"Boundaries of Life: Ageism and Aging in Works by Margaret Atwood and Doris Lessing." This session, co-sponsored by the Margaret Atwood Society and the Doris Lessing Society, is inspired by the 2017 Presidential Theme, "Boundary Conditions." By focusing on ageism and aging in the works of Atwood and Lessing, two of the twentieth century's most prolific and influential women writers, this panel aims to explore the ways these writers depict the passing of time in relation to life experiences and self-consciousness. Some questions papers might answer include: What does it mean to come of age? How do age and the aging process affect how we see ourselves? When and how does one become old? How does age discrimination shape societies and individuals?
"Humor and/as social critique in Margaret Atwood's novels, short stories and poetry." 250-300 word abstract by 17 March 2016 to Eleonora Rao (email@example.com).
The Margaret Atwood Society is proposing this panel for the 2017 MLA Convention.
Analyses/Rereadings/Theories (A/R/T Journal) is a peer-reviewed journal that has been created with a view to providing a forum for analyzing and discussing issues of immediate relevance for contemporary literary and cultural studies.
The editors would like to invite submission of contributions for its sixth issue, to be published in Summer 2016. We invite original articles, reviews and interviews addressing any topics related to Anglophone literature and culture.
The contributions should be between 4000 and 6000 words long. Each contribution will be anonymously refereed by a reviewer (double-blind review). The deadline for the submission of manuscripts is 31 March 2016.
Digital Humanities in Secondary Education
We will explore the successes and difficulties of bringing DH to secondary education. Reports & research on DH in secondary Ed are welcome.
This session, co-sponsored by the Margaret Atwood Society and the Doris Lessing Society, is inspired by the 2017 Presidential Theme, "Boundary Conditions." By focusing on ageism and aging in the works of Atwood and Lessing, two of the twentieth century's most prolific and influential women writers, this panel aims to explore the ways these writers depict the passing of time in relation to life experiences and self-consciousness. Some questions papers might answer include: What does it mean to come of age? How do age and the aging process affect how we see ourselves? When and how does one become old? How does age discrimination shape societies and individuals?
In examples like Philip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle or Philip Roth's The Plot Against America, we can see the alternate history genre imagine a multitude of possible pasts, both national and individual. It is those possibilities that lead critics to investigate the constructedness of history and notions of past and future. This non-guaranteed session aims to develop and challenge those readings through the lens of memory studies. How do alternate histories function at the level of collective or individual memory? What are the uses of alternative autobiography? How do necessarily subjective memories achieve authenticity at the level of historical record? How does memory present new possibilities for conceiving of both past and future?
The Call for Papers Deadline has been extended to: February 15, 2016 for Encountering the Unexpected: Glitches, (Dis)placements, and Marginalia, a Syracuse University Department of Religion Graduate Student Conference March 25th and 26th, 2016. We invite all interested graduate students to submit a proposal.
Movement and stasis. Routes to and from home. Boundaries and belonging. Local places and global spaces. The possibilities for and barriers to mobility shape the way that communities, cultures, and individuals communicate with one another. Mobility influences interconnectivity across time and space as well as the formation of hierarchies of domination and subordination.
"Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders" is an interdisciplinary graduate conference dedicated to exploring the changing contours of the field of American Studies. This year's conference theme, "Occupying Nations and Exceptional (dis)Placements," focuses on the theme of exile, otherness, and displacement in local, national, and global contexts. We aim to think transnational American Studies in relationship to occupied spaces of nation and state; we are interested in how these occupations enact, normalize, and hegemonize imperial logics and their displacing effects - materially, historically, and ontologically.
Seeking engaging literary conversation and more wit than the seventeenth-century French courts could yield, Catherine de Vivonne, the Marquise de Rambouillet, established the Hôtel de Rambouille's Blue Room, thereby setting the intellectual standard for salons.
"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)
The Pennsylvania State University
Committee for Early Modern Studies
2016 Symposium, Call for Papers
In the Face of Destruction: Historical Memory and the Preservation of the Past in the Early Modern Period
October 28-29, 2016
State College, Pennsylvania
"The Scholastic Forum"
The journal strives to publish original work of high quality related to English studies across the world.We invite original scholarly submissions in the form of research papers, articles, poems, book reviews.
1. Paper/ Font&Font size: A4 /Times New Roman/ 12.
2.Spacing: 1.5 Margin of 1 inch on all four sides.
3.References: Latest Mla Handbook style/ Format.
4.Word Limit- For Abstract : upto 300 words: For Paper 2500-4000.
5. Papers to be sent on: firstname.lastname@example.org
6. Abstract followed by keywords(5)
'The Gothic and all its forms'
The theme is an intentionally broad one, and might include:
Meta-Gothic (including meta-fiction, reflexivity and others)
Gothic in New Media (encompassing gaming, hypertext fiction, online culture and others)
Gothic materiality and the Gothic object
Gothic popular culture (the Goth community, fashion, social identity)
The Gothic in print culture
The Gothic in science
The MA in Samuel Beckett: Archive, Text and Performance, jointly co-ordinated and taught by the English Literature and the Film, Theatre and Television departments at the University of Reading, encourages both in depth study of Beckett's work, and research into Beckett's interrelationship with the broader contexts of, for example, literary Modernism, literature, arts and politics, modern and contemporary interdisciplinary performance, and collections based research.
We are delighted to announce the James and Elizabeth Knowlson Scholarship, available to candidates who have been accepted onto the MA in Samuel Beckett: Archive, Text and Performance in the Department of Film Theatre and Television, University of Reading, for entry in October 2016.