Call for papers
'What's aught but as 'tis valued?'
William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida, II.ii, 53
In times of austerity, it is more than ever essential that what and how we value, and the far-reaching effects of any such valuation, be closely examined. The need for such attention has become particularly urgent within universities, where recent reductions of funding have sparked a sharp increase of debate over 'the value of the Humanities'. With that in mind, the Oxford English Faculty Graduate Conference 2015 invites papers on all aspects of 'value', as a concept that has, and will always inspire great passion, and great controversy.
Revista Liberia will be publishing its third issue in May 2015.
Our third issue invites papers that take an interdisciplinary
approach in exploring the significance of new media and digital
humanities to studies of contemporary Hispanic literature, film,
visual culture, and history. We welcome papers that focus on
the use of new media and technologies, and traditional media
in the digital age.
We are also accepting open topic essays, reviews, and
Call for Streams – Deadline: 31 March 2015
CALL FOR PAPERS
Deadline: 31 December 2014
Quarter of a century ago, at the turn of 1989 and 1990, Central and Eastern Europe – then known as the 'Soviet bloc' – experienced an unprecedented socio-economic and political transformation. The hitherto existing system, known as 'Actually Existing Socialism', crumbled, and countries of the region started a transition towards a capitalist market economy and a political democracy.
Papers are invited on Multi-ethnic literature in United States which is a fast growing field in contemporary literary studies. The field is vast and needs ample attention to deal with issues on ethnicity, caste and race. MELUS (Multi-Ethnic Literature in United States) with more than forty ethnic groups still requires intense exploratory, analytic and comparative study and research. Multi-ethnic literature at a broader level includes Native American literature, Latino American literature, African American literature, Asian and Pacific American literature and Euro-American literature.
III Inaugural Conference: Re-visioning Space(s), Time and Bodies
9-11 April, 2015: Main Conference
8 April, 2015: 1-day Writing and Publishing Workshop
Throughout history our understandings of categories such as space, time, and bodies have changed. Living in a more than human world, we have constructed these categories into systems of shared, and often unquestioned, meaning. This method of organising knowledge acquisition has a tendency to construct boundaries or borders which conceals the complex nature and varied connections between spatiality, instances of time and understandings of bodies.
Call for chapters for an edited volume
February 19-20, 2015
UCLA, Royce Hall, Room 306
We are excited to announce the speakers for the upcoming UCLA Comparative Literature Graduate Conference! Cultural critic Steven Shaviro, from Wayne St. University, will make the keynote address. We will also have plenary addresses from leading experimental poet and critic Juliana Spahr (Mills College) and postcolonial critic and theoretician Toral Gajarawala (NYU). For more information about our speakers, as well as links to their works, see our website.
Pornography is the most transient of all media texts. Attempts to situate pornography within the realm of the private, because of increased internet accessibility coupled with the destruction of many metropolitan porn theaters, fail to recognize the porn text's insistent ability to seamlessly shift between private and public viewing spaces. For instance, not only is porn accessible through any internet enabled wireless device, but porn consumers are now also producing vast amounts of their own amateur porn content and distributing it through these same devices.
Meaning in Motion:
Knowledge, Dialogue, and Discourse
CALL FOR PAPERS
DUE DECEMBER 15th, 2014
Submissions are welcomed for the
21st Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference
To be held March 5th, 2015, Concordia University
Faculty Lounge, Hall Building H-765, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montreal.
The work of graduate students is an increasingly public business. Graduate students of recent years have new ways of engaging publics, including blogs, Twitter, and personal websites. Katina Rogers argues that "[r]ather than focusing academic work inwardly, exclusively within academic institutions, humanities programs should be preparing students for much more flexibility in terms of audience and engagement." Rogers observes that publicly-minded work has "often been considered distinct from—and, unfortunately, less prestigious than—the research-focused side of the discipline." What's more, graduate training typically features little to no training in how to navigate this brave new world.
Call For Chapter Proposals
"Filmurbia! Screening the Suburbs" (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2016)
edited by David Forrest, Graeme Harper and Jonathan Rayner
A range of invited chapter writers are already in place for this contracted book - which will be published internationally in late 2016. However, in order to broaden and deepen the analysis we seek proposals for chapters in a number of specific areas.
These areas include sexuality and suburban film (e.g. queering suburban cinema); race and the films of the suburbs; conflict and suburban film; Asian cinemas and suburban film (e.g. Hong Kong film and the suburbs, Indian cinema and the suburbs). Though these are our priorities, other areas might be considered.
New Generation to Next Generation 2014 conference, 13-14 March 2015, IES, London
Currently, poets and speakers attending the conference include: Ian Duhig, Paul Farley, Patience Agbabi, Hannah Lowe, Helen Mort, Suzi Feay, Michael Schmidt, Tom Chivers.
The keynote address will be by David Wheatley, poet, critic, and author of the forthcoming book Contemporary British Poetry.
Call for Papers - DEADLINE EXTENDED
The Sixth International Charlotte Perkins Gilman Conference
Gilman and the Archive
June 12-14, 2015
Schlesinger Library, Cambridge, MA
The Sixth International Charlotte Perkins Gilman Conference will take place in June 2015 at the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Schlesinger holds a rich collection of Gilman's papers, including letters and drawings, as well as the entire run of her periodical,The Forerunner. A selection of Gilman-related materials will be on exhibition as part of the conference.