Since the 16th century, communities in Spain and Latin America have been persecuted for their religious and political beliefs, from the moriscos in Spain and indigenous groups in Latin America to the opponents of the Spanish and Latin American dictatorships. This panel will explore the way in which marginalized groups re-determine their identity in societies undergoing major political and social changes. Please submit 300-500 word abstracts in English or Spanish to Jill González and Safiya Maouelainin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This panel seeks papers on Latin American theatrical works as mediums of socially accepted resistance and politically charged art forms. The panel will consider proposals analyzing plays and performances that challenge governments, inequities, and the status quo. What is it about these plays that connect them so profoundly with human rights? How is society represented in these dramatic texts? Proposals submissions and inquiries should be sent electronically (Microsoft Word Format, 250 words)
This panel will examine eighteenth-century British fiction and the relationship between violence, obscenity and humor. Novelists' use of the obscene joke is a tempered way to suppress the blurring lines of distinction between classes and to maintain hierarchy, a direct response to the changes in society and to the increasing sensitivity to vulgar subjects in polite society. This panel is interested in discovering how authors mobilize social anxiety through violence, obscenity and humor.
UPDATE: 2011 Special Number of the South Asian Review
South Asian Diasporas
While the Abbey Theatre is perhaps the most familiar public context through which the nationalistic and aesthetic struggle to shape an identity for a (post)colonial Ireland was formed, expatriate Irish used the bourgeoning film industry to represent Ireland from an international perspective. Recent commercial successes have ranged from the international co-production of The Wind That Shakes the Barley, winning British director Ken Loach a Palme d'Or, to the Dublin grassroots construction of John Carney's Oscar-winning Once, but awards aside, a tension still exists between the Ireland of filming destination and the Ireland of film origination.
Short Film Studies is a peer-reviewed journal designed to stimulate ongoing research on individual short films as a basis for a better understanding of the art form as a whole. In each issue, two or three
short films will be selected for comprehensive study, with articles illuminating each film from a varietyof perspectives. These are the works that will be singled out for close study in Short Film Studies Vol. 2, Number 2:
IN CHAMBERS/BAK LUKKEDE DØRER
Director: Aleksander Nordaas
Norway, 2008, 9 min, science fiction/experimental
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
Locating Shakespeare in the Twenty-First Century (working title)
Editors: Kelli Marshall and Gabrielle Malcolm / Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Featured Author and Illustrator: David Small.
This symposium will provide an opportunity for explorations of a variety of themes related to the interplay of words and pictures in childrens' literature and literature about childhood: memory, dreams, trauma, creativity, as well as the visual imagining of the child's body and family are potential topics for discussion. It will provide a forum for papers on David Small's work in particular and for both the theoretical and clinical aspects of psychoanalysis as they relate to the visual and literary worlds of childhood. Academics, psychoanalysts, graduate students and psychoanalytic candidates are encouraged to submit papers.
This proposed RSA 2012 (Washington, DC) panel is interested in examining how and why early modern English individuals experienced repulsion, and how and why they expressed this repulsion in poetry, plays, and prose. The study of disgust in early modern literature is essential and overdue. As other disciplines (e.g. anthropology, psychology, history) have discovered, to be disgusted is to be human, and to be disgusted in certain ways, by certain things, is to identify with a particular culture. By studying the ways in which disgust manifests itself in early modern literature, we will better understand early modern culture.
Call for essays, creative writing and art for a new anthology dealing with motherhood and loss:
Where and how is emotion theorized in the medieval (and/or modern) period? This session will consider the discourses within which the "emotions" or "passions" are overtly analyzed, described, and prescribed. Papers might consider confessional literature, treatises on the vices and virtues, rhetorical treatises, moral philosophy, sermons, devotional literature, conduct manuals, medical treatises, or other places where emotions come under definitional pressure. Are the emotions theorized in genre-specific ways? Differently in Latin versus the vernacular? What kinds of emotional theories does Chaucer's poetry engage with? How do certain frames such as "vice and virtue" or the medicalizing of emotions shift understandings?
7-8 June 2012. International Poetry Conference: "The Poetry of Thomas Hardy". At Artois University (Arras); co-organised by Adrian Grafe and Emilie Loriaux, within the research lab Textes et Cultures ( EA 4028, Université d'Artois). 20' papers are invited on any aspect of Hardy's poetry and Hardy the poet. Please send 150-word abstracts and a brief biographical note to A. Grafe (email@example.com) by September 4th 2011. You will be notified of your acceptance by September 10th 2011.
This one-day academic conference aims to bring together scholars working on all aspects of performance in the early modern period (taken broadly to include the fifteenth to the early eighteenth centuries). We intend to interrogate what performance and its related terminologies and practices might have meant to early modern readers, playgoers, and congregations; how performance shaped and/or undermined distinctions between private/public bodies and selves. Although drama is an essential point of reference for this discussion, we encourage that "historicizing performance" be taken as broadly as possible. Topics might include (but are not limited to):
- Plays and play-going
- Music and singing