Category Archives: Call for Papers

Texas Asia Conference Call for Papers

Greetings,

I am one of the Co-Organizers for the 2015 Texas Asia Conference, a biennial graduate student conference hosted to bring together young scholars, from any disciplinary background, who focus on some aspect of Asia. I am reaching out to you to request that you pass along the CFP to your students and mailing lists so that we might create as diverse an atmosphere as possible. The full CFP is attached, but below you will find a brief description of this year’s theme along with contact information for submissions.

Sincerely, 

Daniel Shouse
PhD Student, Asian Languages & Cultures
Texas Asia Conference, Co-Organizer
University of Texas at Austin
 
Beyond the Spectacular and Mundane:
As researchers engaged with various aspects and regions of Asia, how do we approach questions of scale? How do we draw boundaries around our research subjects: texts, people, languages, histories, etc.? How can we avoid the division of our subject along easy disciplinary lines? How do we measure the scale of what we are looking at——how far out must we extend our knowledge beyond our research focus in order for the boundaries of that focus to be meaningfully drawn? When what is local and specific is in a dynamic and entangled relationship with what is global and transnational, how do we choose to zoom in or out? How do we become attuned to the infra-ordinary? How do we grasp the affects and effects of the everyday that are neither ordinary nor spectacular? These are some of the broad concerns that we would like the papers at this conference to address in their own ways.
We welcome submissions addressing a broad range of topics, including but not limited to the following :
● Scale –local, global, regional;
             — national, international, transnational
             –ordinary, infra-ordinary, spectacular
● Language, language ideology, linguistics
● Literature — texts, rhetorics, interpretation, translation
● Culture, technology, society, politics, biopolitics
● Histories, herstories, new readings
● Gender and sexuality — identity, performativity, activism, politics
● Space, spatiality, affect
● Film, television, social media
Deadline for abstract submissions: 21 July 2015
Word limit: 250 words
Abstract must include the following: title, author(s), affiliation(s), email address for contact. Please send the abstract​ to texasasiaconference@gmail.com

Student Paper Competition

Student Paper Competition

 

The Communication Technology and Society research group, with the support of the Technology and Information Policy Institute (TIPI), is pleased to announce a student paper competition with cash awards. Full papers (approximately 20-25 pages; double spaced; one inch margins all around; 12 point font, and any reference style as long as it is consistent) along with a 250 word abstract should be submitted by April 30, 2015 atcommunicationtechsociety@gmail.com. Please do not include any personally identifiable information in the document you submit.

Papers that have been published or presented elsewhere will not be accepted for this paper competition.

This competition offers three cash awards:

1st Prize: $500

2nd Prize: $300

3rd Prize: $100

The competition is open to any graduate students enrolled at UT-Austin this semester. TIPI invites scholarly and original submissions that advance our understanding of communication technology, policy and its impact on society. Possible topics of interest include, but are certainly not limited to, the following: open government and “open” movement, policy toward immersive media or online gaming, digital inclusion, network neutrality, e-health, intellectual property issues, ethical and privacy implications of big data, ICT4D, equity issues in technology use, and the politics of platforms.

Submitted papers will be judged by a faculty panel and notice of decisions will be provided by May 15, 2015.

Winners will be expected to present their paper in a small-conference setting during a one half day event held in June.

 

Please address inquiries to communicationtechsociety@gmail.com.

 

Yoonmo Sang
Ph.D. Candidate

Department of Radio-Television-Film

Moody College of Communication

The University of Texas at Austin

CFP for the Tex-ICS Institute for Comics Studies Conference

Dear All,
We would like to share with you all the CFP for the Tex-ICS Institute for Comics Studies Conference to be held in San Antonio, Texas on August 7-9 in conjunction with Texas Comicon.
Please share this CFP with anyone that may be interested in participating.
Submissions deadline: April 1
The Institute for Comics Studies
Calls for Papers, Presentations, and Participation
Tex-ICS 2015
The Texas Comicon Institute for Comics Studies Conference
100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, panels, and poster sessions taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) are being accepted for a meeting of scholars and professionals during the Texas Comicon, San Antonio, TX, August 7-9, 2015, San Antonio Shrine Auditorium, 901 N. Loop 1604 W, San Antonio, TX 78258
Submission deadline April 1, 2015
The Institute for Comics Studies is a non-profit organization that promotes the study, understanding, and cultural legitimacy of comics through building knowledge, communication, expertise, and support for the study of comics and sequential art.
We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars.  We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers,distributors, and journalists.
CSC Submission Site:
For more information:
Dr. Peter Coogan
314-498-3188

Sam Cannon MA

Assistant Instructor
PhD Candidate

Co-organizer TexICS Comics Conference
University of Texas at Austin
Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Student Paper Competition: communication technology, policy and its impact on society

The Communication Technology and Society research group, with the support of the Technology and Information Policy Institute (TIPI), is pleased to announce a student paper competition with cash awards. Full papers (approximately 20-25 pages; double spaced; one inch margins all around; 12 point font, and any reference style as long as it is consistent) along with a 250 word abstract should be submitted by April 30, 2015 at communicationtechsociety@gmail.com. Please do not include any personally identifiable information in the document you submit.

