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Monday, November 30, 2015 - 6:44pm
The Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland, September 22-24, 2016

The topic of the conference is CONFLICT AND CONTROVERSY -- the divisive areas in contemporary societies and the ways in which they are presented in small cinemas today.
CONFLICT AND CONTROVERSY are at the basis of almost every political event communicated in the contemporary media, dominate media headlines and are present in popular culture and film on a large scale. Due to the vastness of the project, we seek the representation of conflict and controversy only in contemporary cinemas, including fiction film, documentary film, short film and private cinema, but disregarding other media like television and internet.

Social robotics: human-machine configurations (call for abstracts: Deadline 15 Feb 2016)

Monday, November 30, 2015 - 6:14pm

CFP: Issue 29
Social Robots: Human-machine configurations

Human-machine relationships are being transformed by robots increasingly performing social roles such as teachers, carers and companions. This arrival of social robots is challenging understandings of human-machine relationships and generating diverse aesthetic, ethical and political debates. Matters of interest include asymmetries in human-robot relationships, the co-constitution of humans and robots, the place of robot labour, the significance of machine embodiment, and accounts of human-robot communication, among other topics. Commonly, the ways in which social and cultural norms shape social robotics do not receive enough critical scrutiny.

PROPOSALS DUE FRIDAY, DEC 4, 2015: Play's the Thing: Phenomenology and Play in Early Modern Literature, 1500-1800

Monday, November 30, 2015 - 2:04pm
Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara

Play's the Thing: Phenomenology and Play in Early Modern Literature, 1500-1800
University of California, Santa Barbara
Conference Date: March 4-5, 2016
Proposal Due Date: December 4, 2015

The Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites proposals for our annual conference, "Play's the Thing: Phenomenology and Play in Early Modern Literature, 1500-1800," to be held on March 4 and 5, 2016. We are happy to announce our three keynote speakers: Laura Engel (Duquesne University), James A. Knapp (Loyola University Chicago), and Bruce Smith (University of Southern California).

Seeking undergrad compositions on disabilities/abilities

Monday, November 30, 2015 - 1:25pm
Queen City Writers journal

One more month!

Queen City Writers journal of undergraduate composing seeks excellent undergraduate writing and multimedia composition related to the theme of disabilities/abilities for our Spring 2016 issue. Please see the call at qc-writers.com. Submissions to this special themed issue accepted through December 31.

SCSC 2016: Bruges (18-20 August)

Monday, November 30, 2015 - 12:50pm
Sixteenth Century Society and Conference

The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) is now accepting proposals for individual presentation proposals and complete panels for its 2016 annual conference, to be held 18-20 August 2016 at Martins Hotel, the Crowne Plaza Hotel, and the Provinciaal Hof in Bruges, Belgium. The deadline for proposals is February 15, 2016. Within four weeks after the deadline, the Program Committee will notify all those who submitted proposals.

CFP: Performance and Materiality in Medieval and Early Modern Culture [UPDATE]

Monday, November 30, 2015 - 12:42pm
University of Michigan Early Modern Colloquium

The Early Modern Colloquium at the University of Michigan invites abstracts for papers for their interdisciplinary graduate student conference, "Performance and Materiality in Medieval and Early Modern Culture" at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, March 11-12, 2016. UPDATE: the conference features keynotes by Jill Stevenson (Marymount Manhattan College) and Andrew Sofer (Boston College).

"Narrative, Description, and Spatiality"-Call for Panelists-Narrative 2016 conference

Monday, November 30, 2015 - 12:01pm
David Rodriguez-Stony Brook University / Marlene Marcussen-University of Southern Denmark

We seek to organize a panel at the Narrative 2016 conference in Amsterdam 16-18 June around innovative papers that engage with the different ways space, environment, and nature are both represented and perceived in literature through the experience of reading.Focus on description has recently received a wide range of methodological approaches by narratologists. For example, Monika Fludernik is developing an interesting disentanglement of the "description / narration" binary through an updated linguistic model, and Melba Cuddy-Keane integrates second-generation cognitive science to put dynamic, navigational action into the way we think about mental images in description.

Call for Submissions: "Women's Voices in the Short Story"

Monday, November 30, 2015 - 11:33am
Short Story Journal

Short Story Journal is seeking short stories and critical articles on the theme of women's voices in short fiction for its spring 2016 issue.

- Submissions should not exceed 4000 words (if possible, please use MLA format).

- Email submissions as .doc, .docx, or .rtf attachments, and include your full name, contact information, and a brief bio on the first page.

- Email short stories to April L. Ford: april.ford@oneonta.edu.

- Email critical articles to Dr. Suzanne Black: suzanne.black@oneonta.edu.

- The editors are accepting submissions until February 1, 2016.

Contemporary Women's Writing Essay Prize, 25 January 2016

Monday, November 30, 2015 - 11:20am
Contemporary Women's Writing, Oxford University Press

Contemporary Women's Writing (Oxford University Press) is pleased to announce the launch of a new annual Essay Prize. This prize aims to encourage new scholarship in the field, recognise and reward outstanding achievement by new researchers, and support the professional development of next generation scholars.

Entries are now open for the first prize. The deadline for submissions is 25 January 2016.

The winner will receive:
Publication in Contemporary Women's Writing
One year's free membership of the Contemporary Women's Writing Association (including one year's free subscription to the journal)
£100 worth of Oxford University Press books

Other entries of sufficient quality may also be considered for publication.

'With their skins on them, and ... their souls in them': Towards a Vegan Theory. 31st May 2016

Monday, November 30, 2015 - 10:29am
The University of Oxford

Building on the increasing prominence of the 'animal turn' in the humanities in the last decade, and the recent publication of Laura Wright's 'The Vegan Studies Project: Food, Animals, and Gender in an Age of Terror' (University of Georgia Press, 2015), this conference we will seek to ask what kind of place veganism and/or 'the vegan' should occupy in our theorizations of human-animal relations, animal studies, and the humanities in general. An increasing number of individuals, particularly in the West, are now identifying as vegan, but the heterogeneity of reasons for doing so – animal suffering, the environment, health, anti-capitalism – suggests a broad, complex, and fertile place from which to rethink ways of being in the world.

Producing Public Arts and Humanities

Monday, November 30, 2015 - 10:21am
Journal of Cultural and Religious Theory

In 1845, Rudolphe Töpffer published an essay about the aesthetic, rhetorical, and philosophical foundations of literature in prints (graphic novels) with a desire of making academic, intellectual, and scholarly works accessible to the public, advocating for an ethic of collective action and the common good—via critiques of social, cultural, and political issues of the day through amateur art. At the time, the most promising mode of composing such critiques was through figure drawing and distributing them using the then-recent emergence of lithographic printing technologies. More recently, Gregory L.

[Reminder] Boundaries and Intersections: Space, Time, Discipline (MadLit) – Proposals by 12/18/15; Conference 2/25/16-2/27/16

Monday, November 30, 2015 - 10:20am
UW-Madison MadLit Graduate Student Conference

Boundaries and intersections -- two contrasting metaphors and yet not quite a binary. On the one hand, these words spatially remind us of Venn diagrams: two bound circles with a space of intersection where they overlap. On the other hand, intersections can be places of traffic, movement over time, streams of cars or pedestrians crossing boundaries. Spatial overlap or temporal crossing--the stability of categories or their rupture. The humanities are constantly defined and redefined by the churning of boundaries and intersections.

Journal of Dracula Studies

Monday, November 30, 2015 - 9:58am
Anne DeLong and Curt Herr

We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.
Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail.
Please follow the 2009 updated MLA style.
Contributors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions and ensuring observance of copyright.
Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed independently by at least two scholars in the field.
Copyright for published articles remains with the author.