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Genre and the Crisis of Narrative

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 10:05am
Marxist Reading Group
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 13, 2017

The Nineteenth Annual Conference of the Marxist Reading GroupGenre and the Crisis of NarrativeKeynote Speakers: Peter Hitchcock, Mathias Nilges, Nnedi Okorafor23-25 March 2017University of Florida, Gainesville, FL As a cultural dominant, neoliberalism inhibits our ability to think the future. Following Mathias Nilges, neoliberalism can be understood as a dialectic of fiction and reality, and its temporal crisis can be said to be accompanied by crises of narrative in contemporary cultural forms. As the enabling fictions of neoliberalism increasingly become reality, what narrative forms can help us to once again imagine the future as difference?

Aesthetics, Politics, and Ethics in Fractured Times - 2017 ASPECT Graduate Conference

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 10:06am
The Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought (ASPECT)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 2, 2016

Call for Papers

Aesthetics, Politics, and Ethics in Fractured Times

2017 ASPECT Graduate Conference - Friday, March 31st – Saturday, April 1st

The Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought

Location TBA

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA


[UPCOMING DEADLINE] Ecology/ies | February 24-25, 2017

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 3:50pm
Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 16, 2016


February 24-25, 2017

Northeastern University


Though scientifically dense and tethered to biology, ecology—particularly in its multiple, ecologies—is an area rich for discussion and interpretation. At its root, the word “ecology” comes from the Greek word oîkos, meaning “house.” At its most basic translation, “ecology” becomes “study of the house,” and is open for the complex questions about this space of living and interaction.


American Indian Workshop 2017 - The Art of Resistance and Resurgence

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 10:08am
American Indian Workshop
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Proposals are invited for the thirty-eighth American Indian Workshop, to be held at Goldsmiths, University of London from July 4-6, 2017. Papers are welcome from all fields and on any topic, though priority will be given to those that speak to the conference’s key theme.

Capital at 150 (Special Issue of Lateral)

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 10:08am
Lateral, the journla of the Cultural Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Capital at 150Lateral, the journal of the Cultural Studes Association Issue 6.2 (Fall 2017)

Next year will mark the 150th anniversary of the publication of Karl Marx’s Das Kapital. Methodically describing the workings of capitalism and class, Das Kapital has inspired countless theorists, philosophers, and revolutionaries, as well as skeptics. Capital remains as relevant today as it was in 1867.

Mum's The Word: Voicing the Female Experience in Popular Culture

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 10:09am
Jade Dillon & Adele Hannon in association with Sibéal Feminist and Gender Studies Network
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The discourse of the female experience within popular culture aims to defy the limitations of socio-normative values and stereotypes. Where the female identity is often denied agency in areas such as the Catholic tradition in Ireland, women can become agents of power in popular culture and can be seen to be an agent of change for women in structural, political and religious institutions. In relation to the expectancy of femininity, popular culture transgresses such ideological implications through the creation of subversive female characters who exude strong agency. It parallels experiences of the ‘New Woman’, and her movement from the domestic domain into the male-dominated sphere.

"This power was forced upon me”: Social Transformation in the Marvel Universe (SCMLA 2017)

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 10:09am
Rebeccah Bechtold
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 30, 2017

This panel invites papers on representations of social transformation in the Marvel Universe to be presented at South Central MLA’s 2017 annual convention held October 5-8th in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Presenters should feel free to propose papers on a wide-range of topics. We are especially interested, however, in papers that explore the representation of trauma and/or violence as a necessary part of socially transformative practices. Proposed papers could consider, for instance, the trauma of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’s terrigenesis or how Luke Cage’s body—often riddled with bullets—offers a challenge to the “All Lives Matter” movement.