The Trans/GenderVariant Caucus at NWSA welcomes papers, panels, and workshops for the 2015 annual conference on Precarity. The conference will take place in Milwaukee, Wisconson Nov. 12-15, 2015. We are looking for papers that address the themes of this year's conference with orientation toward the field of trans* and gender-variant research. (The full NWSA 2015 CFP can be found here.) The caucus seeks to accommodate as many qualified papers, panels, and workshops as possible, however NWSA will make the final decision about which panels are accepted. Presenters accepted into the conference program must become members of NWSA in addition to registering for the conference.
This year's theme is "Generation(s)." We invite submissions exploring "Generation(s)" in all or any of its meanings. Topics are not limited to, but could include: production/creation, lineage/ tradition, or history/ temporality.Areas of inquiry include the fields of literature, linguistics, composition, rhetoric, creative writing, cultural studies, critical theory, philosophy, history, film, gender studies, and the social sciences.The conference will be held on Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day and we especially welcome papers discussing Armenian history, culture, or the impact of trauma and violence.
PopMatters seeks essays on the musical aspects, the influences, and the legacy of Radiohead's The Bends, with emphasis on the record's importance in the grand scheme of music.
Please pass along to friends and colleagues. We are looking for strong academic involvement. This will become a book in the PopMatters Book series.
Hostile Intelligences and The General Antagonism
CALL FOR PAPERS
"Collective intelligence has to organise itself into a hostile intelligence — also in the sense of inoculating the host as a malignant parasite. An alien intelligence is not concerned with any orthodoxy, it proliferates and organises its own heresies".
Update! We are very happy with the responses to our CFP, but have had requests to allow some additional time for submissions. We are delighted to do so, and have extended the deadline to Monday 2nd February 2015. Please share this with your colleagues!
Event: Digitorium Digital Humanities Conference
When: Thursday 9th April – Saturday 11th April 2015
Where: University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
We are now soliciting session proposals for SAMLA 87! Forms for proposal submissions are listed on our home page at http://samla.memberclicks.net/.
SAMLA 87 will take place November 13th through 15th, 2015 in Durham, North Carolina. Our topic, "In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts" invites interdisciplinary session proposals that investigate the relationship literature and language hold with their fellow arts. We look forward to receiving your CFPs!
The Performance Working Group (PWG) of the Cultural Studies Association calls for participants for two sessions at the 2015 conference in Riverside, California (May 21 - 24, 2014).
Life and Work
The Work and Life Project
Saturday 11th July – Monday 13th July 2015
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
Call for Presentations:
The project considers whether work is something integral to what we are as persons or whether this is something we have become over the centuries. Is work inherent in what makes us human (like the ants and the bees) or is it something which has been evolved into us by the way society has been shaped. With technological advancements, would a utopian society include work?
Work has become such an integral part of human existence that individuals often assume identity through the work they do. Is everything individuals do in life, work?
Bound labor in the Americas before the abolition of slavery: legal codifications, transfers and the harmonization of the practices
Poitiers University, France,
Friday October 16th, 2015
Historically, studies of performance have often been tied to star images, focusing on issues of celebrity in professional, public, and private spaces. As a result, a large body of research has explored how the star is constructed through extratextual discourses and how this off-screen persona may shape perceptions of on-screen performance. However, scholarly attention to performers has been shifting from star image and celebrity to acting and performance. Several collections on film acting and performance - most recently Cynthia Baron and Sharon Marie Carnicke's Reframing Screen Performance (2008) and Aaron Taylor's Theorizing Film Acting (2012) - have extended our knowledge of the historical evolution of acting practices.
The Pauline Hopkins Society (http://www.paulinehopkinssociety.org) is pleased to announce the inauguration of its first bi-annual competition for the best essay or book chapter on Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins published between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014. If you have published an essay or chapter that discusses Hopkins and/or her work, we invite you to consider entering before the January 31, 2015 deadline.
Because entries will be judged through a system of blind reviewing we recommend that any self-citation, either in the body or in notes, be reworked to the third person.
Victorian Network is an open-access, MLA-indexed, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing and promoting the best postgraduate and early career work across the broad field of Victorian Studies.
"If there is one thing in this world that I hate, it's losers. I despise them," then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared to a group of high school students, expressing a firm belief in success and failure as the results of individual action and ambition. Himself embodying the American Dream as an immigrant who 'made it big in America,' Schwarzenegger demeaned the worth of individuals he perceived to be 'losers,' and thus echoed an attitude prevalent in contemporary Western neoliberal politics that glorifies 'success,' i.e. striving for the good life, as the only valuable way of being in the world and as the ultimate goal of one's existence.
International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR/FIRT) Conference, Hyderabad, India, 5-11 July 2015
'The Politics of Process'
The Working Group invites papers which address any aspects of the conference theme of 'Theatre and Democracy' in relation to translation, adaptation and dramaturgy. For instance, speakers may choose to examine the authority accorded to, or assumed by, specific instances or practices of translation, adaptation and dramaturgy; or they may discuss the political dimensions or potential of those practices, as revealed in, for example, the processes of theatrical production, or the relationship between stage and audience.
CFP: THE GREAT WAR AS AN INTERCULTURAL EVENT
Studi interculturali, #3-2015 (December)
GUEST EDITOR: UMBERTO ROSSI