In June of 2015, United States President Donald J. Trump promised to build a border wall to impede the passage of Latin American individuals into the United States. This pledge propelled his unlikely campaign. On September 24, 2017, President Trump signed a third attempt at an executive order that would institute a temporary travel ban on individuals from Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, and Chad. These are only two recent instances of political bans and obstacles imposed on travel.
Call for Papers
Graduate Student Conference Spring 2018
Performance and Labor in the Contemporary World
March 30 – 31, 2018
Duke University Department of Cultural Anthropology
Keynote address: Prof. Louise Meintjes, Department of Cultural Anthropology and Music at Duke University
Department of American Literature and Culture, in cooperation with the Video Game Research Center, is organizing a two-day international conference “ExRe(y) 2018. Exhaustion and Regeneration in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Visual Culture.”
We seek proposals for papers and panels that focus on the topic of exhaustion and regeneration in American and Canadian literature and visual culture (film, visual arts, video games, television, and others) of the last seventeen years, from the year 2000 to the present day.
Topics may include but are not limited to the following:
This panel seeks to explore what it means to feel/be uneasy. How are feelings of unease depicted: what are the movements; what are the affects; what (if any) are the boarders of unease? Is there a difference in representations of unease in literature, film, fine arts, etc.; or the proliferation of unease in contemporary cultural studies? In her feminist critiques of happiness and phenomenology, Sara Ahmed notes how feelings of unease can saturate a body or environment: “The word ‘comfort’ suggests well-being and satisfaction, but it also suggests an ease and an easiness. To follow the rules of [heteronormativity] is to be at ease in a world that reflects back the form one inhabits as an ideal.
Keynote Speaker: Salvador Plascencia, author of The People of Paper
Conference Date: Friday, February 9, 2018
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As an interdisciplinary conference, PEAKS encourages and accepts research from a wide range of scholarly and creative disciplines such as literature, linguistics, rhetoric, education, creative writing, history, art history, musicology, women and gender studies, film studies, science, philosophy, psychology, communications, and much more!
Dangerous Knowledge: 2018 PEAKS Interdisciplinary Conference at Northern Arizona University
2018 UEHIRO GRADUATE PHILOSOPHY CONFERENCE
Cross Currents: Persons and Selves
March 7-9 at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Dr. Mehdi Aminrazavi, University of Mary Washington
Dr. Mark Siderits, Seoul National University
DEADLINE: December 15, 2017
Send abstracts/papers to UehiroPC@hawaii.edu
Humors. Passions. Sentiments. Sensibilities. Feelings. Emotions. Affect. Are they natural, learned, culturally scripted? Are they embodied, biochemical, contagious? Are they personal, interpersonal, social? Are they rational or impulsive? Are they good or dangerous? Can they be controlled? How are they framed similarly or differently in relation to identity categories (e.g. gender, age, race, class, nation)? How do textual forms function to generate them for readers?
We are pleased to announce the Keynote Speakers for the 24th Annual CarolinaConference for Romance Studies (April 5-7, 2018): - Enrico Cesaretti, Associate Professor of Italian at the University of Virginia (http://spanitalport.as.virginia.edu/people/efc4p)- Laurent Dubois, Professor of Romance Studies and History at Duke University (https://history.duke.edu/people/laurent-dubois)- Mabel Moraña, William H.
Papers are invited for a volume on Transnational Romanticism. The possible topics may include, but are not limited to
- exile and displacement
- literary responses to various historical or cultural moments of transition or crisis
- translation as a movement of texts across cultural and national boundaries
- Goethe’s concept of Weltliteratur and its modern reinterpretations
- Romantic philosophy and nationalism
- Romantic imagination and the modern world
- social protest in Romantic drama and realist fiction
- Romanticism and popular culture
- Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and the genre of science fiction
2018 Medical Humanities Conference at Boston College - (In)visibility
The conference will feature a key note speaker and several student panels. We welcome submissions from undergraduate and graduate students across the northeast. We invite papers or creative works that explore the intersections of medicine with the humanities and/ or social sciences.
While submissions may touch on any aspect of medical humanities, they should relate to the particular themes of this conference: medical theory, literature or art pertaining to the invisibility or visibility of health, illness, and disability.
Separate Spheres & Closed Doors: Recasting Gender and Space
Call for Papers
April 19th-20th 2018
Singleton Abbey, University of Swansea
Queer, Feminist, and Trans Studies Research Cluster University of California, Davis
Title: Queering Care and Cure
Keynote: Dean Spade, and second keynote to be confirmed.
Conference: May 3-4th, 2018
Location: University of California, Davis, in Davis, California Deadline for Submissions: February 1, 2018
CFP: Queering Care and Cure
The Religion Graduate Organization and the Department of Religion at Syracuse University announce the 2018 Graduate Student Conference Flourish and Decay: Exploring Religion in Process on Friday, April 13th, 2018.
Flour·ish: [‘flǝriSH] (n., v.) growth and development in a good environment; a gesture or to gesture in such a way that attracts attention.
De·cay: [dǝ͘‘kā] ‘(n., v.) to rot organically or the process of decomposition; to deteriorate; to fall into a state of disrepair. Rotten matter. A gradual decline of quality.
3rd Annual “Cultural Carolina” Graduate Student Conference
Languages, Literatures and Cultures’ Graduate Student Association (LLCGSA)
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Robert Frost intended to insult Stevens’ poetry when he called it mere “bric-a-brac,” verses loaded with pretty ornaments of ultimately little concrete value beyond themselves. In the context of American studies, however, “bric-a-brac” (or “Americana,” in our national tradition) often appreciates in critical value over time. This panel proposes to look at items, objects, or elements of Americana in Stevens’ poetry, essays, letters, and/or life. It welcomes presentations that consider the way Stevens uses or abuses American artifacts or lore in his work, as well as those that establish links between Stevens and other writings, cultural products, or ephemera idealized as unique to (or representative of) the American experience.