The Goddess Studies Unit seeks to retrieve the narrative importance of female figures in mythology and religion and works to infuse equity into the nature of exclusion. How does this year's theme, "Religion, Race, and Racism," intersect with female (cis/LGBTQ/inclusive) figures and the study of women in narrative and in culture? Are there goddesses, goddess scholarship, or goddess-centric worship that subvert racialization and/or colonization? Are there figures that have subverted demonization due to race or gender or who have been claimed to combat such "Othering"? Contrarily, are there figures that have been suppressed or marginalized due to race and/or gender that are currently being reclaimed, reinterpreted, or re-discovered? How?
Film & Media Graduate Student Conference, University of California, Berkeley
Conference Date: September 23–24th, 2016
Location: University of California, Berkeley
Paper proposals due June 30th, 2016.
University of Southern California
School of Cinematic Arts
Screening New England: 100 Years of Regional Moving Image History
17th Annual Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium
Thursday, July 21 – Saturday, July 23, 2016
Proposals Due: April 19, 2016
Extended Deadline: May 15, 2016
As a writer of poems, novels, and non-fiction, Robert Kroetsch had a tremendous impact on Canadian literature and culture. His body of work has consistently been cited as the standard for innovation in Canadian literature. Likewise, it is nearly impossible to discuss Canadian writing in general without alluding to his criticism.
Understanding Kroetsch's far-reaching influence on Canadian letters, the University of Ottawa's Department of English will be hosting a two-day conference on April 28-29, 2017. Proposals are invited for this major conference. All topics are welcome, including biographical, literary, and new methodologies of reading Kroetsch's many writings.
Call for Papers: 21st Century Englishes Graduate Student Conference, sponsored by the Rhetoric Society of the Black Swamp, the BGSU Student Chapter of the Rhetoric Society of America
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016
Location: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Proposal Deadline (for panel and individual presentations): Friday, July 15, 2016
Conference Theme: Interdisciplinarity in the 21st Century: Studies Within and Across Disciplinary Boundaries
The theme for PAMLA 2016, the 114th Annual Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference will be "Archives, Libraries, Properties."
Sport: Spaces, Places, Money and Politics
The Sport Project: Probing the Boundaries: 5th Global Meeting
Call for Presentations 2016
Tuesday 13th September – Thursday 15th September 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
On Heterodox Science: Anarchy, Creativity, Facticity
Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA) themed panel
3-6 November 2016
The English Department at Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan
is honored to invite you to its 6th international conference, which will take place on 26th – 27th October 2016. It is an interdisciplinary conference focusing on the exploration of a broad range of themes in linguistics, literature, and translation. It provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and research outcomes in these fields.
We are calling for the submission of abstracts related to the
topic themes listed below. Proposals will go through a rigorous review by the Conference Academic Committee. Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis, and authors will be notified with the committee's decision.
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Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK)
Sat. June 18 – Sun. June 19 2016
Imperial College, London
Due to considerable demand, additional rooms have been made available. Thus, please find below an additional call for presentations. Naturally, places are limited. But all proposals are indeed very welcome!
Closing date for proposal submission (earlier would be better!): Saturday May 14 2016
Proposals are invited for the 19th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference.
Proposals for presentation of critical work or for creative presentations (e.g. readings) will both be very welcome.
July 20th Going with and against the Flow: Critical Essays on Water in Contemporary Literature and Film (edited by Paula Farca)
Call for papers for an edited collection exploring water in contemporary literature and film (any genre, any country). More specifically, this edited book will look at how intersections between water-environment-energy play out in literature and film. Scholars of all disciplines are encouraged to submit.
We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Fourth Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Dallas, TX, on 4 and 5 June 2016. Our keynote this year will be a joint presentation by Angela Drummond-Matthews and Debbie Scally. It is also our privilege to host Dr. Ryosuke Watanabe, Executive Director of the International College of Liberal Arts at Yamanashi Gakuin University, who will be presenting on the international scholarship opportunities his university offers for students as well as programs to partner with schools in Europe, Canada, and across the US. PLUS! We are working on a surprise guest group of industry professionals to add to the range and interest of our conference.
A major publisher has shown interest in an edited collection on the portrayal of Women in STEM fields on television. I am currently soliciting chapter proposals for this collection.
This panel will explore how institutions dedicated to the collection, preservation, and circulation of material knowledge manage sexuality. Sex materials create conflicting imperatives for librarians. As one collections curator at the New York Public Library recently told a reporter, "We needed to collect life as it was lived… It was always part of our mandate." Yet librarians at NYPL also had a mandate to protect the mass of pornographic magazines, pulp novels, and fliers they collected by carefully regulating access to them. Until recently, sex materials at NYPL labeled with three stars required supervision. That one example illustrates how sequestration generally determines who can read about sex and under what conditions.