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On Improvisation

‘So what would an improvisation-friendly academia look like? Certainly standards of public performance would shift. We would become more tolerant of people who speak crudely without notes, if they can improve as they take questions from the audience. But we… Read More ›

Porn Studies is Released

Routledge Journals Publishes Porn Studies March 2014 – Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group) publish the first double issue of Porn Studies, the premier dedicated, international, peer-reviewed journal to critically explore those cultural products and services designated as pornographic and their cultural, economic, historical,… Read More ›

CfP: Troubling Narratives: Identity Matters

Final Reminder: Second Call for Papers ‘Troubling Narratives: Identity Matters’ The Institute for Research in Citizenship and Applied Human Sciences, University of Huddersfield, Thursday 19th and Friday 20th of June 2014. Confirmed keynote speakers for the conference are: Ann Phoenix, University of London Ken Plummer,… Read More ›

Not Your Typical Call for Papers

With the 2014 Volume, the Berkeley Journal of Sociology will focus its efforts on writing a “history of the present.”  The journal will no longer publish academic research articles. Instead, we seek compelling essays, insightful commentaries, critical analyses, and topical symposiums on… Read More ›

What are conferences for?

Heidegger thought that scholars should simply trade questions, but that would include the speaker first and foremost. I have watched conference presentations for more than three decades and never has a speaker offered a “new approach” that was in fact… Read More ›