[CFP] The Queer Commons

This special issue asks whether or not it is possible therefore to theorise a queer commons, and – if it is – what it might look like within social, political and cultural practice. Can a queer commons be found across historical periods in, for example, various sexually dissident communities; from drag queen communes to anarcho-queer punk collectives?… more

[CFP] Intersections of Science, Language, and Literature in Modern and Premodern Korea

Very interesting workshop CFP, due July 1, 2016. Submissions will be considered for publication in a 2018 special issue of the Journal of Korean Studies. The workshop “proposes to examine the intersection of science, language, and literature and expand this inquiry across periods, disciplines, and media, examining representations of science and scientific data in materials including but not limited to premodern archival materials, science textbooks, literature, popular science journals, general interest periodicals, and science fiction.”… more

[CFP] Power and Dissent, Seoul National University

Excellent CFP for an upcoming Kyujanggak symposium in August 2016 at SNU. “The practice of dissent — the public objection to decisions or actions by those in power — has long held a significant place in Korean political and social life.” This workshop seeks to examine “the phenomenon of individual or collective opposition to authority” and its “notable historical precedents as well as contemporary manifestations that reflect changing relations of power within Korean society over time.… more

[CFP] Korea with Empire, UPenn

This conference at UPenn “hopes to investigate the various ways Korean polities and Korean actors engaged with ’empire,’ broadly conceived as conceptual, institutional, and social structures justified by claims to universal normativity: whether they be represented by Confucian dynasties and international organizations, or enforced through Cold War orthodoxies.” The organizers are interested in “how Korean actors resisted, contested, but especially, appropriated “empire” for their own ends.”… more