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Bodies of Art: Music, Literature, and Disability conference (submission 10/1/15; conference 4/9/16)

Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 3:55pm
Misericordia University Department of Fine Arts and Department of English

April 9, 2016 – Misericordia University (Dallas, PA)
Deadline: October 1, 2015

The Department of Fine Arts and the Department of English at Misericordia University invite submissions of paper and panel proposals (3-4 speakers) that address the theme: Bodies of Art: Music, Literature, and Disability. As part of the university's Medical and Health Humanities initiative, this interdisciplinary conference seeks to bring together scholars of musicology, literature, and related disciplines for a one-day symposium that investigates issues related to:

[EXTENDED] CFP: Gothic Tourism Book

Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 2:47am
Dr Lorna Piatti-Farnell and Prof. Donna Lee Brien

In recent years, it has become clear that 'Gothic' as a critical term has the potential to bring together varied perspectives, from numerous areas of enquiry. While there has been some interest in analysing examples of tourist experiences through a Gothic lens, this has mainly been limited to a small number of locations and disciplinary perspectives (London, Whitby and literary related subjects and approaches, for example). Thus, the topic of 'Gothic tourism' offers a new area that can be addressed from a number of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches.

NYMASA 2015 "LOVE" Conference (14 November 2015; abstracts due 1 July 2015)

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 4:28pm
New York Metro American Studies Association (NYMASA)


New York Metro American Studies Association Call for Papers
Annual Conference Theme: "Love"

Date: Saturday, November 14
Location: Stella and Charles Guttman Community College; 50 West 40th Street Between 5th and 6th Avenues
Abstracts Due: July 1, 2015; Submissions/questions:
Registration: $25 (student, under-employed)/ $50 (full-time employment)

Call for submissions: Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 9:32am
Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics

The editors invite contributions to Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to pursuing fundamental questions on the forms and functions of the symbolic. Symbolism publishes high-profile research on topics related to the use of figurative language, thought and signification in artistic expression and representation. While maintaining a strong literary focus, the annual also inquires into practices of the symbolic across discourses in media ranging from the cinema and painting to opera, sculpture and other arts.

Cultural Palimpsests: Ethnic Watermarks, Surfacing Histories

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 3:14am

The 2016 MESEA conference in Warsaw will focus on ethnic and minority discourses that have undergone erasure, yet keep resurfacing, on cultural traces left by groups long gone that have been forgotten and silenced, as well as on cultural inscriptions left by those who have become visible and audible more recently. Yet, in addition to engaging with the archaeological hermeneutics of recovering submerged layers of ethnic meaning, we also invite scholars to engage in the perhaps more radical act of what Sara Dillon has called a "palimpsestuous" reading: a reading that attends to the ways in which multiple inscriptions and competing narratives are intertwined and produce complex meanings.

37th APEAA MEETING: Call for Papers 21-23 March 2016, Lisbon (Portugal)

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 2:37pm
Portuguese Association of Anglo-American Studies (FCSH, Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

37th APEAA MEETING: Call for Papers

21-23 March 2016

Venue: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, NOVA University Lisbon

The 37th Meeting of the Portuguese Association for Anglo-American Studies inaugurates in 2016 a new format, moving away from the themed paradigm to highlight the range and diversity of British and American studies current research.

Octavia E. Butler: Celebrating Letters, Life, and Legacy - February 24-26, 2016 - Spelman College

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 1:45pm
Octavia E. Butler Society

February 24, 2016 will mark the tenth anniversary of the passing of Octavia E. Butler. To commemorate her contributions to the world of letters, the Octavia E. Butler Society solicits papers for a special conference to be hosted by Spelman College February 24-26, 2016. The Society welcomes proposals of 250 words focused on any aspect of Butler's life, work, and influence. Because a major goal of the Society is to encourage the teaching of her works in the academy and beyond, we also invite submissions addressing approaches to teaching Butler in any pedagogical environment. Panel proposals are also encouraged.

[UPDATE] Consuming Culture in Victorian and Edwardian Literature (SAMLA 87) (6/25)

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 8:25am
SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association)

From the proliferation and commodification of print culture in the 18th century to the Forster's Education Act of 1870, those who consumed - and the way people consumed – the arts and culture at large changed irrevocably in England. These factors - among numerous others- culminate Leonard Bast's feeble attempts to fit Ruskin's depictions of Venice to his basement hovel in E.M. Forster's classic Howards End. Bast's story, pushed to the margins of the novel, is primarily that of a working class individual attempting to better his position in life through the arts and culture.