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Mining the Landscape: Jane Smiley's Western Novels (WLA 9/21-24); 5/13

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 9:54pm
Elizabeth Abele

Session proposed for Western Literature Association
Big Sky, Montana Sept. 21-Sept. 24, 2016

This year's conference theme is The Profane West, including what is underrepresented, undervalued, censored, denied, and/or secretly shared. The novels of Jane Smiley frequently explore the poisonous effects of the unexamined ideologies, negotiations, and secrets that she presents as integral to the development of the West. This session invites papers that examine the relationship of Smiley's fiction to The Profane West.

Call for Papers Portals Spring 2016—Time and Space (3/14 Deadline)

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 9:25pm
Comparative Literature Student Association

Call for Papers

Portals, Spring 2016, Volume 13

From memory and imagination, to the forgotten, the future, intergalactic, the idea of the self, mirrors, orality and performance, literature bleeds into an endless number of different spaces. For the upcoming 2016 volume, Portals is seeking papers that explore dimensions of time and space in diverse literary and linguistic traditions.

The Comparative Literature Student Association invites you to submit original critical essays and short creative fiction of a comparative or critical nature. Papers that engage the theme of time and space will be featured prominently, though all will be considered.

Submission Deadline: March 14th, 2016

[UPDATE] Ritual and Cultural Performance Hui and Symposium [Extended Deadline]

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 6:57pm
Performance of the Real Research Theme / University of Otago

Please note the deadline for submissions has been extended by one week, until February 12th.

The University of Otago Performance of the Real Research Theme
Ritual and Cultural Performance Hui and Symposium
April 14th & 15th 2016

Call for papers.

"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).

Extension: Christopher Isherwood Panel at Significations 02/19/2016

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 1:30pm
English Graduate Student Association

Call For Papers
CSU graduate students who present their papers at Significations share their research and engage in professional academic discussion of their work during the conference. All submissions will receive feedback from reviewers.
Paper Topics

Vehicles for Thought: Goldsmiths Graduate Festival 2016, London, May 9-15

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 1:20pm
Goldsmiths, University of London

The Goldsmiths Graduate Festival is an important celebration of postgraduate research in Goldsmiths and in universities nationally and internationally. It is organised by and for postgraduate research students as a vital platform to present and share their work.

The Festival is scheduled to take place over one week, from 9th May until 15th May, and will consist of a broad range of activities including keynote speakers, performances, exhibitions, film screenings, papers, roundtables and panel discussions.

The Streets of Philadelphia: From Rocky to Creed

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 1:11pm
MLA/Italian American Literature Forum

The MLA Italian American Forum seeks paper proposals for a possible session at the MLA Annual Convention in Philadelphia, PA January 5-8, 2017. Taking a cue from the presidential conference theme "Boundary Conditions," this panel seeks submissions that explore the boundaries of racism and ethnocentrism in the Rocky series. We are most interested in papers engaging with: Italian American and African American masculinities; South Philly as a multi-ethnic/racialized community; Boxing rhetoric in the Rocky series; and Gender stereotypes related to ethnic and racial constructions.

One-page CV and 250-word abstract to ncaronia@uri.edu by 3/15/16.

DigITALamericana: New Archives of an Invisible People

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 1:08pm
MLA/ Italian American Literature Forum

DigITALamericana: New Archives of an Invisible People

The Italian American Literature Forum is seeking panelists to present transmedia perspectives and projects (oral histories, photos, artifacts, home movies etc.) on the Italian American experience for its guaranteed session at the 2017 MLA Convention in Philadelphia.

[UPDATE] The First of May: Politics in the Victorian Imagination

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 11:44am
The Gladstone Centre at Gladstone's Library

6-8 July 2016 at Gladstone's Library, Flintshire, Wales

An international, interdisciplinary conference that brings together scholars from across the arts and humanities to explore the array of imaginative responses to the Victorian political environment.

Nautical Gothic (journal special issue): proposals due 30 May 2016; papers due 30 November

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 9:39am
Gothic Studies

From the earliest sea journeys, the challenges of coastal and ocean travel have rendered the sea liminal. Vessels at sea existed between landmasses, nations, and political systems, while limits of communication, high incidence of shipwreck, and vagaries of weather and navigation meant that to be at sea was, figuratively, to exist between life and death, especially from the point of view of those on land. The sea was, and is, a realm of mystery; its inaccessible depths and the workings of its global systems resist human mastery. As a means of travel, exploration, warfare, trade and imperial expansion, the sea's historical and cultural importance for maritime nations has long been reflected in their literature and art.

Trans- States: The art of crossing over - 9 & 10 September 2016

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 6:58am
University of Northampton, UK - School of the Arts

University of Northampton, 9 & 10th September, 2016

This is a transdisciplinary conference that will explore representations in contemporary visual culture of boundary crossing, liminality and queerification with specific reference to occultism, mysticism, shamanism and other esoteric and spiritual practices.

trans- prefix meaning: across, beyond, through, on the other side of, to go beyond

state: a condition or way of being that exists at a particular time

Theorising the Popular Conference June 28th-29th 2016

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 5:05am
Liverpool Hope University

Theorising the Popular Conference
Liverpool Hope University
June 28th-29th 2016

The Popular Culture research group at Liverpool Hope University welcome papers from academics and graduate students for its sixth annual international conference, 'Theorising the Popular'. Its aim is to demonstrate the intellectual originality, depth and breadth of 'popular' disciplines, as well as their academic relationship with and within 'traditional' subjects. The group breaks down disciplinary barriers and challenges academic hierarchies.

11th Biennial Conference of the Australian & New Zealand Association for Medieval & Early Modern Studies [Deadline: 1 September]

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 12:43am

We invite delegates from around the world to join us for the 11th biennial ANZAMEMS conference in Wellington, New Zealand, 7-10 February 2017 (https://anzamems2017.wordpress.com)

Our theme for ANZAMEMS 2017 is mobility and exchange. We encourage proposals for papers or panels addressing any aspect of this theme, including (but not limited to):

Panel CFP, ANZAMEMS 2017 - Mobility and Exchange in Medieval and Early Modern Afterlives [Deadline: 5 August, 2016]

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 11:14pm

Panel CFP, ANZAMEMS 2017 - Mobility and Exchange in Medieval and Early Modern Afterlives

A multicultural and global world has triggered a widespread and increasing fascination with all aspects and processes related to mobility and exchange in the humanities and social sciences. Like many disciplines in the humanities, medieval and early modern studies is often challenged about its relevance in the contemporary world. One way to respond to these concerns is to engage not just with the historic medieval and early modern past but also with the various medievalisms and early modernisms in contemporary popular culture.