A conference jointly organized by the Department of English and Comparative Literature, Goldsmiths, University of London, and The Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory, Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, University of London
This conference marks the inauguration of The Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory.
Date: 5-6th February, 2010.
Conference organizers: Lucy Bond, Rick Crownshaw and Jessica Rapson (Goldsmiths); Katia Pizzi and Ricarda Vidal (Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies).
Venue: Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, University of London
Astrid Erll (University of Wuppertal)
Andrew Hoskins (University of Warwick)
ecocriticism and environmental studies
Call for Essays for "Press (R)eject" special issue of Rhizomes.net
issue 20 (Winter 2009/2010) http://www.rhizomes.net/
Co-edited Richard Burt and Craig Saper, co-operators of the
Looking for submissions for a collection of essays on teaching early Modern literature, and Shakespeare in particular, from an ecocritical perspective.
The volume encourages essays that show how teaching early modern texts ecocritically can be a matter of engaging in political struggle on behalf of the environment. Presentist approaches and essays that look at Shakespeare in different historical moments (including contemporary performances/films) are particularly welcome. Those who are ecocritics who happen to teach Shakespeare or other early modern texts, in addition to those who would describe themselves as Shakespeare or early modern scholars, are equally welcome to submit.
The Third Biennial International Conference of the
Contemporary Women's Writing Network
In Collaboration with San Diego State University
7-9 July 2010
Abstract Deadline: 15 August 2009
Edith Frampton, Dept. of English and Comparative Literature
Anne Donadey, Departments of European Studies and Women's Studies
"Our Monsters, Ourselves"
This panel seeks papers on the historical significance and meaning of the monsters everywhere in our cultural moment. Following the line of thought that a society's supernatural monsters in many ways define them, "Our Monsters, Ourselves" hopes to open the discussion of the ways monsters in recent fiction and film represent the tacit panics, problems and pleasures of English-language, North American culture in 2010. Monsters are defined, for this panel, as those creatures presented as explicitly and literally "supernatural" or "artificial" by their authors.
A short list of dramatis personae might include vampires, ware-wolves, robots, ghosts, AI figures, witches and demons.
Submission is invited for papers is invited that examine issues on postcolonial and transnational studies from a variety of perspectives and disciplines. Possible topics may include colonial discourse, gender, ethnicity, nation, migration, ecocriticism, tourism, popular culture and others. Papers address theoretical dialogues between postcolonial studies and transnational studies or focus on geocultural areas are also welcomed.
Accepted papers will be published in a special issue of Manusya, a leading English-language journal based in Bangkok and sponsored by Thailand Research Fund. Papers should be between 5,000-6,000 words in length with an abstract.
Deadline for submission: September, 2009
The Sidney Society will sponsor three open sessions on Philip Sidney and his Circle at the 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan). The conference website is here: http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/
May 13-16, 2010
Abstracts are invited on any subject dealing with Philip Sidney and his circle. As ever, we encourage proposals from newcomers as well as established scholars.
Papers should be limited to twenty minutes in reading time. Please do not submit an abstract to two different sessions of the conference in the same year.
"I used to say, 'There is a God-shaped hole in me.' For a long time I stressed the absence, the hole. Now I find it is the shape which has become more important." Salman Rushdie.
Submission Deadline: 31st July
Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture affiliated with the University of Sydney, invites scholars to contribute articles to our latest issue upon the theme of Absence. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
Language Loss Castration Shadows & Eclipses Negation/negative
Silence Presence Repression Theism/Atheism Nothing/No-thing
Edits/excisions Poverty Gender/Identity Death Grief/mourning
Censorship Desire Imaginary/illusion Zero Love
The show is not the show,
But they that go.
Menagerie to me
My neighbor be...
Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
Department of Comparative Literature, Yale University.
December 4, 2009
Keynote address by Professor Haun Saussy (Yale)
Discussants will include Yale faculty and graduate students.
14TH INTERNATIONAL HEMINGWAY SOCIETY CONFERENCE:
HEMINGWAY'S EXTREME GEOGRAPHIES
Lausanne, Switzerland - June 25-July 3, 2010
Proposal Deadline: September 15, 2009