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Call for Panel Proposals for International Sculpture Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 9:10am
International Sculpture Center
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 12, 2018

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

Capitalist Aesthetics

updated: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 9:08am
Open Cultural Studies / De Gruyter
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Editors: Dr Pansy Duncan & Dr Nicholas Holm (Massey University)

 

Aging and Masculinities in Literature and Film

updated: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 9:06am
Jacob Jewusiak / Valdosta State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 10, 2018

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 1500-1700

updated: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 9:05am
Danielle Clarke/University College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 16, 2018

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: Speculative Change in Literature, Film and Art

updated: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 4:49am
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of Split, Croatia
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

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.

Environments of Change - Aigne Winter 2018 Issue

updated: 
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 9:28am
Aigne Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 4, 2018

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 2019: Women at Work: Margaret Fuller and 19th c. Women Writers on Work.

updated: 
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 9:25am
Margaret Fuller Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

 

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.

The Paradox of the Other: Difficulties in Classification (Grad Conference)

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Monday, February 5, 2018 - 9:24am
Brooklyn College Graduate English Committee
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

THE PARADOX OF THE OTHER: DIFFICULTIES IN CLASSIFICATION

Eleventh Annual Brooklyn College Graduate English Conference

Saturday, May 5, 2018

“If one could possess, grasp, and know the other, it would not be other,” wrote Emmanuel Levinas.  The paradox Levinas identifies is at the heart of this conference’s concerns. Despite our definitions – the unknown, the demonic, and the withdrawn, for example – the “other,” by definition, must elude our grasp.  Given this un-givenness, why do scholars continue to pursue questions of otherness? What is it about otherness that provokes or induces scholarly interest?

Is Big Data a New Medium? An Interdisciplinary Symposium 7-8 May 2018

updated: 
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 9:23am
LaSalle College of the Arts, Singapore
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 3, 2018

The growing quantification of social behaviours changes those behaviours. Extensive data collection alters the way we view our bodies, habits, environments, relationships, and society at large. Big data architectures are increasingly determining classificatory systems in the social, political, and corporate realms, transforming political questions into ‘technical management’. Promises of a cyborgian existence, free of patriarchal, capitalist, social, gender, and racial oppression (Haraway) here stand in stark contrast to the steadily proliferating forms of digital surveillance and control. Data, and their multiple arborisations, have become new epistemic landscapes. They have also become new existential territories (Guattari).

Resistance in the Spirit of Romanticism

updated: 
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 9:22am
University of Colorado Boulder Romanticism Collective & Romantic Bicentennials
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

The University of Colorado Boulder Romanticism Collective and the Romantic Bicentennials project (http://romantics200.org/) invite proposals for a symposium on “Resistance in the Spirit of Romanticism” to be held in Boulder, Colorado September 6-8, 2018. This meeting will be part of the on-going, international celebrations commemorating the many milestones of the romantic period being sponsored by the Keats-Shelley Association of America and the Byron Society of America. Plenary talks will be given by Saree Makdisi, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at UCLA, Marjorie Levinson, F. L.

"Speaking Her Truth, Power in the Telling: Contemporary Narratives of Women Writing for Healing, Wholeness, and Re-formation of Sociopolitical Understandings of Sexual Violence"

updated: 
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 9:21am
(SSAWW Nov. 7-11, 2018, Denver, CO)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 12, 2018

"Speaking Her Truth, Power in the Telling: Contemporary Narratives of Women Writing for Healing, Wholeness, and Re-formation of Sociopolitical Understandings of Sexual Violence" (SSAWW Nov. 7-11, 2018, Denver, CO) deadline for submissions: February 12, 2018 full name / name of organization: Nicol Michelle Epple/Indiana University of Pennsylvania contact email: n.m.epple@iup.edu 

Identity Broodings and Inter-Referential Pathways in Chicana/o Culture

updated: 
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 9:21am
Ex-Centric Narratives: Journal of Anglophone Literature, Culture and Media
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 14, 2018

The Hellenic Association for American Studies (HELAAS) in cooperation with the Department of American Literature and Culture of the School of English of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece, is launching an electronic multi/interdisciplinary open access, refereed journal with the title Ex-centric Narratives: Journal of Anglophone Literature, Culture and Media (Ex-Na).The journal addresses academics, scholars and graduate students engaging in the interdisciplinary study of Anglophone literatures, cultures and media and will be published once a year. 

 

Title: Identity Broodings and Inter-Referential Pathways in Chicana/o Culture 

CFP: “Non-Worldly Literature” (journal feature topic)

updated: 
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 9:18am
Ex-position / National Taiwan University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

Journal Title: Ex-position

Publication Date: June 2019

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2018

Shakespeare on Screen in the Digital Era: The Montpellier Congress

updated: 
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 9:16am
Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, site Saint Charles (France)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Shakespeare on Screen in the Digital Era: The Montpellier Congress
Dates: Thursday 26, Friday 27, Saturday 28 September 2019
Venue: Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, site Saint Charles (France)
 
Conference coordinators: Sarah Hatchuel (GRIC, EA 4314, Université Le Havre Normandie) and Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin (IRCL, UMR5186, CNRS/ Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3)
 
Advisory board:

Print Modernities: An International Conference

updated: 
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 9:15am
Center for Performance Research and Cultural Studies in South Asia
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

C P A R A C S I S

Center for Performance Research and Cultural Studies in South Asia

Print Modernities: An International Conference

30, 31August&1September 2018, Thrissur, Kerala, India.

Cartographies and Topologies of Identity

updated: 
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 9:14am
Frederic LEFRANCOIS / Université des Antilles
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Cartographies and Topologies of Identity] is a research forum to take place on March 1, 2018, at Université des Antilles-Schoelcher, Martinique. Organizer Frédéric Lefrançois (CRILLASH-CEREAP) has posted a call for submissions in Fabula: La recherché en littérature. The deadline for submission of abstracts (for papers, artwork, and other creative pieces) is February 10, 2018.

Call for Publications: Verge 6.2 (Infrastructure)

updated: 
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 9:13am
Verge: Studies in Global Asias
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

Verge Issue 6.2 - Infrastructure

Edited by Jessamyn Abel (Penn State University) and Leo Coleman (Hunter College)

19th-century Imperial Borderlands; North American Conference on British Studies Conference, Providence RI, 25-28 October 2018

updated: 
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 9:12am
North American Conference on British Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

I am looking to put together  a panel on Imperial Borderlands in the British Empire in the 19th Century for the North American Conference on British Studies in Providence RI, in October 2018.  My own paper is on Sir Alexander Burnes's _Travels into Bokhara_ (1835); but I would welcome papers on Central Asia, Northern India, Africa, China, Persia, the Middle East, or other contact zones in the world just outside British Imperial reach at the time. Please send detailed abstracts of 500 words by March 1, 2018. 

Digital Humanities Australasia 2018: Making Connections

updated: 
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 9:11am
University of South Australia
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 9, 2018

The Australasian Association for Digital Humanities (aaDH) is pleased to announce its fourth conference, to be held at the University of South Australia in Adelaide on 2-5 October 2018.

The aim of DHA 2018 is to advance and critically assess the uses of digital technologies in humanities research and the communication of its outcomes.  The conference offers a supportive, interdisciplinary environment to explore the challenges and opportunities of working with digital tools and techniques.

Comparative Literature Conference: Borders, Place, Translation

updated: 
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 9:11am
Dept of Comparative World Literature Annual Conference April 25-6
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 2, 2018

Borders, Place, and Translations

The 53rd Annual Comparative World Literature Conference

Presented by the Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics

Dates: April 25th-26th, 2018

Location: Anatol Center, California State University, Long Beach

 

From Starbucks’ retail-branding as a “third place” between home and work to Benedict Anderson’s Imagined Communities, the places of our lives are simultaneously locations and conceptions. To be in a place is to do the representational work of defining that space’s affective and pragmatic borders.