Papers that have been published or presented elsewhere will not be accepted for this paper competition.

This competition offers three cash awards:

1st Prize: $500

2nd Prize: $300

3rd Prize: $100

The competition is open to any graduate students enrolled at UT-Austin this semester. TIPI invites scholarly and original submissions that advance our understanding of communication technology, policy and its impact on society. Possible topics of interest include, but are certainly not limited to, the following: open government and “open” movement, policy toward immersive media or online gaming, digital inclusion, network neutrality, intellectualproperty issues, ethical and privacy implications of big data, ICT4D, equity issues in technology use, and the politics of platforms.

Submitted papers will be judged by a faculty panel and notice of decisions will be provided by May 15, 2015.

Winners will be expected to present their paper in a small-conference setting during a one half day event held in June.

 

Please address inquiries to communicationtechsociety@gmail.com.

 

New York Conference on Asian Studies (NYCAS) 2015

 
Global Asia: Social, Cultural, and Political Spaces
Vassar College
Poughkeepsie, NY
Friday October 16 – Saturday October 17, 2015
The Asian Studies program at Vassar College, in association with the New York Conference on Asian Studies (NYCAS), will host an international conference that thematically explores “Global Asia: Social, Cultural, and Political Spaces” in order to expand and deepen our understanding of enduring and changing relationships among societies across national boundaries in Asia and between Asia and the rest of the world.
We welcome proposals for traditional or non-traditional panels, individual papers, and roundtables. Graduate student participation is encouraged. We also welcome proposals for presentations of faculty research that involves undergraduate student participation.
Proposal topics may include, but are not limited to the following: colonial and post-colonial discourses, Pan-Asianism in the global age, environmental changes and sustainability, political technology and social movements, nationalism and collective memories, religious ideology and practices, urbanization, economic transformation, globalization and local identities, practices of popular culture and entertainment, gender and sexuality, globalization and reinvention/localization of food, and culinary knowledge and practices in various times and regions.
Dr. Laurel Kendall (Vice President Elected, Association for Asian Studies, and Chair of the Division of Anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City) and Mr. Liu Jianqiang (editor of China Dialogue – China’s earliest and most influential bilingual website on environmental issues) will give keynote speeches. Asian art and photograph exhibitions and Asian food workshops will be held in conjunction with the conference.
(Note: NYCAS does not provide travel funding for participants.)
Deadline for Proposal Submissions:
May 1, 2015 (new deadline)
Please submit proposals via the Proposal Submission Form located at http://pages.vassar.edu/nycas2015/proposal-submission/.
(ATTENTION: Due to the busy hotel season in the fall in New York’s Mid-Hudson area, hotel availability will be very limited. We encourage you to reserve a room as early as possible if you are considering attending the conference. Cancellation is possible up to 24 hours before scheduled check-in with no charge. NYCAS/VASSAR discount will be applied at the designated hotels.)

DIGITAL RACE & SEXUALITIES

DIGITAL RACE & SEXUALITIES

In anticipation of the 14th Annual Sequels SymposiumE3W invites you to the first of two Prequels events this semester. This roundtable on Digital Race and Sexualities will focus on the work of our distinguished alumnus, Shaka McGlotten. In Virtual Intimacies: Media, Affect, and Queer Sociality(2013), McGlotten explores the promise and power that the Internet and social media offer to queer men of color as they navigate relationships and communities. The panelists – Dr. Neville HoadAlex Cho, and Lily Zhu – will discuss the implications of McGlotten’s work for Ethnic & Gender Studies, considering also how his book enriches our understanding of the political uses of the digital. The panel will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 3:30pm, in PAR 308.  

Sequels, an annual symposium sponsored by the Ethnic and Third World Literatures specialization in the Department of English, hosts distinguished graduates and honors their recently published books.The 14th Annual Sequels Symposium will take place on April 9-10 at UT Austin and will feature Shaka McGlotten (Purchase College, SUNY) and Jeremy Dean (Education Czar at Genius) as keynote speakers. Inspired by McGlotten and Dean’s work, the symposium will consider how networking, whether social, activist, or educational, has taken on profound new dimensions in the digital age. In addition to the keynote addresses, graduate student panels will showcase research that intersects with McGlotten and Dean’s scholarship.

