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Call For Papers: Religion Interruptus: The Affects of Sex, Politics, and Bodies Graduate Student Conference, Syracuse University February 27-March 1

The Religion Graduate Organization at Syracuse University is proud to announce our 2015 Graduate Conference “Religion Interruptus: The Affects of Sex, Politics, and Bodies” featuring Keynote speaker Lynne Huffer. The conference will be held February 27 through March 1 at Syracuse University.

Call for Papers Deadline: Jan 10th, 2015

The Religion Graduate Organization invites you to submit paper and panel proposals to the semi-annual Religion Graduate Conference, Religion Interruptus: The Affects of Sex, Politics, and Bodies. This conference aims at actively encouraging interdisciplinary ways to view and examine the related encounters of sex, religion, politics, and bodies. Specifically, this conference aims to think about what occurs, and why, when religion seems to “interrupt” or “impose” upon the broader philosophical and theoretical discourses relating to bodies, politics, and sex. We invite both M.A. and Ph.D. students to submit abstracts from a variety of thematic and theoretical backgrounds.

Keynote: Lynne Huffer, Emory University

We particularly invite papers on the following themes:

  • The methodological impact of Michel Foucault when dealing with sex, religion, affect, bodies, or materiality
  • Affect theory and its relationship to sex, bodies, and religion
  • How religion and sex are portrayed in visual media and culture, and the resulting political effects
  • How political thought is changed and reimagined through discourses of sex, bodies, emotions, and affects
  • When religion seems to interrupt and impose upon broader theoretical discourses
  • Religion disrupting sex
  • Sex disrupting religion.
  • BDSM
  • Religious Experience
  • Queer theory and religion
  • Queer theory and ecology
  • Eco-theology
  • Feminism
  • Gender
  • Politics
  • Social Science

Abstracts are welcomed from a variety of fields and disciplines, including but not limited to:

  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Art and Visual Culture
  • Cultural Studies
  • English
  • Gender Studies
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Political Science
  • Queer Studies
  • Religion
  • Sex and Sexuality Studies
  • Sociology
  • Theology

Panel submissions are greatly encouraged.

A panel should consist of 3 papers

ideally a panel should include scholars from more than one institution

We are especially looking for 1-2 panels on Are the Lips a Grave? and Mad For Foucault.

Panel or paper proposals should contain the following items:

  • A one-page abstract (350 words for papers; 500 words for panels) describing the nature of the paper or panel. No names or institutional information should appear on the abstract to facilitate a blind selection process.
  • Current CV for the participant(s).
  • Cover page which includes the name(s), institution(s), and contact information for participant(s)
  • For panel proposals, identity the primary contact person for the panel.
  • Submit all materials to SUReligionConference@gmail.com

Abstracts, comments, and questions may be sent to SUReligionConference@gmail.com.

A copy of the call for papers and additional information may be found at: http://religionconference.syr.edu/

Call for Papers: Oxford Women’s Leadership Symposium, December 8-9

The fourth Oxford Women’s Leadership Symposium will be held on 8 and 9 December 2014 at the Margaret Thatcher Centre, Somerville College, in the University of Oxford.

You are invited to present a paper on an aspect of women’s studies, or you may wish to attend as an observer or panel member. If you wish to present a paper you will be requested to submit a brief abstract for review by the Programme Committee. Papers presented will be subsequently peer reviewed by external readers for possible inclusion in Symposium books or as sponsored journal articles. The deadline for abstract submissions is September 1, 2014.

The Oxford Women’s Leadership Symposium is designed as a seminar for presentation of papers and ideas regarding gender equity and fairness in leadership opportunities in the social and economic structures of society.

For more information please visit the Symposium Website.

CFP – BREVITY: Graduate Conference at Western University (Canada), March 6 – 8, 2014

“I will be brief: your noble son is mad” – Graduate Student Conference on Brevity, Canada



16th Annual Graduate Student Conference 

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures 

Western University, Canada

Keynote speakers: Luca Somigli (University of Toronto); Mark McDayter (Western University).

“Cuando despertó, el dinosaurio todavía estaba allí” [When (s)he woke up, the dinosaur was still there]. This is the entirety of a 1959 short story by Augusto Monterroso. It could easily fit in a Twitter status update almost three times over.

