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Performance of the Real Research Theme Ritual and Cultural Performance Hui and Symposium April 14th & 15th 2016

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 5:19pm
Rosemary Overell

"Every day people perform dozens of rituals. These range from religious rituals to the rituals of everyday life, from the rituals of life roles to the rituals of each profession, from the rituals of politics and the judicial system to the rituals of business or home life. Even animals perform rituals" (Richard Schechner, Performance Studies: An Introduction 3rd ed. 52).

Popular Culture in Colombia

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 4:19pm
Association of Colombianists


Quarterly Horse: A Journal of [brief] American Studies

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 3:41pm
Quarterly Horse / Rocky Mountain American Studies Association

We are happy to announce the pending launch of Quarterly Horse: A Journal of [brief] American Studies (

The first online "printing" will be released November 2016 with a celebration at the American Studies Association conference in Denver. With an editorial staff now in place, the journal is currently seeking submissions. Essays will be accepted through our online submission management system (see

Faulkner and World Literature (March 15, 2016) - MLA 2017

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 3:38pm
William Faulkner Society

The William Faulkner Society is planning a panel for MLA 2017 in Philadelphia that will focus on Faulkner in the context of world literature. The expansive scope is designed to reveal a range of possibilities for reading Faulkner individually or in comparison to other figures. Papers topics might include but are not limited to the following:

Space, Place, and Belonging

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 2:47pm
Textual Overtures Graduate Journal

In the preface to Borderlands, Gloria Anzaldúa declares: "I am a border woman." As simple as it sounds, this statement suggests the individual's agency in the social and cultural production of personal identity as it boldly rejects to acknowledge the power of the state in the process.

Affect and its Boundaries - MLA 2017

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 1:46pm
Douglas Dowland

To theorize affect is to theorize boundaries: that is, to realize and negotiate between vocabularies and cultures with overlapping and competing taxonomies. As Jonathan Flatley writes in Affective Mapping, "The vocabulary of affect can be confusing, in part because there are many terms—affect, emotion, feeling, passion, mood—and a long history of debate not only about which terms are the right ones and how to distinguish between them, but about what they mean in the first place. And while there is a great deal of excellent recent work on affect in several disciplines....this does not mean that a general consensus, or even a common conversation, has emerged" (12).

The Other 1916 Conference - June 3rd 2016 - IADT Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 12:16pm
Institute of Art, Design and Technology Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

The Other 1916 Conference

Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology
June 3rd 2016

Call for Papers

The years 1916-1922 saw the nascent Irish nation take shape between the Easter Rising and the birth of the Irish Free State. The same years also function as a crucible for literary and artistic modernism, in which the relatively lean publication year of 1916 helps forge the explosion of publishing activity associated with modernism's annus mirabilis, 1922. This conference seeks to re-evaluate narratives of 1916 within each of these contexts, with a particular focus on what has often been occluded from each of these narratives.

Book Reviews

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 11:21am
Studies in Popular Culture

The journal Studies in Popular Culture publishes reviews of books in the field. If you are interested in reviewing a book submitted to the journal or would like to suggest one to review, please contact the Book Reviews Editor, Clare Douglass Little, at If you have not already reviewed a book for the journal, please include either a CV or a brief description of your interests and qualifications in the email.

Members of the Popular Culture Association in the South who have published a book are encouraged to inform the Book Reviews Editor of that fact.

Call for Proposals (March 11, 2016): Collection of scholarly essays titled Critical Insights: Flash Fiction

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 11:10am
Grey House Publishing / Eds. Michael Cocchiarale (Widener University) and Scott D. Emmert (University of Wisconsin—Fox Valley)

Although the term is fairly recent, flash fiction—-extremely short narratives typically less than 1000 words—-is not especially new. Kate Chopin, Ernest Hemingway, Yasunari Kawabata, Isaac Babel, and Franz Kafka all wrote provocative fiction that we now label as flash. However, in the past thirty years or so, these short short stories have been all the rage. Anthologies of flash fiction abound, their pages filled with such literary giants as Robert Coover, Joyce Carol Oates, and John Updike, as well as other lesser-known but extremely influential practitioners such Pamela Painter and Michael Martone.

The First of May: Politics in the Victorian Imagination

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 9:55am
The Gladstone Centre at Gladstone's Library

An international, interdisciplinary conference that brings together scholars from across the arts and humanities to explore the array of imaginative responses to the Victorian political environment.

CFPCentenary Readings of James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, 5-6 May 2016

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 6:21am
James Joyce Research Centre, University College Dublin

Call for Proposals for conference, Centenary Readings of James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, 5-6 May 2016, Dublin, Ireland.
James Joyce Research Centre, University College Dublin in association with the James Joyce Centre, 35 North Great George, Dublin
All topics welcome, especially new insights and perspectives.
For inquiries or to submit a proposal contact : or
Extended Deadline for proposals: 1 March 2016