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THE USES OF UTOPIA, 26 June 2016, University of Cambridge

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 5:11pm
Naomi Woo

26 June 2016, Clare College, University of Cambridge

In Fredric Jameson's Archaeologies of the Future, he writes: "can we invent a way of reading Thomas More's Utopia (1516) so as to recover something of the shock and freshness of its elegant new Latin for the first European readers?" This symposium is both interdisciplinary investigation provoked by this question, and a celebratory reading for the 500th anniversary of More's text.

The symposium welcomes researchers from diverse disciplines to read utopia today from their own fields, which may include but not be limited to:

[Update]"Pushing Back: Feminist Readings as Resistance"

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 2:30pm
Parlour: A Journal of Literary Criticism and Analysis

Deadline for Submissions: August 1, 2016

The upcoming issue of Parlour will concentrate on women as producers and consumers of texts with an emphasis on counter-intuitive feminist interpretations. We invite submissions that explore a wide range of approaches to the issue's theme and its attendant connotations of defiance, opposition, direct action, and rebellion.


Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 1:18pm
Sibeal Network

Following on from the success of our 2015 conference we are looking for submissions for our next journal. Papers are invited to engage with the theme of the conference, (In)visible Lines. We are also accepting feminist or gender studies book reviews. The books must have been published since November 2015.

The journal will focus on how the feminist movement has been categorised as a series of different waves, first, second and third, with some contemporary critics suggesting we are now on the precipice of a fourth wave. Each of these stages had their own aims and means of achieving those aims: underlying all was a quest for equality, for some or for all.

"Who's Afraid of ISIS?" A Workshop and Themed Journal Issue on the Politics of Hegemonic Fear

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 9:20am
Colgate University P-CON Program, and Critical Studies on Security [CSoS]

"WHO'S AFRAID OF ISIS?" A Workshop and Themed Journal Issue on the Politics of Hegemonic Fear

Colgate University and On Line

9-10 September 2016

Deadline for Abstracts: 15 May 2016

Keynote: David Campbell, Author of 'Writing Security,' and 'National Deconstruction.' Emeritus Professor of Geography, Durham University and Distinguished O'Connor Visiting Professor, Colgate University.

The 'War Seminar,' a distributed publishing initiative jointly sponsored by Colgate University's P-CON Program and the journal, Critical Studies on Security, is pleased to announce a call for abstracts/participation for a unique workshop and themed special issue entitled "Who's Afraid of ISIS?"

Edited Collection on ABC Family / Freeform and its programming

Monday, March 28, 2016 - 5:34pm
Emily L. Newman and Emily Witsell

Contributions are sought for an interdisciplinary collection of essays on the ABC Family/Freeform to be published by McFarland & Co. We are interested in a sustained exploration of the television channel and brand as a cultural phenomenon. In November 2001, Fox Family Channel was purchased by The Walt Disney Company and ABC Family was born. Launched in 1977 by the Christian Broadcasting Service, the network has gone through many changes in ownership and title, and its most recent incarnations feature a unique mixture of programming and over the past decade has taken significant risks to become one of the leading cable channels with its targeted demographic of 14-34 year-olds.

In the Light of Gloriana Conference; Nov 18-21, 2016; Tower of London -- CFP

Monday, March 28, 2016 - 3:26pm
Gloriana Society

The Gloriana Society invites advanced graduate students and faculty to attend the inaugural meeting of our biannual conference In the Light of Gloriana, Nov 18-21, 2016 at the Tower of London. We seek to bring together scholars and presentations that look at all aspects of the Elizabethan era, from religion, politics, diplomacy, education, music, and trade; to medicine, literature, theater, gender, art, law, war, and daily life.

Membership in the Gloriana Society is free until January 1, 2017, when a fee will be introduced to help support future conferences and activities. See

CFP: American Musicology Society Music and Media Study Group

Monday, March 28, 2016 - 2:32pm
American Musicology Society Music and Media Study Group

The proposed American Musicology Society Music and Media Study Group and the Society for Music Theory Film and Multimedia Interest Group (FMIG) and are pleased to issue a call for proposals for a joint session to be held at the SMT-AMS annual meeting in Vancouver, BC, November 3-6, 2016. The session will consist of 8-minute lightning talks only, with time for general discussion at the end. Abstracts of no more than 350 words should be submitted by no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, April 29, 2016. Successful proposers will be notified by May 15, 2016. Submitters may submit either to the AMS Music & Media Study Group or the SMT Film and Multimedia Group, but not both.