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2017 Illinois Medieval Association Conference

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 9:14am
34th Annual Illinois Medieval Association Conference / Illinois Medieval Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Medieval Environments February 25-26, 2017
Northwestern University,
Evanston, IL USA 

Didactics and the Modern Robinsonade for Young Adults

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 4:06am
Collection of Essays edited by Ian Kinane (University of Roehampton)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 30, 2016

Didactics and the Modern Robinsonadefor Young Adults – Edited Collection


The literary and historical influence of Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe on the Western literary canon cannot be overstated. Its publication heralded the arrival of the novel form and engendered greater public interest in reading literature in the eighteenth century. It was Rousseau who said of Robinson Crusoe that it is “the one book that teaches all that books can teach”. Indeed, in his treatise Emilius and Sophia: or, A New System of Education, Rousseau advocated for the use of Defoe’s novel as an instructional tool for the education of young minds, wanting Emilius to read only Defoe during his formative years.

(Ex)pressing Play: Harvard–Brown Chiasmi Graduate Conference of Italian Studies

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 9:50pm
Harvard University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

(Ex)pressing Play

Harvard–Brown Chiasmi Conference of Italian Studies

Harvard University

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.

Taking Flight: assembling, becoming, queering Deleuze Studies Conference and Camp

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 9:30pm
10th International Deleuze Studies Conference, Toronto, 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Taking Flight speaks to Deleuze and Guattari’s petition to leave bounded territories and to connect and to create and to “establish a logic of the AND.” Privileging intense and transformative encounters with others, they ask us not to cling to the state apparatus that reinforces the normative or the binary machines which rigidify us (man-woman, adult-child, straight-queer etc.), but to invent more supple and fluid connections, which, in turn, create new concepts, new thought, and new experiences. This invitation for anomalous creations and diversifications across and beyond disciplines ruptures genealogies, totalities, and unifications.

Formalism and Its Discontents

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 2:03pm
Rutgers University, Center for Cultural Analysis
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Formalism and Its Discontents, An Interdisciplinary Conference

23-24 February, 2017 

Center for Cultural Analysis, Rutgers University

With keynote presentations by:

Caroline Levine
Professor of English and David and Kathleen Ryan Professor of Humanities
Cornell University
Author of Forms: Whole, Rhythm, Hierarchy, Network (Princeton University Press, 2015)


Seth Brodsky
Assistant Professor of Music and the Humanities
University of Chicago
Author of From 1989, or European Music and the Modernist Unconscious (University of California Press, forthcoming 2016)

Wordsworth: The French Connection

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 12:24pm
London-Paris Romanticism Seminar / Société d’Études du Romantisme Anglais
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Wordsworth : The French Connection

École Normale Supérieure, Paris, 20-21 April 2017


Symposium of the London-Paris Romanticism Seminar  with the assistance of the Société d’Études du Romantisme Anglais (SERA)


Keynote speakers :

Simon Bainbridge, Professor of Romantic Studies, Lancaster University
Alain Vaillant, Professeur, Université Paris Ouest – Nanterre

Scientific committee/steering group :

American Studies Conference_"Globalizing the Commons, Localizing the Transnational"

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 12:19pm
Binghamton University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 24, 2017

Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference

in Transnational American Studies (8th Annual)

Binghamton University

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Keynote: Russ Castronovo, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Deadline for Proposal Submission: February 24th, 2016


Hybridity and Monstrosity

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 11:20am
University of Texas at Dallas Arts and Humanities Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016


Conference website:



University of Texas at Dallas
Arts & Humanities Graduate Student Association

February 24 and February 25, 2017

Keynote speakers: Dr. Nnedi Okorafor and Dr. Stephen T. Asma

 Theme: Hybridity and Monstrosity

Submission Deadline: December 31 , 2016


From Abolition to Black Lives Matter: Past and Present Forms of Transnational Black Resistance

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 10:36am
Pia Wiegmink, Nele Sawallisch, Frank Obenland, Johanna Seibert
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

October 26-28, 2017, Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz, Germany.

Conference organizers: Nele Sawallisch, Johanna Seibert, Pia Wiegmink, Frank Obenland

This conference hosted by the Transnational American Studies Institute aims at assessing and theorizing past and present forms of black intellectual, political, and cultural resistance from the era of abolitionist campaigns against the transatlantic slave trade to the recent global protest formation of Black Lives Matter. 

Challenges of Media Anthropology

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 10:29am
IKKM Weimar / Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 1, 2017

Challenges of Media Anthropology

Princeton-Weimar Summer School for Media Studies

Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie

(Bauhaus-Universität Weimar)

German Department (Princeton University)

Weimar, Germany, June 10–17, 2017


"English" Special Issue: The Classroom of Literature

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 10:29am
English: The Journal of the English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

English: The Journal of the English Association invites contributions to a special issue on The Classroom of Literature


. . . . we moved together out of the clutch of the Fates, inhabitors of a world without doom; with a scratching, licking and chewing of pens, a whisper and passing of jokes, a titter of tickling, a grumble of labour, a vague stare at the wall in a dream. . . . (Laurie Lee, Cider with Rosie)

British Women’s Writing between 1930 and 1960: ‘Influences and Connectivity’

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 10:29am
David Clayton / University of Chichester
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

A One-day Conference at the University of Chichester. West Sussex. UK
Saturday May 27th 2017
Co-organised by Dr Miles Leeson and David Clayton
Department of English & Creative Writing

The conference aims to extend the discussion of British women’s writing that was initiated at the University of Hull in June 2016.

Creative Practices, Constraints, Transgressions

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 10:29am
The South Gate Society School of Creative Writing & Aalborg University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

Event: May 26-28, 2017, Aalborg, Denmark

Abstract Submissions Due: March 31, 2017

An international academic conference addressing the topics of creative practices (how to research, design, and assess), creative constraints (ex: can constraints create new art forms), creative transgressions (ex: if “transgression is commodified, can it truly be transgressive at all”?), and Para-creativity (“para” having dual definitions: a) for example, para-literature, meaning not quite literature or b) Parasitic Literature such as fan fiction, B-movies, and so forth), and lastly, Hybrid Texts.

La Furia Umana - Special Dossier on Cinema and October 1917

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 10:29am
La Furia Umana
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 10, 2017

As we approach the centennial of the October revolution, the international and multilingual online journal La Furia Umana is publishing a special dossier looking at Russian media creation in the period between 1912 (the year of A Slap in the Face of Public Taste) and 1930 (the year of Mayakovsky's suicide), with a concentration on the Russian avant-garde in film and the plastic arts.
Topics for this dossier might include but are not limited to:

Uncertain Futures

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 10:28am
Canadian Association for American Studies / OCAD University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Uncertain Futures is an interdisciplinary conference hosted by OCAD University and the Canadian Association for American Studies. It will take place at OCAD University, in downtown Toronto, from October 27th to 29th, 2017.


In her introduction to The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin writes that “the future, in fiction, is a metaphor.” In uncertain times, we look to the future as a blank screen for projecting our anxieties about the fraught present and unresolved past. Our fantasies about the future reveal the ideological constructs of our contemporary moment. “Science fiction is not predictive,” Le Guin writes. “It is descriptive.”