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2016 Textile Society of America Symposium 0 A. Intern The 2016 Textile Society of America Symposium will take place in Savannah, Georgia on the campus of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and at the Hyatt Regency Hotel from October 19 to October 23, 2016. To maximize scholarly interchange, the Symposium will consist of multiple, concurrent sessions, plenary and keynote speakers, a poster session and curated exhibitions that will intersect with the scholarly program (see call for exhibits below). In addition to the symposium sessions and exhibitions, there will be a series of dynamic pre- and post-conference workshops and study tours to local and regional art institutions and collections, receptions, special programs, and an awards ceremony.The theme of TSA’s 15th Biennial Symposium is Crosscurrents: Land, Labor, and the Port. We invite participants to explore the ways in which textiles shape, and are shaped by historical, geographical, technological and economic aspects of colonialization and/or globalization. How and why have textile practices moved around? As they travel, how have they been translated, modified, or used within acts of compliance or resistance? What impact have different regimes of labor, consumption, aesthetic valuation, or political/social economy had on textile production, use, and circulation? These questions may apply to contemporary or historical fine art, utilitarian, or ethnographic textiles, which may be addressed through scholarship or creative practice.Abstract Submission Deadline: October 1st, 2015Notification of Acceptance to Presenters (via email): December 15, 2015Read here for more information.
by A. Intern
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Law and Crime in Legend and Tradition 0 A. Intern A two-day conference on Law and Crime in Legend and Tradition to be held on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September 2015 at the Town Hall and Court Room in Huntingdon. Topics covered will include the folk culture of lawyers and judicial characters; fraudulent mediums and the rituals of the oath; celebrities including Jack Sheppard and Robert Kett; medieval outlaws, pirates, poachers and werewolves; and the Witches of Warboys. Among those speaking will be Alan Murdie, Joel Conn, Gail-Nina Anderson, Caroline Oates, Rosalind Kerven, Paul Jackson, Maureen James and Ernie Warner. The conference will be the tenth Legendary Weekend of the Folklore Society. The cost is £50 (£30 for a single day rate). Cheques, payable to the Folklore Society, can be sent to me at Bourne Hall Museum, Spring Street, Ewell, Surrey KT17 1UF. Read more here.
by A. Intern
Friday, July 17, 2015
Transitions and Transactions III 0 A. Intern We are pleased to inform you that the Borough of Manhattan Community College’s English Department is hosting its third conference – Transitions and Transactions III: Literature and Journalism Pedagogies in Community Colleges April 22-23, 2016. We will host the conference at our campus located in the beautiful Tribeca area of New York City. At the conference, you can expect a forum for practitioners to learn from each other by engaging in discussions that yield practical and useful ideas and methods in order to improve teaching and learning. We invite all those who have taught literature and journalism in the community college to send us an abstract. We like to create panels (3 persons per panel), so if you plan on creating one of your own, please be sure to have at least three faculty as each will be given 15 minutes with 15 minutes for Q&A. Please forward the attached CFP to your department. For faculty not interested in presenting but would like to attend, please send an email to the coordinators listed below.At our last two conferences held in 2012 and 2014, approximately 200 plus faculty attended each one. The national conferences caught the attention of community college faculty from across the U.S. and around the globe. They have been a great success as participants found practical suggestions for teaching and improving learning. We will continue the conversations we’ve started and begin new ones as we address the most recent and pressing concerns teaching literature and journalism in the community college. The coordinators have also created an anthology with articles chosen from conference presenters. We plan on creating a second book and invite all participants to send us their papers for consideration.Conference registration information: $125 for full-time faculty; $65 for part-time faculty and $25 for graduate students. Non-participants pay the same cost according to teaching status. Checks should be made out to BMCC Fund and sent to: Dr. Margaret Barrow, English Department, 199 Chambers Street, Room: N751F, New York, NY 10007.If you have any questions, please contact conference coordinator: Dr. Margaret Barrow at mbarrow@bmcc.cuny.edu
by A. Intern
Monday, June 01, 2015
Conference on Comparative Mythology in Toruń, Poland 0 A. Intern The 9th Annual International Conference on Comparative Mythology, "Power and Speech: Mythology of the Social and the Sacred,” will be held June 10-12, 2015, at Nicolaus Copernicus University Toruń, Poland.For the conference details, please see: http://compmyth.org.
