Fat Studies is an interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary field of study that confronts and critiques cultural constraints against notions of “fatness” and “the fat body”; explores fat bodies as they live in, are shaped by, and remake the world; and creates paradigms for the development of fat acceptance or celebration within mass culture. Fat Studies uses body size as the starting point for a wide-ranging theorization and explication of how societies and cultures, past and present, have conceptualized all bodies and the political/cultural meanings ascribed to every body. Fat Studies reminds us that all bodies are inscribed with the fears and hopes of the particular culture they reside in, and these emotions often are mislabeled as objective “facts” of heal
2019 LAW AND HUMANITIES JUNIOR SCHOLARS WORKSHOP
Call for Papers
Columbia Law School, Georgetown University Law School, Stanford Law School, UCLA School of Law, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Southern California Center for Law, History, and Culture invite submissions for the thirteenth meeting of the Law and Humanities Junior Scholars Workshop, to be held at Penn Law School in Philadelphia, PA, on June 2 and 3, 2019.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
Call for Papers: “Borders and Cross-Cultural Encounters”
March 1-2, 2019
Deadline for submissions: December 15, 2019
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Chris Lippard, University of Utah
The Southwest English Symposium (SWES) is a regional humanities conference held annually at Arizona State University. The conference provides graduate and advanced undergraduate students with an opportunity to present original scholarship before an interdisciplinary audience. We encourage proposals from a diverse range of disciplines within the humanities and other disciplines.
Home, Community, and Culture
3rd Annual Languages and Literature Conference
Comparative Literature Graduate Association
Louisiana State University
March 29 - 30, 2019
“Meaning is a shaky edifice we build out of scraps, dogmas, childhood injuries, newspaper articles, chance remarks, old films, small victories, people hated, people loved; perhaps it is because our sense of what is the case is constructed from such inadequate materials that we defend it so fiercely, even to death.”
– Salman Rushdie,
It is our pleasure to invite you to submit paper proposals or panels for our 39th Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures. We will accept proposals dealing with all areas and aspects of Romance languages, literatures, and cultures. Proposals on film, popular culture, cultural studies, creative writing, Franco-Arabic and Hispano-Arabic studies, digital humanities, and non-canonical approaches to literature are especially welcome.
Attached you will find the Call for Papers with all the specifications and requirements to participate in our conference.
Submission deadline: December 15th, 2018.
Culture, Community, and Change: The 6th Annual 21st Century Englishes Graduate Student Conferenc
The 21st Century Englishes Graduate Student Conference is hosted by the Rhetoric Society of the Black Swamp, Bowling Green State University’s Student Chapter of the Rhetoric Society of America & BGSU Rhetoric & Writing Ph.D. Program. It is sponsored by BGSU English Department, BGSU General Studies Writing, and BGSU Student Organizations.
Conference Date: November 10, 2018
Location: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
IV International Conference on Medical Humanities 16 March, 2019 - London, UKLondon Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Faculty of Health & Social Sciences, School of Applied Social Studies, University of Bedfordshire
“Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity”
Call for Papers 2019
Virginia Humanities Conference
THE FLUID HUMANITIES
Keynote Speaker: Julio Carrasco Bretón
April 12-13, 2019
Virginia Wesleyan University, Virginia Beach, VA
Attachment and Affect
March 22-23, 2019
The University of Virginia Department of English Graduate Conference
Keynote by Lisa Ruddick (UChicago)
Master class with Rita Felski (UVA/SDU)
Why does the study of literature matter? What is the relationship between reader and text? How can affective responses to texts inform criticism? This conference seeks to take seriously our aesthetic and affective attachments, the attachments at work within and among literary texts, and the ways attachments form and function.
The University of Alabama Languages ConferenceFebruary 8 – 9, 2019
The organizing committee of the ninth annual University of Alabama Languages Conference is pleased to welcome abstract submissions for this year’s conference entitled “The Words that Shape Us: Language, Culture and Identity” to be held February 8-9, 2019, at Hotel Capstone.
We invite abstracts about all languages and all areas of Literature and Linguistics, including, but not limited to: