CFP

[CFP] Asian Studies Summer Institute “Infrastructure” – Penn State University

Very interesting CFP for a workshop at Penn State University on the theme of infrastructure. “… we will explore the relationships between real and conceptual infrastructures, concrete materials and codes of practice, and means and motivations, both in particular parts of Asia and as Asian people, goods, and ideas circulate globally. … Key questions will include how infrastructure studies might renew classic approaches to Asian societies and their national or global histories, provide new insights into Asian and Asian diasporic literatures or arts, or help focus attention on current ecological and political concerns—for example, by mobilizing new concepts such as redundancy, resilience, and repair.”… more

[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