Women at the Well: Religion, Resilience, and Grace
Call for Papers for Oxford Literary Review 41.1 (July 2019)
ext: writing extinction
Imagine thinking about extinction, starting from ext and extending, textually and extra-textually, and coming back to the raw, more-or-other-than-death thought, perhaps unthinkable, of extinction.
ext would suggest the perhaps for now truncated name of something needing thinking, a thought without a thinker, that would be more than a thought—extinction, textuality, extravagant thinking of the effects of a vanishing without trace, that we can’t face.
The Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean Conference
GLOBAL BLACK DESIRES: FREEDOM AND CONSTRAINTS
Conference date and location:
May 4, 2018
The Graduate Center, City University of New York
New York City
Deadline for submissions: January 5, 2018
Marking 100 years since the end of the First World War and 80 years since the publication of Three Guineas, the 28th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf invites papers addressing the dual theme of Europe and Peace. From the ‘prying’, ‘insidious’ ‘fingers of the European War’ that Septimus Warren Smith would never be free of in Mrs Dalloway to Woolf’s call to ‘think peace into existence’ during the Blitz in ‘Thoughts on Peace in an Air Raid’, questions of war and peace pervade her writings.
NOTE: THE DUE DATE FOR THIS CFP HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 31 JANUARY 2018
Borders and Borderlands
The Ray Browne Conference on Cultural and Critical Studies
April 6-8, 2018
Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, Ohio
LNUC Concurrences, Linnaeus University, June 14-16, 2018. Sweden
Global Challenges: Borders, Populism and the Postcolonial Condition is an interdisciplinary
conference that brings together scholars in Critical Theory, Cultural Studies, History and Postcolonial
and Decolonial Studies. Confirmed keynote speakers are Dominick LaCapra, Carolyn Dean,
Boaventura de Sousa Santos, and Gurminder Bhambra. The conference considers current global
challenges in the light of the international development of the past 10 years. 2008 was the time when
the invasion of Iraq ground to a definitive halt, the global financial crisis unfolded, triggering a tactic of
The Kate Chopin International Society is seeking individual proposals for two sponsored panels at the 2018 American Literature Association conference in San Francisco, May 24-27, 2018. The first panel, a roundtable on "Teaching Kate Chopin," seeks short (seven-to eight-minute) papers/remarks that address an aspect of or strategy for teaching Chopin’s life or work. Proposals should include a title, your name and affiliation, and a paragraph about your proposed remarks. The second panel seeks proposals relating to any aspect of Chopin’s life or work.
Call for Applications
2018 Penn State Asian Studies Summer Institute
Penn State University invites applicants for its annual Asian Studies Summer Institute, to be held June 10-16, 2018. This year’s Institute, co-directed by Leo Coleman (Hunter College/CUNY) and Jessamyn Abel (Penn State), focuses on the topic of “Infrastructure.”
25 Years of Jurassic Park (1993): An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Palaeontological Imagination
Friday 8th June 2018
School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies
Keynote speaker: Stephen Brusatte (University of Edinburgh)
AFEA 2018 Symposium « Magnifying America : the poetics and politics of details »
22-25 May 2018
Nice-Sophia Antipolis University
PANEL “In defense of close reading or, reading the minuscule”
Watermark, the annual, peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by graduate students in the English Department at California State University, Long Beach is seeking submissions for the twelfth volume. The journal is dedicated to publishing original, critical, and theoretical papers concerned with literature of all genres and periods, as well as representing current issues in the field of rhetoric and composition. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for enlarging voices, only student work will be considered.
CITY & (DIS)ORDER
(Re)Mapping the Metropolis ; (De)Coding Urban (dis)order
in the Discourses of Culture
Deadline extended to 25th January 2018
The renewed interest in exploring the urban theme in the arenas of culture studies and the constructs of literary and artistic creativity, has quite often coincided with the moments of crises, of major changes in the conceptualizing of historical processes and of the human experience and consciousness of environmental questions, of belonging and alienation.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Upcoming Special Issue
Intersections in Film and Media Studies
Publication: November 2018
Guest Editors: Dr Jodi Brooks (UNSW), Dr Kathleen Williams (University of Tasmania), Dr Jessica Ford (UNSW) and Melanie Robson (UNSW)
Deadline for abstracts: 1 February 2018
Deadline for full papers: 13 May 2018
There is a famous parable that goes something like this: When six blind people came across an elephant, they were curious to know more about it. Since they would not be able to see it, they decided to touch and feel it anyway. "Hey, the elephant feels like a tree trunk” said the person who touched his leg. "Oh, no! it is like a rope," said the second one who touched the tail. "Oh, no! it is like a thick branch of a tree," said the one who touched the trunk of the elephant. "It is like a big hand fan" said the fourth person who touched the ear of the elephant. "It is like a huge wall," said the fifth person who touched the belly of the elephant. "It is like a solid pipe," said the sixth person who touched the tusk of the elephant.