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Doris Lessing Studies Updated CFP: Open Topic

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 8:57am
Doris Lessing Studies/Doris Lessing Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

Updated Call for Papers, Doris Lessing Studies 2018: Special Topic & Open Topic

 Special topic

“Alternative Domesticities in the Works of Doris Lessing.” 

Following Jenni Diski’s 2016 memoir, In Gratitude, we invite new readings of Lessing’s portrayals of non-biological families, non-normative modes of affiliation and dependence, and unconventional households and genealogies.

 Open topic

Ray Bradbury’s Elliott Family: A Gentle Horror

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:13am
Miranda Corcoran & Steve Gronert Ellerhoff
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 6, 2018

In the decades following the Second World War, the American family assumed an unprecedented cultural and political importance in the life of the nation. Happy families were everywhere: beaming enthusiastically from magazine advertisements and indulging in wholesome hijinks on ubiquitous post-war sitcoms. However, while the typical post-war family may conjure up images of white picket fences, exuberant children playing on green lawns, and pies cooling on windowsills, a sinister reimagining of American domesticity emerged in the pages of pulp novels and popular magazines.

CFP: Tolkien Studies

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:26am
Tolkien Studies, Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

CFP: Tolkien Studies

2019 Popular Cultural Association National Conference

Wardman Park Marriot, Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, April 17, to Saturday, April 20, 2019



Sick Theories: A Transdisciplinary Conference on Sickness and Sexuality

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:52am
Conference organizers: Margeaux Feldman (University of Toronto) and Lauren Fournier (York University)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018

Sick Theories: A Trans-Disciplinary Conference on Sickness & Sexuality

Sick Theories is a two-day trans-disciplinary colloquium organized by Margeaux Feldman (University of Toronto) and Lauren Fournier (York University) through the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto, to be held in Fall 2018.

Thursday, November 8 - Friday, November 9, 2018

The Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies
University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Televising Fat: Special Issue of Fat Studies

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:43am
Daniel Farr
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

CFP – Special Issue of Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society on

                “Fat on the Small Screen: Televising Fat,” edited by Daniel Farr

Proposal deadline: July 10, 2018

Manuscript invitations: July 20, 2018

Manuscript deadline: November 2, 2018


Politics of Boredom Workshop

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:38am
University of Amsterdam, Literary and Cultural Analysis Department
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 10, 2018


 Politics of Boredom

20-21 September 2018

University of Amsterdam

Organized by Aylin Kuryel, Adam Gisborne, Helen Weeres

Call for Papers

Confirmed keynote speakers

Mieke Bal (University of Amsterdam)

Michael E. Gardiner (University of Western Ontario)


ALTA 41: Translation, Sexuality and Power

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:36am
Lubna Abdul-Hadi, Binghamton University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

This panel is organized around the notion of how sexuality could be reimagined through translation. More closely, it tries to look at the transformative potential of translation and language in deconstructing and constructing bodies and sexuality, in particular how the engagement of translating past sexualities could shape our present understanding in reorganizing sexual identities and the conditions of being. Papers that examine the intersection of sexuality, identity, language and power are welcome. Abstract and 50-word bio by May 30. 

Silence, Sound, Rhythm, and Performance

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 9:55am
Southern Humanities Council Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 20, 2018

Silence, Sound, Rhythm, and Performance

Hyatt Place Downtown Asheville, January 24-27, 2019


Siri, Who Am I?

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 9:38am
April Durham, PhD, Legende Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The fool's journey has been characterized as one that opens the seeker to the "infinite but self-disclosing mystery" of the soul (Wolf-Salin 2005). Current social discourse propelling discussions and enactments of gender fluidity and feminine empowerment coupled with the ubiquitous, problematic, and potential-filled documentation of the self on social media forms a situation where the most private of enterprises (interior discovery) is rendered a perpetual public act, surveilled, critiqued, and disseminated potentially by the entire world.

Sport­ / Spectacle: Performing, Labouring, Circulating Bodies Across Sport, Theatre, Dance, and Live Art

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 9:29am
Broderick Chow / Brunel University London
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 2, 2018

Sport­ / Spectacle: Performing, Labouring, Circulating Bodies Across Sport, Theatre, Dance, and Live Art


14-15 September, Kings College London, Strand Campus

Day 1, Keynote and Screening with Jennifer Doyle, 14 September, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Nash Lecture Theatre

Day 2, Papers, Workshops, and Performances, 15 September, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Anatomy Museum. Reception to follow.