Regarding an ongoing research project at Columbia University, Barnard student Sabrina Singer reflected that when she walks around the campus, now, she wonders: “What else is history going to forget?” The research Singer and her colleagues are doing looks at the historical ties between the institution now educating them and the historical institution of slavery. We were prompted to similar reflections having visited Yale’s Peabody Museum and an exhibit there of Elihu Yale’s gemstones collection. Included in the display is a painting of Yale: he is pictured with a large unfinished diamond ring symbolizing Britain’s dominance over India.
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies (INCS) US Conference, 2018: “Serials, Cycles, Suspensions”
March 1-4, 2018, San Francisco, CA
A Critical Introduction to R.E.M.
edited by Tom Hertweck (U of Nevada, Reno)
for inclusion in the series "For the Record: Lexington Studies in Rock and Popular Music" (Lexington Books)
We are very pleased to announce that our keynote speaker at the Second Annual Early Modern Women Writers’ Colloquium will be Professor David Norbrook who will speak on Lucy Hutchinson.
THE SECOND ANNUAL EARLY MODERN WOMEN WRITERS’ COLLOQUIUM
At the 6th Annual Othello’s Island Conference 2018, Centre for Visual Arts and Research, Nicosia, Cyprus, 25 to 27 March 2018
Full information at www.othellosisland.wixsite.com/emww
A Holiday from War?
“Resting” behind the lines during the First World War
Université Paris III - Sorbonne Nouvelle
June 22 & 23, 2018
Maison de la Recherche (75005, Paris)
Organised by Sarah Montin (EA PRISMES) and Clémentine Tholas-Disset (EA CREW)
Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Tim Kendall (University of Exeter)
Shirley Jackson wrote about about haunted houses, dysfunctional families, wayward children, attempts at maintaining a sane work-life balance, as well as restricted, doomed women in a period when Americans were constantly reminded of their civic duties to manage and maintain clean, comfortable, ‘normal’ domestic spaces. But as evidenced by letters from her fans, Shirley Jackson’s approach to domesticity opened up the possibility for something different, something more for women who felt trapped by their home lives.
This panel seeks work that addresses any aspect of Jackson’s domesticity in her fiction or nonfiction for the May 2018 ALA Conference in San Francisco.
September 2017 saw the publication of the final volume in the Library of America series of the complete works of Philip Roth: Why Write?: Collected Nonfiction 1960-2013. The volume includes Roth’s literary criticism, critical introductions, interviews, movie reviews, political writing, cultural commentary and open letters.
Keynote Speaker: Masha Raskolnikov, Cornell University
Conference date: Saturday, March 17th 2018, University of Pennsylvania
This conference aims to think of vulnerability as a state of being that precedes but does not necessarily entail violence, a condition that is temporalized, oriented toward a future that is potentially hazardous. To be vulnerable is to be under threat. What are the methods by which the Middle Ages constructed and maintained states of vulnerability? As a corollary, if we think of vulnerability as entailing threat, what are the methods by which people or things are constructed as threats? What did it mean for medieval people to be living under threat?
CFP: Rock and Romanticism, the David Bowie Edition
Victorian Popular Fiction Association and Liverpool John Moores University Study Day
Saturday 18th November 2017
Aldham Roberts Library, Liverpool John Moores University
9.30 – 10.00: Registration and Welcome
Clemson University Press is pleased to invite essay submissions of approximately 7,000 words to volume 3 of The T. S. Eliot Studies Annual (2019 publication). We welcome work on our special topic, “Eliot and the Biological,” particularly essays that engage with ecocriticism, animal studies, and theorizations of the body.
Please send an abstract of no more than 300 words and a brief CV to Julia Daniel, guest editor, at email@example.com, before January 30th. Accepted essays will due by August 1, 2018.
Organized by Molly O'BRIEN CASTRO & Alexis CHOMMELOUX
Tours University/ICD (FRANCE)
The œuvre of E. M. Forster is undoubtedly based on contrast: nature vs. culture, nature vs. queer, and/or culture vs. queer. However, there seems to be many instances when the oppositions dissolve in the triad of nature, culture and queerness. Nature sometimes functions as a connection between culture and life, and the life tends to be quite specific, queer. Sometimes still it is queerness (of the sex or of the mind) that links nature with culture. In turn, culture may be responsible for bringing nature and queerness together. The proposed conference shall shed more light on the relation of the triad nature, culture, and queerness in relation to the life and works of E. M. Forster.