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Politics, Money and Sport: Spaces, Places and Mega-Events

Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 3:47pm

Politics, Money and Sport: Spaces, Places and Mega-Events
The Sport Project: Probing the Boundaries: 5th Global Meeting

Call for Presentations 2016

Tuesday 13th September – Thursday 15th September 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Sport is a key space for the construction of identity, belonging and community, a place for meaning-making. Every year sports events are hosted and won by communities and nation-states. Every year people do sports or watch sports in diverse spaces: sports grounds, fields, back streets and parks. But what are the political economies of sports and mega-events: are they sources of corruption? Places for reform? Forces for good?

Cultural Studies Issues within the Second World Spaces

Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 3:38pm
Modern Language Association (MLA) Philadelphia, PA, January 2017

How are new(er) cultural studies issues received, negotiated, challenged, embraced, or rejected within the spaces of the Second World?

'All the World's a Stage: Performing Identity in Everyday Life', a one-day inter-disciplinary conference, 1 July 2016

Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 11:06am
University of Bristol

One-day inter-disciplinary conference at the University of Bristol, 1st July 2016

Keynote Speakers: Dr Angela McShane, Royal College of Art/ V&A
Dr Eleanor Standley, University of Oxford/ Ashmolean Museum

Call for Papers:

This conference will explore the concept of performance and its role in the construction of individual and communal identities.
From a person's choice of dress in the morning to what they eat at night: When and how should we conceive of such everyday actions as having a role in the performance and construction of identities? How have public acts and rituals been used to construct and contest group identities? And how have the meanings of these performative acts endured or changed over time?  

Collectives, Communities, and American Print Culture

Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 10:37am
Midwest Modern Language Association

This permanent MMLA panel invites abstracts that engage with collectives, communities, and print culture, widely conceived. In line with the conference theme, "border states," how does print culture give us a sense of community boundaries? How are collective identities formed, altered, or dismantled? What role does print culture play in shaping collectives or communities? How can we reconceive solidarity or community through the literary?

'What are we reading?'

Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 6:11am
Thinking Verse

Thinking Verse ( is now inviting contributions for its sixth issue, a special issue entitled 'What are we reading?' We will be publishing essay-reviews on works in poetics published since 2005: either of individual monographs/collections or of several different works around the same topic. We will be happy to field informal queries at Deadline for submissions, 30 September 2016.

Screening New England: 100 Years of Regional Moving Image History:  17th Annual Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium

Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 7:44pm
Northeast Historic Film Archive

 Screening New England: 100 Years of Regional Moving Image History
 17th Annual Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium

Thursday, July 21 – Saturday, July 23, 2016
Proposals Due: April 19, 2016

            The rich amateur and non-theatrical moving image history of New England will be the focus of the 2016 Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium. In commemoration of the Alamo Theatre's 100 years of cinematic exhibition and Northeast Historic Film's 30th year as a regional moving image archive, we invite archivists, scholars and technical specialists to explore all aspects of the moving image history of New England. Proposals that utilize the NHF collections are particularly welcome.

'Cultures of Climate Scepticism' symposium, UBC Okanagan, June 6-8 2016

Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 5:50pm
Dr Greg Garrard, UBC

Call for Papers/Expressions of Interest
Who Do *They* Think They Are? Cultures of Climate Scepticism,
Anti-Environmentalism, and Conservative Environmentalism
Symposium, June 6-8 2016, UBC Okanagan, Kelowna, BC, Canada

MLA 2017- CFP- The Poetry of Photography

Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 5:06pm
Jesse Hoffman / Bryn Mawr College

"The Poetry of Photography"
Special Session
MLA 2017 Philadelphia

A growing body of scholarship has demonstrated how the history of photography frequently intersects with the development of poetic form. Poets ranging from Lewis Carroll to Natasha Trethewey have focused on the medium. Given the substantial number of poems that engage photography, our panel will explore new directions for thinking about the impact of this technology on literary history and vice versa. Topics may include nineteenth-century poetry, historical poetics, visual culture, cinema, verse forms, theories of photography, translation, ekphrasis, the photobook, or digital humanities.

Collection of Essays on Transgressive Women in Global Speculative Fiction, Film, and Digital Media

Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 3:52pm
Valerie Guyant/ University of Wisconsin & Kate Aho/ University of Wisconsin

The interconnection of speculative fiction, transgressions against social norms, gender studies, and global perspectives is compelling because speculative fiction allows for a unique approach to social critiques. The worlds that are created in science fiction, fantasy, horror, and dystopian futures allow the genre to explore new or imaginative societies, detached from existing or historical social structures. Such an environment of speculation has led many authors to utilize the genre to comment on women's concerns. Many of these works have, understandably been extensively critically examined.

Women of the Mediterranean: Representations and Self-Representations

Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 3:19pm
Women of the Mediterranean

Conference Location: Sant'Anna Institute, Sorrento (Italy)
Conference Director: Giovanni Spani (College of the Holy Cross)
Conference Coordinator: Marco Marino (Sant'Anna Institute)
Keynote Speaker: Eduardo Urios-Aparisi (University of Connecticut)