It is a truth almost universally acknowledged that a city does not consist of buildings and inhabitants alone, but also of representations: of the stories that are told about it, in literature and art as well as in everyday life – or, as the architect Kevin Andrew Lynch has observed, that "Dickens helped to create the London we experience as surely as its actual builders did."
Diasporic Identities and Empire
The 2012 New York College English Association Conference will be held at Villa Maria College in Buffalo, NY, a small Catholic college that specializes in art and music programs. The conference will focus on the theme of "literature and the arts," exploring the multiple intersections, conflicts, and parallels between literature and other forms of visual and performing art.
Abstracts of 250 words are requested by July 31, 2012, on topics related to the conference theme of Literature and the Arts. Please send abstracts electronically to Matthew Giordano, Associate Professor of English, Villa Maria College, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Revolutionizing Early Modern Studies"?
The Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership in 2012
University of Oxford
17-18 September 2012
Deadline for proposals: 7 May 2012.
To mark a decade of the Text Creation Partnership (TCP)'s work at the Bodleian Libraries, producing searchable, full-text transcriptions of works in Early English Books Online (EEBO), we invite proposals for research papers and posters reflecting the various ways in which TCP texts are being used.
Is EEBO-TCP revolutionizing research and teaching in early modern studies? What features would be desirable but are not yet available? What improvements could be made in the decade to come?
Dolan Cummings, editor of Culture Wars, describes confessional culture as "an increasing blurring between public and private, and a concern to expose and reveal our "true selves"". Though the act of confession is nothing new, the rise of reality television and web 2.0 means our culture is increasingly publicising the private, and using the media to expose ourselves and others. This two day postgraduate conference will look at the effect of confessional culture on a range of media and discourses, in order to understand and unpack the manifestations, history and impact of this growing and evolving phenomenon.
Date: 5 – 6 July 2012
Venue: Caulfield Campus, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Renowned film historian and biographer Joseph McBride will provide the Keynote lecture at this year's John Ford Ireland Film Symposium. McBride is the author of Searching for John Ford, the celebrated Ford biography that Martin Scorsese described as a "treasure" and the New York Times Book Review considers, "The most comprehensive book to date on the filmmaker".
The John Ford Ireland Film Symposium will feature retrospective screenings; industry masterclasses; lectures from renowned Ford experts; and panel discussions with noted filmmakers greatly indebted to Ford's work.
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The Celebrity Forum section of Celebrity Studies Journal is interested in receiving short submissions (up to 1,500 words) that engage in contemporary debates, issues, phenomenon and developments in the field of celebrity studies.
CALL FOR PAPERS
CONFERENCE TO BE HELD AT THE ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI, GREECE, OCTOBER 19-20, 2012
Organized by the Department of English Literature, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and The Department of English Langauge and Literature, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey.
Co-organizers: Valerie Kennedy (Bilkent) and Katerina Kitsi-Mitakou (Thessaloniki)
CHARLES DICKENS: BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, DEATHS
Title: The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Modernity
Eds. Adam J. Goldwyn (Uppsala University) and Renee Silverman (Florida International University)
Call for Papers:
CALL FOR PAPERS
William Gilmore Simms's Place in the Development of American Letters
September 27- 29, 2012
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Deadline for Abstracts (150-500 words): June 22, 2012
The University Libraries of the University of South Carolina and the William Gilmore Simms Society invite all interested scholars to a conference exploring the life and works of William Gilmore Simms (1806-1870), the antebellum South's most prolific writer and one of its best-known public intellectuals as novelist, poet, critic, and historian.
We send to you the information about the possibility to submit an article for an international scientific journal (Fourth CFP)
"Problems of Management in the 21st Century" ISSN 2029-6932
For ten years, the Centre for Editing Lives and Letters (CELL) has pioneered original archival research that illuminates the past for the benefit of the modern research community, and beyond. To celebrate this anniversary, in early November 2012 we will be holding a conference examining the future of the 'Permissive Archive'.
The scope of archival history is broad, and this conference seeks presentations from a wide range of work which opens up archives - not only by bringing to light objects and texts that have lain hidden, but by demystifying and demonstrating the skills needed to make new histories. Too long associated with settled dust, archival research will be championed as engaged and engaging: a rigorous but permissive field.
Modernism/Modernity is currently seeking submissions for a special issue on new approaches to the Harlem Renaissance, guest-edited by Adam McKible and Suzanne W. Churchill. All topics related to the Harlem Renaissance are welcome, including those that address:
The 2012 PAMLA Conference at Seattle University (October 19-21, 2012) has over 130 approved sessions. This year's conference special theme is "Migration, Immigration, and Movement," with many special sessions and addresses focusing on the theme (papers not focused on the theme are also welcome).
Our Creative Artist Spotlight Speaker for the conference is award-winning author Sandra Cisneros. Our Plenary Speaker is José David Saldívar of Stanford University. For more information about the conference, or to submit a paper proposal, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2012/
Venue: Brunel University, London, UK
Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th July, 2013
Guest speaker: novelist Will Self on 'My American Self.'
Other keynote speakers: tba.
'My visit to this city has been exceedingly gratifying, on account of the freedom I have enjoyed in visiting such places of instruction and amusement as those from which I have been carefully excluded by the inveterate prejudice against color in the United States. Botanic and Zoological gardens, Museums and Panoramas, Halls of Statuary and Galleries of Paintings, are as free to the black as the white man in London.' Frederick Douglass, to William Lloyd Garrison, May 23, 1846.