Brevity can be interpreted in many different ways – from a sense of briefness and urgency to an economization of words. At times, brevity may be perceived as superficial or frivolous, except to those of Spartan sensibilities. To others, such as Polonius, “brevity is the soul of wit [/ And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes, / I will be brief: your noble son is mad]” (II, ii).

Brevity can also allow us to linger on thought. In his memo on quickness, Italo Calvino interpreted it as festina lente (“make haste, slowly”). Rapidity (and brevity) are seen to alter time, so that we can thoroughly reflect on concepts.

And so we welcome you to the 16th Annual Graduate Student Conference hosted by the Comparative Literature and Hispanic Studies programs at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. This year we will focus on brevity: its possibilities, its requirements, and its ramifications. From the concise forms of the Antiquity to digital forms of the 21st century; from carpe diem to YOLO; from haiku to Twitter; from the wise aphorisms of Seneca to Oscar Wilde’s witty quips and today’s Internet memes.

The Conference will take place on March 6 – 8, 2014. The conference organizers particularly welcome papers that are interdisciplinary, including but not limited to literature, theory and criticism, cultural studies, film studies, visual arts, music, theatre and popular culture. Suggested paper topics may include, but are certainly not limited, to the following:

• Narratives of brevity: short stories, novelle, fabliaux, fairy tales, short novels, entremeses.

• Brevity in poetry: haiku, labor limae, modernist poetry, Ermetismo, Symbolism, fragment(ation)s.

• Brevity of thought: aphorisms, maxims, proverbs, manifestos.

• Thoughts on brevity: epitaphs, elegies.

• Brevity in the arts: short films, music videos, advertisements, miniseries, photography.

• Brevity in linguistics: brevity in translation, discourse analysis and sociolinguistics; economy of language, elisions,

abbreviations, pronouns, parataxis, nicknames, endangered languages.

• Brevity as a good thing: brevity vs. nonsense; simplicity and clarity.

• Brevity in new media: communications in instant messaging, Twitter, chats, hashtags.

• Brevity as transience: impermanence in works of art, temporary exhibitions, happenings, trends, fads, movements,

waves (both in commerce and literature), ruins.

• Brevity in cultural studies and folk culture: proverbs, idioms, patronymic, epithets, disappearance of oral memory. 

• Visual arts: minimalism, conceptual art.

Those interested in presenting 20-minute papers are asked to submit a 300-word abstract to brevitywestern@gmail.com by December 1st, 2013. We ask participants to please include name, affiliation, technical requirements and a 50-word bio, with their abstract. As this is a conference organized by two programs, we will accept abstracts and papers in both English and Spanish. For further information, please check out our Blog and Facebook page.

Selected papers will be published.

tl;dr: conference on brevity. Send us 300 words max by December 1st. go!

The organizers:

Natalia Caldas and Andrea Privitera




16th Annual Graduate Student Conference

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

Western University, Canada

Ponentes plenarios: Luca Somigli (University of Toronto); Mark McDayter (Western University).

“Cuando despertó, el dinosaurio todavía estaba allí”. Esto es el cuento completo de Agusto Monterroso publicado en 1959. Posiblemente el cuento mas corto de todos. Se podría poner en un status de Twitter. Técnicamente se puede meter en el status casi tres veces.

‘Brevedad’ se puede interpretar en diferentes maneras – desde la urgencia, la sensación de brevedad temporal hasta la economización de palabras. Para unos, lo breve se puede entender como algo superficial y frívolo, si no eres un espartano. Para otros, como Polonius, “brevity is the soul of wit [/ And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes, / I will be brief: your noble son is mad]” (Hamlet, II, ii).

Brevedad también nos permite reflexionar sobre una idea. En su memorándum, Calvino interpreto velocidad como festina lente (“apresúrate lentamente”). Rapidez (y brevedad) pueden alterar el tiempo, para mejor pensar y reflexionar sobre un concepto.

