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Theatricality and the Political: Imagining New Theoretical Prolegomena

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 9:42am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Theatricality and the Political: Imagining New Theoretical Prolegomena

Ryan Anthony Hatch
Co-Organizer: Andrés Fabián Henao Castro
Co-Organizer: Joseph Cermatori

CFP: “Automation,” Seminar for ACLA 2018 in Los Angeles

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 9:45am
ACLA 2018; March 29 – April 1
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

2018 Annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association

University of California, Los Angeles

March 29 – April 1

Seminar: “Automation”

Abstracts due September 21, 9am EST; submit through the ACLA online portal.


Organizer: Jap-Nanak Makkar, University of Virginia (

Global East Asian Cinema: Abjection and Agency

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


Experimental Narrative in Nonfiction

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

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

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

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 6:42pm
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

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

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: