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Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 8:36am
University of Málaga
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

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, this conference addresses past, present and future orientations of (neo-) Victorian literature and culture.

Forming the Future

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 12:03pm
David Sergeant / University of Plymouth
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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.


Redefining Epic, Romance and Novel in Italian Culture (CAIS 2019 Orvieto, Italy)

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 12:02pm
Lucia Gemmani (University of Iowa), Andrea Privitera (University of Western Ontario, Università di Padova)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 28, 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 2019: Community Building as Resistance

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 12:01pm
University of Calgary Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 14, 2019

Free-Exchange Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

University of Calgary, 8-10 March 2019

Community Building as Resistance


Rest and the rest: Aesthetics of Idleness

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 11:52am
University of Rochester, Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 17, 2019

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

Truth Fiction Illusion: Worlds and Experience

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 10:02am
John WP Phillips / The Association for Philosophy and Literature (APL)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

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

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 2:07pm
Screen Bodies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Experience, Perception, and Display
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 20, 2019

"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.

Gender and Design: Studies in Material Culture

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 1:53pm
Jennifer Rich/Hofstra University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019

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.

CFP: PLAY Conference (Texas Tech University, April 13, 2019)

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:40am
The Humanities Center at Texas Tech
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

“PLAY” Conference
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.

"Technically Yours": Technicity, Mediality, and the Stakes of Experience

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 1:37pm
Dept. of Foreign Languages & Literatures, National Taiwan University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

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: 

Keynote Speaker:

Martin E. Jay (Emeritus Professor, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley, USA)

Plenary Speakers:

Eyal Amiran (Professor, Department of Comparative Literature + Department of Film and Media Studies, University of California, Irvine, USA)