This panel invites papers on representations of social transformation in the Marvel Universe to be presented at South Central MLA’s 2017 annual convention held October 5-8th in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Presenters should feel free to propose papers on a wide-range of topics. We are especially interested, however, in papers that explore the representation of trauma and/or violence as a necessary part of socially transformative practices. Proposed papers could consider, for instance, the trauma of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’s terrigenesis or how Luke Cage’s body—often riddled with bullets—offers a challenge to the “All Lives Matter” movement.
Critical Perspectives on Ecopoetics
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE)
June 20-24, 2017
The Harold Pinter Review is seeking journal articles for its 2018 issue. Essays on Pinter are welcome, but we would like to encourage essays on other modern and contemporary dramatists for this issue, as well. For more information, contact email@example.com. To submit an article for review, please use the Penn State Press Editorial Manager: http://www.editorialmanager.com/hpr/default.aspx
**DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 20, 2017**
Making and Collecting
April 7-9, 2017
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Keynote: Bill Brown (University of Chicago)
Lunchtime symposium hosted by Bill Brown and Cynthia Wall (University of Virginia)
ART@IU’s 5th Annual Graduate Symposium in Theatre and Performance Studies
March 31st and April 1st 2017
Indiana University, Bloomington
In Patricia Hill Collins’ 2016 book Intersectionality she defines the titular concept as “a way of understanding and analyzing the complexity in the world, in people, and in human experience.” ART@IU’s Graduate Symposium will provide generous intersectional space in which scholars and practitioners from various disciplines can converge.
Proposals for papers, performances, and round table discussions might address questions of:
Will’s Word and World: Commemorating the Bard
To commemorate the 400th death anniversary of William Shakespeare, AJILE (Aesthetique Journal for International Literary Enterprises, E-ISSN 2456-1754) plans to bring out a special issue containing academic articles exploring various avenues of Shakespeare studies. This special volume shall be multidisciplinary in its content and welcomes scholarly contributions from the fields of literature and language, history and culture, stage and costumes, gender and performance. However other relevant topics are also encouraged for submission.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
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
The twelfth annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Middle Georgia State University Conference Center at 100 College Station Drive, Macon, Georgia on Friday, May 19, 2017. We invite proposals for session topics, panel discussions, and scholarly papers in English on any subjects relating to American, British, French, Hispanic, Russian, German, or Slavic literature or language, as well as composition, philosophy, history, translation, the general humanities, interdisciplinary studies, and pedagogy. Reading times for individual paper presentations are limited to 15 minutes.
CFP: Consumer Identities and Digital Culture Symposium
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 20, 2016
The Division of Mass Communication at St. John’s University is now accepting submissions for paper presentations at an upcoming one-day symposium, Consumer Identities and Digital Culture. We seek transdisciplinary interpretations and critical analyses of consumption and consumer identity, broadly defined across emerging media and digital landscapes. This symposium is the first in a planned series of events interrogating various aspects of consumer identity, using fans as one exemplar and catalyst for discussion. Panelists will also be invited to participate in the development of an edited volume.
Polygraph 27—Call for Papers
Special Issue: Neoliberalism and Social Reproduction