The Performance Working Group (PWG) of the Cultural Studies Association calls for participants for two sessions at the 2015 conference in Riverside, California (May 21 - 24, 2014).
Life and Work
The Work and Life Project
Saturday 11th July – Monday 13th July 2015
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
Call for Presentations:
The project considers whether work is something integral to what we are as persons or whether this is something we have become over the centuries. Is work inherent in what makes us human (like the ants and the bees) or is it something which has been evolved into us by the way society has been shaped. With technological advancements, would a utopian society include work?
Work has become such an integral part of human existence that individuals often assume identity through the work they do. Is everything individuals do in life, work?
Bound labor in the Americas before the abolition of slavery: legal codifications, transfers and the harmonization of the practices
Poitiers University, France,
Friday October 16th, 2015
Historically, studies of performance have often been tied to star images, focusing on issues of celebrity in professional, public, and private spaces. As a result, a large body of research has explored how the star is constructed through extratextual discourses and how this off-screen persona may shape perceptions of on-screen performance. However, scholarly attention to performers has been shifting from star image and celebrity to acting and performance. Several collections on film acting and performance - most recently Cynthia Baron and Sharon Marie Carnicke's Reframing Screen Performance (2008) and Aaron Taylor's Theorizing Film Acting (2012) - have extended our knowledge of the historical evolution of acting practices.
The Pauline Hopkins Society (http://www.paulinehopkinssociety.org) is pleased to announce the inauguration of its first bi-annual competition for the best essay or book chapter on Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins published between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014. If you have published an essay or chapter that discusses Hopkins and/or her work, we invite you to consider entering before the January 31, 2015 deadline.
Because entries will be judged through a system of blind reviewing we recommend that any self-citation, either in the body or in notes, be reworked to the third person.
Victorian Network is an open-access, MLA-indexed, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing and promoting the best postgraduate and early career work across the broad field of Victorian Studies.
"If there is one thing in this world that I hate, it's losers. I despise them," then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared to a group of high school students, expressing a firm belief in success and failure as the results of individual action and ambition. Himself embodying the American Dream as an immigrant who 'made it big in America,' Schwarzenegger demeaned the worth of individuals he perceived to be 'losers,' and thus echoed an attitude prevalent in contemporary Western neoliberal politics that glorifies 'success,' i.e. striving for the good life, as the only valuable way of being in the world and as the ultimate goal of one's existence.
International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR/FIRT) Conference, Hyderabad, India, 5-11 July 2015
'The Politics of Process'
The Working Group invites papers which address any aspects of the conference theme of 'Theatre and Democracy' in relation to translation, adaptation and dramaturgy. For instance, speakers may choose to examine the authority accorded to, or assumed by, specific instances or practices of translation, adaptation and dramaturgy; or they may discuss the political dimensions or potential of those practices, as revealed in, for example, the processes of theatrical production, or the relationship between stage and audience.
CFP: THE GREAT WAR AS AN INTERCULTURAL EVENT
Studi interculturali, #3-2015 (December)
GUEST EDITOR: UMBERTO ROSSI
The nineteenth century saw the beginnings of mass education in Britain and elsewhere, while the more recent millennial turn has seen a range of reforms and 'revolutions' within educational systems world-wide, not least the insistent commercialisation of universities and a concomitant move to redefining educators and students as 'service providers' and 'customers' respectively. A large number of neo-Victorian novels are set in or engage with educational contexts, including universities, libraries, anatomy schools, private tutoring/governessing, ragged schools, and art colleges, mirroring the settings and concerns with Bildung in canonical works by Victorian writers such as Charles Dickens, Charlotte Brontë, and others.
Call for Submissions
WRITING HOME: BATTLEFRONT AND HOMEFRONT, CHILDREN'S LITERATURE OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
This special issue of The Lion and the Unicorn invites submissions focused on children's literature of the First World War from a variety of international perspectives. Among other things, essays could focus on:
"Hearing and Speaking the Middle Ages: Orality and Aurality in Performance and Text"
The Twenty-Seventh Annual Spring Symposium of The Medieval Studies Institute of Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
27–29 March 2015
The department of English at the High Institute of Human Sciences of Jendouba, University of Jendouba, invites you to participate in its study day on Order and Disorder. The study day will be held April 21st, 2015, on the campus of the High Institute of Human Sciences of Jendouba, Tunisia.
SSAWW Triennial Conference November 4-8, 2015
Sheraton Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA
Due Date: Friday, February 13, 2015 for all proposals. Send proposals to: email@example.com
Please see the complete submission guidelines posted on the website: http://ssawwnew.wordpress.com/2015-conference/
The 4th annual Centre for the Study of Football and its Communities (CSFC) conference "Football and Cultural Production" will be held at Manchester Metropolitan University on Friday 10th April 2015.
Call for Papers