What did it mean to be liberal, or even 'a' liberal in the Victorian period? Lord Rosebery said he called himself a liberal because he wanted to be associated with 'the best men in the best work'; but this rather Arnoldian ideal of 'the liberal' wasn't even shared by Arnold himself, who qualified his own position by calling himself a liberal, but a liberal 'tempered by experience, reflection and renouncement.' The nineteenth-century may have seen the publication of one of political liberalism's ur-texts in John Stuart Mill's On Liberty, and the founding of the modern Liberal party, but the Victorian idea of the 'liberal' was always wider, more conflicted, more capacious, more difficult.
From Revolutionary Road to American Beauty and Desperate Housewives, some of the most popular works of fiction, television and film are those that focus in on the 'ordinariness' of suburban living. In drawing on this framework, these works expose the nature of human desperation, the values attached to American patriotism and the anxieties faced in adjusting to modern living. This panel will seek to question why suburban-based narratives have proven to be so successful within mainstream popular culture. Is it perhaps because we as readers/ viewers find a certain liberating accessibility in experiencing a social reality which reflects so closely on our own?
International Conference ICT for Language Learning
The 5th edition of the "ICT for Language Learning" Conference will take place in Florence, (Italy), on 15 – 16 November 2012.
The objective of the ICT for Language Learning conference is to promote the sharing of good practice and transnational cooperation in the field of the application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to Language Learning and Teaching. The ICT for Language Learning conference will also be an excellent opportunity for the presentation of previous and current language learning projects and innovative initiatives.
The UEA School of Film and Television Studies presents:
'You're Nicked!' The Sweeney and Crime Drama in British Film and Television
Friday 21st September 2012
This one-day symposium celebrates a classic British television crime drama just as the new film adaptation arrives in British cinemas. The Sweeney (2012), directed by British enfant terrible auteur Nick Love, and starring Ray Winstone and Ben Drew (Plan B), demonstrates the enduring nostalgia and cultural appeal of the series, almost four decades after its debut.
Call for Papers for a Book Collection marking the 50th Anniversary of Doris Lessing's "The Golden Notebook"
500 word proposals for contributions to a book collection exploring Doris Lessing's "The Golden Notebook" at 50 are invited for submission by August 15, 2012 to be accompanied by a brief bio.
First drafts of accepted chapters due by December 1, 2012.
Miranda famously declares at the conclusion of The Tempest that she now exists in a "Brave new world." This oft-quoted line is frequently misremembered as referring to the enchanted island itself, when in fact she only utters it upon first encountering all of the Europeans who've been shipwrecked on the island. As Prospero makes clear to his daughter, in actuality Miranda's new world is an old world. This scene in Shakespeare's most colonial of plays subverts our expectations of what "encounter" means in a New World context. In this panel we will look at narratives that upend the standard representations of encounter in the early modern age of exploration, that convert new world into old, and old into new.
CALL FOR PAPERS -Eighth Issue of Interdisciplinary Online Journal BARNOLIPI (http://www.reflectionedu.com/barnolipi.php).
BARNOLIPI is an interdisciplinary research journal
BARNOLIPI accepts articles from any academic discipline or field of study.
BARNOLIPI is an Open Access Interdisciplinary Journal, Students / Professors (from different Departments / Streams) of an Institution can access it freely to fulfil their academic need.
It accepts articles written in Bengali and English only.
Submit Articles by August 10, 2012
About Mentor Conclave
MENTOR Magazine is India's most respected print magazine focused on School Leadership, Principals and Educators. From the past 5 years, MENTOR has established itself as a leading voice where educators work together to reinstate their position to improve the educational system.
This panel at the 7th Congress of the European Society of Translation Studies will address questions of transmediality and cultural translation with a focus on the U.S. As evidenced by terms and concepts such as Americanization, McDonaldization, or Disneyfication, the United States as well as concepts and products commonly associated with America have, in processes of cultural translation and particularly with respect to the 20th century, been considered a center.
Pop Culture and World Politics v5.0
9-11 November 2012
Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Geneva, NY 14456 USA
The thematic focus of this interdisciplinary conference relates principally to the concepts of authority and wisdom as they apply, and have applied, to the Irish nation in times of change. In recent times, Ireland has witnessed a profound reconfiguration in terms of its cultural, political, constitutional, and religious identities, resulting in an unparalleled questioning of the discourses and narratives that had seemingly defined the nation.
Manuscripts are solicited for a new collection of original essays on Hemingway's posthumous works: A Moveable Feast, Islands in the Stream, The Garden of Eden, True at First Light, Under Kilimanjaro, stories, and journalism/essays. Interested scholars might also consider any newly accessioned series of correspondence between Hemingway and others, particularly in the JFK collection, that might be thought to comprise a "narrative" of its own and cast light on his writing style, fictional preoccupations, etc.
Any approaches will be considered, although there is a special interest in working with compositional history, editing and revision, both by Hemingway and by editors, friends, and others after his death.
The eighteenth century's fascination with everyday life can be detected in a wide range of genres and cultural practices, including the novel, familiar essay, satire, drame bourgeois, biography, autobiography, genre painting, letter-writing and journalizing. This panel invites an interdisciplinary exploration of this new interest in the ordinary, focusing especially on issues of aesthetics: How did everyday life come to be seen as a worthy subject of aesthetic representation? What were the privileged modes of narrativity or protocols of description used for these representations, and where did they come from? How, in turn, did new aesthetic forms allow individuals to see and think about ordinary life in new ways?
Generative & Algorithmic Art, Leonardo Electronic Almanac
Senior editors for this issue: Lanfranco Aceti, Meredith Hoy, and Kris Paulsen.