EXTENDED DEADLINE Intralingual Translation

updated: 
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 5:34am
14th ESSE Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

 EXTENDED DEADLINE (15th February 2018)14th International ESSE Conference at BRNO Czech Republic  29 August to 2 September 2018Over the past decades there has been a growing interest in intralingual translation or the “interpretation of verbal signs by means ofother signs of the same language” (Jakobson 1959). This panel aims to provide a forum to explore new theoretical perspectives and the latest developments in intralingual translation. Possible topics for development include diaphasic translation (translation between different registers and notably making texts available to the layperson) the modernization of ancient texts, diglossic translation and papers on cross-linguistic and cross-cultural research.

SSAWW 2018 (Denver)In the Company of Margaret Fuller: Unexpected Genealogies of Feminism

updated: 
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 5:17am
Margaret Fuller Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 10, 2018

SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference in Denver, Colorado
Conference Theme: “Resistance and Recovery across the Americas"
November 7-11, 2018 | Deadline for submissions: February 10, 2018

contact email: sonia.diloreto@unito.it

In the Company of Margaret Fuller: Unexpected Genealogies of Feminism

"Speaking Her Truth, Power in the Telling: Contemporary Narratives of Women Writing for Healing, Wholeness, and Re-formation of Sociopolitical Understandings of Sexual Violence" (SSAWW Nov. 7-11, 2018, Denver, CO)

updated: 
Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 11:36am
Nicol Michelle Epple/Indiana University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 12, 2018

2017 was a year of feminist action and 2018 strongly continues this movement: the year began with the national Women’s March in DC, and the year closed with media reporting mass cover-ups of sexual exploitation and abuse in Hollywood and with the reporting of women finding power in uniting their voices. The #metoo movement was birthed and has become a rallying cry for continued awareness of misogynistic practices, collaboration to resist gendered violence, and recover women’s innate worth. Oprah Winfrey summed up these actions in her 2018 Golden Globes speech stating, “Speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have.

Deadline Extended! Environmental Remediation: Genre, Visibility, and Ecological Crisis in African Literatures (Panel CFP)

updated: 
Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 4:21pm
Katherine Hummel / African Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 12, 2018

Remediation has emerged as a keyword in both new media studies and sustainability discourses. While Bolter and Grusin define it in terms of repurposing old media in new forms, Leerom Medovoi traces its ethically promising, yet politically empty rhetoric for environmentalism. Further, Medovoi asserts these dual definitions of remediation converge in Global South ecologies, many of which remain marginalized by mainstream coverage of environmental crises due to their non-spectacular exposure to what Rob Nixon terms “slow violence.” Whereas Medovoi studies ongoing pollution in the Niger Delta, this panel pursues the formal and environmental definitions of remediation as they emerge in African literatures and intersect with new/multi-media more broadly.

Indigenous Intersections

updated: 
Friday, February 2, 2018 - 8:15pm
Native American Literature/SCMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Native American panel at the 75th Annual South Central MLA conference is looking for your abstracts. The conference theme is “Crossroads of Culture“. This theme fits well with many aspects of Indigenous studies. We are looking for proposals that explore the diverse ways in which Indigenous studies and literature intersects with other fields and cultures. Proposal topics could include, but are not limited to theory, pedagogy, rhetoric, culture, and/or experience. Abstracts should be 250-500 words. 

SCMLA will be held from October 11-14 in San Antonio, TX. 

 

Please send abstracts and a brief CV to;

Chair

Kimberly Allen            kimberly.allen@okstate.edu

Aesthetics of Terror

updated: 
Friday, February 2, 2018 - 3:01pm
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Seeking papers for a special session proposal for the Modern Language Association's annual conference (January 3-6, 2019) on the topic of the aesthetics of terror in contemporary literature. Possible topics could include: narrative strategies of representing terror/terrorism, witnessing, the relationship between historical events and fiction, grief and mourning,time and violence, affect studies, fear and paranoia, legitimacy and illegitimacy, continuities and rupture.

Affects, Feelings, and Emotions in Italian Studies

updated: 
Friday, February 2, 2018 - 1:51pm
MLA 2019, Chicago
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Roundtable on present and future directions of Affect Studies and History of Emotions, including contributions of affective science approaches to pedagogy, interpretation, redefinitions of periodization, genres, and canons. Organizer: Giovanna Faleschini Lerner (Franklin & Marshall College). Respondent: Stefania Porcelli (CUNY).  This is a non-guaranteed session.

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