This panel seeks papers on the ecology of home landscape and war zone representations within modernist literature for the 2017 MLA Annual Convention in Philadelphia, 5–8 January 2017 (https://apps.mla.org/cfp_detail_8773). The centennial anniversary of World War I has coincided with what seems a critical mass in awareness of the urgency of our sustainability as a species.
PARtake: the journal of performance as research
Issue 1, Volume 1
Pushing the Boundaries: Performing Research
PARtake is a new e-journal dedicated to exploring the theory and application of performance in practice, and the research outputs created through these processes. Performance-as-Research is, for us, an investigation into the material, epistemological, and ontological fundamentals of all forms of performance, intended or otherwise. We seek work created and
critiqued from the "scholartist" perspective.
This panel invites papers that redefine modernist strategies, gestures, performances, objects, texts, and archives by situating them in and across the Pacific. More than a spatial or geopolitical category, transpacific networks have become concentrations of feminized and racially-marked labor under global capitalism.
The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania is requesting articles for its annual refereed publication, The Lincoln Humanities Journal (LHJ). The special theme for 2016 is "Panopticon: Surveillance, Suspicion, Fear." Contributors are invited to examine the reality and representations of surveillance, suspicion and fear; their impact on popular culture, fiction, society, communities and politics; and their role in shaping values, attitudes and identities.
All academic disciplines in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences are welcome.
Topics include but are not limited to:
Western Literature Association Panel at MLA 2017, in in Philadelphia, January 5-8.
Considering our present political and ecological moment, this panel seeks to explore the myriad ways the North American West is situated in terms of resources. Proposals might consider topics such as working landscapes, issues of water use, mining, the people of the west as resources, etc....
Please submit a 250 word proposal to Kerry Fine, Kerry.firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 22, 2016.
Book reviews are sought for the website of a new research network dedicated to the study of Margaret Thatcher and Thatcherism. The website is launching later this year.
Books discussed in the review can be from any academic discipline and may relate to one or more of the following areas:
* Margaret Thatcher and her governments
* Thatcherism and its legacy
* Britain in the 1980s
* Classical Liberalism and Neoliberalism
* The Falklands War
* The Miner's Strike
* Free market economics
* Thatcher and the Centre for Policy Studies / Institute of Economic Affairs
* Thatcher's contemporaries (Sir Keith Joseph, Airey Neave, Ronald Reagan, etc.)
TaPRA's Scenography Working Group invites proposals for our forthcoming meeting at the annual TaPRA conference in Bristol in September 2016. This year's meeting will focus on questions around the importance of place and national identity in scenography, current international politics around borders and migration, and the question of disciplinary borders in relation to scenography.
An examination of cultural representations of breastfeeding that attends to diffuse discourses about infant feeding, ranging from medical and anthropological to socioeconomic and cultural, all the while utilizing feminist methodologies, can facilitate an interrogation of the feminist implications of breastfeeding advocacy, including essentializing discourses about women's bodies as the "natural" choice for infant feeding and the complex considerations women and families navigate in making decisions about infant feeding.
We are seeking proposals for a special session at the MLA 2017 conference. Our proposed session, "Teeming Masses in the Transatlantic Imagination," will consider literary explorations of crowds, immigration, uprisings, and/or social welfare in the transatlantic exchange, medieval to modern. We invite perspectives representing diverse fields and theoretical approaches, with possible subtopics including but not restricted to nationalism, taxation and reactions to it, democratic societies, populism, labor, and policing.