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Due Aug 15 | 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. Continue reading Due Aug 15 | CPF – Peripheral Matters Graduate Conference

Due May 12 | CFP: Session at UAAC (Banff, 12-15 Oct 17)

CFP: “A Duet with the Camera: Dance and the Still and Moving Image”

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Alberta, October 12 – 15, 2017

Deadline: May 12, 2017

Universities Art Association of Canada
Session 33

I feel strongly that film is related more closely to dance than to any other form because, like dance, it is conveyed in time. –Maya Deren

Filming and photographing moving bodies has altered how dance is choreographed, rehearsed, and staged for the camera. Critical debates surrounding the relation between dance and film have tended to revolve around notions of presence and liveness, and on the camera’s capacity to capture and express the ephemeral and visceral experience of live dance. This panel aims to investigate the ways in which artists, dancers, and filmmakers invite us to re-conceptualize the camera not as a recording device but as a stage which permits new articulations of the relationships between bodies in motion and technologies of representation through the use of various filmic and editing techniques. We are interested in proposals that examine collaborations between dancers, photographers and filmmakers, from early experiments during the silent film era and the collaborative initiatives of the historical avant-garde to the experimental film works of the Judson Dance Theatre, contemporary music videos and dance films. We also welcome papers that examine the theoretical underpinnings of dancing with the camera and the role of the spectator’s body in filmic performances.  Continue reading Due May 12 | CFP: Session at UAAC (Banff, 12-15 Oct 17)

The Advocate, Call for Contributions

Never Submit, Contribute!

The Advocate is currently soliciting articles and essays from the student body for its forthcoming issue. The Advocate serves as the newspaper for the Graduate Center community. We publish six issues a year and reach thousands of readers both within and beyond the GC community.

We accept contributions in the form of articles, reviews, illustrations, and photos from freelance writers, artists, and photographers who are CUNY students, faculty, and staff.  Continue reading The Advocate, Call for Contributions

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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Due Mar 22 | CFP – Shift: Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture (Issue 10)

Shift, Issue 10, Call for Papers

Submission deadline: March 22, 2017

Shift: Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture welcomes academic papers, exhibition and book reviews, translations of important texts into English, as well as other texts—of traditional or experimental format— addressing issues relevant to our visual and material world from current graduate students. Continue reading Due Mar 22 | CFP – Shift: Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture (Issue 10)

Due Feb 15 | CFP – The Bruce Kirle Memorial Debut Panel in Music Theatre/Dance

Call for Papers
Deadline Extended to February 15

ATHE’s Music Theatre/Dance Focus Group:
The Bruce Kirle Memorial Debut Panel in Music Theatre/Dance

The Music Theatre/Dance (MT/D) Focus Group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education

(ATHE) announces its call for papers for the Bruce Kirle Memorial Debut Panel in Music Theatre/Dance at the 2017 ATHE conference in Las Vegas, Nevada from August 3-6, 2017.

This annual panel is held in memory of Professor Bruce Kirle, scholar of musical theatre and longtime member of the Music Theatre/Dance Focus Group. Dr. Jessica Sternfeld, Associate Professor of Musicology at Chapman University and author of The Megamusical, will serve as this year’s respondent.

Paper submissions may concern any area within the purview of the Music Theatre/Dance Focus Group, which encompasses opera, operetta, musical theatre, dance theatre, performance art with music or dance elements, and pedagogy of music theatre and dance. Paper submissions may also address intersections of ability, class, race, gender, nationality, and sexuality in global musical theatre/dance broadly construed.

Submissions are open to graduate students and scholars who have not yet presented at a national conference, as well as established scholars who have not previously presented or published in the areas of music theatre or dance. Scholars must not be scheduled to present on music theatre or dance topics at any other national conference prior to the submission date, and papers may not be cross-submitted to another ATHE panel for the 2017 conference. Scholars may, however, present or serve on other panels at this conference.

For consideration, please e-mail your paper, 10 to 12 pages in length, as a Microsoft Word attachment to by February 15, 2017. Please include a cover page with your name, paper title, institutional affiliation, and contact information, but remove your name from the body of the essay.

Three papers will be selected by a blind peer-review committee for inclusion on this competitive panel. The selected authors will be expected to attend the conference in Las Vegas and to present their papers there. They will receive a copy of Bruce Kirle’s “Unfinished Show Business” generously donated by his family, a yearlong subscription to “Studies in Musical Theatre” (Intellect Books), and their essays will be prepared for publication in that journal.

Please direct any and all questions to

For more information on the ATHE 2017 conference, visit[].

Due Feb 24 | CPF – Fourth Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Theory Workshop: Methods?

Methods?: A Workshop on Methodology, Field Research, and Theory”

Fourth Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Theory Workshop: Methods?

April 6, 2017, The Graduate Center

Room 5414, All Day

Hosted by SPTSA: Social and Political Theory Graduate Student Association

About the Workshop/Mini Conference

The Fourth Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Workshop/Mini Conference on Theory, sponsored by the Social and Political Theory Student Association (SPTSA), will bring together GC students from different disciplines and perspectives to explore what it means to “do” theory. Its objectives are threefold. First, we seek to provide an opportunity for students to practice presenting and receiving feedback on works in progress in a supportively critical environment. Second, we hope to generate unexpected connections between people, concepts, orientations, and modes of theorizing. Third, we seek to build community across disciplines for GC students doing theoretical work. The workshop thus serves as a space in which we can practice taking apart the boundaries that constrain and discipline different theoretical endeavors.

Submissions and Panels

Submissions of a 300-word abstract for in-progress papers, presentations, or performances are due by February 24, 2017; notifications should be sent out in late February. Please use the Submission Form[] to send in your abstracts.

Each panel will have a graduate student discussant. We request that all participants read the projects of their co-panelists in order to facilitate discussion.


In academia today, interdisciplinarity is necessary and valuable to understand social and political phenomena. Many scholars in the social sciences and humanities engage in inspiring research that transcends the confines of their own fields by integrating the research tools traditionally used by other disciplines. The downside of this trend is that there is no “interdisciplinary how-to guide,” rendering trial-and-error the only option for younger researchers. The task becomes even more challenging for students whose research is not only interdisciplinary, but also intends to combine theoretical/textual analysis with different forms of field work in their area. Traditionally offered “methods” courses do not necessarily serve their interests as theory/textual analysis and field research are usually considered mutually exclusive. In our quest for productive hybridity we ask the following questions in SPTSA’s Fourth Annual Workshop/Mini Conference: Methods?: How do we do research when we don’t speak the language of numbers, variables, and causalities? What is a methodology? What is the deed that breeds, supports, tweaks, or refutes theory? How do we combine field research and theory?

View the whole call for papers here:[]

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Due Feb 15 | Submissions for Sequitur – BU Graduate Student Art History Journal

The editors of SEQUITUR, a graduate journal published by the Department of History of Art & Architecture at Boston University, invite current graduate students in art history, architecture, fine arts, and related fields to submit content for our Spring 2017 issue titled Oops!

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