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Gendered Innovations in the Social Sciences

Friday, July 1, 2016 - 11:51am
Barbara Clare
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 21, 2016

'Gendered Innovations in the Social Sciences'

7-9 November 2016, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

What impact does women's limited presence in key fields of research have upon our capacity to grapple with social and political change? And if gender is ignored as an analytic category, can the social sciences make a meaningful contribution to understanding or resolving issues of gender inequality in society? 

Premodern Futurities: Speculative Objects and Prognostication in the Medieval World (Kalamazoo 2017)

Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 3:12pm
Carly Boxer, Jack Dragu, and Luke Fidler
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 9, 2016

Interpreting the medieval arts entails setting in motion forms of anachronism; within the arts we see complex negotiations of temporality, which themselves pose significant challenges to our understanding of historical objects. Scholars have been both resistant to and complicit in these forms, a challenge of historicism having been, to a greater or lesser extent, to unlearn certain histories in order to “restore” the contingency of a specific historical moment. For, indeed, medieval people theorized futures of their own. They refined procedures of prognostication and speculation, and, significantly, crafted aesthetic objects that imagined divergent futurities.

Perspectives on the Academic Job Interview

Friday, July 1, 2016 - 11:52am
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

The Academic job interview isn't a monolithic entity: each academic institution--ranging from research universities to community colleges--has its own processes. Learning to navigate these different environments is difficult, and job seekers can benefit from hearing from a wide range of stakeholders (administrators, departments chairs, junior faculty, etc.)

To that end, we are calling for a wide range of voices to join our roundtable and examine the academic job interview from a variety of perspectives.

Please submit brief abstracts (200 words) and a bio by Sep 30, 2016.

To submit, please use NeMLA's portal:

Jane Austen & the Arts: A Bicentenary Conference

Friday, July 1, 2016 - 11:52am
Anna Battigelli, SUNY Plattsburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

CFP: Jane Austen & the Arts: A Bicentenary Conference

SUNY Plattsburgh

23-25 March 2017

SUNY Plattsburgh is hosting “Jane Austen & the Arts,” a bicentenary conference that explores Jane Austen’s engagement with the arts.  Discussions of the role of the arts, broadly defined, in structuring Austen’s novels, shaping her characters, or enriching her life are welcome. 

The conference website,, provides additional information and will soon contain online registration links.

UPDATE: Immortal Austen

Monday, September 19, 2016 - 11:42pm
Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

Call for Papers

Immortal Austen

An International Conference

Hosted by the School of Humanities and Creative Arts, Flinders University

At Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia

13-16 July 2017


Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Devoney Looser (Arizona State), Kathryn Sutherland (Oxford) and Clara Tuite (Melbourne)

REMINDER: Material Monsters (Kalamazoo 2017)

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 1:31pm
MEARCSTAPA - Asa Mittman
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

CFP Kalamazoo 2017: Material Monsters


Organizers: Melissa Ridley Elmes (Lindenwood University), Ana Grinberg (East Tennessee State University), and Asa Simon Mittman (California State University, Chico)

‘For they are the abstract and brief chronicles of the time’: Negotiating Shakespearean Characters in Performance from Past to Present

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 11:14am
One of the Seminars of Asian Shakespeare Association, Biennial International Conference, New Delhi, 1-3 December, 2016
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

In criticism, relying on character study or treating Shakespearean characters as real
people, has often been censured. But, in performance, where actors especially need to
get under the skin of the characters they portray, Shakespearean personae do exhibit
some kind of biographical reality.