Subscribe to RSS - theory

theory

Global East Asian Cinema: Abjection and Agency

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 10:54am
Seung-hoon Jeong, New York University Abu Dhabi
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

STUDIES IN THE HUMANITIES CALL FOR PAPERS

Experimental Narrative in Nonfiction

updated: 
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 10:52pm
International Society for the Study of Narrative, Montreal, QC, April 19-22, 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 25, 2017

Unnatural and otherwise strange narrative devices tend to be associated with experimental fiction, yet they are often used in nonfiction, including (auto)biography, documentary film, journalism, history and science. A few examples: Claude Lanzmann’s documentary Shoah eschews chronological telling in order to repudiate notions of historical causality and inevitability; Richard Dawkins’ history of life on earth, The Ancestor’s Tale,uses similar manoeuvers, if for very different reasons.

Fifteenth Annual Graduate Conference at the Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

updated: 
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 1:26pm
Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 22, 2017

The Arthur F. Kinney Center for Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will host its fifteenth annual graduate student conference on Saturday, October 28th, 2017. We are delighted to welcome Jennifer Waldron of the University of Pittsburgh as our keynote speaker.

ACLA 2018: Divided Public(s): On the Intellectual Vocation

updated: 
Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 1:37pm
Robert Ryan, University of Illinois-Chicago
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 23, 2017

In his contribution to an anthology of keywords for American cultural studies, Bruce Robbins registers an ambivalence at the heart of the term “public.” This ambivalence, Robbins writes, stems from the fact that the term’s “claim to represent the social whole has continued to bump up against evidence that large classes of people have been omitted from it.” Indeed, “public,” as a terminological category, requires universality. But in our contemporary historical situation – due to enduring social antagonisms, increasingly uneven distributions of resources and power, and ever-lengthening histories of exclusion and oppression – the fault lines of this never-universal are showing with renewed clarity, even as globalization continues to demand thinking

"Just Read"?: Reviving Form in a Postcritical Terrain

updated: 
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 11:42pm
Northeast Modern Language Association 49th Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, PA April 12-15, 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

"Just Read"?: Reviving Form in a Postcritical Terrain 

The postcritical turn has called for an alternative to critique in favor of description, surface reading, and the literal. In response, this panel investigates recent theorizations of form that rethink critique without leaving theory behind. Taking interpretation as indivisible from description, how might we consider form as a means by which texts theorize themselves? How can form explore questions of identity, environment, or politics? How can a return to form rethink the literary and the critical together?

Passive Female Audience in History and Literature

updated: 
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 11:32am
Tunisian Association for Comparative Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017

CFP: The Ear of a Woman: Passive Female Audience in History and Literature:

An International Conference

 

11-12 April 2018

Venue: Djerba, Tunisia

Deadline for abstracts: 30 Nov. 2017

 

Call for Papers

Southeastern Theatre Conference Young Scholars Award

updated: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:25pm
Southeastern Theatre Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 11, 2017

Southeastern Theatre Conference

History/Theory/Criticism/Literature Committee

Call for Papers for 2018 Young Scholars Award

About the Award:

Rendering (the) Visible III: liquidity

updated: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:26pm
Rendering (the) Visible
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 20, 2017

Call For PapersRendering (the) Visible III: LiquidityAtlanta, February 8-10, 2018Deadline: October 20, 2017

Since the early 2000s, the idea of “liquidity” has been mobilized in discourses ranging from social theory to aesthetics, from informatics to architecture, to describe a new relationship with the networked environments of life within global capital. More specifically, within the study of moving image culture, we have seen an increasing turn toward affective relations, plasticity, resonances and flows, whereby images and sounds—no longer grounded in an analogical relation to the real—are seen variously as malleable, untethered, “viral,” or fluid.

Call for Writers - Medical and Health Humanities

updated: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:27pm
Medical and Health Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

We are pleased to announce the launch of Medical and Health Humanities (www.medicalhealthhumanities.com), an online publication designed to bring together humanities scholars and students from across institutions and disciplines. Our intention is to build “a department without walls.” The site is founded and edited by Arden Hegele, a literary scholar, and Rishi Goyal, a medical doctor.

Pages