'Being Non/Human' is organising a conference for 2015 on the topic of 'bodily borders' and we invite any postgraduate or early career researcher interested in this theme to submit an abstract or propose a panel. Being Non/Human is an interdisciplinary group that engages with research on interactions between the human and nonhuman, providing a forum for graduate students and early career researchers to present current research. We hope this conference will offer a similar opportunity.
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics
(International Journal of Travel Writing)
ISSN 2278-9642 | E-ISSN 2278-9650
C A L L F O R E N T R I E S
No. XI | Issue 4(1) | Jan '15
Deadline: November 20 2014
Please visit: http://coldnoon.com/submissions
in addition to following the notice below.
'Neither moral philosophy nor poetry condescends
to the monstrous or the abnormal,'
Thomas De Quincey, 1848.
Abnormality and the Abnormal in the Nineteenth Century
Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies at Durham University
in association with Newcastle University and Northumbria University
supported by British Society for Literature and Science
PROFESSOR MARTIN WILLIS, Chair of Science, Literature and Communication, University of Westminster
ABNORMALITY AND THE ABNORMAL
The words 'abnormal' and 'abnormality' first emerged in the nineteenth century; contemporary usage reflects their pejorative connotations.
"The preservation or construction of a sense of place is then an active moment in the passage from memory to hope, from past to future." David Harvey
"Once upon a time, a very long time ago now, about last Friday, Winnie-the-Pooh lived in a forest all by himself under the name of Sanders." A.A. Milne
"Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you." Wendell Berry
Call for Papers: Eastern International Region Meeting of the AAR, McGill University, Montreal, May 1–2, 2015
Paper Proposal Deadline: February 16, 2015
The Eastern International Region of the AAR invites you to submit proposals for papers and panels to be presented at the 2015 Regional Meeting. Alongside the regular panels, the conference will include a series of special sessions on the theme of Desire and Devotion.
Proposals are welcome in all areas within the study of religion, including:
Identity and Materialism: Reading the Space between Persons and Things
University of Alabama in Huntsville Graduate Student Conference
April 10-11, 2015
Keynote speaker: Dr. Priscilla Wald (Professor of English and Women's Studies at Duke University, editor of American Literature)
Call for Submissions
Deadline to ensure consideration for Issue #3: 15 February 2015
For Issue #3, general submissions are welcome as well as work on the following topics:
•Age and the Posthuman
•Pain and Old Age
Deadline for 2015 Graduate Student Essay Contest: 15 February 2015
University of Idaho: March 28, 2015
Submissions are invited for a forthcoming edited volume on the representations of the 'queer' in the various genres and sub-genres of art, cinema, culture and popular culture, theory, philosophy and history and any other relevant areas.
Papers should be documented according to MLA Stylesheet, within 5,ooo words, and should be sent as email attachment (.doc/.docx).
The papers are expected to be scholarly in nature, and yet accessible to a fairly general readership.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
- the queer on stage, on screen
- the queer in theory (Foucault, Kristeva, Butler, Sedgwick, Lee Edelman, David Halperin)
-the queer in pohilosophy
-the queer in popular culture
The Graduate Center-CUNY English Student Association Conference: Trance
March 5-6 2015
This conference seeks to bring together critical and imaginative forms of scholarship, workshops, performance and other creative work around ideas of trance. From the Great Awakening's irruptive glossalia to the glossed eyes of late capitalist workers, from various manifestations of trance dance to the moving spiral, trance is woven into the fabrics of spiritual, theological, political, and literary histories, texts and methodologies. Trance not only challenges Enlightenment models of knowledge production, but also forces us to navigate extra-linguistic experience, thus destabilizing language as epistemological ground.
Just a reminder that the deadline is fast approaching for submissions to the Romantic sustainability project:
Call for Chapter Proposals
Chapter proposals are invited for an edited volume on sustainability and the environment in British Romantic literature, tentatively titled Romantic Sustainability: Endurance and the Natural World, 1780-1830. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, sustainability and environment in relation to the following:
200 word abstracts/poster proposals due 17 December 2014
5th SILAS conference, University College Cork, Ireland, 25-27 June 2015.
INCS Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies 2015: MOBILITIES
Loews Hotel, Atlanta, GA
April 16-19, 2015
CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Philippa Levine (UT-Austin) and Priscilla Wald (Duke)
I am pleased to announce that issue 6.1 of Kaleidoscope, the postgraduate journal of Durham University's Institute of Advanced Study, has been published on the theme of Light, the IAS's theme during the 2013/14 academic year.
Kaleidoscope is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal edited by postgraduates at Durham under the auspices of the Institute of Advanced Study and Ustinov College. Designed to foster international communication between postgraduates across the the disciplines, the journal promotes excellence in interdisciplinary research, as well as raising awareness of the IAS as a public forum for interdisciplinary scholarship.
Foucault's influence on the field of sexuality studies is undeniable, yet many scholars have taken him to task for his famous assertion that the nineteenth-century gave birth to the homosexual as "un personnage" whereas the sodomite was simply "un sujet juridique". These distinctions between acts and persona, between alterity and continuum have been vigorously analyzed and debated by scholars in all areas of sexuality studies, including hetero-, homo- and queer sexualities. Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick sharply criticized this divide as presupposing that the modern homosexual is a "coherent definitional field", and that earlier sexual categories simply disappear as new ones take over.