In this year's upcoming annual conference, The Dutch-Belgian Society for 18th century studies will be focusing on the role played by taste and smell, in a century when both theoretical discourse and daily routine were strongly influenced by sensualist ideas. It appears, however, that in the prevalent hierarchy of the senses, taste and smell often took a less prominent position, since 18th-century thought was for a long time primarily defined in purely visual terms (Smith).
CFP:2016 ACLA Panel
"Affective Engagements, Precarious Lives: Thinking Neoliberalism in East Asia"
Organizer: Michelle Ho, Stony Brook University
Co-Organizer: Claire Danju Yu, Stony Brook University
Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies is excited to open its call for papers for Volume 3 (2016). Articles are welcome on any topic relating to Medieval and Early Modern studies, in any discipline.
In addition, Volume 3 will contain a themed section on the topic "Words, Signs, and Feelings", to be interpreted in any way the author sees fit. Authors wishing to be considered for the themed section of Volume 3, or the prizes listed below, must submit their articles by 20 November 2015; however, non-themed articles will continue to be accepted throughout the year.
Possible topics for the 'Words, Signs and Feelings' strand include, but are not limited to:
This session proposes to bring together scholars working on any area of study that focuses on transmission, translation, or transformation in the Mabinogi including source studies, manuscript studies, linguistic analyses, history, theories of adaptation, comparative mythologies, cultural studies, scholarship about pedagogy and the Mabinogi, and literary criticism. The past few years have seen detailed and compelling scholarship on medieval Wales (notably Helen Fulton's 2012 collection on Urban Culture in Medieval Wales and Max Lieberman's 2014 study The Medieval March of Wales). Papers that engage with recent scholarship are especially encouraged.
Countering Contingency 2016: Reshaping Academic Labor
Hosted by the Academic Workers Association of the United Steelworkers, Pittsburgh, PA
April 15-17, 2016
Send 250-500 word proposals to Conference Committee Chair Jeff Cech (firstname.lastname@example.org) by December 1, 2015
All academic workers are welcome to this interdisciplinary conference. This includes contingent faculty, graduate students, tenure-stream faculty, and advanced undergraduates.
We are seeking participants for a panel to be submitted for the 2016 conference of the Association for Higher Education in Chicago, August 11-14.
In considering this year's conference theme of "bodies at work," we must simultaneously reconcile the precarity of contemporary labor: "bodies at work" also occur alongside "bodies out of work." Moreover, the un- and under-employed body has increasingly garnered attention in both performance and academic circles via discourses of faculty adjunctification, the limits of non-profit funding models in supporting theatre-making, and the shifting landscape of labor in both classrooms and on stages.
This seminar seeks to rethink public sphere theory and the idea of counterpublics through the lens of imperial history and the global circulation of texts along imperial circuits from the eighteenth century through the twentieth.
In the early 1990s, scholars of colonial India were concerned that discussions of publics in South Asia were dominated by premises drawn from the European tradition. Since then, the transnational turn in postcolonial studies has increasingly made us aware of the intellectual and material connections among the nationalist movements at work in European colonies of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
CFP: Books of Blood: a cross-disciplinary investigation into blood as representation, symbol, and text in modern culture
"Fools on the Premodern Page and Stage" (Kalamazoo, May 12–15, 2016)
Organizer: Angela Heetderks
Presider: Joel Benabu
By the time 1995 gave way to 1996, it was clear that something groundbreaking was afoot in the British theatre. 1995 had seen Sarah Kane's first play Blasted, Jez Butterworth's Mojo, Joe Penhall's Pale Horse and Judy Upton's Bruises. 1996 would feature the London premiere of Trainspotting, Mark Ravenhill's Shopping and Fucking, Martin McDonagh's The Beauty Queen of Leenane and The Cripple of Inishmaan as well as Kane's Phaedra's Love and Nick Grosso's Sweetheart.
Feminist Spaces 2.1 (November 2015)
"Queering Feminism: LBGTQ and Feminist Intersectionality"
Scholarly conversations about the influence of religion on professional communication have largely been absent in our discipline's published literature, yet religion often intersects with the work of teachers, researchers, and practitioners. It intersects with rhetorical patterns at many levels and contexts, including the organizations in which we work and volunteer, the sites where we conduct research and solve problems, and our teaching/training practices with students, clients, co-workers community partners, and the many other populations we regularly serve in our professional lives.
Call for Papers
We invite essays for an upcoming collection that utilize transnational approaches to theorize city space. Accepted essays will offer literary and cultural analyses that encourage us to think of cities, in all of their complexity, as sites of transnational, transactional engagement. In taking this approach, we hope to demonstrate how cities, which are increasingly extending and challenging boundaries of place, provide sites for complicating our understandings of citizenship, nationality, and the nation.
Proposals due September 30.
Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
37th Annual Conference
February 10-13, 2016
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras Ave. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 USA
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2015
Conference Website: (updated regularly)