The editors of English: the Journal of the English Association are pleased to invite high-quality submissions to the journal's annual essay competition exclusive to postgraduates. The competition provides an ideal opportunity for students to enhance their CV through the publication of their work in an excellent high-profile journal that caters to a very wide range of genres, periods and critical approaches.
REALITY CHECK: Representing Real Bodies in Performance 2019
Univerisity of York, Department of Theatre, Film and Television, UK
A Postgraduate led conference exploring Representations of Real Bodies in Performance
CONFERENCE DATE AND VENUE:
June 20th 2019 (09.30 - 18.00)
Univeristy of York, Department of Theatre, Film and Television
Baird Lane, Heslignton East Campus
Anselm Franke, Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin
Catherine Grant, Birkbeck, University of London
Conference Date: 7 & 8 November 2019
Citation is the 2019 edition of the European Artistic Research Network (EARN) conference. During it we will explore the pluralised viewpoint that our contemporary critical methods demand, addressing the ways in which artist-researchers or curatorial practices take positions on or emphasise shifting patterns of coexistent temporalities within the historical, social, political and economic contexts of contemporary visual culture. Contributions will address questions such as:
This is a call for abstracts of short papers (ca. 3,000 words) on the work of Lucas Malet to be presented at a summer symposium in Eversley, Hampshire. Organised in conjunction with the CK200 Festival (https://ck200.live), celebrating the bicentennial of the author’s father Charles Kingsley, this symposium provides students and scholars opportunity to discuss recent research on Malet’s work.
The Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) will be having its annual conference in Portsmouth, New Hampshire this year. And I'm looking for interesting and unique proposals around teaching and popular culture.
This area focuses on how to teach popular culture, which may include sharing unique approaches to:
This permanent section of the Midwestern Modern Languages Association organized by the Marxist Literary Group seeks to examine the economics, politics, and aesthetics of remakes, reboots, and readaptations in film, television, and literature. In 2019 alone, there are over twenty films being released that are remakes, reboots, or readaptations. These films range from Disney’s live-action remakes of Dumbo, Aladdin, and The Lion King to the second chapter of the readaptation of Stephen King’s IT and a reboot of the Child’s Play franchise. Why are these types of films so popular? More specifically, why is there an increasing market for such films and television shows?
Philip Larkin: Personality, Poetry, Prose.
13-14 June 2019, Hull History Centre, Hull, UK.
Co-convened by final-year ‘Larkin-focused’ PhD researchers, Rebecca Devine (University of Hull) and Kyra Piperides Jaques (University of York).
The past few years have been particularly exciting for the Larkin scholar. With Hull – the poet’s workplace and home of thirty years – selected as UK City of Culture 2017, this undoubtedly engendered a renewed interest in not only the work of Philip Larkin, but the life of the poet as well. We expect that this will only be amplified by the successive title being handed to Coventry, Larkin’s birthplace and childhood home.
Visualizing the Self in Flux
25th - 26th October 2019
Happiness: Enlightenment to PresentKing’s College, CambridgeSaturday, October 19 – Sunday, October 20, 2019
The question of what makes us happy, let alone how to actually define happiness, has preoccupied writers and philosophers since the Ancient Greeks. Happiness has often been viewed with suspicion; be it located in another world, aligned with worldly dangers, or pictured as an endless pursuit symptomizing our fall from grace. From the Enlightenment onwards, however, writers begin to reinvent or reinvigorate the idea of happiness in new forms. Rather than scold ourselves out of expectation, happiness is viewed as a component of real quotidian life, as something we might learn to expect from our encounters with reality.