SEQUELS CO-CHAIRS: Allison Haas & Lauren Grewe

SPONSORS: The Department of English and Ethnic & Third World Literatures (E3W)

SPECIAL THANKS: GSA

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Email: SequelsE3W@gmail.com

Website: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/orgs/e3w/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UTAustinE3W

CFP: Ethnic & Third World Literatures

Ethnic and Third World Literatures
Fourteenth Annual Sequels Symposium
April 9-10, 2015
 
CALL FOR PAPERS
Deadline – Monday, Feb. 9, 2015

Networking, whether social, activist, or educational, has taken on profound new dimensions in the digital age.  Distinguished UT alumni Shaka McGlotten and Jeremy Dean both address new and exciting facets of such developments through their work with online communities and archives, both within and beyond academia.  McGlotten’s book Virtual Intimacies: Media, Affect, and Queer Sociality uses gay men’s online sociality to explore the way sexuality and technology shape one another.  Against dominant beliefs that “virtual intimacies are failed intimacies that disrupt the flow of a good life lived right” McGlotten argues that “intimacy is and always has been virtual” and that “virtual intimacies…underscore the ways intimacy still possesses unrealized capacities and lines of flight.”  As the Education Czar for Genius (formerly Rap Genius), Jeremy Dean works to integrate the company’s virtual annotation platform into classrooms nationwide.  Genius software brings together students, academics, and critics in conversations about both literary and popular texts.  Together, McGlotten and Dean’s new understandings of academic community and political uses of the digital inspire the Fourteenth Annual Sequels Symposium Call for Papers.

UT Austin’s Ethnic and Third World (E3W) Literatures Interest Group calls for papers in honor of the work of distinguished alumni Shaka McGlotten, Purchase College, SUNY and Jeremy Dean, Education Czar at Genius.  We invite proposals for 20-minute papers that engage with topics related but not limited to:

  • Online communities and digital intimacies
  • Gaming, virtual realities, fandoms
  • Annotation and marginalia
  • Digital classrooms and technology in education
  • Race and gender online
  • Social networks and online activism
  • Archives and material culture
  • Queer communities
  • Rap and hip hop
  • Lyrics and poetry
  • Contemporary African literature and digital archives

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Send the following information to SequelsE3W@gmail.com with the subject line, Abstract 14th Annual Sequels Symposium.

  • Abstract (150-250 words)
  • Brief biographical statement (max 150 words)
  • Complete contact information
  • Copy & paste this information into the body of the email (no attachments).
  • Deadline: Monday, February 9th, 2015.
 
SEQUELS CO-CHAIRS
Allison Haas & Lauren Grewe,
Department of English

4th South Asia by the Bay Graduate Student Conference

Precarious Exchange — Materiality, Network, and Value in South Asia in the World: The 4th South Asia by the Bay Graduate Student ConferenceConference/Symposium | May 8 – 9, 2015 every day | 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. |  UC Berkeley
Institute for South Asia StudiesCenter for South Asia, Stanford UniversityUniversity of California, DavisUniversity of California, Santa Cruz
“CALL FOR PAPERS”

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MAR 1, 2015

As South Asia experiences rapid and unprecedented transformation, both scholarly and public interest in the region has grown dramatically in recent years. A large new generation of graduate students working on South Asia in the humanities and social sciences is in the process of rethinking approaches to the study of South Asian culture, society, politics, economics, law, history, literature, and the arts. This year we focus on the theme of Precarious Exchange: Materiality, Network, & Value in South Asia in the World. The fourth annual conference, held this year at the University of California, Berkeley, is jointly planned by a consortium of four universities: Stanford, the University of California, Berkeley, the University of California, Davis, and the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Precarious Exchange: Materiality, Network, & Value in South Asia in the World seeks to explore questions of exchange, value and relation across the disciplines and in reference to “South Asia” in the world. >From body to household, community to nation state and world system, exchanges are fraught with the intensifying demands of security and moral urgency, laden with the real and spurious promise of wealth, beauty, and enhanced selfhood, and legitimated through proliferating metrics governing information and informality. In the present and, both critical and mindful of the present’s demands, in other times, questions of exchange open out to broader matters of concern. They shape debate on government, ethics, and corruption, on aesthetics and on embodiment, and on care and on abandonment through relations involving humans and others. They determine or are determined by borders and regions. They engage the futures of political thought and political economy. They help us reappraise and reimagine earlier thinking on the formation of “South Asian Studies” within and across disciplines.

