The South Central Writing Centers Association invites proposals for the 2016 annual conference in Lafayette, Louisiana March 10-12, hosted by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. This year's theme, "Weaving Words, Knowledge, and Action: Research in and on Writing Centers," speaks to the ways that writing centers help student researchers succeed in the recursive tasks of inquiry by helping them combine words, knowledge, and action into a complex but coherent whole.
University of Dundee
8th and 9th April 2016
To celebrate the publication of The Afterlives of Eighteenth-Century Fiction, edited by Daniel Cook and Nicholas Seager (Cambridge University Press, 2015), we invite proposals for 20-minute papers that address the theory and practice of the adaptation and appropriation of literary texts in any period. Topics might include but are not restricted to:
SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS
CFP: Queer Nostalgia and Queer Histories
Special Issue of Queer Studies in Media and Popular Culture, vol. 2, issue 2
Expected Publication Date: June 2017
Editors: Bridget Kies and Thomas J. West III
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Family and Genealogy in the Study of Religion
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Hosted by the Department of Religious Studies at Brown University March 18th and 19th 2016
Keynote Address: Tomoko Masuzawa (University of Michigan)
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The Beautiful Game: The Poetics and Aesthetics of Soccer in Transnational Perspective
University of Basel
June 30-July 2, 2016
Simon Critchley (New School for Social Research)
Eva Lavric (University of Innsbruck)
Emily Ryall (University of Gloucestershire)
Although Bob Dylan has never written a play, his influence by and upon drama is both significant and under-examined. This panel seeks to explore various ways in which Dylan draws upon theatrical artists, texts, and performances for inspiration. This panel will also consider instances of collaboration or influence where Dylan leaves his mark on playwrights, directors, and/or performers.
From the anonymous Middle English Court of Sapience to Nicole Oresme's Livre du ciel et du monde to the lavishly illustrated copies of Pliny's Natural History produced for the Visconti family, medieval scientific discourse was often inflected by – and constructed around – literary, musical, and artistic forms present at court. This conference invites abstracts on what it means to "do science at court" in the late medieval period, particularly in the context of literature, music, and the arts.
Shakespeare and his Contemporaries - The IASEMS Graduate Conference at The British Institute of Florence - Prophecy and Conspiracy in Early Modern England - Florence 22nd April 2016
The 2016 IASEMS Graduate Conference at The British Institute of Florence is a one-day interdisciplinary forum open to PhD students and researchers who have obtained their doctorates within the past 5 years. This year's conference will focus on the themes of prophecy and conspiracy in early modern texts.