We are seeking 300-500 word abstracts by March 15th, 2016 for possible inclusion into an edited collection seeking to explore the world of animal rights and liberation against the backdrop of superheroes in film, television, and comics. While there are many book projects that look at the superhero universe from a variety of perspectives there has yet to be a collection that approaches it from the question of the nonhuman. This project is meant to fill that absence focusing on the construction of the (super)human as it relates to the way our culture understands and values nonhuman animals.
What role do religion and secularization play in the rise of the novel? This seminar takes up the insights of postsecular studies to help scholars explore this question in new ways: in Misty Anderson's words, reading religion into rather than out of history, and as Danièle Hervieu-Léger puts it, attending to signs of religion's profound and often surprising transformations in modernity.
Call for contributors: Where is Adaptation? A few (3-4) more articles needed, particularly those focusing in some way on marginalized countries, artists, cultures, works, or material.
Call for Papers: Word and Text – A Journal of Literary Studies and Linguistics, VI (2016)
This panel will explore the role of editorial theory and practice in the college classroom. Potential topics include the use of editing as a pedagogical tool to teach critical literary analysis, editing as a means of garnering student engagement, the relationship between student-editing and campus institutions such as special collections and archives, and editing as student practice, as well as considerations behind editing documentary and scholarly editions for student audiences.
Papers which consider the affordances and challenges of digital editions in the classroom and students as digital users are especially encouraged.
Please submit 250 word abstracts and a CV by 15 March.
Please note registration is now open for the event until February 25th, 2016. Registration includes full conference admission with lunch and wine reception, plus admission to the Andrew Davies Archive exhibition.
Title: Andrew Davies: the screenwriter as adaptor
Date: Friday 18th March 2016
Venue: De Montfort University, Leicester
Keynote and plenary discussion with Andrew Davies
The English Language Conference seeks papers from scholars in all fields of English, including but not limited to Literature, Rhetoric and Composition, TESL, Creative Writing, and Education. This year's theme is "First Contact." We are looking for stories of first encounters with uncharted themes and outlying characters, texts, and authors.
We are looking to fill out our panel with engaging research on how bodies are regulated around gender through legislation, policy, and governance. Bodies are often reshaped or even dismembered in literal and figurative ways to support a biopolitical formulation of an idealized populace. Bodies may also be exiled or marked out in ways that confirm a certain status as outsider. Our current papers look at antebellum U.S. slavery and contemporary health care regulation.
CALL FOR PAPERS
CALL FOR EXHIBITION PROPOSALS
THE END OF FASHION
Conference, College of Creative Arts, Massey University, Wellington,
New Zealand, 8-9 December 2016
Conveners: Professor Vicki Karaminas, Massey University, Wellington
Professor Hilary Radner, University of Otago, Dunedin
Valerie Steele, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Pamela Church Gibson, London College of Fashion
Raphaëlle Moine, Université de Paris 3 – Sorbonne Nouvelle
Patrizia Calefato, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro
Deadline for abstracts: 15, September 2016
The Byzantinist Society of Cyprus (ΒΕΚ: Βυζαντινολογική Εταιρεία Κύπρου) invites papers to be presented at its First Annual Conference of Byzantine and Medieval Studies, to be held in Nicosia, Cyprus, on Friday, 13 and Saturday, 14 of January 2017.
Honorary President: Athanasios Papageorghiou, Director Emeritus, Dept. of Antiquities.
Keynote Speaker: Ioli Kalavrezou, Professor, Harvard University.