Ethos: A Digital Review of the Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics—a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary online journal and digital forum—invites submissions for its April 2016 issue. For this issue of the Ethos journal, we invite submissions of original scholarly work that consider topics relevant to the project's intellectual interests in the arts, humanities, and public ethics. Articles may explore literary texts, film, music, trends in cultural criticism and "theory," or issues of wider social and political concern. Interested contributors are encouraged to browse through our digital archive of forum posts and journal issues to learn more about the range of topics featured on the project.
**CFP with Extended Deadline** 10 January, 2016.
All Things Victorian: Exploring Materiality and the Material Object.
Call for Papers
Postgraduate Conference, 19 March 2016
The Centre for Studies in Literature
University of Portsmouth
Dr Nadine Muller (Liverpool John Moores University)
4th Annual Graduate Symposium on Theatre and Performance Studies
Hosted by the Association for Research in Theatre at Indiana University (ART@IU)
Jon McKenzie, in his 2001 book Perform or Else, makes the prediction that "performance will be to the twentieth and twenty-first centuries what discipline was to the eighteenth and nineteenth, that is an onto-historical formation of power and knowledge" (18).
Medieval drama taught its audiences not only about virtuous living but, more importantly, a good death and a joyful afterlife. Miracle plays re-played the most significant and most spectacular deaths known from the Gospels, while morality plays, such as Everyman, imagined the act of dying and the prospects for posthumous happiness of their main characters.
The resurgence of formalist interests in recent years has sparked new discussions of the conception, role, and significance of form in literary and cultural studies as well as pedagogies. In her 2007 PMLA essay "What Is New Formalism," Marjorie Levinson lays out several strains of new formalism emerging in the American academy, which simultaneously embrace a renewal of attention to aesthetic form and express divergent emphases and agendas.
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 15, 2016
Still Walking, Still Sleeping, Still Life: Slow Aesthetics and the Moving Image
12th Annual Graduate Student Conference of the Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago
April 22-23, 2016
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jean Ma, Associated Professor of Art and Art History, Stanford University.
"Cinema, like no other art, widens, enhances, and concentrates a person's experience—and not only enhances it but makes it longer, significantly longer. That is the power of cinema."
-- Andrei Tarkovsky
~Studies In Control Societies is excited to announce that Dr. Seb Franklin will be contributing to the issue.~
In the Introduction to Seb Franklin's text, Control, Franklin argues that many periodization texts are:
Dressed to Kill: Fashion in Victorian Fiction and Periodicals
Saturday 19th March 2016, Aldham Robarts Library, LJMU
Call for Papers
We welcome proposals for 20 minute papers on topics including, but not limited to:
LITERARY FORM AND REFORM
17-18 May 2016
Fudan University, Shanghai, China
Submissions are sought for a conference on formalism and the study of literary form.
2016 marks the quartercentenary of Shakespeare's death and the upcoming issue of Postcolonial Interventions would focus on the continued relevance of multiple Shakespeares in the culture-scape of the postcolonial world. It is true that not only were Shakespearean plays shaped in many ways by colonial discourses, especially discourses of racial difference, but Shakespearean plays also initially functioned as those "signs taken for wonders" through which the colonial administrators sought to consolidate imperial hegemony, as evident from such critical works as Post-Colonial Shakespeares (1999).