In Plato’s Phadrus, Socrates relates a myth of the invention of writing, presented to King Thamus by Theuth. While Theuth claims to have invented the means for increased wisdom and memory, Thamus disagrees: “this discovery of yours will create forgetfulness in the learners’ souls, because they will not use their memories; they will trust to the external written characters and not remember themselves.” Writing involves an exteriorization of the faculties of both language and, significantly, memory.
This call is for participants in a panel on Victorian squalor at the NAVSA/AVSA conference in Florence, Italy, May 17-20th 2017
First call for propoals for essays to be included in a collection tentatively titled, Just War Theory in an Age of Terror.
Influence and Appropriation
CERAE: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies is seeking contributions for its upcoming volume on the theme of “Influence and Appropriation”, to be published in 2017. We are, additionally, delighted to announce a prize of $200 for the best article published in this volume by a graduate student or early career researcher (details below).
Call for Papers
Native American/Indigenous Studies
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
38th Annual Conference, February 15-18, 2017
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2016
The journal of the Canadian semiotics association, Recherches sémiotiques • Semiotic Inquiry, is planning a special issue on biosemiotics and is actively looking for contributors.
The International Margaret Cavendish Society is pleased to announce that the next biannual conference is set to take place on June 22nd-24th, 2017 at Bates College, Maine. Professor Carolyn Merchant from the University of California, Berkeley, will be the keynote speaker. Preference will be given to abstracts that closely relate to the conference theme, but all talks about Cavendish, her family, and related subjects will be considered.
Narrative 2017 | Lexington, Kentucky | March 23-26
The 2017 International Conference on Narrative will be sponsored by the University of Kentucky and held at the Downtown Hilton in Lexington, Kentucky, March 23-26. We welcome proposals for papers and panels on all aspects of narrative in any genre, period, discipline, language, and medium. Deadline for receipt of proposals: October 15, 2016.
Judith Butler - University of California, Berkeley
Kenneth Warren - University of Chicago
Linda Williams - University of California, Berkeley
I am soliciting co-panelists for a proposed MELUS session on writing by and about incarceration. I originally envisioned this panel as a session about prison writing, but I am open to including papers that discuss other forms of imprisonment, including captivity or slave narratives.
Colloquium for the Study of
Latina/o Culture & Theory
2016-2017 Academic Year
Call for Papers
Submission Deadline: September 23