Special Issue: Women & LanguageGuest Editor: Leland G. Spencer, Miami University Transcending the Acronym: Genders, Sexes, Sexualities, and Gender Identities Beyond “LGBT” Article Deadline: January 31, 2018
The conference hopes to broaden the scope of American literature, opening it to more complex geographies, and to a variety of genres and media. The impetus comes partly from a survey of what is currently in the field: it is impossible to read the work of Toni Morrison and Junot Díaz, Yusef Komunyakaa and Carolyn Forché, Tony Kushner and Lynn Nottage without seeing that, for all these authors, the reference frame is no longer simply the United States, but a larger, looser, more contextually varied set of coordinates, populated by laboring bodies, migrating faiths, generational sagas, memories of war, as well as the accents of unforgotten tongues, the taste and smell of beloved foods and spices.
The Future of (is) the Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
University of Idaho | April 7th, 2018 | Moscow, Idaho
“…montage-like storytelling and fragmented poetry explores the cracks in the discourse of modernity through which the narrative of [our new age] grows like weeds on rubble.” -Gabriele Dürbeck
June 1st – 2nd 2018
Faculty of Media and Communications, Belgrade, Serbia
Deadline for abstracts submission: March 1st 2018
Notifications of acceptance: March 15th 2018
Deadline for full paper submission: September 15th 2018
Studies in Somaesthetics: Embodied Perspectives in Philosophy, the Arts
and the Human Sciences
Edited by Richard Shusterman, Florida Atlantic University, USA
The editors of Brill’s Studies in Somaesthetics series invite submissions on the topic “Bodies in the Streets: Somaesthetics of City Life” for a forthcoming edited collection.
* Bodies in the Streets: *
Domestic spaces lay at the centre of the lives of early modern English men and women. Yet their liminality has often been under-investigated, if not underestimated, by scholars. On the one hand, households served as a hubbub of familial and filial activity (housewarmings, births, conventicles, fast/feast days and reading groups), on the other hand as sites of the foreign and fatal (burglaries, squatting, murders, possessions, and devastating fires). The house was as permeable as it was penetrable. This despite attempts to ward off or perturb would be intruders: via witches’ marks, locks, bars, fences, guard dogs, community patrols and the ‘watch’.
The Joys of the Erotic: Building Human Connections
An Inclusive Interdisciplinary project
29th to 30th June 2018
The erotic. A complex, tangled, and ephemeral web of meeting points, interfaces and intersections at the centre of human experiences. It informs our lives, shapes our perceptions and pulls us toward one another while being itself shaped by shifting tastes and perceptions. Shrouded in mystery, it is tantalising, alluring and dangerous all at once. Eroticism is frequently displayed in film, embedded in music, intimated in art and literature, as well as in the advertising on city streets, travel shows and fashion events. Above all, it builds pathways which bring us closer to each other.
– Call for Papers –
Self-Expression in North American Culture
An International Conference
January 25 – 26 2019, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Call for Works/Papers
Saturday March 10th 2018,National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
Deadline for submission is 24 January 2018.
Papers and pieces which respond to alchemy.
Listen to the Voice of Fire is a symposium/concert for research in sonic arts though alchemy- it welcomes eclectic and disparate approaches, practice based researchers, artists, early career researchers and independent researchers.
The journal Religions is currently running a Special Issue entitled "Religion, Ritual and Ritualistic Objects". All the authors in the relevant field are welcomed to contribute.
Human-Animal Studies Conference — 7–9 August 2018 Turku, Finland
The Finnish Society for Human-Animal Studies (YKES) is proud to organize the first international Human-Animal Studies conference held in Finland.
Humans and other animals share spaces and create communities together. They touch each other in various symbolic and material ways, constantly crossing and redrawing communal, ethical and very practical boundaries. As of late, this multifarious renegotiation of human-animal relations has sparked intense debates both in the public arena and in academia.