact: This event will combine academic conference panel presentations, public lectures, film, and media installations.
Panels will consist of minute presentations. Recent decades have witnessed the colossal social, economic, and environmental impacts of an ever-expanding human need to manage, commodify, and harness the latent energies of a wide variety of resources. Artists, filmmakers, fiction writers and poets have been vocal about extractivist exploitation affecting border zones throughout the globe, blurring the lines between artistic representation and activist engagement.
The unevenly felt impact of extractivism on border zones has begun to be acknowledged.
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For instance, indigenous communities from North and South America to arctic northern Europe have seen their land-based rights to self-determination disrupted by strip mining, unconventional oil and gas production, and rare earth extraction. Similar processes have further impoverished already marginalized rural populations from China to the Niger Delta, and have left vast sacrifice zones in East and West alike, and desertification and rising sea levels throughout the globe have already begun to create displaced populations.
Yet far from being limited to the recent past, such situations have important historical precedents including to name just two pertinent examples rubber production in the colonial Belgian Congo and the beginnings of large-scale mining, clear-cut logging, and hydroelectric operations in the rural United States in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Nor is there any end in sight in the shift to a postindustrial economy: Extractivism is a term most often understood in relation to large-scale, profit-driven operations for the removal of natural resources such as petroleum, minerals, lumber, and other commodities.
In an extended sense, the term refers more generally to an attitude or habitus in which the resources of the earth—natural, human, informational—serve a means-ends function, in which they stand as commodities to be extrapolated and turned to profit. Despite the proximity between extractivist practices and border zones, however, these two concepts have rarely been addressed in conjunction, and the issue of aesthetics and representation as sites of potential opposition has often been missing from the discussion entirely.
In particular, we are interested in papers examining the ways in which writers and artists have engaged creatively with extractivism-related issues in their work, and the ways in which cultural practices have emerged to confront such issues. The event will combine academic conference panels with public lectures, films, and exhibitions, and will take place against the backdrop of the Norwegian Arctic, a location with close proximity to fragile arctic landscapes and threatened indigenous populations.
We seek in particular to create dialogues between the Arctic North and the Global South surrounding issues that resonate throughout border zones dispersed around the globe.
Buy War and Border Societies in the Middle Ages: Conference: Papers 1 by Anthony Goodman, Prof Anthony Tuck, Anthony Tuck (ISBN: ) from. The frontier or marcher' societies flourished in the Middle Ages and their influence has lasted well into modern times. In this study of Anglo-Scottish relations and.
Confirmed Key Note Speakers: This conference will explore the range of relationships between the human and the non-human in literature, engaging with questions such as: How does the agency of the environment, technology, animals and other non-human agencies challenge the belief in human superiority? Acknowledging the disruptive agency of non-human actors, this conference proposes an engagement with non-human agents that puts to test the exclusive status of the human.
The conference will provide a platform for exchange and collaboration among PhD students. The non- human is not merely an object for human interpretation or a static background against which human agency may be played out.
Rather, it claims an agency of its own, which affects humans in frequently unpredictable ways. Though literature and other creative practices have always acknowledged the agency of non-human, it is only now — with the advent of more and more critical thought in the fields of posthumanism and ecocriticism — that we have the critical tools to adequately address the productivity of the non-human and its manifold influences and impacts.
The non-human, so our assumption, shows its intractable agency in numerous ways: The discussion of non-human agency touches upon a number of topics that can also be discussed from a historical perspective:. This conference seeks to address the ways in which literature can bring non-human agency to the fore. We want to analyze the ways in which literature establishes the non-human environment as a dynamic configuration that not only surrounds humans, but which is constituted by and dependent on non-human actors. Proceeding from the assumption that humans only exist in their relation to non-human agencies interacting with them, this conference addresses the following questions: How can a thinking beyond the primacy of the human propel the acknowledgement of new forms of relationality?
What are the ethical implications of decentering the human as the predominant unit of reference Braidotti? How can literature avoid anthropomorphizing non-human agents? Taking our cue from these questions among others, we will critically re-evaluate the ethical responsibility of literature and its potential to re-negotiate the relationship between the human and the nonhuman. If you are interested in contributing, please send an abstract words for a minute presentation including a short biographical note 50 words and the topic of your current project to one of us no later than July 31, The conference language is English.
For example, in American literature and culture these were especially the American South and the West which have been understood as specific regions in which the place has been understood as closely connected with culture and cultural identity not only of the ethnic population characteristic for these regions such as Native American the West, the Southwest, the South , African American the South and its relation to slavery or Hispanic Latino population the West and the Southwest.
This theme can be discussed in the context of literary, cultural, postcolonial, feminist, gender, interdisciplinary and other studies. The conference organizers encourage innovative research and discussion in these fields. The conference will focus on, although is not limited to, the following themes:. Abstracts of proposed papers words should contain the title, name of the author and contact information institutional affiliation, mailing address and email address. The sponsored sessions are listed alphabetically by the name of the organization, and the special sessions follow alphabetically by session title.
Appointment period: Any two weeks between 1 January and 31 December , except 1 July to 15 September. Application: Please send a description of the proposed research including a statement as to why you wish to conduct this research in Vienna, a provisional budget and an indication of preferred dates max. Petra Greger at the address below.
Doctoral students should also include a short letter of endorsement max. Submissions will be accepted by e-mail only. The decision of the selection committee will be communicated no later than December Further Inquiries: Mrs. Petra Greger: petra.
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We encourage candidates to seek letters of recommendation that will help our search committee identify their strengths in these areas. This position carries a teaching load with a full-salary one-semester research leave prior to tenure review and generous sabbatical and fellowship leaves for tenured faculty. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits. As a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college, the College values dialogue among people from diverse perspectives as it is integral to the mission and essential to the excellence of our academic program.
The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Applicants should submit all materials here by September 17, We hope to ask select candidates for writing samples in late September, conduct video conference interviews in early October, host candidates for campus visits in early November, and complete our search by the end of November.
We will do our best to keep candidates informed at each stage of the process. Please feel free to consult our departmental web site , and, if you have further questions, to contact by email:. Aaron Seider, co-chair, Search Committee aseider holycross. The project focuses on the ascription of books to female figures in particular and studies gendered and intersectional patterns in various literary imaginations of postulated books.
For the full details, and how to apply, see here. To encourage the integration of Byzantine studies within the scholarly community and medieval studies in particular, the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture seeks proposals for a Mary Jaharis Center sponsored session at the 27th International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, July 6—9, We invite session proposals on any topic relevant to Byzantine studies.
Successful applicants will be notified by mid-September if their proposal has been selected for submission to the International Medieval Congress. The Mary Jaharis Center will submit the session proposal to the International Medieval Congress and will keep the potential organizer informed about the status of the proposal. The session organizer may act as the moderator or present a paper. Participants may only present papers in one session. Funding is through reimbursement only; advance funding cannot be provided. Eligible expenses include conference registration, transportation, and food and lodging.
Receipts are required for reimbursement. Please contact Brandie Ratliff mjcbac hchc. Although many remain interested in imperial strategy and defense, limites are now commonly viewed as a permeable zone of influence and an area of economic and cultural exchange. Indeed, frontiers were also conceptual, about controlling access to power and privilege, and highlighting or minimizing difference, be it geographic or topographical regional and supra-regional , political, legal, ethnic, economic, cultural, religious, or gender.
Frontiers could also be imagined and constructed through rhetoric.