In their 1999 essay "Deformance and Interpretation," Lisa Samuels and Jerome McGann propose deformative criticism against a rigid, theoretical, informative mode of reading in humanities. Deformance is an action, an imaginative, creative poiesis that does not necessarily aim to set a meaning of a text but reimagines it as a performance. Usually perceived in opposition to the more analytical camp of Digital Humanities, deformative criticism or deformance seems to be one of the very real and material alleys that Digital Humanities has offered to the structured, institutional, and perhaps all too ossified forms of production and exposition of knowledge.
Starting with the Global Financial Crisis of 2007, an already dwindling and tough job market for those who received a Ph.D. from humanities and social sciences became almost impossible to navigate especially for the new graduates. Even if the economy shows healing symptoms and the market some amelioration, with the use of the business and private enterprise models within academia along with the changes in the tenure system, careers alternative to the academic tenure became a real option and are not necessarily seen as failures.
The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, to be held at the University of Louisville, February 18-20, 2016. We are interested in abstracts pertaining to any aspect of mid-Century American poetics, but in particular those that build on and problematize the mechanics of projective verse. While "Projective Verse" has received ample treatment in studies concerning major poets like Charles Olson and Robert Duncan, other poets built on projective verse in their own ways, fashioning distinctive styles that, while tangentially related to projective verse, also created new poetic forms.
The deadline for abstracts for the Twelfth Annual Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies Graduate Conference has been extended to Thursday, September 10:
Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies Graduate Conference
The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst will host its twelfth annual graduate student conference on Saturday, October 10, 2015. We are delighted to welcome Anne Lake Prescott of Barnard College as our keynote speaker.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are pleased to invite the academic community to attend the 8th International Conference "Word, Utterance, Text: Cognitive, Pragmatic and Cultural Aspects", which will be held on April 20-22, 2016 at Chelyabinsk State University (Chelyabinsk, Russia).
We welcome the submission of research papers related to the following topics:
–Innovative approaches to language studies in the XXI century.
–Linguistic image of the world and cross-cultural communication.
–Discourse as the object of interdisciplinary research.
–Current issues in translation and interpreting studies.
–Current issues in language education.
The official languages of the conference are Russian and English.
Dance was an important part of Restoration and eighteenth-century society and of Restoration and eighteenth-century theatre, and it figures prominently in a number of eighteenth-century novels as well. Yet it is a field of study that has been largely overlooked in Restoration and eighteenth-century scholarship (particularly that on England). This panel invites papers on all aspects of eighteenth-century dance culture, from attempts to reconstruct or analyze dances to explorations of eighteenth-century dance textbooks to inquiries into how dance informed the other arts like theater, opera, and the novel. What might the methodologies of dance scholarship contribute to our understanding of eighteenth-century books, performances, or cultures?
The proposed panel explores the development of a documentary film and video movement from the margins of the Spanish film industry during the early years of the twenty-first century.
The Oswald Review is a refereed undergraduate journal of criticism and research in the discipline of English. Published annually, The Oswald Review accepts submissions from undergraduates in this country and abroad (with a professor's endorsement).
Submit each manuscript as a separate email attachment in Microsoft Word. TOR discourages simultaneous submission to other journals.
All text should be provided in current MLA format, justified left only and without headers and footers. Endnotes, if absolutely necessary, should be minimal.
Ever since the emergence of the modern marketplace for cultural goods, literary texts and art works have, on occasion, defied the expectations of its readers and audience, affronted their moral ethos, or flaunted a disregard for their sensibilities and norms. The potential power of art to disrupt the perceptions of its audience was foregrounded in the critical discourse of the modernists and the historical avant-garde and this possibility continues to animate critical debates, particularly those organized around some understanding of autonomy. With the all but complete commodification of every artistic and literary practice, it is more urgent than ever to pose the question whether we can still presume autonomy.
New Critical Studies on Quaker Women: 1650-1800
Shakespeare and his Contemporaries
The IASEMS Graduate Conference at The British Institute of Florence
Traditional format panel for NeMLA 2016 Convention in Hartford, CT, March 17-20, 2016.
This is a call for essay abstracts for an edited collection on depictions of children's play in nineteenth and twentieth-century literature.
Anemoi, New College of Florida's Journal of Premodern Studies Volume 4
Deadline: December 31st, 2015