Faculty Keynote: Julia Walker, Art History Department (Binghamton University)
A conference at the Center for 21st Century Studies (C21), UW-Milwaukee
April 30-May 2, 2015
What comes after extinction? Our predominant understanding of extinction today relates to natural species extinctions caused largely by human actions. But in the twenty-first century categorical distinctions between humans and nonhumans or culture and nature are no longer tenable—if they ever really were. Indeed as Darwin was not even the first to note, mass extinction events preceded the appearance of humans on the planet.
Call for Papers: Travel and Conflict in the Medieval and Early Modern World
Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS) Aberystwyth-Bangor
Biennial conference, 3rd-5th September 2015, Bangor University
Michal Biran (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
Daniel Carey (National University of Ireland, Galway)
Judith Jesch (University of Nottingham)
International Network for Alternative Academia - Extends a general invitation to participate
2nd International Symposium: Creating Characters, Inventing Lives: The Art of the Self
Part of the Research Program on: Aesthetic Lives, Artistic Selves
Thursday 14th to Saturday 16th of May, 2015
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Venue: Betahaus BCN
Address: (Carrer de Vilafranca 7, Gràcia, 08024)
Sideways in Time: Alternate History and Counterfactual Narratives:
March 30-31, 2015 [Please note the change in dates from the previous cfp; we have also confirmed our 3 keynote speakers - see below]
Sideways in Time is an Alternate History Conference to be held at the University of Liverpool - in association with Lancaster University. This interdisciplinary conferences will bring together scholarship in science fiction, fantasy, historical and literary fictions, as well as historians and counterfactual thought-experiments, to discuss those fictional narratives that deals with alternate histories and parallel worlds.
Once considered escapist or closely linked to fantasy, the Gothic genre (or mode, as scholars increasingly call it) has recently begun to be explored for its material concerns and engagement with real-world matters. This special issue of Text Matters invites essays that develop this line of inquiry, focusing on how the Gothic attempts to matter in concrete and critical ways, and mapping its rhetorical and aesthetic strategies of intervention and narration, affect and influence.
The current notion of competitive sports involves an ambiguous attitude towards one's own belonging. On the one hand, sports have become increasingly globalized, and on the other the issue of competing in support of one's own nation goes on being an explicit responsibility of the professional athletes who comes from a specific nation but at the same time are supposed to "speak" a common language, universally understood regardless of one's national belonging. As Andrei S. Markovits & Lars Rensmann state in their Gaming the World (2010), globalization and local allegiances as conflicting influences are remoulding the cultural and artistic implications of sports all over the world.
VERGE: Studies in Global Asias
Senior Editors, Tina Chen and Eric Hayot
Pluralism: Addressing the Challenges of the Modern Nation-State
The Pluralism, Inclusion and Citizenship Project: 10th Global Meeting
Saturday 2nd May – Monday 4th May 2015
Call for Presentations:
Pluralism is both a challenge as well as a goal of communities in the contemporary modern Nation-States.
Communities are grappling with issues like ISIS, the near-independence of Scotland, ongoing viability of the EU, Russia vs. Ukraine vs. international community and asylum-seekers policy, just to name a few. At the same time, there is increased diversification of population with large-scale migrations, and diversity of populations in modern Nation-States is celebrated.
The recently founded Journal, Hypercultura, of the Hyperion University, Bucharest, Romania, now at his fourth number, is looking for reviewers for articles that have been submitted in the areas of Literature, Cultural Studies, Linguistics
- Hinduism, Western (movies), identity politics, racism (African-American, Gypsiness, Postcolonialism, Native-Americans, identity-sociology, Anglo-American Literature (Victorian, on raical minorities, on Africans)African Identity, media-propaganda)
If you are willing to act as reviewers, please send your CV at the following email address, so that we can know your areas of expertise, WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE AT LEAST PHD STUDENTS
UPDATED with EXTENDED DEADLINE CFP: Literature (General) Southwest PCA/ACA (11/15/14; 2/11-2/14/15)
Organizers of the 36th annual Southwest Popular Culture and American Culture Association conference seek paper and panel submissions to the "Literature (General)" category. This area will provide a forum for scholarly presentations on literary subjects outside of our more specific Literature areas. (Before submitting to the general area, please peruse the specific area list: http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/#literature.)
Toxic Grounds: Environmental Pollution and Materiality (deadline 11/24/14)
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) Eleventh Biennial Conference
June 23-27, 2015
University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
The First World War: Literature, Culture, Modernity
Wednesday 12 & Thursday 13 November 2014, 9.30am to 5.00pm
The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH
Dr Santanu Das, King's College London, and Dr Kate McLoughlin, University of Oxford
Call for Papers
Studies in South Asian Film and Media
Special Issue: Science Fiction in South Asian Film, Media, Arts and Literature.