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In-Yer-Face Theatre: Two Decades On (Panel); abstract due November 16, 2015

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 3:11pm
Comparative Drama Conference, Baltimore, MD, March 31-April 2, 2016

By the time 1995 gave way to 1996, it was clear that something groundbreaking was afoot in the British theatre. 1995 had seen Sarah Kane's first play Blasted, Jez Butterworth's Mojo, Joe Penhall's Pale Horse and Judy Upton's Bruises. 1996 would feature the London premiere of Trainspotting, Mark Ravenhill's Shopping and Fucking, Martin McDonagh's The Beauty Queen of Leenane and The Cripple of Inishmaan as well as Kane's Phaedra's Love and Nick Grosso's Sweetheart.

Special Issue: "World Religions and Professional Communication

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 2:29pm
Journal of Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization

Scholarly conversations about the influence of religion on professional communication have largely been absent in our discipline's published literature, yet religion often intersects with the work of teachers, researchers, and practitioners. It intersects with rhetorical patterns at many levels and contexts, including the organizations in which we work and volunteer, the sites where we conduct research and solve problems, and our teaching/training practices with students, clients, co-workers community partners, and the many other populations we regularly serve in our professional lives.

CFP--Transnational Cityscapes--Edited Collection (Abstracts due December 16)

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 2:12pm
Dale Pattison, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Call for Papers
Transnational Cityscapes

We invite essays for an upcoming collection that utilize transnational approaches to theorize city space. Accepted essays will offer literary and cultural analyses that encourage us to think of cities, in all of their complexity, as sites of transnational, transactional engagement. In taking this approach, we hope to demonstrate how cities, which are increasingly extending and challenging boundaries of place, provide sites for complicating our understandings of citizenship, nationality, and the nation.

Call for Papers -- Alfred Hitchcock -- November 1, 2015

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 2:00pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
37th Annual Conference
February 10-13, 2016

Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras Ave. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 USA
Phone: 1-505-842-1234

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2015
Conference Website: (updated regularly)

The Politics of Sensibility: Private and Public Emotions in Eighteenth-Century England

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 1:40pm
Jorge Bastos da Silva / Universidade do Porto

'The Politics of Sensibility: Private and Public Emotions in Eighteenth-Century England'

Seminar accepted for the European Society for the Study of English Conference,
22-26 August 2016, Galway, Ireland

Dr. Dragoş Ivana, University of Bucharest, Romania;
Dr. Jorge Bastos da Silva, University of Porto, Portugal;

[REMINDER] Global Art Challenges: Towards an "Ecology of Knowledges" 27-29 April 2016

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 1:08pm
AGI & MoDe(s) - University of Barcelona

The International Conference Global Art Challenges: Towards an "Ecology of Knowledges" aims to reformulate established approaches to the study of global art in the face of ongoing challenges in that field. Building on sociologist Boaventura de Sousa Santo's concept of an "ecology of knowledges" (2007), the conference seeks to go beyond "abyssal thinking in modern Western-based conceptions" of art and to trace lines of inquiry into new epistemological approaches to global art studies. As theorized by de Sousa Santos, ecological thinking, understood as a counter-epistemology, recognizes the plurality of heterogeneous knowledge(s) and highlights the dynamic interconnections that exist between them[1].

Virginia MA Students CFP: LIterature and the American South

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 12:41pm
VCU English Graduate Student Research Forum

The VCU English Graduate Student Research Forum is sponsoring a call for papers relating to literature and the American South. The forum organizers welcome abstracts pertaining to Southern Literature from its inception to the contemporary period.

Possible topics of inquiry may include but are not limited to:
International and American perspectives of the South
Changing definitions of Southern identity
Culture, language, dialect
Southern race and ethnicity

Authors of accepted papers will be invited to present their work at the 2015 English Graduate Research Forum, November 14th 2015. Graduate Students of the Arts in English are invited to submit abstracts of approximately 350 words for consideration.

Speaking Her Mind: Canadian Women and Public Presence. 20 - 22 October, 2016, University of Calgary

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 12:38pm
Aritha van Herk (University of Calgary) / Christl Verduyn (Mount Allison University)

Speaking Her Mind: Canadian Women and Public Presence
20-22 October 2016
University of Calgary

How are women engaging with public discussion and debate in Canada?
Speaking Her Mind: Canadian Women and Public Presence is the follow-up conference to Discourse and Dynamics: Canadian Women as Public Intellectuals, which took place at Mount Allison University in October 2014 (see As Discourse and Dynamics made clear, "public intellectual" remains an unsatisfactory term for many women who have contributed to and continue to engage in public discussion and debate in Canada. Speaking Her Mind aims to take that investigation to the next level.

Reminder: ASECS 2016: "Making Menstruation: Catamenia in the Eighteenth Century" (Roundtable); March 31-April 3, 2016

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 12:34pm
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

This round table discussion seeks to examine the epistemological narratives of menstruation, the debates inherent to its intellectual and social history, and the ways in which the discourse of menses codified gender and sexuality within the layperson's social imagination in the long eighteenth century. Presenters may explore the intersection of menstruation with fields or methodologies including: new materialism; vitalism; physiological catachisms; health and sanitation; mythical mimesis; feminism and queer studies; history of medicine; etcetera.

Please send abstracts by September 15, 2015 to

ALCA 2016 - Serial Forms Seminar (March 17-20, 2016, Harvard University)

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 12:07pm
Dr. Anna Gibson, Duquesne University / American Comparative Literature Association Conference 2016

In response to an echoing call for a renewed attention to form, this seminar will examine a particularly rich formal classification: the serial. Conceiving of serial form broadly to encompass a variety of sequential and collected narratives, from installments and episodes to versions, revisions, witnesses, releases, copies, variations, collections, and cycles, we will ask how narratives in parts challenge and invigorate our critical approaches to narrative form. While criticism of serial form tends to center on Charles Dickens and look forward to twentieth-century radio and television, the formal conventions of seriality – the sequence and collection of narratives – extends far beyond this fictional field.

James Baldwin Review (JBR) Vol. 2

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 11:51am
James Baldwin Review

The James Baldwin Review (JBR), an annual peer-reviewed journal, is seeking submissions for its second volume. An Open Access online publication, The James Baldwin Review will bring together a wide array of peer-reviewed critical and creative work on the life, writings, and legacy of James Baldwin. JBR publishes essays that invigorate scholarship on James Baldwin, catalyse explorations of the literary, political, and cultural influence of Baldwin' writing and political activism, and deepen our understanding and appreciation of this complex and luminary figure.