To mark the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's death, the Centre for Studies in Literature and the Centre for European and International Studies Research at the University of Portsmouth are holding a conference on 'Shakespearean Communities' celebrating Shakespeare's life, work and influence. A wealth of scholarship has explored Shakespeare and his contemporary world, where communities were being created, contested and redefined. The persecution of religious minorities, the discovery of the new world, the growing importance of the mercantile class and the spread of the printed text, tested and redrew ideas of community and fellowship.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Horse Tales: Writing the Equine in Children's Literature
21st May, 2016
One-day Conference at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education.
'As long as there are ponies in them…I don't mind how many adventures I have. Somehow when you've got ponies you always have adventures.'
Ruby Ferguson, Jill and the Perfect Pony.
'I'd rather have a goddam horse. A horse is at least human, for God's sake.'
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
(Un)Bound Horizons: Flights, Faults, Ruptures, and Rhythms of Interdisciplinary Humanities
Third Annual Interdisciplinary Humanities Graduate Student Conference
University of California, Merced
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Keynote Speaker: Elizabeth Freeman, University of California, Davis
Our call for submissions is now OPEN. We are currently accepting visual art and poetry submissions for our next issue from September, 18, 2015 to December 1st, 2015.
Send 3-5 poems to thebearinvisible [at] gmail [dot] com in a .doc, .docx, or .pdf in an attachment. Do not include any identifying information on your submission. In the subject line of your e-mail, include your full author name and the type of submission. Example: "Frank O'Hara, Poetry." All submissions are blind read by three, independent readers. Including a bio with your submission is not necessary, but you will be requested for a short bio if your piece is selected. Please do not include your submission in the body of the e-mail.
We are pleased to invite proposals for the 28th annual graduate conference presented by Stony Brook University's Graduate English Society.
Motor Culture and the Road welcomes all papers that engage with a variety of topics that cover motor culture and/or representations of "the road." There are wide sweeping possibilities for this focus of study, and therefore multiple disciplines can be represented through this area. Motor Culture and the Road can simply be about automobiles, travel and/or mobility; but it also is much more expansive to include topics about community building, roadside myths, and/or nostalgia about the past. However one chooses to interpret the terms motor and road, there is little doubt that both have been influential in shaping popular culture.
"Monsters die out when the collective imagination no longer needs them." — Glen Duncan
"You must not forget that a monster is only a variation, and that to a monster the norm is monstrous." — John Steinbeck
When is a text an impostor? When does it speak with a monstrous voice? How is authority conferred to texts? At what point does an imposition become a keystone text? How does a field change in relation to these emerging impositions? Is the revolutionary already normative? Is it possible to answer these questions within a developing field of study? How do you situate the individual vis-à-vis a field?
"The imaginary" invokes spectres, memories, what is sensed, felt, and wanted, the fanciful, visionary, shadowy, illusory, what is not visible or legible, a past and a future we can not perceive.
For Lacan, the imaginary is the beginning: "I began with the Imaginary, I then had to chew on the story of the Symbolic ... and I finished by putting out for you this famous Real." For sociologist John B.Thompson, the social imaginary is "the creative and symbolic dimension of the social world, the
dimension through which human beings create their ways of living together and their ways of representing their collective life."
WSQ Call for Papers: Special Issue
Guest editor: Terri Gordon-Zolov, The New School
The 15th Annual University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate Student Theatre Conference:
Call for Papers, Panels, and Performances
April 23rd, 2016
The UW-Madison Theatre and Drama Graduate Student Organization (TDGSO) will sponsor the Graduate Student Theatre Conference on April 23rd, 2016. The theme for the conference will be 'Blurring Boundaries.'
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Mary E. Barnard (Penn State)
The Cine-Files is now accepting submissions (4000-6000 words) for the "Featured Scholarship" segment of Issue 10 (Spring 2016), a special issue on cinematic affect.
The Spring 2016 special issue on cinematic affect will feature three components:
1. A dossier of solicited materials, curated by guest editor Anne Rutherford (author of What Makes a Film Tick? Cinematic Affect, Materiality and Mimetic Innervation, 2011). Contributors will include Jennifer Barker, Jennifer Biddle, Eugenie Brinkema, Jenny Chamarette, Robin Curtis, Lalitha Gopalan, Paul Gormley, Gertrud Koch, Laura Marks, Angela Ndalianis, Patricia Pisters, Anna Powell, Amit Rai, Elena de Rio, and Steven Shaviro.
The Sports Studies Caucus of the American Studies Association seeks panel proposals for the 2016 Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, November 17-20, 2016.
In particular, we seek proposals that address the 2016 Annual Meeting theme: "Home/Not Home: Centering American Studies Where We Are." We likewise encourage panel submissions that engage the Colorado/mountain/outdoor sportscape and its role in the sporting cultures of the Americas.