Call For Papers: First UCSB “Envisioning LGBTQIA+ Wellbeing” Conference

We are very proud and excited to be co-sponsors along with the ACGCC and Literature and the Environment for the first conference hosted at UCSB by, for, and about LGBTQIA+ graduate students. This year’s “Envisioning LGBTQIA+ Wellbeing Across Disciplines” Conference organized by the Queer and Trans Graduate Student Union (QTGSU) aims to create community on the UCSB campus, share radical scholarship, and envision a desirably queer future. The conference will be held November 16th, 2018 at the Loma Pelona Center.

Proposals are should be submited to before 11:59pm on Friday, October 12 (deadline has been extended from September 1st, 2018.)

Medieval Studies Mini-Conference

Please join us May 3, 2018 at 12:30-1:45pm in South Hall 2623 (Sankey Room) for a pre-mini-International Congress on Medieval Studies Conference! The UCSB Medieval Literatures Center will be previewing the work of University of California Santa Barbara medieval graduate students. Come hear our exciting new research before it goes on the road!

Christene D’Anca, Department of Comparative Literature, “Death and Its Aftermath in the Middle Ages”

Jessica Zisa, Department of English, “The Pseudo-Mulier in an Age of #Resistance”

Please contact Medieval Literatures Research Assistant Joyce King ( for more information.

UCSB’s 2018 Medieval Studies Conference

The UC Santa Barbara’s Medieval Studies Graduate Student Conference 2018 planning committee is excited to present “The Politics of Pleasure: Social Networking in the Middle Ages,” where scholars from diverse backgrounds will explore the varied and complex ways in which pleasure, leisure, competition, entertainment, friendly feelings, and play facilitated the very serious and often obnoxious business of politics – relaxing boundaries to allow for their renegotiation.

The Keynote this year will be presented by Professor Christine Chism from UCLA. Our very own Professor Sharon Farmer will be delivering the closing responses for the papers.

Please join us on May 5, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in the IHC McCune Conference Room. There will be refreshments throughout the day, lunch, and a wine and small plate reception at the end.

UCSB 2018 Medieval Studies Graduate Student Conference Planning Committee:

Christene d’Anca, Department of Comparative Literature

Joyce King, Department of English

Anna Rudolph, Department of History