Shakespeare’s plays and the critical conversations around them are deeply concerned with questions of culture. Many of the plays are set in cultures different than Shakespeare’s own early modern England, from Denmark to Italy to Ancient Rome, often using those cultures to examine his own. Productions of his plays have been set in a dizzying array of cultures, in order make comments on yet other cultures. The culture of Imperial Britain made use of Shakespeare in order to dominate (and often consume) the cultures which they colonized.
MMLA 2018: November 15-18 in Kansas City
Special Session Title: Consuming Masculinities
Race at the Juncture
A Colloquium hosted by the School of English and Drama, Queen Mary University of London
11 June 2018
Keynote Speaker: Ania Loomba, Catherine Bryson Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania, author of Shakespeare, Race, and Colonialism (2002), Colonialism/Postcolonialism (1998), and Gender, Race, Renaissance Drama (1992)
The language of race remains at the centre of many of the most pressing political and social issues of the day, as a selection of recent headlines from the UK, USA, India, and South Africa attest:
Birkbeck, University of London
1 September 2018
Above all, we need to understand utopia as a method rather than a goal … always suspended between the present and the future, always under revision, at the meeting point of the darkness of the lived moment and the flickering light of a better world, for the moment accessible only through an act of imagination.
- Ruth Levitas, Utopia as Method (2013)
Another world is possible.
- The activists of the World Social Forum
CALL FOR PAPERS 2018
ENGLISH NINETEENTH-CENTURY LITERATURE SESSION
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
Conference Dates: October 4-6, 2018
Inhabiting immersive territories: neuroscientific and ecological perspectives on literature, videogames and the arts in the Anthropocene
Institut du monde Anglophone
Sorbonne Nouvelle University
5, rue de l’École de médecine 75006 Paris
June 22-23, 2018
Over the last twenty years, a new form of career counselling practice has emerged, one that Mark Savickas (Career Counselling, 2011) refers to as career construction theory. Where earlier forms of vocational guidance utilised aptitude tests, statistical profiling and other forms of quantitative analysis, career construction takes a far more qualitative approach to employment counselling. By encouraging clients to see their careers as stories of which they are both the metaphorical authors and the main protagonists, career construction counsellors enable them to envisage the next chapter in those stories.
This proposed panel for the Modernist Studies Association’s 2018 conference in Columbus, Ohio, November 8-11, seeks to expand on recent work in modernism and religion—from Pericles Lewis, Justin Neuman, and Matthew Mutter, among others—by exploring how modernist writers responded to, incorporated, or shaped religious visual culture, defined broadly. If modernist literary production was much more concerned with questions of religion than past scholarship has allowed, what role did religious visual culture play in shaping that engagement? Did modernist writers adapt or incorporate the religious visual culture of the early twentieth century? Did they shape it or produce new examples of it themselves?
Call for Papers: TaPRA 2018 Bodies and Performance Working Group
Bodies and Performance: (Non)human Worlds and Worldings
How do worlds perform upon bodies and how do bodies perform worlds?
CFP: Substance Use and Abuse in the Long Nineteenth Century
13th – 14th September 2018
Edge Hill University
Professor Susan Zieger, University of California Riverside
Dr Noelle Plack, Newman University
Dr Douglas Small, University of Glasgow
‘The body (follow me closely here) lies at the mercy of the most omnipotent of all potentates—the Chemist.’
Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White (1859)
SAMLA CFP for panel "Popular Sound and Literature: Music, Literature, Activism, and Ally Ship."
Conference is November 2-4 2018 in Birmingham, AL.
Historians have long recognized the central relationship between property ownership and political participation in Britain. As many have acknowledged, throughout the nineteenth century, men’s ability to vote was based on fulfilling a property qualification; even women’s enfranchisement in 1918 still carried property requirements.
In today's culture, it's almost impossible to avoid monsters. Straight from mythology and legend, these fantastic creatures traipse across our television screens and the pages of our books. Over centuries and across cultures, the inhuman have represented numerous cultural fears and, in more recent times, desires. This panel will explore the literal monsters--whether they be mythological, extraterrestrial, or man-made--that populate fiction and film, delving into the cultural, psychological and/or theoretical implications. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract, a brief bio, and any A/V needs by May 20, 2018 to Crystal O’Leary-Davidson at Middle Georgia State University firstname.lastname@example.org .
