"Words cannot do justice to the pleasures of a good bookshop. Ironically." This is one of several slogans on billboards and in-store posters in a current national branding campaign for Waterstones. It brings together if not strange then certainly estranged bedfellows: literature and advertising. The conference Poetics and Poetry of Advertising seeks to explore the complex, and often contradictory, relationship between their worlds and art forms.
CFP – Mediating the Archive: Moving Images and Social Histories
The Cinema Studies Group and the Film Studies Certificate Program at The Graduate Center, CUNY, invite proposals for papers to be presented at a conference organized in collaboration with the "Mediating the Archive" Mellon Seminar for Public Engagement and Collaborative Research.
25th Annual CDE Conference, Eichstätt, 26-29 May 2016
The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE) is pleased to announce its 25th Annual Conference (26-29 May 2016). It is organized by the Chair of American Studies, Faculty of Languages and Literatures, at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt/Germany, and will be held as a residential conference at the Collegium Willibaldinum in Eichstätt.
THEATER AND MOBILITY
The 2016 CDE conference addresses the ongoing debate on issues of mobility in relation to contemporary drama and theater in English worldwide.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Charles W. Chesnutt Association
American Literature Association
27th Annual Conference
May 26‐29, 2016
Hyatt Regency San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
The Charles W. Chesnutt Association welcomes abstracts (of no more than 300 words) for presentation at two sessions on the work of Chesnutt at the 2016 ALA conference in San Francisco.
To mark the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's death, the Centre for Studies in Literature and the Centre for European and International Studies Research at the University of Portsmouth are holding a conference on 'Shakespearean Communities' celebrating Shakespeare's life, work and influence. A wealth of scholarship has explored Shakespeare and his contemporary world, where communities were being created, contested and redefined. The persecution of religious minorities, the discovery of the new world, the growing importance of the mercantile class and the spread of the printed text, tested and redrew ideas of community and fellowship.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Horse Tales: Writing the Equine in Children's Literature
21st May, 2016
One-day Conference at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education.
'As long as there are ponies in them…I don't mind how many adventures I have. Somehow when you've got ponies you always have adventures.'
Ruby Ferguson, Jill and the Perfect Pony.
'I'd rather have a goddam horse. A horse is at least human, for God's sake.'
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
(Un)Bound Horizons: Flights, Faults, Ruptures, and Rhythms of Interdisciplinary Humanities
Third Annual Interdisciplinary Humanities Graduate Student Conference
University of California, Merced
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Keynote Speaker: Elizabeth Freeman, University of California, Davis
Our call for submissions is now OPEN. We are currently accepting visual art and poetry submissions for our next issue from September, 18, 2015 to December 1st, 2015.
Send 3-5 poems to thebearinvisible [at] gmail [dot] com in a .doc, .docx, or .pdf in an attachment. Do not include any identifying information on your submission. In the subject line of your e-mail, include your full author name and the type of submission. Example: "Frank O'Hara, Poetry." All submissions are blind read by three, independent readers. Including a bio with your submission is not necessary, but you will be requested for a short bio if your piece is selected. Please do not include your submission in the body of the e-mail.
We are pleased to invite proposals for the 28th annual graduate conference presented by Stony Brook University's Graduate English Society.
Motor Culture and the Road welcomes all papers that engage with a variety of topics that cover motor culture and/or representations of "the road." There are wide sweeping possibilities for this focus of study, and therefore multiple disciplines can be represented through this area. Motor Culture and the Road can simply be about automobiles, travel and/or mobility; but it also is much more expansive to include topics about community building, roadside myths, and/or nostalgia about the past. However one chooses to interpret the terms motor and road, there is little doubt that both have been influential in shaping popular culture.
"Monsters die out when the collective imagination no longer needs them." — Glen Duncan
"You must not forget that a monster is only a variation, and that to a monster the norm is monstrous." — John Steinbeck
When is a text an impostor? When does it speak with a monstrous voice? How is authority conferred to texts? At what point does an imposition become a keystone text? How does a field change in relation to these emerging impositions? Is the revolutionary already normative? Is it possible to answer these questions within a developing field of study? How do you situate the individual vis-à-vis a field?
"The imaginary" invokes spectres, memories, what is sensed, felt, and wanted, the fanciful, visionary, shadowy, illusory, what is not visible or legible, a past and a future we can not perceive.
For Lacan, the imaginary is the beginning: "I began with the Imaginary, I then had to chew on the story of the Symbolic ... and I finished by putting out for you this famous Real." For sociologist John B.Thompson, the social imaginary is "the creative and symbolic dimension of the social world, the
dimension through which human beings create their ways of living together and their ways of representing their collective life."
WSQ Call for Papers: Special Issue
Guest editor: Terri Gordon-Zolov, The New School