Because of his early silence on the issue, when Jacques Derrida is pressed concerning "the materialist text" in Positions (1971), his response might seem enigmatic: If "matter in this general economy designates . . . radical alterity," then "what [he] write[s] can be considered 'materialist.'" Far from absent, materiality will have been silently at work in Derrida, perhaps, from the beginning and in general.
Date: November 07, 2014
Venue: Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut
6-7 March, 2015
Sponsored by the Center for Science and Imagination, Arizona State University
Prof. Jay Scheib (MIT) jayscheib.com
Howard Sherman (The Stage) hesherman.com
Following a successful first conference in the UK, Stage the Future 2 invites abstract submissions for the second annual international science fiction theatre conference to be hosted at Arizona State University on March 6th-7th 2015. We welcome papers, panels, and performances that examine and explore the unique attributes live performance offers to science fiction and those that science fiction offers to live performance.
In honor of the 400th anniversary of the publication of the second part of Don Quixote, California State University Dominguez Hills, in conjunction with ILCH, is pleased to announce that on April 15th, 16th, and 17th, 2015 it will host the XLI International Symposium of Hispanic Literature 400 Years with Don Quixote: The Influence of Don Quixote in the Humanities.
NeMLA 2015 46th Annual Convention
Toronto, April 30-May 3, 2015
The Romance of Sidney and Spenser
This seminar explores how Sidney and Spenser engage with and develop the romance framework alongside and against their contemporaries. How do these poets revise, contest, or maintain conventions of romance in their own works? How do they represent and reconcile the genre's tendency toward contradiction, conflation, and multiplicity? How do they influence later authors and contribute to the evolution of the genre and its concerns in the English tradition?
The theme for the 36th annual SWPACA conference is "Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture." We invite proposals for individual or panel presentations that consider the theme as it relates to rhetoric and technical communication. We're excited to hear about the ways in which popular and American culture inform the pedagogical, theoretical, and practical work of rhetoric and technical communication. Feel free to interpret the conference theme broadly.
Proposals for individual presentations should not exceed 250 words. Multi-paper panel proposals must include separate abstracts and titles for each individual proposed paper.
Submission deadline: 1 November 2014
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association 36th Annual Conference
Theme: "Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American
Albuquerque, NM February 11-14, 2015
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Panels are now forming for presentations regarding all aspects (historical, literary, cultural, etc.) of Captivity Narratives. All topics and approaches to the genre are welcomed. Graduate students/future teachers are particularly welcome to participate (with monetary awards for the best graduate student papers) - or to simply register to attend the conference and its captivity narrative panels.
Feminist critics argue that when Robert Boyle proposed his ideal scientific spectator, the 'modest witness,' he set an exclusionary standard, barring women from scientific production. This panel explores femininity and the female body in the making of scientific knowledge from the Scientific Revolution to the early 1800s. Did women employ discrete processes or ideologies, devise experiments, and construct evidence in ways that were fundamentally distinct from the masculine university model? Broadly, how did gender affect their scientific acts?
The 22nd annual Lavender Languages Conference (February 13-15, 2015, American University, Washington DC) invites proposals for presentations exploring the importance of linguistic practice, broadly defined, in lgbtq life. Sessions already in development for this year's program suggest the range of interests we hope to address at this year's conference:
The Fairy Tales Area of the Popular Culture Association invites submissions on any topic involving fairy tales.
While our interests are broad and inclusive, we are particularly interested in papers that discuss fairy tales in contemporary popular culture (tv shows, movies, graphic novels, advertising, toys, video games, popular literature, etc), revisions and adaptations of fairy tales, and pedagogical uses of and approaches to fairy tales. Still, we are interested in as wide an array of papers as possible, so please do not hesitate to send a submission on any fairy tale related subject.
The Journal "Dante e l'arte" invites submissions for several sections of its second issue. The 2015 'Dossier' is devoted to "Dante and Music" and it will include papers about drama and opera in Dante and its reception in symphonic music. The second part of the journal, entitled Articoli, will include essays and contributions from several topics about the relationship between Dante and the arts. The deadline for reception of articles in this first issue of 'Dante e l'arte' is 1 April 2015.
Abstracts are requested for a proposed collection on the works of Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Intended to be the first academic collection about the author, abstracts regarding all topics of interest are welcome.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
- the modern Gothic tale
- use of the Faustian pact in his novels
- the Cemetery of Forgotten Books as metaphor
- his use of classical theology
- "Marina" as a modern "Frankenstein"
Please understand that all abstracts (and later articles) will need to be written in English.
Abstracts of 300-500 words are due by December 1st, 2014.
Python Beyond Python: Critical Essays on the Work of Monty Python Members Before and After Their Participation in the Comedy Troupe
edited by Lynn Whitfield, Paul N. Reinsch, and Robert G. Weiner
Marvel Feature Films edited by Robert Moses Peaslee, Matthew McEniry, and Robert G. Weiner
The recent release of Guardians of the Galaxy marks the penultimate film in the so-called second "phase" of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a group of big-budget tentpole films that include Marvel's The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Solider, Thor: Dark World, Iron Man 1-3, and the Incredible Hulk. Meanwhile, other studios like Sony and Fox have had success with films based on Marvel properties such as the X-Men and Spider-Man.
CFP: "Teaching Poe and Popular Culture," a Poe Studies Association panel at the 26th Annual American Literature Association Conference in Boston, MA (May 21-24, 2015)