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.
University of California, Santa Barbara
Conference Date: February 27-28, 2015
Abstracts Due: December 5, 2014
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).
We are pleased to announce that the official website for the 3rd International Berkeley Conference on Film & Media "Serialities 1915/2015" has just gone live! From now on, you may get further information about the conference at http://www.berkeleyfilmconference.com.
Performing the Accidental Archive, the fourth annual York University Theatre and Performance Studies Graduate Student Symposium, invites submissions for papers, installations, performances, manifestos, and workshops. In recent years, much theatre and performance studies work has been devoted to investigating, critiquing, and expanding upon the embodiments, objects, places, and practices that comprise the archive. Performing the Accidental Archive is a call to further these discussions by imaginatively exploring the places, practices, objects, and events that are archival despite themselves and that point towards the unintended and incidental remains of our everyday lives and actions.
The School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Maryland, College Park invites paper proposals for our biennial Graduate Student Colloquium. This interdisciplinary conference will address perspectives on power and all its implications within, but not limited to, political, literary, cinematic and cultural contexts, as well as linguistics and Second Language Acquisition studies. We welcome papers from graduate students of the humanities and encourage works that take an interdisciplinary approach and consider intersections of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, resistance, disability, nation, empire, class, civil rights, labor, and religion, among others.
A two-day conference exploring issues of complicity, organised by the University of Brighton's Understanding Conflict: Forms & Legacies of Violence research cluster.
Tuesday 31st March – Wednesday 1st April 2015
University of Brighton, UK
Call for Abstracts
DEADLINE: 1st DECEMBER 2014
Call For Proposals: "Breaking Futures: Imaginative (Re)visions of Time"
We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an international, interdisciplinary graduate student conference entitled "Breaking Futures: Imaginative (Re)visions of Time," to be held at Indiana University, Bloomington on March 26-28, 2015. Join us for the 13th annual conference hosted by the graduate students of the IU Department of English.
American Writers in Exile
Politics and Periodicals
The 4th International Conference of the
European Society for Periodical Research (ESPRit)
10-11 September 2015
The European Society for Periodical Research (ESPRit) will hold its 4th international conference in Stockholm, Sweden, on 10-11 September 2015.
Its theme of Politics and Periodicals seeks to bring together current research on the connections between politics - most concretely, political or social movements - and individual groups of periodicals. We welcome comparative cross-national perspectives as well as more local studies of European periodicals of any period on topics which may include but are not limited to
The debate about the function of language is ancient: there are those who believe that language can partially construct reality, and there are those who believe that language is primarily a set of labels for objects. There are also those who believe that language can act on people; this is a magical view of language. And in fairytales, legends, and myths, language is capable of action e.g., magic passwords, spells, incantations, etc.
*The 10th Annual* Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (MIGC)
Call for Submissions
KEYNOTES: LAUREN BERLANT (Chicago) and LEE EDELMAN (Tufts)
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
February 20th and 21st , 2015
Deadline: December 5th
Submission Portal at www.themigc.com
Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics issue 8 will shed light on how different artistic forms and strategies may advance freedom of expression and be used to confront censorship in contexts worldwide.
Contributors from diverse disciplinary backgrounds are invited to submit articles, reviews or interviews that address this theme through a high variety of possible angles and art forms.
Topics may include (but are not restricted to):
- Artistic strategies in response to censorship and violations of human rights in contexts worldwide.
- Art as a tool of dialogue and conflict resolution.
Evolutionary thinker Daniel Dennett compares Darwin's "dangerous idea" to a "universal acid: it eats through just about every traditional concept, and leaves in its wake a revolutionized world-view, with most of the old landmarks still recognizable" (63).
Hostile Intelligences and The General Antagonism
CALL FOR PAPERS
"Collective intelligence has to organise itself into a hostile intelligence — also in the sense of inoculating the host as a malignant parasite. An alien intelligence is not concerned with any orthodoxy, it proliferates and organises its own heresies".
1. a long journey involving travel by sea or in space.
Synonyms: trip, expedition, excursion, tour
There is no mistaking the physical exploration entailed in this simple definition of a voyage, and yet the word's Latin origin, viaticum, or "provisions for a journey," calls to mind far more than embarkment alone. The origin of the word itself invites us to consider the predicate needs at our own or others' starting point(s): How will we prepare ourselves? What will allow us, inspire us, or force us to leave our present situation in pursuit of something beyond our realm of experience?