RiDE Call for Papers: Teaching Shakespeare: Digital Processes
The 2nd International Conference on Arts and Humanities is an event organized by the International Centre for Studies of Arts and Humanities (ICSAH) and the Dante Alighieri Society Nicosia that aims to explore the image of the victim throughout the human history. The conference is to be held in 5-8 June 2018 in Nicosia, Cyprus.
We warmly welcome all papers broadly relevant to the subject without predefining chronological and territorial limitations, as the major goal of the conference is to address questions that involve more than one research field and promote multidisciplinary dialogue and cooperation. The papers will be published online and in a dedicated volume of Conference Proceedings.
“Moving In and With the Gaps”
Second Annual TAMUG Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Higher Education
Department of Liberal Studies
Texas A&M University at Galveston
September 12-13, 2018
Moody Gardens Hotel and Conference Center
Third Conference of the International Society for Heresy Studies
with the Queen Mary Centre for Religion and Literature
“Heresy and Borders”
Senate House, London, 15-16 June 2018
CFP Deadline: April 1, 2018
I am working to organize a panel proposal for this year's American Academy of Religion conference for the Religion and Science Fiction Unit. In particular, I am looking for fellow panelists interested in presenting papers on the topic "Transposition of Religious and Theological Concepts Through Worldbuilding." If you are interested, I would need your 1,000-word proposal and 150-word abstract by February 23rd so that I can draft a cohesive 1,000-word panel proposal before the final deadline. Please reach out to me if you are interested.
I am organizing a panel in response to this year's call for papers from the Religion and Popular Culture Unit of the American Academy of Religion. In particular, I am responding to the call for papers on the topic of "Fictional Religions in Film, Literature, and Other Media." The creation of fictional worldviews is a fascinating aspect of robust worldmaking and mythopoesis, and the phenomenon suggests all sorts of interesting questions about the relationship between artistic creativity and the religious imagination, the dis- or re-enchanted qualities of the secular, the role of mass media in forming our worldviews, ways of life, and identities, and other issues.
For an edited collection, “Revisiting Peer Review: Critical Reflections on a Pedagogical Practice,” we seek chapter proposals with a particular focus on English language learners.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Modern Language Association Convention
January 3-6, 2019, Chicago
Faulkner and World War I
The Journal of Undergraduate of Research & Scholarly Work is a peer-reviewed, fully-indexed journal that showcases scholarly work from undergraduates in all fields.
The Journal is accepting submissions for its Spring 2018 volume. The Journal publishes long abstracts, posters, papers, reviews, and submissions of unique formats of visual/auditory material. The submission deadline for Spring 2018 is May 15, 2018.
Watermark, the annual, peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by graduate students in the English Department at California State University, Long Beach is seeking submissions for the twelfth volume. The journal is dedicated to publishing original, critical, and theoretical papers concerned with literature of all genres and periods, as well as representing current issues in the field of rhetoric and composition. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for enlarging voices, only student work will be considered.
ATTENTION! EXTENDED DEADLINE
ABSTRACTS DUE: February 16, 2018
CONFERENCE DATE: April 5, 2018
KEYNOTE LECTURER: DR. MITCHUM HUEHLS
“Thou fill'st from the winged chalice of the soul/ Thy lamp, O Memory, fire-winged to its goal.”
- Mnemosyne-Lamp of Memory-Ricordanza - Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1881)
CALL FOR PAPERS
CONFERENCE: SIMMS AND MEMORY
The William Gilmore Simms Society
University of South Carolina
SEPTEMBER 28-30, 2018
This collection will examine the cinematic representations of the New Indian Woman in recent popular Hindi or Bollywood films. On the one hand, this figure is a variant of, and has trans-historical connections to, the phenomenon of the “New Woman” in England and the United States. On the other hand, in the Indian context, the New Woman is a distinct articulation resulting from the specificities of the nation’s tryst with neoliberal reform (introduced in 1991), consolidation of the middle class, and the ascendency of aggressive Hindutva or Hindu Right politics. In this scenario, as Rupal Oza has argued, the New Woman becomes a bodily site upon which these dramatic socio-cultural and economic upheavals are measured and contested.
The UW Madison Theatre and Drama Graduate Student Organization Invites Submissions for our Spring 2018 Conference
Materiality and Invisibility in Theatre and Performance Studies
April 14th, 2018
CALL FOR PAPERS
International Symposium on Early Modern Songscapes 8-9 February 2019
University of Toronto
Proposals are invited for a two-day international symposium coinciding with the launch of the digital platform “Early Modern Songscapes” to be held 8-9 February 2019 at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies in Toronto, Canada.
Call for Contributions to a Special Issue of Pacific Coast Philology
Editor: Andrea Gogröf (Western Washington University)
Theme: "Ways of Seeing: Visuality, Visibility, and Vision"
In 2017, the well-known actress Miriam Margolyes proclaimed that “old age is going to be shitty” (Ferguson 2017). Such a negative outlook is nothing singular and looks back on a long history. Though old age has also been associated with positive characteristics and virtues such as wisdom and experience, more often than not the downsides of the ageing process have been paramount. From Socrates, who allegedly regarded old age as “the most burdensome part in life” (Xenophon in Parkin 2005, 55), to Shakespeare, for whom the last stage of life was “sans everything” (As You Like It, 2.7.167), to today, old age has commonly been understood in terms of bodily and mental decline and as nothing to look forward to.
