Scientists have declared that we are in living in the Anthropocene, an age in which human behavior and actions are massively altering the ecosystems of the earth. Nobel laureate Paul Crutzen claims that whereas humans once saw themselves as "rebels against a superpower we call 'Nature,'" now "we are taking control of Nature's realm, from climate to DNA. We humans are becoming the dominant force for change on Earth."
**KEYNOTE SPEAKER JAMES P. GEE**
Come see one of the foremost names in literacy studies and discourse analysis (James P. Gee, of course!) while thawing out in the warm desert sun.
Conference date: February 6th & 7th, 2015
Submission Deadline: December 1st, 2014
Our theme for the 2015 interdisciplinary SWES conference is "Transitions" and what that means to the disciplines we work in - across English, the Humanities, Arts, Business, Politics, Sciences, Social spheres, and Technology. The concept is often relevant to scholars in many fields and especially to those whose work straddles the boundaries of one or more disciplines.
Since the release of Marvel's Thor along with its sequel and the Avengers Assemble movies, there has been a renewed interest in Loki, the Trickster God.
Tom Hiddleston's depiction of this legendary character has seen Loki become an international household name. But how much is Marvel responsible (if at all) for Loki's now mainstream status?
This collection will examine any and all representations of Loki from his appearance in Norse Mythology, up to his appearance in comics, films, TV series, and novels today.
Keynote speaker: Sharon P. Holland, Professor of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author of Raising the Dead: Reading of Death and (Black) Subjectitivity (2000) and, most recently, The Erotic Life of Racism (2012).
The East Asian Journal of Popular Culture (Intellect Press) is looking for general papers for its 2:3 edition.
The editors of ANGLICA: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGLISH STUDIES, an online peer-reviewed annual journal under the auspices of the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw, invite submissions for volume 24/1 devoted to all aspects of Anglophone literature and culture.
The suggested maximum length of the paper is 15 pages, including the reference section and notes. The article should be preceded by an abstract of approximately 100 words. The deadline for proposals is 31 January 2015.
Contributors are asked to follow the style-sheet for Anglica available on our website: http://www.anglica.ia.uw.edu.pl/
Digital Material conference
National University of Ireland, Galway
21-22 May 2015
Plenary speakers: Jerome McGann & Matthew G. Kirschenbaum
Digital Material is a conference that considers the intersections of digital and material cultures in the humanities. How has the long history of studying material objects prepared us for understanding digital culture? To what degree does materiality inflect and inform our encounters with the digital?
January 17th deadline
Public Romanticism: Scholarship and Advocacy
Faculty scholars and graduate students are invited to submit a short (five-minute) presentation for a high-octane roundtable discussion on how Romantic scholarship at all levels might interface with advocacy in the public sphere, in keeping with the NASSR 2015 conference theme of "Romanticism and Rights." This opportunity is sponsored and will be convened by the NASSR Graduate Student Caucus.
Please see http://nassr2015.wordpress.com/ for the full conference description.
Conference 4/3/15 in Arlington, Texas; Submission Deadline 2/9/15
The UT Arlington English Graduate Student Association is holding its 3rd Annual UTA English Graduate Conference on April 3, 2015 with the theme "Navigations and Narrations: Exploring Space and Place." (For the full conference CFP, see the end of this post or http://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/node/59249). We are also accepting submissions specifically for a Fat Studies panel that will explore the larger conference theme through the lens of Fat Studies.
UPDATE: INCS 2015 CONFERENCE: Mobilities, Atlanta, 4/16-19, 2015
CFP deadline: November 24, 2014
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)
UNC Charlotte's English Graduate Student Association
15th Annual Graduate Student Conference
Saturday, January 24, 2015
The Student Union, UNC Charlotte
The EGSA of UNC Charlotte welcomes original papers, readings, panels, and presentations – both scholarly and creative – on the subject of conflicts and resolutions. We invite explorations of the transition from conflict to resolution, specifically the process by which this occurs, as well as studies of conflicts that have yet to reach a resolution. This theme can provide a rich diversity of topics and discussions from a variety of fields and disciplines.
The following broad questions may be considered:
Deadline: January 17th
North American Society for the Study of Romanticism
Winnipeg, Manitoba, August 13 to 16, 2015
"The Right to Be Monstrous: Disability and Illness in the Gothic": NASSR Special Session (Laura Kremmel, Lehigh University)
Sponsored by the International Gothic Association
Dirty Talk:The Forms and Language of Pleasure
The 11th Annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison // February 26-28, 2015
￼Dirty talk. Guilty pleasure. Darkest desire. Our everyday discourse is littered with phrases that shun or shame the pleasurable. Yet seeking pleasure, as fig- ures from Chaucer to Freud have argued, is a basic human instinct. Scholarship across a variety of fields has gravitated toward humanity's complex relationship with pleasure.
Readings is a new peer-reviewed open-access journal intended to be read by both scholars and the general public. Like other journals, we look for academic quality and originality. Unlike most, we also care for high readability and the potential interest of literature-loving non-scholars. We welcome submissions on all aspects of world literature (be it canonical or contemporary, children's, "genre" or "literary" fiction), including the interplay of literature and other media as well as issues of translation and reception. Imagine a friend who loves literature but is no scholar as your ideal reader.
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTED PAPERS
'STUDIES IN VISUAL ARTS AND COMMUNICATION - AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL'
2nd issue - Vol1 No2 December 2014
"Studies in Visual Arts and Communication – an international journal" promotes excellence by providing a venue for academics, scholars, researchers and scientists to publish current and significant original theoretical research in the Arts and Communication areas of knowledge as approached in the academy and research institutions.