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
Alice through the Ages: The 150th Anniversary of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
15th-17th September 2015.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2015. Lewis Carroll famously opens his Alice's Adventures in Wonderland with his protagonist "burning with curiosity", which leads Alice to follow the White Rabbit into an alternative reality. That same sense of curiosity has circulated about Wonderland since the book was first published. This conference aims to offer new understandings of the work by re-evaluating long held truisms, subjecting the text to new theoretical approaches and considering the history of adaptation and its uses in popular culture.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Discourse of Power in Anglo-American Literature
XI International Conference on Anglo-American Studies
Cetinje, September 11-13, 2015
National Library "Đurđe Crnojević"
23rd Annual Conference of the English and American Literature Association
Conference organizers: English and American Literature Association of the Republic of
China (EALA, Taiwan) & National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Date: October 31, 2015
Venue: National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
Call for Papers
A Collaboration With Circumstance
The Performance and Interactive Media Arts program at Brooklyn College invites proposals of papers and performance/art works for its upcoming PIMA Symposium on February 14th, 2015 at the Graduate Center for Worker Education.
Book Project: Reconstructing Historical Memories
Natures 2015: Reading the Books of Nature
Authors and artists, from Galileo to Rousseau, Woolfe to Kingsolver, Attenborough to Cousteau, have been exploring how to read or record nature for thousands of years. We seek papers that continue this quest in the context of any genre, time period, or discipline within the humanities. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
• A particular character's or author's way or reading or misreading nature, speaking to or speaking against nature.
• Representations of nature as pitifully silenced victim, ominously silent threat, or speaking agent.
• Linking or de-linking nature with books, reading, or writing.
• The 'book of nature' as a parallel to, or competitor with, sacred texts.
Contributions are sought for PATAPHYSICS THEN & NOW, a collection of essays edited by Michael R. Taylor (Dartmouth) and Katie L. Price (U Toronto).
Call for Papers
Indiana University of Pennsylvania English Graduate Organization
Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Indiana University of Pennsylvania -- Indiana, PA
The English Graduate Organization at Indiana University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce our annual interdisciplinary graduate conference exploring the subject of Borders, Boundaries, and Frontiers to take place on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex in Indiana, PA.
The tenth annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Middle Georgia State College Conference Center at 100 College Station Drive, Macon, Georgia on Friday, May 29, 2015. We invite proposals for session topics, panel discussion topics, and scholarly papers in English on any subjects relating to American, British, French, Hispanic, Russian, German, or Slavic literature or language, as well as composition, philosophy, history, translation, the general humanities, interdisciplinary studies, and pedagogy. Reading times for individual paper presentations will be strictly limited to 15 minutes (approximately eight double-spaced typed pages).
Deadline Extended to December 12, 2014
C PRACSIS International Conference
Space, Spatiality and Performance
7th & 8th Feb 2015
Thrissur, Kerala, India
What does social healing look like in its most effective manifestations? How are we responding to the violence(s) and systemic oppressions that pervade our communities? How have we and how can we continue to attend to the real needs and social ills of all our respective communities? What strategies affect revolutionary positive healing? In what ways are social healers resisting, confronting, and/or transforming community healing? Our questions are inspired by the Caribbean novelist, scholar, and social activist, Dr. Erna Brodber.
The Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites proposals for our fourteenth annual conference, "Making, Unmaking, and Remaking the Early Modern Era: 1500-1800," to be held on February 27-28, 2015. We are excited to announce our keynote speakers, Professor of English Patricia Fumerton (UC Santa Barbara) and Seth Low Professor of History Pamela H. Smith (Columbia).