We are happy to begin accepting paper submissions at this year's 21st annual (dis)junctions conference, on April 11-12, 2014. (dis)junctions is the interdisciplinary conference hosted by the English graduate students at UC Riverside, and is designed as a friendly forum for graduate students of all levels to introduce their latest work. Annually, we bring together graduate student scholars from across disciplines, schools, states, and countries---last year we had 29 panels, with 97 presenters from 3 countries and 20 different stats.
CFP: New Normals, Old Normals, Future Normals
Bodies of Knowledge Symposium, Spring 2014
The conditions for perfect worlds, of utopias and dystopias, and the possible dangers of such concepts have preoccupied not only religious and philosophical thinkers, but also writers, composers, visual artists, stage and film directors, and other artists. Such visions have often stood at the center of political ideologies, including communism and fascism. Their adherents are promised a perfect world, the attainment of which sanctions censorship, terrorism, the confinement of internal enemies, genocide, and war. But visions of perfect worlds are not restricted to the political, religious, and philosophical realms. The peddlers of today's Western pop-culture still advertise a perfect future to the disillusioned.
The Journal "Dante e l'arte" invites submissions for several sections of its first issue. The 2014 'Dossier' is devoted to "Dante and Theatre" and it will include papers about drama in the "Commedia" and Dante's reception in the theatre throughout the centuries. The second part of the journal, entitled 'Articoli', will include essays and contributions from several topics about the relationship between Dante and the arts. The deadline for reception of articles in this first issue of 'Dante e l'arte' is 30 April 2014.