Boundaries and intersections -- two contrasting metaphors and yet not quite a binary. On the one hand, these words spatially remind us of Venn diagrams: two bound circles with a space of intersection where they overlap. On the other hand, intersections can be places of traffic, movement over time, streams of cars or pedestrians crossing boundaries. Spatial overlap or temporal crossing--the stability of categories or their rupture. The humanities are constantly defined and redefined by the churning of boundaries and intersections.
The American Religion and Literature Society, affiliated with the American Literature Association, invites papers exploring how folk and indigenous religious traditions serve to unsettle or redefine conventional assumptions about religion's engagement with literature, about the secularity of American literature, or about the way literary scholarship traditionally delineates disciplinary boundaries between American literature and world literature. We welcome studies pertaining to all indigenous and folk religious traditions, broadly defined, and from all theoretical perspectives.
Please submit a 500-word abstract by January 4, 2016 to Ray Horton at email@example.com. Electronic submissions only.
The EGSA of UNC Charlotte announces its sixteenth Annual Graduate Student Conference, one of the largest graduate conferences in the southeast. This interdisciplinary event welcomes all graduate students to submit their scholarly or creative original papers, readings, panels, and presentations on the subject of Culture and Contact.
We invite a thoughtful exploration into the cultural contact that is attempted through communication, with consideration for broader implications as cultures become more globalized.
Consider the following questions:
"Words cannot do justice to the pleasures of a good bookshop. Ironically." This is one of several slogans on billboards and in-store posters in a current national branding campaign for Waterstones. It brings together if not strange then certainly estranged bedfellows: literature and advertising. The conference Poetics and Poetry of Advertising seeks to explore the complex, and often contradictory, relationship between their worlds and art forms.
CFP – Mediating the Archive: Moving Images and Social Histories
The Cinema Studies Group and the Film Studies Certificate Program at The Graduate Center, CUNY, invite proposals for papers to be presented at a conference organized in collaboration with the "Mediating the Archive" Mellon Seminar for Public Engagement and Collaborative Research.
25th Annual CDE Conference, Eichstätt, 26-29 May 2016
The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE) is pleased to announce its 25th Annual Conference (26-29 May 2016). It is organized by the Chair of American Studies, Faculty of Languages and Literatures, at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt/Germany, and will be held as a residential conference at the Collegium Willibaldinum in Eichstätt.
THEATER AND MOBILITY
The 2016 CDE conference addresses the ongoing debate on issues of mobility in relation to contemporary drama and theater in English worldwide.
To mark the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's death, the Centre for Studies in Literature and the Centre for European and International Studies Research at the University of Portsmouth are holding a conference on 'Shakespearean Communities' celebrating Shakespeare's life, work and influence. A wealth of scholarship has explored Shakespeare and his contemporary world, where communities were being created, contested and redefined. The persecution of religious minorities, the discovery of the new world, the growing importance of the mercantile class and the spread of the printed text, tested and redrew ideas of community and fellowship.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Horse Tales: Writing the Equine in Children's Literature
21st May, 2016
One-day Conference at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education.
'As long as there are ponies in them…I don't mind how many adventures I have. Somehow when you've got ponies you always have adventures.'
Ruby Ferguson, Jill and the Perfect Pony.
'I'd rather have a goddam horse. A horse is at least human, for God's sake.'
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
(Un)Bound Horizons: Flights, Faults, Ruptures, and Rhythms of Interdisciplinary Humanities
Third Annual Interdisciplinary Humanities Graduate Student Conference
University of California, Merced
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Keynote Speaker: Elizabeth Freeman, University of California, Davis