by A. Intern
Friday, May 29, 2015
INTERNATIONAL THEATRE WORKSHOPS 0 C. Norton Welcome to the INTERNATIONAL THEATRE WORKSHOP SERIES 2013 ‘Players by the Sea’! WORKSHOP #1: September 2nd - 8th, 2013; Sozopol, Bulgaria WORKSHOP #2: September 9th - 15th, 2013; Sozopol, Bulgaria ORGANIZED BY the International Theatre Lab (Norway) in collaboration with the Theatre Pedagogues Guild at the Union of Bulgarian Actors (Bulgaria) TARGET PARTICIPANTS: actors, students and teachers of acting, performers of any background Acceptance is contingent upon approval of application, space availability, and completed registration. THE WORKSHOPS offer rigorous and playful hands-on training, combining exercises, improvisation, work with text and props, stage fencing and more. Each day ends with a facilitated group discussion where ideas are synthesized, and directions are found for further exploration. ITL’s great team of instructors draws on a variety of techniques, utilizing their rich pedagogical experience to structure the training sessions with careful consideration to each individual’s needs, as well as the group’s needs as a whole. The working language is English. AN EXCITING NEW FOCUS in this year’s workshops will be the utilizing of the natural coastal environment into the training and creative process. We will use the environment not only as a source of inspiration, but as a challenge to ‘translate’ this space into a theatrical narrative. MORE INFORMATION and ONLINE APPLICATION on www.internationaltheatrelab.org
by C. Norton
Friday, July 26, 2013
CFP: SIEF: "Laography and Lexicography, or Finding Folklore in Dictionaries 0 L. Cashman The 11th international SIEF congress will take place in Tartu, Estonia, 30th June to 4th July 2013. We aim to gather 500 ethnologists, folklorists, anthropologists and others interested in European culture for four exciting days of keynotes, parallel panels, ethnographic films, book fair and a congress banquet. The Call for papers is open and will *close on 18th January 2013. We would like to bring your attention the following SIEF 2013 panel and invite submissions for papers. P07: Laography and Lexicography, or Finding Folklore in Dictionaries http://www.nomadit.co.uk/sief/sief2013/panels.php5?PanelID=1807 One of the many consequences of the interaction of philology and the study of folklore especially in the long nineteenth century is that dictionaries are often are repositories of folkloric data. Examples range from Feilberg in Jutland and Dahl in Russia, to Wright in England and Halbertsma in Friesland, not forgetting the Brothers Grimm themselves. And the data they contain ranges from minor verbal genres, such as phrases, riddles and charms, to descriptions of ritual, folk life and ethnographic objects. But the overlap between laography and lexicography, between folklore and dictionaries, is not exclusively located in such 'classical' dictionaries, many humble regional glossaries also are freighted with local knowledge, at the same time as they walk the interesting ideological line between region and nation in this age of nationalism. Similarly, judicious use of historical dictionaries, such as the Middle English Dictionary or the Grimms' own Deutsches Wörterbuch, can also add to our understanding, or provide antedatings. This panel is meant for the discussion of the phenomenon of dictionaries as a source of folkloric data as a whole in a comparative light and to assess the usefulness of the data to be found in dictionaries. It will include discussion of how the composite, cannibalized nature of many such dictionaries affects the data they contain, and how we might identify the individuals (or types of individuals) the data was known to, and to suggest routes for future research. All proposals must be made via the bespoke on-line facility that SIEF is using to handle all proposals. Proposals should not be sent by email. Please follow the link on the panel website: http://www.nomadit.co.uk/sief/sief2013/panels.php5?PanelID=1807 Proposals should consist of a paper title, a (very) short abstract of less than 300 characters, and an abstract of 250 words. The proposal may also state the audio-visual requirements you have for your presentation. Convenors: Jonathan Roper (University of Tartu) William Pooley (University of Oxford)
by L. Cashman
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
CFP: SIEF: "Body Techniques: The Arts of Using the Human Body" 0 L. Cashman *The 11th international SIEF congress *will take place in *Tartu, Estonia, 30th June to 4th July 2013. *We aim to gather 500 ethnologists, folklorists, anthropologists and others interested in European culture for four exciting days of keynotes, parallel panels, ethnographic films, book fair and a congress banquet. The Call for papers is open and will *close on 18th January 2013.* We would like to bring your attention the following SIEF 2013 panel and invite submissions for papers. *P35: Body Techniques: The Arts of Using the Human Body* http://www.nomadit.co.uk/sief/sief2013/panels.php5?PanelID=1948 Taking inspiration from Mauss' notion of the techniques of the body, this panel proposes to explore the current state of the ethnology of the body through various case studies. Paper proposals are invited on any of the various "ways in which people know how to use their bodies", from walking to dancing, from sports to hygiene, from sex to heritage, and beyond. Questions to address might include: How are human bodies constituted, theorized, disciplined, carried, experienced, and placed in relation to other bodies, objects, places, ideas and social codes? How are bodies apprehended in relation to society and to time, how are their presence and movement written or transcribed, and how are social and temporal relationships inscribed on bodies? Emphasizing the body as an instrument of articulation, as a medium of performance, as a site of experience, as well as a tool of investigation, the panel will explore the contributions of body-centered perspectives to current scholarship in ethnology and folklore, and, conversely, how folklore and ethnology may contribute to interdisciplinary scholarship on the body. All proposals must be made via the bespoke on-line facility that SIEF is using to handle all proposals. Proposals should not be sent by email. Please follow the link on the panel website: http://www.nomadit.co.uk/sief/sief2013/panels.php5?PanelID=1948 Proposals should consist of a paper title, a (very) short abstract of less than 300 characters, and an abstract of 250 words. The proposal may also state the audio-visual requirements you have for your presentation.* Convenors: Valdimar Hafstein (University of Iceland) Ellen Hertz (University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland)
by L. Cashman
Monday, January 14, 2013
CFP: American Studies Association: "Folklorization on the National Mall" 0 L. Cashman I am soliciting paper proposals for a panel I am organizing for the 2013 American Studies Association meeting in Washington, D.C. If you would like to participate, please submit 250-word abstracts and a C.V. to jesse.p.karlsberg@emory.edu by January 19, 2012. I will respond by January 20. This panel examines how the Smithsonian Institution's Festival of American Folklife has articulated ideological positions on American culture through the selection and presentation of a variety of cultural practices from its founding in 1967 to the present. How have the "authenticating and legitimizing networks” (Whisnant 1991: 173) and specific spatial constraints and programmatic requirements of the Festival shaped the practices of those who have appeared? How have these individuals interpreted their appearance? How have they interacted with audiences and festival promoters, both during the Festival of American Folklife itself and around and outside it?  --  Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg Woodruff Fellow, Institute of Liberal Arts Assistant Managing Editor, Southern Spaces Emory University Atlanta, Georgia http://jpkarlsberg.com http://southernspaces.org jesse@jpkarlsberg.com
by L. Cashman
Monday, January 14, 2013


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