Las y los invitamos a la Decimosexta Conferencia Anual de Estudios de Posgrado en Literatura Comparada y Estudios Hispánicos en Universidad de Western. Este evento tendrá lugar del 6 al 8 de marzo de 2014. Los organizadores de la conferencia acogen particularmente ensayos interdisciplinarios, incluyendo pero sin limitarse a la literatura, teoría, estudios culturales, estudios fílmicos, artes visuales, música, teatro, lingüística y cultura popular.

Temas sugeridos para ensayos incluyen pero no se limitan a los siguientes:
• Narrativos de brevedad: cuentos, novelle, fabliaux, cuentos de hadas, novelas cortas, entremeses.
• Brevedad en poesía: haiku, labor limae, poesía moderna, Ermetismo, Symbolismo, fragmentation(es).
• Brevedad de pensamientos: aforismos, máximas, proverbios, manifiestos.
• Brevedad en pensamientos: epitafios, elegías.
• Brevedad en las artes: cortometrajes, videoclip, publicidad, miniserie, fotografía.
• Brevedad en lingüística: traducción y brevedad, análisis de discurso y sociolingüística, economía de lenguaje, elisión, abreviación, pronombre, parataxis, apodos, idiomas amenazados.
• Brevedad positiva: brevedad vs. Bullshit; simplicidad y claridad
• Brevedad en medios de comunicación: comunicación en mensajería instantánea, Twitter, chat, hashtag.
• Brevedad en transitorio: la impermanencia de ciertas obras de arte, exhibiciones temporarias, happening, modas, movimientos (literatura, economía, etc.), ruinas.
• Brevedad en estudios de cultura y cultura popular: proverbios, modismos, patronímico, epíteto, la desaparición de la memoria oral.
• Artes visuales: minimalismo, arte conceptual.

Aquellos interesados en presentar un ensayo de 20 minutos deben enviar un resumen de 300 palabras a brevitywestern@gmail.com. La fecha tope es el primero de diciembre de 2013. Por favor incluir nombre, afiliación, requisitos técnicos y una autobiografía breve (no más de 50 palabras). Debido a que esta conferencia está siendo organizada por dos programas académicos, aceptaremos resúmenes y ensayos en inglés y español (con paneles exclusivamente en español). Para más información, por favor chequeen nuestra página de Facebook y Blog.

Ensayos elegidos serán publicados.

Tl;dr: conferencia sobre brevedad. Envíanos 300 palabras máximas para el 1er de diciembre.

Los organizadores:
Natalia Caldas y Andrea Privitera 


Call for Papers – 6th International Conference of the European Society for the History of Science – Lisbon, 4-6 September 2014

Call for Papers (Second Call)

6th International Conference of the

European Society for the History of Science

Lisbon, 4-6 September 2014


Communicating Science, Technology and Medicine


The 6th International Conference of the European Society for the History of Science will be held in Lisbon, 4-6 September 2014 and is organized by the Interuniversity Centre for the History of Science and Technology(CIUHCT),a research centre associated with the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon and the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the New University of Lisbon.

The theme of the conference is “Communicating Science, Technology and Medicine”.

Communicating science, technology and medicine has always been central to the scientific and technological enterprise, but across ages and spaces agents, audiences, means, aims and agendas behind this complex process have varied considerably. The interpretations put forward by historians of science, technology and medicine have also changed considerably. Historians have been compelled recently to move away from former historiographical categories opposing creative producers to passive recipients and consumers, and contrasting the production of knowledge with its transmission. The vertical model of diffusion has been superseded by a horizontal conception of circulation and appropriation of science, technology and medicine, which gives voice to various actors and to their different, often contradictory, agendas. Within this framework, practices of science, technology and medicine appear as involving in an essential way forms of communication, to such an extent that the distinction between the making and the communicating of science, technology and medicine is ultimately blurred.

The 6th ESHS aims at stimulating historical and historiographical studies and debates on the communication of science, technology and medicine along the following sub-thematic clusters.

