The American Cultures Workshop at the University of Sydney invites paper proposals for 2017 from scholars across Australia, Asia, New Zealand, the Pacific, Latin America, and the Indian Ocean Basin. Beginning in March 2017, the American Cultures Workshop will meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 5:30-7:00pm at the University of Sydney. One workshop a month will feature a scholar from the Sydney metropolitan region; the other will feature a scholar from the broader Pacific and Indian Ocean Basins.
“Robert Penn Warren & Time”
Most of Warren’s oeuvre concerns itself with Time in one way or another, whether through personal memory, metaphysical speculation, “official” history, cultural traditions, or prognostication. While the historical and socio-historical elements of Warren’s work remain of permanent interest, we particularly encourage studies that explore Time in its relation to Warren’s metaphysical quest, or “yearning,” and/or in its relation to his aesthetics. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
EXTENDED DEADLINE: Abstracts will now be accepted up to Tuesday 14 February. Abstracts submitted by this date will receive a decision around the second half of March or sooner. Send abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Those who have already submitted abstracts, thank you -- decisions will be sent out for these by late February or latest early March.)
Full details at: www.interstices.ac.nz/call-for-papers-spinoza-auckland-2017/
PLENARIES / KEYNOTES include:
Call for Papers: Children and the Great Hunger in Ireland
Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University, in partnership with the Irish Heritage Trust at StrokestownPark, is hosting an international conference,
2017 NWSA Annual Conference: 40 YEARS AFTER COMBAHEE:
Feminist Scholars and Activists Engage the Movement for Black Lives
The Lesbian Caucus of the National Women’s Studies Association invites complete panel,
workshop, or roundtable format submissions (not individual submissions) for a guaranteed
caucus sponsored session to be held November 16-19, 2017 at the annual conference.
According to the conference CFP, “NWSA is an organization of feminist scholars and
scholar-activists that emerged out of the social movements of the 1960s and 70s. It is fitting
then that since our 40th anniversary conference will take place in Baltimore, the site of the
CFP for 2018 MLA
4H: History, Hamilton, & Hip hop in High School
2018 MLA Conference, New York City, January 4-7, 2018
Session sponsored by MLA’s Children & Young Adult Literature Forum
The Martineau Society will be hosting its annual conference in Hull, England from July 24 to July 27, 2017. The Martineau Society conference is an interdisciplinary conference that focuses on the lives, work, and contributions of the Martineau family, including its two most famous and influential members, Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) and James Martineau (1805-1900).
Started by Norwich Unitarians in 1994, the Martineau Society encourages scholarship on the Martineau family and their nineteenth-century context as well as their continuing influence. Topics may include, but are not limited to the following:
UCLA Friends of English Southland Graduate Conference - Extended Deadline: April 1st
Los Angeles, CA | June 9-10
Keynote Speakers: Jessica Pressman (San Diego State University) & Yogita Goyal (UCLA)
We seek essays of 5,000 to 6,000 words for an anthology that explores American literature through the lens of social justice. The volume will become a part of a popular literary series published by a major press.
Visual Culture Spring 2017 Symposium - Wayne State University, Detroit MI
Envisioning the Body Politic(al)
CALL FOR PAPERS
What images will we remember from the 2016 presidential election? Donald Trump impersonating a disabled journalist? His stalking of Hillary Clinton on the debate stage? Or Pepe the frog?
The aim of this conference is to provide an open platform for prospective researchers for discussion of new advancements in Information Technology, big data analytics, development and applications using efficient techniques. We encourage researchers to submit original works which will enrich prospective researchers and provide novel and improved techniques based on some of the areas mentioned below, although not limited to these areas, since "research does not follow any boundaries”. Topics of the session may include, but not limited to, the following:
Big data analytics, development, applications
Software/hardware tools and techniques for big data management
Security issues for big data management
Issue 5 of Indialogs will focus on the theme of the body from a wide range of perspectives. The representation of the human body in Indian culture differs enormously from the West. Women were closely associated with fertility, abundance and prosperity rather than sin and temptation, and sexuality has been embraced openly as can be seen in many temples all over the country.
Il pubblico della poesia (Cosenza: Lerici), edited by Alfonso Berardinelli and Franco Cordelli, was published in 1975. It is the first anthology to consider the poetic generation that appeared after 1968. The novelty of these poets was characterised in three main ways: the interruption of the linear relationship with Tradition; the «tendency towards the fast dissolution of the sociocultural and ideological figure of the Author»; and a change in the literary field. As argued by Berardinelli in the introduction: «[...] The Self that produces poetic texts in these years no longer resembles that of the great tradition of the twentieth century, and probably not even that of the author’s fathers and older brothers of the preceding twenty years ».
Interpreting Migration: An International Multidisciplinary Conference
Time: 28-30 April, 2017
Place: Technical University of Liberec, Liberec, Czech Republic
Registration Fee: 20 EUR
Dwelling in Possibility
Call for Papers for a Collected Volume of Think Pieces
“You have to believe, and you can never, ever, give up on any possibility. It’s part of it, as I said, from the beginning. It’s already done. You just have to find a way to make it real.”
- Rep. John Lewis
From Aristotle to Emily Dickinson to Heidegger to Hans Blumenberg to Samuel Beckett to John Lewis, artists, thinkers, and leaders have conceptualized possibility.