Concourse: 01/05/17


Thursday, January 5, 2017

International Conference
Gendering the Urban Imaginary: Fantasy, Affect, Transgression

12-13 May 2017

Keynote speaker: John McLeod
University of Leeds, UK

University of Debrecen, Institute of English and American Studies


Ágnes Györke, Senior Lecturer, Department of British Studies
Imola Bülgözdi, Senior Lecturer, North American Department                 

Call for Papers

The Gender, Translocality and the City Research Group at the University of Debrecen is pleased to announce its second annual conference, which is going to explore the role of gender, fantasy, and emotion in the production of urban space. Papers focusing on urban fantasy in twentieth- and twenty-first-century anglophone literary, visual and cultural studies are invited for presentation, and we also encourage submissions relying on psychogeographical approaches to explore the (post)modern imaginary of city life. Papers investigating the modern(ist) city, postmodern labyrinths, art and the aestheticization of urban space, the playable city, uncanny metropolises, paranormal urban worlds, suburban and subterranean space, spectral cities and fantasy scapes, for instance, are welcome. Presentations addressing "the mutually defining relation between bodies and cities" (Elizabeth Grosz) will be considered as well, especially if focusing on the "atmosphere" (Teresa Brennan) or "sense of place" (Jon Anderson) as the articulation of affective traces which define subjectivities in relation to specific environments. We also encourage submissions on topics such as transgressions, fear, and the city; metamorphoses, enjoyment, and urban space; emapthy and the city; and so on.Theoretical contributions investigating the intersections between affect theory and city studies, including, but not limited to, the works of Sarah Ahmed, Elspeth Probyn, Carolyn Pedwell, for instance, and Michel De Certeau, Elizabeth Wilson, Elizabeth Grosz, etc., are also within our scope of interest.

We particularly welcome submissions exploring gendered readings of the following themes:

The imaginary of everyday life
• Fantasies of corporeality
• Street art and the aestheticization of urban space
• The city and empathy
• The femme fatale and the urban imaginary
• The ideal city and fantastic dystopias
• Metamorphoses, enjoyment, and the city
• Compassion, forgiveness, and the city
• Nightmare and the city
• Shame, shaming, and the city
• Fear, vulnerability, and the city
• Transgression, terror, and urban space
• Embodied placemaking and fantasy
• Virtual geographies: embodiment and affect in cyberspace
• Urban identities, rootedness and the "sense of place"

Please send 300-400-word abstracts to before 6 February 2017.

Advanced MA and PhD students are warmly encouraged to submit abstracts to present papers in regular sessions, and the conference also aims to provide an opportunity for them to discuss their research projects related to the theme of the call (dissertation proposals, chapters, articles, etc.). Graduate students are invited to organise 60-minute or 90-minute roundtable discussions and workshops with 3-4 participants. Please submit a 400-word proposal about the issues to be discussed, including the format you would prefer, and a 300-word summary of the role of each student in your group (for instance, moderator, respondent, etc.).

Deadline: 6 February 2017.

Notification of acceptance: 15 February 2017.

Selected papers will be published in a thematic issue of the Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies, a peer-reviewed journal listed by the MLA and available on ProQuest and JSTOR.

Registration fee : 30 EUR (normal); 20 EUR (students)

Partial registration fee waivers are available to participants from low and middle income countries, please apply before 28 February 2017.

Contact Info: 
Gender, Translocality and the City Research Group

University of Debrecen, Institute of English and American Studies

Ágnes Györke, Senior Lecturer, Department of British Studies
Imola Bülgözdi, Senior Lecturer, North American Department
International Conference on 
Arts, Social Sciences, History & Interdisciplinary Studies

Call for Papers/leaflet

New Full Paper/Poster/Abstract Submissions Deadline: Jan. 15, 2017

The idea of International Conference on Arts, Social Sciences, History and Interdisciplinary Studies (ASSHIS-2017) scheduled on April 20-21, 2017 at Kyoto (Japan) is for the researchers, scientists, scholars, engineers and parctitioners from all around the world to present and share ongoing research activities. This conference provides opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas and application experiences face to face, to establish business or research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration.

