Reading Architecture Across the Arts and Humanities
An AHRC-Funded Interdisciplinary Conference
University of Stirling
Saturday 5th December 2015
First Call for Papers
In a time when even Bridget Jones finds herself in her early fifties, it may at first glance seem unwarranted to speak of the invisibility of ageing women in literary and cultural contexts. In fact, in a review of Mad about the Boy in The Times, Sarah Lyall writes that, "Bridget's amorous adventures … make the prospect of middle age not so bad at all". Constructions like this open up questions about representations of women and ageing. What types of images of the "ageing woman" are created in cultural texts? Do women in later life, in order to become visible, need to find ways to "pass" as younger so that "age shall not wither them" as Kira Cochraine puts it in an article in The Guardian?
Inviting abstracts for an MLA special session proposal on teaching large classes.
How can we promote the kinds of discussions and debates that generally enrich literary study when teaching over 75 students? Games, apps, and other innovative approaches welcome.
Please send a C.V. and 300-word abstract by 20 March 2015 to email@example.com.
[Deadline Extended to March 8th, 2015]
Call for Papers and Presentations
Visualising the Animal
CALL FOR PAPERS: 15th March
A conference bringing together theorists and practitioners
in the field of photography rethinking visualisations of animals
18th – 19th June 2015 : University of Cumbria
Steve Baker, Emeritus Professor in Art History, University of Central Lancashire
John Darwell, Independent Photographer and Reader in Photography, University of Cumbria
MLA Special Session
From the labor leader to the COO, what do American narratives about working women reveal about women's paths to power? 250-word abstracts and CVs by 10 March 2015; Meghan Wadle (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The American Theatre and Drama Society invites individual and panel proposals on the broad theme of "Performance and Its Publics," to be considered for the ATDS-sponsored panel(s) at the 2016 MLA convention in Austin TX (Jan 7-10, 2016).
Following the MLA's 2016 theme, "Literature and Its Publics: Past, Present, and Future," we encourage submissions that take up such topics as:
• Performance and the formation of counter/publics
• Print vs/and performance and counter/publics
• Stagings of the public
• Reception and the public
• Performance and the public intellectual
• Performance and the public humanities
• Performance and the digital humanities
Currently soliciting paper proposals for the upcoming Northeast Popular Culture Association conference at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH on October 30 and 31, 2015.
Papers may deal with any aspect of gender, identity sex or sexuality in popular culture. Papers focusing on recent public discourses about discriminatory legislation or sexuality in professional sports are especially welcome, though papers on all topics within the areas listed are encouraged.
The Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) invites submissions for its 2015 conference in Denver, Colorado, November 11-14 (http://www.4sonline.org/meeting), and I would like to draw your attention to an open panel I'm organizing on technology, affect, and security as part of the conference.
16. The Affective Contours of Technology and National [In]security
Humanities Unbound: Work & Play
A Works-in-Progress Graduate Conference
On April 10th, the Rhetoric Society, English Graduate Org, and MediaCommons will be hosting a graduate student conference aimed at opening up a discussion of current student research within the Humanities. The conference will consist of a series of roundtables, each led by a scholar specializing in a particular sub-field of the humanities. We will explore the intersection of identity performance and work & play through the following possible lenses:
The Occult Imagination in Britain, 1875-1947 (Edited Collection)
Call For Papers: "Shakespeare and Dance" essay cluster.
Borrowers & Lenders, The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation, is soliciting contributions to its "Appropriations in Performance" section. B&L is a peer-reviewed, online, multimedia scholarly journal and winner of the CELJ's "Best New Journal" award for 2007. We publish two issues each year. In addition to the main section, which features articles and article clusters, we regularly run three dedicated sections: Appropriations in Performance, Digital Appropriations, and Book Reviews.
The Second Call For Papers for the conference "Animals in the Anthropocene: Human-animal relations in a changing semiosphere" (Stavanger, Norway, September 17-19th 2015) has appeared (see conference webpage (http://www.uis.no/research-and-phd-studies/research-areas/society-cultur...) and 2nd CFP (
Forms of Feeling: Reading for Affect and Emotion
Call for Papers
Friends of English-Southland Graduate Conference
University of California, Los Angeles, June 5th, 2015
Keynote speaker: TBA
"In the arts, feeling is always meaning" –Henry James
The turn toward a critical engagement with feeling has given literary studies a new way of reading the relationships between text and its subject, context, and reader. But how does it answer aesthetic questions about form?