Transformation has long been discussed in studies of early modern English drama. From an interest in Ovidian transformation to the way cross-dressed actors were feared to be “transformed” into effeminate men by performing the roles of women, scholars have looked at specific ways in which transformation incited fear, awe, and excitement in the playhouse. Next Fall, the Folger Shakespeare Library is presenting a symposium, “Early Modern Theatre and Conversion,” that explores issues of how religious “transformation” is represented on stage, as well as how theatre is able to “convert” religious conversion.
Conference: WISE (Workshop on Intercultural Skills Enhancement)
Host: Wake Forest University
Where: Winston-Salem, NC
When: February 8-10, 2017
Please note that our deadline for submissions has been extended to September 1, 2016:
SGMS 2016 CALL: World-building in Asian Popular Cultures
The Call for Mechademia 10 states: “Japanese popular culture — manga, anime, games, and SF — abound in scenarios in which our contemporary reality appears to be but one possible outcome within an open situation.”
CFP for NeMLA 2017, Baltimore March 23rd-26th: The first-year writing seminar is a course that fulfills many goals of transitioning students to college-level writing, reading, and discussion. It is one of the first places that students grapple with those “structures of feeling” that gather around social identity and difference. This panel seeks papers that explore pedagogical approaches to affect and social identity in the writing classroom. What approaches help students struggle to write across the gap between feelings, social identity, and analysis? What pedagogies help create spaces of diversity for both feelings and minority identities in the first-year classroom?
Family Ties: Kinship, Collaboration, and Power in Film and Media
Keynote Speaker: Karen Redrobe, University of Pennsylvania, Department of History of Art.
University of Pittsburgh, September 30th - October 1st, 2016
Hosted by the Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)
Call for Papers | Deadline: August 15, 2016
The Department of Philology, Universitatea Petrol-Gaze din Ploieşti
The Centre of Literary Studies, Linguistics, Theory of Criticism and Culture
in collaboration with
The Department of English Studies, University of Cyprus
invite you to the international conference
Arts of Healing: Cultural Narratives of Trauma
CFP: Reconsidering Flannery O’Connor (edited collection)
Popular rhetoric about athletics consistently emphasizes corporeal mastery and bodily perfection. Always exhibiting physical and mental toughness, athletes train ceaselessly to reach the pinnacle of sporting accomplishment: taking things to the next level. In fact, there is a good argument to be made that athletic excellence requires superhuman skill, for it is only when athletes devote 110% of themselves to their sports that victory can be achieved.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought
“When you are in the middle of a story it isn’t a story at all, but only a confusion; a dark roaring, a blindness, a wreckage of shattered glass and splintered wood; like a house in a whirlwind, or else a boat crushed by the icebergs or swept over the rapids, and all aboard powerless to stop it.”
– Margaret Atwood
“Here am I and there is my body dancing on glass”
– Sarah Kane
CFP: A Collection of Essays on Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins
Reminder: Abstracts are due September 16, 2016
Call for Papers: BrexLit: Writing Europe
A One Day Conference
Wednesday November 2nd 2016
Kingston University, London
Keynote speaker: Professor Simon Glendinning (Professor of European Philosophy – LSE)
Call for Papers
ELN 56.1, Winter 2018 (Duke University Press)
Nan Goodman, editor
NATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE BODY IMAGE CONFERENCE
OCTOBER 26-27, 2016
The human body is both a site of resistance and conformity for constructed societal standards of beauty. Some believe beauty is stable and can be physically measured, while others consider beauty to be a fluctuating manifestation of a cultural ideal.
The Cabrini University Department of English and Gender and Body Studies Program invites students and faculty to consider questions about what and who defines body image, as well as the significance of body image theoretically and historically understood.
Possible topics could address, but are not limited to, the following areas:
CALL for papers, posters, or presentations:
Moral Sense Colloquium III at St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, N.Y., 2 June 2017 (15 February 2017 Deadline). moralsense2017.org
This day-long conference is an opportunity to explore and exchange interdisciplinary ideas concerning the notion of moral sense.
Abstract Submission Deadline: October 1, 2016
It is no surprise that Call of Duty is one of the best selling game franchises of all time. The games have been celebrated for their historical accuracy, bonus zombie content, and competitive multiplayer gameplay. Call of Duty's popularity has spawned toys, comic books, and even a special edition Jeep Wrangler. In January 2016 the Call of Duty World League was founded for players to compete on a global stage for millions in prize money. Events can be watched on sites like Twitch and MLG.TV.