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Fifteenth Annual Graduate Conference at the Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 1:26pm
Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 22, 2017

The Arthur F. Kinney Center for Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will host its fifteenth annual graduate student conference on Saturday, October 28th, 2017. We are delighted to welcome Jennifer Waldron of the University of Pittsburgh as our keynote speaker.

ACLA 2018: Divided Public(s): On the Intellectual Vocation

updated: 
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 11:42pm
Robert Ryan, University of Illinois-Chicago
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 23, 2017

In his contribution to an anthology of keywords for American cultural studies, Bruce Robbins registers an ambivalence at the heart of the term “public.” This ambivalence, Robbins writes, stems from the fact that the term’s “claim to represent the social whole has continued to bump up against evidence that large classes of people have been omitted from it.” Indeed, “public,” as a terminological category, requires universality. But in our contemporary historical situation – due to enduring social antagonisms, increasingly uneven distributions of resources and power, and ever-lengthening histories of exclusion and oppression – the fault lines of this never-universal are showing with renewed clarity, even as globalization continues to demand thinking

"Just Read"?: Reviving Form in a Postcritical Terrain

updated: 
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 11:42pm
Northeast Modern Language Association 49th Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, PA April 12-15, 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

"Just Read"?: Reviving Form in a Postcritical Terrain 

The postcritical turn has called for an alternative to critique in favor of description, surface reading, and the literal. In response, this panel investigates recent theorizations of form that rethink critique without leaving theory behind. Taking interpretation as indivisible from description, how might we consider form as a means by which texts theorize themselves? How can form explore questions of identity, environment, or politics? How can a return to form rethink the literary and the critical together?

Southeastern Theatre Conference Young Scholars Award

updated: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:25pm
Southeastern Theatre Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 11, 2017

Southeastern Theatre Conference

History/Theory/Criticism/Literature Committee

Call for Papers for 2018 Young Scholars Award

About the Award:

Rendering (the) Visible III: liquidity

updated: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:26pm
Rendering (the) Visible
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 20, 2017

Call For PapersRendering (the) Visible III: LiquidityAtlanta, February 8-10, 2018Deadline: October 20, 2017

Since the early 2000s, the idea of “liquidity” has been mobilized in discourses ranging from social theory to aesthetics, from informatics to architecture, to describe a new relationship with the networked environments of life within global capital. More specifically, within the study of moving image culture, we have seen an increasing turn toward affective relations, plasticity, resonances and flows, whereby images and sounds—no longer grounded in an analogical relation to the real—are seen variously as malleable, untethered, “viral,” or fluid.

Call for Writers - Medical and Health Humanities

updated: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:27pm
Medical and Health Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

We are pleased to announce the launch of Medical and Health Humanities (www.medicalhealthhumanities.com), an online publication designed to bring together humanities scholars and students from across institutions and disciplines. Our intention is to build “a department without walls.” The site is founded and edited by Arden Hegele, a literary scholar, and Rishi Goyal, a medical doctor.

a/b: Auto/Biography Studies CFP: Special Issue on Trans Narratives

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Monday, August 14, 2017 - 10:27am
a/b: Auto/Biography Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

a/b: Auto/Biography StudiesCall for Papers: Special Issue on Trans Narratives

Deadline: 15 January 2018

“Trans” has taken on a number of important theoretical and critical meanings inside and outside the academy. A prefix with the sense in the OED of ‘across, through, over, to or on the other side of, beyond, outside of, from one place, person, thing, or state to another,’ “trans” can attach itself to other words to connote movement and change, and in this sense it affects what we think we know about media or nation, working to destablize settled knowledge about the world we live in. When it is attached to identity, it has destablized ideas about gender and sexuality.

Call for Articles in Communication, Media and Journalism Studies

updated: 
Monday, August 14, 2017 - 10:30am
KOME - An International Journal of Pure Communication Inquiry
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Dear Members,

(apologies for cross-posting)

KOME, an international Open Access journal published by the Hungarian Communication Studies Association is currently seeking articles for its 2017 and 2018 issues.

ACLA SEMINAR: POETICS OF EXSCRIPTION. J.-L. Nancy and Literature

updated: 
Monday, August 14, 2017 - 10:31am
UCLA, March 29 - April 1
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

“To write, and to read, is to be exposed, to expose oneself […] to ‘exscription’.” – The Birth to Presence

 

“We have to begin by getting through, and by means of, the exscription of our body: its being inscribed-outside, its being placed outside the text as the most proper movement of its text; the text itself being abandoned, left at its limit.” – Corpus

 

 

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