On 12 May 2015, five days after the Tories secured a parliamentary majority in the general election, the Guardian reported that David Cameron was "expected to lay out his plans for a parliament of 'blue-collar Conservatism'" to his cabinet. References to "working people" recurred in the election campaign, and Cameron's comments suggest that they remain a site of political dispute even after their votes have been counted, a category parties struggle to control and mobilize. "Working people" themselves have been conspicuously absent from this process, though, and the term "working class," with its radical connotations and history, has been relatively little used.
EXTENDED DEADLINE: JUNE 20, 2015
PERFORMART '15 / II. Performing Art Conference
PERFORMART '15 / II. Performing Art Conference, coordinated by İstanbul Bilgi University, Management of Performing Arts Department and DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center), and organized by BİLSAS (Science Art, Sport Productions) will take place on December 19-20, 2015.
LIT CRI '15 Call for Papers: MEMORY AND LITERATURE
LITCRI '15 / IV. Literary Criticism Conference will be held on November 12-14 in Istanbul. The conference is coordinate by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Research Center), organized by BILSAS (Science, Art, Sport Productions) and hosted by NHKM (Nazim Hikmet Cultural Center).
Clod Ensemble, The Place and King's College London have put together an exciting 3-day workshop exploring interdisciplinary collaboration. Please see below for more information and how to apply or follow this link:
King's College London
Creative Collaboration: Practice meets Research
Fri 24 Jul – Sun 26 Jul, 10am–6pm each day at The Place and King's College London
This workshop is for both choreographers and academic researchers.
The Cheat River Review reads original, previously unpublished nonfiction, fiction, flash, and poetry. Cover art submissions are welcome too.
Submitting is free on Submittable. Simultaneous submissions are accepted.
Visit http://cheatriverreview.com/ for details.
All Submissions Should Include:
The author's name, address, and telephone number at the top left of the first page.
The page number, author's last name, and/or the submission's title as a header on the top right of every page.
We prefer to read submissions that include a cover letter with a short third person bio.
Violent bodies pervade literature and cultural history and remain a topic of profound importance in current events. Bodies both commit acts of violence -- from the "law-making" violence of interpersonal conflict to the "law-preserving" state violence of the body politic (Benjamin) -- and also experience violence inflicted upon them, often for expressly political purposes. Scholars such as Elaine Scarry and Lauren Berlant have studied how violence reconstitutes its victims' realities through the affective structures of trauma and pain. Others have focused on how certain bodies can be scripted as violent.
Complicating the notion of the 'French Renaissance,' this panel seeks papers that explore the dynamic relationship between Italian artists and their French patrons, audiences, and counterparts in the fifteenth- and sixteenth-century courts of Charles VIII, Francis I, Henry II and Henry IV. We are interested in investigations into the ways in which these artists realized their royal commissions by participating in, subverting, and creating artistic dialogues. Rather than simply importing visual language, humanist discourses, and artistic debates into French contexts, Italian artists and their French patrons mediated different processes of material, contextual, and formal translations.
American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania (http://abcjournal.ulbsibiu.ro/index.html), invites submissions for a special issue on Fictions of Academia, to be published in June 2016. We are especially looking for original critical essays that bring something new to the analysis of campus fiction, drama and film. Essays which theorize the genre of academic fiction or otherwise go beyond discussion of familiar texts are particularly invited, as are those which focus on unexpected or unfamiliar authors or texts.
Possible topics include but are not limited to:
Louisville Conference 2016—Call for Papers
The International Virginia Woolf Society is pleased to host its sixteenth consecutive panel at the University of Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, from February 18-20, 2016. We invite proposals for critical papers on any topic concerning Woolf studies. A particular panel theme may be chosen depending on the proposals received.
This is an initial call for panels and threads for the Forty-Second Annual Sewanee Medieval Colloquium: Medieval Natures
April 1-2, 2016
The University of the South, Sewanee, TN
The Cultural Landscape of Teenagers
An international and multidisciplinary conference co-organized by Elisabeth Lamothe, Delphine Letort (University of Maine-Le Mans in France, 3L.AM) and Heather Braun (University of Akron, Ohio)
Université du Mans, June 15th and 16th, 2016
Walker Percy Centennial: Pilgrimage in Literature
2016 SOUTHEAST CONFERENCE ON CHRISTIANITY AND LITERATURE
April 7-9, 2016
Montreat College, Montreat, NC 28757
Keynoters: Farrell O'Gorman, Belmont Abbey College;
and Jim Wildeman, emeritus Covenant College
This sponsored session by the Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the 2016 International Medieval Congress at Leeds (4-7 July) welcomes proposals that consider the various ways in which writers have explored the paradoxical notions engendered in the consumption of food in social and religious contexts in the Middle Ages.
The editor of a new Critical Insights FILM volume on Arthur Penn's 1967 film, Bonnie and Clyde, seeks contributors to write chapters on any topic on the film.