Call for papers
'What's aught but as 'tis valued?'
William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida, II.ii, 53
In times of austerity, it is more than ever essential that what and how we value, and the far-reaching effects of any such valuation, be closely examined. The need for such attention has become particularly urgent within universities, where recent reductions of funding have sparked a sharp increase of debate over 'the value of the Humanities'. With that in mind, the Oxford English Faculty Graduate Conference 2015 invites papers on all aspects of 'value', as a concept that has, and will always inspire great passion, and great controversy.
III Inaugural Conference: Re-visioning Space(s), Time and Bodies
9-11 April, 2015: Main Conference
8 April, 2015: 1-day Writing and Publishing Workshop
Throughout history our understandings of categories such as space, time, and bodies have changed. Living in a more than human world, we have constructed these categories into systems of shared, and often unquestioned, meaning. This method of organising knowledge acquisition has a tendency to construct boundaries or borders which conceals the complex nature and varied connections between spatiality, instances of time and understandings of bodies.
February 19-20, 2015
UCLA, Royce Hall, Room 306
We are excited to announce the speakers for the upcoming UCLA Comparative Literature Graduate Conference! Cultural critic Steven Shaviro, from Wayne St. University, will make the keynote address. We will also have plenary addresses from leading experimental poet and critic Juliana Spahr (Mills College) and postcolonial critic and theoretician Toral Gajarawala (NYU). For more information about our speakers, as well as links to their works, see our website.
Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies [www.limina.arts.uwa.edu.au] is a double blind peer reviewed open access online journal, based at the University of Western Australia.
For Volume 21.1, the Limina Editorial Collective is calling for substantive and original articles between 5000-7000 words from within the Humanities and Social Sciences.
We welcome interdisciplinary material and are open to speculative, topical or non-traditional approaches in addition to more traditional papers, but demand a rigorous approach to issues of research, context and theoretical debates. We particularly encourage submissions from postgraduate and early career researchers.
Event: Digitorium Digital Humanities Conference
When: Thursday 9th April – Saturday 11th April 2015
Where: University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
Literature at the Crossroads: Knowledge and the Eighteenth Century
The Department of English Language and Literature, University of Haifa
May 20th, 2015
While musical biography has recently received scholarly attention through an array of insightful research, the sheer breadth of possibilities for the study of biography (and biographies) in relation to music means that the broad field remains rich in untapped investigative potential. This conference will provide a forum for consolidated critical discussion on both the content of musical biography (national trends and ideologies; myths and mythology) and its form (narrative technique and meaning). It will aim to open up interdisciplinary avenues of enquiry across a wide range of subjects and time periods, in the domains of classical music, popular music, and ethnomusicology alike.
The 10th Biennial Symbiosis Conference, 2015: Transatlantic Literary & Cultural Relations
A Symbiosis and Essex University event
Venue: Essex University, Colchester, UK
Dates: Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th July, 2015
Keynote Speakers: Jahan Ramazani (Virginia), Richard Gray (Essex), Peter Hulme (Essex)
The headline conference theme is Trauma, Conflict, and Reconciliation, although proposals on any topic relevant to any area of Transatlantic Studies are welcome. The event organizers, Prof. Philip Tew (Brunel), Dr. Matthew Scott (Reading) and Dr. Susan Oliver (Essex), invite submission of:
Since the 1970s, the critical and cultural interest in sound has largely eschewed the tendency to categorize the beautiful and proper into the binary categories of music and noise; instead, we find sound culture as more critically attentive to the world around us as a kind of buzzing confusion of sound. The ostensible goal of this critical gesture is to democratize our listening habits by loosening the term "music" from definitions of taste and value such that anything could be considered music to our ears. But, in material practice, has promoting a general theoretical rubric of sound run the risk of flattening the lived inequalities that produce differences in the production, distribution and reception of sound as music?
Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium (NCFS 2015)
November 5-7, 2015, Princeton University
Rethinking Democracy in Literature, Language and Culture
Conference of the Hellenic Association for the Study of English
School of English
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
15-17 May 2015
Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: 20 December 2014
Athina Athanasiou, University of Athens
Peter Buse, Kingston University
John McLeod, University of Leeds
LEFTovers: What's L/left of Literature and Critical Theory in the 21st Century?
Call for Papers
Comparative Literature Intra-Student Faculty Forum (CLIFF)
A Graduate Conference
March 13-14, 2015
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor; Department of Comparative Literature
Keynote Address by Susan Buck-Morss (Distinguished Professor of Political Science, CUNY Graduate Center; Professor Emeritus, Department of Government, Cornell University)
The Victorian Popular Fiction Association 7th Annual Conference: Victorian Authenticity and Artifice
13-15 July, 2015
Institute of English Studies, Senate House, London
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Linda Dryden "Stevenson and H. G. Wells: Monomaniacs, Duality and Evolutionary Science"
Keynote Speaker: Prof. David Glover "Styles of Populism in Victorian and Edwardian Popular Fiction"
Guest Speaker: Prof. Vanessa Toulmin from the National Fairground Archive
Call for Papers
CULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT
SAGES Third Annual Interdisciplinary Student Conference
The University of Akron
March 5, 2015
The Society of Akron Graduate English Scholars is pleased to announce a call for papers for its upcoming interdisciplinary conference on March 5, 2015. We welcome creative writers and scholars from various disciplines to discuss the theme, "Culture and Environment." This free conference is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.
We invite scholarship and reflection addressing one or more elements of culture and environment, while simultaneously exploring the relationship(s) between these forces.