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Global Black Desires

updated: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 2:33pm
The Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 5, 2018

The Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean Conference

GLOBAL BLACK DESIRES: FREEDOM AND CONSTRAINTS

 

Conference date and location:

May 4, 2018

The Graduate Center, City University of New York

New York City

 

Deadline for submissions: January 5, 2018

 

Cultural Histories of Air and Illness Conference

updated: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 2:33pm
University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

Call for Papers
Cultural Histories of Air and Illness Conference
University of Warwick
8–9 June 2018

Keynote Speakers:
Jennifer Tucker (Wesleyan University)
Richard Hamblyn (Birkbeck, University of London)

“In defense of close reading or, reading the minuscule”

updated: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 11:16am
FRENCH ASSOCIATION FOR AMERICAN STUDIES
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

This panel proposes to read texts to the letter, to risk close reading as a challenging methodology. In le Risque de la lettre, Isabelle Alfandary explains that “the negativity of writing depends on the otherness that is always already introduced at the heart of an impure and heterogeneous system, one it contributes to shaping—language. Writing does not go without a risk, the risk literature and language run through writing lies at the heart of language itself, and constitutes language as risk. From this point of view the literature of the letter carries the trace of the risk inherent to any act of speech” (Alfandary 2012, 27). Besides, reading a text to the letter, whatever its nature, means having it run the risk of writing.

Power in Dystopia: Boston University Romance Studies Graduate Conference

updated: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 11:16am
Boston University Department of Romance Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

POWER IN DYSTOPIA

Boston University Romance Studies Graduate Student Conference

April 28th, 2018

Keynote Speaker: Jorge Olivera Castillo 

Call for Papers: 

“This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.” (Toni Morrison)

Matter(s) of Fact

updated: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 11:16am
Western University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 3, 2018

                                            

 

 

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Matter(s) of Fact

20th Annual Graduate Student Conference presented by the Graduate Programs in Comparative Literature, Hispanic Studies, and Theory & Criticism at Western University

March 15-17, 2018

Abstract submission deadline: January 3, 2018

BodyWorks: A Conference on Corporeal Representation

updated: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 11:16am
Northumbria University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

18th April 2018, Northumbria University

 

BodyWorks takes an interdisciplinary and intersectional approach to representations of bodies, embodiment and sensory experience across literature and culture. In doing so, we welcome responses from a range of disciplines, including cultural studies, literary studies, philosophy, arts, history, education, media, social sciences and medical humanities. Through this breadth of intellectual inquiry, the event aims to draw together a range of approaches and methodologies for exploring various facets of the contemporary shift towards studies of the body and emotions in the humanities.

 

Intersections in Film and Media Studies

updated: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 11:15am
Sydney Screen Studies Network
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Upcoming Special Issue

www.fusion-journal.com

 

Intersections in Film and Media Studies

Publication:    November 2018

Guest Editors: Dr Jodi Brooks (UNSW), Dr Kathleen Williams (University of Tasmania), Dr Jessica Ford (UNSW) and Melanie Robson (UNSW)

 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Deadline for abstracts: 1 February 2018

Deadline for full papers:   13 May 2018

 

The Differences That Bind Us: Diversity in Our Classrooms

updated: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 11:15am
The Atrium/Ivy Tech Community College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 10, 2018

There is a famous parable that goes something like this: When six blind people came across an elephant, they were curious to know more about it. Since they would not be able to see it, they decided to touch and feel it anyway.  "Hey, the elephant feels like a tree trunk” said the person who touched his leg. "Oh, no! it is like a rope," said the second one who touched the tail. "Oh, no! it is like a thick branch of a tree," said the one who touched the trunk of the elephant. "It is like a big hand fan" said the fourth person who touched the ear of the elephant. "It is like a huge wall," said the fifth person who touched the belly of the elephant. "It is like a solid pipe," said the sixth person who touched the tusk of the elephant.

The Worlds That Plague Made: Cultures of Disease in the Medieval and Early Modern Period

updated: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 11:15am
Medieval and Renaissance Center (NYU)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

The Annual Conference at the Medieval and Renaissance Center will be held on April 13th and 14th. This year's theme will be "The Worlds That Plague Made: Cultures of Disease in the Medieval and Early Modern Period." Keynote speakers will be Ann Carmichael, Indiana University, and Susan Jones, University of Minnesota.

We invite submissions from any discipline in Medieval and Renaissance Studies on any aspect of the history of plague and disease.

Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis until January 15th 2018. Please submit a 250 word abstract and a brief CV to marc.center@nyu.edu (put "Conference Submission" in the subject line).

Global Perspectives on Early America at IAAS 2018

updated: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 11:15am
Irish Association for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

We seek proposals on early American literature and history for the Irish Association for American Studies’ 2018 Conference, “Foreign Bodies and Native Sons,” at the University College Dublin (April 27-28). Though the recent U.S. presidential election thrived on the division of “foreign bodies” and “native sons,” this panel aims to analyze who and what constituted “America” prior to the creation of the United States. These two categories offer especially productive lenses into early American history and literature: how does coloniality trouble the terms foreign and native? how did the New World alter the bodies and minds of its disparate peoples? in what ways did early Americans renegotiate their own cultural and national identities?

Marine Transgressions

updated: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 5:39am
University of Bristol/Bath Spa University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Confirmed Speakers: Helen Rozwadowski (UConn); Tim Dee (BBC)

Venue: CREATE Centre, Bristol, UK

In Katherine Mansfield’s 1912 short story ‘How Pearl Button Was Kidnapped’, a young girl sees the ocean for the first time. Terrified by the sight of this ‘big piece of blue water […] creeping over the land’ she asks: ‘Will it hurt us – is it coming?’ The response she is given is that ‘no, it doesn’t come to us. It stays in its place’.

UTK Nexus 2018 Agency and Artificiality: Assembling Humanity in the 21st Century

updated: 
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 9:35am
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 5, 2018

 

Call for Papers, Nexus 2018

March 1-3, 2018 | Knoxville, TN

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

 

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, welcomes proposals for presentations at Nexus 2018, our 8th biennial interdisciplinary conference, related to the theme of Agency and Artificiality: Assembling Humanity in the 21st Century.  

 

Spaced Out. Spatiality in Comics

updated: 
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 9:35am
Between
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Spaced Out. Spatiality in Comics

Space does for comics what time does for film.
McCloud 1994

How is space thematised and transformed, strengthened or weakened in the narrative comic? To what extent do comics rewrite and reinvent space by offering a place where spatial coordinates can be reconfigured in a utopian or fantastic manner? How does this reconfiguration affect perception devices? And again, how can the representation of spatiality in comics be modified within the network of the ongoing transmedia transformations?

Language Boundaries and Constraints

updated: 
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 9:35am
Second Language Acquisition and Teaching/University of Arizona
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 17, 2017

17th SLAT Interdisciplinary Roundtable

hosted by SLATSA at the University of Arizona

February 16th and 17th, 2018

Keynote Speaker: Diane Larsen-Freeman

Plenary Address: Lance Askildson

 

The theme of the 2018 Roundtable is Language Boundaries & Constraints

We invite proposal submissions that focus on, but are not limited to:

  • language use and policy in border regions
  • boundaries within and between languages
  • cognitive constraints on language processing
  • language constraints, universals, & typologies
  • defying sociopolitical limits on language use, instruction, & revitalization

Submission deadline: November 17th, 2017

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