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Avant-Garde Humor and Political Aesthetics

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 2:37pm
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

This panel explores the interconnection of avant-garde humor with forms of political action that defied conventional art and lifestyles. The significance of the comical aspect centers on a greater understanding of experimental practices as cases that unsettle the establishment. Literally meaning “advance guard” in French, the term holds a military sense that applies to artists and works characterized by their combative nature and their tendency to question the acceptability of norms and traditional aesthetic genres. Avant-garde artists made use of humor as a political weapon that destabilized the status quo by challenging bourgeois values and promoting radical reforms on a sociocultural level.

REALITY CHECK: Representing Real Bodies in Performance 2019

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 6:38pm
University of York, Department of Theatre, Film and Television
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 29, 2019

REALITY CHECK: Representing Real Bodies in Performance 2019

Univerisity of York, Department of Theatre, Film and Television, UK

A Postgraduate led conference exploring Representations of Real Bodies in Performance




June 20th 2019 (09.30 - 18.00) 

Univeristy of York, Department of Theatre, Film and Television

Baird Lane, Heslignton East Campus


North Yorkshire,

YO10 5GB


Revelry and Reverance

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 2:13pm
Southern Humanities Council, Executive Dir.
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

Revelry and Reverence

Baton Rouge Marriott, Baton Rouge, LA, January 30-Feb 1, 2020




Critical University Studies - SAMLA - November 15-17, 2019

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 5:31pm
Robert Azzarello / Southern University at New Orleans
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 27, 2019

South Atlantic Modern Language Association; November 15-17, 2019; Atlanta, Georgia; Special Session - Roundtable - Critical University Studies. This roundtable welcomes submissions on any aspect of Critical University Studies. Topics that examine the relationship between higher education and society could include specific institutional histories, critical pedagogy, the public/private divide, student debt, academic labor, and legitimation crises in the humanities. By 27 May 2019, please submit an abstract of 250 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Robert Azzarello, Southern University at New Orleans, at

light | sensitive | material - photography conference 2019

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 1:18pm
University of West London
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019




light | sensitive | material

photography conference 2019


A two-day conference at the University of West London

supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council


1st and 2nd November 2019


Keynote speakers:

Prof. Howard Caygill, Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Kingston University, London

Prof. Laura U. Marks, School for the Contemporary Arts, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver