We invite article-length contributions to a proposed special issue on the topic of writing extractivism. The journal Textual Practice has expressed its interest in publishing the issue. Please submit a 500-word abstract to Justin Parks at email@example.com by April 15, 2019 if you wish to have your work considered for inclusion.
The international conference “Venus a través del espejo: erotismo y creación en el mundo hispánico (literatura, cine, cómic y artes plásticas)” will take place at the Universidad de Valladolid (Spain) on May 8, 9 (on-site sessions), 10 & 11 (online asynchronous sessions), 2019, in order to reflect from an interdisciplinary perspective on the presence of eroticism in the literary works, films, graphic novels and the arts of the Hispanic World. The aim is to share and learn about new theories and methodologies to approach the problems presented by the expression of eroticism.
"Race: Embodying Academia"
University at Albany’s 17th annual English Graduate Student Organization Conference
Date: April 5-6, 2019
Submission Deadline: February 15, 2019
Racialization is not a "biological or cultural descriptor but a conglomerate of sociopolitical relations that discipline humanity into full humans, not-quite-humans, and nonhumans . . ."
—Alexander Weheliye, Habeas Viscus: Racializing Assemblages, Biopolitics, and Black Feminist Theories of the Human
The Theatre and Performance Research Association (TaPRA) is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for its 2019 Postgraduate Symposium, in collaboration with the Standing Committee of UK Drama Departments (SCUDD). The symposium will take place on Wednesday 13th March at the Faculty of English, University of Oxford.
ENGAGING WITH DISSONANCE IN PERFORMANCE RESEARCH
TaPRA 2019 PG Symposium - In collaboration with SCUDD
Wednesday 13th March, Faculty of English, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Per(form)ance: A Graduate Symposium on Performance and Form
Harvard University Theatre and Performance Colloquium
April 26, 2019
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Harvard University Theater and Performance Colloquium seeks fifteen-minute papers from graduate students for a symposium on the topic of “performance and form.” We will gather during the day on Friday, April 26th to share work and work-in-progress. Papers will be grouped into panels of three or four participants by topic.
Glitches are moments of disruption; they represent the exposure of technical process, moving away from the binaries of input and output to consider what comes in-between. The growing ubiquity of interconnected systems prompts a desire to understand such intangible networks around the user, an attempt to try and engage with these digital phenomena as alternate forms of ‘presence’ that cannot help but recourse to anthropocentric terms – virus, cloud, render ghost. The frequent ethereality of such language attempts to visualise, embody, and comprehend the profusion of technical systems that we share the atmosphere with, their very terming gesturing to their spectral protrusion into, ostensibly, ‘our’ reality.
The Philip Roth Society invites participants for a roundtable discussion on the topic of "Philip Roth's Literary Successors" at the ALA conference in Boston, May 23-26, 2019. The discussion might address the following questions, among others: Who are Roth's literary inheritors? Where are his influences evident among contemporary writers? In what ways (thematic, stylistic, etc.) has Roth paved the way for writers today? Is there very notion of a literary "successor" to Roth an impossibility? Formal papers will not be read during the roundtable; rather, it will consist of brief opening statements from participants, followed by conversation amongst participants and the audience members.
DEADLINE EXTENDED: With such a wonderful response to this call, I've decided to extend the deadline by one month, because there are so many women who have important stories to tell.
Sexual Knowledge and Expertise in Europe’s East, before and after 1945.
Brno 3–5 June 2019
The history of hybrid forms, defined as textual and visual products that combine and integrate multiple types of symbolic elements, extends back to ancient times. Our current category of graphic narrative, as constructed in the Centre Belge de la Bande Dessinée, Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics, and Thierry Groenstein’s Système de la Bande Dessinée, participates in that history, gaining importance and traction in society and the academy in the current century. This workshop is intended to examine the history, function, and significance of graphic narratives, specifically in making and communicating various forms of knowledge—personal, scientific, historic, cultural, and textual—in a broader context of hybridity.