In No Place of Grace: Antimodernism and the Transformation of American Culture, 1880-1920 (1994), T. Jackson Lears argues that the transition of the U.S. economy from agriculture to agribusiness and blue-collar labor to white-collar work similarly transformed old sites of industry (i.e. the farm, the woods) to new sites of leisure. However, the postmodern period has seen these sites become increasingly mediated by technology and urbanity, resulting in carefully constructed "natural built" environments—the city park and the urban farm, where recreation is moderated by creation, and landscape by landscaping.
"… Oh! I would not tell you what is behind the black veil for the world! Are not you wild to know?"
"Oh! Yes, quite; what can it be? But do not tell me — I would not be told upon any account. I know it must be a skeleton, I am sure it is Laurentina's skeleton. Oh! I am delighted with the book! I should like to spend my whole life in reading it..."
- Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
The seventh annual AEGIS (Association of English Graduate Instructors and Students) graduate conference invites paper proposals on interdisciplinary topics in revelation, revulsion, and revolution in literature, cinema, the writing process, popular culture and art, or in creative works of short fiction and poetry that explore this theme.
IRELAND AND MASCULINITIES IN THE LONGUE DURÉE
In recent years, scholars of culture and literature have begun to elaborate on masculinities in the contemporary Irish context. While providing an invaluable starting point for discussion of Irish masculinities, these studies have tended to focus on the postmodern, with highly theoretical emphases in the findings. Moreover, normative and hegemonic masculinities remain largely unquestioned, and historical contexts and continuities are often ignored or neglected.
The Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites proposals for our twelfth annual conference, "Risk, Crisis, Speculation: 1500-1800." This one-day conference will be held on Saturday, February 8th, and feature keynote speaker Joseph Roach (Yale University).
This conference is being hosted in conjunction with a one-day UC multi-campus research group symposium on "Shakespeare & Risk," which will take place on UCSB's campus on Friday, February 7th, and feature keynote speaker Richard Halpern (New York University). Conference attendees and presenters are cordially invited to attend both Friday's and Saturday's events.
Historically, diverse and multicultural India has partnered many in addressing the paradoxes of identity and ethnicity of its first peoples and the indigenous. Colonial histories, pluralistic economies, multicultural social landscape and displaced indigenous interests, intersect its dominant discourses in dynamic expressions through its literature, language, cinema, folklore and other cultural matrices.
Papers discussing approaches to teaching American multiethnic literature in the 21st century. I am particularly interested in papers that explore this topic in the context of world literature classes.
Send a 250-word abstract and CV to Jacqueline Emery at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, October 29th. All submissions will be acknowledged by the 31st.
All presenters will need to join MELUS. For more information on the conference, visit http://melus.org/cfp2013.pdf
Elizabeth Judge, in her recent essay "Kidnapped and Counterfeit Characters," addresses the notion of literary characters moving from one literary vehicle to another, usually through appropriation. As Judge points out, at the beginning of the copyright era, proprietorship of characters was a rather nebulous affair: Did they belong to their authors, who did after all conceive them? Did they belong to the publisher, who could then published "unauthorized" sequels trading on the popularity of those characters? Or did they belong to the readers, who felt an emotional connection to the readers and argued, as Lady Bradshaigh did to Richardson, that they knew them as well as (or better than) their authors did?
The Department of American Culture and Literature, Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey, is pleased to announce its "International Henry James Conference," which will be held on 9-10 May 2013, at Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey. As a prolific writer of his time, Henry James's writings cover a wide range of genres and modes that include fiction, drama, non-fiction, travel, criticism and letters, and today he remains a compelling literary presence for research, criticism, and film as well as stage adaptations.
CFP for the 2013 International Information Fluency Conference taking place at the University of Central Florida in Orlando (March 13-14, 2013).
This year's theme is "Critically Examining Information Fluency Education."
Please submit your abstract proposals electronically via the conference website at www.ce.ucf.edu/if.
The 3rd Conference On Middle-earth, Part 2 solicits papers, paper proposals, and panel proposals from scholars interested in any aspect of The Worlds of J. R.R. Tolkien.
C.O.M.E. to Middle-earth! It is time to get together at the Green Dragon for a nosh and a natter.
Elen síla lúmenn' omentielvo!
29 & 30 March 2014
Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center, Westford, MA, USA
Eighteenth Conference On Baseball in Literature in Culture
April 5, 2013
On the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Keynote Address: Dr. Andrew Hazucha, Ottawa University
Luncheon Speaker: Former Major League ballplayer TBA (I can't divulge the identity now, but we're working on bringing in someone well-known).
International Journal of Engineering Sciences and Emerging Technologies
ISSN: 2231 – 6604 IJESET Impact factor:0.50
Fresh submissions invited for Nov. 15, 2012 Volume 4 issue 1
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Call for Papers for a Critical Anthology
Exploring Gender Identities in the Literature of the Indian Diaspora
Tabish Khair was born in 1966 in Gaya, a small Indian town of historical interest, in a Muslim middle class family. After his university education, he left for Delhi where he worked as a reporter for the Times of India for four years. Then he moved to Copenhagen in order to pursue his PhD. Currently he works in the Department of English at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. Khair cannot be defined as a poet, a novelist, a reporter, a scholar, but all these altogether.