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Reformation 500: Protestantism, Literature and Ireland; 3/15/16 abstract deadline for MLA 1/5/17

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 11:13am
2017 MLA Annual Convention in Philadelphia, 5–8 January 2017; *non-guaranteed Irish Literature Forum

2017 MLA Annual Convention in Philadelphia, 5–8 January 2017

"Anglo-Irish" refers also to English-language Irish literature (sometimes disparagingly). What genres, themes, languages, or texts sustain or query Protestant Irish identities? 300-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Mary Burke (panel chair)

NB: This is an early and *non-guaranteed* Irish Forum panel, which means that the MLA will make a final decision as to whether it runs in April 2016.

CFP On the Margins: Postgraduate Seminar on Travel Writing

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 6:27am
Centre for Travel Writing Studies (CTWS), Nottingham Trent University

The Centre for Travel Writing Studies (CTWS) at Nottingham Trent University invites postgraduates researching travel writing of all eras to join us in a one-day workshop exploring travel writing 'on the margins' on 30 June 2016.

Making Sense of Food - Exploring the Food Experience

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 5:07am

Making Sense of: Food
Exploring the Food Experience

The Food Project: 5th Global Meeting

Call for Presentations

Thursday 1st September – Saturday 3rd September 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

[UPDATE] Humanities in Transition

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 4:54am
Humanities in Transition

What comprises "visual and/or media studies" exactly?

"Visual media studies"-- if that is what we are going to call it -- sits in a deep well under layer upon layer of literary theory. "Visual and media studies" may as well be re-named "literary theory with a nod to the visual". So film studies, it appears, has fallen back as literature, culture, visuality and/or media have ensconced it entirely, and we forget to ask why.


Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 12:11am
Allison Hobgood


Cross-disciplinary roundtable on keywords-based collaborations; organizing potentials, pitfalls; mobility of disability and keyword paradigms across communities; keywords as (in)accessible methodologies; 250 word abstracts, CVs, 3/15;,

Premodern Disability, MLA 2017

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 12:09am
Allison Hobgood

Premodern Disability

Disciplinary crossings medieval and early modern disability studies; methodological resonances, dissonances; comparative disability studies, connections, conundrums across both fields; 250 word abstracts, CVs; March 1 to

Book reviewers wanted

Monday, February 22, 2016 - 6:32pm
William James Studies

William James Studies, the on-line, peer-reviewed publication of the William James Society, seeks reviewers for books dealing with the broad range of James's interests: philosophy, pragmatism, pluralism, religion, psychical research, and morality. Please send a brief c.v. along with a statement about your interests. ABDs considered.

[UPDATE] Translation Theory Today Abstracts Due 3/1 The Graduate Center, CUNY

Monday, February 22, 2016 - 6:21pm
Critical Theory Certificate and Centr for the Humanities, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Translation Theory Today: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Critical Theory

Keynote Speakers:
Homi K. Bhabha (Harvard University)
Edwin Frank (The New York Review of Books Classics)

Keynote Roundtable on Practice:
Sara Bershtel (Metropolitan Books), Barbara Epler (New Directions), Jonathan Galassi (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux), & Jill Schoolman (Archipelago Books)

International Conference on Space and Cinema, Lisbon, November 28-30, 2016 (Deadline: May 31, 2016)

Monday, February 22, 2016 - 5:57pm
University of Lisbon School of Arts of Humanities

The Conference will focus on Space and Cinema in order to examine the ways through which cinema deals with spatiality, in its bodily and geographical materiality, as well as in its symbolic and theoretical frameworks.

Heterotopic as it is, screen space juxtaposes several different spaces pertaining to different dimensions (Michael Chanan, The Documentary Chronotope, 2000): both mise en scène and cinematic dispositifs spatialize the gaze, the vanishing point where the filmic and the pro-filmic intersect. Space is therefore represented, conveyed and appropriated by the cinematic apparatus, calling into question the historical, political and philosophical aspects of an aesthetics of spatiality in a broad sense.