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.
Call for Proposals (2018)
The 2018 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference
on College Composition and Communication (CCCC):
Theme: Inclusive Composition Practices, Processes, and Pedagogies
Virginia Commonwealth University | Richmond, VA | Friday May 25, 2018
DEADLINE EXTENDED: December 1, 2017
[T]o forge another word in the singular, at the same time close but radically foreign, a chimerical word that sounded as though it contravened the laws of the French language, l’animot.
Jacques Derrida, “The Animal That Therefore I Am (More to Follow),” 409
Medievalists have long engaged in the study of the body, producing some of the most influential contributions to the “bodily turn” of the 1980s and 1990s. The multidisciplinary conference “Reframing Medieval Bodies” invites reflection on past scholarship in this area and elaboration of new approaches and methods. We invite papers from the full range of disciplines in medieval studies, exploring bodies in their physiological, symbolic, political, economic, and performative capacities. Papers that revisit "the body" in light of bioarchaeological research and the history of medicine are especially welcome, as are papers that engage recent research on disability, gender, and race.
Call for Papers
Migration/Politics/Sport in the Global Midwest
Mid-America American Studies Association (MAASA) Conference
Friday and Saturday, April 6-7, 2018
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
New Media, New Messages
The University of Connecticut First-Year Writing Program’s Thirteenth Annual Conference on the Teaching of Writing
- Jason Palmeri, Miami University of Ohio
- Ben McCorkle, The Ohio State University, Marion
Friday, April 6, 2018
University of Connecticut, Hartford Regional Campus
10 Prospect St., Hartford, CT 06103
The Poetics of the Detail in American Music and Dance
Adeline Chevrier-Bosseau (Université Clermont Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand)
Mathieu Duplay (Université Paris Diderot — Paris 7)
International Centre for Victorian Women Writers (ICVWW)
From Brontë to Bloomsbury Fifth International Conference:
Reassessing Women’s Writing of the 1920s and 1930s
16-17 July 2018
Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, UK