Subscribe to RSS - interdisciplinary


ACLA Panel: Networks of Adoption

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 11:42pm
Melissa Dinsman and Beth Rosenberg
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

This call seeks abstracts for the upcoming ACLA conference for papers that will focus on representations of adoption in literature. The goal of this panel is to explore how literary representations of adoption and the formation of adoptive families have changed over time. To do this, we are looking for a broad range of papers that address adoption in literature from different national, religious, racial, gender, and theoretical perspectives. We are also open to definitions of adoption that include varying degrees of legalization.

New Jersey College English Association Annual Fall Roundtable

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 11:42pm
New Jersey College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 11, 2017



New Jersey College English Association invites you to attend our


Annual Fall Roundtable


Hosted by Essex County Community College


We encourage academicians who want to explore more fully what it means to teach and learn contemporary & interdisciplinary humanistic approaches in the field of English to attend the day’s events.


Fall Roundtable

·         Roundtable Theme: Contemporary Humanities

Fifteenth Annual Graduate Conference at the Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 1:26pm
Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 22, 2017

The Arthur F. Kinney Center for Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will host its fifteenth annual graduate student conference on Saturday, October 28th, 2017. We are delighted to welcome Jennifer Waldron of the University of Pittsburgh as our keynote speaker.

ACLA 2018: Divided Public(s): On the Intellectual Vocation

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 11:42pm
Robert Ryan, University of Illinois-Chicago
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 23, 2017

In his contribution to an anthology of keywords for American cultural studies, Bruce Robbins registers an ambivalence at the heart of the term “public.” This ambivalence, Robbins writes, stems from the fact that the term’s “claim to represent the social whole has continued to bump up against evidence that large classes of people have been omitted from it.” Indeed, “public,” as a terminological category, requires universality. But in our contemporary historical situation – due to enduring social antagonisms, increasingly uneven distributions of resources and power, and ever-lengthening histories of exclusion and oppression – the fault lines of this never-universal are showing with renewed clarity, even as globalization continues to demand thinking

Geschlechtliche Vielfalt im Sport

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 11:44pm
Freiburger Zeitschrift für GeschlechterStudien
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

Das Schwerpunktheft „Geschlechtliche Vielfalt im Sport“ der Freiburger Zeit-schrift für GeschlechterStudien (25/2019) richtet den Fokus auf Momente des Wandels und der Verschiebung von Geschlechterverhältnissen und Ge-schlechterkonstruktionen. Anschluss bieten Forschungen aus unterschiedli-chen disziplinären Kontexten, die der (Re-)Produktion geschlechtlicher Ord-nung in sozialen Praktiken, medialen Repräsentationen und formalen Struk-turen des Sports nachgehen. Die leitende Frage des Heftes lautet:

Welche Veränderungen der zweigeschlechtlich-hierarchischen Ordnung im Sport lassen sich benennen, und unter welchen sozialen und gesell-schaftlichen Bedingungen sind sie möglich und denkbar?

In den Blick geraten dabei

“401 years after Shakespeare: Shifting Paradigms from the Shakespearean Human to the Post-human”

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 11:44pm
The Heritage College and Shakespeare Society of Eastern India
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 10, 2017


International Conference on “401 years after Shakespeare: Shifting Paradigms from the Shakespearean Human to the Post-human”

24th and 25th November 2017

Organized by The Heritage College (Department of English)  in collaboration with the     Shakespeare Society of Eastern India

Venue: The Heritage Campus


Concept Note:

DEADLINE EXTENDED, CFP: Postcolonial Economies: Genealogies of Capital and the Colonial Encounter (edited collection)

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 8:44am
Maureen Fadem (CUNY) and Michael O'Sullivan (Chinese U HK)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Regarding an ongoing research project at Columbia University, Barnard student Sabrina Singer reflected that when she walks around the campus, now, she wonders: “What else is history going to forget?”[1] The research Singer and her colleagues are doing looks at the historical ties between the institution now educating them and the historical institution of slavery. We were prompted to similar reflections having visited Yale’s Peabody Museum and an exhibit there of Elihu Yale’s gemstones collection. Included in the display is a painting of Yale: he is pictured with a large unfinished diamond ring symbolizing Britain’s dominance over India.

Passive Female Audience in History and Literature

Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 6:08am
Tunisian Association for Comparative Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017

CFP: The Ear of a Woman: Passive Female Audience in History and Literature:

An International Conference


11-12 April 2018

Venue: Djerba, Tunisia

Deadline for abstracts: 30 Nov. 2017


Call for Papers

Berkeley Germanic Linguistics Roundtable

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:18pm
Irmengard Rauch
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Berkeley Germanic Linguistics Roundtable

Friday/Saturday, April 6-7 2018

The Faculty Club

University of California, Berkeley


Invited Speakers:

Tonya Dewey-Findell, University of Nottingham

Angelika Lutz, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg

John McWhorter, Columbia University

Theo Vennemann, University of Munich


Scholars (faculty and students) interested in Germanic Linguistics, its near and/or distant related languages, diverse approaches, synchrony and/or diachrony, historical and/or contemporary language are invited to submit a one-page abstract of a twenty minute paper by January 31, 2018  to the conference organizer: