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"Richard III: Histories--Transformations--Afterlives" -- Deadline January 15, 2015

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 8:36am
De Montford University, Leicester, United Kingdom

Title: "Richard III: Histories--Transformations--Afterlives"

Date: 25 March 2015

Venue: De Montfort University, Leicester

Coinciding with the interment of King Richard III in Leicester, De Montfort University's Centre for Textual Studies and Centre for Adaptations are co-hosting a one-day conference called "Richard III: Histories--Transformations--Afterlives". 20-minute papers are invited on all topics related to:

* The historical King Richard III

* The various dramatic/fictional King Richard IIIs onstage and elsewhere

* The genre of the history play in its own time and after

* Textual problems in the early editions of Shakespeare's history plays

Missing, presumed dead: absent mothers in the cultural imagination, 12-13 June 2015

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 7:51am
Department of Language Studies, Umeå University, Sweden

An international conference on the trope of the absent mother in literary and visual texts from Antiquity to the present day.

The dead or absent mother is a recurring feature in Western cultural productions, from Greek myths through folktales, Shakespeare and Dickens to contemporary literature, television, and films such as Finding Nemo (2003) and The Road (2009). The mother might be dead at the outset, or die during the narrative. Her death might be a disaster, propelling the child into danger; a blessing, saving the child from an abusive or inappropriate parent and making way for a more suitable guardian; or of no consequence.

Thinking in the Arts-Science Nexus

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 5:53am

CFP: Issue 26

Thinking in the Arts-Science Nexus

Transformations is calling for submissions for Issue 26: Thinking in the Arts-Science Nexus

AlterNative announces a general call for papers for Volume 11 (2015)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 6:10pm
AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples

AlterNative is announcing a general call for papers to be published in Volume 11, 2015.

AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples is a multidisciplinary, internationally peer‐reviewed journal published quarterly. It aims to present indigenous worldviews from native indigenous perspectives. It is dedicated to the analysis and dissemination of native indigenous knowledge that uniquely belongs to cultural, traditional, tribal and aboriginal peoples as well as first nations, from around the world.

Deeo Naturalism

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 4:02pm
ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment) June 23-7 2015, Moscow ID; abstracts by Nov 15

CFP: Deep Naturalism (ASLE conference, June 23-7 2015, Moscow ID; abstracts by Nov 15)

Posthuman Gothic (Published Collection) - Call for Chapters

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 4:02pm
Anya Heise-von der Lippe (University of Tübingen, Germany)

The posthuman intersects with the Gothic in a number of interesting ways, which involve both narrative and critical discourses. On the one hand, Gothic aesthetics are frequently employed in expressing cultural fears of techno-scientific progress and its posthuman creations, as contemporary popular culture is teeming with posthuman literary and cinematic monsters and swamped by panicmongering media stories of out-of-control artificial intelligence and zombifying pandemics. On the other hand, Gothic criticism - often concerned with the exploration of liminal or abject, monstrous others, and how they challenge the human's sense of being and identity - offers useful approaches to critically frame these cultural fears and issues.

Call for Articles: "Writing Creaturely Lives: Literature, Culture, History" (Abstracts due January 15, 2015)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 3:30pm
Dominik Ohrem

We invite proposals for contributions to be included in a projected volume on the notion of "the creaturely" as a way of conceptualizing forms and modes of life within, between, across or beyond species that allow us to challenge or problematize clear-cut notions of the human and the animal (including an idea of human-animal relations as an interaction between two or more neatly separated and separable entities). The creaturely, as we understand it, can refer both to conceptions, experiences or narratives of human animality as well as the manifold and often ambivalent relations between the human and the nonhuman ranging from the hegemonic to the heterotopian or the transgressive.

CFP: Black Performing Arts (PCA/ACA National Conference, New Orleans, April 1-4, 2015)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 3:17pm
Michael Borshuk, Texas Tech University

Black Performing Arts: Sound, Movement, Image, Text

Popular Culture Association & American Culture Association
2015 Joint National Conference

New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Hotel Phone: 1-888-364-1200

April 1-4, 2015

Call For Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers


April 1 - 4 2015, New Orleans Any area of Africana including Music, literature, dance, religion,

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 2:47pm
Popular culture association

Popular culture Association is seeking papers for the African American Culture section. Papers including but not limited to African traditional and contemporary culture, Literature, dance, Popular terrorism, material culture, Music, clothing styles, folklore, popular medicine, alternative spirituality and any aspect of AFrican derived culture especially music, literature and dance. contact Popular culture Association website at mark subject line with PCA.

[REMINDER] Detective Fiction and Emerging Technologies (NeMLA 2015)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 12:46pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

This Northeast Modern Language Association panel will examine the relationship between detective fiction and technology, broadly defined. Why do detective characters choose their technologies—notebooks, magnifying glasses, DNA analysis? How can we read detectives as figures in active response to emerging technologies? Does technology pose its own mysteries which require the negotiation of the detective figure, or is the detective himself or herself a technological development?