We invite international PhD students and emerging scholars to come together to consider the myriad ways that our contemporary and established traditions of rhetorical theory and criticism inform global flows of meaning-making. This year’s theme, “Rhetorical Cultures: Mapping Global Publics and the Crossroads of Democracy,” encourages broad-based reflection, inquiry, and collaboration, taking stock of the emergent rhetorical practices that shape and undergird the political world today in all of its contingency and heterogeneity.
Florida International University will virtually host the nineteenth annual Tri-University Graduate Student Conference, titled “Changing Tides: Latino/a/x Identities & their Foundations in the Age of Covid-19.” The Tri-University Conference is a collaborative tradition of the Caribbean & Latin American Studies Program at Florida Atlantic University, the University of Miami Latin American Studies Program and the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at Florida International University.
CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSIONS - POSTPONED EXTENDED DEADLINE: Virtual Conference Option Open!
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
In order to protect our members during the current pandemic, the PAMLA Board has voted to postpone the PAMLA conference until the fall of 2021. As a result, we will be putting offering a virtual option to our 2021 Las Vegas conference! Should you have any questions, feel free to call or email PAMLA Executive Director Craig Svonkin: 626-354-7526 or email@example.com.
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The year 2020 was an unprecedented year for many. We lived in a world of isolation from friends and family, deprivation of many normal activities (e.g. going out to a restaurant), and the constant state of paralyzing fear of getting sick or worse, watching our loved ones perish from the insidious virus that forced us all into a state of undesired pause. If we could only use one noun to describe the year that was 2020, it would be adversity. Where there is great adversity, there is great opportunity to rise like the mythological phoenix from the ashes to become stronger, greater, and more evolved.
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Virtual Trash Talkin' 2021: Grad Student Conference on Pop Culture
Call for Papers
Open to All Academic Disciplines
March 12-13, 2021
Trash Talkin' is an interdisciplinary conference for undergraduate and graduate students focusing on popular culture and creative writing that is hosted by the English Students' Association of the University of Regina. We will consider scholarly papers, creative writing, visual art, and film from students of all disciplines, from any theoretical or methodological perspective, on any aspect of popular culture!
“Making and Unmaking Southeast Asian Spaces”
2nd Annual SEASGRAD Student Conference
Theme: “Making and Unmaking Southeast Asian Spaces”
Deadline for submissions: February 15, 2021
Notification of acceptance: March 14, 2021
Name of organization: University of California, Riverside, SEASGRAD
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Conference dates: May 14, 2021
Metamorphosis: Transformations across Time, Culture & Identity (postgraduate conference, online, 1-2 June, 2021)
**please submit proposals via the form on our website - link below**
Metamorphosis refers to a dramatic change in the form, structure or character of an entity, distinctly characterised as a process whereby the old is subsumed, absorbed or self-devoured to provide the substance to forge the new—but how is this concept experienced in contemporary culture?
44th Annual Comparative Drama Conference
Oct. 14-16, 2021
Abstracts Due: April 3, 2021
Purdue University Literature, Interdisciplinary, Theory and Culture Organization Graduate Student Symposium, March 19-20, 2021
Crossing Boundaries in Literature, Theory, and Culture
Humanitarian Organizations: (Hi)Stories, Impact and Challenges
(Zoom sessions:2 days-Virtual platform:5 days)
(Due to high volume of submissions we added an extra Zoom day)
GIRES, the Global Institute for Research, Education & Scholarship creates a welcoming space for discussion and exploration of the rich history of the humanitarian organizations and their work during times of distress.
CFP: Feminism(s) and American Land: Examining Early Feminist Ecologies Through Legacies of White Extractivism (SSAWW 2021- Deadline 1.24.2021)
In an increasingly global world, individuals and communities are experiencing severe disruptions to their
way of life. Among these disruptions are the emerging consequences of the climate crisis, the Covid-19
pandemic, and the resurgence of nationalist and alt-right organizations that have sought to exert control over
bodies both at and within national borders. In response to this overlap of disturbances, we are witnessing
grassroots mobilization and the emergence of new coalitions across previously discrete communities to
reconstruct life and perceptions of justice. How can we understand and study the significant disruptions and
This graduate student conference seeks to analyze the emergence of new forms of antipolitics over the last several decades. If politics has meant many things to many people, from statecraft and representation to movements for social change, antipolitics names an array of practices, discourses, and structures of feeling linked by the contention that politics is a dead end.
34TH ANNUAL INTERDISCIPLINARY GRADUATE STUDENT SYMPOSIUM CALL FOR PAPERS
APRIL 9 & 1O, 2021 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
KEYNOTE: DR. CHRIS FORSTER (SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY)
The "Obscenity & Censorship" Conference:
From the moment the clock struck midnight (or so it seems) on January 1, a climate of uncertainty has loomed over the year 2020: a contentious presidential campaign, the mismanagement of a global pandemic, and widespread civil unrest over egregious acts of racial injustice have thrown the United States into a state of disarray. These incidents, the result of the outgoing administration’s efforts to disrupt and upend traditional governing institutions, have instilled unparalleled levels of uncertainty and distrust in the American public. Nowhere is this more obvious in contemporary American life than recently conducted surveys suggesting public confidence in a COVID-19 vaccine is well under the 70% threshold needed to achieve herd immunity.
