The eleventh annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Middle Georgia State University Conference Center at 100 College Station Drive, Macon, Georgia on Friday, May 20, 2016. We invite proposals for session topics, panel discussion topics, and scholarly papers in English on any subjects relating to American, British, French, Hispanic, Russian, German, or Slavic literature or language, as well as composition, philosophy, history, translation, the general humanities, interdisciplinary studies, and pedagogy. Reading times for individual paper presentations will be strictly limited to 15 minutes (approximately eight double-spaced typed pages).
(French will follow)
One Day Colloquium (March 5, 2016), Montréal (Québec), Canada
The interwar years represent a period of profound – if sometimes hardly perceptible – change for women in Québec. After massively entering the industrial workforce during the First World War, Québec women were enfranchised at the federal level, but had to keep battling conservative forces to gain voting rights at the provincial level. The era's press, popular music, theater, radio, as well as the French and Hollwyood films massively consumed by women introduced new ideas, and manifestations of a new vernacular modernism overlapped with traditional cultural productions.
It is an undeniable fact that indeed literature has moved from the realm of mere entertainment to one of commitment. Any survey of contemporary literature proves more than ever before that there can be no talk of "arts for art's sake". Hardly any writer who wishes to be taken seriously writes for the sake of writing or to entertain his readers. Entertainment has rapidly given way to commitment and today writers are interested in appraising the world in which they live and write and thereby imagine a better world for humankind. This has infused a political dimension into literature such that it is mainly concerned with a critique of the society. Thus literature today has come to occupy an important position as political discourse.
There is hardly any subject in contemporary literary, cultural, and media studies that is discussed and researched with as much controversy as "the fantastic". Since theoretical debate on the subject was initiated in the second half of the 20th century, largely by Tzvetan Todorov and Roger Callois, research on the fantastic has become a globally relevant, interdisciplinary, and rapidly developing field of scholarship. The field's significance is reflected in numerous scholarly journals, associations, organizations, research projects and institutions which have focused on the fantastic.
Interdisciplinary Thinking and Planning:
Sharing Good Practice and Learning New Ways of Doing
Call for Participation 2016
Wednesday 11th May – Friday 13th May 2016
Prague, Czech Republic
Domestic Abuse and Violence
Call for Participation 2016
The Violence Project: 13th Global Meeting
Thursday 5th May – Saturday 7th May 2016
Prague, Czech Republic
The Oxford Medieval Graduate Conference is pleased to once again launch it's call for papers. The conference brings together graduate students and early career fellows from around the world working in a wide range of disciplines. This years one word theme will be 'Wonder' which we hope will inspire papers on a broad spread of topics.
Some suggestions include:
The Wondrous Other
Filled with Wonder
The Wondering Mind
The Wonders of the Medieval World
The Wonders of Science
Please note this conference takes place in 2016 (not 2017 as in previous announcement).
ADAPTATIONS AND HISTORY: THE 11th ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE ASSOCIATION OF ADAPTATION STUDIES, St Anne's College, Oxford, 26-27 September 2016
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Hispanic Studies Graduate Student Organization (HSGSO) of the Department of Hispanic Studies at the University of Houston cordially invites abstract submissions to the Second Annual conference in Hispanic Studies, New Academic (Re)visions, to be held on April 22, 2016.
The conference will focus primarily on the exploration of innovative approaches to the study of Hispanic literature and linguistics, with the objective of recovering contributions and other aspects of these disciplines that have traditionally been underrepresented or overlooked and establish new interdisciplinary dialogues.
The conference will emphasize, but is not limited to, the following topics:
Abstract Deadline: November 6, 2015
Conference Date: February 5, 2016
The graduate students in Spanish and Portuguese at UPenn are pleased to announce their graduate conference focused on the transnational and trans-historical topic of commons, community and sovereignty. It is a pleasure to also mention that Dr. Silvia Federici (Caliban and the Witch, Revolution at Point Zero) will be the keynote speaker. Additionally, the department of Spanish and Portuguese is able to provide three travel grants up to $300 each for graduate student participants.