Women and Ageing: New Cultural and Critical Perspectives
University of Limerick, Ireland
20th-22nd May 2015
Conveners: Dr Cathy McGlynn, Dr Maggie O'Neill, Dr Michaela Schrage-Früh (University of Limerick)
Women and Ageing: New Cultural and Critical Perspectives
Chaplains in Higher Education Global Conference
DIGGING, DIALOGUE & DIVERSITY
11 – 15 July, 2016
Proposals are invited for papers and workshops that examine the practise of chaplaincy on the higher education campus by addressing the conference theme: "Digging, Dialogue and Diversity". This conference is multi-faith, multi-disciplinary and international in nature, and the program of presentations will reflect these broad perspectives. Papers and workshops may be theoretic or practical and may present original research, reflective practise or examples of best practise.
Papers sought for a special session to be proposed for MLA 2016 on any aspect of nineteenth-century science fiction. Potential angles on this topic may include:
- proto-science fiction
- texts traditionally not viewed as science fiction, reconsidered as aligned with the emergence of the genre
- historical/cultural influences on the emergence of the genre
- literary/cultural impacts of the emergence of the genre
300-word abstract and 1-page CV by 15 March 2015, sent to Jessica Kuskey (email@example.com)
We invite essays focusing on representations of death and/or violence in U.S. religiously-inflected fictions of the nineteenth century.
Essays might examine consider, for example:
-the ways authors associated with religious traditions have embraced or rejected imagery commonly associated with death and/or violence
-the kinds of spaces in which violence and/or death are figured
-death and/or violence as metaphors for religious experience
-the rhetorical strategies deployed to use religion as a justification for sectional, racial, and territorial violence
-how struggles for political representation are waged via religious representations, and the connotations that accompany particular religious traditions.
At its most basic level, attention to the language of measurement means something as simple as advising a student to "avoid wordiness" rather than "watch wordiness," an inexact command because it is a metaphor. But concerns regarding the language of assessment, judgment, and evaluation reach beyond this basic realm into the political and cultural spheres. Most of us, for instance, are aware of studies exposing school tests for using gendered language that affect student performance and reinforce gender stereotypes.
Modernism – cosmopolitan and international in its connections and networks – found its home in cities, regions and locales. And yet provincialism and localism are still dirty words in criticism surrounding literary and artistic responses to modernity: they remain tinged with the reactionary and the conservative. Many narratives of artistic culture of the period 1890-1945 maintain that advanced aesthetics move from core to province, losing vitality as they become part of a supposedly 'middlebrow' culture. But what if the current were reversed? What if the local, the regional, the provincial, the civic and the municipal were the sites of artistic energy rather than cultural backwaters?
Textile objects (needlework, embroidery, tapestries) may also be textual objects. Approaches might include textiles and texts as artifacts of industrialization, imperialism, and/or globalization. Abstracts and 1 page CV by 10 March 2015; Lauren Miskin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Seeking submissions for a special session for the 2016 Austin MLA convention. Tentative title "Jewish/Islamic Relations in Literature and Culture." Papers may consider any aspect of Judeo-Islamic relations in literature, culture, rhetoric, film, new media, etc. I would like to put together a panel that considers a range of perspectives, texts, and/or historical periods.
300 word proposals and CVs should be sent to Lindsay Dearinger. Deadline is March 15, 2015. Questions welcome.
The official CFP can be viewed here:
http://www.mla.org/cfp_detail_7791 (requires MLA login)
CFP MSA 17, November 19-22, 2015. Boston, MA. Westin, Copley Place
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics
(International Journal of Travel Writing)
ISSN 2278-9642 | E-ISSN 2278-9650
To read CONCEPT NOTE follow the link: http://coldnoon.com/about
In addition to following the notice below.
Seeking papers for a proposed special session for MLA 2016. This session invites presentations that explore representations of women during the Sexual Revolution.
Possible topics include: motherhood, marriage, sexuality, feminism, and work, among others.
This panel will interrogate the era's legacy in our understanding of gender, both then and now.
Please submit a 300-word abstract of your proposed presentation and a cv by March 15th to email@example.com
The 2016 MLA Convention will take place in Austin, Texas from January 7-January 10.
We invite papers that explore the continuing relevance (endurance?) of time as a conceptual framework (formal, historical, psychological, philosophical, ecological, etc.) for understanding any aspect of Faulkner's work, life, or reception, as well as Faulkner's relevance for new critical models for thinking about time.
The Christianity and Literature Session welcomes papers that address the presence of the Christian faith in literature across genres. Papers and presentations may concern courses successfully taught, analysis of literature, historical themes, etc.
Please send your abstract of no more than 300 words to
Ms Garnet Branch @ firstname.lastname@example.org by August 1, 2015.
CORRECTED CFP: Sacred Literature, Secular Religion: A Conference on Cultural Practices
**CORRECTION: This conference is open to scholars at ALL levels and from ALL disciplines. This conference is NOT limited to graduate students, though graduate students are more than welcome!
October 1-3, 2015
Le Moyne College, Syracuse, New York, co-sponsored by Hamilton College and Syracuse University
Deadline for proposals: April 1, 2015
Paper abstract deadline extended to 10 March!
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"A Local Habitation and A Name": Locality and the English Theatre
A Graduate Student Conference at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, ACES Library
24-25 April 2015
Keynote Speaker: Erika T. Lin (George Mason University)