Sponsored by MEARCSTAPA (Monsters: the Experimental Association for the Research of Cryptozoology through Scholarly Theory And Practical Application)
The Black Queer Sexuality Studies Collective Presents
Legacies of Black Feminisms: A Black Queer Sexuality Studies Graduate Student Conference
Location: Princeton University
Date: October 11, 2014
CALL FOR ROUNDTABLE PARTICIPANTS FOR A CCRWT SESSION ON ACADEMIC INTEGRITY
The Consortium for Critical Reading, Writing and Thinking (CCRWT) is a holding its Third Annual Conference on October 25th at St John's University, 51 Astor Place, New York City. This year's conference is a cross-institutional collaboration between Berkeley College, St. John's University and Iona College. This year's event will feature presentations on the teaching and learning of critical reading, writing, and thinking across academic disciplines.
A Roundtable on Academic Integrity; Institutional Conformity; Faculty Responses; and Individual and Institutional Consequences is planned.
Conference Theme--It's Only Natural(ism): Questioning and Responding to the Master Narrative of Late Modernity
April 9-11, 2015
Charleston Southern University
Charleston, South Carolina
Keynote Speaker: Roger Lundin, Wheaton College
Undergraduates thrilling to the bleak despair of Stephen Crane or Thomas Hardy are often excited to discover the existence of naturalism as a philosophy of life and a literary movement of great importance. They are quick to draw parallels to contemporary issues and controversies, for naturalism's reach is clearly not confined to the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
The University of Waterloo's Games Institute as well as the IMMERSe Research Network is proud to host a MetaFandom Unconference on Thursday, September 18th and Friday the 19th. Unconferences are gatherings of interested scholars and experts, where they have informed conversations on a particular topic fandom and fan studies, in this case! Attendees shouldn't prepare papers or presentations; rather, they should come to the unconference prepared to speak briefly about a specific topic as a panelist, ask informed questions of other panelists, and, most importantly, get to know other scholars, experts, and interested fans.
February 20-21, 2015
Rather a lot of things happened in the long eighteenth century. However, there are also a great number of things that – importantly – didn't. This session is interested in how those things were used and represented in eighteenth-century culture, seeking to explore three (or more) kinds of non-occurrence: things that (only just) failed to happen; things that were said to have happened, but didn't; and speculative futures that failed (or are still failing) to come to pass. The conjuring or imagining of alternative histories and futures – the Jacobite threat, for instance – was central to the ways in which contemporaries oriented themselves in time and culture, shaping identities national, partisan, literary, religious, professional and even personal.
The conference aims at investigating the theoretical and practical dimensions of community, in connection with contingency and in light of Speculative Realism and Object-Oriented Ontology.
Call for Papers:
Facsimile: A center for early print: 1780-1820 (www.colonialprint.wordpress.com) is looking for essays on the early realm of heteroglossic print in colonial Calcutta (1780-1820). For example, newspapers were printed in multiple languages. The collection of essays will be published by Lies and Big Feet (liesandbigfeet.wordpress.com). Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Editors are seeking submissions for a proposed book-length collection of essays on representations of Shanghai in film and literature of the last hundred years. Shanghai is paradoxically inclusive yet distancing; familiar yet always portrayed as "the other." Its complex history as a quasi-colonial city, both the birthplace of Communist China and the epitome of 21st-century capitalism, makes it especially interesting for study today within an international context.
CALL FOR PAPERS
MUSEUMS AND VISITOR PHOTOGRAPHY
Edited by Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert
(Cyprus University of Technology and 2014 Smithsonian Institution Fellow
in Museum Studies)
We invite international submissions to be included in this forthcoming book to be published in colour by MuseumsEtc [www.museumsetc.com] in 2015.
With the development of photographic technologies and mobile devices billions of photographs are produced yearly in museums throughout the world with the number rising year by year. While museum visitors accumulate personal photographs from museum visits, the kind of photographs they produce, how, and for what reasons, is largely understudied.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
Approaching Posthumanism and the Posthuman
Conference and Doctoral Workshop
June 4-6, 2015 – St. Maurice, Switzerland
Cary Wolfe, Rice University
Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, George Washington University
Margrit Shildrick, Linköping University
Stefan Herbrechter, Coventry University
Deborah Madsen, Manuela Rossini, Kimberly Frohreich, and Bryn Skibo-Birney
On 28 July 1914, an armed conflict began that would forever change the world, and the concept of war itself. The war rapidly extended, involving 28 countries and spreading to the entire world. At the closing of the conflict, on 11 November 1918, millions of people were dead and millions wounded.
50th International Medieval Congress
May 15-17, 2015
From tournaments and chess to gambling and jeux-partis, medieval games were prominent in cultural imaginations across Europe. Games constituted a popular aspect of leisure in the Middle Ages, but we have only recently seen a rise in scholarly interest among medievalists.
For this session at Kalamazoo, we seek papers that explore game phenomena in the Middle Ages, including historical trends, literature, and material artifacts, as constructs with cultural significance. Papers might address any of the following topics: