In his 1967 "Des Espace Autres" Michel Foucault wrote that in contrast to literary and cultural criticism's previous privileging of history, periodization, and time that "The present epoch will perhaps be above all the epoch of space." In the past generation scholars working across a wide variety of the humanities including literary theory, history, philosophy, cultural studies and religious studies have confirmed Foucault's prediction.
The Carolina Graduate Literature Society is thrilled to announce the third annual Graduate English Conference at the University of South Carolina:
Crime and Criminality
April 1-2, 2016
Shelley Streeby, University of California San Diego
John Muckelbauer, University of South Carolina
JNT publishes theoretically sophisticated essays that examine narrative from a host of critical perspectives. Of particular interest are history and narrative; cultural studies and popular culture; discourses of class, gender, sexuality, race, nationality, subalternity, and ethnicity; film theory, queer theory, and media studies; new historical, poststructural, or global approaches to narrative forms (literary or otherwise); along with essays that span or subvert epistemic and disciplinary boundaries. JNT is multi-genre, multi-period, multi-national.
Call for papers: "Bodies and Politics"
An international conference organized by CIMMA ("Identity Constructions and Mobilizations in the English-Speaking World"): http://imager.u-pec.fr/5-groupes-de-travail/cimma
Dates: September 8-9, 2016, Université Paris-Est Créteil, France
300-word abstracts and short CVs should be submitted by March 30, 2016
Selected speakers will be notified by May 2016
Scientific coordinators: Sonia Birocheau, Karine Chambefort, Mélanie Grué
IUP EGO 2016 Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference CFP
Representing the Misrepresented: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Misinformation, Unreliability, and Marginalization
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sophia McClennen, Associate Director for the School of International Affairs and Professor of Comparative Literature and International Affairs at The Pennsylvania State University
CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
"Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory" October 28-29, 2016
Humber College's School of Liberal Arts and Sciences of Toronto, Canada in association with the International Festival of Authors (IFOA) will be presenting its third annual interdisciplinary conference "Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory." The International Festival of Authors (IFOA), one of the most celebrated literary festivals in the world, is located at the Harbourfront Centre, one of downtown Toronto's major cultural and artistic venues.
This special topics session slated for the 2016 RMMLA Convention will explore monsters in culture, literature, and media. Monster Studies is a growing sub-discipline within English and Cultural Studies. Some scholars have been incorporating monsters into their classrooms as a way to not only teach tenuous topics in a college classroom (e.g. sexism, racism, classism) but to engage students through a new, innovative topic.
This panel seeks proposals for presentations on Monster studies in general with a secondary focus on the use of monsters as pedagogical tools in the classroom. Proposals submitted for consideration will address either monsters at large or in some specific facet of the academic experience. Papers submitted can
Enarratio, the annual journal of the Medieval Association of the Midwest, invites articles on all fields of medieval studies, including but not limited to archaeology, art, bibliography, history, language, literature, music, philosophy, religion, and science. Enarratio is available by print subscription as well as open-access via Ohio State University Library's Knowledge Bank platform.
Accepted articles generally range from 5000-9000 words. Authors are held to high standards of accuracy, currency, and relevance to the field. All papers are judged by at least two peer reviewers.
Please note: the deadline of this CFP has been extended to Jan 17th
The Early Modern Colloquium at the University of Michigan invites abstracts for papers for their interdisciplinary graduate student conference, "Performance and Materiality in Medieval and Early Modern Culture" at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, March 11-12, 2016.
The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, a peer-reviewed academic journal edited by graduate students and dedicated to publishing cultural studies scholarship from both established and emerging scholars, is currently soliciting submissions for an upcoming special issue on: Bridging Divides.
the quint's thirtieth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 15th February 2016—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.
All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to members of the editorial board for double-blind peer review. Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint's editors or outside readers.
Discourses concerning the concept of (dis)connection are especially prevalent in contemporary society. The relationship between the mind and the body – whether fractured or in flux – feeds into notions of identity, the self, and the 'other'. Contemporary scholarship focusing upon borders, transformations and creations considers the manifold ways in which the body can be (re)organised and (dis)assembled.
This panel welcomes papers on topics related to Old and Middle English Language and Literature. Presenters are required to be members of SCMLA, but may join after acceptance. Please submit 500 word abstracts or complete papers to Rebecca Dark at email@example.com by March 31, 2016. Authors of accepted papers will be notified in April 2016. The conference will be held in Dallas, TX, Nov. 3-5, 2016.
"YOU ARE HERE": AN INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE ON PLACE, SPACE, AND EMBODIMENT
March 11-13, 2016 at Creighton University
At the root of every critical discussion, from politics to religion to student affairs, is a discussion of space, place, and location — where am I? Where can I go? Who else is here? Who cares?
Place holds a particular importance in understanding society and the social relations within it. With questions on the importance of this "ever-shifting social geometry of power and signification" (Massey 1994) that is the 'spatial,' "You Are Here," is a conference dedicated to exploring the questions and implications of space and place.
Daily Life through Literature: Culture and Society as Illustrated by Great Authors
Greenwood Publishing Group