Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 41st annual SWPACA conference. One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers about 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels. For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/
Art Historical Approaches to Medieval Environments
International Congress on Medieval Studies
May 7–10, 2020
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo Michigan
International Center for Medieval Art, Student Committee
Graduate students should send abstracts of no more than 300 words to the LSJ Conference Committee at LSJLehigh@gmail.com by August 1, 2019. Please submit abstracts as .pdf or .docx attachments and not in the body of the email. In your abstract, include your name, email, institutional affiliation (if any), and working title. Please email us with questions regarding submissions. Graduate students at all levels and independent scholars are welcome to submit. For more information go to https://wordpress.lehigh.edu/lsj/
Call for Papers:
Wilson College Humanities Conference
Conference Theme: Bold WomenSaturday, February 29, 2020
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Held in the Brooks Complex of Wilson College
Sponsored by Wilson’s M.A. in Humanities Program
The theme of this year’s Wilson College Orr Forum is inspired by the 150th anniversary of the founding of Wilson College and its long history educating women as a former women's college. During the academic year '19-'20, the College is celebrating its past, present, and future, and we invite all interested scholars to join us in exploring the concepts, themes, and images conjured by the phrase “bold women.”
WORLD WITHOUT END: THE ANTEBELLUM SOUTH, WILLIAM GILMORE SIMMS, AND THE GLOBAL EXPERIENCE
The William Gilmore Simms Society
University of South Carolina
SEPTEMBER 18-20, 2020
We are excited to announce the Call for Papers for Violent Spaces, the annual PGR conference of the Landscape, Space and Place Reading Group, which will be held on the 9th of September at the University of Nottingham. Spatial violence is an expansive concept which covers a range of environmental, social, political, economic and historical phenomena. As such, what is offered here is merely an insight into the way in which spatial violence might act upon and shape our contemporary world.
The proposed panel will analyze the relationship of music and music performance and the text within various national literatures, from 19th century to present day, by offering an overview of the different methodological approaches to this topic and investigating the role of music in literature. We invite a broad range of papers devoted to the analysis of the complex interplay of the two art forms, aesthetic and cultural interactions between music and literature, audience and performers, the nature of creativity, the image of the artist, and the role of music in the specific texts, as well as the broader topics of integrating a musical performance within the narrative form.
Conference: 51st Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention
Conference Date: 5-8 March, 2020
Location: Boston Marriott Copley Place, Boston, MA
Session Title: Narrative and Poetic Ethnographies in the Social Sciences (Creative)
RHETORIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA 2020 PANEL PROPOSAL
“Rhetoric: The Art of Persuasion or Response-ability?”
Portland, Oregon (May 21-24)
rhetoric / hospitality
Chair: Dr. Ryan Leack
“Language speaks. Man speaks in that he responds to language. This responding is a hearing. It hears because it listens to the command of stillness.”
—Martin Heidegger, Poetry, Language, Thought (1971)
Environment is a fluid, elastic word. After combing the lengthy list of the many meanings of environment in a trusty Merriam Webster dictionary, one arrives at the French roots of the term: that which surrounds. The Graduate Student Association of the American Culture Studies Program at Bowling Green State University invites scholars to an interdisciplinary symposium focused on exploring the multilayered meanings of the term environment using the broadest definition of the term as a common ground for meeting and commingling.