We are particularly interested in close, careful analysis, rooted in one’s academic formation, that draws on and innovates interdisciplinary debate in contemporary critical and cultural theory.

While the conference will be open to the public, it is primarily designed to create a much-needed space for connecting conversations between graduate students working on issues of value, materiality, and exchange within South Asia and for providing close feedback from consortium faculty. With these goals in mind, the conference will be organized along the lines of an intensive seminar with an emphasis on dialogue and critical exchange. Meals and shared housing will be provided to all participants, and limited travel subsidies will be available.

Email your 500 word abstracts and inquiries to: isas@berkeley.edu with SATB 2015 in the subject line.

South Asia by the Bay inaugurates an unprecedented collaboration among several universities within California: Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Davis, and University of California, Santa Cruz.We aim to establish an annual forum where graduate students from across disciplines and institutions in North America, who work on South Asia, can meet to discuss their work with each other, and with South Asia affiliated faculty from the organizing institutions and beyond. Besides keynotes by important scholars in the field, we will hold interactive sessions with faculty on the international job market in South Asian studies, film screenings, and social events.

 

CALL FOR PAPERS: Ethnic and Third World Literatures

Ethnic and Third World Literatures
Fourteenth Annual Sequels Symposium
April 9-10, 2015
 
CALL FOR PAPERS
Deadline – Monday, Feb. 9, 2015

Networking, whether social, activist, or educational, has taken on profound new dimensions in the digital age.  Distinguished UT alumni Shaka McGlotten and Jeremy Dean both address new and exciting facets of such developments through their work with online communities and archives, both within and beyond academia.  McGlotten’s book Virtual Intimacies: Media, Affect, and Queer Sociality uses gay men’s online sociality to explore the way sexuality and technology shape one another.  Against dominant beliefs that “virtual intimacies are failed intimacies that disrupt the flow of a good life lived right” McGlotten argues that “intimacy is and always has been virtual” and that “virtual intimacies…underscore the ways intimacy still possesses unrealized capacities and lines of flight.”  As the Education Czar for Genius (formerly Rap Genius), Jeremy Dean works to integrate the company’s virtual annotation platform into classrooms nationwide.  Genius software brings together students, academics, and critics in conversations about both literary and popular texts.  Together, McGlotten and Dean’s new understandings of academic community and political uses of the digital inspire the Fourteenth Annual Sequels Symposium Call for Papers.

UT Austin’s Ethnic and Third World (E3W) Literatures Interest Group calls for papers in honor of the work of distinguished alumni Shaka McGlotten, Purchase College, SUNY and Jeremy Dean, Education Czar at Genius.  We invite proposals for 20-minute papers that engage with topics related but not limited to:

  • Online communities and digital intimacies
  • Gaming, virtual realities, fandoms
  • Annotation and marginalia
  • Digital classrooms and technology in education
  • Race and gender online
  • Social networks and online activism
  • Archives and material culture
  • Queer communities
  • Rap and hip hop
  • Lyrics and poetry
  • Contemporary African literature and digital archives

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Send the following information to SequelsE3W@gmail.com with the subject line, Abstract 14th Annual Sequels Symposium.

  • Abstract (150-250 words)
  • Brief biographical statement (max 150 words)
  • Complete contact information
  • Copy & paste this information into the body of the email (no attachments).
  • Deadline: Monday, February 9th, 2015.
 
SEQUELS CO-CHAIRS
Allison Haas & Lauren Grewe,
Department of English

Call for Papers: graduate student conference of the Comparative Literature Department at Indiana University Bloomington

Dear colleagues,
Please find attached the call for papers for “Missed Connections”, the graduate student conference of the Comparative Literature Department at Indiana University Bloomington. The conference will be held April 10th and 11th, 2015. 

The deadline for submitting abstracts is February 1st 2015. We welcome abstracts (300 words max) from all disciplines including, but not limited to: Literary Studies, Film and Media studies, Gender Studies, Translation Studies, Jewish Studies, Linguistics, Critical Race Studies, Religious Studies, Ethnic Studies, and
Cognitive Studies, and we encourage interdisciplinary approaches.

Please also include the title of your presentation, a short bio (50 words max) with your name, email address, degree level and institutional affiliation to: iu.complit@gmail.com (both in the body of the email and as an attachment).

We appreciate your help in circulating this call for papers to all potentially interested parties.

Best regards,
The Comparative Literature Conference Organizers.​