Revolution & Evolution
A Postgraduate Conference, 10th-11th July 2014, University of Essex, UK
The University of Essex and the British Comparative Literature Association invite postgraduates to submit abstracts for an interdisciplinary conference. We welcome proposals from students in the Humanities, including Literature, Film, Theatre Studies and Creative Writing. We seek papers exploring revolution and evolution in disciplines ranging from gender studies and cultural geography to myth, folklore studies and nature writing.
Possible topics may include:
§ Development, progression, transformation and expansion of cultural tropes and motifs
§ Evolution of theory and critical thinking
§ Revolutions and challenges of theory
§ Transfiguration of anarchy, rebellion and insurgency
§ Metamorphosis of place, space, and time
§ Transgression and vice
Special Strand: The Student Movement: 1968
This conference includes a special strand celebrating the 50th anniversary of the university. We will be screening Jean-Luc Godard’s British Sounds (1969), which was filmed at The University of Essex in 1968. In addition we will offer a poetry reading inspired by the theme.
Keynote Speakers: Peter Hulme (University of Essex, UK)
John Haynes (University of Essex, UK)
We welcome proposals on all aspects of revolution and evolution, understood as the evolution of texts, genres, theories, languages and beings across space and time, preceded or followed by revolutionary or reactionary agents and actions.
Deadline for submission of proposals for individual / collaborative papers or panels: 1 March 2014
Please send proposals, no longer than 250 words, and a brief biographical statement (50 words) to:firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>
Find us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/rev.and.ev2014) and Twitter (@Rev_and_Ev2014) as well!
Thank you in advance.
Revolution and Evolution 2014 BCLA Graduate Conference
Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies
University of Essex
Colchester CO4 3SQ
If you’re interested in our NSF-sponsored research program in Baltimore, please follow this link:http://pages.towson.edu/scollins/reuapplication.html
Originally posted on CITIES LIKE DREAMS:
I wrote this reflection for a course that looked at Medellin as a case study through which to examine the concept of “social urbanism.” It was the first more design-focused class that I have taken and it was new for me to be working with brilliant designers and architects who made up the bulk of the class. Challenging but also illuminating, as I hope this reflection demonstrates.
This course launched from the idea that “social urbanism,” or rather, design and architecture with a social conscience, is increasingly gaining in popularity in urban areas around the world. One very visible example of this is the city of Medellin, Colombia, where a transportation project of a metro and above ground cable-car system was set up to connect the city center to the marginalized informal areas that sprawl up the city’s steep hillsides. One such area is Comuna 8, one of Medellin’s 16 sectors that is home to about 136,000 people who are predominantly low-income and many of whom lack formal land titles (Terms of Reference, 2013).
Originally posted on citymovement:
Dennis Wood, Jack-O’-Lanterns
I been reading two books “MapHead” by Ken Jennings and “Everything Sings: Maps for a Narrative Atlas” by Denis Wood. According to Jennings he has been a map geek since he was six years old and is completely obsessed with all aspects of cartography, geography and mapping. While I wouldn’t consider myself a ‘map geek’ or do I think my interest in maps is obsessive, I did find many of his chapters insightful and introduced me to some perspectives that I had not considered. For instance his observation of map shapes that he refers to as ‘separated at birth’ is thought provoking.
Ken Jennings, Separated at Birth
Originally posted on The Charnel-House:
. Originally posted by Fosco Lucarelli over at Socks-Studio. A couple of grammatical and formatting edits have been made, and Friedrich Engels’ 1891 reflection on the Paris Commune has been further appended. Check out Socks-Studio’s website…
Originally posted on Bob Jessop:
This on-line version is the pre-copyedited, preprint version. The published version can be found here:
‘Spatial fixes, temporal fixes, and spatio-temporal fixes’, in N. Castree and D. Gregory, eds, David Harvey: a Critical Reader, Oxford: Blackwell, 142-66, 2006.
Originally posted on Foucault News:
Stephen Graham, Foucault’s Boomerang: the New Military Urbanism
According to Stephen Graham, a new set of ‘Foucauldian boomerang effects’ are shaping how states apply ‘tactics of control’ over everyday urban life. Today, he traces the emergence of what he calls a new military urbanism, which applies to cities both in the Global North and South.
This just in from Tessa Norton (Communications Manager, LSE Cities):
The Mellon Fellowship Programme at LSE in Cities and the Humanities
£32,794 – £39,669 pa incl.
9-month term, commencing 1st October 2014 (date flexible)
With the continued generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the London School of Economics is looking to appoint a Mellon Fellow as part of its innovative four-year programme that engages the humanities with the social and spatial dynamics of cities. We are seeking dynamic and engaged scholars and practitioners who are currently developing their careers in the arts, culture, literature, philosophy or other related humanities disciplines to contribute to the interdisciplinary work of LSE Cities, an international research centre that explores the interactions between space and society. We are now inviting applications for the fellowship in 2014/15.
The intellectual objective of the Fellowship is to provide those working in the humanities with a meaningful way of connecting with the study of urban life, and to open up new avenues for practical collaboration and intellectual exchange between the humanities and urbanism. Spending nine months at LSE Cities, the Mellon Fellow will develop his/her own research in the context of the work on the urban environment carried out by the centre, working with postgraduate students in an ‘urban design studio’ setting and collaborating with academic colleagues across the LSE and other institutions, promoting the opportunities for cross disciplinarity that their own field of expertise can contribute.
Fellows will be selected on the basis of original contributions to the field including interdisciplinary approaches to the analysis of the past, present and future cultures of the city – through writing, curating, public engagement or other narrative means. As well as post-qualification experience extending beyond academia, they should be able to demonstrate evidence of a portfolio of work that applies humanities/arts scholarship to an understanding of the everyday experience of the contemporary city. They should display their interest in interacting critically with diverse disciplines – and within experimental contexts – as well as their desire to develop new modes of public engagement. They should also provide evidence of excellent communication and presentation skills. They should hold a completed or nearly completed PhD or equivalent experience in a humanities discipline, which may include (but is not restricted to) literature, history, ethnography, philosophy, cultural studies, religion or the arts.
The other criteria that will be used when shortlisting for this post can be found on the person specification which is attached to this vacancy on the LSE’s online recruitment system.
The Mellon Fellowship at LSE in Cities and the Humanities includes a generous contribution towards research and travel expenses, and accommodation if required. The Mellon Fellowship programme will be integrated with the establishment of an international Urban Research Network programme connecting the LSE with other research centres in rapidly urbanising regions of the world.
For full details, see: http://lsecities.net/about/mellon/
Originally posted on lumhor:
Phnom Penh Visions is an urban project which aims to show the new ideas for Phnom Penh from students, architects, artists and all kind of people for the future of the city. We are creating a…