The Third Annual International David Foster Wallace Conference celebrates the 20th anniversary of the publication of Infinite Jest by inviting submissions about what is widely considered to be Wallace's master work. This year also marks the 20th anniversary of Wallace's edition of the Review of Contemporary Fiction, where he speculated on the Future of Fiction with writers such as Jonathan Franzen, Mary Caponegro, William T. Vollman, Steve Tomasula, and Curt White, among others. This year, the David Foster Wallace Conference invites scholarship on Infinite Jest, the anthology and its contributors, and The Future of Fiction twenty years later, particularly in the ways it addresses female writers and writers of color.
The English and History Departments from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Marquette University invite submissions for the third annual Graduate Student Humanities Conference to take place on April 23, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Graduate students from Marquette and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are now accepting 250-word proposals from humanities graduate students whose work addresses our theme.
Potential topics Include (but are not limited to):
Call for papers: Collection of Essays on 21st-Century British Fiction & the City
I am seeking contributions by scholars from any relevant discipline to an edited collection focusing on 21st-Century British fiction's engagement with the city or urban environment. Once the collection is finalized, it will be submitted to and peer-reviewed by a press that has indicated interest.
The deadline for submission of a 750-1000 word abstract has been extended to January 15, 2016. Send your submission electronically to email@example.com along with a brief C.V.
Dr. Magali Cornier Michael is Professor of English at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.
Poetics of the Algorithm: Narrative, the Digital, and 'Unidentified' Media
An International Conference organized by the ACME Comics Research Group
University of Liège (ULg), Belgium
June 16-17-18, 2016
Deadline extended to December 1, 2015
Organizing Committee: Padma Maitland (UC Berkeley); Christopher P. Miller (UC Berkeley); Marta Figlerowicz (Yale U); Hunter Dukes (U Cambridge); Hannah Rose Woods (U Cambridge).
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
Call for Papers [French and German versions: scroll below]
Sound / Writing: On Homophonic Translation
International conference, Paris, November 17-19, 2016
Vincent Broqua (University of Paris at Saint-Denis) and
Dirk Weissmann (University of Paris at Créteil)
The Scattered Pelican, the graduate journal of Comparative Literature at Western University, is excited to share the Call for Papers for its forthcoming Spring issue, entitled "Fight OR Flight":
In 1915, Harvard scientist Walter Bradford Cannon coined the term "fight or flight" to describe animals' responses to challenging stimuli, including potential bodily harm and threats to survival. Cannon's work provided us with insight into how animals—humans included—employ physiological mechanisms to deal with stressful encounters, arguably with the end to maintain homeostasis in both the bodily and environmental systems.
Play's the Thing: Phenomenology and Play in Early Modern Literature, 1500-1800
University of California, Santa Barbara
Conference Date: March 4-5, 2016
Proposal Due Date: December 4, 2015
The Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites proposals for our annual conference, "Play's the Thing: Phenomenology and Play in Early Modern Literature, 1500-1800," to be held on March 4 and 5, 2016. We are happy to announce our three keynote speakers: Laura Engel (Duquesne University), James A. Knapp (Loyola University Chicago), and Bruce Smith (University of Southern California).