Medieval Environments February 25-26, 2017
Evanston, IL USA
Medieval Environments February 25-26, 2017
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.
Harvard–Brown Chiasmi Conference of Italian Studies
April 7-8, 2017
Keynote Speaker: Professor Marco Arnaudo (Indiana University Bloomington)
We invite papers for a graduate student conference on play in the Italian tradition to be held at Harvard University on April 7-8, 2017.
Taking Flight speaks to Deleuze and Guattari’s petition to leave bounded territories and to connect and to create and to “establish a logic of the AND.” Privileging intense and transformative encounters with others, they ask us not to cling to the state apparatus that reinforces the normative or the binary machines which rigidify us (man-woman, adult-child, straight-queer etc.), but to invent more supple and fluid connections, which, in turn, create new concepts, new thought, and new experiences. This invitation for anomalous creations and diversifications across and beyond disciplines ruptures genealogies, totalities, and unifications.
Formalism and Its Discontents, An Interdisciplinary Conference
23-24 February, 2017
Center for Cultural Analysis, Rutgers University
With keynote presentations by:
Professor of English and David and Kathleen Ryan Professor of Humanities
Author of Forms: Whole, Rhythm, Hierarchy, Network (Princeton University Press, 2015)
Assistant Professor of Music and the Humanities
University of Chicago
Author of From 1989, or European Music and the Modernist Unconscious (University of California Press, forthcoming 2016)
Wordsworth : The French Connection
École Normale Supérieure, Paris, 20-21 April 2017
Symposium of the London-Paris Romanticism Seminar with the assistance of the Société d’Études du Romantisme Anglais (SERA)
Keynote speakers :
Simon Bainbridge, Professor of Romantic Studies, Lancaster University
Alain Vaillant, Professeur, Université Paris Ouest – Nanterre
Scientific committee/steering group :
Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference
in Transnational American Studies (8th Annual)
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Keynote: Russ Castronovo, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Deadline for Proposal Submission: February 24th, 2016
Conference website: http://www.utdgsaraw.com
University of Texas at Dallas Arts & Humanities Graduate Student Association
February 24 and February 25, 2017
Keynote speakers: Dr. Nnedi Okorafor and Dr. Stephen T. Asma
Theme: Hybridity and Monstrosity
Submission Deadline: December 31 , 2016
October 26-28, 2017, Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz, Germany.
Conference organizers: Nele Sawallisch, Johanna Seibert, Pia Wiegmink, Frank Obenland
This conference hosted by the Transnational American Studies Institute aims at assessing and theorizing past and present forms of black intellectual, political, and cultural resistance from the era of abolitionist campaigns against the transatlantic slave trade to the recent global protest formation of Black Lives Matter.
Challenges of Media Anthropology
Princeton-Weimar Summer School for Media Studies
Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie
German Department (Princeton University)
Weimar, Germany, June 10–17, 2017
English: The Journal of the English Association invites contributions to a special issue on The Classroom of Literature
. . . . we moved together out of the clutch of the Fates, inhabitors of a world without doom; with a scratching, licking and chewing of pens, a whisper and passing of jokes, a titter of tickling, a grumble of labour, a vague stare at the wall in a dream. . . . (Laurie Lee, Cider with Rosie)
A One-day Conference at the University of Chichester. West Sussex. UK
Saturday May 27th 2017
Co-organised by Dr Miles Leeson and David Clayton
Department of English & Creative Writing
The conference aims to extend the discussion of British women’s writing that was initiated at the University of Hull in June 2016.
Event: May 26-28, 2017, Aalborg, Denmark
Abstract Submissions Due: March 31, 2017
An international academic conference addressing the topics of creative practices (how to research, design, and assess), creative constraints (ex: can constraints create new art forms), creative transgressions (ex: if “transgression is commodified, can it truly be transgressive at all”?), and Para-creativity (“para” having dual definitions: a) for example, para-literature, meaning not quite literature or b) Parasitic Literature such as fan fiction, B-movies, and so forth), and lastly, Hybrid Texts.
As we approach the centennial of the October revolution, the international and multilingual online journal La Furia Umana is publishing a special dossier looking at Russian media creation in the period between 1912 (the year of A Slap in the Face of Public Taste) and 1930 (the year of Mayakovsky's suicide), with a concentration on the Russian avant-garde in film and the plastic arts.
Topics for this dossier might include but are not limited to:
Uncertain Futures is an interdisciplinary conference hosted by OCAD University and the Canadian Association for American Studies. It will take place at OCAD University, in downtown Toronto, from October 27th to 29th, 2017.
In her introduction to The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin writes that “the future, in fiction, is a metaphor.” In uncertain times, we look to the future as a blank screen for projecting our anxieties about the fraught present and unresolved past. Our fantasies about the future reveal the ideological constructs of our contemporary moment. “Science fiction is not predictive,” Le Guin writes. “It is descriptive.”