November 2-4, 2018
"Buddhism and Literary Study" will consider a range of topics including but not limited to Buddhism and literary theory; the place of "the literary" in classic Buddhist texts; Buddhist influences on individual authors and literary movements; Buddhism and pedagogy; and Zen folklore, haiku, and other forms of literary expression. By May 25, please submit a 250-word abstract, brief bio, and AV requirements to Robert Azzarello, Southern University at New Orleans, at email@example.com.
The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library of Texas Tech University is hosting a conference in Lubbock, TX, April 19-21, 2018. Barry Lopez will be our featured speaker.
We accept both creative and scholarly papers/panels. We prefer creative work grounded in the natural world and critical/scholarly papers dealing in some way with writers whose work is included in the Sowell Collection. However, we always take a very broad (and we hope welcoming) approach to thoughtful and thought provoking proposals.
We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.
Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail. Send electronic submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are calling on Black women educators–African Americans, Naturalized Black Americans, and Foreign-born Blacks from Africa, the Caribbean Islands and South America--to bring forth their stories of Paradise Gained and Lost through the meanings that they assign to the 2008 and 2016 elections and, perhaps, related elections that have impacted their role as parents, educators and role models for black children. We are inviting stories that tell of the greatness of the Mother continent and the invincibility of the African spirit of courage and bravery and how they shaped the authors’ identities and their attitudes towards White domination.
WRITING RENAISSANCE EXPERIENCE – EXPERIENCING RENAISSANCE WRITING
Johannes Gutenberg University
5-6 July 2018
Patrick Gill (Mainz)
Anja Müller-Wood (Mainz)
Tymon Adamczewski (Bydgoszcz)
The International Sculpture Center (ISC) is seeking panel proposals for the 28th International Sculpture Conference in Philadelphia, PA. Over 300 sculpture enthusiasts from around the world will gather this October 25-28, 2018 for engaging panel discussions, peer networking, and exciting cultural events surrounding topics in contemporary sculpture.
Submissions must be 200 words and include a clear but brief statement of the panel objective. Panel topics include:
Body and Context
Re-imagining Monuments – Old and New
Working to Strengthen and Engage the Civic Commons
Art and Science
Affect and Effect: Sculpture in Politics and Freedom
Artist-Run and Collaborative Spaces
Editors: Dr Pansy Duncan & Dr Nicholas Holm (Massey University)
Abstracts are being accepted for a non-guaranteed panel at MLA 2019 in Chicago as part of the TC Age Studies Forum. This panel solicits papers that address the intersections of age and masculinity in literature or film. Papers might consider the following questions: How do modalities such as time and space change as men grow older? How does aging help us reconsider the discourse of gender in society? How does the intersection of masculinity and femininity change (or not) in old age? We are interested in diverse approaches to this topic, and essays about texts or films from all time periods will be considered.
WRITING LIVES IN EUROPE, 1500-1700University College Dublin, 6-8 September 2018 Call for Papers This conference on life writing/self writing will address questions related to life writing across Europe between1500-1700, in particular the influence of different religious, social, cultural and national perspectives on theemergence of various forms of self-writing. We are particularly interested in relationships, connections, textualtraffic and circulation across Europe through networks such as intellectual circles/coteries, religious orders, andthe experience of exiled communities. Life writing has long historical roots, but such writings are arguably thefirst examples of demotic, vernacular writing in the period.
Gravity assist is a slingshot move, when one object uses the gravity of another to propel itself out of orbit. This concept from space travel, first used with the Mariner 10 probe in 1974, functions as a metaphor for escaping the constraints of the present to create change for the future. The conference, to be held by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Split, Croatia, 14-15 September, 2018, aims to examine strategies for challenging the limitations of the present in order to escape from them. Much contemporary thought is unfortunately, but understandably, focused on dystopia.
The contemporary world is undergoing a period of accelerated change which can be attributed to a number of different developments: technological advances, the ubiquity of social media and smartphones, the acceleration of global warming and the resultant environmental disasters, and major political upheavals such as Brexit and the growth of white nationalist movements across the globe. These and other changes create constantly shifting and unstable contemporary environments. In this climate of economic, political and environmental uncertainty, it is important to address the impact on and outcomes of these and other major changes in our contemporary world.
MLA, Chicago, IL
January 3rd – 6th, 2019
Deadline for submission: March 1st, 2018
Women at Work: Margaret Fuller and 19th c. Women Writers on Work.
The Margaret Fuller Society is seeking individual proposals for one sponsored panel at the 2019 MLA conference in Chicago, January 3rd-6th, 2019. This session explores Margaret Fuller’s relation to and representations of labor from multiple perspectives, as we intend to investigate the ways in which Margaret Fuller and other 19th c. women writers considered, debated, practiced, and critiqued labor.