The Graduate Students of the Duke University Department of History are pleased to invite graduate students in the humanities and social sciences to submit papers for Navigating Place and Power, an annual one-day conference at Duke University on Friday, February 15, 2013. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Thomas Laqueur, professor of history at University of California, Berkeley. This interdisciplinary conference will seek to promote dialogue between scholars of various disciplines in order to explore how individuals and groups negotiate systems of power. Papers may engage with various scales of power and explore dimensions of place, from broad transnational networks to the politics of everyday life.
FINAL CALL - EXTENDED DEADLINE - 5 NOVEMBER 2012
20th Annual Lesbian Lives Conference
'The Modern Lesbian'
15-16th February 2013
Hosted by University of Brighton LGBT and Queer Life Research Hub in conjunction with Women's Studies Centre, University College Dublin
The theme for the 20th Annual Lesbian Lives Conference is The Modern Lesbian.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison's ninth annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature (MadLit) will be held February 28–March 1, 2013. This year's conference, "Between Surface and Depth," investigates how humanistic disciplines articulate notions of superficiality and depth in their scholarly practices. Building from the debates surrounding Stephen Best and Sharon Marcus's "Surface Reading: An Introduction" (Representations 108.1 (Fall 2009): 1–21), this conference will explore the implications of using spatial models to conceptualize the location of meaning in language, literature, and discourse.
This one-day symposium hosted by the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary, University of London aims to bring together postgraduates and academics to explore how the issues of feminism, influence and inheritance animate or problematize their work and practice in the field of literary study. Through this conference we aim to begin a discussion about the challenges and anxieties, but also the significant rewards of engaging with our substantial feminist inheritance as scholars working in English Studies today. It will seek to consider how contemporary research relates to the rich, complex and extensive history of feminist research in the discipline and explore how new directions in literary study might be informed by the work of the past.
Encourage your best students to send their papers and creative writing to us; the VHR publishes the best undergraduate research in the humanities. We're in our third year, and we have published students from a wide variety of colleges including Elizabethtown College, Princeton, Harvard, Brown, Columbia, York St. John in the UK, and the Baha'i Institute for Higher Education. Our deadline is Dec 15.
"Alt," neither a word nor a prefix in the grammatical sense, has nevertheless been a generative concept in contemporary scholarly interrogations of non-normative ways of engaging with and inhabiting the world. Various fields and disciplines have begun to investigate the meaning, value, and application of alt, inviting critical discourses around questions of alterities, alternations, and alternatives. From considering relations with others to shifting theoretical frameworks to imagining alternate realities, alt complicates periodizations, genres, identities, subjectivities, epistemologies, and discourses.
The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies (ISSN 2009-0374) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, electronic publication dedicated to the exploration of Horror and Gothic literature, film, new media and television. The submission deadline for the next issue is 31st January 2013.
CFP: Children in Film
SWTXPCA/ACA, Albuquerque, NM, Feb 13-16, 2013
Deadline: November 20, 2012.
Proposals are being accepted for the Children in Film Area of the 34rd annual SWTX PCA/ACA conference "Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context," February 13-16, 2013, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.(www.swtxpca.org).
Given the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, the deadline for submission to the special volume of ChLAQ on disability is now November 8, 2012.
Disabilities in Children's Literature:
Professor Gillian Beer (University of Cambridge); Professor William Cohen (University of Maryland); Professor Hilary Fraser (Birkbeck, University of London); Dr Constance Classen (author of The Deepest Sense: A Cultural History of Touch)
"You people who can see attach such an absurd importance to your eyes! I set my touch, my dear, against your eyes, as much the most trustworthy, and much the most intelligent sense of the two".
(Wilkie Collins, Poor Miss Finch, 1872)