Gender and Medieval Materialisms
Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship Sponsored Session
Gender and Medieval Materialisms
The Emergency: Ireland in Wartime
Friday 27th and Saturday 28th June 2014
National University of Ireland, Galway
Keynote address: Robert Fisk (seven times world journalist of the year and author of In Time of War: Ireland, Ulster and the price of neutrality, 1939-45)
In anticipation of the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War, NUI Galway will host a conference exploring the political, social and cultural dynamics of Ireland in wartime. Papers are invited on themes that include, but are not limited to
international relations & diplomacy
volunteering & military service
security, intelligence & espionage
Call for Papers
European Cinema Research Forum (ECRF)
14th Annual International Conference
"European Cinema: Urban, Suburban and Rural"
Oakland University (near Detroit, Michigan, USA)
7 July – 9 July 2014
The European Cinema Research Forum (ECRF) invites proposals for its 14th annual international film conference. In March 1970 famed film director Fritz Lang visited Oakland University, Michigan, to present a series of his films and to talk about his work. Screenings included such noted Lang films as "While the City Sleeps" and "Metropolis".
4th Global Conference: Whiteness and Sexuality
Monday 21st July – Wednesday 23rd July 2014
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
Call for Presentations: Images of Whiteness – Special Stream
Papers are invited from teacher delegates,
PhD and MPhil Scholars, related to, but need not be
limited to the following themes/sub-themes:
LANGUAGE-LEARNING AND CULTURE
• INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH
THE FUTURE OF ENGLISH and TE
DIGITAL COURSE DESIGN AND DELIVERY
TECHNOLOGY FOR INCLUSIVE AND EMPOWERED
Papers sought for proposed panel at the SCSC (Sixteenth Century Society Conference) to be held 16-19 October 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
This panel will explore issues surrounding writing women's lives in and out of sixteenth-century Iberia and its empires. Papers may deal with specific writers or texts, or may engage more broadly with the genre and issues surrounding the writing of women's lives (biography, autobiography, hagiography, memoir, confession, etc., by both male and female writers).
Please send 200-word abstracts and a 1-page CV to Rachel Stapleton at email@example.com by March 15, 2014.
Caribbean Vistas Journal: Critiques of Caribbean Arts and Cultures
Volume 2:1 (2014)
Kamau Brathwaite's Canon: Cultural, Literary, and Historical Significance
Kamau Brathwaite is unquestionably one of the signature voices of Caribbean cultural, literary, and historical production in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. His work is unparalleled in the arenas of cultural theory, historical studies, literary criticism, and poetry. As an award-winning contemporary poet, Kamau Brathwaite has creatively exposed international audiences to arenas such as creoleness, history, identity, nation language, tidalectics, and Caribbean African heritage.
The William Carlos Williams Society invites short papers for a roundtable on "Remembering Williams, Williams Remembering" to be held at the 2015 MLA. Papers are invited but not limited to mindfulness in Williams; poem as archive; critical and popular reception; sites of memory and monuments in Paterson; archives, selections, and silence; Williams in age; omissions in late Williams; Williams as a public figure; and the future of Williams studies.
Send 300 word abstracts and a brief scholarly bio to Margaret Konkol at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 23, 2014.
This panel is sponsored by the William Carlos Williams Society.
The following CFP is for a non-guaranteed Special session for the 2015 Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association in Vancouver, organized jointly by the South Asian Literature and African Literature divisions.
South Asians in Africa: the literary, historical, and cinematic representation of the experience of the South Asian diaspora in Africa.
Within the past 50 years, practitioners of cultural studies and the humanities more generally have addressed the question of hunger in terms of the immediate, individual body. For example, scholars such as Susan Bordo have considered the ways in which individual practices of self-imposed hunger (for example, anorexia and bulimia) have played a significant role in the maintenance of Western, patriarchal standards of beauty and heteronormative relations. Although this present study acknowledges the contributions made by earlier interventions such as Bordo's, it ultimately seeks to address the question of hunger within a wider, historical-materialist framework.
In order to solemnize the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, the Institute of Comparative Literature of the Faculty of Arts of University of Porto will associate itself with government and city agencies such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Porto City Hall that will carry a set of commemorative activities of the ephemeris. The aim of this Interdisciplinary Colloquium is to further discussion on the participation of Portugal in the Great War, through joint and coordinated reflection, beyond issues strictly related to historical-political matters, focusing on the various artistic fields, with special emphasis on the field of Literature. Thus, the following themes will be considered:
Deadline for Submissions extended until March 30
The Department of English at Saint Louis University Madrid Campus will host its Twelfth Annual International Academic Conference on Friday, 23 May and Saturday, 24 May. The keynote speaker will be Mary A. Favret, Professor of English, Indiana University-Bloomington.
Call for Proposals:
RACE & ETHNICITY
2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference
Proposal Submission Deadline: April 30, 2014
Friday-Sunday, October 3-5th, 2014
JW Marriott Indianapolis
10 S. West St., Indianapolis, IN 46204, Phone: (317) 860-5800
The Race & Ethnicity Area of the MPCA/MACA requests 150-250 word proposals for papers to be presented at the 2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference. Proposals for co-authored papers, complete panels (3-4 presenters), or nontraditional formats such as workshops, roundtables, open forums, and/or visual/artistic/creative approaches are also welcomed.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) is seeking paper proposals on the topic of World Literature for its fall conference to be held at Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island on October 24-25, 2014.
Proposals are due June 1, 2014.
If you are interested in proposing a paper or panel of papers, please send a proposal of approximately 250 to 500 words and a one to two page CV to both the World Literature area chair AND the program chair at the following addresses:
In this year of First World War centenary remembrances, we have the opportunity to revisit the vast amount of literature from "The Great War." In recent years, many new voices have been added to the archive of WWI authorship. This session seeks to consider how both established and emerging perspectives impact and broaden our understanding of the war.
Possible topics to consider: