The Postulation of Reality (MSA 14; Oct. 18-21, 2012)
Often hailed as a 'national genre', the short story has known a long, diversified and distinguished tradition in Ireland, with such famous representatives as Sheridan LeFanu, James Joyce, George Moore, Somerville & Ross, Pádraic Ó Conaire, Máirtín Ó Cadhain, Liam O'Flaherty, Mary Lavin, John McGahern, Anne Enright, Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, Claire Keegan and many others.
We invite graduate students with interests in both Shakespearean and Renaissance studies to join us in June for the Fourteenth Annual British Graduate Shakespeare Conference.
The interdisciplinary conference provides a friendly but stimulating academic forum in which graduate students from all over the world can present their research and meet together in an active centre of Shakespearean research and theatre: Shakespeare's home town of Stratford-upon-Avon. Undergraduate students in their final two years of study are also invited to attend the conference as auditors.
Papers are sought for an approved PAMLA special session panel: Stage to Screen: Contemporary Playwrights. While much attention has been paid to film versions of Shakespeare, film adaptations of contemporary playwrights' work have received relatively little scholarly notice. This panel will examine stage-to-screen adaptations of post-1950 dramatic works, and the changes wrought upon them by the possibilities and demands—technical, artistic, and commercial—of the different medium. Topics we are interested in include (but are not limited to):
· adaptations across linguistic, national and cultural boundaries.
· the consequences of commercial imperatives, or the "hollywoodization" of artistic works.
English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD)
Agora: TAMUC Graduate Student Conference
April 12-13, 2012
Texas A&M University-Commerce
(Submission deadline extended until Feb. 29th)
Roberta Seelinger Trites, Jay Telotte, Sara Cushing Weigle
2nd Global Conference
Images of Whiteness
Saturday 7th July 2012 – Monday 9th July 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
We are pleased to announce the provisional award of 2 x AUS$1,000 travel bursary grants to the best postgraduate abstracts submitted to the conference. Applicants interested in being considered for the bursary should clearly indicate their postgraduate standing in their bio line,
Sean and James
Call for Papers: Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory (www.psupress.org/Journals/jnls_ILS.html)
We invite essays that employ interdisciplinary approaches towards the study of the rise and growing hegemony of contemporary episodic televisual narrative in such texts as Dexter, Mad Men, The Wire, Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, Weeds, Boardwalk Empire, Downton Abbey The Tudors, and Sherlock (BBC), among a wide range of others. We are especially interested in the applications of multidisciplinary frameworks in the analysis of contemporary televisual texts.
The Ted Hughes Society Conference
14th-15th September 2012
University of Cambridge
with David Morley and Other Guest Speakers (tba)
Call for Papers
You may chose (but should not be restricted to) any of the topics below:
- Manuscripts / Archives / Special Collections
- Works for Children
- The Media
- Sylvia Plath
- The Goddess
- The Classics
In addition, please supply a summary of your affiliations, research and research interests.
All further details (including guest speakers, accommodation etc) will follow
Call for Papers: MCEA Conference, Friday, October 26, 2012
Luncheon Speaker: Patricia Clark, Poet-in-Residence at GVSU
Location: Eberhard Center of Grand Valley State University
301 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids MI 49504
Proposals are being accepted until March 1, 2012 for papers that deal with any aspect of the texts and contexts of 19th-century British Literature. Cultural studies, gender studies, and historical approaches are especially encouraged. Further information on the conference is available on the RMMLA website. Direct questions regarding this session to Dr. Gloria Eastman, Metropolitan State College of Denver, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CEA Critic solicits articles on "The Idea of the West." Deadline 4/1/12.
The University of Northern Colorado is the new home of The CEA Critic, the journal of the College English Association. The University is located in Greeley, Colorado, a city named for famed journalist Horace Greeley, who popularized (although was not the first to utter) the injunction, "Go West, young man!" For Greeley, and for so many others before and after him, the West has been a location both literal and figurative. For our inaugural issue of The Critic, the new editors solicit essays that investigate, reflect on, seek to define, or look to challenge the notion of the West as it is addressed in any mode or genre of text.
Writing in 1899, Frederick Dolman argued in an article titled "Four-Footed Actors: About Some Well-Known Animals that Appear in the London and Provincial Stage" that the "growth of variety theatres and the decay of comic songs" had developed in "several kinds of diversion, not the least of which is furnished by the art of the animal-trainer" (The English Illustrated Magazine, Sep. 1899, 192, p. 521). Dolman was describing the large-scale entertainments starring animals that had taken over traditional spectator recreations for the last century in a manner not unlike the success of music-halls and professional sport.