M4BL and the Critical Matter of Black Lives: A Special Issue of Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly
Guest Editors: Brittney Cooper (Rutgers University) and Treva Lindsey (Ohio State University)
Submit: Abstracts of 300-500 words in length by November 1, 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org
We require additional essays for an edited volume on queer visual cultures contracted with Universitas Press and due to be published by the end of this year. Essays should focus on representations and portrayals of, or appropriations of the queer subject on stage, on screen or through other visual cultural mediums. The essays could discuss individual works or artists or attempt to present a study of genres or a cluster of works. At this stage we are looking for an additional 5-6 papers that deal with the queer subject on film and on stage/theatrical portrayals of the queer, queer art or the queer in art, New Queer Cinema, installation art and the queer, queering dance, and the queer in television.
Guest-edited by Avishek Ray, Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, NIT Silchar
This conference has been postponed until March 2018
Liturgy and Temporality
Harvard Liturgy and Theology / New England Anglican Studies Conference
Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, MA
March 24–25, 2017
In his Specters of Marx, first published in France a year before South Africa’s first free elections, Jacques Derrida wrote that "the historic violence of Apartheid can always be treated as a metonymy. In its past as well as in its present. By diverse paths . . . one can always decipher through its singularity so many other kinds of violence going on in the world. At once part, cause, effect, example . . . what is happening there translates to what takes place here, always here, wherever one is and wherever one looks, closest to home."
Multilingualism and Theory: Critical IntersectionsSeminar at ACLA 2017, Utrecht, the Netherlands July 6-9, 2017
Final call: Deadline for abstracts is 11:59 PM Pacific Time on Sept. 23.
Ulysses and Finnegans Wake are encyclopedic novels—whatever that means. Joyce thought of Ulysses as "a kind of encyclopaedia" (SL 271), and he drew heavily on the eleventh edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica in writing it and the Wake. Both novels have the heft and polymathic breadth of a compact reference encyclopedia. One or the other of them is at the heart of every substantial analysis of encyclopedic literature that extends to modernism, from Northrop Frye's to Edward Mendelson's to Paul Saint-Amour's. Whatever the encyclopedic novel is, surely they're it.
‘Translation meets Book History: Intersections 1700-1900’
Moore Institute, National University of Ireland Galway
25-26 May 2017
Joyce’s Fiction and the New Rise of the Novel:
The X James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome
Conference Date: February 1-2-3, 2017
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: November 25, 2016
The James Joyce Italian Foundation invites proposals for the Tenth Annual Conference in Rome. It will be hosted by the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the Università Roma Tre, to celebrate Joyce’s 135th birthday.