The College of Liberal Arts and the Graduate Programs in English, History, and World Languages at the University of Central Arkansas (Conway, AR) will host a Graduate Research Symposium focused on the theme of "The Humanities, Social Sciences, and Interdisciplinarity" on Wednesday, April 22, and Thursday, April 23. (Presentations by UCA undergraduates will also take place on Thursday, April 23.) We invite abstracts on a variety of topics in the humanities and social sciences, and especially welcome papers that are interdisciplinary in scope.
Papers addressing how representations of "neurological difference" provide new ways of understanding aesthetic formal tactics, disability, embodiment, and/or human cognition, subjectivity, and sociality. 300 word abstract and CV by 15 March 2015; Ajitpaul Mangat (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Sant'Anna Institute (Sorrento, Italy) and the College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, United States) are pleased to present the First International Conference
"Women of the Mediterranean"
Sant'Anna Institute, Sorrento Italy, June 12-13, 2015
Conference Location: Sant'Anna Institute, Sorrento (Italy)
Conference Director: Prof. Giovanni Spani (College of the Holy Cross)
Conference Coordinator: Marco Marino (Sant'Anna Institute)
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Barbara Zecchi (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality – Changing the Face of Learning
Special Conference Stream within The Experiential Learning in Virtual
Sunday 10th May – Tuesday 12th May 2015
For this volume of critical essays, the editors invite submissions of abstracts examining the synergistic interplay of urban space and architectural structure with gender and sexuality in recent cultural production, primarily literary fiction and film, from 2000 to the present.
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics
(International Journal of Travel Writing)
ISSN 2278-9642 | E-ISSN 2278-9650
To read CONCEPT NOTE follow the link: http://coldnoon.com/about
In addition to following the notice below.
How does contemporary South African literature critique, compromise with, or otherwise engage the nation's neoliberal dispensation? This special session proposal is intended to relate to the 2016 MLA Conference's "Literature and its Publics" theme.
Potential paper topics:
--literature's relationship to citizenship and civil society;
--apartheid in new forms;
--the neoliberal city (Cape Town and Johannesburg);
--SA as a tourist attraction;
--the legacies of Gordimer and Coetzee;
--"post-Western" capitalisms (e.g., the Indian Ocean economy).
Please send 300-word abstract and CV to Eric.Strand@uct.ac.za by March 15.
Irish Migrant Adaptations:
Memory, Performance and Place
CALL FOR PAPERS
The collection seeks to explore how immigration to Ireland has redefined perceptions of Irish communities and localities, performance traditions, and patterns of remembrance in the period between the mid-1990s and the present. Specifically, this collection will examine how adaptation, in its broadest sense, has been used as an avenue and strategy for cultural change.
Modernist Studies Association Conference
November 19-22, 2015
Deadline For Paper Submission: March 15, 2015
Socrates Journal invites Authors/Researchers to submit their Sponsored papers for consideration of publication in the regular Issues of the Journal.
Chapter proposals are invited for two new book projects, Ecofeminist Intersections and New Voices in Ecofeminist Activism, due by March 1, 2015. Both books explore the manifold ways that ecofeminism has been used across a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, including but not limited to such fields as literary criticism, history, philosophy, religious studies, women's studies, anthropology, sociology, psychology, economics, geography, and political science. Current doctoral students are especially encouraged to submit proposals for New Voices in Ecofeminist Activism, though all proposals will be considered for both books.
"Temporalities and Childhood" is a panel at the upcoming PAMLA 2015 conference, November 6-8, 2015, in Portland, USA.
The conference theme is "time and literature," and the panel will explore the various temporalities at play within the binary realms of childhood and adulthood with the aim of rethinking the teleology of 'growing up' from a temporal perspective.
August 21-23, 2015
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Possible topics: animal-human encounters, pastoral or colonial representations of ecologies/life words, and narratives and poetics of living in common(s). We are interested in papers that attend to the affective, everyday nature of more-than-huamn encounters and eco-spheres, as invoked/mediated in Romantic poetry and Victorian fiction. The extent to which representations of more-than-human publics in 19th-century English literature confound rather than confirm taxonomic thinking, or, more broadly, the ways in which more-than-human publics animate new relations/approaches to eco-criticism, (post-)colonial studies, body politics, posthumanism, more-than-humanism, etc., are of interest to us as well.