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Music and Sexuality: November 10-12, 2016

Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 10:39pm
The International Word and Music Association Forum (WMAF)

The Forum for the International Association for Word and Music Studies (WMAF) announces its Fourth Biennial International Conference to be held at the Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, USA from November 10-12, 2016. Emerging scholars (graduate students and post-docs in particular) active in all areas of Word and Music Studies are warmly invited to participate in the conference.

The primary theme is Music and Sexuality. Questions that may be addressed include:

CFP Ecopoetics: Global Poetries and Ecologies, Deadline April 15, 2016

Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 6:49pm
Isabel Campos / Montana Tech of U of Montana

This is a call for article-length scholarly contributions for inclusion in a proposed anthology broadly focused on the entangled relationship between poetries and ecologies.

Jonathan Skinner's edited journal, ecopoetics, published between 2001 and 2007, constituted a fertile platform of enquiry into the relationship between poetry and the environment, its meaning, possibilities, modus operandi, processes, objectives, tactics, and responses. Contributors proposed and presented writing that often opposed the traditional stance of nature poetry, which seeks to possess the natural world through the deployment of the word, casting a figurative net on a vanquished wilderness.

'Studies in Horror and the Gothic': A Special Issue of Palgrave Communications. Proposals/Sept 2016, Final Articles/Nov 2016

Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 6:42pm
Palgrave Communications


Deadline for article proposals: September 1, 2016
Final deadline for full submissions: November 1, 2016

Palgrave Communications, an open access journal, is inviting submissions and article proposals for a special issue/thematic collection dedicated to 'Studies in Horror and the Gothic'. The collection is Guest Edited by Dr John Edgar Browning (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA).

ReFocus: The Films of William Castle. Abstracts due May 15, 2016.

Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 5:38pm
Murray Leeder

William Castle will likely forever be remembered first as "The Master of Gimmicks" and "The Abominable Showman": the director of exciting gimmick films like Macabre (1958), House on Haunted Hill (1959), The Tingler (1959), 13 Ghosts (1960), Homicidal (1961) and Mr. Sardonicus (1961), and the maestro behind the Emergo, Percepto and Illusion-O, the punishment poll and the life insurance policy against death by fright. But there was much more to his Hollywood career than this cycle, however innovative and indelible it may have been. He directed more than fifty films between 1944 and 1974, and produced both The Lady from Shanghai (1947) and Rosemary's Baby (1968).

CFP: Revisiting Audiences: Reception, Identity, Technology postgrad and early career symposium 9-10 June 2016 Uni of Otago

Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 5:01pm
Owain Gwynne

Revisiting Audiences: Reception, Identity, Technology
9th – 10th, June 2016
Second MFCO Early Career-Graduate Conference hosted by the Department of Media, Film and Communication, University of Otago, New Zealand
Featuring: Associate Professor Sean Redmond (Deakin University, Australia) & Associate Professor Catherine Fowler (University of Otago, New Zealand)
Conference conveners: Owain Gwynne and Kevin Fletcher

Making Sense of the Animal – Human Bond and Relationship(s)

Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 2:46pm

Making Sense of the Animal – Human Bond and Relationship(s)
3rd Global Meeting

The Making Sense of the Animal–Human Bond Project

Call for Presentations 2016

Monday 19th September – Wednesday 21st September 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

MLA 2017: William Carlos Williams and Democracy (Deadline March 7, 2016)

Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 1:01pm
William Carlos Williams Society

This panel considers the numerous ways in which the work of William Carlos Williams engages with socio-economic and political formations in the United States. Ranging from Williams's literary and political sympathies throughout his medical and literary career, we seek papers making a contribution to either Williams's studies or U.S. literary history in general. As the titles suggests, this panel is open to consider papers on other topics that tackle similar or relevant questions of concern in academia today.

[UPDATE; 2ND CFP] TIME: Third International Interdisciplinary Biennial Conference 28 August - 1 September 2016

Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 9:08am
Department of English Studies & College of Human Sciences, University of South Africa, Pretoria, City of Tshwane

Third International Interdisciplinary Biennial Conference

University of South Africa (UNISA)
College of Human Sciences
Hosted by the Department of English Studies

Theme: Time
Date: 28 August – 1 September 2016
Venue: Glenburn Lodge, Muldersdrift (South Africa)


Samuel Beckett: Performance / Art / Writing

Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 2:41am
London Beckett Seminar, School of Advanced Study, University of London

Samuel Beckett: Performance/Art/Writing.
26-28 May 2016

A London Beckett Seminar Conference at the Institute of English Studies,School of Advanced Study, Senate House, University of London

Call for papers

The conference explores the intersections between performance, art, and writing in Samuel Beckett's prose, theatre, poetry, film, and television. Drawing on recent developments in genetic criticism, performance studies, and literary and philosophical analysis, the conference will examine key strands of Beckett's work in a range of media in the context of their interrelationship with current artistic, literary and performance practice.

CFP - Samuel Beckett and World Literature, University of Kent

Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 8:54pm
Thirthankar Chakraborty, University of Kent

This international conference is designed to address the questions of Beckett as a figure of world literature and world literature as figured in Beckett. We would like to invite papers, presentations, and performances from students, academics, artists and fellow enthusiasts on the following topics, although participants should not consider themselves restricted by these:
• Beckett's influence, reception and circulation across disciplines
• Rethinking global modernism in the light of his works
• Beckett as a self­translator and studies of Beckett in translation
• Cinematographic and theatrical adaptations of Beckett's plays
• The intercultural, sociological, and political dissemination of Beckett's work

Panelists Sought for NWSA Roundtable - "Queer(ed) Black Bodies and the Contested Space of the Black Church"

Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 5:44pm
Gabrie'l J. Atchison, Ph.D.

Panelists sought for NWSA
Queer(ed) Black Bodies and the Contested Space of the Black Church
I am interested in pulling together a roundtable discussion for the NWSA 2016 Conference, Subtheme Four : Borders and Be/longings. "Borders help to produce the conditions for belonging, but also un-belonging, erasure, and violence, including genocidal and gendered violence." (from the CFP)

[UPDATE] Call for Proposals (March 28, 2016): Collection of scholarly essays titled Critical Insights: Flash Fiction

Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 2:01pm
Grey House Publishing / Eds. Michael Cocchiarale (Widener University) and Scott D. Emmert (University of Wisconsin—Fox Valley)

Although the term is fairly recent, flash fiction—extremely short narratives typically less than 1000 words—is not especially new. Kate Chopin, Ernest Hemingway, Yasunari Kawabata, Isaac Babel, and Franz Kafka all wrote provocative fiction that we now label as flash. However, in the past thirty years or so, these short short stories have been all the rage. Anthologies of flash fiction abound, their pages filled with such literary giants as Robert Coover, Grace Paley, Joyce Carol Oates, and John Updike, as well as other lesser-known but extremely influential practitioners such as Pamela Painter and Michael Martone.

Pop Culture panel at MMLA 2016 Nov 10-13

Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 1:58pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

In the spirit of this year's conference theme of "Border States," we welcome papers that explore borders in all their diverse forms in popular culture. Popular culture by nature transgresses both literal and figurative borders by creating liminal spaces for new ideas and pushing the boundaries of perception. Possible topics include media and adaptation, virtual reality, immersion and interactivity, posthumanism in pop culture, border crossing in graphic narratives, and fanfiction. We welcome papers that discuss all forms of popular media including, but not limited to, film, television, popular literature, graphic novels/manga, visual art, video games, and music.