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Excavating Media: Devices, Processes, Apparatuses

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:28am
James Gabrillo & Nathaniel Zetter
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Call for Papers

Excavating Media: Devices, Processes, Apparatuses

An Interdisciplinary Conference

Venue: University of Cambridge

Dates: 30th June – 1st July 2017

Queer Subjects and the Contemporary United States

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 8:49am
Christopher W. Clark, University of East Anglia
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

A one-day colloquium at the University of East Anglia, U.K.

Hosted by the School of Art, Media, and American Studies.

Saturday 5th August 2017


Keynote speaker: Sam McBean (Queen Mary, University of London)


The Child: What Kind of Human? (MLA 2018)

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:57pm
Lucia Hodgson, Texas A&M University and Anna Mae Duane, University of Connecticut
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Proposed Special Session for the 2018 MLA Annual Convention in New York City, January 4-7

The Child: What Kind of Human?

Theories of child development and attendant norms of maturity are wielded to evaluate the humanity of beings whose humanness is not self-evident. The child becomes an intellectual and physical unit of measurement against which a host of others are judged: enslaved people, pets, primates, plants, robots, extra-terrestrials, avatars, animated characters, the incarcerated, inhabitants of the global South, the differently abled, and the elderly to name just a few.

Truth and Representation / Vérité et représentation

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 9:09pm
Australian Society for French Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 3, 2017


Truth and Representation
Australian Society for French Studies Conference 
The Australian National University, 13-15 December 2017

Confirmed keynote speakers:
Professor Nicki Hitchcott, University of St Andrews
Dr Chris Watkin, Monash University 

Shakespeare: Now and Then

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 1:26pm
Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 8, 2017

The 41st Annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference

October 19-21, 2017

Baldwin Wallace University

Berea, Ohio

Shakespeare: Now and Then

with plenary speaker

 Professor Hugh Grady

Professor Emeritus, Arcadia University

How do time, and the times, figure in the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries? What is Shakespeare’s time? Was it then? It is now? Will it be in the future?

Critical Theories of Education Today

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:54pm
Critical Theories in the 21st Century Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

Date: November 3-4, 2017,

Location: Philadelphia, PA 

Conference themes: Given the current political climate, what role should critical theories of education play? The Critical Theories in the 21st Century conference will feature presentations by researchers and student activists. Papers and workshops addressing any of the following are welcome:

Critical pedagogy, history of education, education and social change, movement pedagogy, philosophy of education, critical theory, Marxist educational research, race and education, gender oppression, or other related themes.

The News from Home

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 1:19pm
MLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 12, 2017

Despite origins dating back at least to newspapers published for British citizens in colonial America, the global repercussions of media targeting national audiences beyond national borders remain substantially unexplored. Unanswered are the questions of what repercussions expatriate media has on global citizenship; whether these publications facilitate adhesion to a parochial national identity, despite distance, or create a new form of national belonging; and how newspapers establish narratives of cultural and political coherence abroad. Papers welcome on texts or news sources from any medium or period that connect immigrant or expatriate communities to their homeland.

“Alternative Facts” and Fictions: Multiplicity, Indeterminacy, and the 2016 Presidential Election

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 10:57am
MLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 10, 2017

This MLA roundtable will reconsider the “Theory” debates of the 1980s and after in light of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.  Is poststructuralist “de-centering” somehow complicit in the rise of “alternative facts” of recent newspeak or does it offer a critical bulwark against it?  (This is not a guaranteed session, so the proposal will be submitted once the roundtable is set.)  Please send a 250-word abstract and short biographical blurb by March 10 to David Ben-Merre (

Scrutinising Beauty

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 2:22pm
MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017





Beauty is the only thing that time cannot harm. Philosophies fall away like sand, creeds follow one another, but what is beautiful is a joy for all seasons, a possession for all eternity.

-          Oscar Wilde


Beauty is desired in order to be befouled. Not for its own sake, but for the joy brought by the certainty of profaning it.

-          Georges Bataille