In her 2014 Modern Language Association Presidential Address, "Connective Histories in Vulnerable Times," Marianne Hirsch reconfigures vulnerability. She asserts that answers to problems lie within the "aesthetic encounters" that we practice, study, and teach, which "elicit a sense of vulnerability that can move us toward an ethics and a politics of open endedness and mobility, attuning us to the needs of the present, potentialities for change, and to the future." Vulnerability, in essence, sustains us. In this era of STEM-focused funding and vast academic change, the humanities continue to reconfigure vulnerability into sustainability.
DEADLINE APPROACHING-September 30, 2014
We seek proposals for an approved panel for the 2015 NEMLA conference in Toronto.
Through consistent creation of powerful female heroines the likes of which we have never seen in Victorian literature, Steampunk has emerged as a strong feminist voice that addresses contemporary and current discourses on femininity simultaneously and rethinks our ideas of Victorian gender roles. This panel seeks to examine how Steampunk Young Adult and graphic novels subvert Victorian patriarchy and Empire by creating an alternate past that reimagines them both. Please submit 300-word abstract and bio.
Area: British, Women's and Gender Studies
The Philological Association of the Carolinas invites you to submit papers related to this year's theme of cultural production. We welcome panel and paper proposals on the rhetorical situation of author and reader (producer-consumer); the historical and materialist context of cultural texts; translation; minor literature; and, of course, on Wilmywood films such as Blue Velvet, Empire Records, Firestarter, Lolita,and Iron Man 3.
Papers on literary, cultural, media, film and communication studies are also welcome, as are presentations on pedagogy, semiotics, linguistics, and literary and cultural theory.
The Editorial Board of Scritture migranti: rivista di scambi interculturali is now accepting proposals for its 8/2014 issue. Interested scholars should send an abstract (at least 2 pages long) and a short bio to firstname.lastname@example.org. Materials must be unpublished and submitted exclusively to our journal . Deadline for submissions: DECEMBER 10, 2014.
Keynote speakers to include:
Nicholas Cook, Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge
Julian Johnson, Royal Holloway, University of London
Lawrence Kramer, Fordham University, New York
Science Fiction Film and Television seeks submissions for a special issue on "Star Trek at 50."
Katherine Mansfield and the 'Blooms Berries'
28-30 May 2015
An international conference organized by the Katherine Mansfield Society, to be held at the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Professor Sydney Janet Kaplan
University of Washington
CFP: The Gothic in Literature, Film and Culture (11/1/14; National PCA/ACA Conference, 4/1/15-4/4/15)
NATIONAL POPULAR & AMERICAN CULTURE
ASSOCIATIONS 2015 JOINT CONFERENCE
Submissions: All submissions should go through the database:
The Conference will be held at the
New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70130
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 1, 2014.
We welcome papers and presentations on any aspect of the Gothic in film, literature, media, performance or other forms of cultural expression. All critical approaches are welcome.
GRADUATE SYMPOSIUM @ INDIANA UNIVERSITY | CULTURAL INDIGESTION | DECEMBER 5-6, 2014
The 3rd Annual Indiana University Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance Graduate Symposium on Theatre & Performance Studies:
Cultural Indigestion (colon) Exploring the Complexities of Interculturalism in Theatre and Performance
"Tupi or not Tupi: that is the question." -Oswald de Andrade
We invite paper proposals for a panel the H.D. International Society is organizing at the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 26-28, 2015, hosted each year by the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY. The focus of the panel, "New Approaches to H.D." is open-ended, and we will consider work focusing on any aspect of H.D. and/or her circle, although the interdisciplinary emphasis of the conference (which expressly embraces literature's relationship to other arts and disciplines) means that an interdisciplinary angle might be especially appropriate.
Call For Papers: Critical Survey
Guest Edited edition of the academic journal published by Berghahn.
TOPIC: [THE?] ARCHIVE
ATHE Dramaturgy Focus Group Graduate Student Match-Making
Call For Papers / Panel Ideas
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) 2015 Conference
July 30-August 2, 2015, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Je Me Souviens / I Remember
Quebec's simple but provocative motto, which is not without controversy over interpretation, caught our imagination — both metaphorically and geographically. It invokes thoughts of remembering — remembering theatre at its best, when its immediacy and humanness is embraced, remembering our past and how it points to the future, and remembering our power to instigate change.
Joyce, Yeats and the Revival: The VIII James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome
Università Roma Tre, Italy - 2-3 February 2015
Deadline for proposals: 15 November 2014
The James Joyce Italian Foundation invites proposals for the Eighth Annual Conference in Rome. It will be hosted by the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the Università Roma Tre, to celebrate Joyce's 133th birthday.
The conference will be the occasion to present unpublished papers and works in progress on Joyce to an international audience.
Confirmed speakers: Matthew Campbell, Erik Bindervoet, Robbert-Jan Henkes, Fritz Senn, Carla Marengo Vaglio
Call for contributors for an essay collection on professional wrestling and performance, edited by Broderick Chow (Brunel University), Eero Laine (The Graduate Center, City University of New York), and Claire Warden (University of Lincoln).
Call for Submissions from Harlot: A Revealing Look at the Arts of Persuasion
Special Issue, Spring 2015: Crafting and DIY Rhetorics
2 January 2015 - Submissions Deadline
Amber Buck, Megan Condis, Kristi Prins, Marilee Brooks-Gillies, Martha Webber
These days the word "craft" gets attached to a lot—from cocktails to crochet, 3D printing to upcycled t-shirts, handmade paper to handmade pickles. And this trend only appears to be growing as craft is closely connected to the DIY movement: a wide-ranging, ever-expanding, and sometimes controversial field of work and play.