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IRELAND, IRISH AMERICA, and WORK

updated: 
Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 2:27pm
American Conference for Irish Studies--western region
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2017

Ireland, Irish America, and Work is the theme of the 33rd annual meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies-Western Regional [ACIS-West] for Oct. 19-22, 2017 at the Davenport Hotel in Spokane, Washington. Many prominent members of the American Labor Movement were Irish and Irish-American. Jim Larkin and James Connolly worked for the I.W.W in both Ireland and the United States, where, in 1917, the I.W.W. began to face vicious repression. By July 1917, federal troops began to be used to suppress industrial conflicts, to raid I.W.W. halls, to break up meetings, and to arrest Wobblies. In Spokane, Irish I.W.W. leader James Rowan was arrested and sent to Leavenworth.

Featuring

The High and the Low of Walker Percy's Art

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:39am
Karey Perkins, SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Percy's practice and thoughts on art - and the human experience - range from high to low, from immanence to transcendence.   Was Percy's philosophy an abstracted high art and his fiction, a low art, for conveying the same message, but in the humble context of physical life?  Percy's first novel, The Moviegoer, talked of the low art of movies (as they were considered during his time) as escape, but also serving a higher purpose of self-realization.  He writes of the movie magazine as the "low slick."   But the Moviegoer ends with the high art of the church, a conduit for the divine.   Percy wrote of the orbit and re-entry of the artist, going from high to low.

Expansive Reflections: Returning to the Feminisms of the 1970s

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2017 - 11:46pm
Kimberly Lamm (Duke University) and Shilyh Warren (UT Dallas)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

A return to the feminisms of the 1970s is one of the most salient dimensions of feminist studies to emerge over the last decade. Scholarly books, special issues of academic journals, conferences, exhibitions, and research forums have revisited this decade in which feminism became a discernible liberation movement rewriting political and cultural landscapes around the globe. Vibrant with differentiation, moving across multiple practices and disciplines, this return can be characterized in at least two ways. First of all, it creates and traces subtle lines of inquiry between the purported triumphs and failures of 1970s feminisms.

Reminder -- CFP ReFocus: The Films of Xavier Dolan

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:38am
Andrée Lafontaine
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

CFP ReFocusThe Films of Xavier Dolan

Ever since his first feature film J’ai tué ma mère premiered at Cannes in 2009, where it received an eight-minute standing ovation and three awards, every film from the prolific and precocious 28 year-old Québécois director Xavier Dolan has generated significant buzz. A recipient of numerous international awards, Dolan has recently taken his career into genre filmmaking (with Tom à la ferme, which premiered at Venice and garnered the prestigious FRIPESCI prize) and to an international level, with his first English-language feature The Death and Life of John F. Donovan now in post-production.

CFP: Indie Games in the Digital Age (Anthology)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:37am
MJ Clarke CSULA, Cynthia Wang CSULA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

The digital realm has reconfigured the ways in which production and consumption of games happen.  Consider some prominent examples:

  • In May 2011, self-taught game developer Andrew Spinks released his own world-building game after only five months of production.  The game, Terraria, now available on all major computing and gaming platforms, has sold over 20.5 million units, but is still only available through Spinks’s own publishing firm, Re-Logic.

 

CFP: Special Issue of The Space Between on Dada and Surrealism in America

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:40am
The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914-1945
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Special Issue: Call for Essays

Dada and Surrealism: Transatlantic Aliens on American Shores, 1914 – 1945

 

deadline for submissions: December 31, 2017

Please submit full essays of 6,000-7,500 words in Times New Roman 12 pt. font, with MLA citation style, to the guest-editor James W. McManus (jmcmanus@csuchico.edu) by December 31, 2017. Queries or proposed topics are welcomed and can be sent for feedback prior to that date.

 

Women and the Rituals of Death in the Early Modern World

updated: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:31pm
Emily Fine/ RSA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 18, 2017

This panel will explore women’s involvement in the death and memorial practices of the early modern world. While early modern women were actively involved in the processes that surround death and dying, they are curiously absent from prescriptive advice in ars moriendi treatises of the late sixteenth and seventeenth century, which typically feature a dying man surrounded by a retinue of male advisors and friends. This exclusion creates a disjunction between the representation and the reality of women’s involvement in the rituals of death. This panel will begin to piece apart this disjunction by examining the following questions: What roles did women perform in the rituals of dying, and how were their actions represented in literature or art?

CFP: Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses Eight

updated: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:32pm
Whedon Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 8, 2018

Slayage: The Journal of Whedon Studies, the Whedon Studies Association, and conveners Stacey Abbott and Cynthia Burkhead invite proposals for the eighth biennial Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses (SCW8). Devoted to Joss Whedon’s creative works, SCW8 will be held on the campus of the University of North Alabama, Florence, Alabama, June 21-24, 2018. The conference will be organized by Local Arrangements Chair Cynthia Burkhead, along with Slayage alumns Anissa Graham, Stephanie Graves, Jennifer Butler Keeton, and Brenna Wardell

The Healthy Body

updated: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:32pm
International Interface
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Healthy Body

Abstract Submission Deadline: May 31, 2017

Conference Dates: August 22 & 23, 2017

Call for Presentations

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