all recent posts


Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 1:59pm
full name / name of organization: 
Creighton University Department of English


March 11-13, 2016 at Creighton University


At the root of every critical discussion, from politics to religion to student affairs, is a discussion of space, place, and location — where am I? Where can I go? Who else is here? Who cares?

Place holds a particular importance in understanding society and the social relations within it. With questions on the importance of this "ever-shifting social geometry of power and signification" (Massey 1994) that is the 'spatial,' "You Are Here," is a conference dedicated to exploring the questions and implications of space and place.

Library Outreach to Writers and Poets: Interviews and Case Studies of Cooperation

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 12:47pm
full name / name of organization: 
Carol Smallwood/McFarland
contact email: 

One or two chapters sought from U.S. writers, poets, academic, public, school, special librarians, LIS and Creative Writing faculty, sharing practical know-how about outreach, workshops, literary festivals, readings, librarian/author/poet visits to schools and other groups, spotlights-on-authors, book talks/clubs. Interview format chapters by librarians/writers/poets welcomed.

No previously published, simultaneously submitted material. One, two, or three authors per chapter/interview; each by the same author(s). Compensation: one complimentary copy per 3,000-4,000 word chapter/interview accepted no matter how many co-authors, or if one or two chapters: author discount on more copies.

Design in Humanistic Inquiry - Trans-Scripts Interdisciplinary Journal - Jan 15, 2016 Abstract Deadline

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 11:56am
full name / name of organization: 
Heather Thomas/ University of California, Irvine
contact email: 

Trans-Scripts—the interdisciplinary journal based at the University of California, Irvine—invites graduate students to submit their work for publication. The theme of our sixth volume is "Design in Humanistic Inquiry."


The Apollonian--Submissions and Proposals for Vol. III

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 11:25am
full name / name of organization: 
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

The Apollonian—Call for Papers for Vol. III, Issue 1 and Issue 2
For our Vol. III, Issue 1, to be published in March, 2016 we seek essays on the following issues:
The Syrian refugee crisis
The Paris attacks
Mass killings in the USA
Papers should not be merely descriptive but involve a philosophical/theoretical exploration of the issues. Any papers that merely describe the events journalistically will be rejected outright. Please see our submission guidelines for further details.

Critical Thinking and Writing in the Age of Globalization 3/31/16

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 9:22am
full name / name of organization: 
Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing

Globalization, understood as the expanding integration of economic, cultural, political, technological and social activities on a worldwide scale, presents challenges, opportunities, and crises, which can involve emerging literacies and changing modes of thought. How might critical thinking and writing pedagogies shape and/or be shaped by this growing complexity? Double Helix welcomes the submission of work that both explores linkages of critical thinking and writing and considers how that work might contribute to, and perhaps to some extent define, the role of the university in the context of globalization.

The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2016.

Il Parlaggio

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 7:21am
full name / name of organization: 
Edizioni Sinestesie (Italy)
contact email: 

This section of the academic journal "Sinestesieonline" is open to contributions about theatre and performing arts in all historical ages, forms and variations, in Italian and foreign languages.

"Il Parlaggio" is the name created by Gabriele d'Annunzio for the amphitheatre in Vittoriale – a place of empathy, a cradle of emotions, a crossroads of cultures, a connection between antiquity and contemporaneity, an emblem of the "neverending show".

UPDATE Symposium "Gender marketing: transdisciplinary and transnational perspectives", 18 March 2016

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 6:04am
full name / name of organization: 
Helene Charlery / University of Toulouse 2, France
contact email: 

In 1974, at a time when gender studies were investing several disciplines and departments of American colleges and universities, Sandra L. Bem, a researcher in social psychology, elaborated the Bem Sex Role Inventory (B.S.R.I). Made up of 20 items, the inventory invited participants to determine the degree to which they embraced and identified with the social and cultural gender roles as they had been framed in the 1970s American society. Out of her research, Sandra Bem developed the concept of psychological androgyny and posited that an individual's psychological balance was reached by the latter's capacity to find an intermediary position between the "masculine" and the "feminine".

[UPDATE] NEW DEADLINE for [sic]'s thematic issue LIMINAL BALKANS: 15 February 2016

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 9:02pm
full name / name of organization: 
[sic] - a journal of literature, culture and literary translation, University of Zadar

[sic] - a journal of literature, culture and literary translation will be accepting articles for its 12th thematic issue titled LIMINAL BALKANS until 15 February 2016. For more information please read the text below, or visit the journal's website at

Scheherazade in Classical, Modern and Postmodern Worlds- 19 May 2016. Deadline 25 Feb. 2016

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 4:53pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Sheffield
contact email: 

"The centuries go by, and we are still hearing the voice of Scheherazade", says Jorge Luis Borges

The School of English - The University of Sheffield holds an interdisciplinary research conference on Thursday 19 May 2016, entitled Scheherazade in Classical, Modern and Postmodern Worlds.

[ image here ] Film and Visual Studies Conference and Exhibition

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 4:35pm
full name / name of organization: 
Film and Visual Studies PhD Program and Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University
contact email: 

[ image here ]

Film and Visual Studies Conference and Exhibition
Harvard University Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
April 7-9, 2016

Not simply a blank, [image here] functions as a placeholder—a formatted but unpopulated space. A page under construction, a refusal to show or be shown, an empty frame. Marking what is indicated but not given, [image here] simultaneously exposes and withdraws from the logic of representation.

This conference seeks to elaborate the turn to non-representation in recent philosophy, media theory, art, and related fields. We invite contributions that trace non-representational strategies––in theory and practice––across history, media, and disciplines.

10th International IDEA Conference "Studies in English" April 14th – 16th 2016

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 3:52pm
full name / name of organization: 
Bogazici University
contact email: 

Founded in 2005, IDEA is the Turkish national association for English studies. As a member of ESSE (The European Society for the Study of English) IDEA aims at bringing together academics working in the fields of linguistics, literature, language teaching and cultural studies . This year we will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of IDEA conferences at Bogazici University, Istanbul, the host venue of the very 1st conference.

Our conference accepts papers in a wide range of topics from many different fields of "Studies in English". Some of the major fields are:

Literature, Cultural and Critical Studies, Linguistics, Language Teaching and Translation Studies

Please submit an abstract (maximum 250 words) to: