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WAITING AS CULTURAL PRACTICE: An Interdisciplinary Conference, 20.-22. May 2016, University Paderborn/Germany

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 8:35am
Universität Paderborn & Kennesaw State University

20. – 22. May 2016 at the University Paderborn, Germany

Waiting shapes the narratives of individuals and societies alike. Yet, waiting is more than just one realization of the present. Far from being a mere form of intermittent white noise, waiting could be conceptualized as the unravelling of and the reflection on a plurality of possible futures. Waiting simultaneously foregrounds the often paradoxical agency/passivity of the waiting subject as explored, for example, in the narrative of Penelope in Homer's Odyssey.

Global Cultures of Contestation International Conference at the University of Amsterdam (15 & 16 October 2015)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 5:42am
Amsterdam Centre for Globalisation Studies

Global Cultures of Contestation International Conference

Organised by the Amsterdam Centre for Globalisation Studies

University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

15 & 16 October 2015

Keynote Speakers:

- Paul Gilroy (King's College London)

- Zeynep Tufekci (TBC) (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

- Robin Celikates & Thomas Poell (University of Amsterdam)

Call for submissions: (de)gendering the postcolonial. Deadline 30 June 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 4:51am
de genere Rivista di studi letterari, postcoloniali e di genere Journal of Literary, Postcolonial and Gender Studies

Cfp: First Issue of
de genere
Rivista di studi letterari, postcoloniali e di genere
Journal of Literary, Postcolonial and Gender Studies

(de)gendering the postcolonial
Postcoloniali e generi – postcoloniali degeneri
Eds. Marta Cariello and Serena Guarracino

Originality in a Digital Culture (13 Marcy 2016)

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 3:23pm
NANO: New American Notes Online

Originality as an ideal has occupied an august position in American cultural history, from Emerson's injunction to "[N]ever imitate" to Apple's "Think different" campaign. Yet the very proliferation of coffee mugs, bumper stickers, fridge magnets, and tablet cases bearing Emerson's words and Apple's slogan shows that not only objects but even the ideas they bear can be disseminated en masse. And in a digital culture in which information can be shared more quickly, easily, and cheaply every day, how do we—scholars, teachers, critics, readers—conceive of originality and theorize its value?

Call for Papers: 2015 21st Century English Conference - October 24, 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 3:03pm
Bowling Green State University Department of English

21st Century Englishes Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015

Location: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Contact email: bgsucon@gmail.com

Proposal Deadline (for panel and individual presentations): Friday, July 24, 2015

We invite proposals for scholarly and creative works and readings for the third annual 21st Century Englishes graduate student conference to be held Saturday, October 24, 2015, hosted by graduate students of the Department of English at Bowling Green State University.

CONFERENCE THEME: Englishes Now and Then, Then and Now

OFF THE LIP: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Cognitive Innovation

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 1:34pm
Transtechnology Research, CogNovo and the Cognition Insitute, University of Plymouth

OFF THE LIP: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Cognitive Innovation

Workshop and Conference: Preliminary notice and call for participation

Deadline May 15 2015

Short papers and posters are invited for a conference to be held at the University of Plymouth, UK between 7-11 September 2015.

Workshops: 7-8 September
Conference: 9-11 September

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

Amy Ione
Director of the Diatrope Institute, Berkeley, California, USA

Roger Malina
Distinguished Professor of Arts and Technology, Professor of Physics, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

ICLA XXIst Congress 2016, July 21 – July 27, 2016

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 10:21am
Association Internationale de Littérature Comparée/ International Comparative Literature Association


The many languages of comparative literature

The comparison of literary texts from different cultural spheres and in different lan-guages was at the origin of comparative literature. Even after comparatist paradigms have changed and developed, and after comparative criticism has expanded consider-ably, the crossing of borders between languages is still essential to the discipline.

Shakespeare and Waste, May 23rd, 2015 (Abstracts May 1st)

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 10:03am
Kingston Shakespeare Seminar in Theory (KiSSiT)

The Oxford English Dictionary lists three main senses for 'waste' in the English language:

1, Waste or desert land
2, Action or process of wasting
3, Waste matter, refuse

The conference invites abstracts for 20 minute papers which fit under these broad headings.

Papers might consider, but are not limited to, the following areas and questions:

[UPDATE]The Sacred and the Sublime (May 5-7, 2016)

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 9:19am
DEUAS- Dokuz Eylül University American Studies Symposium

Visit our webpage: http://deuas.deu.edu.tr/

Dokuz Eylül University – Department of American Culture and Literature


May 5-6-7, 2016 – Pine Bay Holiday Resort, Kusadasi/ TURKEY

The Sacred


the Sublime

This symposium will bring together academics from across Turkey and the rest of the world to discuss the idea of the "The Sacred and the Sublime"

Margaret Thatcher: From Grantham to Downing Street, Narratives of a Path to Power and Beyond

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 9:05am
Raluca ILIOU/Brunel University

13th October 2015 brings the centenary of the birth of a leader who will always be celebrated as Britain's first woman Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. From provincial Grantham, daughter of a Methodist shop owner, Margaret Hilda Roberts became iconic, leaving her indubitable mark on political, social, economic and educational coordinates of Great Britain. Various narratives abound concerning a still controversial figure, in literature, film, history, biography, political memoir and so forth.

[UPDATE] Keynote Speaker Announced: New Frontiers in Cinema and Television Conference

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 8:37am
Cinema and Television History Research Centre, De Montfort University

(Papers welcome from all, including postgraduate researchers, academics, and independent scholars)

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr Helen Wheatley (Associate Professor in Film & Television Studies, University of Warwick)

Thursday 18th June 2015

Issues of technology and film have long been considered fundamental bedfellows. Studies of technology's impact both on the cinema – from the coming of sound and colour to the rise of digital media – and within its films have shaped much scholarly thinking. Indeed, representations of technology's effects on modern and future life shine a light on our most elemental fears.

CFP: New Writing - international creative writing journal (Routledge) - (6/1/15)

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 8:05am
New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing

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Call for Critical or Creative Work

"New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory" is open for submissions for Volume 12 (Issue 12.3) and Volume 13.

The journal considers critical work relating to Creative Writing practice and the critical examination of Creative Writing. Strong pedagogically focused papers are considered.

Creative work (in any genre) is also welcome.

Word length and submission guidelines at: www.newwriting.org.uk

Submissions welcome via this journal submission site.

Reconstruction 15.1: Unorthodox Autobiographies

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 8:05am
Alan Clinton / Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Introducing: Reconstruction 15.1, "Unorthodox Autobiographies"

Edited by Matthew Ryan Smith

Featuring work by: James A. Wren, Ricky Varghese, Meryl McMaster, Ellyn Walker, Brendan Sullivan, Sharlene Khan, Rev. Michael Prieur, Matthew Ryan Smith, Ana Laura Pauchulo, and Sandra Lim.

Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture (ISSN: 1547-4348) is an innovative online cultural studies journal dedicated to fostering an intellectual community composed of scholars and their audience, granting them all the ability to share thoughts and opinions on the most important and influential work in contemporary interdisciplinary studies. Reconstruction publishes three Themed Issues and one Open Issue per year.