Doris Lessing Studies
Call for Papers: "Looking Backward, Looking Forward: Comparative Readings of Doris Lessing's Historical and Speculative Fiction"
Proposed special session (non guaranteed) for MLA 2017 in Philadelphia.
How do 18th and 19th urban literatures negotiate the boundaries between rural and urban, nature and culture? Papers welcome on, but not limited to, the spatial turn, ecocriticism, health humanities, landscaping, architecture, domesticity, literary history/historiography, genre, formalisms.
250-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Kate Scarth (email@example.com).
The Popular Culture Forum of the MLA welcomes proposals for this session at the 2017 MLA in Philadelphia (Jan. 5-8, 2017)
Transformations of literary textuality and reading practices on small electronic devices; theoretical approaches from areas such as multimodality, narratology, semiotics, reception, authorship, and screen interface. 300 word abstract, brief bio by 15 March 2016; Ellen McCracken (firstname.lastname@example.org).
PLEASE SHARE WIDELY WITH UNDERGRADUATES:
The UC Berkeley Comparative Literature Undergraduate Research Symposium 2016 committee is currently accepting proposals for its 5th annual conference.
This is a call for papers for the 2016 Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium held at Villanova University.
The goal of the Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium is to provide a forum for theatre scholars and practitioners to share their research and enter into a dialogue about current trends in theatrical practice and scholarship.
Conference Theme: "Our Day Will Come": Reclaiming the Feminine in Irish Theatre
Date: Friday, April 29, 2016
Artistic Director of the Druid Theatre Company
Imperial College London
5-7 July 2017
The International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities is built upon four key features: Internationalism, Interdisciplinarity, Inclusiveness, and Interaction. Conference delegates include leaders in the field as well as emerging scholars, who travel to the conference from all corners of the globe and represent a broad range of disciplines and perspectives. A variety of presentation options and session types offer delegates multiple opportunities to engage, to discuss key issues in the field, and to build relationships with scholars from other cultures and disciplines.
CALL FOR PAPERS
14-16 June 2017
The International Conference on the Arts in Society is a platform for interrogation of the nature of the arts and arts practices. Its aim is to create an interdisciplinary conversation on the role of the arts in society. The conference is a place for critical engagement, examination, and experimentation of ideas that connect the arts to their contexts in the world–on stage, in studios and theaters, in classrooms, in museums and galleries, on the streets, and in communities.
CALL FOR PAPERS
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The Society of Akron Graduate English Scholars is pleased to announce a call for papers for its upcoming interdisciplinary conference on April 28, 2016. We welcome creative writers and scholars from various disciplines to discuss the theme, "Hysteria." This free conference is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.
We invite scholarship and reflection addressing one or more elements of hysteria and its historical and cultural context.
2017 MLA Annual Convention in Philadelphia, 5–8 January 2017
"Anglo-Irish" refers also to English-language Irish literature (sometimes disparagingly). What genres, themes, languages, or texts sustain or query Protestant Irish identities? 300-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Mary Burke (panel chair)
NB: This is an early and *non-guaranteed* Irish Forum panel, which means that the MLA will make a final decision as to whether it runs in April 2016.
Call For Papers: International Vampire Film and Arts Festival - 26-29 May 2016
full name / name of organization:
International Vampire Film and Arts Festival
The Centre for Travel Writing Studies (CTWS) at Nottingham Trent University invites postgraduates researching travel writing of all eras to join us in a one-day workshop exploring travel writing 'on the margins' on 30 June 2016.
Making Sense of: Food
Exploring the Food Experience
The Food Project: 5th Global Meeting
Call for Presentations
Thursday 1st September – Saturday 3rd September 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
What comprises "visual and/or media studies" exactly?
"Visual media studies"-- if that is what we are going to call it -- sits in a deep well under layer upon layer of literary theory. "Visual and media studies" may as well be re-named "literary theory with a nod to the visual". So film studies, it appears, has fallen back as literature, culture, visuality and/or media have ensconced it entirely, and we forget to ask why.