The 18th annual conference of the Space Between Society focuses on the concept of surveillance—watching, listening, recording—as it relates to literature, art, history, music, theatre, media, and spatial or material culture between 1914 and 1945. From the rise of totalitarianism to the dwindling borders of the British Empire, global citizens were under constant scrutiny as governments, artists, and documentarians developed new ways of listening in.
Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference
in Transnational American Studies (7th Annual) at Binghamton University
Theme: "Occupying Nations and Exceptional (dis)Placements"
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2016
Keynote: Professor Anne McClintock
Deadline for Proposal Submission: March 2nd, 2016
Social Justice for LGBTQ Identities in the Borderlands/Justicia Social para las Identidades LGBTQ en la Región Fronteriza
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, March 21-25, 2016
Call for Proposals/Convocatoria para propuestas
Submission deadline/Plazo: December 14, 2015 / 14 diciembre 2015
SUBMIT PROPOSALS HERE: http://artsci.nmsu.edu/en/forms/call-for-proposal-jpt-symposium
Keynote: "A Tale of Deliveries"
Rey Chow, Duke University
Thursday, March 10, 2015 at 5:00pm
Call for Papers
Submission Deadline: Dec 15, 2015.
The Committee on Social Theory at the University of Kentucky is excited to announce our forthcoming project, the website "Why Social Theory?"
This site is designed to become the premiere source for scholars on the subject of Social Theory. As part of the website, we are designing a resource of pedagogical materials for a section on teaching. These contributions can include:
Roots and Routes: Exploring Movement, Mobility, and Belonging
Date: 20-21 May.
Location: UBC, Vancouver, Canada.
Deadline for Abstracts: 31 January 2016
Keynote Speakers: Caren Kaplan, University of California, Davis and Miranda Burgess, University of British Columbia.
What does it mean to be from a place or a position? To move from one position to another? What does it mean to be "moved" by an aesthetic experience?
Vladimir Nabokov famously expressed that the theme of "a Negro-white intermarriage which is a complete and glorious success resulting in lots of children and grandchildren" has been "utterly taboo" in Western literature. This was a taboo that British women writers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries regularly explored, and even challenged. From the explosively doomed union between Rochester and Bertha Mason in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, to the fetishistic gaze within which the female narrator holds the protagonist of Aphra Behn's Oronooko, to the forced erasure of the happy marriage between Juba and Lucy from Maria Edgeworth's Belinda, British women's fiction represents a range of interests in and encounters with interracial relationships.
The 11th Annual Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (MIGC)
Theme: IN PROCESS
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Levi Bryant (Collin College)
WORKSHOP CONDUCTED BY: Dr. Nick Montfort (MIT)
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
February 19–20, 2015
Deadline: December 7, 2015
"Do you see the slightest evidence anywhere in the universe that creation came to an end with the birth of man? Do you see the slightest evidence anywhere out there that man was the climax toward which creation had been straining from the beginning? ...Very far from it." ― Daniel Quinn, Ishmael
What is meant when we consider something to be in process?
We are accepting submissions through January 30:
Rules for submission:
Virginia Woolf was deeply interested in the past – whether literary, intellectual, cultural, political or social – and her writings interrogate it repeatedly. She was also a great tourist and explorer of heritage sites in England and abroad. As the first Annual Virginia Woolf Conference to be hosted in England for 10 years, and located in Yorkshire, an area rich in cultural links for Woolf (not least the Brontë Parsonage at Haworth, the subject of her first published article), this conference will explore how Woolf engaged with heritage, how she understood and represented it, and how she has been represented by the heritage industry.
Papers are invited on topics including (but not limited to):
Mapping Fields of Study: Renegotiations of Disciplinary Spaces in the English-Speaking World
9-11 June 2016
Call for Papers – Extended Deadline: 15th January 2016
Kay Boyle and Creative Writing
In 1963, Kay Boyle accepted a creative writing position on the faculty of San Francisco State College, where she remained until 1979. Her commitment to her students, as well as her activism during the San Francisco State College Strike in 1968-69, gave rise to a number poems (Testament for My Students and Other Poems, 1970) and essays (The Long Walk at San Francisco State, 1970).
This panel session organized by the Kay Boyle Society welcomes writers, poets, and scholars to propose papers, readings, and performances having a connection (broadly conceived) to Boyle's engagement with creative writing.
Fantasy sports are one of the most popular and rapidly expanding areas of contemporary culture. Despite the immense interest in them, however, fantasy sports remain an insufficiently mined scholarly resource. While studies on the topic have been published over the past fifteen years, they have focused almost exclusively on issues of law (e.g., Are fantasy sports a form of gambling?), economics (e.g., Who should profit from sports statistics?), and sports management (e.g., Who plays fantasy sports and why?). We contend that this limited approach has contributed to fantasy sports research being considered a minor scholarly niche, rather than a diverse subject area rife with its own unique cultural insights.
Writing and Insecurity: Writing the Twenty-first Century
Organised in partnership with Bloomsbury Publishing
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Dr. Arne De Boever (California Institute of the Arts) and Dr. Katy Shaw (Leeds Beckett)
In the impasse induced by crisis, being treads water; mainly, it does not drown. Even those whom you would think of as defeated are living beings figuring out how to stay attached to life from within it, and to protect what optimism they have for that, at least.
Lauren Berlant Cruel Optimism
Cinemania: Madness and the Moving Image
Film and Media Studies Graduate Student Conference
February 19-20, 2016
Keynote Speaker: W. J. T. Mitchell, Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Serve Professor of English and Art History, University of Chicago
Closing Remarks: Francesco Casetti, Thomas E. Donnelley Professor of Humanities and Film and Media Studies, Yale University