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Theories that Shape Worlds: Teaching Literary and Cultural Theory through Science Fiction

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 9:48am
RMMLA (Salt Lake City, UT October 6-8, 2016

With Ursula K. Le Guin's departure from "hard science fiction" in the 1960s, worlds began to be created that examined the social, cultural, and philosophical foundations of our own societies. These foundations, which are so interwoven into the fabric of our everyday lives that they often defy nuanced examination, were un-Earthed so that their implication and pervasiveness could be clearly displayed. This session seeks to identify methods for how science fiction can be utilized to teach undergraduate students complex literary and cultural theories and will seek to answer questions such as the following: What works can be used to exemplify Marxism, feminism, affect theory, and others?

CFP: Studies in Visual Art and Communication, vol. 3 no. 1

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 8:04am

Vol3 No1 June 2016

An international initiative group from the academic realm has
established a relatively new (/initiated in 2014/), bi-annual
scientific journal, whose profile is focused on the theory of art and
visual communication, which we want to be indexed as soon as possible
in international databases. We publish articles written in English,
French, Spanish. Articles submitted for publication are subject to a
blind peer-review process
of evaluation.

CFP: Performance of the Real Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Symposium

Monday, February 8, 2016 - 7:04pm
Performance of the Real Research Theme / University of Otago

CFP: Performance of the Real Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Symposium
An international conference hosted by the 'Performance of the Real Research Theme' at the University of Otago
June 8th – 10th 2016

Keynote speaker: Bree Hadley (Queensland University of Technology)

[UPDATE] Archi-Textuality (Apri 16-17, 2016) - Hosted by CSUN English Department

Monday, February 8, 2016 - 6:57pm
AGSE & Sigma Tau Delta Iota Chi

The CSUN Department of English Annual Conference
18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330
April 16-17, 2016
Sponsored by the Associated Graduate Students of English (AGSE) and Sigma Tau Delta Iota Chi Honors Society (STDIC)

"Archi-textuality: Interventions of Text & Textuality in Historical, Economical, Sociopolitical, and Psychological Space"

Norm and Anomaly in Literature, Culture, and Language 19-20 September 2016

Monday, February 8, 2016 - 6:37pm
Franciszek Karpiński Institute for Regional Culture and Literary Research, Siedlce POLAND

Norm and anomaly have long constituted a binary opposition whose boundaries are becoming increasingly blurry and open to scrutiny. What precisely does the 'norm' mean? Which political, economic, and social forces play a decisive role in producing the 'norm'? How is the 'norm' endorsed through the construction of the 'anomaly'? And how does the 'anomaly' contest the 'norm'? Can the 'norm' be anomalous when viewed as a discursive practice and a form of ideological control? And can the 'anomaly' be an integral part of the 'norm' without losing its subversive and oppositional character?

(UPDATE) Final Call for Conference Papers: Uprising: The 6th International Conference of Dance Research Forum Ireland

Monday, February 8, 2016 - 4:52pm
Dance Research Forum Ireland

Date: June 22, 2016 to June 26, 2016
Location: New York University, New York, United States

Wednesday 22nd June to Sunday 26th June, 2016
In Association with New York University
NYU Tisch Department of Dance, NYU Tisch Department of Performance Studies, Steinhardt Dance Education, and Glucksman Ireland House

15 March 2016 Age in Atwood and/or Lessing (MLA 2017)

Monday, February 8, 2016 - 3:46pm
Margaret Atwood Society

"Boundaries of Life: Ageism and Aging in Works by Margaret Atwood and Doris Lessing." This session, co-sponsored by the Margaret Atwood Society and the Doris Lessing Society, is inspired by the 2017 Presidential Theme, "Boundary Conditions." By focusing on ageism and aging in the works of Atwood and Lessing, two of the twentieth century's most prolific and influential women writers, this panel aims to explore the ways these writers depict the passing of time in relation to life experiences and self-consciousness. Some questions papers might answer include: What does it mean to come of age? How do age and the aging process affect how we see ourselves? When and how does one become old? How does age discrimination shape societies and individuals?

3/17/2016 Atwood & Humor (MLA 2017)

Monday, February 8, 2016 - 3:44pm
Margaret Atwood Society

"Humor and/as social critique in Margaret Atwood's novels, short stories and poetry." 250-300 word abstract by 17 March 2016 to Eleonora Rao (
The Margaret Atwood Society is proposing this panel for the 2017 MLA Convention.

Analyses/Rereadings/Theories Journal - call for articles - open issue

Monday, February 8, 2016 - 3:40pm
Department of Studies in Drama and Pre-1800 English Literature, University of Lodz

Analyses/Rereadings/Theories (A/R/T Journal) is a peer-reviewed journal that has been created with a view to providing a forum for analyzing and discussing issues of immediate relevance for contemporary literary and cultural studies.

The editors would like to invite submission of contributions for its sixth issue, to be published in Summer 2016. We invite original articles, reviews and interviews addressing any topics related to Anglophone literature and culture.

The contributions should be between 4000 and 6000 words long. Each contribution will be anonymously refereed by a reviewer (double-blind review). The deadline for the submission of manuscripts is 31 March 2016.