Guest Editors: Colin Beineke and Ben Novotny Owen
30 November 2015 | University of Brighton
Keynote speaker: Professor Caroline Evans (UAL)
In a prize-studded career of over twenty years, Linda Grant has written essays and fiction that use the intimacies of people's lives to explore some of the pressing questions of our day. Whether focussing on contemporary gender relations, migration and multiculturalism or social class, Grant's elegant writing provides a lively account of recent history by sketching out the lives of ordinary people against the backdrop of their cultural contexts.
In this year's upcoming annual conference, The Dutch-Belgian Society for 18th century studies will be focusing on the role played by taste and smell, in a century when both theoretical discourse and daily routine were strongly influenced by sensualist ideas. It appears, however, that in the prevalent hierarchy of the senses, taste and smell often took a less prominent position, since 18th-century thought was for a long time primarily defined in purely visual terms (Smith).
CFP:2016 ACLA Panel
"Affective Engagements, Precarious Lives: Thinking Neoliberalism in East Asia"
Organizer: Michelle Ho, Stony Brook University
Co-Organizer: Claire Danju Yu, Stony Brook University
Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies is excited to open its call for papers for Volume 3 (2016). Articles are welcome on any topic relating to Medieval and Early Modern studies, in any discipline.
In addition, Volume 3 will contain a themed section on the topic "Words, Signs, and Feelings", to be interpreted in any way the author sees fit. Authors wishing to be considered for the themed section of Volume 3, or the prizes listed below, must submit their articles by 20 November 2015; however, non-themed articles will continue to be accepted throughout the year.
Possible topics for the 'Words, Signs and Feelings' strand include, but are not limited to:
This session proposes to bring together scholars working on any area of study that focuses on transmission, translation, or transformation in the Mabinogi including source studies, manuscript studies, linguistic analyses, history, theories of adaptation, comparative mythologies, cultural studies, scholarship about pedagogy and the Mabinogi, and literary criticism. The past few years have seen detailed and compelling scholarship on medieval Wales (notably Helen Fulton's 2012 collection on Urban Culture in Medieval Wales and Max Lieberman's 2014 study The Medieval March of Wales). Papers that engage with recent scholarship are especially encouraged.
Countering Contingency 2016: Reshaping Academic Labor
Hosted by the Academic Workers Association of the United Steelworkers, Pittsburgh, PA
April 15-17, 2016
Send 250-500 word proposals to Conference Committee Chair Jeff Cech (firstname.lastname@example.org) by December 1, 2015
All academic workers are welcome to this interdisciplinary conference. This includes contingent faculty, graduate students, tenure-stream faculty, and advanced undergraduates.
CFP: Books of Blood: a cross-disciplinary investigation into blood as representation, symbol, and text in modern culture
Feminist Spaces 2.1 (November 2015)
"Queering Feminism: LBGTQ and Feminist Intersectionality"
Call for Papers
We invite essays for an upcoming collection that utilize transnational approaches to theorize city space. Accepted essays will offer literary and cultural analyses that encourage us to think of cities, in all of their complexity, as sites of transnational, transactional engagement. In taking this approach, we hope to demonstrate how cities, which are increasingly extending and challenging boundaries of place, provide sites for complicating our understandings of citizenship, nationality, and the nation.