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Horror Vacui: 5th Annual Graduate Conference of the Department of Spanish & Portuguese - University of Minnesota

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 12:15pm
Department of Spanish & Portuguese - University of Minnesota
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

The graduate students from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities are pleased to announce that we will be hosting our annual conference, titled ''Horror vacui: V Annual Graduate Student Conference''. The conference will take place on March 30-31, 2018 in Minneapolis. Through the Latin expression horror vacui we intend to synthesize a comprehensive Western tradition of the creation of and approach to different kinds of emptiness, be they linguistics, political, cultural, or artistic voids, whose mere existence generates anguish and, thereby, legitimizes the strategies of their occupation and suppression.

We are proud to announce the participation of the plenary speakers:

Mutating Ecologies in Contemporary Art, II International Symposium

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 7:03am
University of Barcelona / MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 24, 2017

What role could philosophy play to the challenges posed by climate change, resource depletion and the diverse political and cultural crises our societies face in the 21st Century? How to identify the toxic effects of the logic of advance capitalism and neoliberal globalization in a cognitive, social and structural level? What kind of narratives, cartographies and figurations account for the fractures and contradictions of our times? How to reinvent subjectivity when trying to make it compatible with mutating universes of value? How can art, cultural becomings and institutional practice be thought in terms of environmental sustainability in the postnatural and posthuman, technologically-mediated era of the Anthropocene?


Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:47pm
University of Nottingham
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 18, 2018

We are excited to announce the CfP for Orientations: A Conference of Narrative and Place, to be held on the 30th and 31st of May 2018 at the University of Nottingham. Orientations is an interdisciplinary, international conference exploring the relationship between narrative, space, and place.

We are further delighted to announce that our first keynote will be delivered by Fiona Mozley, writer of the Booker Prize nominated novel Elmet (2017). Details regarding our second keynote will be released soon.

Haunted History in France and America: When the Ghosts of Slavery Resurface

Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 7:27pm
French PhD Program, Graduate Center, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 21, 2018

As seen in Charleston, South Carolina and more recently in Charlottesville, Virginia, monuments that celebrate slave-owning heritage such as confederate flags and memorials honoring anti-abolitionists have become contentious subjects, leading to outrage and violence. For some, these controversial symbols represent racial oppression; for others, their heritage, turning historic landscapes into a stage for the ongoing conversation about race and inequality in America.  Unlike France, the United States has yet to officially acknowledge slavery as a crime against humanity or to erect slave memorials that pay homage to the victims.  

Special Issue on “Frankenstein 200”

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:48pm
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities (, E-ISSN 0975-2935, indexed/abstracted by Elsevier Scopus, ERIH PLUS, EBSCO, MLA etc) is inviting latest interdisciplinary research works on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1818) on the ocassion the completion of 200 years in 2018.

Papers should be between ideally 3000-5000 words.
Book reviews should be between 1000-1200 words for single and/or double book reviews. Review articles should be above 2000 words with proper citations.

Style Sheet: APA

Liberal Education Conference May 3-5, 2018

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 9:10pm
Mount Royal University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 23, 2018

Can a liberal education make you a better discerner of truth?

It seems as if we're awash in information. From the moment we wake until we turn off our phones at night, we are bombarded with images, messages, news and information from a confounding number of sources. The entirety of the world's collected facts, seemingly left unadulterated only for us to interpret and justify, never feels more than a few taps away.

Global Black Desires

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 2:33pm
The Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 5, 2018

The Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean Conference



Conference date and location:

May 4, 2018

The Graduate Center, City University of New York

New York City


Deadline for submissions: January 5, 2018