From the pilgrimage of body and soul in Gonzalo de Berceo's Milagros de Nuestra Señora and the nautical textual voyage in Columbus' Diario de a Bordo, representations of the migrant in modern Iberian and Latin American literatures, trope of the "journey" has been essential in shaping literary discourse from the Middle Ages to the present. The word "journey" is understood here as a comprehensive that can encompass all kinds of travel – physical, emotional, mental, spiritual – one place to another, near or far, whether it be by land, sea, air, or the imagination regardless of motives, means, and goals.
This panel considers the category of ―the South‖ in the 1700s. During this period, Anglo-American societies such as those of Virginia and Maryland bore the stigma of the "extended Caribbean" complex, which stretched from Brazil to the Chesapeake and found its identity in a shared tropical climate, dependence upon plantation slavery, and stereotypes of creole excess. At the same time, these societies were part of a "New
Republic" stretching from Georgia to New England, and they had to align themselves with Whiggish Revolutionary rhetoric. Conflicting historical, political, and racial discourses on
This Rough Magic (www.thisroughmagic.org) is a journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature. We are seeking academic, teachable articles that focus on, but are not limited to, the following categories:
•Philosophy and Rhetoric
Abstracts are invited for a seminar to be proposed to the 2013 meeting of the International Society for the Study of Narrative, 27-29 June 2013 in Manchester, England.
Narrative Features of Early Modern Narrative
The Pioneer America Society: Association for the Preservation of Artifacts & Landscapes (PAS: APAL) will hold its 44th annual conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on September 26-29, 2012. The meeting will be held in downtown Philadelphia at Loews
Hotel, housed in the historic 1932 Philadelphia Saving Fund Society
Call For Papers
"FOUR-FOOTED ACTORS: LIVE ANIMALS ON THE STAGE"
12-14 December 2012,
University of Valencia, Spain
The aim of this conference is to explore the role of live animals on the stage, from the early modern era to the present time. Papers dealing with visual or textual representations of performing animals, typologies of animals in the theatre, the hybridisation of the drama with the circus, the zoo and the cinema, as well as the semiotic transfer of animal roles from the text to the stage are particularly welcome. Corollary topics may also include, but are not limited to:
The Tucson Bradbury Chronicles: Mars _is_ The West
Edited by Gloria McMillan
Although this essay collection is keyed to the fact that Ray Bradbury spent a formative teen year in Tucson, Arizona, that impressed his young mind, largely shaping his metaphorical Mars, we are interested in broader issues and perspectves about Ray Bradbury as a bridge-builder and boundary-crosser.
He took up issues only now gaining something like a full airing. "I See You Never,"
(_The New Yorker_, Nov. 8, 1947) is perhaps the first story in an American literary magazine taking up the plight of undocumented Mexican workers in the US.
EA 1087 Ehic (Espaces Humains et Interactions Culturelles) is pleased to announce the organisation of a conference entitled The status of rewriting in 20th –21st century art, film and literature in English : aesthetic choice or political act? to be held at the University of Limoges (France) on November 22-23, 2012.
International Conference New Perspective in Science Education
The 2nd edition of the New Perspective in Science Education Conference will take place in Florence, Italy, on 14 - 15 March 2013.
The objective of the New Perspective in Science Education Conference is to promote transnational cooperation and share good practice in the field of innovation for science education. The New Perspective in Science Education Conference is also an excellent opportunity for the presentation of previous and current projects in the science field.
International Conference The Future of Education
The third edition of The Future of Education International Conference will take place in Florence, Italy, on 13 - 14 June 2013.
The objective of The Future of Education Conference is to promote transnational cooperation and share good practice in the field of innovation for education. The Future of Education Conference is also an excellent opportunity for the presentation of previous and current educational projects.
As part of ANZAMEMS 2013, the Early Modern Women's Research Network is organising a series of panels on any aspect of early modern women's writing. Please send a CV and 300 word proposal to Paul Salzman, P.Salzman@latrobe.edu.au.
The Travel and Tourism area seeks papers that explore and discuss any aspect of travel and tourism. Topics for this area include, but are not limited to, the following:
- heritage tourism
- travel and gender/race/class
- writing travel
- politics and tourism
- personal travel narratives
To submit a proposal, please send a 200-word abstract and a brief bio by *UPDATED DATE* June 30, 2012. Undergraduates and independent scholars are welcome; panels of 3 or 4 presenters, single papers, roundtables, or alternative formats are encouraged.
*Please note: Presenters may only present 1 paper; please do not submit multiple papers to multiple areas of MAPACA*
Call for Papers
The University of Virginia's Medieval-Renaissance Conference is still accepting submissions for our twenty-fifth conference.
September 20-22, 2012
P. J. C. Field
University of North Wales
Passion, Naturalism, and the Sea: David Jones's Tristan ac Essylt
Did you ever wonder why the Resident Evil Franchise has become so successful? Rightly so! Various books, graphic novels, games, and movies (the fifth one coming out 2012) are all contributing to this enormous universe. Resident Evil will be the first book that will focus on this particular zombie manifestation and its significance in popular culture.