Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare Using Non-traditional Texts
7-9 November 2016, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
What impact does women's limited presence in key fields of research have upon our capacity to grapple with social and political change? And if gender is ignored as an analytic category, can the social sciences make a meaningful contribution to understanding or resolving issues of gender inequality in society?
Interpreting the medieval arts entails setting in motion forms of anachronism; within the arts we see complex negotiations of temporality, which themselves pose significant challenges to our understanding of historical objects. Scholars have been both resistant to and complicit in these forms, a challenge of historicism having been, to a greater or lesser extent, to unlearn certain histories in order to “restore” the contingency of a specific historical moment. For, indeed, medieval people theorized futures of their own. They refined procedures of prognostication and speculation, and, significantly, crafted aesthetic objects that imagined divergent futurities.
The Academic job interview isn't a monolithic entity: each academic institution--ranging from research universities to community colleges--has its own processes. Learning to navigate these different environments is difficult, and job seekers can benefit from hearing from a wide range of stakeholders (administrators, departments chairs, junior faculty, etc.)
To that end, we are calling for a wide range of voices to join our roundtable and examine the academic job interview from a variety of perspectives.
Please submit brief abstracts (200 words) and a bio by Sep 30, 2016.
To submit, please use NeMLA's portal: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/login
CFP: Jane Austen & the Arts: A Bicentenary Conference
23-25 March 2017
SUNY Plattsburgh is hosting “Jane Austen & the Arts,” a bicentenary conference that explores Jane Austen’s engagement with the arts. Discussions of the role of the arts, broadly defined, in structuring Austen’s novels, shaping her characters, or enriching her life are welcome.
The conference website, https://janeaustenandthearts.com, provides additional information and will soon contain online registration links.
Call for Papers
An International Conference
Hosted by the School of Humanities and Creative Arts, Flinders University
At Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia
13-16 July 2017
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Devoney Looser (Arizona State), Kathryn Sutherland (Oxford) and Clara Tuite (Melbourne)
CFP Kalamazoo 2017: Material Monsters
Organizers: Melissa Ridley Elmes (Lindenwood University), Ana Grinberg (East Tennessee State University), and Asa Simon Mittman (California State University, Chico)
CFP: A Collection of Essays on Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins
Reminder: Abstracts are due September 16, 2016
In criticism, relying on character study or treating Shakespearean characters as real
people, has often been censured. But, in performance, where actors especially need to
get under the skin of the characters they portray, Shakespearean personae do exhibit
some kind of biographical reality.