The 12th annual North Carolina Colloquium in Medieval and Early Modern Studies invites graduate students to submit proposals that engage broadly with notions of knowledge--its transmission, translation and commodifcation in economies of power. We welcome interdisciplinary submissions ranging in historical focus from the 11th to the 17th century. Our topic is intended to be expansive rather than limiting, inviting notions of knowledge that work across the boundaries of scholastic and vernacular culture and embrace both elite and popular practices and forms of understanding.
ESSE 2012 will be organised by Bogazici University, in Istanbul on 4-9 September 2012. Biannual ESSE conferences are the most significant events of ESSE, European Society for the Study of English, which was created in Rome in January 1990 as a European federation of national higher educational associations for the study of English. The Society endeavors to reflect the cultural and geographical diversity of Europe in its institutions and represents more than 7500 members from 33 countries.
21-24 March 2012
Tim Armstrong, David Ayers, David Bradshaw, Laura Marcus, Steven Connor, Robert Crawford, Wai Chee Dimock, Enda Duffy, Maud Ellmann, Andrzej Gasiorek (postgraduate day), Tom Gunning, Ken Hirschkop, Andreas Huyssen, Deborah Longworth (postgraduate day), Tyrus Miller, Julian Murphet, Marjorie Perloff, Rachel Potter, Ato Quayson, Jean-Michel Rabaté, Kristin Ross, Paul Saint-Amour, Garrett Stewart, Andrew Thacker, David Trotter, Patricia Waugh, Robert Young
Maternal Patriotism: Motherhood and Citizenship in 19th-Century American Women's Writing
This is a call for a proposed panel for the Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) Triennial Conference.
In Women of the Republic, Linda Kerber documents the origins of an American ideology of womanhood and citizenship and describes the rise of what she aptly calls republican motherhood. Kerber argues that in the days after the American Revolution "a consensus developed around the idea that a mother committed to the service of her family and to the state, might serve a political purpose."
A Graduate Conference Hosted by the German & Scandinavian Studies Program in Languages, Literatures & Cultures at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
February 17 - 19, 2012
Keynote Speaker: Florence Feiereisen (Middlebury College)
Roundtable Discussion: Making Sense of Today's Job Market
ICMDME 2012 is now accepting manuscript submissions. Prospective authors are invited to submit their draft paper to email@example.com or by Easychair https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icmdme2012
. The submitted paper can be in MS WORD format or PDF format.
In The Plague of Fantasies, Slavoj Žižek describes Lacan's readings of classical, literary, and philosophical texts as "a case of violent appropriation…displacing the work from its proper hermeneutic context." And yet, he argues, "this very violent gesture brings about a breathtaking 'effect of truth'" and "a shattering new insight."
Composting Culture: Literature, Nature, Popular Culture, Science
ASLE-UKI – the UK-Ireland branch of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment – invites proposals for its 2012 biennial conference. The conference will take place between Thursday 6 – Sunday 9 September, 2012 at the University of Worcester, supported by the university's Institute of Humanities and Creative Arts.
The West in Asia/Asia in the West
This interdisciplinary conference on the work of the poet and artist David Jones (1895-1974) seeks to explore Jones's cultural theory, and how his creative works confront the concerns of modern culture through artifice. The topic allows for an investigation of Jones's entire output, including his wood and copper engravings, paintings and drawings, poetry, essays, and painted inscriptions. An exhibition of Jones's major book illustrations will accompany this conference, and any proposals on this aspect of his work will be of particular interest. Submit twenty minute paper proposals (250 words max.) by January 15, 2012 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates: 01-03 March 2012
Venue: Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto | Portugal
In his Rhetoric, Aristotle defined the act of persuasion as the interaction between three elements: ethos (Greek for 'character', which designated the image of the self built by the orator to inspire trustworthiness and credibility), pathos (the arousing of emotions in one's audience), and logos (referring both to discourse and reason). While these notions have remained conceptual cornerstones in major intellectual endeavours of western thought, ethos in particular developed in a distinctly different direction (from the individual to the collective or national) in the nineteenth century, from Hegel's understanding of the German word for 'ethics', Sittlichkeit, as what binds the members of a community to a place.
Dalit Literatures - In, Out and Beyond
Call for Contributions
Series PoCoPages, Coll. « Horizons anglophones »
Presses universitaires de la Méditerranée
CALL FOR PAPERS: Copyright and Intellectual Property Area
PCA/ACA 2012: Boston, 11-14 April 2012.
With the rise of the digital era and the technological maelstrom that spawned it, the nature of recorded communication has shifted drastically, putting industrial-strength copying and distribution tools in the hands of consumers. This shift highlights the changing relationships between consumers, producers, artists, and business. The Copyright and Intellectual Property area seeks to foster an interdisciplinary discussion about the tumultuous cultural battle raging over how we understand the production and distribution of knowledge. We seek to include presentations both scholarly and practical.
Possible topics could include:
English Department of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University together with James Joyce Association of Georgia will host a two-day conference to celebrate the 130th anniversary of James Joyce's birth and 90th anniversary from the first publication of Ulysses.
The conference dedicated to the study of James Joyce's international impact on literature will be held at Tbilisi State University, Georgia on 2-3 February, 2012.
We propose discussion of the following broad themes in contemporary and historical perspective, but we also welcome proposals for the conference with a different focus which nevertheless – importantly – transgress disciplinary boundaries: