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Neoliberal Tools or New Humanistic Critique? Theorizing Class, Race, and Nation in the Digital Humanities

updated: 
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 11:48am
Mikinaakominis / TransCanadas. University of Toronto, May 25 - 27, 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 14, 2016

In recent years in Canada, the digital humanities has enjoyed increasing popularity as a tool for teaching, researching, and disseminating texts, and also a means of generating collaborative scholarship across disciplinary borders. However, the digital humanities, and perhaps its practitioners, have recently been described as a collection of neoliberal tools whose “institutional success has for the most part involved the displacement of politically progressive humanities scholarship and activism in favour of the manufacture of digital tools and archives.” Do the digital humanities represent a displacement of critical questions of power in favour of a cloistered technological positivism?

& Media: Film & Media Graduate Student Conference UC Berkeley

updated: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 7:44pm
University of California, Berkeley, Department of Film & Media
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 8, 2016

& MEDIA

Film & Media Graduate Student Conference, University of California, Berkeley

 

Conference Date: September 23–24th, 2016

Location: University of California, Berkeley

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Paper proposals due July 8th, 2016.

 

Women, Video Games, and Modding -- deadline extended

updated: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 6:19pm
Bridget Whelan / McFarland Books
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2016

*** This is a call for article-length scholarly contributions for inclusion in a collection of essays broadly focused around the topic of women and video game "modding."***

New Deadline: "Archives and the Management of Sex" at PAMLA Nov. 11-13

updated: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 11:15am
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association 2016 (Pasadena, CA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

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.

Time and Trauma in Twentieth-century Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 11:15am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 9, 2016

Abstracts for papers are requsted for the panel "Time and Trauma in Twentieth-century Literature" at

The 48th NeMLA Annual Convention, March 23-26, 2017, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

 

‘For they are the abstract and brief chronicles of the time’: Negotiating Shakespearean Characters in Performance from Past to Present

updated: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 11:14am
One of the Seminars of Asian Shakespeare Association, Biennial International Conference, New Delhi, 1-3 December, 2016
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

In criticism, relying on character study or treating Shakespearean characters as real
people, has often been censured. But, in performance, where actors especially need to
get under the skin of the characters they portray, Shakespearean personae do exhibit
some kind of biographical reality.

Material Monsters (Kalamazoo 2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 11:14am
MEARCSTAPA - Asa Mittman
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

CFP Kalamazoo 2017: Material Monsters

Sponsor: MEARCSTAPA

Organizers: Melissa Ridley Elmes (Lindenwood University), Ana Grinberg (East Tennessee State University), and Asa Simon Mittman (California State University, Chico)

CFP EXTENDED DEADLINE 7/1: Gothic Panel at PAMLA Nov. 11-13

updated: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 11:14am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

We invite proposals for any papers dealing with Gothic literature, culture and film. This session welcomes proposals on a wide variety of topics, with particular consideration granted to papers that engage with the 2016 conference theme of "Archives, Libraries, Properties." Possible foci might include sociohistorical context, intellectual heritage, culture and circulation, and textual materiality in (and of) the Gothic. 

Proposals may be submitted via PAMLA's online submission form: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topics/gothic

The Fantastic in Chinese Cinemas (SCMS Conference Panel; Abstract due July 31, 2016)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 11:14am
Dr. Kenneth Chan / University of Northern Colorado
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2016

As a medium which excels at inducing its audience to fully identify with the images on screen and which, however, can also trick and enthrall viewers through the use of various effects, cinema is particularly well suited to portraying aspects of the fantastic, whether it be ghosts and monsters, futuristic scientific advances, or the depiction of the amazing bodily feats of martial arts masters. Though, to be sure, the fantastic in cinema may be seen as a mode of escape from the ennui or drudgery of modern life in a post-traditional society, we need not think of it only in these critical terms.

Opening the Syllabus to the Other: Inclusiveness, Interdisciplinarity, and Collaboration in the Premodern Classroom: A Roundtable (Leeds 2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 11:14am
Heide Estes and Ana Grinberg
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 16, 2016

Call for Papers: International Medieval Congress, Leeds (July 3-6, 2017)
“Opening the Syllabus to the Other: Inclusiveness, Interdisciplinarity, and Collaboration in the Premodern Classroom: A Roundtable”
Organizers: Heide Estes (Monmouth University) and Ana Grinberg (East Tennessee State University)

Textual dialogues – dialogical textuality

updated: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 11:12am
Department of English Literature and Literary Linguistics, Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Textual dialogues – dialogical textuality
Department of English Literature and Literary Linguistics, Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań
2-3 December 2016

In cooperation with:
Institute of German Studies
Institute of Romance Languages and Literatures
Institute of Russian Studies

Immortal Austen

updated: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 11:12am
Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

Call for Papers

Immortal Austen

An International Conference

Hosted by the School of Humanities and Creative Arts, Flinders University

At Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia

13-16 July 2017

Robert Lowell at 100: (Re)Reading Lowell, Reading Ourselves

updated: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 11:12am
NeMLA 2017, Baltimore, Mar 23-26
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Lowell himself left us some well-known misgivings about his accomplishments: the mere “snapshots” of his “threadbare art” in “Epilogue”; the “memorized . . . tricks” that “somehow never [left] something to go back to” in “Reading Myself,” which I’ve played on in my own title. He was nevertheless the dean of American poets when he died, suddenly and far too young, in 1977. Through the last decade of the 20th century, though, and since, it seems, at least arguably, that his star has been declining. For our conference in his centennial year (and even in the month of his birth), this session proposes at least a modest reassessment of Lowell’s career and achievement. It seems like a good time.

 

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