REPLACEMENT AND REPLACEABILITY IN CONTEMPORARY CULTURE
VIII Graduate Conference in Culture Studies
6–7 December 2018 | Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Lisbon
Call for Papers
We call for papers for the 8th Graduate Conference in Culture Studies. This edition will be on the theme of “Replacement and Replaceability in Contemporary Culture” and takes place in Lisbon on the 6th and 7th of December 2018. The conference is organized by The Lisbon Consortium in conjunction with the Research Centre for Communication and Culture at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa.
The Gothic is a "negative aesthetic" (Botting 2014, 1). It influences a plethora of cultural phenomena from literature and other media to fashion and music. It is also an ever-shifting framework of creative expressions and critical approaches, which has a tendency to reinvent itself and adapt to new cultural circumstances. The Gothic troubles the familiar, replaces complacency with dis-ease, offering rich opportunities for new explorations and expressions of seeming fixities, interpretations of history, certainties of gendered identity.
October 5-6, 2018
Conference organized by
BATUMI SHOTA RUSTAVELI STATE UNIVERSITY
BATUMI ART TEACHING STATE UNIVERSITY
CALL FOR PAPERS
CSL Postgraduate Conference- 2018
Post-truth-An Interdisciplinary Exploration
Further to our earlier posting, we would like to announce the final schedule for our one-day conference relating to the topic of "post-truth".
DEADLINE EXTENSION: April 23, 2018
"Murder, She Tweeted: Crime Narratives and the Digital Age"
August 23-24, 2018
University of Tampere, Finland
Keynote speakers: Andrew Pepper (Queen's University Belfast) & Fiona Peters (Bath Spa University)
Call for Papers
The D.H. Lawrence Society of North American solicits proposals for a panel on "Lawrence and the Art of Antagonism" at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference in Birmingham, Alabama on November 2-4, 2018. Please send a 200-word abstracts, a brief biographical statement (including academic affiliation and contact information) by May 15 to: Adam Parkes, University of Georgia, at email@example.com.
The purpose of this supplemental text is to reinforce the concepts that are taught in developmental reading, developmental writing, and freshman orientation courses so that students may continue to address and improve those skills while mastering the material taught in their college-level writing courses. This text especially works well in co-requisite writing models where students are transitioning between both developmental and college-level writing courses in the same term.
The following is a prospective peer-reviewed cluster on Modernism/modernity Print Plus platform
Editors: Caroline Z. Krzakowski, Northern Michigan University and Megan Faragher, Wright State University-Lake Campus
Given their contribution to the historical development of the coastal south and the Americas in general, pirates are relatively absent in the present southern literary canon and its criticisms. As the Companion to Southern Literature mentions with some surprise, “southern writers…seem not to have cared much about pirates…[particularly] given the fact that some of the most notorious pirates worked the coastal regions of the Southeast.” And yet, nineteenth-century fiction about the American South was flooded with pirates.
Photography, Migration and Cultural Encounters in America
Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dun Laoghaire
June 20th – 22nd 2018
CFP Deadline: 29th March 2018
Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Tina Campt (Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Africana and Women’s Studies, Barnard College)
Carol Williams (University of Lethbridge, Alberta)
2018 MPCA/ACA Conference: Animation and Anime
Call for Papers. The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association seeks proposals for papers and panels both on Western animation and on anime for its 2018 Conference, to be held Thursday-Sunday, 4-7 October 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN. As animation and anime cover all kinds of storytelling, topics may include but are not limited to the following suggestions:
Call for Papers
Czech and Slovak Journal of Humanities
vol. 9, no. 1 (Spring 2019)
“Stars and Star Systems”
in Film, Television, Theater and Radio
Race and Poetry and Poetics in the UK:
Legacies of Colonialism
27-28 October 2018
University of Cambridge
Against the contemporary reality of Brexit and an openly racist and sexist US president, alongside draconian detention and deportation policies, anti-black and anti-Muslim violence in the UK and US, and the ongoing neglect of indigenous people’s dispossession, it is time to stop doing poetry and poetry studies as usual.
Retrenching/Entrenching Youth: Mobility and Stasis in Youth Culture Representations on Screen
University of Liverpool
4th - 5th June 2018
Professor Pamela Robertson Wojcik, University of Notre Dame
Dr. Timothy Shary, Southern New Hampshire University
Professor Karen Lury, University of Glasgow
DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS
Please submit absrtacts by Saturday, March 31st.
Theorising the Popular Conference 2018
Liverpool Hope University, July 11th-12th 2018