In her 1930 essay 'On Being Ill' Woolf noted how "strange" it was "that illness ha[d] not taken its place with love and battle and jealousy among the prime themes of literature." Does Woolf's comment still hold? A number of scholars have recently explored the symbolic value of illness in literature but how far can or should literature go beyond metaphor in representing the experience of illness? How far does Rita Charon's concept of 'narrative medicine' capture the distinctiveness of literature as an alternative to medical discourse? We invite papers on the interconnections between literature and medical discourse in 20th and 21st century British literature.
Archiving Childhood: The 3rd NCRCL Conference
Friday 1 July, 2016
Call For Papers
Clothes folded in attic-boxes; play-lists of songs and albums; marbles, shells and conkers lined-up on windowsills; memories of stories and nursery rhymes; tins jammed with ticket stubs; alphabetized book-mountains under beds; postcards and photographs lining walls and staircases; shelves packed with fabric, or skeins of yarn; recipes in bulging folders; sideboards full of vinyl records; a writer's desk and manuscripts; digital images of ancient books, catalogues, maps or illustrations; art collections in a disused telephone box; nature reserves; grand buildings crammed with objects of ancient and modern life.
The Georgia-Carolina College English Association (GACCEA) invites proposals for individual papers and three-person panels at its annual meeting in metropolitan Atlanta. The conference will be held on Friday, 29 January 2016, at Georgia Gwinnett College.
The topic is "Diaspora in the Digital Age: Texts of Leave-Taking to New Lands."
The plight of refugees far from their homeland has been a societal phenomenon for thousands of years. In the last two centuries alone, people have fled famine and fighting for resettlement in new lands. In the last two years, families have abandoned ancient villages for new destinations on other continents. Many families have left rural regions for urban centers during migrations within countries.
The Race and Yoga Research Working Group at the University of California, Berkeley will host its third annual conference on Friday, April 22, 2016. The theme of the conference is "Yoga Justice / Yoga Violence." Yoga can be a tool to promote social justice. Yet, it can also be used to perpetuate violence and oppression. This conference invites a diverse array of practitioners and scholars to critically examine justice and violence in yoga communities.
What is yoga justice? How is "justice" defined and by whom? How do we rethink narratives that promote justice through yoga? Conversely, what kinds of violence occur in yoga spaces? How are people responding and/or resisting forms of yoga violence?
CFP: Navigating the Metamodern
15th Annual Art History Graduate Symposium
March 19-20, 2016
QueerCon 2016: Social Justice Warriors is a collective effort stemming from the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Graduate Student Organization and faculty members. QueerCon is a student-organized conference that centers on feminist, queer, and trans* studies and politics. This year's theme is Social Justice Warriors
Date/Time: Friday, February 26th, 2016 from 9 AM to 5:30 PM
Location: University of Cincinnati, Tangeman University Center, 400 Level
Proposals are being solicited for a panel to be proposed for the American Literature Association Conference in San Francisco, CA, May 26-29, 2016, on the topic of "Pynchon and Music." Music and musicians have figured importantly in Thomas Pynchon's fiction; songs, often silly but sometimes not, have punctuated them; allusions to music in many genres, including the imaginary, abound. This panel invites investigations into the roles music plays in Pynchon's fiction and of the ways in which the fiction reflects on music.
Call for Papers
"The Concepts of Home in the Context
of Academe and Academic Fiction"
Kyiv, 17-18 March 2016
organised within the framework of the
International Conference in Literary Studies "Poetics of Home/House"
Kyiv National Linguistic University
full CFP: http://resistancesemiotique.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Lotman-et-la-...
Lotman and Techne
Traversing Natural and Social Sciences
Second International Conference of Laboratoire de résistance sémiotique.
April 21-22, 2016, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Montreal, Canada.
The Promise of Paradise: Reading, Researching, and Using the Private Library
"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
- Jorge Luis Borges