Starting from the reappraisal of literary translation that Susan Bassnett carried out at the beginning of the eighties, comparative literature as a discipline started re-evaluating its relation to this ancient practice, considering that more than once the fundamental contribution of this practice to comparative studies had been taken for granted. To a certain extent, it could be claimed that translation is a requirement and a condition of possibility for comparative literature. For this reason, Journal 452ºF decided that the monographic section of issue number seven will describe the current state of affairs in translation studies and comparatism.
This seminar will discuss the notion of "crowd control" from various viewpoints, distinguishing "crowd controllers" and the "crowds controlled" in different loci : on the stage, in the Church, the royal entourage, urban/rural milieus, in the British Isles or elsewhere.
The seminar, which will take place during the September 2012 ESSE conference in Istanbul, seeks to build on ideological and Foucauldian-based approaches to notions and instances of rebellion and social control, favored by critics in the 80s and 90s, by taking into account recent interdisciplinary research on manuscripts, law, iconography, film and performance studies, among others.
An Embarrassment of Riches: The Drama of Wealth
Papers on dramas of abundance, wealth, and excess as well as theoretical discussions about drama as excess are welcome. Send 250-word abstracts to Ann C. Hall, email@example.com, with phone, email, and address by March 1, 2013.
By sharing your research with other military scholars from around the country and for readers around the world, you are expanding the public conversation surrounding the reality of military experience.
Prospective Conference Panel
Modernist Studies Association 14: Modernism & Spectacle, Las Vegas, NV
Deadline for submission: Fri., April 6, 2012
The Society for Contemporary Literature invites 300-word abstracts for presentations at the annual conference of the American Literature Association. The program committee welcomes abstracts on any aspect of American literature published in the last 25 years.
As a recently founded society, we are especially interested in discovering significant new contributors to prose, poetry, and other modes of literature. Attention to genre blurring and experimental texts is particularly welcome.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Renwick Gallery Symposium:
Nation Building: Craft and Contemporary American Culture
November 8-9, 2012
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
Paper submissions from senior and emerging scholars are invited for this symposium, which will examine craft's increasingly urgent role within contemporary American culture. Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the Renwick Gallery, American Art's branch museum for contemporary craft and decorative arts, this program seeks to broaden the dialogue surrounding craft's recent histories, and to articulate rapid changes to the field since the advent of the current century.
Satire in Theory and Practice / Literature and Law Conference, March 29-30, John Jay College, CUNY
In times like these, it's hard not to write satire. And so that's why I am advertising two linked panels on satire that will be featured at the upcoming John Jay College Biennial Conference on Literature and the Law, March 29-30, 2012. (For full details on the conference, see below for the general cfp)
CFP: RSAP Panel on Periodicals and the Working Class (ALA, MAY 2012)
The Research Society for American Periodicals will organize a panel at the annual conference of the American Literature Association. The conference will be held May 24-27, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency (Embarcadero Center) in San Francisco, California. For further information about the conference, please consult the ALA website at www.americanliterature.org.
ABSTRACT DEADLINE JANUARY 16th, 2012
Association for Contemporary Iberian Studies
CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS
KINGS COLLEGE LONDON 4 - 6 SEPTEMBER 2012
The Association will hold its 33rd Conference organised jointly by Kings College London and the University of Westminster, for 4 - 6 September 2012. The conference will take place at King's College London.
The University of Roehampton presents
IN ANALYSIS: THE WORK OF HANIF KUREISHI
Friday, 24 and Saturday, 25 February 2012
Conference events include: Hanif Kureishi in conversation and reading from work-in-progress
Invited speakers include:
Susie Thomas (Independent, UK)
Tentative title: 'Kureishi's Revolutionary Cultural Experiment and the Literary Canon'
Geoffrey Boucher (Deakin, Victoria, Australia)
Tentative title: 'The Other Kureishi: Reading Something to Tell You'
Peter Childs (Gloucestershire, UK), TBA
Fashion is an economic and social force, a culture industry, a global powerhouse, a political statement. Fashion can simultaneously express freedom and constriction, be both democratic and totalitarian; both repress and liberate the body and gender roles. Transformation and affect are at its heart. Fashion is a universal form of human expression that transgresses boundaries of gender/race/class/embodiment/culture/nation. Fashion ignites passions, produces colossal waste, demands ruthless exclusion, inspires hysterical devotion. Bubbling up and filtering down, fashion mixes high and low, sultry and strong, ancient ritual and cutting edge technology.
The H. G. Wells Society is pleased to announce the inaugural Giles Hart Prize, in memory of the Society's former chairman, for an essay that makes an outstanding contribution to Wells studies. The prize will be awarded to the piece of work on Wells submitted to, and published in, the 2012 issue of The Wellsian the annual, peer-reviewed, learned journal of the H. G. Wells Society.
Papers concerning any aspect of Wells's life and work are invited. Possible themes might include: Wells's science fiction; Wells and the novel; Wells, utopia, politics and the World State; Wells and science; Wells and his contemporaries; Wells and gender; Wells and the Empire; Wells and the history of the book.
A Call For Papers:
**Deadline extended to January 15, 2012**
Federation Rhetoric Symposium 2012
Women and Rhetoric: Influence, Inspiration, Inclusion
Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas
April 20, 2012
The Federation Rhetoric Symposium will provide an opportunity for a diverse group of scholars to investigate how today's rhetors are influenced by the works of women in rhetoric. Discussions are encouraged to explore how the women involved in rhetoric have influenced the way we theorize about discourse, what inspirations the women of rhetoric have provided, and how the inclusion of women in the subject of rhetoric has affected its study.
The 2nd Annual Conference of the HBCU-General Education Alliance
Theme: Blueprints for Educating the African American Student
May 29-31, 2012
Shaw University, the oldest HBCU in the South, Raleigh, North Carolina
CALL FOR PAPERS
Not since the great debates of the early to mid-20th century around the Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois blueprints for educating the African American student has the African American community actively and cohesively attempted to work from the contexts of "industrial training" and/or "liberal arts learning" to frame discussions and actions for educating the minority student.