In their chilling study “Listening to Black Women and Girls: Lived Experiences of Adultification Bias,” Jamilia J. Blake and Rebecca Epstein conclude “that adults perceive Black girls as less innocent than white girls as young as 5-9 years old.” While Blake and Epstein centralize Black girlhood, this adultification bias similarly affects Black boys and other children of color. Children of color’s perception as ‘more adult’ than their white peers does not imbue them with any agency or power, rather, it divests them of childhood, at least within childhood’s contemporary definitions. Yet, these contemporary definitions of childhood are grounded in whiteness and white privilege.
Craft Critique Culture Conference 2021: Justice Framed
Call for Papers
The University of Iowa English Department invites proposals for its 2021 Annual Conference, Craft Critique Culture, to be held virtually on Zoom.
Event date: Friday, April 16 – Saturday, April 17, 2021
Categories: interdisciplinary, humanities, arts, literature, language, politics, law, social justice, criminal justice, race, gender, LGBTQ+, resistance
Keynote speaker: Harsha Walia; author of Undoing Border Imperialism;University of British Columbia alum; No One is Illegal co-founder; Women’s Memorial March Committee organizer
Rebels and Revels: A Virtual Symposium on the Theatre of the Middle East
A Virtual Symposium held throughout April 2021:
Sponsored by The International Program for Creative Collaboration and Research of the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland
Thursday afternoons, April, 2021
Deadline for submission of 350 word abstracts and proposals February 1, 2021.
The University of St. Thomas Art History, English, Museum Studies, and Creative Writing & Publishing graduate programs will host a virtual interdisciplinary conference on Friday, April 23, 2021. While papers addressing any aspect of literature, film, art history, architecture, museum studies, new media, and cultural studies will be considered, the graduate programs particularly welcome proposals for papers exploring the conference theme across all time periods, media, and geographical regions. We are also seeking creative writers to read original work related to the conference theme.
The Power of Individuality
Carey E. Bradley
Business Major, Utah Valley University
Professor Jonathon Patterson
December 13, 2020
In today’s world, the function of the English classroom has fundamentally shifted. Instead of teaching the fully paper-based curriculum of the past, instructors of English now must incorporate genres that encompass anything from videos to website creation.
In the study of literature, rhetoric, and composition, too, the field is beginning to recognize new and more multimodal forms of scholarship. Think of Kairos, the online only rhet/comp journal. Think of the work of scholars like Kristen Arola, Cynthia Selfe, and Qwo Li Driskill—work that asks us to think outside the box of the academic paper.
18th Annual Université de Montréal English Graduate Conference March 26- 27, 2021
"Crossroads: The Risks of Making Choices"
Virtural Conference: April 16th-17th
"Each decision we make closes off a series of possible alternatives. What happens if we try to make several contradictory decisions at once and keep them separate, in open series? A political life, an academic life, an emotional life, family life, sexual, religious, all of which may have diffuse (not to say clandestine) relationships between them" Ricardo Piglia, The Way Out (258)
The Digital Humanities Crossroads Contest invites undergraduate and graduate students to showcase their Digital Humanities research at the Crossroads Humanities Student Conference. This contest encourages students to develop the academic and professional skills necessary to navigate and participate as active contributors in modern day networks of information and digital literacies.
Information, resources, and diseases are all things that are communicable across real and imagined borders. They are transmitted by the World Wide Web, television, highways and trains, diasporas, marketplaces, governments, viral media, social events, casual associations, the human system, and more. Networks as a model and metaphor for examining the structures of societies, politics, culture, and the body appear in seminal texts across disciplines, including Norbert Wiener’s Cybernetics (1948), Michel Foucault’s Discipline and Punish (1975), Jean-François Lyotard’s The Postmodern Condition (1979), Donna Haraway’s “A Cyborg Manifesto” (1985), and Timothy Morton’s Ecological Thought (2010).
The Howard University Graduate English Student Association’s 5th Annual Conference
Forging Identities: Agency, Voice, and Representation in African American Literature and Beyond
Deadline for Submissions: January 16, 2021
Conference Date: March 26, 2021
Conference Location: Zoom
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Keith D. Leonard, Author of Fettered Genius
31st Annual Online Mardi Gras Conference at LSU
“Uncertain Futures: Exploring Ambiguities, Hopes and Anxieties”
Dates: Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 - Friday, February 12th, 2021
“The book always aims at installing an order, whether it is the order in which it is deciphered, the order in which it is to be understood, or the order intended by the authority who commanded or permitted the work.” (Roger Chartier, The Order of the Book)
If, according to Roger Chartier, “the book always aims at installing an order,” what does it mean for the book to be out of order? Is it broken? Is it committing some kind of transgression? Is it still a book? What is a book supposed to do, and what does it mean when it falls short of its perceived functions – or overshoots them?