Individuals from around the globe travel to Louisiana early in the year to participate in Mardi Gras celebrations. Masks, costumes and reverie encourage participants to shed certain prefigured aspects of identity in order to become something new. Much of the excitement these traditions allow is rooted in the idea that one can undergo a personal, transformative experience by relinquishing a prefigured sense of self.
This panel seeks to explore the interactions between Europe and the Arab world in the long eighteenth century. The panel is interested in papers that explore the following questions: What interactions were there between European and Arab writers? How did trade and commerce affect the literary sphere? How did European writers engage the Arabic literary tradition and vice versa? How did Arab writers present Europe in their writings and how did European authors depict the Arab world? How did texts travel across different literary traditions? What role did cross-cultural networks play in shaping the literary marketplace?
Association of History, Literature, Science and Technology
CALL FOR PAPERS
2015 International and Interdisciplinary Conference of AHLiST
Location: Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Dates: November 19 to 24, 2015
Conference Nov. 19 to Nov 21 & BoF (Birds of a Feather), Nov. 23 to 24, 2015
Paper Submission by June 15, 2015 (Early submissions are strongly encouraged.)
Where to Submit: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ahlist2015
2015 CALL FOR PAPERS LOUISIANA RECONSTRUCTION CONFERENCE "THE STRUGGLE TO LEARN AND THE STRUGGLE LEFT BEHIND:THE BATTLES FOR EDUCATION AND THE PRESERVATION OF HISTORIC SITES"
The history of African descended people during the Reconstruction Era in Louisiana remains greatly understudied and poorly understood.This conference will have a double theme focus: the right of Black people to a public education and the importance of preserving Black cemeteries and historic sites.The conference seeks to determine why the struggle for public education continues today; and what is the importance of preserving Black cemeteries.
The Once and Future Antiquity: Classical Traditions in Science Fiction and Fantasy
University of Puget Sound
March 27th-29th, 2015
Keynote speakers: Catherynne M. Valente and C. W. Marshall
Kansas State University invites submission of abstracts for our inaugural symposium, Exploring the Digital Medium: Cross Disciplinary Collaboration in the Digital Humanities. This symposium seeks to examine the interdisciplinary nature of digital humanities scholarship, including the involvement of arts, sciences, and social sciences.
Topics may include but are not limited to:
Digital research in Humanities disciplines like Literature, History, Linguistics, Philosophy, Modern Languages, and Cultural/Ethnic/Women's Studies
Digital Humanities Pedagogy, or dissemination of DH theories and practices
Visualization, analysis, and computational representations of humanities content
Keynotes: Doctor Holly Furneaux and Professor Joanne Bailey.
To commemorate the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo and the lasting impact of the Napoleonic Wars upon the history of militarism, submissions are welcomed for 'Military Masculinities in the Long Nineteenth Century', an interdisciplinary conference held at the University of Hull on the 20th and 21st May 2015. We welcome papers from scholars across the humanities on the topic of nineteenth-century 'military' manliness. The conference will encompass a range of themes relating to notions of gender, war and empire, exploring the ways in which nineteenth-century society responded and reacted to ideas of militarism and mobilised manhood.
The Irish/Irish-American Studies and History and Culture programs of the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies invites paper proposals for its upcoming Irish history conference entitled "Revising the Rising," to be hosted by Drew University from March 20th to 22nd.
Cinema Novo/New Worlds:
Latin American Cinema and Film Manifestos Conference
University of Toronto
March 17-18, 2014
To mark the fiftieth anniversary of Glauber Rocha's film manifesto Aesthetic of Hunger (1965), and the importance of Cinema Novo as a major influence on film history, the University of Toronto is pleased to host this international conference on Latin American cinema in March 2015.
Keynote Speaker: Ismail Xavier (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
Abstract submission deadline extended to February 1, 2015
The International Academic Forum, in conjunction with its global partners, is pleased to announce the Sixth Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities to be held from April 2-5, 2015, at the Rihga Royal Hotel & the adjoining Osaka International Conference Center, Osaka, Japan.
Publish before a global audience. Present in a supportive environment. Network and create new relationships. Hear the latest research. Experience Japan. Join a global academic community.
2015 Conference Theme: "Power"
For ASAP (Association of the Study of the Arts of the Present) conference, ASAP/7: Arts & the Public, September 24-27, 2015, hosted by Clemson University. Looking for papers for a panel on pamphleteers, broadsiders, sidewalk ranters, bloggers, trollers, Tweeters, and other creators of public acts of criticism that shade into artworks themselves. Interested in a discussion about how these acts of criticism-art reflect on and/or redefine the relationship between artists and their publics, about genres of art and of criticism. 250-word abstract and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1/26/15.
We are excited to announce that the Brandeis English Department Graduate Student Conference will be held on February 13, 2015 and will examine the topic of Melodrama. Lucy Fischer, Distinguished Professor of English and Film Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, will give the keynote address.
Everyone – politicians, Disney films, pop songs, our therapists, friends and professors – keep telling us things will turn out alright, while almost every scientific report and every other news article we read counters that notion. Political activists are encouraged to affect change with smiles on their faces and cancer patients are asked to "fight" their disease with positive thinking. Obama's promises of hope and change spoke to the fears and desires of many, even though his campaign poster showed him looking in no specific direction at all. Everywhere we encounter the elusive message that we all share some common goal and that we're all in the same boat.
Semiofest is the go to event for anyone interested in applied semiotics. Semiotics practitioners, designers, researchers, buyers, communicators, planners come and share their work. The conference is focused on sharing of ideas in an accessible and inclusive fashion with the idea of letting everyone in on the discussion. The conference invites 500 word abstracts. http://2015.semiofest.com/?page_id=127