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Social Discourse, Mythos, and Visual Culture

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 2:10pm
Maryland Institute College of Art
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

We invite papers from graduate students and emerging scholars that address the ways in which visual culture, the built environment, and electronic media affect and inform our perceptions of collective memory and/or identities. This symposium is devoted to a consideration of the role that popular visual culture plays in shaping critical discourse with the aim of better understanding the world around us.

For example, what role do monuments play in forming public memory around specific historical events? How do adaptations of film, comics, and other forms of popular art address classic themes, such as myth? As many popular artforms are now available digitally, how do professional and amateur artists respond? 


Reminder: DHSI 2017 Colloquium

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 4:45pm
Digital Humanities Summer Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 20, 2017

Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2017 | DHSI Colloquium


Call for Papers |

Proposals are now being accepted for presentations at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute Colloquium, to be held in June 2017 at the University of Victoria. Open to all, the DHSI Colloquium offers an opportunity to present research and projects within an engaging, collegial atmosphere. Submissions are peer-reviewed, with participants subsequently invited to contribute to a DHSI-themed special issue in an open-access journal. 

Evidently Set Forth: God and the Human Stage

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 4:45pm
Christian Literary Studies Group
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Evidently Set Forth: God and the Human Stage
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, UK, Saturday 4 November 2017

Offers of papers are invited on aspects of the history and theory of drama, tragedy, drama in Biblical narrative, mystery plays, Biblical dramas, Puritanism and the theatres, and modern drama, including poetic drama, closet drama and studio drama. Performance is within this remit, as also is theo-drama. Papers may adopt a historical or thematic approach, or may discuss individual plays or books, or draw comparisons e.g. as between King Lear and the Book of Job. The CLSG interest is in Exploring Christian and Biblical themes in Literature.


Fan Studies Network Conference, 24-25th June 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 1:29pm
Centre for Participatory Culture, University of Huddersfield, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 13, 2017

The Fan Studies Network 2017 Conference
24-25th June 2017
Centre for Participatory Culture,

University of Huddersfield, UK

Keynote Speaker: Dr Louisa Stein (Middlebury College, USA) 
Plenary Address: Professor Matt Hills (University of Huddersfield, UK)

Twelfth International Conference on Design Principles & Practices

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 2:18pm
Common Ground Research Networks
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Design Principles & Practices Research Network: a conference and journal collection founded in 2007, exploring the nature, meaning, and purpose of design.

Topics include: Interdisciplinary Studies, Multidisciplinary Studies, Communications and Media, Design, Technology, Fashion, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Visual Design, Information Science, Popular Culture, Sustainable Development, Computer Software and Applications, E-learning, Architechture

Comparative Literature Conference: Identity

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 4:20pm
Comparative World Literature Cal State Long Beach
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 3, 2017

Call for Papers: Identity
52nd Annual Comparative World Literature Conference
April 11-12, 2017
California State University, Long Beach

Identity is inescapable and in constant flux. It can be located in the body, in the discourse that surrounds and determines bodies, or in the more nebulous realm of language. From race, class, gender, and orientation to professional, personal, familial, and cultural identities, we all negotiate multiple aspects of identity in our daily lives and our conceptions of ourselves.

State and Local Economic Development Graduate Student Conference

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 12:05pm
Rutgers University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 20, 2017

Rutgers University–Camden Campus Department of Public Policy and Administration Ph.D. Program in
Public Affairs/Community Development presents:

Municipal Transformation and Economic Equality Graduate Student Conference
March 28, 2017, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

In an age of fiscal austerity, what strategies are available to local municipalities to develop a strong economic base? How do municipal policymakers ensure that policies are equitable? How can municipalities make use of vacant land and deteriorating infrastructure to promote economic development?

This year’s conference aims to address these questions through four focus areas:

Digital Spaces

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 11:54am
Cornell University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 10, 2017

With the opening of the Digital CoLab, Olin Library has established a physical space for collaborative work in the digital humanities. But why do the digital humanities need a space, let alone conferences, at all? We can see this movement happening outside of academia as well where digital, global networks have collected into hallmark centers; with trendy coworking spaces opening in major metropolitan areas and Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Google’s opening new campuses, the image of group computational work anchored to an iconic, single space has become both commonplace and powerful. What does the lab model, whether it be repurposing a single room or building a flagship campus, tell us about the state of the digital humanities? 

Liquidity: "Unpathed Waters, Undreamed Shores"

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 12:14pm
SFU English Graduate
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 13, 2017

Simon Fraser University English Graduate Conference 2017 - Liquidity: “Unpathed Waters, Undreamed Shores”

Location: Vancouver, BC / Conference date: July 7-8


From this perspective, water is no longer a singular, external object, but rather a material that animates us, and that we in turn animate. [...] water is no longer just something out there, but is very much the majority of what is in here, perpetually moving in a temporal flux.     - Rita Wong, “Waters as Potential Paths to Peace”

Water, water, everywhere, / Nor any drop to drink.     - Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Be water, my friend.    - Bruce Lee, A Warrior’s Journey

Evolving Stories

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 12:15pm
GradCATS / De Montfort University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 10, 2017

Stories are fluid and mutable, forever in a state of flux, and gradually developing according to their shifting surroundings. While certain features of a story endure, other elements undergo changes. Indeed, in their homology between biological and cultural adaptation, Gary Bortolotti and Linda Hutcheon (2007) highlight the importance of persistence and diversity, as persistent and diverse replicators and narratives thrive in biology and culture respectively. Through exploring the persistent elements of a story, we can examine universal themes, timeless symbols and archetypal characters. Meanwhile, the areas of diversity offer insight into the plethora of contextual components framing a story.