The English Language Conference seeks papers from scholars in all fields of English, including but not limited to Literature, Rhetoric and Composition, TESL, Creative Writing, and Education. This year's theme is "First Contact." We are looking for stories of first encounters with uncharted themes and outlying characters, texts, and authors.
We welcome proposals on any aspect of Whedon's television and web texts (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Dollhouse, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.); his films (Serenity, The Cabin in the Woods, Marvel's The Avengers, Much Ado About Nothing, In Your Eyes, The Avengers: Age of Ultron); his comics (e.g. Fray; Astonishing X-Men; Runaways; Sugarshock!; Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Nine, and Ten; Angel: After the Fall; Angel & Faith Season Nine and Ten; Serenity: Those Left Behind; Serenity: Better Days; The Shepherd's Tale ); or any element of the work of Whedon and his collaborators.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Eleventh International Conference on Design Principles & Practices will be held at the Institute without Boundaries at George Brown College, Toronto, Canada, 2-4 March 2017. We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, virtual lightning talks, virtual posters, or colloquia addressing one of the following themes:
The 1603 edition of Hamlet, the first surviving text of Shakespeare's most famous play, was, for most of the twentieth century, dismissed as a 'bad quarto', the most conspicuous inhabitant of the ghetto of 'memorial reconstruction'. This theory was widely proclaimed as a 'fact', which had been proven by the scientific methods of the New Bibliography. It was also widely accepted as a 'fact' that references to a play called 'Hamlet' in 1589, 1594, and 1596 referred to an earlier, lost tragedy, probably written by Thomas Kyd.
Shipping and Fandoms
Literature revolves around relationships. These may include not only relationships between authors and their readers, but also ones among readers themselves; and they may also include not only relationships between fictional characters within a work, but also potential relationships between characters that are not explicitly delineated within the text itself.
We invite chapter proposals for a volume on the phenomenon of "shipping"—whereby readers create fan fiction or other fan-generated material that brings fictional characters together into imagined relationships (sexual, amorous, or otherwise).
Genre-Art and Resistance: Mass Culture and Leftist Modernisms
Organizer: Eric Keenaghan (University at Albany, SUNY)
MSA 18 Pasadena, CA
estrema: Interdisciplinary Review for the Humanities is an on-line publication of the Centre for Comparative Studies (CEC) of the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon (FLUL). Its exclusive goal is to publish the papers of both undergraduate and graduate students. Giving its interdisciplinary character, estrema accepts works from several areas of studies such as (but not limited to):
All papers will be subjected to a double blind peer review process.
Deadline for submissions: May 31st, 2016.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Lisbon Law Review addresses an invitation to the academic community to submit articles for publication in the second issue of 2016.
RFDUL is a general scientific publication in the field of legal science and related disciplines, published since 1917 by the Lisbon Law School.
Papers can be submitted in Portuguese and English and can be still considered for publication, due to its high scientific value, text in French, Spanish, Italian or German.
Potential authors may submit their papers or ask for additional information through the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for paper submission ends on June 01, 2016.
Sexuality and Social Media
A Sexualities Project Meeting
Call for Participation 2016
Friday 23rd September – Sunday 25th September 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
Inviting papers for a panel on capital in contemporary British and American poetry. Possible concerns might include: financial crisis, utopianism and form.
This call seeks papers for a proposed special session panel for the MLA Annual Convention in Philadelphia, 5–8 January 2017.
Submit 300 word abstract to Arul Benito Gerard (email@example.com) on or before March 15 2016.
Please note that the panel is subject to acceptance by the MLA Program Committee and is not guaranteed.
Reading Matters: Texts – Cultures – The World
19-21 May 2016
The Department of Anglo-American and German Studies at Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu,
The Academic Anglophone Society of Romania and
The Centre for Anglo-American and German Research
are pleased to invite you to the Reading Matters international conference, to be held in Sibiu.
Chapter proposals are invited for an edited book on Trauma, Memory and Healing in Asian Literature and Culture.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Philament: An Online Journal of Postgraduate and Early Career Scholarship in Arts and Culture
Philament 22: Precarity
Philament, the peer-reviewed, open access, online journal of arts and culture based at the University of Sydney, invites submissions from postgraduate students and early career academics for our twenty-second issue, Precarity.
This year's conference seeks to establish a link between the act of writing and activism by focusing on the strategies writers use to bring attention to their social and political aims. Writing has been used to inform the public, criticize societal norms, and capture lived experiences. Writing has also been used to respond to rhetoric that justifies bigotry or reinforces socially constructed norms. As new questions arise about freedom, identity, religion, and related matters, many writers feel compelled not only to capture the social and political issues of their time, but also to use writing to change notions about the world we live in.