Our social, political, and religious climate has been dominated recently by a mood of collective fear, regarding everything from economic anxiety, the outbreak of new and frightening diseases, mass shootings, social tension and violence between law enforcement and communities of color, environmental and technological dangers, and the threat of terrorism both foreign and domestic. Where is there room for hope in such times of uncertainty and fear? Indeed, what would hope look like? What might the interplay be between hope and fear as we reflect on the past, present, and future not only of this country, but of humanity as a whole? How might respect and compassion overcome division and mistrust in our discourse and interactions?
UPDATED TO EXTEND PROPOSAL SUBMISSION PERIOD TO March 10, 2017
Keynote: Dr. Katherine Aidala, Chair and Associate Professor of Physics, Chair of Engineering, Mount Holyoke College
On the Voice: Identity, Difference, Expression
24th Annual SBAI International Graduate Research Conference
Keynote performance lecture by Tavia Nyong'o, Professor of African American Studies, American Studies, and Theater Studies at Yale University
March 31, 2017
at the University of Rochester
Each year, a diverse group of participants gather in Rochester, NY for a graduate conference held by the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies. This conference aims to foster an environment of interdisciplinary communication, knowledge exchange, and collaboration.
Madison Graduate Conference on English Language and Literature
Organized by the English Graduate Student Association at University of Wisconsin-Madison
February 17-18, 2017
(Re)Vision: Past, Present, Future
With Keynote Speaker Dr. Bruce Holsinger, University of Virginia
Screenwriting: Fact and Fiction, Truth and the Real
Call for Papers
In order to ensure timely notification and subsequent travel planning, please note the deadline: Abstracts for original paper presentations and panels may be submitted until November 22, 2016.
The 10th Screenwriting Research Network (SRN) International Conference will be hosted by the University of Otago’s Department of Media, Film and Communication, in partnership with the New Zealand Writers Guild. It will take place in Dunedin, Aotearoa/New Zealand, on Monday 28th through Thursday 31st August 2017.
Texts, Contexts, and Subtexts: Charlotte Perkins Gilman in Her Time
Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society CFP American Literature Association (ALA) 28th Annual Conference
May 25-28, 2017
Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s articles, letters, papers, and library underscore a central quality of her diverse and prolific career: her works were deeply engaged with the social and scientific milieus of her time. An avid reader, enthusiastic learner, and active member within her own intellectual communities, Gilman often reached out to those whose work she admired – as well as to those whose work she found lacking. Through her lectures, publications, and correspondence, Gilman impacted a broad cross-section of scholarly and literary discourses.
EXTENDED ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE - FEBRUARY 15, 2017
4TH Humanities Conference: A Nation in Transition
Community College of Qatar, Doha
Call for Paper and Conference Announcement
Please join us for the 4th Community College of Qatar (CCQ) Humanities Conference to be held Wednesday, March 29th through Thursday, March 30th 2017. Our conference theme is, “A Nation in Transition.”
'I think my personages could be reactivated if the times were right: I hope so' --Anita Brookner
17-18 March, 2017
Keynote speakers: Associate Professor Patricia Juliana Smith (Hofstra University) and Professor Peter McPhee (University of Melbourne)
The work of Anita Brookner occupies an ambiguous place in the literary field. Brookner has a cult status, was a Booker-Prize winner and best-selling novelist, and yet her work received what she herself deemed 'censorious' reviews and limited critical attention. Brookner's death was accompanied by conflicted accolades that appeared to celebrate her life while restating the predictable (and vexatious) reading of her identity as a lonely, single woman.
The Invisible Bear is a poetry and visual art magazine partially funded by the poetry working group at Duke University. We are currently seeking quality poetry and/or visual art submissions for our next issue on or before our submission deadline, December 31st, 2016. We welcome the zany, the underrepresented, the hybrid, and the unconventional. We seek works that press genre definitions as well as fresh perspectives within familiar modes of expression. Please submit 3-5 representations of your work via e-mail to thebearinvisible [at] gmail [dot] com as an attachment and include one title of your work and the category of your piece (ex: "Title, Poetry") in the subject line of your message.