A playwright has to build their story within their allotted two hours of stage traffic. We are taken on a guided ride from which we glimpse what the playwright chooses, forming our layers of knowledge through which we are manipulated. Often we are privy to the internal thoughts of a character which contrast with their public utterances: e.g., Rosalind/Ganymede, Angelo, or Richard III. Our prescient view makes Macduff's seemingly banal inquiry about his wife and children emotive fire. Our own knowing is challenged just by taking in a play as we know it is not real, yet we embrace the illusion.
This panel will explore the complex and evolving relationships between race, gender and power in South Asian Culture. Because of the complexity of these issues, we are not insisting on a specific time-frame. While the accent will be on contemporary life, participants may want to focus on the past, near or distant.
Performing Power in the Premodern World
University of Warwick
9 November 2019
Keynote Speaker: Dr Naomi Pullin (University of Warwick)
International Conference on Myths, Archetypes and Symbols:“Models and Alternatives” 28 September 2019 – London, UK
organised byLondon Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
International Conference on London Studies23 November 2019 – London, UKorganised by London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
Since its beginnings, London has been regarded as the epitome of progress and advancement even in times of profound crisis and discord, exerting the charm of the vast setting that concentrates most, if not all, human experiences. From ancient Londinium to the 21st-century metropolis, the ever expanding urban settlement has emerged as a complex heterogeneous entity forging a particular code of conduct governed by imagination and originality, talent and vision that generate almost endless significations of the self.
17-18 August 2019 – London, UKorganised by London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
The twentieth-century literature and culture tended to explore and to celebrate subjectivity. But this tendency did not mean the turn to the self, but beyond the self, or as Charles Taylor puts it, “to a fragmentation of experience which calls our ordinary notions of identity into question”.
This session aims at reflecting on the interrelation between theater, performance, diplomacy, and politics. Since theater became theater, plays and performances have reflected, reacted, rejected, denounced, and embraced political turmoil. This panel welcomes papers presenting an interdisciplinary or theoretically grounded analysis of the ways in which theater and/or theatrical audiences react to political turmoil and/or feed institutional discourses that endorse National politics. The multifarious nature of theater escapes unidirectional readings and categorizations: performers, directors, and the very nature of a performance's dialogic form often complicates the way in which jokes, comedy, and meaning are endorsed.
NeMLA 2020 Call for Classics Panel Proposals
Conference Dates: March 5-8, 2020 (Boston)
Conference Theme (session and abstract proposals do NOT need to be about the conference theme): Shaping and Sharing Identities: Spaces, Places, Languages, and Cultures
CALL FOR PAPERS: Ancient and Classics Proposals
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
Thursday, November 14, 2019 to Sunday, November 17, 2019, Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel, San Diego, California
"Interface" calls for papers for Issue 10: Poetry and Transculturality in Asia and Europe – Philosophical and Psychological aspects
Submission Deadline: July 31, 2019
Publication Date: October 2019
Call for Chapters: Reconstructing & Adapting Fragmentary Greek Tragedy
This call is to solicit chapter proposals for a new edited volume called Reconstructing & Adapting Fragmentary Greek Tragedy which builds on the academic workshop of the same name, organised by myself in summer 2018 at Royal Holloway, University of London. I would like to invite classicists, theatre studies scholars and theatre practitioners to submit abstracts for essays of 4.000-7000 words.
Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 11:00am to Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 6:30pm
Call for Papers
Irresistible Night, Ageless Dark:
The Nocturnal in Image, Text, and Material Culture
November 15th and 16th, 2019
The Twelfth Biennial Bryn Mawr College Graduate Group Symposium
featuring keynote speakers Ioannis Mylonopoulos (Archaeology, Columbia University) and Noam Elcott (Art History, Columbia University)
Deadline for submission: May 10, 2019
Sponsored by the Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies at the University of Virginia's College at Wise, the UVa-Wise Medieval-Renaissance Conference promotes scholarly discussion in all disciplines of Medieval and Renaissance studies. This year's conference begins on Thursday, Sept. 26, and concudes on Saturday, Sept.
The World Upside-Down: Absurdities, Inversions, and Alternate Realities
Columbia University Ancient Mediterranean Graduate Student Conference
November 1-2, 2019. Columbia University in the City of New York, USA.
