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The European Conference on Arts & Humanities 2017

updated: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:22am
IAFOR
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2016

Publish before a global audience. Present in a supportive environment. Network and create new relationships. Hear the latest research. Join a global academic community.

This international and interdisciplinary conference will again bring together a range of academics and practitioners to discuss new directions of research and discovery in the Arts & Humanities. As with IAFOR’s other events, ECAH2017 will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education and beyond.

Join us at The Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront, Brighton, UK on Monday, July 10 - Wednesday, July 12, 2017 for The European Conference on Arts & Humanities 2017.

NeMLA 2017 Baltimore Convention March 23-26

updated: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:22am
Claire Sommers/NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

The 48th Annual NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) convention will take place in Baltimore. We welcome papers focused on a wide range of topics, including literature, language, pedagogy, professionalization, and critical theory. Subject areas include:

 

Let's Work Together: Collaboration & Pedagogy (Roundtable)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:22am
Nicole Lowman and Claire Sommers / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

The instructor of record for a college course is the sole person responsible for crafting the course syllabus, creating assignments, and evaluating students, yet collaboration is present in all aspects of our teaching. We encourage our students to work with us and with one another in order to foster a sense of community. Outside of the classroom as members of a department, we have the opportunity not only to share resources with colleagues but to invite them into our classrooms in a variety of capacities, from classroom observations to guest lectures to team teaching a course.

NeMLA 2017 The Godly and the Grotesque: The Monstrous Body in Antiquity and Beyond

updated: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:21am
Claire Sommers/The Graduate Center, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

In the modern era, the word “monster” has taken on a negative implication, frequently referring to an entity that is fearsome or even harmful. The term has its origins in the Latin monstrum, which meant demonstration or divine sign, and the Greek word teras, which may be translated as strange, wonderful, or marvelous and can signify any entity composed of multiple parts. The “monstrous” figures prominently in descriptions of hybrid creatures originating in Greco-Roman mythology, but these images were often deployed in order to render philosophical, religious, and political ideas.

Who's Afraid of Totality?

updated: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:21am
Jen Hedler Phillis & Kevin Floyd
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Who’s Afraid of Totality?
The Trouble with the Trouble with Diversity
Book Description

Southeastern Theatre Conference Young Scholars Award

updated: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:21am
Southeastern Theatre Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Southeastern Theatre Conference

History/Theory/Criticism/Literature Committee

Call for Papers for 2017 Young Scholars Award

About the Award:

In Other Habits: Theatrical Costume

updated: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:21am
Theatre Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 9, 2017

Call for Papers

SETC Theatre Symposium Volume 26

“In Other Habits: Theatrical Costume”

 

DATES: April 7 - 9, 2017

LOCATION: Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA

 

Theatrical costumes exist in an inescapably intimate relationship with the actor’s body, and contribute significantly to visual meaning-making on stage. What can close analysis of stage clothing reveal about both the intentional creation of meaning, and the underlying assumptions embedded in theatrical practice and costume production? The 2017 Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) Theatre Symposium will focus on the interplay of theatre and costume. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:21am
University of Notre Dame
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 2, 2016

March 9–11, 2017 at the University of Notre Dame.

Vagantes, North America’s largest graduate student conference for medieval studies, is seeking submissions for its 16th annual meeting at the University, of Notre Dame, March 9–11.

Collecting The Monstrous

updated: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:21am
MEARCSTAPA (Monsters: the Experimental Association for the Research of Cryptozoology through Scholarly Theory and Practical Application)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Collecting the Monstrous

MEARCSTAPA (Monsters: the Experimental Association for the Research of Cryptozoology through Scholarly Theory and Practical Application)

Panel for the 2017 MAP (Medieval Association of the Pacific) Conference at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA 

ACLA 2017: Sites of Memory: Graveyards, Monuments, Ruins

updated: 
Monday, September 12, 2016 - 3:13pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

Annual ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) Conference

Date: Utrecht, Netherlands, July 6-9, 2017

Call for contributions to the seminar:

Sites of Memory: Graveyards, Monuments, Ruins

25th Annual English Language and Literatures Conference, Nov. 12th, 2016

updated: 
Monday, September 12, 2016 - 3:03pm
Department of English and Foreign Languages, University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS
for the 25th Annual English Language and Literatures Conference
to be held at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL on Saturday, November 12, 2016
Featuring Roger Reeves as keynote speaker

Recent grads and current undergrads are invited to submit completed papers or presentations of creative writing to ell@stfrancis.edu no later than Sept. 15, 2016 in any of the following categroies:

English literatures ● literatures in translation ● comparative literature ● critical theory ● film ● creative writing ● teaching English

Special sessions for introductory students

NATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE BODY IMAGE CONFERENCE - EXTENDED DEADLINE

updated: 
Monday, September 12, 2016 - 9:05am
Cabrini University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 19, 2016

NATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE BODY IMAGE CONFERENCE

OCTOBER 26-27, 2016

(Extended deadline)

 

The human body is both a site of resistance and conformity for constructed societal standards of beauty.  Some believe beauty is stable and can be physically measured, while others consider beauty to be a fluctuating manifestation of a cultural ideal.

The Cabrini University Department of English and Gender and Body Studies Program invites students and faculty to consider questions about what and who defines body image, as well as the significance of body image theoretically and historically understood.

Premodern Futurities: Speculative Objects and Prognostication in the Medieval World (Kalamazoo 2017)

updated: 
Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 3:12pm
Carly Boxer, Jack Dragu, and Luke Fidler
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 9, 2016

Interpreting the medieval arts entails setting in motion forms of anachronism; within the arts we see complex negotiations of temporality, which themselves pose significant challenges to our understanding of historical objects. Scholars have been both resistant to and complicit in these forms, a challenge of historicism having been, to a greater or lesser extent, to unlearn certain histories in order to “restore” the contingency of a specific historical moment. For, indeed, medieval people theorized futures of their own. They refined procedures of prognostication and speculation, and, significantly, crafted aesthetic objects that imagined divergent futurities.

Demythologizing the Family Subject

updated: 
Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 11:28am
Tatjana Aleksic, University of Michigan
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

 

Family is most often presented as a shelter from social disturbances that threaten its very existence, but in which individuals, assaulted by existential issues regain their balance and draw energy for each coming day. But family is likewise a breeding ground for social pathologies rather than their mere recepient. And if so, which one predates and influences the other? While this may be a chicken and egg dilemma, it is also a valid proposition for discussion.

ACLA 2017: Post-human Post-Ecologies at the Intersection of Art and TechnoScience

updated: 
Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 8:20am
Veronica Jimenez & Liza Futerman/ ACLA 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

Technological advances at the intersection between science and art have provided new ways of scrutinizing and representing microcosmic and the macrocosmic realms by multiplying the scales and the processes involved in the constitution of the material world. Technologies such as the microscope, photography, imaging technologies (PET scan, X-ray, MRI), human-made mutations and microcinematography have challenged the boundaries between the animate and the inanimate, and have posed important challenges to traditional notions of the organic and inorganic, human and non-human, nature and urban, normalcy and pathology.

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