Thorstein Veblen's 1918 The Higher Learning in America: A Memorandum on the Conduct of Universities by Business Men presented one of the earliest anti-corporate critiques of university-industry relations. This panel will offer readings of his classic study in light of the changes in American universities over the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. What can we learn from Veblen's critique? Does his argument still hold up 100 years later, and, if so, how might we use it as a resource in our own struggles against austerity budgeting, labor casualization, and corporatization in our institutions?
Reconsidering the disciplinary and textual boundaries of Literature
A Special Issue of Poetics Today
Guest-Editors: Tamar Hager and Omri Herzog
Abstract proposal 200-300 words
Short biography 50 words
Submission due: February 1, 2017
Acceptance of abstracts made by March 15, 2017
Pinter Panel/MMLA 2017
The International Harold Pinter society seeks papers on Pinter Modalities. Papers might address such topics as presence and absence, sound, visuals, space, the body as sign, movement, and narrative. We especially welcome proposals that promise innovative or unconventional presentational modes. 350-word abstracts are due 1 April 2017 to Ann C. Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Drama Caucus MMLA. Play and Passivism.
In contradistinction to the MMLA General Theme, “Arts and Activism,” the Drama Caucus seeks papers on play and passivism in modern and contemporary drama. Papers might address such topics as pointlessness, lethargy, apathy, ennui, and incompetence. We especially welcome proposals that promise innovative or unconventional presentational modes. 350-word abstracts are due 1 April 2017 to Matthew Bowman, email@example.com.
Friday 3rd February 2017, Royal College of Art, London, UK
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Fataneh Farahani, Associate Professor, Department of Ethnology and Gender Studies, Stockholm University, Sweden
Deadline for Abstracts: Friday 15th December 2016