Between the recession, partisan rhetoric about class war, and the current Occupy movement, class has moved to the forefront of American political consciousness. Class is also something we can't avoid in the academy--whether we're talking about the relative place of men and women (Schell); WPAs, professors, and TAs (Bousquet, Scott); literature and composition (Miller); the university and the community (Mathieu); undergraduate students; or the literary canon and authors that we study. This is a kairotic moment to reexamine our assumptions about class and look more deeply at the class implications in our literature, our languages, our classrooms, and our communities.
_Religion and the Arts_ , a peer-reviewed scholarly journal from Boston College, is planning a special issue on Opera and Religion for its issue 17.2 (published in June, 2013). Articles on all aspects of Opera and all faith traditions will be considered. We prefer articles of between 4,000 and 9,000 words using parenthetical citation. Send complete articles to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 1, 2012.
The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts (JFA) is inviting contributions for a special issue on "Performing the Fantastic." Performance in this context encompasses any of the performing arts, broadly defined, such as theatre, music, dance, magic, and/or ritual. Articles between 5,000–9,000 words might address, but are by no means limited to, the following:
Call For Papers – "So What?: Exploring the Importance and Implications of Humanities Studies in the 21st Century"
Third Annual Graduate Student Conference
The Association of English Graduate Students at North Carolina State University is pleased to announce the call for papers for our third annual graduate student conference, which will be held February 24-25, 2012 in Raleigh, NC.
In this conference, we wish presenters and participants to examine and explore the continued need for humanities studies, and the place of humanities studies in societies that increasingly value technological advances in communication.
Call for Papers: PSFG/ATHE 2012 Emerging Scholars Panel
The Performance Studies Focus Group (PSFG) at the Association of Theater in Higher Education (ATHE) conference invites submissions of papers for its Emerging Scholars' Panel. The theme of the conference is "Performance as/is Civic Engagement: Advocate, Collaborate, Educate," and it will take place at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., August 2-5, 2012.
Inaugural Celebrity Studies Conference – CFP
When: December 12-14th, 2012
Where: Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
Deadline for abstracts and panels: March 5th 2012 (individual papers: 500words, +50 word bio; and for 3x person panels: panel title, lead/contact person; 3x 500 word abstracts, plus 3x individual 50 word biographies)
Successful abstracts notified by: 6th April
Conference Website: www.deakin.edu.au/arts-ed/scca/events/celebrity/
In Theory and Practice
March 16-18, 2012
The Seventh Annual University of Ottawa English Graduate Conference
"Violence commands both literature and life, and violence is often crude and distorted."
– Ellen Glasgow
Violence is an ever-present phenomenon in literary texts. From Homer's graphic descriptions of infantry combat in the Iliad, to Wilfred Owen's haunting portrayal of the war-torn fields of Europe, to Edith Wharton's subtle critique of Old New York as a place of ruthless social warfare, representations of violence powerfully call our attention to questions of authority, agency and power.
Call for Papers: Special Issue of Literature and Theology: Cognitive Science, Literature, and Religion
Emerging Scholars Panel 2012 - Religion and Theatre Focus Group
The Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) 2012 Conference
Washington, DC, August 2-5, 2012
Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill
"Performance as/is Civic Engagement: Advocate, Collaborate, Educate"
The Religion and Theatre Focus Group is invested in assisting scholars who work with the intersection of theatre/performance practice with religion/spirituality. How have theatre and performance coincided with religiously motivated innovation? What are the religious or spiritual components of theatrical, artistic, cultural, political, linguistic, or economical innovation, and what are their performative counterparts?
CATR Conference 2012, Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario
(La version française suit la version anglaise.)
CATR/ACRT has extended the closing date for 2012 Open Paper Proposals
until Dec. 15, 2011.
Please remember that applying to present an open research paper does
not limit your application to and participation in other seminars
and/or roundtables. You are encouraged to apply to as many sessions as
you'd like to participate in.
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Adaptation, Authorship & Ownership
2012 ECRF ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Edge Hill University, UK
16 July – 18 July 2012
The European Cinema Research Forum (ECRF)** invites proposals for its 12th annual international conference.
This focus of this year's ECRF conference is 'Adaptation, Authorship and Ownership'. Presenters are invited to explore any aspect of these areas, in relation to European film and European film cultures. Contributions from the realms of practice and theory are equally welcome!
Each year the ECRF publishes a Special Issue of the peer reviewed journal Studies in European Cinema (Intellect), drawn from the ECRF annual conference.
Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize-winning play August: Osage County depicts an Oklahoma family dealing with the hardships of death, discord, substance abuse, and other problems while confined by "the Plains." Letts sets the play in a claustrophobic space, a house with the windows covered, to make a statement about life on the plains. His study about family requires the audience to evaluate whether or not the Plains is a distinct place, or if the concerns are of larger import.
Keynote Speaker: Marita Sturken, Professor and Chair, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University
Faculty Speaker: Erika Boeckeler, Assistant Professor of English, Northeastern University
March 31 - April 1, 2012
University College Falmouth inc. Dartington College of Arts
invites you to
1st-2nd September 2012
Deadline for proposals: 31st March 2012
Across disciplines academics and artists are researching and creating practices that are highly contextual (determined by the environment in which they are located), exploring ways of articulating specific environments, spaces or places. This conference examines a specific problematic that attends the dissemination of this work: how to engage with 'being there' when 'there' is not here?
4th Global Conference
Strangers, Aliens and Foreigners
Friday 21st September 2012 – Sunday 23rd September 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
Call for Papers