Papers are sought for a special session investigating any aspect of ecocriticism, including (but not limited to) ecocritical theory, environmental ethics, environmental justice, colonial and postcolonial ecologies, gender and ecology, literary representations of non-human being, and interdisciplinary investigations of literature and environmental science. This session is also interested in papers that specifically focus on this year's theme of sight, visuality, and ways of seeing.
gender studies and sexuality
From the Frankfurt School to contemporary cultural studies, the social ramifications of Disney movies and theme parks, and their cultural penumbra, have long provided rich terrain for critical scholarly analysis. This panel explores the discursive, literary, filmic, and historical dimensions of the Disney phenomenon in both the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Papers that draw upon the rich canon of scholarship on Disney and engage with its cultural effects through critical theory, spatial or historical analysis, feminist methodologies, or close reading strategies are particularly encouraged. This session is also interested in papers that specifically focus on this year's theme of sight, visuality, and ways of seeing.
A growing awareness of transgender issues has exploded in recent years, especially after the high-profile gender reconstruction surgery of Caitlyn Jenner. The rising awareness has caused activism both for and against the transgender community, and forces us to question many of the binaries that permeate culture. Few issues question borders and transcend boundaries in as dramatic a fashion as current transgender concerns, so for the SAMLA 89 Conference, held in Atlanta, Ga from Nov 3-5, we are seeking abstracts exploring the conference theme of “Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture” as expressed through a transgender lens.
deadline for submissions: May 30, 2017
The State of (In)Equality: Social Justice Under Siege
Toronto: October 28-29, 2017
Susan N. Herman
President of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Our conference will examine the current and past state(s) of inequality and social justice from a multi-disciplinary perspective. The conference takes place October 28th and 29th 2017 at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto.
To submit a proposal, visit our website: http://www.humber.ca/liberalarts-ifoa/call-proposals
18th Annual South Asian Literary Association (SALA) Conference
Jan. 8-9, 2018
Omni Berkshire, Manhattan
New York City, NY
(Executive Committee meeting will be held on Jan. 7, 2018)
Hotel Room Rates:
$119 for a Deluxe King Room
$149 for a Deluxe Double/Double Room
(These rates are also available to us for the three days before our conference and the three days after our conference.)
Precarity, Resistance, and Care Communities in South Asia
Call for Papers: PAMLA 2017 Annual Conference Special Session
Title of Session:
“Ekphrasis and Persuasion: The Dialectic of Eye and Mind in the Psyche of the Literary Text.”
This session will explore how history, philosophy, rhetoric and poetics interact in literary texts through the trope of ekphrasis. It will explore not only ekphraseis that advance poetic and rhetorical arguments across disciplines, but also examine the ongoing dialogue of poet, painter and thinker in our literary traditions.
Living Without A Relationship Script
A Collection of Creative Essays
Edited by Susannah B. Mintz and Susan Walzer
We invite presentation proposals for the Stardom, Celebrity and Fandom Conference, to be held at Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, Texas) November 10-11, 2017.
The conference organizers are seeking contributions that explore various realities associated with living in the limelight and/or admiring those who do, insightful analyses of individual stars and/or celebrities, and in-depth analyses of intriguing media offerings that examine and represent stardom, celebrity and/or fandom, during any historical era.
Given adequate participant interest and high-quality submissions, we are hoping to publish selected papers (with author’s permission) in a special collection of essays pertaining to the conference theme.
The California Roundtable on Philosophy and Raceat EMORY UniversityOctober 6-7, 2017Keynote: José MedinaProfessor of PhilosophyVanderbilt University The California Roundtable on Philosophy and Race announces a call for papers for its 15th annual roundtable.