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Biographic Mediation: The Uses of Disclosure in Bureaucracy and Politics

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 9:16am
Center for Biographical Research
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017


Guest Editor: Ebony Coletu, Pennsylvania State University


This special issue of Biography explores biographic mediation as a tool to manage political and administrative claims. Biographic mediation refers to any institutional demand for personal disclosure to make decisions about who gets what and why, alongside public critiques and calls to action that feature personal narratives.

Rising Up: A Graduate Student Conference on Indigenous Knowledge and Research in Indigenous Studies

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:23am
UM Native Studies Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 29, 2017

Submit an Abstract to the University of Manitoba's annual Native Studies Graduate Students Conference (March 9th, 10th): Rising Up

“Rising Up: A Graduate Student Conference on Indigenous Knowledge and Research in Indigenous Studies” will be an academic gathering that gives Graduate students the spotlight and allows them to present their work while connecting with other researchers. The conference is interdisciplinary, and attracts students and researchers who are working on a wide range of topics in the Indigenous/Native Studies field.

Natura 2018: Illegitimate Knowledges

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 9:15am
Natura: The Science and Epistemology Working Group
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

Illegitimate Knowledges

A Graduate Conference in Science and Epistemology
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

February 16, 2018

Keynote Speaker
Banu Subramaniam
(University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

Hosted by Natura, A Rutgers University Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Working Group focused on critical perspectives of Science and Epistemology, the 2018 Natura Conference seeks papers on the topic of illegitimate knowledges: scorned, discarded, amateur, illogical, and discredited methods of understanding the world.

Call for Abstracts--New Directions on Improvisation

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 4:16pm
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Call for Abstracts on “New Directions on Improvisation”


For the 2018 Comparative Drama Conference, there will be a sub-theme of improv running through the three days. On Thursday night we will be attending an improv performance at SAK Comedy Lab. On Saturday afternoon there will be a plenary dedicated to improv. To round out the conference, we invite papers for either a panel (or if we get enough interest a round table) on new directions in improv, as we look to consider how improv pushes boundaries within performance, the process of dramatic creation, and the text.


Some possible topics to consider (but definitely not limited to):


Tick, Tick, DOOM!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 9:50am
SUNY at Buffalo Dept. of Comparative Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Call for Papers:


 “Tick. Tick. DOOM!: Precariousness and Time”


The Fourth Annual Undergraduate Symposium of Popular Culture and Philosophy

Hosted by the SUNY at Buffalo Department of Comparative Literature Graduate Student Association

Keynote Speaker: Shaun Irlam, PhD

Featured Graduate Presenters: TBA

Friday, November 17th, 2017, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

The Condition of Contradiction: Implications for Globalization, Identity & Culture

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 4:39am
Saint Louis University, Madrid Spain
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 25, 2018

Call for Papers: The advent of neoliberalism after the 1970s in “core” western economies has unleashed a relatively deregulated and more palpably globalized economy. The results have been convulsive in the socio-economic concomitants and contradictions that have followed. They include: intensified, bare-knuckled class striation alongside tendencies toward intensified tolerance and mixing; finance that moves more readily across borders than (many) flesh-and-blood people; cosmopolitanism alongside re-invigorated identity essentialism; and places and identities stuck between global forces and renewed assertions of localism. And all of it subject to 24-hour globalized, new media display.