The institutional and conceptual conveniences of periodization maintain various productive fictions about the differences between the Victorians and the modernists to narrativize the history of British literature. In particular, the disciplinary formation of modernism as a result of avant-garde experimentation depends on a convention in which the modernists heroically dismantle Victorian literary norms. As much as this narrative is helpful in illuminating the stakes of modernist aesthetics, it can oversimplify the complexities of Victorian-modernist relations.
La Société des études supérieures du Département d'Études françaises de l'Université de Toronto (SESDEF) lance un appel à communications pour son colloque annuel auquel sont conviés les chercheurs-étudiants en provenance de toutes les disciplines. Le colloque se tiendra les 15 et 16 avril 2016 à l'Université de Toronto au campus St-George, au centre-ville. Nous aurons le plaisir d'accueillir l'auteur Tanguy Viel en tant qu'invité d'honneur, et une conférence plénière sera assurée par le professeur Sébastien Drouin.
Claudia Rankine and Ta-Nehisi Coates have emerged as the most important black intellectual voices of the 21st century. This panel aims to explore their works from a variety of perspectives. How do Rankine's "Citizen" and Coates's "Between the World and Me" reflect and respond to the tradition of black intellectual thought? What do these and other writings indicate about our current contemporary moment and a post-Obama future? Please send abstracts (300-500 words) and a brief CV by 14 March 2016 to Stephanie Li at email@example.com.
As an artist, David Bowie is famous for crossing boundaries of genre, form, and identity. But the touring "David Bowie Is" exhibition, curated by the V&A, has not only promoted an image of Bowie as highly literate and widely read, but documented Bowie's extensive reading habits for the first time, making explicit the connection between his music, personae, and patterns of reading. The Guardian has followed this up with a list of Bowie's "100 Must-Read Books" – http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/oct/01/david-bowie-books-kerouac-m....
We would like to invite proposals for articles for an international blind peer-review scientific journal (Twenty-fifth CFP)
"Problems of Education in the 21st Century" ISSN 1822-7864
Edward Thomas 1878-1917: The Arras Conference
Université d'Artois, Arras, France. 6-7 April 2017
Adrian Grafe (Université d'Artois; Textes et Cultures research group EA 4028; 'Translittéraires' research team), and Andrew McKeown (University of Poitiers) invite you to take part in an international conference in honour of the centenary of the death of Edward Thomas.
Two-day Symposium (March 18th - 19th), Toronto
In this issue, the CS Journal of the School of Law and Political Sciences at the Icesi University seeks to assemble a number of reflections and perspectives on Societies in conflict and peacebuildingwith the aim of fostering dialogue between viewpoints and perspectives from a variety of analytical frameworks which are problematizing and conceptualizing the realities of these populations. Therefore, all interested parties are invited to submit articles addressing any of the following thematic areas
The Department of English and Philosophy at West Point will host an interdisciplinary symposium to consider the relation of the material text to the formation and function of states and state-like structures. In particular, we seek to investigate the methods and effects of state and institutional manipulation of textual materialities to create, control, or shape responses. We welcome abstracts that consider texts from the oral ancient to the digital contemporary.
Keynote speaker: Michael F. Suarez, S.J. (University Professor and Director of the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia, Member of the National Council on the Humanities).
Call for Proposals
2016 Cultural Rhetorics Conference
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan, USA
September 30 – October 2, 2016
What is Cultural Rhetorics?
Cultural Rhetorics scholars study meaning-making practices and, sometimes, the things produced through those practices such as baskets, books, dances, poems, videos, websites, buildings, landscapes.
"Theatre Between Tradition and Contemporaneity: Theatre - Dance - Music - Visual & Multimedia Art - Arts Administration - Performing Arts Training - Theatre Design & Technology" is the annual international multidisciplinary conference.
Deadline for proposals: March 11th, 2016
The Center at the University of Central Oklahoma, composed of the Women's Research Center and the BGLTQ+ Student Center, invites proposals for presentations at the first annual Gender and Sexuality Studies Conference, which will take place September 26-28, 2016 in Edmond, Oklahoma.
Call For Papers
CSU graduate students who present their papers at Significations share their research and engage in professional academic discussion of their work during the conference. All submissions will receive feedback from reviewers.
The Edith Wharton Society welcomes applications for an award for archival research on Edith Wharton. This award, in the amount of $500, is intended to enable a scholar to conduct research on Edith Wharton's work at the various archives available (e.g., Wharton's library at The Mount in Lenox, MA; the Wharton Collection at Yale University's Beinecke Library; the Wharton papers at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, etc). Prospective fellows for the 2016-2017 award are asked to e-mail a research proposal (maximum length 5 single-spaced pages) and a CV by June 30, 2016, with the subject line "EWS Award for Archival Research" to:
In 2014, the Edith Wharton Society launched a prize for undergraduate research on Edith Wharton. We seek critical essays by undergraduates focusing on works by Wharton in all genres. Students at all undergraduate levels are eligible to submit. Papers should be 15 pages maximum. The winning essay will be published on the Edith Wharton Society website and the author will receive an award of $100. Electronic submissions are requested.