all recent posts

Life and Work The Work and Life Project

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 12:03pm

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

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 11:05am
University of Poitiers

One-day conference

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

[UPDATE] Performance and the Body- Submissions due January 15th

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 10:16am
The Velvet Light Trap Issue #77

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.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended: CFP Pauline Hopkins Society Scholarship Award

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 9:34am
Pauline Hopkins Society

The Pauline Hopkins Society ( 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.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline: Victorian Dirt

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 9:33am
Victorian Network

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.

The Failed Individual, International Conference (Universität Mannheim, Germany, November 12-14, 2015), DEADLINE: March 1, 2015

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 9:03am
American Studies Department, Universität Mannheim

"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.

Translation, Adaptation & Dramaturgy Working Group

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 8:33am
International Federation of Theatre Research

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.


Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 8:33am
Studi interculturali, #3-2015 (December) - Four-Monthly published by Mediterránea, Intercultural Studies Centre, Humanities Dept., University of Trieste, Italy


Studi interculturali, #3-2015 (December)



Neo-Victorianism & Discourses of Education: 2015 special issue of Neo-Victorian Studies

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 8:33am
Neo-Victorian Studies

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.

The Lion and the Unicorn Special Edition: Children's Literature and WWI

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 8:08am
The Lion and the Unicorn

Call for Submissions


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:

Football and Cultural Production

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 7:12am
Centre for the Study of Football and its Communities

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