Women, Money and Markets (1750-1850)King's College London, May 11th 2017Keynote Speakers: Professor Hannah Barker (University of Manchester) Caroline Criado-Perez, OBEOne of the leading voices in the campaign for female representation on the banknote and an active promoter and supporter of women in the media In 2017, Jane Austen will feature on the £10 note as the sole female representative on British currency. To mark this occasion, and explore its problematic significance, the English department at King’s is running a one-day conference with the aim to consider debates about women in relation to ideas of value, market, marketability, as well as debates about different forms of currency and exchange am
Recent scholarship on John Updike—especially since his death in 2009 and the subsequent opening up of his personal papers at Houghton Library—has begun to shed light on his still overlooked, albeit extremely fecund, political mindset. A Political Companion to John Updike will seek to establish a new scholarly foundation for this exciting and burgeoning field in Updike studies by inviting scholars to submit essays that employ multiple perspectives and fresh interdisciplinary approaches to better understanding the kinds of political questions Updike’s writing addresses.
For its second international conference, the John Thelwall Society, in collaboration with the University of Derby, invites papers on Thelwall within interlinked regional networks of activism, sociability, dissent and reform in Britain 1780-1820.
Constitutions of Hamlet: Afterlives and political theologies of trauerspiel
University of Split, Croatia
16th December 2016
Keynote speakers: Prof. Andreas Höfele and filmmaker Ken McMullen
Rebirth, Resurrection, and Revivification
Glossolalia, Yale Divinity School’s recently revived academic journal, is pleased to announce a call for paper submissions for inclusion in the Fall 2016 edition, on the theme of “Rebirth, Resurrection, and Revivification.”
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Sources of Non-Western Rhetorical Traditions
Editors: Hui Wu and Tarez Samra Graban
The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies invites you to join us on February 24-25, 2017, for our fourth ‘Popular Culture and the Deep Past’ extravaganza at The Ohio State University, devoted this year to the theme of Harry Potter on the 20th anniversary of the publication of J.K. Rowling's first Potter novel.
Call for Papers
American Literature Association Symposium
September 7-9, 2017
Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans, Louisiana
Regionalism and Place in American Literature
The Manhattan Project was, arguably, the defining event of the twentieth century. More even than the Second World War itself, the Manhattan Project and its Cold War legacy altered the course of world history. For decades shrouded in secrecy and nourished by fear, we are only now—some seventy-five years on—beginning to understand the full effects of that event and its complex aftermath.
This study determined the presidential candidates as viewed by first time voters and its impact in choosing a candidate. Specifically it aimed to determine the profile of the respondents in terms of age and gender; 2) the respondents’ view of candidates in terms of popularity and political literacy; 3) ranking of candidates by the respondents; and impact in choosing a candidate for presidency. This study uesd descriptive research,purposive sampling method, and inferential statistics. The results show that majority of the respondents belong to ages 18-19, mostly male, most candidates are perceived as more popular and literate, however RodrigoDuterte ranked as first.
Since the first Iron Man film in 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has continually branched out to cover more and more ground. Building on the original comics’ popularity, film makers are bringing new renditions of beloved characters to both the big and small screen. Even though film critics and news outlets have begun to wonder when ‘super hero fatigue’ will strike what can be seen as an oversaturated market, the box office of recent films such as Captain America: Civil War (2016) indicates no such waning of audience interest. This issue of gender forum concerns itself with the representation of super heroes in both film and television.
Calls for Papers
Emily Dickinson International Society: ALA 2017
The Emily Dickinson International Society will sponsor two sessions at the 2017 American Literature Association Annual Conference. ALA conference will be held in Boston, May 25-28, 2017. Please send a 300-word abstract and a brief CV to Michelle Kohler (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Renee Bergland (email@example.com) by January 4, 2017.
Panel 1: Dickinson and Violence
University of Oxford China Humanities Graduate Conference 2017 CFP
(Extra)ordinary China: Practices of the Everyday
Wednesday 11th January to Thursday 12th January 2017, Dickson Poon China Centre Building, University of Oxford
Didactics and the Modern Robinsonadefor Young Adults – Edited Collection
The literary and historical influence of Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe on the Western literary canon cannot be overstated. Its publication heralded the arrival of the novel form and engendered greater public interest in reading literature in the eighteenth century. It was Rousseau who said of Robinson Crusoe that it is “the one book that teaches all that books can teach”. Indeed, in his treatise Emilius and Sophia: or, A New System of Education, Rousseau advocated for the use of Defoe’s novel as an instructional tool for the education of young minds, wanting Emilius to read only Defoe during his formative years.