MLA Special Session
From the labor leader to the COO, what do American narratives about working women reveal about women's paths to power? 250-word abstracts and CVs by 10 March 2015; Meghan Wadle (email@example.com).
MLA Special Session
The American Theatre and Drama Society invites individual and panel proposals on the broad theme of "Performance and Its Publics," to be considered for the ATDS-sponsored panel(s) at the 2016 MLA convention in Austin TX (Jan 7-10, 2016).
Following the MLA's 2016 theme, "Literature and Its Publics: Past, Present, and Future," we encourage submissions that take up such topics as:
• Performance and the formation of counter/publics
• Print vs/and performance and counter/publics
• Stagings of the public
• Reception and the public
• Performance and the public intellectual
• Performance and the public humanities
• Performance and the digital humanities
Currently soliciting paper proposals for the upcoming Northeast Popular Culture Association conference at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH on October 30 and 31, 2015.
Papers may deal with any aspect of gender, identity sex or sexuality in popular culture. Papers focusing on recent public discourses about discriminatory legislation or sexuality in professional sports are especially welcome, though papers on all topics within the areas listed are encouraged.
The Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) invites submissions for its 2015 conference in Denver, Colorado, November 11-14 (http://www.4sonline.org/meeting), and I would like to draw your attention to an open panel I'm organizing on technology, affect, and security as part of the conference.
16. The Affective Contours of Technology and National [In]security
Contributors are sought for a proposed collection of essays on Edith Wharton and Ernest Hemingway, tentatively titled Architects of American Modernism: Wharton and Hemingway. Louisiana State University Press has expressed interest in this project and asked to review a full proposal.
Humanities Unbound: Work & Play
A Works-in-Progress Graduate Conference
On April 10th, the Rhetoric Society, English Graduate Org, and MediaCommons will be hosting a graduate student conference aimed at opening up a discussion of current student research within the Humanities. The conference will consist of a series of roundtables, each led by a scholar specializing in a particular sub-field of the humanities. We will explore the intersection of identity performance and work & play through the following possible lenses:
Forms of Feeling: Reading for Affect and Emotion
Call for Papers
Friends of English-Southland Graduate Conference
University of California, Los Angeles, June 5th, 2015
Keynote speaker: TBA
"In the arts, feeling is always meaning" –Henry James
The turn toward a critical engagement with feeling has given literary studies a new way of reading the relationships between text and its subject, context, and reader. But how does it answer aesthetic questions about form?
Excrement, offal, garbage, rubbish, waste, dirt, trash, lewdness, fornication, pornography: this panel seeks theoretically-grounded (but still playful) approaches to filth in literature. 300-500 word abstracts. by 13 March 2015; Chris Goldsmith (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This panel explores the rise of Surrealism in America and Eastern philosophies in California (mid-20th century), highlighting the process of creating impersonal art.
This session encourages papers that examine the creative process of filmmakers, writers, philosophers, and artists who nurtured each other's desires to take Surrealism to a more profound level of expression, and for whom the purpose of art was self-transcending awareness.
Please send 250-500 word abstracts by 15 March 2015 to Nathalie Fouyer (email@example.com).