The Graduate Students of the Department of Comparative Thought and Literature at Johns Hopkins University are proud to announce their bi-annual conference on February 22 and 23, 2019. We are pleased to host keynote speakers Heather Love (Associate Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania) and Bernie Rhie (Associate Professor of English, Williams College).
cultural studies and historical approaches
Teaching the History of the Bookwill assemble essays by scholars and teachers from across all fields of literary and language study, exploring theories, practices, and problems in teaching about and with the history of the book. Essays in the volume will provide historical context, theoretical frames, and practical insights for effectively teaching the history of the book, as a subject in its own right and as a component or method in courses on other subjects in the field of literature and language, both within and beyond the Anglophone world.
CFP: 54th Annual Comparative World Literature Conference
Cultural Memory and Trauma: Literary and Visual Representations
Wednesday and Thursday, April 24-25, 2019
We seek submissions to a seminar on Gender Switching and Queerness in Web-Native Shakespare at the upcoming ESRA conference (http://www.ircl.cnrs.fr/francais/sos2019.htm) in Montpellier, France, in June 2019. We welcome papers exploring the interpretive possibilities generated by queer and gender-switched casting in web series and other digitally-native media adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays. By shifting the means of production and distribution beyond traditional mainstream media channels, new digital platforms like YouTube, Tumblr, and Netflix offer a creative process through which more people can adapt Shakespeare in their own image.
Studying the Past, Defining the Future
The Sixth Popular Culture Conference at the College of St. Joseph
Hosted by the Alpha Zeta Omicron Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta
On behalf of the Editorial Board, it is my pleasure to share with the launching of Worldwide Waste:Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies. The journal will be of direct interest to scholars in postcolonial studies, waste and discard studies, environmental humanities, cultural anthropology and others. We have issued a Call for Papers, Special Collection: ‘Unpacking Food and Drink’ (details below).
Georgetown Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
Conference Date: March 30, 2018
Collaborative International Conference on Gandhi & Tagore organised by MAHE and Edinburgh Napier University
Hosted by Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka
22 and 23 February 2019
Samaj and Freedom(s) - The relevance of Gandhi and Tagore’s Ideas Today
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Graduate Students in English 2019 Conference
“Opening Doors:Creating Opportunities for Difficult Conversations”
March 9, 2019
Starting conversations on difficult topics can seem insurmountable at times. The 2019 GSE Conference focuses on how texts (books, tv shows, films, social media, etc.) open the door to difficult conversations, offering the opportunity for enlightenment and understanding in a time seemingly bereft of both.
Organizer: Alison Frazier, University of Texas, Austin
Across the pre-modern world, biography in all media focused largely on rulers, warrior heroes, and spiritual adepts. Such figures, historical or not, were understood to embody virtues worth preserving, admiring and, on occasion, imitating. Thus, the global phenomena of afterlives: creative re-presentations that aimed to secure the posthumous life, or life-effect, of the hero. The topic of afterlives encourages pursuit of a global and comparative pre-modernity that remains generously local, conceptually and theoretically astute, and disciplinarily diverse.