ASSHIS-2017 is sponsored by Dignified Researchers Publication (DiRPUB).

All full paper submissions will be peer reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research content/depth, correctness, relevance to conference, contributions, and readability. One Best Presentation Award from each session will also be distributed at the time of the conference
All accepted papers of ASSHIS-2017 will be published in the printed conference proceedings with valid International ISBN number. Each Paper will be assigned unique Digital Object Identifier(DOI) from CROSSREF and the Proceedings of the Conference will be archived in DiRPUB's Digital Library. The Proceeding will be also submitted to SCOPUS/ISI Thomson for review. In addition the proceedings will be indexed at all major search engines.

Top Selected papers will be Published in the following Canadian Journal: 
Journal of Global Management Research ISSN 1488-4569  
Country of Publisher: Canada
English is the official language of the conference. We welcome paper submissions. Prospective authors are invited to submit full (and original research) papers (which is NOT submitted or published or under consideration anywhere in other conferences/journal) in electronic (DOC or PDF) format alongwith the contact information.

2. Electronic Submission System ( .doc/.docx/.pdf formats)
Prospective authors are kindly invited to submit full text papers including results, tables, figures and references. Full text papers (.docx, .doc, .pdf) will be accepted  by Electronic Submission System. Any question,  please contact:
Submit: Abstract / Full Paper / Posters Before: Jan. 15, 2017 (Early Bird)
(If you like to publish full paper then submit "full paper" only)

- Printed conference proceedings with ISSN/ISBN number will be provided at conference 
- The papers can be online in ISSN Journal / Each Paper will be assigned unique Digital Object Identifier(DOI) from CROSSREF-USA and Online DOI Indexed Proceedings (without any additional cost)
- Top Selected papers will be Published in the following Canadian Journal: Journal of Global Management Research ISSN 1488-4569  Link:  Country of Publisher: CANADA (without any additional cost)
- The paper can be published online in SCOPUS Indexed journals with additional charges. If interested then tell conference secretary at the time of Submission so that the review will be done accordingly. 

Please Email Abstract / Full Paper / Poster in .doc/.docx format:

- Anthropology
- Art History
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- English
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- Information science
- Interdisciplinary studies
- Islamic Studies
- Language
- Linguistics
- Literature
- Local Government
- Multidisciplinary Studies
- Museums and heritage
- Music
- Occupational Science
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- Politics
- Psychology
- Religious studies
- Social Sciences
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- Children and Youth
- Communications and Media
- Complex Systems
- Conflict resolution
- Creativity
- Culture
- Disaster Management
- Discourse
- Film studies
- Gender studies
- GLBT Studies
- Globalization
- Human Rights
- Identity
- Leadership
- Memory
- Poverty
- Public Policy
- Sexuality and eroticism
- Spirituality
- Sport science
- Sustainable development
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- Violence
- African Language
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- Asian Studies
- Built Environment
- Development Studies
- European Studies
- Health Disparity
- Human Geography
- Human Geography
- Income Disparity
- International Relations
- Labour Economics
- Liberal Arts education
- Literacy Perspectives
- Multiculturalism
- Psychology Of Violence
- Racial Equality
- Racial Issues

Important Dates
Round 1:
Early Conference Registration Fees on or Before Jan. 26, 2017
Deadline of the Full Paper/Abstract Submission - Jan. 15, 2017
Acceptance Notification  - Jan. 23, 2017
Deadline of the Registration - Jan. 26, 2017
Conference Dates - April 20-21, 2017

Contact Email:
For any inquiry about the submission and conference, please feel free to contact us at:
All submitted articles should report original, previously unpublished research results, experimental or theoretical. Articles submitted to the Conference should meet these criteria and must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts should follow the style of the Conference and are subject to both review and editing

Web address:
Sponsored by: DRHSS
Organized by: Professor Dr. Kazuaki Maeda, Department of Business Administration and Information Science, Chubu University, 1200 Matsumoto, Kasugai, Aichi, Japan