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“Alternative Facts” and Fictions: Multiplicity, Indeterminacy, and the 2016 Presidential Election

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 10:57am
MLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 10, 2017

This MLA roundtable will reconsider the “Theory” debates of the 1980s and after in light of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.  Is poststructuralist “de-centering” somehow complicit in the rise of “alternative facts” of recent newspeak or does it offer a critical bulwark against it?  (This is not a guaranteed session, so the proposal will be submitted once the roundtable is set.)  Please send a 250-word abstract and short biographical blurb by March 10 to David Ben-Merre (benmerdn@buffalostate.edu).

Scrutinising Beauty

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 2:22pm
MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

SCRUTINISING BEAUTY

 

Beauty is the only thing that time cannot harm. Philosophies fall away like sand, creeds follow one another, but what is beautiful is a joy for all seasons, a possession for all eternity.

-          Oscar Wilde

 

Beauty is desired in order to be befouled. Not for its own sake, but for the joy brought by the certainty of profaning it.

-          Georges Bataille

 

Student Engagement across the Disciplines

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 10:58am
The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

The current buzz word in academic circles is “student engagement.” Faculty are expected to engage in it, but many of us struggle to match our classroom practices with gridded and numbered administrative standards. How does your institution describe, define, view, practice, or measure student engagement? What are the goals set forth administratively and in the classroom? How do you strive to meet those expectations? And how does it matter to your college, to your administrators, to you, and to your students?

Workshop: Performing Shakespeare: Theory and Praxis

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 11:00am
Assam University, Silchar
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 30, 2017

Workshop:

Performing Shakespeare: Theory & Praxis

 

Dept. of English

Assam University, Silchar

 

10th – 14th April 2017

 

Fifth Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference CFP

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 11:00am
Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Fifth Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Ft. Worth, TX, on 10 and 11 June 2017. #FANS5 is gearing up for a spectacular year. with Dr. Stephen Reysen of Texas A & M University at Commerce, noted fandom psychology scholar, as our keynote speaker.

Fandom for us includes all aspects of being a fan, ranging from being a passive audience member to producing one’s own parafictive or interfictive creations. Neomedia includes both new media as it is customarily defined as well as new ways of using and conceptualizing traditional media.

AlterNative Calls for Papers for 2017

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 11:01am
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017

AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples

    Call for Papers: 2017

AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples is a multidisciplinary, internationally peer-reviewed journal published continually online as well as in quarterly print issues. AlterNative presents scholarly research on Indigenous worldviews and experiences of decolonization from Indigenous perspectives from around the world.  AlterNative publishes articles in English but also welcomes submissions in Indigenous languages, as well as ones that have been previously published in an Indigenous language and are translated into English.

Why Remember? Memory and Forgetting in Times of War and Its Aftermath

updated: 
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 4:54pm
PARC University of the Arts, London; Salem State University, Massachusetts, USA; WARM Festival, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

Why Remember? Memory and Forgetting in Times of War and Its Aftermath

3-Day Conference in Sarajevo, Bosnia, June 30th, July 1st, July 2nd 2017

Sponsored by PARC University of the Arts, London; Salem State University, Massachusetts, USA; WARM Festival, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Keynote Speakers include
Simon Norfolk, photographer, and Vladimir Miladinović, artist, and Ron Haviv and Lauren Walsh, photographer and filmmaker team

Old and Middle English Language and Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:03pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Anglo Saxon and medieval writers spilled considerable ink considering the concept and nature of truth, how to find it and/or represent it, and how to interpret it or use it. Often this search involved conducting an exploration of two different, often opposing, perspectives, such as Christian-secular, right-wrong, art-logic, auctor-compilator, etc.

In keeping with the conference theme of “Artists and Activists”, this panel invites papers that address any and all approaches taken in the name of the search for truth or the exploration of binaries in service to the truth in any Old English or Middle English text or author.

CFP: The third International Conference on Popular Culture and Education

updated: 
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 11:08pm
Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities, The Education University of Hong Kong
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Abstract sumission deadline is now extended to May 15th, 2017

submission via email: cpch.notice@eduhk.hk (Mr. Manni Cheung, Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities, The Education University of Hong Kong)

 

The Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities and the Department of Literature and Cultural Studies at The Education University of Hong Kong is pleased to announce The Third International Conference on Popular Culture and Education, which will take place in Hong Kong, July 20th-22nd, 2017.

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