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After Nature: Feminist Futures, March 26th to 29th, 2015, Seattle, WA

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 10:21pm
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting


The deconstruction of categories of animal, human, and cybernetic organisms has led to wholesale rethinking of corporeal futures and agential action. Likewise, the increase of information-based interactions refigures interactivity in ways which seem to subvert embodied expectation. At these removes, who is an agential actor, and what are the borders of her presence? What are the frontiers of imagining embodied futures?

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline: 'Transitions, Fractures, and Fragments'

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 9:49pm
Cerae: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies is excited to announce a two week extension of the deadline for submissions to its second issue, to be published in 2015. The new deadline is October 15th, 2014.


Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 9:28pm
Literature Compass

Literature Compass invites contributions for a special issue on emotions and feelings in the Middle Ages.

We are seeking submissions that treat medieval emotions and feelings from a variety of cultures and literatures. Submissions may be concerned with issues such as
- literary descriptions of emotional states; the meanings and significations of emotions
- the engagement of the audience's emotions; affective literacy; mediated emotions
- methodological and archival challenges in approaching emotions in the Middle Ages
- rhetorics, languages and social conventions concerning the emotions and medieval definitions of emotion; medieval conventions of 'interiority' or 'subjectivity'

[UPDATE] Cultural Indigestion (colon) Exploring the Complexities of Interculturalism in Theatre and Performance

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 8:20pm
Association for Research in Theatre at Indiana University

Note the change in date for the conference and the extended deadline.
The conference has been moved to Dec. 12-13 to accommodate our keynote speaker and with the change in date, the deadline has been extended to October 10.


The 3rd Annual Indiana University Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance Graduate Symposium on Theatre & Performance Studies:

Cultural Indigestion (colon) Exploring the Complexities of Interculturalism in Theatre and Performance

"Tupi or not Tupi: that is the question." -Oswald de Andrade

Economies and Currencies in Literature ACLA Seattle March 26-29, 2015

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 5:59pm
Anick S. Boyd/ Alisa Sniderman

This seminar will explore the representation of money, economies, and currencies in literature from a wide range of methodologies (materialist, historicist, formalist, etc.) to examine the process of value making in literature. One approach is to study the relationship between metaphor and economic exchange. As Marc Shell has shown, metaphor is itself an exchange, and language and thought internalize monetary form into what he calls "money of the mind." And, in On Truth and Lies in the Extra Moral Sense, Nietzsche compares "truths" to "coins which have lost their pictures and now matter only as metal, no longer as coins."

Frames: Jewish Culture and the Comic Book (April 10, 2015)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 3:48pm
Charlotte Werbe, Princeton University

Call for Papers
Princeton University Conference
April 10, 2015

Frames: Jewish Culture and the Comic Book

"Spiegelman prompts one to see the panel as a picture and a window, as an oxymoronic 'picture window' that must at once be looked at and looked through: looked at because its signifying surface does not simply efface itself, does not merely yield before the authority of a signified reality or become a transparent means to an end outside itself; looked through because such 'picture windows' do open onto other windows, onto the abyssal depths of panes within panes."
Michael G. Levine, "Necessary Stains: Spiegelman's Maus and the Bleeding of History"

[UPDATE] Literature and the World: Children and Childhood in Global Contexts

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 3:33pm
The Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies

The Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies invites submissions centered on the theme Children and Childhood in Global Contexts. As scholars try to elucidate the complex relationships between history and cultural identity or development, one key demographic seems consistently overlooked: children. It could be argued that scholarship intended to enlighten may also be unwittingly biased in favor of a narrative situating children as innocent, naïve, and ultimately unimportant actors. Or at the very least, they are seen as actors whose importance can only be evaluated independently of the "adult" world to which they do not, presumably, belong.

"Performing History in Early Modern France" - ACLA, March 26-29, 2015

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 1:11pm
Anna Rosensweig, University of Southern California; Joy Palacios, Simon Fraser University

This seminar investigates how literature contributes to our understanding of early modern France as a historical period. Departing from the conviction that literature does more than merely register and reflect historical events, we explore how literatures of the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries complicate historical records and create their own histories. Bringing together scholars whose research addresses a range of genres and sites of expression, this seminar seeks to foster methodological conversation and debate. Our key questions include: How do literary texts "perform" historically. In other words, what do these texts preserve or transfer that might otherwise be lost? What kinds of archives do literary texts constitute?

[UPDATE] Capitalist Realist Fiction - Narrative 2015 Chicago (March 5-8, 2015)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 12:52pm
Ian Butcher, Duquesne University

In his Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste, Philip Mirowski puts to rest the myth that the current economy is beyond the understanding even of experts, demonstrating that mainstream economic writing and financial journalism has undertaken a concerted abdication of explanatory authority in the wake of the global financial crisis of 2008. This lack of explanation is symptomatic of a much wider issue: what Mark Fisher has termed "capitalist realism," or a resigned acceptance of capitalism and an inability to imagine other possibilities.

Critical University Studies in the Age of the Adjunct - ACLA 2015 Seattle (March 26-29, 2015)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 12:49pm
Ian Butcher, Duquesne University

With the increased prominence of movements like the New Faculty Majority and the MLA Subconference, along with the sensational cases of Margaret Mary Vojtko and Mary-Faith Cerasoli, criticism on the social/economic factors which shape the processes of higher education has emerged as an urgent and vital component of the contemporary humanities. A growing body of scholarship has placed labour issues, student debt, the job market, education funding, and resource allocation among the fundamental elements which condition the production and distribution of knowledge in not just the humanities, but the university as a whole.

Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 12:30pm
Lehigh English Department Graduate Program

The Lehigh University English graduate program is organizing our first annual conference on "Literature and Social Justice" for March 7th, 2015, to be held at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. We welcome proposals for 15-20 minute presentations by MA and Doctoral students on all aspects of literature and social justice across any specialties within the discipline of English, comparative literature, or modern languages. Scholars working in all time periods, genres, and theoretical methodologies are welcome to submit abstracts. Potential topics could include, but are not restricted to:
-questions on whether literature should be socially or morally "useful"
-the current state of didactic literature

Call for Papers: Coreopsis Journal Spring/Summer 2015: Traditional Peoples: Otherworld Journeys

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 11:36am
Coreopsis; A Journal of Myth & Theatre

Spring/Summer 2015: Traditional Peoples: Otherworld Journeys

Publication date: June 29, 2015

Abstract Deadline: March 1/Paper Deadline April, 18 2015/Deadline for final version: May 15, 2015

Peer Reviewed. Independently Published 2X yearly. Never for Profit.

I am a wind on sea, I am Ocean wave, I am Roar of sea... (Rees, p 98)

The music, dance, performance and story-art: the living philosophy of the traditions of the indigenous peoples of this earth.

Subjects under consideration but not limited to:


Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 11:28am
FSAC Graduate Colloquium


FEBRUARY 27-28, 2015
Keynote Lecture by Dr. Will Straw, Director, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, McGill University

Submission deadline: Monday, December 15th 2014