Under the auspices of the Research Project “Orientation: Towards a Dynamic Understanding of Contemporary Fiction and Culture (1990s-2000s)” (ref. FFI2017-86417-P), funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness https://orionfiction.org/, this conference addresses past, present and future orientations of (neo-) Victorian literature and culture.
Forming the Future
Confirmed keynotes: Amy J. Elias (Tennessee, Knoxville); Daniel Innerarity (Ikerbasque); Sandra Kemp (Lancaster/Imperial)
University of Plymouth, UK; Sept. 2nd(p.m.) and 3rd, 2019.
This panel seeks to continue the fruitful dialogue about the intertwining of epic, romance and novel in Italian culture we started at the AAIS-CSIS 2017 Conference in Columbus, Ohio. In order to further the scholarship of Bakhtin, Jameson, Doody, and Fusillo among others, we welcome investigations of the widespread presence and reciprocal influence of these three literary forms in the Italian linguistic and cultural space from the Middle Ages to the present day. What motivates their contaminations? What emerges from the collisions of these different styles and worldviews within the Italian context?
Free-Exchange Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
University of Calgary, 8-10 March 2019
Community Building as Resistance
Call for Papers
Rest and the rest: Aesthetics of Idleness12th Visual and Cultural Studies Graduate Conferenceat the University of RochesterApril 12-13, 2019
Keynote: Jean Ma, Associate Professor of Art and Art History, Stanford University
Call For Papers
“Truth Fiction Illusion: Worlds and Experience”
The Association for Philosophy and Literature (APL)
together with Theory, Culture & Society (TCS)
Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, 29 May — 2 June 2019
“Truths are illusions which we have forgotten are illusions” — Nietzsche
“Thought is creation, not will to truth” — Deleuze and Guattari
"Screening Non-Binary Bodies": A call for a Screen Bodies special issue on gender non-conforming bodies in visual media.
Guest editor: Wibke Straube, Centre for Gender Studies, Karlstad University, Sweden.
The special issue “Screening Non-Binary Bodies” is eager to explore screen representations and effects of gender non-conforming bodies in films, documentaries, video installations, performance art, Vlogs, TV, and other audio/visual media.
This edited volume will examine intersections of Design and Gender across a range of historical moments, political environments and material categories. We invite readings and materialist critiques of designed objects, exchanges, spaces, instruments, affects and styles as well as evaluations of ‘design practice’ as gendered work, performance, or representation. Of particular interest: contemporary design theory, transnational design events, ecological design, new technocentric or scientific design, posthuman material culture and local design archaeologies as they relate to the politics of gender and agency in our post-millennial era.
Texas Tech University
April 13, 2019
The Humanities Center at Texas Tech University (Lubbock, Texas) is happy to announce a call for papers for our second Annual Conference in the Humanities, to be held in Lubbock on April 13, 2019. The conference topic each year aligns with the Center's annual theme, which for 2018-2019 is "PLAY.” We are interested in the interdisciplinary study of play in myriad forms and in any of the following categories: art, culture, literature, music, dance, games, sports, politics, technology, and education. This list is open-ended and, in the spirit ofplay, we are open to proposals that catch us by intellectual surprise.
An international conference organized by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures of National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, to be held October 18-20, 2019
Abstracts submission deadline: January 31, 2019
Conference website: https://ntuyours.wordpress.com
Martin E. Jay (Emeritus Professor, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley, USA)
Eyal Amiran (Professor, Department of Comparative Literature + Department of Film and Media Studies, University of California, Irvine, USA)