Boundaries and intersections -- two contrasting metaphors and yet not quite a binary. On the one hand, these words spatially remind us of Venn diagrams: two bound circles with a space of intersection where they overlap. On the other hand, intersections can be places of traffic, movement over time, streams of cars or pedestrians crossing boundaries. Spatial overlap or temporal crossing--the stability of categories or their rupture. The humanities are constantly defined and redefined by the churning of boundaries and intersections.
"HABIT, my good reader, hath so vast a prevalence over the human mind, that there is scarce anything too strange or too strong to be asserted of it."
-- Henry Fielding, Joseph Andrews.
The Rutgers Long Eighteenth Century Trans-Atlantic Graduate Studies Group is seeking papers for a graduate conference March 3-4, 2016 on the topic of habit.
Call for Papers
Crisis and Transformation:
Rethinking Knowledges, Histories, Identities, Technologies.
2016 ASPECT Graduate Conference
Friday, April 1 – Saturday, April 2
The Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Papers are invited on any aspect of adaptation studies but proposals on adaptations and history are particularly welcome. These might include: the history of adaptations, adapting history, biopics and adaptations, adaptation as historical appropriation, adaptations and period drama or heritage adaptations. Proposals (between 50 to 100 words) should be sent to:
Deborah Cartmell (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Imelda Whelehan (Imelda.Whelehan@utas.edu.au) by 1 June 2016.
Editor: Mr. Sayan Dey
Introdution to be given by: Dr. Lakhsmi Bandlamudi, City University, New York
Foreword to be given by: Dr. Martine Chemana, University of Sorbonne, France
CFP: Stephen Crane Society at ALA 2016 (Deadline 1.10.16)
The Stephen Crane Society will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Association Conference at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco in Embarcadero Center on May 26-29, 2016. All topics are welcome. Here, for example, are a few suggestions
· Crane's depiction of war
· Crane and the arts (e. g., painting, photography, music)
· Crane's depiction of the city
· Crane's poetry
· Crane's journalism
· the Sullivan County tales and sketches
· the Western stories
· the Whilomville stories
· one of Crane's lesser-known novels (The Third Violet, Active Service, or The O'Ruddy)
Call For Papers: YALE INTERASIA CONNECTIONS CONFERENCE 2016
Friday February 27, 2016
Deadline: December 15, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST.
Theme: Alternative Asias: Currents, Crossings, Connections
Literature, cultural studies. A paper exploring John Steinbeck's use of mentally challenged characters in his works, concentrating on Lennie Small in Of Mice and Men. Looking at it from the perspective of Disability Studies and asking the question, What is his place in the over all plot?
We are seeking contributors for a special journal issue on the topic of "American Literature after Postmodernism."
Much recent critical debate has focused on the aftermath of postmodernism. For many critics the question of 'what comes next' is the most pressing concern regarding contemporary American literature. What, if anything, distinguishes fictions of the very late twentieth and early twenty-first century from those canonical postmodernist fictions produced prior to 1990, and what is the import of these differences? The articles we are collecting for this special issue will address these questions, via critical engagements with exemplary authors and texts.
CFA: 'Gender in Victorian Popular Fiction, Art, and Culture,' Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies
Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies is a peer-reviewed, online journal committed to publishing insightful and innovative scholarship on gender studies and nineteenth-century British literature, art and culture.