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Due Jan 21 | CfP – Haunted History in France and America: When the Ghosts of Slavery Resurface

The 2018 French PhD Program’s Annual Conference at the Graduate Center, City University of New York
March 23, 2018


Call for papers:

Haunted History in France and America: When the Ghosts of Slavery Resurface

         As seen in Charleston, South Carolina and more recently in Charlottesville, Virginia, monuments that celebrate slave-owning heritage such as confederate flags and memorials honoring anti-abolitionists have become contentious subjects, leading to outrage and violence. For some, these controversial symbols represent racial oppression; for others, their heritage, turning historic landscapes into a stage for the ongoing conversation about race and inequality in America.  Unlike France, the United States has yet to officially acknowledge slavery as a crime against humanity or to erect slave memorials that pay homage to the victims.   (more…)

Due Jan 15 | CFP for ESA Conference ’18 – Breaking Through: Textures & Aesthetics of Rupture

Breaking Through: Textures & Aesthetics of Rupture
English Student Association Conference
The Graduate Center, CUNY
March 23rd, 2018
breakingthrough.commons.gc.cuny.edu // esa2018@gmail.com

CFP for ESA Conference 2018 – Breaking Through (printable)

Call For Proposals:

“The degree is in disruption,” announces the homepage of the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation, home of self-proclaimed “creative philanthropreneur[s],” “eclectic innovator[s]”, and “fierce future CEO[s].”  As Jill Lepore points out in her critique of the recent trend of disruption as a business model, “everyone is either disrupting or being disrupted. There are disruption consultants, disruption conferences, and disruption seminars.” It is to this ubiquity and institutional co-option of disruption as a term and a notion that this conference aims to attend. Why are we so obsessed with “breaking through”? (more…)

Deadline Jan 14 | CPF – 2018 Rutgers University, 40th Annual Susman Graduate Student History Conference

The History Department’s 40th Annual Susman Graduate Student Conference

Narratives of Resistance: Challenges, Practices, and Possibilities

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Thursday and Friday, March 29 and 30, 2018

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Shannen Williams, Assistant Professor of History at the University of
Tennessee Knoxville*

Opening Address: Dr. Camilla Townsend, Professor of History at Rutgers University**

The graduate students from the Department of History at Rutgers University are pleased to invite
their peers in the humanities and social sciences to submit papers for the 40th annual Susman
Conference, “Narratives of Resistance.” (more…)

Due Sept 17 | CfP: Shifting Paradigms? Current Perspectives on Doing American Studies

The organizers of the 2017 Postgraduate Forum (PGF) of the German Association for American Studies (DGfA/GAAS) are delighted to announce the annual call for papers for this year’s conference to be held at the Department of English and American Studies, HumboldtUniversität zu Berlin, from November 9-11, 2017.

The Postgraduate Forum (PGF) of the German Association for American Studies (DGfA/GAAS) is a platform for early researchers to present their current research and engage in critical conversation across disciplines. We encourage papers in the broader field of American Studies including, among other disciplines, literature, cultural studies, history, politics, sociology, and economics. The format of the PGF will be open to works in progress from applicants’ current post-graduate, doctoral, or postdoctoral projects. In addition to the regular conference panels, we will have a roundtable discussion with various chairs of American Studies from Berlin and an informational session on publishing in Germany and the United States.  (more…)

Due Sep 15 | Call for Papers and Digital Projects — Rutgers Art Review

Rutgers Art Review, a journal of graduate research in art history, hereby invites all current graduate students, as well as professionals who have completed their doctoral degree within the past year, to submit papers for its 35th edition.

Papers may address the full range of topics and historical periods within the history of art and architecture, visual and material culture, art theory and criticism, aesthetics, film, and photography. Interdisciplinary studies concerning art and architecture written by students in other fields are also welcome. To be considered for publication, submissions must present original contributions to existing scholarship and conform to our submission guidelines. We encourage authors to ask a faculty member to review their paper before submission. (more…)

Due Sep 15 | CPF – 16th Annual CUNY IT Conference

CUNY’s 16th Annual IT Conference
Thursday and Friday, November 30 and December 1
@ John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Instructional/Information Technology in CUNY: Opening Access

The escalating costs of higher education—both tuition and the collateral expenses of textbooks and course materials—have widespread effects. With the announcement of the Excelsior Scholarship and new funding to develop Open Educational Resources, CUNY is poised to ease financial barriers to college for even more students than we already serve. And yet “access” to higher education is a complex issue that extends far beyond the mere costs of attendance to adequately meeting student needs. “Access” includes ADA compliance, access to course materials and devices used for digital materials, Internet access, access to campus spaces and services, access to faculty and community, and more. CUNY’s 16th Annual IT Conference will examine the complex and evolving relationship between technology and manifold issues of access to higher education. (more…)

Extended deadline: Aug 31 | CPF – Peripheral Matters Graduate Conference


An Interdisciplinary Conference

October 27, 2017


Department of Comparative Literature

The Graduate Center, CUNY

New York, NY


While often conceived of as a mere edge, a periphery is, etymologically, a space that encircles and contains. Historically, this constitutive ambiguity has led to an impoverished notion of periphery in which what occurs on the edge has often been considered only secondarily. Such a subordination is the result of a centrifugal movement from a purportedly dominant center towards an allegedly chaotic outskirt, a periphery that becomes merely the receptacle of outcast entities: whether individuals, social groups, or cultural narratives at large. (more…)

April 12-15 | 49th NEMLA Annual Convention

April 12-15, 2018 Pittsburgh, PA
“Global Spaces, Local Landscapes and Imagined Worlds”

Local Host Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Hotel:Omni William Penn
Propose sessions here by April 29, 2017
Submit abstacts here by September 30, 2017

Registration will open here in October 2017
Schedule will be available to search and download before the convention

The 49th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association will meet April 12 to 15, 2018, and will feature approximately 400 sessions, as well as dynamic speakers and cultural events. Every year, this event affords NeMLA’s principal opportunity to carry on a tradition of lively research and pedagogical exchange in language and literature.

The theme of this year’s convention is “Global Spaces, Local Landscapes and Imagined Worlds.” We seek to examine the concept of spaces: their appropriation and occupation, the demarcation of borders, processes of inclusivity and exclusivity, as well as reproductive processes related to the creation of worlds—real, fantastic, and imagined. Pittsburgh, a city whose recent cultural explosion attracts visitors from around the United States and the world, provides the ideal backdrop for such thoughtprovoking topics.

This year’s NeMLA convention will take place at the Omni William Penn. Opened in 1916, this historic Pittsburgh landmark provides luxurious accommodations in the very heart of the city.

For more details, see www.nemla.org


May 8 | CUNY Institute for Health Equity Annual Conference

More details here: CUNY Institute for Health Equity Conference-Call for Posters


Deadline April 14 | CFP: Activism and the Intersectional Internet

Activism and the Intersectional Internet: Power and Resistance

A half-day symposium hosted by the GC Digital Fellows

May 17, 2017, The Martin E. Segal Theatre, The Graduate Center, CUNY


Deadline for submissions: Friday, April 14th, 2017

The GC Digital Fellows invite submissions for inclusion in a half-day symposium on digital activism that brings together designers, software developers, community organizers and scholars to discuss the possibilities and limitations of digital activism — past and present — and its relationship to offline grassroots efforts. From social media networks to e-mail to websites, the Internet and digital technologies are deployed both as a tool to organize and amplify activists’ resistance efforts, as well as a site of state and corporate control and surveillance.


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