This Call for Proposals is for one of the seminars at the ACLA Annual Meeting: July 6-9 2017 at Utrecht University (the Netherlands). Deadline for abstracts September 22, 2016. Please submit abstracts (1500 characters incl. spaces) through http://www.acla.org/epidemic-anxiety-american-horror-stories-diseases-mo....
Trans/forming the Machine: Feminist Interventions in Digital Poetics
TheatreForum: International Theatre Journal is publishing a special section on disability and performance in its upcoming issue. We publish twice a year with bold color photographs, new plays, and articles on innovative and avant-garde stage performances. This fall we are doing a special section on disability on stage. We are looking for 1,000-1,400 word articles on recent theatrical pieces featuring performers with disabilities. Please contact email@example.com if you are interested in writing something. Deadline is October 28, 2016. We pay for work we publish. Below are links to some performances we would love to have covered:
Call for Papers
An Ending of Sorts: Disappearance and Disenchantment in Modernity
The Graduate Students of the Humanities Center of Johns Hopkins University are pleased to announce a conference to be held on March 3 and 4, 2017. We are honored to host keynote speakers Peter Gordon (Amabel B. James Professor of History, Harvard University) and Megan Quigley (Associate Professor of English, Villanova University).
This roundtable focuses on the perennial issue faced by so many teachers of early American literature: how to make the field interesting, stimulating, and engaging for students who might otherwise avoid it on account of its challenging language, detailed historical contexts, and often lengthy or unfamiliar content. The roundtable will discuss various strategies aimed at increasing student engagement with early American literature, and it may also address other ongoing, unresolved concerns of teachers and scholars of early American literature.
Abstracts of 150-200 words must be submitted through the NEMLA website.
Include a brief (<50 word) bio.
Building on the success of our 2016 symposium, ‘Edgy Romanticism / Romanticism on Edge’, Romanticism @ Edge Hill University brings you: Romanticism Takes to the Hills!
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Tim Fulford, De Montfort University
This seminar builds on the premise that modernist movement in arts, media and culture was at some level geographical, and that in certain geographies there were complex reactions to the European modernism. Culturally and politically very turbulent—because of earth-shattering events at the time like the demise of two old empires, WWI and WW2—at the inception, height and aftermath of the modernist movement, Southeast Europe is one such area where one sees a range of reactions from extreme avant-garde attitudes to failed aspirations.
In the twelfth century, Hugh of Saint Victor compared the temporal world to “flood water sweeping past,” and Bernard of Cluny imagined it to be unfixed and unstable like “streams of water.” Linking apocalyptic imaginings and temporal anxieties with the flux of liquid landscapes was not uncommon in the Middle Ages. But medieval waterways also gave life. This panel seeks to explore the generative nature of rivers, channels, and oceans at the edge of human experience, exploring the dynamism of fluid liminality.
CFP: Replacement chapters needed for contracted collection, Undressing Sexual Taboo in the Liberal Arts
The Oswald Review is an international, refereed journal of undergraduate criticism and research in the discipline of English. Published annually, The Oswald Review accepts submissions from undergraduates in this country and abroad (with a professor’s endorsement).
Disability: That Dangerous Supplement (ACLA Seminar)
Conference: American Comparative Literature Association
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands / Date: July 6-9, 2017
Organizer: Sarah Mann-O'Donnell
Deadline for Abstracts: 23 September 2016
Note: It is recommended that you contact the seminar organizer to discuss your proposal before submitting it on the ACLA’s website.
Call for papers
The Dark Sides of the Law in Common Law Countries
International and Interdisciplinary Conference, Paris (France), June 15-17, 2017
The Panthéon-Assas University “Law and Humanities” research centre (a part of CERSA) is pleased to announce its first international conference to be held in Paris (France) on June 15-17, 2017. As an interdisciplinary group working on the connections between law and politics, economics, and literature, we are seeking papers exploring the dark sides of the law from a wide range of perspectives in the United Kingdom, the United States and Commonwealth countries.
Perhaps nothing dominates our current times like the global refugee situation. The sheer number of people seeking a safe place to live is overwhelming. As this is happening in an information society, a large part of the global population is conditioned by media images of refugee camps and refugee routes. Most people in this world are currently either refugees themselves or witness to a refugee crisis. How does this affect literature?
Animism has been making something of a comeback. While animism remains an umbrella term for a range of local practices which invest non-human matter with spirit, recent work (Garuba, Harvey, Rooney, Taussig, Vivieros de Castro) has emphasised this investment as a relational way of being with “other-than-human persons.” In light of our growing—if continually disavowed—awareness of ecological crisis, the purpose of this panel is to suggest that “new animism” has an insistently “planetary” (Spivak, Wenzel) or “cosmopolitical” (Stengers) bearing.
Call for Papers: New Work in Novel Studies
A symposium hosted by the Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard University
December 7, 2016
From its earliest forms to its contemporary iterations, the novel remains a radically capacious and evolving genre. As the dominant form of modern literature, the novel assumes various overlapping functions as an aesthetic object, cultural artifact, historical text, and conceptual resource. At the same time, novelistic conventions such as plot structure, narrative technique, and characterization shape and inform scholarly research across an array of disciplines.