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Shakespeare and Waste, May 23rd, 2015 (Abstracts May 1st)

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 10:03am
Kingston Shakespeare Seminar in Theory (KiSSiT)

The Oxford English Dictionary lists three main senses for 'waste' in the English language:

1, Waste or desert land
2, Action or process of wasting
3, Waste matter, refuse

The conference invites abstracts for 20 minute papers which fit under these broad headings.

Papers might consider, but are not limited to, the following areas and questions:

Reconstruction 15.1: Unorthodox Autobiographies

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 8:05am
Alan Clinton / Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Introducing: Reconstruction 15.1, "Unorthodox Autobiographies"

Edited by Matthew Ryan Smith

Featuring work by: James A. Wren, Ricky Varghese, Meryl McMaster, Ellyn Walker, Brendan Sullivan, Sharlene Khan, Rev. Michael Prieur, Matthew Ryan Smith, Ana Laura Pauchulo, and Sandra Lim.

Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture (ISSN: 1547-4348) is an innovative online cultural studies journal dedicated to fostering an intellectual community composed of scholars and their audience, granting them all the ability to share thoughts and opinions on the most important and influential work in contemporary interdisciplinary studies. Reconstruction publishes three Themed Issues and one Open Issue per year.

PAMLA 2015 (Nov 6-8 2015) Western American Literature-Special Session. Deadline May 15th 2015.

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 5:41am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Literature Association

PAMLA special session on Western American literature.
This session will feature papers on all aspects of cinema, drama, prose and poetry of the American West. We welcome proposals that explore, problematise, and/or redefine the West as a construct that emerges throughout various forms of representation and also papers that seek to explore the contemporary condition of Western American literature in a globalised 21st Century.

Limina Conference 2015- Think Forward, Look Back

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 12:56am
Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies

Held at the University of Western Australia, the conference aims to foster a supportive environment in which postgraduates and early career researchers can present their work. The Limina Editorial Collective is calling for conference submissions from postgraduates and early career researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences which engage with the theme of 'Think Forward Look Back'.
Topics may include (but are not limited to):

Gender and/or sexuality

Digital and/or popular culture
Literary Criticism
Cultural theory
Australian history
National mythologies
Social and public policy
Digital heritage

Power and the Mediterranean, Nov. 13-15, 2015

Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 12:59pm
Susan Abraham/Meditopos, University of Michigan

The conference Power and the Mediterranean will be held on 13-15 November 2015 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, featuring keynote speaker Julia Clancy-Smith (University of Arizona).

CFP [UPDATE] - Specters of Ethics – in the Trails of Globalization and Futurity

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 12:09pm
Susan Arndt/Mariam Popal/Rinaldo Walcott - University of Bayreuth/University of Toronto

CFP - Specters of Ethics – in the Trails of Globalization and Futurity

You are cordially invited to submit your abstract (of maximum of 200 words) together with a short resumé (or a link to your CV) by
May 15st 2015 with the headword CfA-Ethics in the subject-line to,,