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Mathematics and Poiesis in the Long Renaissance, Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, Toronto, 17-19 March 2019

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 9:19am
Travis D. Williams
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Paper abstracts are invited for the seminar "Mathematics and Poiesis in the Long Renaissance," to be held at the 17-19 March 2019 Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting in Toronto. This seminar seeks papers that explore, develop, and theorize, in historically grounded ways, how the creative imagination connects mathematics and the poietic arts across the European Renaissance.

SCMS 2019- Network Aesthetics

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 11:06am
Aden Jordan
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Our panel is focused upon networks, and the ways in which cinema and media have responded to the difficulty in representing complete models of contemporary networked existence. Our first speaker will be exploring how networks are represented geographically, specifically examining the second season of True Detective. In the series California is characterized as an infrastructural-economic network. This network poses significant problems for policing networks trying to mediate criminal activity that moves fluidly across borders and behind political obfuscation. In the series, effective policing is part and parcel with efforts to maintain a stable sense of identity complicated by the incongruity between personal and professional networks.

FALL 2018 ISSUE: The Scattered Pelican - Matter(s) of Fact

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 9:29am
Official Graduate Journal of Comparative Literature, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Western University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 24, 2018

For the next issue of The Scattered Pelican, we invite all graduate students in Comparative Literature or related fields to submit article-length contributions exploring the theme of the 20th Annual Graduate Student Conference of the Comparative Literature, Hispanic Studies and Theory & Criticism, which recently took place at Western University: Matter(s) of Fact. 

The Biannual International Margaret Cavendish Conference

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 9:25am
The International Margaret Cavendish Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

6-9 JUNE 2019

Trondheim, Norway

HOST: Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

THEME: Natures, Pictures:  Cavendish and Early Modern Science, Technology, and Creativity 

Call for Papers

The society welcomes proposals for 20-minute papers on topics related directly or indirectly to the theme, or on any aspects of Cavendish, her work, her family (including William Cavendish, Jane Cavendish, and Elizabeth Cavendish) and her contemporaries, influences, and responses to her work. In particular, we invite panel proposals on the work of Anne Conway and other early modern women scientists and philosophers. Papers may explore, but are not limited to, the following disciplines:  

- art history

World Picture Conference 2018

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 9:26am
Jules O'Dwyer / University of Cambridge
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018



World Picture Conference 2018



University of Cambridge

12 & 13 December




Keynote Speakers


Anne Boyer

(Kansas City Art Institute/University of Cambridge)


Tiziana Terranova


Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 9:06am
Walt Whitman Birthplace Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Walt Whitman Birthplace Association (WWBA) invites you to attend the inaugural Walt Whitman International Festival (WWIF) to be held August 9-11, 2019 at Walt’s Birthplace on Long Island, NY, in celebration of Whitman’s Bicentennial birthday. Join this historic celebration.

Walt was born here in 1819 in a home built by his father. In Walt’s poem, “There Was a Child Went Forth,” he commemorates his Birthplace environs that “became part of that child who went forth every day, and who now goes, and will always go forth every day.”

ICMS 2019 "Rhetoric of Resistance"

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 3:59pm
The International Association of Robin Hood Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

CFP: ICMS 2019 "Rhetoric of Resistance"

The International Association of Robin Hood Studies is sponsoring a session on “Rhetoric of Resistance” at the 2019 International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo (ICMS 2019).

Shakespeare’s Literary Recovery and Afterlife (British Shakespeare Association 2019 Conference)

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 4:00pm
Nikki Roulo / University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Echoing Theseus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream,  Claude  McKay notes, “You place your Seers with madmen, fools and rogues, Their words distort and twist.” This panel will explore the “distort and twist” of words, examining how Shakespeare’s literary work (re)defines and intersects with race and community today. How is Shakespeare recovered within minority communities? How is his work used in music to address race and contemporary issues? Why is his work subverted and reconfigured to address contemporary issues of race and nation? Do performances place the audience in a place of complicitness? This session invites papers that explore the intersection of his literary recovery and race.

Topics may include:

CALL FOR PAPERS: TRANSITIONS 8 – new directions in comics studies 2018

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 6:19pm
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 24, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS: TRANSITIONS 8 – new directions in comics studies 2018

Birkbeck, University of London

Saturday 10th November 2018

After a year’s hiatus we are delighted to announce this call for papers for the interdisciplinary Transitions 2018 symposium. Originally convened by PhD students in 2010, Transitions at Birkbeck is a platform for emerging research that is free to attend and participate in.