Popular rhetoric about athletics consistently emphasizes corporeal mastery and bodily perfection. Always exhibiting physical and mental toughness, athletes train ceaselessly to reach the pinnacle of sporting accomplishment: taking things to the next level. In fact, there is a good argument to be made that athletic excellence requires superhuman skill, for it is only when athletes devote 110% of themselves to their sports that victory can be achieved.
Hosted by Victoria University, the Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association (AULLA) Conference will be held in Melbourne, Australia from 7th-9th December 2016. Its theme is 'Love and the Word' and our keynote speakers are Peter Cryle, Anne Freadman, and Kam Louie.
Already we have received papers focused on: the semantics of 'love' (in various languages); erotics and desire; performance; politics and rhetoric; poetry; prose fiction; pedagogy and teaching; colonial and postcolonial modalities; religion and the sacred; technology; and philosophy. This second Call for Proposals is open-themed, meaning we shall welcome any proposals that offer insightful research.
Early Modern Women: Texts and Objects
A session at the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, 30 March-1 April 2017 in Chicago
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: email@example.com
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.