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Kaleidoscope Volume 5, Issue 2 (2013): "Time" (Deadline 30 June 2013)

Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 8:46am
Kaleidoscope (ISSN 1756-8137)

Call for Papers

Volume 5, Issue 2 (2013): "Time"

Kaleidoscope is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal (ISSN 1756-8137) edited by postgraduates at Durham University. Working under the auspices of the Institute of Advanced Study (, Kaleidoscope is designed to foster communication between postgraduates in different disciplines, to promote excellence in interdisciplinary research, and to raise awareness of the IAS as a public forum for interdisciplinary scholarship.

[UPDATE] Idle/Stasis: Call for Prose, Poetry, Art--deadline extended to June 15

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 11:39pm
Transverse: A Comparative Studies Journal, Issue 13, University of Toronto

The twinned concepts of idle and stasis have recently been brought to the forefront of political conversations in Canada because of the Idle No More grassroots movement, which is one of the many manifestations of a protest culture encircling the globe. No longer silent in the face of the continuing effects of colonialism and its derivative hierarchical structures, indigenous populations and other citizens are registering their discontent, while fostering networks of solidarity.

Ben Jonson in Production (NeMLA 2014, April 3-6)

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 1:41pm

45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association
April 3-6, 2014
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Host: Susquehanna University

This panel is looking for papers that examine the plays of Ben Jonson through the lens of performance criticism. Topics of interest include recent productions of plays by Ben Jonson, ways in which audience members respond to the dramatic work of Jonson, and staging possibilities for selected plays or scenes. Please send 250-word abstracts to Marshall Botvinick,

'All the world's a stage': Shakespeare around the Globe (NeMLA Apr. 2014)

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 12:37pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Jacques' proclamation that 'all the world's a stage' has proved prophetic in ways he could not have foreseen. This roundtable looks at how Shakespeare has been interpreted, staged, and filmed across the globe. What is at stake in these interpretations and adaptations? This panel should appeal those interested in literary adaptation, world cinema and transnational influences, issues of cultural hegemony and exchange, and Shakespeare's impact on the global stage. Submit abstracts by Sept. 30(MSWord) to Jackie Cameron at

Registration open for "Legacy: Mythology and Authenticity in the Humanities" - A Postgraduate Conference

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 11:52am
De Montfort University

This conference focuses on the influence of cultural 'legacies' within current humanities research. By highlighting the work of postgraduates and early career researchers, this interdisciplinary conference will examine the various ways in which 'legacies' are created, restructured, perpetuated and even rejected. It will also question whether newer disciplines respond to cultural mythologies by establishing their own 'legacy' as a means of achieving academic authentication.

[REMINDER] CFP Exploring British Film and Television Stardom

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 10:32am
Julie Lobalzo Wright and Adrian Garvey/ Queen Mary, University of London

Exploring British Film and Television Stardom Conference
Saturday, 2 November 2013 at Queen Mary, University of London
Supported by Living British Cinema

*NB: All papers will be considered for inclusion in a special edition of the Journal of British Film and Television in 2015*

Keynote speakers: Dr. Melanie Bell (Newcastle University) and Dr. Andrew Spicer (University of the West of England)

While British cinema and television history are thriving fields of scholarship, the issue of stardom has been insufficiently explored in national terms, and most British star images suggest that the dominant Hollywood model, associated with individualism, glamour, and consumption, sits uneasily in a British cultural context.

Call for Papers "Interdisciplinary Arts: Retrospectives and Future Visions" March 21-22, 2014

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 9:08am
School of Interdisciplinary Arts, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio USA

In celebration of its 50th Anniversary, the Ohio University School of Interdisciplinary will hold an international conference on the past, present, and future of interdisciplinary arts. Interdisciplinarity is based on the deep affinity of all branches of knowledge and provides a site for exploring this affinity. In the dynamic current world, as the boundaries between the arts become increasingly permeable, scholars recognize the methodological importance of multidisciplinary scholarship to facilitate our historical and critical understanding of the arts.

Death and Decay (deadline 4th October 2013)

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 4:16am
HARTS & Minds postgraduate journal for the Arts and Humanities

This call for papers invites submissions on the subject of 'Death and Decay' for the third edition of HARTS & Minds, an online postgraduate journal for students of the Humanities and Arts, which is due to be published online in Winter 2013-14.

Our first edition and further information can be found at and you can get updates on our journal at

[UPDATE] MMLA 2013 Special Session: Irony and Authenticity in Contemporary Artistic Production - Deadline Extended

Monday, June 3, 2013 - 10:06pm
Janessa Toro/ University of Missouri/ New Deadline: June 14

Is there room for earnestness and authenticity in contemporary media? In accordance with the 2013 Midwest Modern Language Association conference theme of "Art & Artifice", This panel explores the intersection of authenticity and irony in literature, film, music, and other media. While stable irony depends upon fixed meanings intended to elicit specific interpretations from an audience, contemporary theories of language, identity, and community emphasize the ultimate contingency and instability of meaning. Thus, the possibility for irony is thrown into question; is irony impossible, or is irony all-pervasive? Likewise, is any form of authenticity or earnestness possible in artistic production?