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[CFP DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 3/17/2017] Digital Spaces

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 7:47am
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

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 4:46pm
GradCATS / De Montfort University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 24, 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.

Gendered Perspectives of Everyday Violence: Persistence, Resistance, and Healing

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 1:55pm
Feminist Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 20, 2017

Gendered Perspectives of Everyday Violence: Persistence, Resistance, and Healing


Keynote Speaker:

Loretta Ross
Ending Violence and Reproductive Oppression through Human Rights

Co-founder of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective
and Reproductive Justice Activist


The 18th Annual Feminist Graduate Student Association Symposium
cosponsored by the Center for Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

April 7, 2017


“‘Changing the Subject’: Subjectivity, Habitus, Behavior, and the End of the Subject”

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 10:02pm
British Modernities Group, UIUC
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 13, 2017

“‘Changing the Subject’: Subjectivity, Habitus, Behavior, and the End of the Subject”


Graduate Student Conference

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


May 4-5, 2017


Keynote Speakers:

Timothy Wientzen (Skidmore College)

Andrew Gaedtke (UIUC)*


The BMG Reading Group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites graduate students to present papers at its twelfth annual interdisciplinary conference, “Changing the Subject’: Subjectivity, Habitus, Behavior, and the End of the Subject.”


Creative Writing Workshops and Craft Panel Discussions

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:03pm
Suffolk County Community College Creative Writing Festival
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 17, 2017

Call for Proposals:

Thank you for your interest in SCCC's annual Creative Writing Festival: A Celebration of Teaching and Writing. Our festival features four days of events held Monday, April 24- Thursday, April 27 at each of our three campuses (in Brentwood, Selden, and Riverhead, NY) preceding an all-day conference in Selden, NY on Friday, April 28, 2017.

The festival brings together students, poets, novelists, short story writers, dramatists, essayists, and creative writing professors for an engaging day of workshops, panel discussions, readings, and related events.

Tools of Transgression: Diverse Stategies in Comparative Methodologies

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:04pm
University of California Davis Department of Comparative Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 30, 2017

Tools of Transgression:

Diverse Strategies in Comparative Methodologies

UC Davis Department of Comparative Literature

Graduate Student Conference

October 6th and 7th, 2017


Call for Papers:


We are pleased to welcome Keynote speaker Barbara Fuchs from the University of California, Los Angeles.


DEFIANCE: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 12:42pm
Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students in English
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 8, 2017

DEFIANCE: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

**DEADLINE EXTENDED: May 8, 2017**

Hard times are coming, when we’ll be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now, can see through our fear-stricken society and its obsessive technologies to other ways of being, and even imagine real grounds for hope. We’ll need writers who can remember freedom – poets, visionaries – realists of a larger reality. […] We live in capitalism, its power seems inescapable – but then, so did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art. Very often in our art, the art of words.

Territory, Politics and Performance in Tudor England

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:05pm
Northumbria University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The UK’s decision to leave the European Union constitutes the most momentous separation of British-European political culture since the Protestant Reformation.  As scholarly and public interest in ideas of British political identity continues to sharpen, this conference explores themes of division and devolution in drama written at the dawn of the British Empire.  Looking to Britain’s uncertain future by learning about its past can tell us much about how literature responds to drastic political change, not least in terms of the territories (real and imagined) with which it is invested. Recent events across the Atlantic also point to the complex dis/unities of political leadership, religion, and physical spaces.

Critical Recursions

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 3:11pm
UCLA Friends of English Southland Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017

UCLA Friends of English Southland Graduate Conference - Extended Deadline: April 1st

Los Angeles, CA | June 9-10

Keynote Speakers: Jessica Pressman (San Diego State University) & Yogita Goyal (UCLA)