We are seeking to form a panel of researchers who study memes – meme makers, meme culture, meme formats, meme sites, etc. Our aim is to create a conversation about the possibilities and consequences of meme culture. Analyses related to the following are particularly relevant to the work of the coordinators and would likely best fit with the theme of possibility and consequence: feminist media studies, social media, affective/emotional labor, politics, trolling, and subcultures. However, proposals on additional, related topics are welcome. If interested in participating, please e-mail a 250-word abstract to Bree or Caroline by Thursday, January 12, 2017.
CFP: CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 19:5 (2017)
Vol. 19 No. 5 | December 2017
Call for Papers
Special Issue - “Suffering, Endurance, Understanding: New Discourses in Philosophy and Literature. Eds. Frank Stevenson, Douglas Berman, Emily Chow.
Deadline for Submissions: June 15, 2017
Contemporary Women’s Writing Essay Prize
The journal of Contemporary Women’s Writing (Oxford University Press) is delighted to announce the launch of the 2017 Essay Prize. The Contemporary Women’s Writing Essay Prize aims to encourage new scholarship in the field of contemporary women’s writing, recognise and reward outstanding achievement by new researchers and support the professional development of next generation scholars.
Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry
Special Issue: Genre in Africa
Guest Edited by Tsitsi Jaji and Lily Saint
This special issue considers genre from the perspective of the history of African cultural production. African postcolonialities present uniquely generative lenses through which to examine a pressing question in contemporary literary studies: what is genre good for today?
Moving texts: mediations and transculturations
University of Aveiro, Portugal, 12-14 July 2017
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Jan Blommaert (Tilburg University - Netherlands)
Juliane House (Hamburg University - Germany)
Lars Jensen (Roskilde University - Denmark)
Breaking New Ground: Pluralistic Approaches to Global Ecocriticism
Graduate Colloquium of the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
University of Maryland-College Park
Friday, March 3, 2017 – Saturday, March 4, 2017
Keynote speaker: Dr. Stephanie Posthumus, McGill University
Abstract proposals due: January 9, 2017
What is a diagram? How do maps, charts, plans, DNA sequencing, weather mapping, computer glitches and Internet cartography blur the boundaries between ‘art’ and ‘information’? Drain calls for artworks, thought experiments, essays and reviews that explore how data has been weaved into artworks and in the other direction, artworks into data. How are surveillance, spying, data collection explored by artists? Does Google Earth problematize artists’ relationships with space and mapping? Is there an algorithmic aesthetics? What is at the source of the renewed artistic interest in Cybernetics?
Harvard–Brown Chiasmi Conference of Italian Studies
April 7-8, 2017
Keynote Speaker: Professor Marco Arnaudo (Indiana University Bloomington)
We invite papers for a graduate student conference on play in the Italian tradition to be held at Harvard University on April 7-8, 2017.
Approaches to Teaching the Work of Edwidge Danticat
Suchismita Banerjee, Marvin E. Hobson, Danny Hoey, and Celucien L. Joseph (editors)
Extended Deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2017
**DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 20, 2017**
Making and Collecting
April 7-9, 2017
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Keynote: Bill Brown (University of Chicago)
Lunchtime symposium hosted by Bill Brown and Cynthia Wall (University of Virginia)
Proposed MLA 2018 Special Session: Anthropocene/Andropocene
The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Lincoln University of Pennsylvania is requesting proposals/abstracts for its fifth international conference, to be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017. The conference theme is “Making Strangers: Outsiders, Aliens and Foreigners.”
Millennial of cultural and scholarly interest in the human body as a site of desires and appetites, pleasures and pains, as well as gendered subjectivities have informed the histories of sex and sexuality across disciplines, including art, history, literary studies, medicine, philosophy, psychology, and sociology.
2nd CFP: Psychoanalysis in Our Time 2017 – Psychoanalysis and the Symptom, Sopot, Poland, 7th-9th April 2017
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Now in its fourth year – and following the great success of sessions in Copenhagen, Sauðárkrókur, Tallinn, Druskininkai, Gdansk and Orivesi – the Psychoanalysis in Our Time research network is delighted to announce the call for papers for our next event, which will take place on the Baltic coast in Sopot, Poland from 7th to 9th April 2017. The topic for this symposium will be “Psychoanalysis and the Symptom”.
Free-Exchange: University of Calgary Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, 10-12 March 2017
Deadline Submission: Extended to January 20th, 2017.