The fit body is thus the conspicuous product of the late-capitalist work ethic. It is the body as the focal point of an industry of self-care, a book of personal narrative upon which is inscribed the extent to which you have won at the game of contemporary life. Each hard-fought-for, shiny ripple of muscle is forever bound up in two economies—one of production, and one of desire. (Alang, 'Must Fit Bodies Be the Product of Hard Work?')
ACMRS invites session and paper proposals for its annual interdisciplinary conference to be held February 5-7, 2015 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Scottsdale. We welcome papers that explore any topic related to the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and especially those that focus on: "Trades, Talents, Guilds, and Specialists: Getting Things Done in the Middle Ages and Renaissance".
Selected papers focused on "Trades, Talents, Guilds, and Specialists: Getting Things Done in the Middle Ages and Renaissance" will be considered for publication in the conference volume of the Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance series, published by Brepols Publishers (Belgium).
Call for Papers: Film Theory and Aesthetics
2015 Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (36th Annual)
Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture
February 11-14, 2015 Hyatt Regency Downtown/ Albuquerque, NM, USA
Announcing the 16th Annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference of Undergraduate Scholarship (MARCUS) at Sweet Briar College on Saturday, October 11, 2014.
The MARCUS Conference is devoted exclusively to the scholarship and research activities of undergraduate students. Students from Virginia and surrounding states are invited to present scholarly research from all academic disciplines and may choose to participate in an oral session or poster session
The Uses of Magic in Middle English Literature
50th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University
May 14-17, 2015
This session provides a forum for new work being done on representations of magic in the various genres of Middle English literature. Literary texts depict magic and its uses in a variety of ways, opening up new possibilities for categorizing magic (beyond the classic natural/demonic model) and understanding its effects (both within and outside of texts).
There is still space available in this session organized for the next Kalamazoo medieval conference. Please note proposal deadline of September 15:
Call for Papers: Mighty Protectors for the Merchant Class: Saints as Intercessors between the Wealthy and the Divine. International Congress on Medieval Studies, 14-17 May 2015
Conference: The 2nd Biennial Latina/o Literary Theory and Criticism Conference. Latina/o Utopias: Futures, Forms, and the Will of Literature.
Dates: 23-25 April, 2015
Panel Title: ¿Queer Brown Futures?: Utopia & Apocalypse in Latina/o Speculative Fiction.
José Esteban Muñoz's Cruising Utopia opens with an epigraph from Oscar Wilde: "A map of the world that does not include utopia is not worth glancing at." For Wilde, utopia is vital because it sets the course of human progress like a future destination humanity strives for but never reaches. Similarly, Muñoz reformulates queerness—and might we add brownness?—as utopian, as futurity, as potentiality, as that which lets us feel the limits of the here and now in order to dream better possibilities.
Body Imaging and the Body Imaginary: An Interdisciplinary Psychoanalytic Conference
To take place at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia on April 3-4, 2015
The International Piers Plowman Society announces the Sixth International Piers Plowman Conference, to be held at the University of Washington, Seattle, 23-26 July 2015. All presenters must be members of the Society (see PayPal link on home page to sign up.)
Please send abstracts of ca. 250 words or panel proposals by 1 October 2014 to IPPSinSeattle2015@gmail.com . Panel proposals should include a brief explanation of the topic and brief abstracts of the papers to be considered.
PLANT HORROR / THE MONSTROUS VEGETAL
This is a call for papers, for a new anthology tentatively titled Wrath of God: The films of Klaus Kinski.
The collection looks to bring together a series of essays (interviews with filmmakers, will be welcome) on one of cinema's truly volatile sons. Particular emphasis on Kinski's more exploitive roles and obscure gems. Essays on Kinski/Herzog will be welcome, though only one essay per film will be included in the collection.
I'm looking for critical and scholarly essays that discuss individual Kinski films or the man himself.
I have currently received essays on the following films:
Venus in Furs
Euroacademia cordially invites you to
The Second Euroacademia International Conference
'Identities and Identifications: Politicized Uses of Collective Identities'
to be held in Florence, Italy
Villa Victoria – Palazzo dei Congressi
17 – 18 October 2014
CALL FOR PAPERS
Deadline for Paper Proposals: 8th of September 2014
The editor is currently seeking scholarly articles for the volume 3, issues 3 & 4 of Persian Literary Studies Journal 2014, a joint publication of Shiraz University and Iran Academy of Literary Criticism. This is an academic peer-reviewed open access journal designed to explore a wide range of issues of current concern to those working in the field of Persian Literature around the world, including classical and modern literature which will be published twice each year.
Manuscripts (text, quotations, and endnotes) should be between 5,000 and 10,000 words following the MLA Style Sheet, 6th edition. Please send manuscript submissions through http://plsj.shirazu.ac.ir.
The editors are in preliminary negotiations with Ashgate Press for a collection of essays provisionally entitled 'Singing Death' and we would like to invite chapter proposals for this project. 'Singing Death' arises out of a day-long symposium and concert combined, generously supported by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions. This took place at the University of Melbourne, 17th August, 2013: http://www.historyofemotions.org.au/media/89722/singing-death_poster_web...