This panel welcomes papers that explore any aspect of Peninsular Literature after 1700, especially those dealing with the convention's theme: "Border States." Please email abstracts of 250 words (along with your first and last names, institutional affiliation, preferred email, and paper title) to Isaac García-Guerrero at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to submit proposals is April 20, 2016.
Our school valorises the unavoidable pursuit of ontology, foregrounding the debate on this classical philosophical question. We do not intend to endorse one particular approach to ontology; on the contrary we have attempted to gather what we consider to be the most interesting philosophical perspectives of our time. The 2016 edition will offer a cutting edge, high-quality programme, thanks to the participation of some of the leading contemporary philosophers: Francesco Berto, Félix Duque, Adrian Jonhston, François Laruelle, Claude Romano, and Alenka Zupančič.
The Department of English and American Studies, at the Philosophical Faculty of the University of Pardubice, Czech Republic is pleased to announce its 13th International Cultural Studies Conference & 2nd International Conference on Linguistics and Teaching/Learning English which will take place on 13-14 October 2016.
Papers which employ an interdisciplinary approach are encouraged along with any proposals dealing with the literature or other cultural artifacts of Anglophone nations or communities. Plenary sessions on topics in English linguistics and the teaching / learning of English will also take place.
Transgressive Borders of Desire: Posthuman Eros
This panel aims to re-imagine the limits of desire and welcomes proposals that focus on cross-species intimacy, machine love, object infatuation, and/or any other critical investigation of desire that pushes beyond humanist boundaries and focuses on hybrid, posthuman forms of erotic or intimate couplings. Interdisciplinary and multimedia proposals are highly encouraged.
Please submit abstracts of 250 words by April 30th, 2016 to Erik Fuhrer at EFuhrer@nd.edu.
Asia Pacific Writers and Translators Conference (APWT) 2016
25th – 27th November, Guangzhou, China, plus follow on events in Hong Kong and Macau.
This year, APWT's annual conference 'Ideas and Realities – Creative Writing in Asia Today' will be hosted by the Centre for Creative Writing within the School of Foreign Languages at Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou.
thresholds is a new digital journal co-edited by Whitney Trettien (UNC) and Fran McDonald (U. Louisville). The journal's platform bears witness to the dynamic processes that constitute reading and writing by way of a split-screen architecture. On the left side of the screen, we publish short essays (essayer – trial, attempt, test). The right side of the screen is populated by the various text fragments, images, audio, and video clips that inspired the author and propelled the corresponding work. Unlike a footnote or endnote, these fragments are not explicitly harnessed to the essay's main body; they do not rustle the reader toward a specific interpretative conclusion.
Call for Papers
Urban Studies Area
2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, 6-9 October 2016
Chicago, IL - Hilton Rosemont Chicago O'Hare
Deadline: April 30, 216
The Urban Studies Area of The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October 2016.
The Mythgard Institute at Signum University is pleased to announce the third annual Mythgard Midatlantic Speculative Fiction Symposium (known affectionately as MidMoot III) on September 24-25, 2016 at the University of Maryland at College Park. Additional details about the symposium will be announced in the summer, including special guests. We are accepting proposals now for short presentations intended to foster discussion. Presentation topics are welcome in the following areas:
'While we talk, the sun is getting older. It will explode in 4.5 billion years.'
Jean François Lyotard, 'Can Thought Go on Without a Body?'
'living on can mean a reprieve or an afterlife, "life after life" or life after death, more life as more than life, and better; the state of suspension in which it's over - and over again'
Jacques Derrida, 'Living On: Borderlines'
'Whether my life had been before that sleep
The Heaven which I imagine, or a Hell
Like this harsh world in which I wake to weep,
I know not'
Percy Bysshe Shelley, 'The Triumph of Life'
We are pleased to announce a call for papers to be featured in the second issue of The Quiet Corner Interdisciplinary Journal, housed in the University of Connecticut's Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages. For this issue, titled "What to Make of 'Nation?", we welcome article submissions that treat the often-problematic complexities of nation-centric constructs such as nationhood, nationalism, and national identity, as well as counter-constructs rooted in discourses of globality, postcolonialism, universality, human rights, and other bustling spheres of critical inquiry. This issue aims to complicate the very idea of nation by interrogating the limitations of its political, geographical, and socio-cultural dimensions.
"American Communities: Between the Popular and the Political"
2016 Biannual Conference of the Swiss Association for North American Studies, SANAS
University of Bern
November 4-5, 2016
Please send a 250 word abstract, and one-page CV, for either a scholarly or a creative ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature and Environment) panel at the upcoming annual conference of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, themed "Creativity." Ten-minute papers or creative presentations/ readings may focus on any of the following subjects:
New ecopoetics, ecofiction, or 'nature writing'
The good, bad, or ugly of 'created environments'
Creative ecocritical theory
Creativity within/ creating the materialist turn in theory
The (eco)process in process theory
Theories of artistic/scientific creativity
Keynote lectures: Peter Greenaway and Prof. Richard Wilson
For Deleuze and Guattari there are modes of literature that offer themselves to the state, to official and institutional discourse, and thus to the hierarchically transcendent. These reactionary forms are to be contrasted with the resistant, revolutionary, and immanent 'lines-of-flight' of 'minor literature'.
RISKING THE FUTURE: VULNERABILITY, RESISTANCE, HOPE
An International Conference on the Risk Humanities
Durham University, UK
12-13 July 2016
(Professor of African and African American Studies, Duke University)
(Australian Research Professor, University of Queensland)
(William H. Wannamaker Professor of Romance Studies, Duke University)
Acting Out: The IV International Flann O'Brien Conference
Department of English Studies, Salzburg University
July 17–21 2017
Anne Fogarty (University College Dublin)
Stanley E. Gontarski (Florida State University)
Maebh Long (The University of the South Pacific)