Sound is being celebrated as a source of insight in the humanities. Foregrounding the sense condemned to play second fiddle by Plato, scholars are tapping into sonic, auditive and aural phenomena and their technological reproduction, mapping practices of sound production, exploring soundscapes of different periods, compiling cultures and histories of hearing and listening. Some publications in this vibrant field focus on voice/s, others explore the theorisation, representation and political (re-) evaluation of noise/s or investigate how hearing may interact with vision, touch, taste and smell.
Puppets are a universal phenomenon that appears in all cultures. Varying in size from the miniscule to the
colossal, puppetry is of an enormous diversity: from rounded (the string puppet or the marionette, the
rod-puppet, the hand- or glove-puppet, the finger-puppet) to flat (the shadow-show, the toy or paper
theatre); from 'living' marionettes and bodies fastened to performers, to 'held' puppets (Japanese Bunraku
theatre), puppets come in all shapes and sizes. Performances involving puppets are no less variegated:
spanning art forms as diverse as folk theatre and élite entertainment, one only needs to recall eighteenthcentury
operas penned for puppets; Gordon Craig's non-naturalistic refashioning of the actor as a
English has always been subject to a number of competing agendas, with the result that its purpose within the school curriculum has often been open to contention. From its inception, English has been seen by governments and employers as the subject that teaches literacy and prepares students for the work force. By contrast, other advocates of English have argued its importance in cultivating character and citizenship in students. Yet others have argued the importance of the role that English plays in stimulating the growth of the imagination and enabling students to appreciate the value of literary language.
Comparative Woman: Kin
Comparative Woman’s 2019 issue is looking for academic essays, poetry, art, interviews, and book reviews on our theme of “Kin.”
Theme: What is “kinship”? Is it merely biological or is it something that we choose? What are the bonds that we form? How do we form them? Why do we need these bonds? Why do these bonds matter? From Moms to Drag Mothers, covens to close-knit communities and cults, and siblings to fraternities: how do we recognize and establish “kin”?
This panel invites proposals to examine the notion, theory, idea, and ontology of the trace and the ways in which it can be deployed in literature, image studies, art, film, and other media and disciplines.
From its rudimentary manifestations as smoke and fire and footprint, to theological significations of the image of Jesus on the Shroud of Turin, the trace, as a visible marker of an absent presence, generates a compelling milieu to meditate on the proliferation of meaning in text and image.
CALL FOR CHAPTERS
Human Rights in Turkey: A fading shadow of democracy
Editors: Hasan Aydin, Florida Gulf Coast University
Winston Langley, The University of Massachusetts-Boston
The rationale for the Book:
As we strive for more diversity, social justice, and student agency in the German curriculum, it might be helpful to discuss our wider notions and definitions of diversity as well as how we hope to integrate them into our teachings. But what do we consider to be diverse? What keeps us from succeeding in designing more diversified syllabi? What are the blind spots we create despite our best efforts? Where is our own awareness lacking and how do we find approaches to overcome this oversight? Can we really create a truly diverse syllabus, or does including one aspect involuntarily result in including another?
This session attempts to examine novels of the Great War in light of over one-hundred years of reading, reflection, and criticism.
We will use a broad notion of "novel": novels written during and in the wake of World War I; novels written long after the war ended; and novels written today.
Furthermore, we welcome novels written from non-European writers and from authors from countries who did not participate in the Great War. While the language of the conference is English, because this is primarily a comparative literature session, working directly in a language other than English is both permitted and welcomed.
2019 World Picture Conference
University of Toronto
November 8-9, 2019
Akira Lippit (USC)
Elizabeth Rottenberg (DePaul University)
The L.M. Montgomery Institute’s Fourteenth Biennial Conference
University of Prince Edward Island, 25-28 June 2020
“My fingers tingle to grasp a pen—my brain teems with plots. I've a score of fascinating dream characters I want to write about. Oh, if there only were not such a chasm between seeing a thing and getting it down on paper!” –Emily Climbs (1925)
“If for Montgomery Nature was eternal and eternally present, then the memory pictures of Nature reflected were perhaps meant to help her and her viewers to transcend time and, in entering the imaginative landscape, initiate generative seeing and fresh reverie.”