Unsettling Objects: Collecting in Nineteenth-Century America
CALL FOR PAPERS
ON NEARNESS, ORDER, AND THINGS:
COLLECTING AND MATERIAL CULTURE 1400 TO TODAY
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A Joint Conference Sponsored by
Northrop Frye Centre, and Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, University of Toronto
Victoria College, University of Toronto
8-9 April 2016
With support provided by the Jackman Humanities Institute
Program for the Arts, University of Toronto,
and from Queen's University
In the context of the upcoming ACLA conference (Harvard University, March 17-20, 2016) we invite proposals for the seminar "Marked/Unmarked: Modes of Producing Difference."
An abstract (~250 words) and a brief bio should be uploaded to the ACLA website at http://www.acla.org/annual-meeting between September 1-23, 2015. Interested participants are encouraged to contact Raelene Wyse (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Melissa Gelinas (email@example.com) for questions or ideas.
Please note the updated start date for the 2016 PCA/ACA Conference. All other dates, etc. remain the same.
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)
2016 National Conference
March 22-25, 2016
Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2015
The American Literature Area of the American Culture Association seeks individual papers for presentation at the 2016 National Conference of the PCA/ACA, to be held in Seattle, WA from March 22-25, 2016.
Sponsored by the International Sidney Society, "New Circles, New Voices" invites dialogue between established and emerging Sidneian scholars. Sidney at Kalamazoo has long been our Society's primary venue for mentoring young scholars and introducing new projects. For this session, we particularly invite papers from graduate students and junior faculty.
The Society for Contemporary Literature, a group dedicated to the study of literature of the last 25 years, invites 300-word abstracts for presentations at the Frontiers & Borders in American Literature Symposium of the American Literature Assoc. We encourage scholars to think broadly about culture and its relationship to contemporary literature. In her recent book Beyond the Borders: American Literature and Post-Colonial Theory, Deborah L. Madsen posits, "We are naturalizing inherited concepts of American cultural identity as being equivalent with the US. Not only the canon of 'American Literature' but perhaps especially the authors, texts, and traditions excluded from that dominant cultural category carry the burden of America's colonial history.
Sponsored by the International Sidney society, "Sidneian Poetics: Making Sense" invites attention to the role of bodies and bodily sensation in Sidneian poetics, ethics, and epistemologies. How do Philip and Mary Sidney and/or their literary admirers and imitators imagine the pleasures, problems, and possibilities of embodiment: literal and metaphorical, individual and corporate? How reliably do bodies function in their works as instruments of knowledge; and by extension, as instantiations and/or interrogations of political, religious, and intellectual authority? Do some bodies matter more than others? If so, how and why?
Sponsored by the International Sidney Society, this conference session seeks to expand the traditional circumference of the "Sidney Circle" centered on the literary legacies of Philip and Mary Sidney. Work in the digital humanities, recent studies of manuscript circulation, revised understandings of authorship, and the ongoing work of recovering women's writing all contribute to current work re-imagining literary networks. We invite proposals that consider literary networks, from the vantages of recent digital work, editorial practice, the circulation of texts, patronage, and authorship.
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WHAT IS MEDIA?
Experience • Exploration • Emergence
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON • PORTLAND, OREGON • APRIL 14-16, 2016
What is media today? How is media studies defined? How have media technologies transformed media theory and practice? What are the futures of media and how are they evolving?
With media including a wider and wider range of concepts, products, services, and institutions, the definition of media continues to be in a state of flux. Important questions abound and we will address a sweeping range of issues at the What is Media? event next April in Portland.
From artist Hans Bellmer's distorted dolls, to Rupert Brooke's "dust" in a "corner of a foreign field," to Virginia Woolf's "orts, scraps, and fragments," bodies – textual, phenomenological, cultural, political, and physical – seem to fall to pieces in modernism. How can we conceptualize the modern body in light of its affective and ecological surrounds?
Call for Papers for an interdisciplinary conference on
Cultural Encounters during Global War, 1914-1918: Traces, Spaces, Legacies
Date: 21 – 23 January 2016
Place: London, United Kingdom
Convenors: Dr Santanu Das, King's College London
Prof Andreas Gestrich, German Historical Institute
Dr Daniel Steinbach, King's College London
Coventry University is running a small, one-day working symposium next month in London on the subject of dance and literature. It will include short talks, activities and networking. Dr Brandon Shaw (University of Malta) and Professor Susan Jones (University of Oxford) will both present work from their research into the relationship between movement and text. Students, researchers, practitioners are welcome to attend and join the discussion. For more information on the project: http://www.danceandliterature.com/
The Victorians and the Democratic Imagination
Sigma Tau Delta Far Western Regional Conference
November 13th-14th, 2015
Organized by the Sigma Tau Delta chapter at California State University, Fullerton
Will be held on the campus of California State University, Fullerton
Abstracts due October 10th
Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society at California State University, Fullerton invites submissions—from all disciplines and levels—to this year's Far Western Regional Conference, "Perspectives from the Margins: Reexamining Movements, Figures, and Texts," on November 13-14, 2015.