all recent posts

Picturing Childhood: A Symposium on Children's Literature and Psychoanalysis. Saturday, September 29, 2012.

updated: 
Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 10:03am
full name / name of organization: 
Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania
contact email: 

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.

RSA 2012 Proposed Panel: Disgust in Early Modern English Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 9:53pm
full name / name of organization: 
Natalie K. Eschenbaum / University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
contact email: 

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.

Motherhood and Loss Anthology

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 9:53pm
full name / name of organization: 
Fat Daddy's Farm
contact email: 

Call for essays, creative writing and art for a new anthology dealing with motherhood and loss:

"Theorizing Emotion" Panel at New Chaucer Society 2012, July 23-26

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 12:51pm
full name / name of organization: 
Jessica Rosenfeld, Washington University
contact email: 

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?

The Poetry of Thomas Hardy 7-8 June 2012

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 12:14pm
full name / name of organization: 
Artois University, Arras, France
contact email: 

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 (grafe.adrian@wanadoo.fr) by September 4th 2011. You will be notified of your acceptance by September 10th 2011.

Historicizing Performance in the Early Modern Period, January 20, 2012, The John Rylands Library, Deansgate, Manchester

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 11:28am
full name / name of organization: 
Michael Durrant and Naya Tsentourou / The University of Manchester

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

CFP: Queer Places, Practices, and Lives conference (May 18-19, 2012; abstracts due Aug. 12, 2011)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 10:36am
full name / name of organization: 
Ohio State University
contact email: 

QUEER PLACES, PRACTICES, AND LIVES: A SYMPOSIUM IN HONOR OF SAMUEL STEWARD

The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

May 18-19, 2012

Deadline for proposals: Aug. 12, 2011

Confirmed speakers:
Joseph Boone, Tim Dean, Kale Fajardo, Roderick Ferguson, Brian Glavey, Scott Herring, Eithne Lubhéid, Victor Mendoza, Deborah Miranda, José Esteban Muñoz, Hoang Tan Nguyen, Juana María Rodríguez, Nayan Shah, Justin Spring, Susan Stryker, Shane Vogel

***

Conference CFP-Paranoia and Pain: Embodied in Psychology, Literature, and Bioscience, University of Liverpool, 2-4 April 2012

updated: 
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 6:35pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Neville Cobbe-Dr Maryam Farahani-Dr Ian Schermbrucker (University of Liverpool)
contact email: 

Paranoia and Pain (University of Liverpool, 2-4 April 2012) is an international cross-disciplinary conference, seeking to raise an awareness of various intersections of literature and science. The conference aims to explore overlapping paradigms of paranoia and pain in psychology, biological sciences, and literary texts/contexts.

Organising Chair:
Dr Maryam Farahani
School of English, University of Liverpool

Organising Board:
Dr Neville Cobbe (School of Biological Sciences)
Dr Maryam Farahani (School of English)
Dr Ian Schermbrucker (School of Psychology)

Conference Chair:
Dr Nick Davis
School of English, University of Liverpool

[UPDATE] November 3 -- November 5, 2011

updated: 
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 2:43pm
full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association's Annual Conference
Thursday, November 3 -- Saturday, November 5, 2011
Radisson Warwick Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
http://www.mapaca.net/confer/callForPapers.html#relcult#relcult

The below topics pertain to the Religion and Popular Culture Area of the conference. For other areas, see MAPACA's website.

Keynotes and New Deadline: Aesthetics of Renewal

updated: 
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 11:21am
full name / name of organization: 
Canadian Association of American Studies
contact email: 

We are pleased to announce the plenary speakers for the 2011 conference, they are Linda Hutcheon and Michael Hutcheon, and Anthony Stewart. Further, the new deadline is 15 July 2011.

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Aesthetics of Renewal or "Everything Old is New Again"

3 – 6 November, 2011

Ottawa, Ontario

Carleton University's Centre for Research in American Studies invites submissions for the annual conference for the Canadian Association of American Studies to be held in Ottawa, Ontario from November 3rd – 6th, 2011. This year's theme is: "The Aesthetics of Renewal or 'Everything Old is New Again.'"

CFP: Approaches to Teaching the Underground Railroad (2012 NeMLA; Abstracts due Sept. 30., 2011)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 10:50am
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association - Rochester, NY
contact email: 

This roundtable session will address approaches to teaching the Underground Railroad. Possible paper topics may include, but are not limited to, teaching specific literary texts, historical figures such as Harriet Tubman, incorporating historical sites into the syllabus, and Canadian contributions to the Underground Railroad. Interdisciplinary and team-teaching methods of instruction are especially encouraged. Please send inquiries or 250-500 word abstracts (as MSWord or PDF attachments) to Saundra Liggins .

Pages