1)  Human and non-human agents: experts, amateurs, and institutions;

2)  Networks of circulation and communication of knowledge;

3)  Means of communication: correspondence, papers, books, textbooks, popularization outlets, newspapers, radio, theatre, films, cartoons and internet;

4)  Spaces and modes of communication: conferences, classrooms, public demonstrations, exhibitions, instruments, collections and museums;

5)  Audiences: lay and specialized audiences, consumers;

6)  Rhetorical devices;

7)  Communication in the European Periphery;

8)  Communication in a globalized world: challenges and constraints; ideology of communication, hegemonic values and commercialized science, technology and medicine



Deadlines  NEW

Symposia Submission (theme and rationale of symposium and abstract of papers) – 10 Jan 2014

Decision regarding accepted symposia – 10 February 2014

Abstract Submission for stand-alone papers)– 10 March 2014

Decision regarding accepted papers – 10 April 2014



Abstracts, presentations and proceedings should be in English, preferably.






ESHS member


Non ESHS member


Non  ESHS member who joins ESHS (*)




Early registration fee


Euro 150


Euro 170


Euro 180


30 April 2014


Standard registration fee


Euro 200


Euro 240


Euro 250


30 June 2014


Late and onsite registration fee


Euro 220


Euro 260


Euro 270


After 1 July 2014


(*) Non ESHS members who want to join ESHS benefit from a special offer of one year membership including the online ESHS journal, CENTAURUS.



Website address  http://www.eshs.org/ and http://eshs2014.ciuhct.com/




For any other information please contact the local secretariat Fátima de Haan (occoe@occoe.pt)


Looking forward to seeing you in Lisbon


On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee

Ana Simões

Maria Paula Diogo

Anamesa: Call for Submissions, deadline 10/7



Anamesa, Fall 2013


Anamesa is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal of graduate student writing and art based at New York University. Tracing its conceptual origin to Platonic philosophy, Anamesa stands for the “in between,” and sets as its purpose to blur boundaries, re-imagine links, and explore the interstices of academia. Anamesa considers material from a variety of subject matters and selects creative, timely, and intelligent works that reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the global graduate community.


Current and recent graduate students across all disciplines are encouraged to send in their work by Monday, October 7. Submissions may include but are not limited to visual art, academic essays, creative nonfiction, reportage, interviews, reviews, short stories, and poetry. In particular, and in keeping with our theme for Fall 2013, we encourage submissions that provoke thought or discussion about the following topic (off-topic submissions are also very welcome):





Presence is the unique property that applies to both time and space. In relation to past and future, the present is now. In relation to absence, the present is here. Presence stands at the origin of the two fundamental coordinates of our experience, at the center of our phenomenological sphere, and at the source of our very notion of being. However, (re)presentation affirms not only its repeated presence, as is etymologically implied, but also its presence as something different. What are the consequences when anything that is present becomes re-presented? What relationship does the representation hold to what was present before, or to what will be present after? To what is present here, there, or is—perhaps—entirely absent? In what sense does the representation speak to what the thing is and, at the same time/space, to what it is not?


Potential topics for submission include: visual arts, film, painting, photography, personal identity, memory, self-consciousness, technology, visual arts, social media, virtual reality, trans-humanism, social spectacle, architecture, post-modernism, post-structural theory, deconstruction, ecology, urban design, language, translations, temporality, spatiality, trauma, gender, sexuality, identity politics, authorship, and communication.     




Written submissions should be 6,000 words or fewer. For art and nonfiction works, please include a 100-200 word abstract. Academic papers must adhere to the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition. All submissions are blind-reviewed, so no author-identifying information should be present in the text of the written work. Author’s contact information should be included in the cover sheet as detailed below.


Visual art submissions must be in digital format, with a minimum resolution of 300 DPI and minimum size of 5 x 7 inches.


The submission deadline is Monday, October 7.


Send submissions and inquiries to anamesa.journal@gmail.com. Please include a cover page with your name, departmental affiliation, expected degree and date, telephone number, and email address (this can be in the body of your email). We accept simultaneous and multiple submissions, but we ask that each submission be submitted individually (with an exception for multiple poems, which can be submitted together). For art and poetry, please submit no more 5 individual pieces per author. All submissions should be emailed with the subject line listing the relevant genre (e.g., “nonfiction,” “fiction,” “poetry,” or “art”).


For further information about Anamesa, detailed submission guidelines, and to view previous issues, visit http://anamesajournal.wordpress.com. Printed copies of Anamesa are available at the office for the John W. Draper Interdisciplinary Master’s Program in Humanities and Social Thought at 14 University Place.

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