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In Repertoire: The Repertory System in/and Theatre History (MLA 2017 CFP)

Friday, January 15, 2016 - 5:28pm
Elizabeth Tavares / University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

In what ways does the repertory system condition the performance event? How has/does this production mode influence actorly practice or playgoing? We invite work from a range of periods and traditions; e.g., from sixteenth-century English London theatre to contemporary American showcases for new work.

200-250 word abstracts by 15 March; Elizabeth E. Tavares ( For more:

[REMINDER] Transatlantic Britain//NACBS// January 30, 2016

Friday, January 15, 2016 - 7:35am
The North American Conference for British Studies

Call for Presenters: The North American Conference for British Studies

Where: Washington, D.C.

When: November 11-13, 2016

Abstract due: January 30, 2016

Panel Topic: The Eighteenth-Century Transatlantic Britain

As part of the NACBS protocol, I'm soliciting for paper proposals to be submitted as a full panel to this year's conference in Washington. The panel will give focus to new scholarship on transatlantic Britain in the eighteenth century. As it strives to be interdisciplinary, scholars from all fields may submit an abstract.


Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 5:56pm
Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UC Santa Barbara

Conference dates: Thursday-Friday, May 12-13, 2016
Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UC Santa Barbara
Abstract deadline Monday, February 29, 2016

ASA 2016: At home/not at home in time: rhythms of belonging and unbelonging in American Arts and Social Life

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 1:24pm
Elizabeth Freeman and Krystyna Michael

Elizabeth Freeman (UC Davis, English) and Krystyna Michael (CUNY Graduate Center, Comp Lit) seek papers for an ASA 2016 panel proposal that asks questions about how rhythm has functioned to either create or disrupt a sense of place in time in American arts and social life. Most accounts of the experience of rhythm involve a conscious or subconscious expectation of return—a sense of one's place in a temporal series that lends time structure. Rhythm thereby has the capacity to constitute a reassuring orientation, a sense of being at home in the regular, predictable patterns of music, everyday life, or collective practices it shapes.

Lands of Milk and Honey: The Spatial Turn in Religion

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 11:35pm
Edward Simon

In his 1967 "Des Espace Autres" Michel Foucault wrote that in contrast to literary and cultural criticism's previous privileging of history, periodization, and time that "The present epoch will perhaps be above all the epoch of space." In the past generation scholars working across a wide variety of the humanities including literary theory, history, philosophy, cultural studies and religious studies have confirmed Foucault's prediction.

[UPDATE: CFP deadline extended to Jan 22, 2016] Monstrous Impositions --- March 4-6, 2016, Montreal, Quebec

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 10:34pm
Concordia University English Graduate Colloquium Committee

When is a text an impostor? When does it speak with a monstrous voice? How is authority conferred to texts? At what point does an imposition become a keystone text? How does a field change in relation to these emerging impositions? Is the revolutionary already normative? Is it possible to answer these questions within a developing field of study? How do you situate the individual vis-à-vis a field?