For years, scholars have demonstrated the debt that Kyd, Marlowe, Shakespeare, and other playwrights owe to Seneca's work. Such foundational criticism has often pointed to Seneca's plot devices, characterization, language, and form that inspired later Renaissance dramatists. However, recent scholarship demonstrates Seneca's effect on early modern subject construction and performance conditions. This panel aims to continue and extend current reconsiderations of Seneca's influence on early modern drama by gathering papers that "rethink" Seneca's works and influence in light of feminist, queer, post-colonial, and materialist theoretical perspectives.
Call for papers
The 8th Biennial Conference of the International Auto/Biography Association
17-20 July 2012, Canberra, Australia
Deadline for paper and panel proposals: 15 November 2011
Notification of acceptance: 15 December 2011
Conference website: http://www.iaba2012.com
The International Anchoritic Society is still seeking proposals for its two sessions at the 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, 10-13 May 2012. Our sessions are
I. Rules: Fifteen- to twenty-minute papers presenting English translations of medieval rules, interpretations or scholarly findings associated with anchoritic or monastic rules, particularly but not limited to Ancrene Wisse, are invited.
II. Anchoritic Guidance Texts in the Modern Classroom (a roundtable): Five to ten minute presentations on pedagogical approaches to anchoritic guidance texts and related materials are invited.
Mindful Body in Healing and the Arts
The Center for Body, Mind and Culture invites proposals for papers to be presented at a 2-day conference, January 19-20, 2011 at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton.
Regarding the body as sentient, purposive subjectivity (rather than mere physical flesh), the conference will focus on ways that somatic mindfulness can contribute to health, healing, and aesthetic experience. Papers dealing with disciplines of mindful body consciousness (Asian and Western) and their applications in the areas of wellness, fitness, and the arts are especially welcome.
43rd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) March 15-18, 2012 Rochester, New York, held at Hyatt Regency Rochester Host Institution: St. John Fisher College
CFP: "The Return of the Repressed? Intersections of Religion and Culture Today"
Salzburg Institute of Gordon College Symposium
November 5, 2011, Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts
From the possibly possessed Miles and Flora in _The Turn of the Screw_ to the feral children in _Lord of the Flies_ to the demonic Damien in _The Omen_, evil children take on various forms. Some are corrupted by external influences—violent media, abuse, or Satan himself. Others, as the title of William March's 1954 novel suggests, are simply "bad seeds," inheritors of morally deficient genes and rotten to the core from birth. To discuss evil children as a singular trope would thus disregard the variations in their form and function. For this panel, I am seeking papers that address the role that evil children play in literary texts, films, and popular culture. Are they repositories for particular cultural anxieties?
As culture becomes increasingly digitized—from downloading and streaming videos and music to digital film production and cloud computing—arguments for the "dematerialization" of media are becoming commonplace. However, media have always been, and remain, embedded in and structured by material objects, networks, and practices that constrain their uses and meanings. Any cultural artifact bears traces and consequences of the material conditions of its production, distribution, and reception, whether this be a result of the size and weight of the camera that shot a film's images, the geography of the shipping or cable network through which it was transported or transmitted, or the spaces occupied by physical record or DVD collections.
C19 The Temporal Turn in American Studies - CFP
The University of Roehampton presents
Friday, 24 and Saturday, 25 February 2012
IN ANALYSIS: THE WORK OF HANIF KUREISHI
Hanif Kureishi in conversation and reading from Work in Progress
Susie Thomas (author of Hanif Kureishi: A Reader's Guide to Essential Criticism)
The registration deadline for the North Carolina Symposium on Teaching Writing has been extended. The new deadline is Friday, January 20th. See our website for details: https://sites.google.com/site/ncsymposium/registration.
Thanks so much for all of your proposals! Announcements will be going out early this week.
A "NON-PLACE" TO VISIT: Exploring the Employment Practices and Working Conditions that Affect Writing Instructors
Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their "end of days." And someone's Armageddon clock is always ticking—we just dodged Harold Camping's rapture on May 21st of this year, and the Mayan-predicted doomsday of 2012 is just around the corner. In the end, what do we reveal about ourselves when we dream of the apocalypse? What are the social and political functions of these narratives in any given historical period? How do different cultures imagine the apocalypse, and what do these differences reveal? What is particular to the narratological design and content of apocalyptic texts?
The AAALS calls for papers for its 28th Annual conference to be held in conjunction with ANSZANA in Toronto, ON from February 17 to 19, 2012. As always, the conference will be collegial and open-minded, welcoming papers from many different approaches and contexts. Connections involving any combination of Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and the US will be welcomed. We also are especially interested in papers on Indigenous Australian literature and Maori literature. Welcome as well will be papers dealing with Patrick White, whose centennial is in 2012 and who is in the midst of an exciting reconsideration.
Call For Papers
Area: Car Culture and the Road
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association 33rd Annual Conference
February 8-11, 2012
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center, downtown Albuquerque
Conference Theme: "Celebrating "Foods & Culture(s) in a Global Context
Call for Papers Deadline: December 1, 2011
Registration Deadline for Presenters: December 31, 2011
aspeers is the first and currently only peer-reviewed print journal for MA-level American studies scholars in Europe. It is a platform for the best work done by American studies graduate students below the PhD level. It aims to foster academic exchange among young Americanists across Europe, and to thereby advance the field as well as its genuine European perspective on 'America' and its presences and effects around the world. The journal features a general section in addition to a topical one that brings academic and creative works into a dialogue on one common theme.