Through her short career, Shirley Jackson wrote about about haunted houses, dysfunctional families, wayward children, attempts at maintaining a sane work-life balance, as well as restricted, doomed women in a period when Americans were constantly reminded of their civic duties to manage and maintain clean, comfortable, ‘normal’ domestic spaces. But as evidenced by letters from her fans, Shirley Jackson’s approach to domesticity opened up the possibility for something different, something more for women who felt trapped by their home lives.
gender studies and sexuality
ReFocus: The Films of João Pedro Rodrigues & João Rui Guerra da Mata
With a career that spans over twenty years, João Pedro Rodrigues and João Rui Guerra da Mata are one of the most creative duos in contemporary filmmaking working within the context of Portuguese cinema. Acknowledged by several film festivals (Cannes, Indie Lisboa, Locarno, New York) as major Portuguese directors, and by the Harvard Film Archive as creators whose works “reflect the multifarious history of film, from classic genres to experimental film”, both filmmakers have contributed to the growing interest in Portuguese cinema.
In 1928, the actors Hilton Edwards and Micheál macLiammóir founded the Dublin Gate Theatre, renowned for producing modernist plays and employing avant-garde staging techniques largely unknown to Irish audiences. Edwards and macLiammóir embraced transnational perspectives on identity and theatre and questioned the homogenisation of national identities and cultural forms of expression during Ireland’s anxious first post-independence decades, which were marked by censorship, cultural isolation and the promotion of state-approved literature.
Call For Papers: “Roth Remembered” Conference
April 7-9, 2019
Critical Essays on Arthur Machen
edited by Antonio Sanna
The editors of the journal Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Theatre Research welcome essays and book reviews for consideration. Please refer to RECTR’s website for full submission guidelines: rectrjournal.org. General queries and article submissions may be sent to email@example.com.
Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Theatre Research is a peer-reviewed, academic journal published under the auspices of the department of English at Valdosta State University. The journal features scholarship on late seventeenth- and eighteenth-century British and European drama and staging. Issues contain articles, theatre reviews, book reviews, and occasional interviews.
New Transnational Latinx Perspectives on Ana Castillo
Edited by Karen Roybal and Bernadine Hernández
Call for Papers
Lisbon, Portugal – July 23-25, 2019
What do you imagine when you hear the word “family?” How do our traditionally nuclear imaginings of family serve to marginalize non-normative formations of family and kinship? Which iterations of family get left out of discourses of family values, are subjected to hate speech, or are somehow forgotten when the mainstream media talks about family?
This panel examines the role of avant-garde women in confronting models of gender, domesticity and political practices safeguarded by patriarchal society. From the margins of vanguardism women effectively engaged in syndicalist and anarchist movements that reacted to state politics, while urging the importance of launching social reforms and radical art. This panel will thus provide an overview of artists who participated in a variety of experimental trends such as Cubism, Futurism, Expressionism, Imagism, Vorticism, Dadaism and Surrealism, among others.
For the annual conference of the South Atlantic MLA (SAMLA) in Birmingham, AL November 2-4, 2018.