This call seeks abstracts for the upcoming ACLA conference for papers that will focus on representations of adoption in literature. The goal of this panel is to explore how literary representations of adoption and the formation of adoptive families have changed over time. To do this, we are looking for a broad range of papers that address adoption in literature from different national, religious, racial, gender, and theoretical perspectives. We are also open to definitions of adoption that include varying degrees of legalization.
New Jersey College English Association invites you to attend our
Annual Fall Roundtable
Hosted by Essex County Community College
We encourage academicians who want to explore more fully what it means to teach and learn contemporary & interdisciplinary humanistic approaches in the field of English to attend the day’s events.
· Roundtable Theme: Contemporary Humanities
The Arthur F. Kinney Center for Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will host its fifteenth annual graduate student conference on Saturday, October 28th, 2017. We are delighted to welcome Jennifer Waldron of the University of Pittsburgh as our keynote speaker.
In his contribution to an anthology of keywords for American cultural studies, Bruce Robbins registers an ambivalence at the heart of the term “public.” This ambivalence, Robbins writes, stems from the fact that the term’s “claim to represent the social whole has continued to bump up against evidence that large classes of people have been omitted from it.” Indeed, “public,” as a terminological category, requires universality. But in our contemporary historical situation – due to enduring social antagonisms, increasingly uneven distributions of resources and power, and ever-lengthening histories of exclusion and oppression – the fault lines of this never-universal are showing with renewed clarity, even as globalization continues to demand thinking
CFP: Urban Walking – The Flâneur as an Icon of Metropolitan Culture in Literature and Other Media
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany, 9—10 March 2018
Deadline: 15 October 2018
Das Schwerpunktheft „Geschlechtliche Vielfalt im Sport“ der Freiburger Zeit-schrift für GeschlechterStudien (25/2019) richtet den Fokus auf Momente des Wandels und der Verschiebung von Geschlechterverhältnissen und Ge-schlechterkonstruktionen. Anschluss bieten Forschungen aus unterschiedli-chen disziplinären Kontexten, die der (Re-)Produktion geschlechtlicher Ord-nung in sozialen Praktiken, medialen Repräsentationen und formalen Struk-turen des Sports nachgehen. Die leitende Frage des Heftes lautet:
Welche Veränderungen der zweigeschlechtlich-hierarchischen Ordnung im Sport lassen sich benennen, und unter welchen sozialen und gesell-schaftlichen Bedingungen sind sie möglich und denkbar?
In den Blick geraten dabei
International Conference on “401 years after Shakespeare: Shifting Paradigms from the Shakespearean Human to the Post-human”
24th and 25th November 2017
Organized by The Heritage College (Department of English) in collaboration with the Shakespeare Society of Eastern India
Venue: The Heritage Campus
Regarding an ongoing research project at Columbia University, Barnard student Sabrina Singer reflected that when she walks around the campus, now, she wonders: “What else is history going to forget?” The research Singer and her colleagues are doing looks at the historical ties between the institution now educating them and the historical institution of slavery. We were prompted to similar reflections having visited Yale’s Peabody Museum and an exhibit there of Elihu Yale’s gemstones collection. Included in the display is a painting of Yale: he is pictured with a large unfinished diamond ring symbolizing Britain’s dominance over India.
CFP: The Ear of a Woman: Passive Female Audience in History and Literature:
An International Conference
11-12 April 2018
Venue: Djerba, Tunisia
Deadline for abstracts: 30 Nov. 2017
Call for Papers
Berkeley Germanic Linguistics Roundtable
Friday/Saturday, April 6-7 2018
The Faculty Club
University of California, Berkeley
Tonya Dewey-Findell, University of Nottingham
Angelika Lutz, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
John McWhorter, Columbia University
Theo Vennemann, University of Munich
Scholars (faculty and students) interested in Germanic Linguistics, its near and/or distant related languages, diverse approaches, synchrony and/or diachrony, historical and/or contemporary language are invited to submit a one-page abstract of a twenty minute paper by January 31, 2018 to the conference organizer: