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[UPDATE] SAGES Conference: Hysteria Abstracts DUE 2/29/2016

Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 10:20pm
SAGES: Society of Akron Graduate English Scholars

The Society of Akron Graduate English Scholars is pleased to announce a call for papers for its upcoming interdisciplinary conference on April 28, 2016. We welcome creative writers and scholars from various disciplines to discuss the theme, "Hysteria." This free conference is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.
We invite scholarship and reflection addressing one or more elements of hysteria and its historical and cultural context.

Ritual and Cultural Performance Hui and Symposium

Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 6:50pm
University of Otago Performance of the Real Research Theme

"Every day people perform dozens of rituals. These range from religious rituals to the rituals of everyday life, from the rituals of life roles to the rituals of each profession, from the rituals of politics and the judicial system to the rituals of business or home life. Even animals perform rituals" (Richard Schechner, Performance Studies: An Introduction 3rd ed. 52).

[UPDATE] Forms of Feeling - Extended Deadline: 12 Feb, 2016

Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 6:19pm
English Graduate Organization, UMass Amherst

Forms of Feeling: Navigating the Affective Turn

April 2, 2016
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
(Extended) Submission Deadline: February 12, 2016
Email: ​umassegoconference@gmail.com

Keynote Speaker: Patricia Clough (The Graduate Center, CUNY) Interdisciplinary Faculty Roundtable
imposters,​Original Multimedia Verbatim Performance

New "Sermon Studies" journal

Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 5:45pm
Center for Sermon Studies, Marshall University

"Sermon Studies" is a new, peer-reviewed online journal sponsored by Marshall University. We are seeking articles on Jewish, Christian, and Islamic preaching written from a range of disciplinary perspectives, including literature, linguistics, religious studies, history, theology, anthropology, rhetoric, and communication studies. For more information or to submit an article, please visit the journal's website at http://mds.marshall.edu/sermonstudies/.

St John's Humanities Review Spring 2016 Issue: Change and Interpretation or, a Marxist Approach to Art and Politics

Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 5:22pm
St John's Humanities Review

Slavoj Žižek has suggested that, after the spectacular failure of party-states in the twentieth century, it is no longer time for the Left to change the world, but again to interpret it. Of course, Žižek's directive comes in the wake of popular anti-capitalist and anti-racist revolts around the world which have reinvigorated militants and scholars alike: from New York to Cairo, Kobanî to Ferguson. There is, evidently, no easy division between action and interpretation, even in the absence of any major world power designating itself as Communist. And yet, Žižek's plea must be a tempting one for those working in the current, increasingly globalized university system.

[2nd UPDATE] 23rd METU British Novelists Conference: Agatha Christie and Her Work

Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 4:41pm
Department of Foreign Language Education, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

CFP extended! Conference postponed!

Deadline for abstract submissions extended to
1st July, 2016!!!

Conference postponed to October 27-28, 2016!!!

METU Culture and Convention Centre
Ankara, Turkey

Department of Foreign Language Education,
Middle East Technical University,
Ankara, Turkey

- Keynote: Dr. JOHN CURRAN (Trinity College, Dublin)


Women & Work in Literature

Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 3:46pm
Women & Work in Literature / Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

Women and Work in Literature: Special Session, Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association Conference, November 11-13, 2016, Pasadena, California

Session Description:
How do writers represent the work of being women—where "work" is defined broadly to encompass not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and domesticity? How do writers address social assumptions about who should be performing work, and for what purpose? How do race, class, sexuality and national identity affect women's ability to define both the meaning of their work and their ability to engage in work?

CFP MLA Jan 2017 Pinter and Beckett

Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 3:02pm
International Harold Pinter Society

Papers on Pinter and Beckett's relationship, Beckett and Pinter's relationship, and Pinter and Beckett's relationship to others welcome. Send a 250-500 word abstract with contact info and a title to halla@ohiodominican.edu by 15 March 2016.

Leadership, Popular Culture, and Social Change Chapter Proposals Due Mar. 1

Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 1:59pm
Kristin Bezio & Kimberly Yost, New Horizons in Leadership Studies, Edward Elgar

A volume in the New Horizons in Leadership Studies series to be published by Edward Elgar Publishing, Ltd. in late 2017. Volume co-editors: Kimberly Yost, College of Business and Leadership, Lourdes University; Kristin Bezio, Jepson School of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond.

African American Literature Regular Session SCMLA

Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 9:47pm

This regular session welcomes 300-500 word abstracts on any aspect of African American Literature and Culture for the 73rd Annual South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) Conference November 3-5, 2016.
Abstracts relating directly to the conference theme "The Spectacular City: Glamour, Decadence, and Celebrity in Literature and Culture" are also encouraged.
The conference will be held at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel 400 N. Olive Street in the Dallas Arts District.
Please submit an abstract and a CV to Carol Bunch Davis at davisc@tamug.edu by March 18, 2016.

Low Fidelity: The Aesthetics and Politics of Adaptation (UCLA, 3 June 2016)

Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 8:26pm
UCLA Southland Graduate Student Conference

Keynote Speakers:
Kate Newell (Savannah College of Art and Design)
Arthur Little (UCLA)


"Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative" - HG Wells

"Every major rap artist in the world samples, you know? That's all I'm doing, is sampling." - Vanilla Ice on similarities between "Under Pressure" and "Ice Ice Baby"

Space, Place, and Belonging

Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 4:48pm
Textual Overtures Graduate Journal

In the preface to Borderlands, Gloria Anzaldúa declares: "I am a border woman." As simple as it sounds, this statement suggests the individual's agency in the social and cultural production of personal identity as it boldly rejects to acknowledge the power of the state in the process. Migration and border-crossing today present serious political, social and cultural challenges, which force countries to craft policies to address security, economic, and humanitarian concerns. The migration crisis in Europe offers a new perspective on the development of migrant identity in this ever-changing relationship between the individual and the host country.