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Due Feb 2 | Applications for Theater Works! Performance/Playwriting Workshop on Caregiving at CUNY

Call for Participants: Theater Works! Performance/Playwriting Workshop
on Caregiving at CUNY

Application Deadline: Friday, February 2, 2018, 11:59pm.

The Center for the Humanities and Labor of Care Archive at the Graduate Center, CUNY in collaboration with the Working Theater and PSC-CUNY, is pleased to announce a free 12-week playwriting and performance workshop, TheaterWorks! on Caregiving at CUNY.

Eligibility: The workshop is open to CUNY faculty and staff who are PSC-CUNY or DC37 members involved with the care of an elderly, ill, or disabled family member and who are looking to write about the care relationship, the labor involved, and/or its impact on their life and work.

About TheaterWorks!: TheaterWorks! workshops teach performance and writing skills to working people. Participants write and perform their own short plays based on their work and caregiving experiences, and perform them before an invited audience. The workshop will begin with theater exercises aimed at uncovering the dramatic potential of everyday stories. As the workshop progresses we will experience the power of performance to change our lives. In a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere, TheaterWorks! participants will write their own short plays. The workshop will end with a performance of participants’ work in which you will perform your work alongside professional actors and with the guidance of professional directors. All levels of writers are welcome.  Continue reading Due Feb 2 | Applications for Theater Works! Performance/Playwriting Workshop on Caregiving at CUNY

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

https://gc2018conference.wordpress.com[gc2018conference.wordpress.com]

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

Due Jan 15 | Call for Papers for Super/Natural: Excess, Ecologies, and Art in the Americas

Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
The Graduate Center, City University of New York
April 19–20, 2018
Deadline: January 15, 2018

Super/Natural: Excess, Ecologies, and Art in the Americas
The Third Annual Symposium of Latin American Art at the GC and the IFA: Presented by the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art and the Rewald Endowment

CALL FOR PAPERS
The Institute of Fine Arts, the Graduate Center, CUNY, and the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art are pleased to announce the Third Annual Symposium for Latin American Art. “Super/Natural: Excess, Ecologies, and Art in the Americas” will be held in New York on April 19–20, 2018. The symposium will include keynote lectures by Daniela Bleichmar and Eduardo Kac. Continue reading Due Jan 15 | Call for Papers for Super/Natural: Excess, Ecologies, and Art in the Americas

Deadline extended to Feb 1 | CfP – DTSA conference, “Objects of Study: Methods and Materiality in Theatre and Performance Studies”

Objects of Study: Methods and Materiality in Theatre and Performance Studies

May 10, 2018

The Graduate Center, CUNY

The multiple potential meanings of “object” within theatre and performance studies point to questions about the relationship between knowledge and materiality. With this conference, we issue a challenge to the common understanding of scholarly work as focused on an “object of study.” We seek to destabilize the terms “object” and “study” to explore how the ways in which we conceive of objects and materiality might influence the framework of our discipline. Are we, as scholars, engaging in acts of objectification? How do the objects also act upon us?

We invite participants to reflect on the assumptions, connections, slippages, tensions, and politics implicit in both senses of the “object”–as thing and as focus of study—and to consider the implications of new materialist, post-human, and object-oriented thought within and on the field of theatre and performance studies itself. Does our relationship to performance change when the nonhuman performs? How might it lead us to productively re-think our field and reflexively transform our study practice? What methods and ideas might help us to complicate and explore the relationship between objects and knowledge in theatre and performance studies? If the conception of the object shifts, what can be known? Continue reading Deadline extended to Feb 1 | CfP – DTSA conference, “Objects of Study: Methods and Materiality in Theatre and Performance Studies”

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

Due Dec 15 | Cpf – Documentary/Philosophy International Conference

Call for Papers
DOCUSOPHIA: Documentary/Philosophy International Conference
May 22-24, 2018
Conference Venue:
The Steve Tisch School of Film and Television, Tel Aviv University
The Tel Aviv Cinematheque
Organizing Committee: Dr. Shai Biderman, Dr. Shmulik Duvdevani and Dr. Ohad Landesman (Tel Aviv University, The Steve Tisch School of Film and Television)
Executive Producer: Tal Avidan

There is a century-old tradition of defining documentary in philosophical terms. Yet, this tradition seems to miss the most intelligible (yet, conspicuously evasive) aspect of documentary praxis: its conceptual entanglement with philosophy itself. This entanglement is oddly mirrored in Carl Plantinga’s characterization of the documentary as an “asserted veridical representation,” or in John Grierson’s famous depiction of documentary as “a creative treatment of actuality.” Such characterizations install the most adamants relations film has with the highly charged philosophical concepts of truth, reality and the real. These relations are at the heart of the documentary practice, and are essential to any working definition of documentary cinema. Continue reading Due Dec 15 | Cpf – Documentary/Philosophy International Conference

Nov 27 | Call For Papers: The Aggressive Image, Yale Film & Media Graduate Conference

The Aggressive Image: 11th Annual Film and Media Studies Graduate Student Conference at Yale University, February 17-18, 2018

Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street, New Haven, CT

Keynote Speaker: Rahul Mukherjee, Dick Wolf Assistant Professor of Television and New Media Studies; Assistant Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania

Special Screening: Akira (Ōtomo Katsuhiro, 1988, 35mm)

Conference Website: https://2018yalefmsconfere.wixsite.com/theaggressiveimage[2018yalefmsconfere.wixsite.com]

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Deadline Sep 15 | Call for Participants: The CUNY Public History Collective Second Annual Conference

The Public History Collective (PHC), an interdisciplinary group based in the History Program at the Graduate Center, CUNY, will hold its second annual conference on Friday, November 17, 2017.

The PHC invites proposals of 500 words or less that engage with this year’s theme: “It’s Not What You Think: Challenging Assumptions Through Public History.” Continue reading Deadline Sep 15 | Call for Participants: The CUNY Public History Collective Second Annual Conference

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

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

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
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. Continue reading Due Sep 15 | CPF – 16th Annual CUNY IT Conference