The Permanent Seminar on Poetry (SEMPER) organizes its fourth international conference devoted to the topic of “The Poetic Epistle”. It may seem that a poem in letter form has had a limited diffusion through literary history, but it has, on the contrary, been an important part of Western literary traditions since Latin poetry, where, from Lucilius to Catullus, and Horace, the Epistola was established as a poetic genre on its own.
THEME: "THE FAMILIAR AND THE EXOTIC IN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE: THE POLITICS OF PERCEPTION AND REPRESENTATION"
Revisiting C. H. Sisson: Modernist, Classicist, Translator
London, 28-29 April 2017
The Common Good and the Digital Commons
as Justification Registers in Digital Governance, Surveillance and Security
20-21 October 2016, University of Hull
Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE)
Oriel Chambers, 27 High Street, Hull, HU1 1NE, UK
Keynote speaker: Professor Andrew Hoskins (University of Glasgow)
The American Short Story: An Expansion of the Genre
A Symposium of the American Literature Association
J. Gerald Kennedy, Boyd Professor of English, Louisiana State University
A Reading by Judith Ortiz Cofer
The Society for the Study of the American Short Story (SSASS) requests proposals for papers and presentations at an international symposium on the short story to be held in Savannah, GA, October 20-22, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. More information regarding hotel reservations and registration is available on the society website:
This panel will explore the potential (and threshold) of the personal narrative essay in our first-year writing courses. As opposed to other writing assignments (the research paper, the persuasive essay) that appear more geared toward developing transferable skills, the personal narrative is often considered, to borrow from Elizabeth Wardle, a “mutt genre,” meaning a genre important only in first-year writing courses to which they are also exclusive. However, this panel carefully considers how the personal narrative prompts and encourages such skills as rhetorical maneuvering, genre awareness, and metacognition, which many Transfer Studies scholars (see for instance: Devitt ; Nowacek ; or Russell ) have often prioritized.
Research on heavy metal has seen an impressive growth over the past decade. While the disciplinary background of metal scholars and the methods they employ testify to ever more diversity, few publications have focused specifically on the role played by film. This collection of essays sets out to bring together research on heavy metal and visual culture. In recent years, the number of films on metal has increased substantially, indicating that this musical genre might be viewed in new ways by the non-fan public.
CALL FOR PAPERS: Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics Special Issue
Sexual Violence in Comics
Guest Editors: Rebecca Scherr (University of Oslo) and Mihaela Precup (University of Bucharest)
As a site of struggle, a target of discursive discipline, the seat of disruptive agency, and the material ground for various voluntary and imposed definitions of identity, the human body has long been the subject of interrogation in literary scholarship. The recent “material turn” in various fields of subfields, including the environmental humanities, has brought the figure renewed critical attention This panel seeks to examine representations of the body in the context of a particular relationship: one with the supposedly disembodied entity of the modern corporation. The panel invites papers that consider how modern authors articulate this relationship in various configurations for different effects and political purposes.
Resistance to the censorship of speech or publications by governmental or institutional authority has long been regarded as central to the defense of academic freedom. The hypervisibility and hyperconnectivity resulting from social media and the 24-hour news cycle have made possible the suppression and/or marginalization of unpopular ideas and texts through public shaming and/or boycotting. While on the one hand, this kind of public censorship embodies the total realization of freedom of expression, at the same time, it serves to squelch unpopular ideas and texts.
Edited Collection on Joe Brainard
The Great Fire: Reconsidered – Call for Papers
3 September 2016 – Wren Suite, St Paul’s Cathedral
The Great Fire of London has long been held as a watershed moment in London’s history. Over the course of four days in September 1666, an infernal blaze claimed over 13,000 houses, 87 churches and 52 livery halls, and rendered an estimated 70,000 people homeless. Yet while cellars still burned there were whispers at court that the conflagration might actually be ‘the greatest blessing that God ever conferred’ upon King Charles II because it had crippled the ‘rebellious’ City of London; forever opening its gates to royal power.
This proposed roundtable session will consider the challenges—technological, pedagogical, and practical—of creating a digital edition of a text specifically for use in the classroom. The absence of teaching editions of some texts, in particular those by women writers and writers of color, has become a growing concern for those who specialize in these authors. Editions may have gone out of print or only be available in expensive scholarly versions; meanwhile, publishers are hesitant to invest in texts that may not have a wide readership. This situation has some instructors struggling to use online versions that may not be easy to read or use, are rarely annotated, and are usually lacking contextual information.
Since Thilo Sarrazin’s controversial book Deutschland schafft sich ab was published in 2010, there has been an explosion of comedy and satire in Germany dealing with issues of immigration and integration, from sketches on established mainstream television programs such as the heute show to new productions such as Abdelkarim’s StandUp Migranten on ARD’s EinsPlus. With the recent debates surrounding comedian Jan Böhmermann’s satirical poem pillorying the Turkish president Recep Erdogan, the limits of satire and its political effects have also been the subject of widespread media attention.
International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies is an indexed, peer-reviewed, open-access, research quarterly which aims to generate and disseminate new, high quality knowledge about English language teaching, literature, linguistics and translation studies as well as to promote advanced researches and best practices in these fields. We are currently soliciting unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of ELT, Linguistics, Literature, Discourse and Translation Studies for July-September, 2016 Issue of the IJ-ELTS.