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Beyond the Scope

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:26am
Comparative Literature IntraStudent Faculty Forum (CLIFF) 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 4, 2017

Call for Papers


Beyond the Scope

22nd Annual CLIFF Conference

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Department of Comparative Literature

March 16-17, 2018

Keynote Speaker: Professor Cristina Rivera Garza


Submission Deadline: December 4, 2017



Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:38pm
University of Belgrade - Faculty of Architecture
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 25, 2018

Scale and proportion in art and architecture are both concerned with size: while scale refers to the size of an object in relationship to another object, proportion refers to the relative size of parts of a whole. Throughout history of art, many artworks represent what was considered as an ideal based on the ancient classical Greek model and therefore serve as an illustration of both scale and proportion in art.

Here, we are interested in how scale and proportion function today in art and architecture, therefore we invite you to submit papers to bring scale and scaling into view. What ideals and/or ideology do they represent, how measurement scales are built and what are these, what are the relationships between materiality and size?

Writing | Architecture

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 9:16am
Special Issue of TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Call for Papers — Writing | Architecture

Special Issue of TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses

Editors: Professor Eleni Bastéa and Dr Patrick West

"Doing Interdisciplinarity" Graduate Conference

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 9:46am
ASPECT, Virginia Tech
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 8, 2017

Doing Interdisciplinarity

2018 ASPECT Graduate Conference – Thursday, March 22nd – Saturday, March 24th

The Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought

 Location: TBA

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA


UPDATE: Octavia E. Butler: Uniting the Academy and the Community

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 9:45am
Octavia E. Butler Literary Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The fiction of Octavia E. Butler has fired the imaginations of academics and activists alike. Quite often, however, these communities are walled off from one another. Butler’s explorations of the environment, sexuality, race, politics, and many other topics have established her legacy as a revolutionary, and her influence cannot be contained by the traditional categories and boundaries in which knowledge is typically organized. Her work is too vital to be put into any kind of box. For our second biennial conference, the Octavia E.

Film Studies (CEA 4/5-4/7/18)

Monday, October 9, 2017 - 11:17am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Call for Papers, Film Studies at CEA 2018

April 5-7, 2018 | St. Petersburg, Florida

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront

333 1st St South, Saint Petersburg, Florida  33701 | Phone: (727) 894-5000

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Film Studies for our 49th annual conference. Submit your proposal at


Human existence as fieldwork

Monday, October 9, 2017 - 11:08am
Stefano Montes - Department of Cultures and Societies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 10, 2017

Call for papers

Human existence as fieldwork


International Conference

University of Palermo, December 6-7, 2017


Deadline for receiving abstracts: November 10, 2017


DEADLINE TODAY: Uneasy Feelings: Space, Affective Relations, and Dis/orientation

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 4:12pm
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 20, 2017

This panel seeks to explore what it means to feel/be uneasy. How are feelings of unease depicted: what are the movements; what are the affects; what (if any) are the boarders of unease? Is there a difference in representations of unease in literature, film, fine arts, etc.; or the proliferation of unease in contemporary cultural studies? In her feminist critiques of happiness and phenomenology, Sara Ahmed notes how feelings of unease can saturate a body or environment: “The word ‘comfort’ suggests well-being and satisfaction, but it also suggests an ease and an easiness. To follow the rules of [heteronormativity] is to be at ease in a world that reflects back the form one inhabits as an ideal.

The Withering of the State?

Monday, October 9, 2017 - 10:57am
University of Illinois-Chicago English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

“The Withering of the State?”

2018 English Department Interdisciplinary Symposium, University of Illinois at Chicago

March 10, 2018


Keynote speaker: Corey Robin, Professor of Political Science, Brooklyn College and author of The Reactionary Mind.



The society which organizes production anew on the basis of free and equal association of the producers will put the whole state machinery where it will then belong—into the museum of antiquities, next to the spinning wheel and the bronze ax. —Friedrich Engels


Queer life in the global South (conference and edited collection)

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 4:30am
WJ Strydom, UNISA, South Africa
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 2, 2018

Queer life in the global South

Conference to be held at UNISA Pretoria, South Africa on 22-24 February 2018  (abstract submission extended to 20 January), followed by edited collection in early 2019.

The upcoming February lectures conference and edited collection will explore how, in contemporary South Africa, queer lives and queer writing intersect with the narratives of colonial history, the actualities of the postcolonial now, and, specifically, the drive towards decoloniality.

We would like to invite chapter contributions that open spaces of discussion and exploration between queer theory and narrative(s) of the contemporary moment in South Africa, but also more generally in the global South, such as: