As homemakers, academics, politicians, and entrepreneurs, women's experience throughout history has been characterized by a contradictory tension between marginalisation and pioneering leadership. This conference is a history of being on the edge, exploring the ways in which women have been at times marginalized and liminal figures whilst also being vanguards of change and revolution. The 2014 International Women's Day Conference at Queen's University Belfast will explore what it means for a woman to be on the edge in different socio-historical contexts.
Cross-cultural Studies is an international peer-reviewed journal published by Center for Cross-cultural Studies of National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, and has been indexed in the THCI (Taiwan Humanities Citation Index). It is published biannually and covers Chinese and English publications. The journal has been devoted to offering inter-disciplinary perspectives on cultural/cross-cultural issues and engaging in academic discussions since 2008. For more information about the journal, please visit the website as follows:
1st Global Conference
Testimony: Memory, Trauma, Truth, Engagement
Tuesday 29th July – Thursday 31st July 2014
Mansfield College, Oxford
Ideas of Rulership: Kings and Queens in Elite and Popular Cultures, to be held on 24-25 October 2014
Over the centuries monarchs wielded power and empire, whereas the rest of the populace swayed the rise and fall of their civilization. From Julius Caesar to King Arthur to Elizabeth I, their feats and portraits were disseminated in various forms of representations that tell stories of different cultural imaginings.
ENERGIES: THROUGH THE MATERIAL, THEORETICAL & TEXTUAL
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
March 28-29, 2014
Deadline for proposals: January 3, 2014 (EXTENDED)
Fiction writer and essayist ROXANE GAY (Eastern Illinois University) is the author most recently of An Untamed State (Atlantic/Grove) and Bad Feminist (Harper Perennial).
Scholar URSULA K. HEISE (UCLA) is the author most recently of Sense of Place and Sense of Planet: The Environmental Imagination of the Global (Oxford University Press).
"When I cannot see words curling like rings of smoke round me I am in darkness I am nothing." -Virginia Woolf, The Waves
Turn your semester's research papers into conference papers. In celebration of 50 years of graduate studies, The University of Dayton invites you to join us March 29, 2014 for a graduate conference devoted to an exploration of the space and place that words create. How does space inform our identities as writers? How do we perceive space, literally and figuratively, in literature? How does race or gender influence the space we are given, or take, in society? Where is our place in the classroom and what can we do with it?
Texts and Contexts
Critical Companion to World Literatures in English
Submission deadline for Issue #2: 15 February 2014
Graduate Student Essay Contest deadline: 15 March 2014
Age, Culture, Humanities promotes cross-disciplinary, critical investigations of the experiences of age, aging, and old age, as seen through the lens of the humanities and arts. The goals are to consider age as a category of identity, advance understanding of the aging process and of age differences across the lifespan, interrogate cultural articulations of aging and old age, and generate innovative, engaging scholarly approaches to the study of age and aging in the humanities.
The 14th annual North Carolina Colloquium in Medieval and Early Modern Studies invites graduate students to submit proposals for 15-20 minute paper presentations that engage with the theme of sovereignty in the contexts of late antiquity, the middle ages, and the early modern period. The conference will take place at Smith Warehouse (Duke University), February 7-8, 2014.
STR New Researchers' Network
20 May 2014
The Theatres Trust
Call for Papers
The recently founded New Researchers' Network of the Society for Theatre Research is pleased to announce its inaugural symposium on the theme of 'Emergence'. As a term 'Emergence' is multi-dimensional, referring simultaneously to a movement away from or out of something else, an escape from confinement or the manifestation of something new, and recovery from difficult circumstances.
Sex in Context
Our Spring 2014 issue will feature a selection of papers devoted to "Sex in Context." Papers submitted to "Sex in Context" should explore the role of sex and/or sexuality in texts. Some potential questions papers may address include, but are not limited to:
British Women Writers Conference @ Binghamton University (SUNY): June 19-21, 2014
22nd Annual Meeting of the British Women Writers Conference
June 19-21, 2014
Binghamton University, State University of New York
For the 22nd annual meeting of the British Women Writers Conference, we will focus on the theme of "Reflections." Cross-disciplinary in scope and implication, we invite papers—as well as panel and roundtable proposals—to explore "reflections" as broadly as possible, whether they are physical or metaphysical; individual or cultural; social, historical or fictional; real or imagined; seen or unseen.
Call for Papers
Authority and Its Discourses
Department of Foreign Languages, University of Boumerdès
October 19-21, 2014
Have you taught a terrific literature class recently? Contributions are solicited for a web resource focused on teaching English literature at the college/university level, Teaching College Literature, launched in 2012. Please visit the site at: http://teachingcollegelit.com