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CFP for Junior Scholars: Pedagogy of Images II: Depicting Communism for Children.
for Junior Scholars
Pedagogy of Images II: Depicting Communism for Children Symposium
The Pedagogy of Images project started in 2015 with an exploratory
symposium that mapped out approaches to studying the process of
amalgamation of text and image within the boundaries of the illustrated
book for young Soviet readers. As a part of the general desire to
translate Communism into idioms and images accessible
to children, these books visualized ideological norms and goals in a
way that guaranteed easy legibility, without sacrificing the political
appeal of the message.
Using a corpus of Soviet-era illustrated books for children from the collections of the
Cotsen Children’s Library
at Princeton University, the participants of the first meeting focused
on the dual verbal-visual representation of the Communist imaginary and
sensibility in early Soviet
books. The initial symposium also had a second purpose: to achieve a
more nuanced awareness of the ways in which digitization of these works
can facilitate more exhaustive mining of the information contained in
these rich graphic and verbal artifacts. An
edited volumegrowing out of the work of this first symposium is currently in production.
goal of the second symposium is to expand the generational boundaries
of scholars working on early Soviet children’s books. We invite advanced
Ph.D. students and recent graduates from a range of disciplines
and backgrounds to submit their proposals for participating in a two-day
symposium that will take place at Princeton University on
March 31- April 1, 2017.
The proposals should focus on the
expanded corpus of digitized materials from the Cotsen collections,
which consists currently of more than 160 titles. In the interest of
increasing the scope of disciplinary approaches
to the visual language of the Soviet children's book (and to avoid
thematic duplications), we ask potential participants to consult the
list of the contributions already included in the
a short CV and a 500-word proposal, describing your choice
of children’s books, methods, and arguments, which you would like to
develop for your presentation at the symposium to <firstname.lastname@example.org>
by December 15, 2017.
Finalists will be notified by January 15, 2017.
Final papers should be submitted by March 15, 2017. During
the symposium, participants will be paired with leading senior experts
in the field, who would provide critique of the contribution and
guidance for its future development.
The symposium will be held at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey.
Every effort will be made to offer assistance with travel and accommodation expenses to selected candidates.
The Organizing Committee: Thomas F. Keenan Serguei A. Oushakine Katherine M.H. Reischl
Web-comics: Some Links by Liladhar R. Pendse (UC Berkeley)
This exhibit also takes in consideration comics that are born digital. The webcomics represent a unique opportunity for their creators to provide outreach to multiple audiences. Below are some suggested webcomics that can make this exhibition more interesting to our visitors.The list below was adapted for use from Buzzfeed.com, scroll.in and other sites. Some of these comics might be sensitive to their viewers. I would advise viewer’s discretion. This is not a comprehensive list but it provides a meaningful insight into the mysterious world of the webcomics.
Call for papers
‘Rethinking Revolutions’ - London School of Economics - 26th May 2017
Over the past twenty years, the study of revolution has lost the centrality it once enjoyed. Yet the study of revolutions has never been so important: in thinking through the aftermath of the Arab uprisings, exploring the ideology of ISIS and other Islamist groups, understanding self-proclaimed revolutionary movements in the West, and interpreting the experience of states that continue to see themselves as revolutionary, such as China, Iran, and Cuba. The study of revolution needs to catch up with the actual experience of revolutionary movements and states.
One barrier to this endeavor is the fracturing of the study of revolutions into different disciplines and sub-fields. This workshop seeks to bring together scholars and students working on revolutions from different disciplinary backgrounds (e.g. Sociology, International Relations, History, and Political Science), sub-fields (e.g. social movements…
Data research analyst for the project Golden AgentsInstitute for Logic, Language and Computation – Department of PhilosophyPublication date9 January 2017Level of educationUniversitySalary indication€2,552 to €4,028 gross per month, based on 38 hours per weekClosing date20 January 2017Hours30,4 hours per weekVacancy number17-009 The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) is a renowned research institute at the University of Amsterdam, in which researchers from the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Science collaborate. The research carried out at Humanities forms one of the six research schools within this faculty. ILLC’s central research area is the study of fundamental principles of encoding, transmission and comprehension of information. Research at ILLC is interdisciplinary, and aims at bringing together insights from various disciplines concerned with information and information processing, such as logic, philosophy, linguistics, musicology, mathematics, compute…