Transmit, transmute, transduce, transfuse: scientific and medical discourses have long relied upon the prefix “trans” to convey the mutability and permeability of living organisms, distant or tiny objects, and inorganic matter. Change is both a celebrated result of scientific advancements and an ominous harbinger of malignancies, disruptions, and decay. As with the clinical laboratory and astronomical observatory, the theatre serves as a reflexive and generative site of transformations, a place to penetrate barriers and test innovative ideas, approaches, and practices. This working session places transdisciplinarity at the core of its mission to identify and explore meaningful convergences of the fields of science and theatre.
CELLA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE & KITAL 2016
August 25 - 26, 2016
The University of Bamenda
North West Region, Cameroon
"There is no great literature without nationality, no great nationality without literature." (Yeats, 1989: 30)
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Charles Alobwed’Epie: New Critical Insights
JELLiC: Journal of English Language, Literature and Culture is currently accepting manuscripts for publication in Volume 5 – March, July and November 2016. JELLiC is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes research articles from and across different academic disciplines that examine issues related to Language, Literature, Culture and Critical Theory, as well as dynamic cross-disciplinary discussions that engage the links between these and other domains.
THE PACIFIC ANCIENT AND MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2016
Call for papers
NORDIC LITERATURE AND CULTURE
South Asian Popular Culture Special Issue Symposium - Call for Papers
Deadline: 1 June 2016
The Evolution of Song & Dance in Hindi Cinema
Sonoma State University, CA, USA, Friday 7 - Sunday 9 April 2017
Under the ArTravel project, The Portuguese Centre for Global History (CHAM) organizes an interdisciplinary International Conference titled Empire and Colonial Art and invites all interested to submit proposals (abstracts) for the event which will take place on 6 and 7 April 2017 in Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
THEMATIC PANELS MARKED FROM XVIII TO XX CENTURY
1. The Cultural Policy of European Colonial Empires
2. Representation of Colonial Art in Metropolis
3. Repercussions of Colonial Influence in Artistic Creation of Ex-Colonies
4. Routes and Discourses of the Pictorial Colonial
CALL FOR PAPERS
POLICING THE NORTH AMERICAN BORDERLANDS
The B.S. Johnson Journal is pleased to announce the new theme for our forthcoming issue; “Truth”. Johnson struggled with questions of truth his entire life and we now invite research papers struggling with the same issue. These might entail readings and reassessments of Johnson’s work from contemporary theoretical perspectives, pieces utilising historical or archive research, or new works that have been created based on or responding to Johnson’s work and insights. Questions to be engaged with include:
CALL FOR PAPERS
for the 25th Annual English Language and Literatures Conference
to be held at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL on Saturday, November 12, 2016
Featuring poet Roger Reeves as keynote speaker
Much of Walker Percy’s fiction and non-fiction writing is social commentary. At least two novels - Love in the Ruins and The Thanatos Syndrome - may be called dystopian or post-apocalyptic. His numerous essays on race relations, on secular materialism, on misguided “self-help” books in a postmodern world seem to indicate that he suspected 20th century America was a dystopia itself. Additionally, Walker Percy’s personal life included social action in his local community and through the Catholic Church. Proposals addressing the SAMLA 88 theme "Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It?" in Walker Percy’s fiction, non-fiction, or life are welcome. Send 300-word abstracts, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Dr.
In honor of Walker Percy’s 100th Birthday Anniversary, proposals addressing any topic or area celebrating Walker Percy’s life, his fiction, or his non-fiction are welcome. Send 300-word abstracts, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Dr. Karey Perkins, University of South Carolina - Beaufort, at both email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org by June 7.
The Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies session seeks proposals related to the literatures and cultures of Portugal, Lusophone Africa, and Brazil for the SAMLA 88 conference to be held in Jacksonville, FL, November 4-6, 2016. Papers that engage with the conference theme of utopia/dystopia in contexts such as exploration, migration, and nation formation in the Portuguese-speaking world are especially encouraged. By June 1st, please submit an abstract of up to 250 words and expected A/V requirements to Katherine Ostrom, Emory University, at email@example.com.
For its 25th annual meeting, the British Women Writers Conference invites papers and panel proposals considering the theme of “Generations.” As we look back on a quarter-century of feminist scholarship and practice within British Studies, we want to celebrate those who have defined the British Women Writers Association’s past and nurture those who will shape its future. Of course, even within literary traditions or scholarly networks, generational transitions are rarely ever easy or smooth. Such transitions may be accompanied by paradigm shifts, struggles to be heard, or difficulty letting go. We therefore welcome investigations into the complexities of generational exchange and transition in women’s writing.
International Bilateral Conference Portugal/Italy
Performance analysis: A bridge between theory and interpretation.