Recent understandings of world literature have moved away from a focus on delineating canons of geographically-distributed great works, and towards describing a complex process of influence and reaction between increasingly-porous national and linguistic boundaries. As the discipline that most clearly claims responsibility for understanding literature beyond such boundaries, does Comparative Literature need to follow in the tracks of its object of study and somehow deterritorialize itself? As well, what would such a project mean, in terms of new methodologies, objects of study, disciplinary self-conceptions, development of linguistic and literary competencies, and interdepartmental or international research collaborations?
Call for Papers
Early modern books are full of numbers, representing both practicality and mystery. This multidisciplinary conference explores numbers in British early modern literature and textual
culture. How were numbers and numerical techniques used in drama, dance, and music? What were the practical issues arising from printing numerical texts, and how were numbers represented on the page? How were the index and the cross-reference created and used? To what extent would an early modern audience recognize mathematical references in literary texts and performance? Who would buy an arithmetic book and how might they use it?
From the early feminists to postmodern protagonists her novels rewrite medieval saints and sinners, Victorian mediums and contemporary visionaries, offering us new perspectives on well known stories and motifs.
As Michele Roberts herself will be our guest of honor, her work is the inspiration for our 2013 Literature in English Symposium but we welcome papers about topics related to postmodern rewriting of history and culture as well as the feminist standpoint on both contemporary and earlier literature in English. Papers in other languages (German, French, Spanish) will also be considered.
This one-day symposium hosted by the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary, University of London aims to bring together postgraduates and academics to explore how the issues of feminism, influence and inheritance animate or problematize their work and practice in the field of literary study. Through this conference we aim to begin a discussion about the challenges and anxieties, but also the significant rewards of engaging with our substantial feminist inheritance as scholars working in English Studies today. It will seek to consider how contemporary research relates to the rich, complex and extensive history of feminist research in the discipline and explore how new directions in literary study might be informed by the work of the past.
Call For Papers
During the last few years, new devices have been invading the pacific waters of educational environments. Different kind of tablets, laptops, whiteboards, mobile devices and other exciting computer systems have been introduced in classrooms together with the recurrent claim for which they help to improve the learning process in.
This workshop invites authors to submit contributions on concepts Distributed interaction Design Discussion, applications, techniques or environments where interaction design play a central role by improving the learning process at all levels.
TOPICS OF INTEREST
The Future of English in Asia: Perspectives on Language and Literature
April 19-21, 2013
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
we-Learning: Content, Community and Collaboration
Authors are invited to submit abstracts and participate in the 63rd International Council for Educational Media (ICEM) Conference that will be held in Singapore from 1 – 4 October 2013.
The late 1990s saw the emergence of e-Learning. Many schools and institutions have embarked on campus-wide initiatives that comprised content-driven and technology-enhanced pedagogy until the advent of Web 2.0. Now, however, the educational model is undergoing a complete change of approach and both the blended learning model and participative learning have become more possible and meaningful, especially when combined with the changing profile of Gen Y students.
Deadline extended til January 7, 2013
Call for Papers
Material Cultures of Early Modern Women's Writing
University of Reading Early Modern Studies Conference, 9 - 11 July 2013
The Queensland Review (http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=QRE ) is now published by Cambridge University Press and is relaunching its Book Review section. We are searching for scholars of Queensland studies to contribute reviews and review essays in this widening field. Reviewers are welcome to propose a work for review, or to choose from our selection of available review copies.
If you are interested in writing for Queensland Review, please contact the Book Reviews editor, Dr Jessica Gildersleeve, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nouvelles poétiques et esthétiques dans les
théâtres franco-canadiens de l'Ouest
Transforming Knowledge Dissemination in Quebec and ROC: A Bilingual Roundtable
Canadian Literature / Littérature canadienne and
Canadian Literature Centre / Centre de littérature canadienne
Ties that Bind?:
Precarity, Power Relations, and
the Advent of Technological Innovations.
New Canadian Modernisms: Beyond Centre and Edge
Brian Trehearne notes in The Montreal Forties that "the placement of Canadian writing against the backdrop of international modernism is very rare." Situating Canadian modernism in relationship to its international contexts has been discouraged by the centre-periphery model that long dominated modernist studies, one that places Canada "@ the edge," far from the Anglo-American centre. As Susan Stanford Friedman notes, this model assumes that modernist aesthetic and cultural innovations are "first produced in the great culture capitals of Europe and the United States and then exported to…colonies and postcolonial nations … where they exist in diluted and imitative form as 'trickle down' effects."
Digital Tools in the CanLit Classroom
"Searching the Image in Canadian Poetry"