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Reminder: Spiral Film and Philosophy Conference 2018: Thinking Space

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 1:32pm
York University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 2, 2018

Since Muybridge’s chronophotographic experiments, the relationship between cinema and time has been well documented. Less obvious, perhaps, is the relationship of cinema with space. Following the so-called digital mutation of recording and viewing technologies, this issue has nonetheless made its way to the forefront of cinema and media studies. It is not only that moviegoing is being decentered by the rise of portable viewing platforms — as cinema happens more and more outside of traditional theatres —, but also that the usual medium of inscription of film — the celluloid base — has been radically opened by new media.


CFP (31 December 2018): Sir Walter Scott: His Worlds and His Legacies

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 1:19pm
Wenshan Review
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

Sir Walter Scott: His Worlds and His Legacies

A Special Issue Dedicated to the 200th Anniversary of the Publication of Ivanhoe


Guest Editors:


Dr Kang-yen Chiu (National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan) and Professor Murray Pittock (University of Glasgow, UK)


Gender, Sexuality, and Power Student Research Conference

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 4:05pm
Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities / Cal State Los Angeles
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 5, 2018




14TH Annual Gender, Sexuality, and Power Student Research Conference April 20, 2018


Keynote Speaker: Timothy Morton, Professor of English, Rice University


From Selma to Stonewall: Intersectional Identities and LGBT Activism

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 4:05pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018

From Selma to Stonewall: Intersectional Identities and LGBT Activism

Queer theory underscores the importance and history of intersectional identities in the LGBT movement as it pertains to race, gender, religion, class, immigration, disability, etc. We are looking for dynamic presenters who will offer case studies analyzing how outsider and mainstream art as well as grassroots and establishment political activism interrogates and employs intersectional identities to advance LGBT rights.

All Things Arabia: Arabian Identity and Material Culture

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 4:05pm
Ileana Baird / Zayed University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Submissions are being sought for a collection of essays tentatively titled All Things Arabia: Arabian Identity and Material Culture. The goal of this collection is twofold. First, we would like to challenge existing scholarship by Edward Said, Homi Bhabha, or Franz Fanon and, instead of looking at the other spaces of the Near Orient as the “great complementary opposite” of the West, to suggest new, more complex, and unbiased ways of understanding the cultural identity of the Arabian Peninsula through the things that stand for this place.

Interrogating "Common Language"

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 4:17pm
English Dept Graduate Conference, Simon Fraser University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

Interrogating “Common Language”

Simon Fraser University, Department of English

June 22nd-24th, 2018

Deadline for submissions: March 31, 2018

“English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca.” – entry for “English Language” (2018)

“Writers – journalists, essayists, bloggers, poets, playwrights – can disturb the social oppression that functions like a coma on the population, a coma that despots call peace.” – Toni Morrison, Burn This Book (2009)

Call for Submissions

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 3:58pm
Culture, Theory and Critique
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 12, 2019

Culture, Theory and Critique invites original full-length article submissions for its upcoming open issues.

Culture, Theory and Critique is a refereed, interdisciplinary journal for the transformation and development of critical theories in the humanities and social sciences. It aims to critique and reconstruct theories by interfacing them with one another and by relocating them in new sites and conjunctures.

MLA 2019: Matei Visniec’s Theatre: Between East and West

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 5:38pm
Catalina Florina Florescu/Pace University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

This panel seeks to find 3-4 strong proposals that would talk about the varied themes of international interest that emerge out of Visniec’s critically acclaimed plays. The political and the social are always strong points of interest as explored by the characters’ dynamic dialogues. Born in Romania, Visniec now lives in France, but his plays are performed internationally. He connects with audiences globally and that is proof of his exquisite writing. The panel also seeks to discuss how theater and performance are much needed in today’s conflicting and violent international context, and how the stage becomes an international platform where we are more than passive members, but instead are transformed by the spectacle. 

Women of Bay Area Lang-Po

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 10:34am
Laura Hinton, The City College of New YOrk (CUNYO
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018

Women have played a major role in the poetics and politics of the West Coast Language Poetry movement based in the San Francisco Bay area.  This panel proposal, for the American Literature Association My 24-27 in San Francisco, would consider the important contributions of female poets both solo and in collaboration, including Lyn Hejinian, Carla Harryman, Erica Hunt, Rae Armantrout, Leslie Scalapino, Beverly Dahlen and many others in propelling and sustaining one of America’s most radical literary movements, both aesthetically and politically, since the early 1970s.

Disruption, Displacement, and Disorder

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 9:18am
Society for Utopian Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018

The Society for Utopian Studies invites you to submit papers and proposals on the theme, “Disruption, Displacement, and Disorder.” As an interdisciplinary society from its founding, we encourage scholars and practitioners from any academic field to contribute, as well as architects, city planners, artists, musicians whose work relates to utopian thought and possibility, and dystopian realities and visions. Members of intentional communities are also welcome to attend and/or present. Non-theme related papers are welcome.

Abstracts and proposals of up to 250 words for the following: