Slayage: The Journal of Whedon Studies, the Whedon Studies Association, and conveners Stacey Abbott and Cynthia Burkhead invite proposals for the eighth biennial Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses (SCW8). Devoted to Joss Whedon’s creative works, SCW8 will be held on the campus of the University of North Alabama, Florence, Alabama, June 21-24, 2018. The conference will be organized by Local Arrangements Chair Cynthia Burkhead, along with Slayage alumns Anissa Graham, Stephanie Graves, Jennifer Butler Keeton, and Brenna Wardell
Call for Papers
Renaissance Society of America 2018 (New Orleans, 22-24 March 2018)
We invite scholars to submit a paper proposal for the following panel:
Spectrality and Early Modern Spectacle
Regarding an ongoing research project at Columbia University, Barnard student Sabrina Singer reflected that when she walks around the campus, now, she wonders: “What else is history going to forget?”[i] The research Singer and her colleagues are doing looks at the historical ties between the institution now educating them and the historical institution of slavery. We were prompted to similar reflections having visited Yale’s Peabody Museum and an exhibit there of Elihu Yale’s gemstones collection. Included in the display is a painting of Yale: he is pictured with a large unfinished diamond ring on his finger, symbolizing Britain’s dominance over India.
The PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.
This session focuses on the epistemic, philosophical, and political implications of seeing and speaking. It starts from the image of a face that speaks—an image that solicits further thoughts about the relation between visual arts and literary texts, between representation and dialogue imagination, between being seen as the other and speaking as the other.
Belief in Contemporary Global CapitalismDeadline for submissions: 15 January 2018
In the modern era and accelerating in the age of Trump and Brexit, interstitiality, or the space between one boundary and the next, has become an urgent area of investigation. Existing within and between entities, interstices challenge conventional understandings of boundedness, inviting us to rethink the space between objects and ideas as an erupting site of transformation. From this view, rigid divisions can no longer be taken for granted, whether political (as in the case of national borders) or scholarly (such as the emphasis on discrete academic disciplines).
CALL FOR PAPERS
‘Our dance is turned into mourning’: Loss and Consolation in Early Modern Europe
Keynote Speaker: Lynn Enterline, Professor and Nancy Perot Chair in the Department of English, Vanderbilt University
The Idea of Prose Style: A Symposium
13-15 December, 2017
University of Sydney and University of New South Wales
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Garrett Stewart (University of Iowa)
Daniel Tyler (Oxford University)
Rebecca Walkowitz (Rutgers University)
Levinas, the Material, and Ethics
North American Levinas Society
12th Annual International Conference
Loyola University Chicago
Chicago, IL, USA
July 24-27, 2017
Adriaan Peperzak, Loyola University Chicago
Tom Sparrow, Slippery Rock University
Annual Talmudic Lecture: Georges Hansel, SIREL
We invite proposals for papers dealing with any aspect of women in literature. This session welcomes proposals on a wide variety of topics, with particular consideration granted to papers that engage with the 2017 conference theme of "The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, & Ways of Seeing." Possible foci might include narrative perspectives and frames; visual aesthetics; voyeurism; beauty and sublimity; and/or constructions of subjectivity.
Proposals may be submitted via PAMLA's online submission form: http://pamla.org/node/add/proposal