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"Whose reality? Representing and Represented Identities in Arts and Politics"

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 11:27am
Graduate Student-TROPOS Association (Michigan State University)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 30, 2018

Under the current political climate, reality is a territory in constant epistemological dispute. The notion itself is frequently addressed throughout different disciplines, such as Literature, Cinema, as well as Physics and Cybernetics, revealing a questioning of power and its representations. Who determines what is real? How do we, as scholars, engage with reality(ies) through our work? How does Academia manage this category of knowledge?

The TROPOS organizing committee welcomes submissions for papers or organized panels in English, French, and Spanish that explore possible answers to these and other questions as represented in cultural production of the Romance World. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


No More Room in Hell: A Half-Century of Undead Media

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 11:14am
FMSGSO, University of Pittsburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Film and Media Studies Graduate Student Organization Annual Conference, University of Pittsburgh


No More Room in Hell: A Half-Century of Undead Media | September 28-29, 2018



Friday, February 9, 2018 - 11:07am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association 90
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

In his introduction to J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century, Tom Shippey argues that “The Lord of the Rings has established itself as a lasting classic, without the help and against the active hostility of the professionals of taste; and has furthermore largely created the expectations and established the conventions of a new and flourishing genre.” The impact Tolkien has made on not only high fantasy, but also on the importance of language and mythology studies is undeniable. The influences of World War I, modern industrialization, and more are evident in his works as socio-political commentary, despite his personal dislike of allegory. Tolkien studies reflects a thriving culture in and outside the university.

Materiality and Invisibility in Theatre and Performance

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 3:51pm
17th Annual UW Madison TDGSO Spring Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The UW Madison Theatre and Drama Graduate Student Organization Invites Submissions for our Spring 2018 Conference

Materiality and Invisibility in Theatre and Performance Studies

April 14th, 2018

Crime Fiction or Fact: Blurring the Boundaries c. 1680-1880

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 10:30am
Liverpool John Moores University/University of Winchester
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

Date: 11 July 2018

Venue: Senate House, London

Keynote: Melissa Bissonette, St. John Fisher College, NY

Conference Fees: £15 salaried, £10 student/unwaged

The Paradox of the Other: Difficulties in Classification (Grad Conference)

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 9:24am
Brooklyn College Graduate English Committee
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018


Eleventh Annual Brooklyn College Graduate English Conference

Saturday, May 5, 2018

“If one could possess, grasp, and know the other, it would not be other,” wrote Emmanuel Levinas.  The paradox Levinas identifies is at the heart of this conference’s concerns. Despite our definitions – the unknown, the demonic, and the withdrawn, for example – the “other,” by definition, must elude our grasp.  Given this un-givenness, why do scholars continue to pursue questions of otherness? What is it about otherness that provokes or induces scholarly interest?

Comparative Literature Conference: Borders, Place, Translation

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 9:11am
Dept of Comparative World Literature Annual Conference April 25-6
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 2, 2018

Borders, Place, and Translations

The 53rd Annual Comparative World Literature Conference

Presented by the Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics

Dates: April 25th-26th, 2018

Location: Anatol Center, California State University, Long Beach


From Starbucks’ retail-branding as a “third place” between home and work to Benedict Anderson’s Imagined Communities, the places of our lives are simultaneously locations and conceptions. To be in a place is to do the representational work of defining that space’s affective and pragmatic borders.

"What If?": Reading Worlds of Possibility

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 10:33am
The University of Sydney
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018


June 14-15, 2018 | The University of Sydney, Australia

CFA: Critical Theories Graduate Workshop

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 10:24am
DePaul University Philosophy Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 16, 2018

CFA: Critical Theories: Adorno & Foucault

DePaul University Graduate Student Workshop

April 20-1, 2018

Call for Abstracts Deadline: February 16, 2018


Theme: Critical Theories: Adorno & Foucault

Mixed Messages: Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice in the Digital Age

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 9:16am
Feminist Graduate Student Assocition
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

 Mixed Messages: Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice in the Digital Age 

 Keynote Speaker: 

Dr. Julio Capo, Ph.D.

 The 19th Annual Feminist Graduate Student Association Symposium co-sponsored by the Center for Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

 April 18th, 2018 | 9am – 4pm