Mardi Gras as an event, a reiteration of experience across time, and a kind of ritual renders the new and the old as occurring simultaneously: our past always directly affects our present. This temporal boundary crossing reiterates and simultaneously invokes the past in every instance. In Gender Trouble, Judith Butler describes ritual as related to the repetition of gender performance across time, which denaturalizes the concept and instantiates gender as socially constructed. What if we apply Butler’s logic of the ritual to other concepts of human experience, such as race, religion, sexuality, and disability? Orienting ourselves within this Butlerian logic, we as scholars might think about how to interpret these ritual practices in memory.
Submission Deadline: December 15th
Conference Date: March 31, 2018 at Clemson University
No registrartion fee!
Keynote speaker: Katrina Powell
Call for Papers
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 15 NOVEMBER 2017!
Literature at Sea: Storms, Shipwrecks, and Survival
Jacksonville, Florida, USA, 12-17 May 2018
Abstracts are invited for a conference sponsored by the Troy University English Department on storms, shipwrecks, and survival, broadly defined. Proposed papers may focus on the literature of any country and any literary period, but please keep in mind that the conference language will be English. Topics might include (but are not limited to) the following:
The Association for Documentary Editing invites nominations for the 2018 Boydston Essay Prize. The prize will be awarded to the best essay or review published between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2017, the primary focus of which is the editing of a volume of works or documents. The award carries a cash honorarium of $300. Eligible essays may have been published in digital and print journals, monographs, and collections. Please submit nominations and citations in the body of an e-mail, and attach essays or reviews to be considered as Rich Text Format (RTF), MS Word, or PDF to the address below. Self-nominations are welcome. The prize will be awarded in June 2018 at the ADE annual meeting in Olympia, Washington.
Call for Proposals: RhetCanada 2018
RhetCanada (Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric / CSSR) invites scholars and students of rhetoric to submit proposals for presentations at its annual conference.
Location: Canadian Federation of Social Sciences and Humanities’ Congress 2018, University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Dates: May 27 – 29, 2018
Special Sessions theme: “That’s not rhetoric!” “Yes, it is.”
Science fiction is a genre inherently replete witha multitude of systems. From computers, robots, cyborgs and androids to human-animal studies, ecological systems, management practices and (agro-)industrial systems, science fiction has portrayed a variety of different and sometimes interlocking sets of physical systems. Ideas of knowledge generation and systematisation are also central to the genre, from the social and hard sciences, art, language and communication, right through to the systematisation and dissemination of knowledge.
The Society for Contemporary Literature sponsors two panels at the 29th annual American Literature Association Conference, May 24-27, 2018, in San Francisco. We are therefore soliciting proposals for possible panels for us to sponsor by December 1, 2017; the Board will decide on which panels to sponsor by December 10 and ask you to submit filled panels to us by January 28th, for submission through the SCL to the ALA by the deadline of January 30. We will entertain any idea for a panel from within the remit of the Society (i.e., the last twenty-five years).
Fashion, Costume and Visual Cultures Conference (#FCVC2018)
University of Zagreb, Croatia
17-19 July 2018
Pamela Church Gibson - London College of Fashion.
Joseph H Hancock II - Drexel University, USA.
Vicki Karaminas - Massey University, New Zealand.
Stella Bruzzi - University College London.
WHAT IS UNIVERSE?
COMMUNICATION • COMPLEXITY • COHERENCE
University of Oregon in Portland, April 19-21, 2018
The What is Universe? (2018) conference-experience examines communication, complexity/simplicity, coherence/incoherence and, how they may or may not contribute to “a pluralistic universe.” This conference marks the third collaboration among scholars from the natural and social sciences, communication, media, law, design, and art. We invite proposals for scholarly papers, panels, exhibits and installations on a wide variety of issues and topics. Please see whatis.uoregon.edu for more details.
Contention Special Edition Proposal
Editors: Jeffrey Butcher and Michael Noschka
Title of Special Edition:
Continental Divides: Interdisciplinary Resistance to Nationalist Borders
The Journal of South Texas English Studies is re-opening submissions for its Winter 2018 issue, themed “The Sacrifice of Survival.” Submission deadline: December 30, 2017.
Note: The editorial board has decided to restructure the journal's publication cycle for a variety of administrative reasons, and this issue will be published in February 2018, when the journal moves to its new publication cycle of Winter and Summer issues. Please note this is a reissue of a previous CFP with a new submission date.
EXTENDED DEADLINE: December 12th
Date: February 16-17, 2018
Location: McGill University,
Location, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Update (12/22/17): We are extending the deadline of this call for papers! Please submit your proposal by January 1st, 2018 for consideration. We also wanted to add that we now have four confirmed members for a "diversity in comics" roundtable: Saladin Ahmed (author of Marvel's Black Bolt), Andre Batts (independent comic producer of Dreadlocks, owner/operator of the Motor City Black Age of Comics Convention), Dr. Matt Yockey (Associate Professor of Film at University of Toledo, editor of Make Ours Marvel: Media Convergence and a Comics Universe), and Dan Merritt (owner of Green Brain Comics, Dearborn, MI).
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