Keynote Speaker: Patrick R. Crowley (University of Chicago)
The style of critical essays on the arts
CENTER FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH OF RELATIONS BETWEEN ORAL AND WRITTEN TRADITION
UNIVERSITY OF WROCŁAW
The International Interdisciplinary Conference:
CHANGES IN NARRATIVE STRATEGIES IN CONTEXT OF THE SPECIFICITY OF THE ORAL AND WRITTEN TRADITION
4th-6th of December 2019 Wrocław (Poland)
Call for Papers
Portals: A Journal of Comparative Literature
The Comparative Literature Student Association (CLSA) at San Francisco State University is accepting submissions for the Spring 2019 edition of the literary journal Portals.
In addition to papers looking across linguistic borders, we invite submissions from those engaging critically with literary topics from an interdisciplinary or comparative perspective. This includes:
The Classical Chinese Cosmopolis
Organized by Benjamin Ridgway, Swarthmore College
Short Version (32 words)
This panel proposes to explicitly theorize the cosmopolitan nature of classical Chinese. Papers will consider the role of classical Chinese in the formation of trans-regional communities within and beyond the Chinese ecumene.
Long Version (337 words)
Posthumanism and Premodern China
What Is (Chinese) Poetry?
Organized by Jack W. Chen, University of Virginia
Sponsored Panel by LLC Pre-14th-Century Chinese Forum
We are delighted to announce that the 2nd International Conference ‘Around the Humanities’, focusing on the theme of Madness, will take place in Cracow 27-28 April 2019.
We invite submissions in the broad field of humanities and social sciences, including medical humanities and jurisprudence. Submissions from students and PhD candidates who in their interdisciplinary research address the issues of madness and insanity are particularly encouraged.
The deadline for submissions is 24 February 2019. The abstracts for 20-minute presentations should be 150-250 words long. Attaching a bibliography is encouraged and it does not count towards the word limit.
Notifications of acceptance will be sent by the beginning of March.
This year nepUL is pleased to announce the new CFA for its new International Political Studies Colloquium: More Representation = Democracy?.There has been a growing debate within the media and academic realm in what democracy is concerned. We may often consider the legitimacy of our democracy when hearing an emerging expression of feelings of distrust towards politicians, increasing abstention in many democratic countries and raise of social frustration which leads to the election of so-called extremist parties, non-politicians and populist views. As so, is representation a sufficient condition for the existance of a democratic society or is it only necessary?
The fourteenth annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Middle Georgia State University Conference Center at 100 University Parkway, Macon, Georgia on Friday, May 17, 2019. We invite proposals for session topics, panel discussions, and scholarly papers in English on any subjects relating to American, British, French, Hispanic, Russian, German, or Slavic literature or language, as well as composition, philosophy, history, translation, the general humanities, interdisciplinary studies, and pedagogy. Reading times for individual paper presentations are limited to 15 minutes.
Conference Date: April 4-6, 2019
Why are space and place important categories for the study of religion? What role do these categories have in formulating concepts of religion? Scholars have attempted to not only theorize space but also to employ it in their work to better understand how humans interact with the spaces around them. These spaces are not confined to physical spaces. We invite papers that address, ask, and employ any discussion regarding space or place concering religion. Scholarly work is not restricted to one single field, and neither is this conference! We welcome proposals from all fields of interest and relevant disciples.
Living and travel expenses are covered by the department.
Recent critical focus on media and technology maps efforts to create a dynamic classroom that at its best enriches the teaching and learning at the university. But the long-standing interest in media as a means to reach students and enhance delivery also points to an absence in current scholarship, which has not been attentive to that same media as content in the humanities classroom.
This is a Call for Chapters to be published in the book "Developing Effective Communication Skills in Archaeology" by IGI Global.
Enrico Proietti, expert in Communication of Archaeological Heritage from the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities (see contacts below), is the editor.
Call for papers: BROLLY. Journal of Social Sciences (London, UK)
Vol. 2, No. 1, April 2019
London Academic Publishing
Submission Deadline: March 25, 2019
ISSN 2516-869X (Print)
ISSN 2516-8703 (Online)
No publication fee will be charged.