Recent years have seen a great deal of work on the temporality of the nation in nineteenth-century U.S. literatures. Dana Luciano, Lloyd Pratt, Thomas Allen, and others have considered how representations of time both produce and contest the boundaries of national belonging. This panel builds on such work, uniting questions about the political dimensions of temporality with questions about literary form. The panel will explore how plotting, narrative structure, and other explicitly literary ways of representing time organize, rework, and/or unsettle ideas about national time during the long nineteenth century.
"Paratheatrical Entertainments in Shakespeare's London and London's Shakespeare" – seminar at the World Shakespeare Congress 2016.
Seminar conveners: Donald Hedrick (Kansas State University) and Edel Semple (University College Cork)
LAST MINUTE CFP: PLEASE EMAIL EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST ASAP AND SUBMIT ABSTRACT BY 1/21/16
The "East Coast/West Coast" rivalry, distinction, feud, or romance is a recurrent theme in American music and popular forms – most famously in hip hop, but also in rock, jazz, and other genres. This panel will enlarge on this theme and explore it in relation to multiple genres and modes in U.S. culture, politics, economics, and/or other forms of life.
All ideas and disciplines welcome. Please send the organizer a brief email saying who you are and what your interest in this topic is in advance of the deadline (i.e. right away).
Please submit an abstract of 300-500 words by January 21, 2016.
Reframing Science Fiction:
A One Day Conference on the Art of Science Fiction
21 March 2016
Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1QU
Keynote speakers: Dr Jeannette Baxter (Anglia Ruskin University) and Dr Paul March-Russell (University of Kent)
From William Blake and John Martin to Glenn Brown and The Otolith Group, artists have been producing works of art that are science fiction. And artists and their works have been incorporated into many works of sf.
Meanwhile, on countless book covers and in magazine illustrations, a visual language of science fiction has evolved: bug-eyed monsters; spaceships; robots and so on.
In today's complex world religious discourse is especially crucial, considering that secularism is expanding around the globe. We seek contributions on the representation of the Virgin Mary in World Literature and Art. Comparative approaches are always welcome. Religious and cultural literacy is important for domestic and international politics, the practice of peace, harmony, justice, and social prosperity. Thus, this edited volume will help diminish religious illiteracy. Universitas Press has agreed to publish this edited volume. Contributions are welcome from scholars in various disciplines in the humanities.
SPRING SCHOOL ON THE INTERSECTION OF MEDIA STUDIES AND THE SOCIOLOGY OF PERSONAL LIFE
Joint event of the PhD Program in Communication Studies of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Research Centre for Communication and Culture (CECC, Research Line "Media, Technology, Contexts") and Department of Media and Communication Studies, Södertörn University
LISBON, 11-15 APRIL 2016
Call for Applications
August 11-14, 2016
University of California, Berkeley
The Secrets that Animals Keep: Terror, Cruelty, and Trauma in the Gothic Imagination
Proposed by: Dr. Amy Armiento, Frostburg State University, email@example.com and Dr. Kevin Knott, Frostburg State University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Central Pennsylvania Consortium's Africana Studies Conference:
#Envisioning Black Digital Spaces
Keynote speaker: Alicia Garza, Social Activist & Co-Creator of the viral Twitter Hashtag And Movement, #BlackLivesMatter
April 8-9, 2016
Dickinson College, Carlisle PA
This is a call for abstracts for a proposed special session for MLA 2017 in Philadelphia. The proposal for the special session is due on April 1, 2016. Acceptance at the call for paper stage is NOT a guarantee of the session being accepted and running at MLA 2017.
This proposed special session will explore the relationships and connections between modernism and graphic narrative. Panelists may consider:
+ narrative theory, modernism, and comics
+ the influence of modernism on comics and graphic narrative
+ modernist ways of reading graphic narrative
+ intertextuality and adaptation
+ perspective and consciousness
+ space and time
Philip Roth's work has always invited speculation about the relationship between the author's own life and that of his fictional protagonists. From Portnoy's Complaint, which Roth claimed was "a novel in the guise of a confession that was received ...
The environmental crisis and intensifying migration movements are among the greatest challenges of our time, yet they are only beginning to be understood as interrelated. So far, this junction has mainly been studied in the social sciences, with a strong focus on the phenomenon of so-called climate refugees. There is, however, a substantial and remarkably diverse body of literary texts, including a large number of poems, that address the links between environmental and migratory issues in historically informed, conceptually complex, and aesthetically innovative ways.
'Narratives of decline: the changing patterns of death and aging in contemporary Japanese religions'
Japanese Studies Workshop, The University of Manchester
Tuesday, 31 May 2016
Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries is seeking papers for its next issue of the journal (Issue 8.1, Fall 2016). 8.1 will be an open topic issue. Please direct queries or submissions to Dr. Adam Sills (Adam.G.Sills@hofstra.edu).
We are also excited to note that Digital Defoe has a new, streamlined site and a URL that is much easier to remember: www.digitaldefoe.org. Archived issues 1-6 are available on both the new site and at the previous URL.
CFP: Stephen Crane Society at ALA 2016 (Deadline 1.17.16)
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)
· Crane's depiction of women