This panel seeks to continue the fruitful dialogue about the intertwining of epic, romance and novel in Italian culture we started at the AAIS-CSIS 2017 Conference in Columbus, Ohio. In order to further the scholarship of Bakhtin, Jameson, Doody, and Fusillo among others, we welcome investigations of the widespread presence and reciprocal influence of these three literary forms in the Italian linguistic and cultural space from the Middle Ages to the present day. What motivates their contaminations? What emerges from the collisions of these different styles and worldviews within the Italian context?
cultural studies and historical approaches
The Mary McCarthy Society will sponsor a panel at the American Literature Association Annual Convention in Boston, MA, May 23-26, 2019.
Call for Papers: The Many Lives of Mary McCarthy
HISTORICAL POETICS NOW
A Symposium at the University of Texas at Austin
November 7 to 10, 2019
Laura Mandell and Ivy Wilson
Call for Papers
Rest and the rest: Aesthetics of Idleness12th Visual and Cultural Studies Graduate Conferenceat the University of RochesterApril 12-13, 2019
Keynote: Jean Ma, Associate Professor of Art and Art History, Stanford University
In celebration of the life and works of the eminent scholar Pierre Coustillas (1930-2018), we invite contributions for proposed panel(s) on Coustillas, George Gissing, and their writing to the Annual Literary London Society Conference. This meeting will be held on 11-12 July 2019 at the Institute of English Studies in the University of London. Coustillas has had a profound influence on Gissing and nineteenth-century studies. From 1969 to April 2013, he edited The Gissing Newsletter and subsequently The Gissing Journal, the organ for Gissing studies. In 1997, Paul F. Mattheisen, Arthur C. Young, and Coustillas completed their landmark project: The Collected Letters of George Gissing.
The sixth Sharing Cultures conference examines all aspects of Intangible Cultural Heritage within the definitions provided by the 2013 UNESCO Declaration.This iteration of the conference will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland from 11-14 June 2019. Papers and panels are invited covering the whole gamut of ICH-related topics and there will be a special chapter on Monetising ICH - tourism and business. Proceedings are published. The approach is interdisciplinary and theoretical approaches and discussions, case studies and accounts of on-going projects are welcome. Edinburgh was the first UNESCO City of Literature and its Old and New Towns are UNESCO World Heritage sites. For further details see:
The Department of Philology at the University of Cantabria is pleased to host the
6th ASYRAS conference that will take place in Santander, Spain, from 27-29 June 2019.
The conference, with the title “On Potentialities” sets up a forum where early-
career specialists in English Studies can present the results of their research. The
Call For Papers
“Truth Fiction Illusion: Worlds and Experience”
The Association for Philosophy and Literature (APL)
together with Theory, Culture & Society (TCS)
Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, 29 May — 2 June 2019
“Truths are illusions which we have forgotten are illusions” — Nietzsche
“Thought is creation, not will to truth” — Deleuze and Guattari
Much attention has been given to recent American studies showing a dramatic increase in the numbers of those who distance themselves from religious affiliation. Here in Quebec, it is approximately 50 years since the Quiet Revolution, a political movement that wrested control over health and education from the Catholic Church to a secular government. Today in Montreal, fewer than 4% of the population regularly attends mass, a trend that echoes the situation in Europe (1).
The graduate students from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities are pleased to announce that we will be hosting our annual conference, titled ''Tabú: 6th Annual Graduate Student Conference''. The conference will take place on March 29-30, 2019 in Minneapolis.
We are proud to announce the participation of our plenary speakers:
Dr. Rena Torres Cacoullos, Penn State University
Dr. Katarzyna Beilin, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Call for Papers: