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ALA - Society for Contemporary Lit General Call

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 2:46pm
Society for Contemporary Lit

The Society for Contemporary Literature invites 300-word abstracts for presentations at the annual conference of the ALA. The program committee welcomes abstracts on any aspect of American literature published in the last 25 years.

Military Masculinities in the Long Nineteenth Century, 20th-21st May 2015.

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 11:40am
University of Hull

Keynotes: Doctor Holly Furneaux and Professor Joanne Bailey.

To commemorate the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo and the lasting impact of the Napoleonic Wars upon the history of militarism, submissions are welcomed for 'Military Masculinities in the Long Nineteenth Century', an interdisciplinary conference held at the University of Hull on the 20th and 21st May 2015. We welcome papers from scholars across the humanities on the topic of nineteenth-century 'military' manliness. The conference will encompass a range of themes relating to notions of gender, war and empire, exploring the ways in which nineteenth-century society responded and reacted to ideas of militarism and mobilised manhood.

Revising the Rising: The Significance of 1916 for Ireland

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 11:26am
Caspersen School of Graduate Studies, Drew University

The Irish/Irish-American Studies and History and Culture programs of the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies invites paper proposals for its upcoming Irish history conference entitled "Revising the Rising," to be hosted by Drew University from March 20th to 22nd.

LA Film Manifestos - Deadline January 15 - Conference March 17-18

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 11:15am
Hudson Moura, University of Toronto

Cinema Novo/New Worlds:

Latin American Cinema and Film Manifestos Conference

University of Toronto

March 17-18, 2014

To mark the fiftieth anniversary of Glauber Rocha's film manifesto Aesthetic of Hunger (1965), and the importance of Cinema Novo as a major influence on film history, the University of Toronto is pleased to host this international conference on Latin American cinema in March 2015.

Keynote Speaker: Ismail Xavier (University of São Paulo, Brazil)

'Perfectly phrased and quite as true': Aphoristic Modernity, 1890–1950; 4 July 2015

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 10:00am
Dr Kostas Boyiopoulos and Dr Michael Shallcross

'Perfectly phrased and quite as true': Aphoristic Modernity, 1890–1950

We hold this truth to be self-evident: the conference will take place on the 4th of July 2015, at King's Manor, University of York, UK.

Plenary speakers:
Dr Mark Sandy, Durham University
Dr James Williams, University of York

[UPDATE] The Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities 2015

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 10:35pm
The International Academic Forum

Abstract submission deadline extended to February 1, 2015

The International Academic Forum, in conjunction with its global partners, is pleased to announce the Sixth Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities to be held from April 2-5, 2015, at the Rihga Royal Hotel & the adjoining Osaka International Conference Center, Osaka, Japan.

Publish before a global audience. Present in a supportive environment. Network and create new relationships. Hear the latest research. Experience Japan. Join a global academic community.

2015 Conference Theme: "Power"

Public Criticism-Art, for ASAP/7: Arts & the Public, September 24-27, 2015 (Clemson University)

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 5:37pm
Samuel Cohen

For ASAP (Association of the Study of the Arts of the Present) conference, ASAP/7: Arts & the Public, September 24-27, 2015, hosted by Clemson University. Looking for papers for a panel on pamphleteers, broadsiders, sidewalk ranters, bloggers, trollers, Tweeters, and other creators of public acts of criticism that shade into artworks themselves. Interested in a discussion about how these acts of criticism-art reflect on and/or redefine the relationship between artists and their publics, about genres of art and of criticism. 250-word abstract and CV to by 1/26/15.

University of California Graduate Student Working Groups on African / Black Diaspora

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 3:22pm
African Diaspora Graduate Scholars at University of California, Los Angeles

Working Groups on Social Justice and Black Arts / Performance
University of California Call For Participation

The African Diaspora Graduate Scholars (ADGS) group at UCLA is organizing two UCHRI graduate student working group applications surrounding the following themes:

- Social Justice
- Black Arts and Performance

One non-UC graduate student living in California is allowed per working group. All other working group participants must be UC graduate students in good standing in any department or field, so long as they demonstrate commitment to the organization and execution of the proposed events and/or project(s) associated with their Multi-Campus Graduate Working Group at the time of application.

Melodrama - Graduate Conference - Deadline January 10 - Conference February 13

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 2:44pm
Brandeis University English Department

We are excited to announce that the Brandeis English Department Graduate Student Conference will be held on February 13, 2015 and will examine the topic of Melodrama. Lucy Fischer, Distinguished Professor of English and Film Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, will give the keynote address.


Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 1:07pm
the Victorian

New January Edition

A new edition of "The Victorian" will be published in January 2015. Please send along your articles, reviews and conference papers for inclusion.

Everything is Not Going to Be Okay: Optimism in the Age of Catastrophe April 10th 2015

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 11:19am
Graduate Conference at the Comparative Literature Department at University at Buffalo

Everyone – politicians, Disney films, pop songs, our therapists, friends and professors – keep telling us things will turn out alright, while almost every scientific report and every other news article we read counters that notion. Political activists are encouraged to affect change with smiles on their faces and cancer patients are asked to "fight" their disease with positive thinking. Obama's promises of hope and change spoke to the fears and desires of many, even though his campaign poster showed him looking in no specific direction at all. Everywhere we encounter the elusive message that we all share some common goal and that we're all in the same boat.

Semiofest 2015 (4-5 June) invites abstracts for presentation

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 10:42am

Semiofest is the go to event for anyone interested in applied semiotics. Semiotics practitioners, designers, researchers, buyers, communicators, planners come and share their work. The conference is focused on sharing of ideas in an accessible and inclusive fashion with the idea of letting everyone in on the discussion. The conference invites 500 word abstracts.

Reassessing Women's Writing of the 1860s and 1870s. 6-7 July 2015.

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 8:22am
International Centre for Victorian Women Writers, Canterbury Christ Church University

International Centre for Victorian Women Writers (ICVWW)

From Brontë to Bloomsbury Second International Conference:

Reassessing Women's Writing of the 1860s and 1870s

6-7 July 2015

Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, UK

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Professor Adrienne Gavin (ICVWW)

Professor Lyn Pykett (Emeritus Professor, Aberystwyth University)