From Blanche Dubois' Belle Reve to Esperanza Cordero's house on Mango Street, houses—and the affiliated, if more abstract, idea of home—figure prominently in 20th century American literature and film. The 20th century, after all, is characterized by both inter- and intra-national migrations which have, invariably, entailed the loss of one home, followed by the acquisition of another. Moreover, the 20th century has seen a steady increase in both actual home ownership and the imaginative importance of owning a home. At the start of the 20th century, 46.5% of Americans—less than one in two—were homeowners but, by 2000, that number had risen to 66.2%, or two in three.
On July 31st 2010, we start the CFP for the fourth issue of 452ºF Journal
of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature.This CFP is open and
addressed to anyone that wishes to and that holds at least a BA degree.
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The interdisciplinary and transnational character of the case study genre has proved of enduring interest to all Western societies, particularly in relation to questions of the sexed self, sexual subjectivity and sexual pathologies.
This workshop will investigate the case study genre and its relationship to different publics and audiences, from patients to social reformers, from moral crusaders to literary audiences.
We are interested not only in how case studies were used to communicate the findings of individual researchers to other members of their academic disciplines - and beyond that, to broader publics - but also in how in turn case studies were used by a range of publics and audiences to refute and dispute academic knowledge.
Gaming Neomedievally: A Festive Video Game Workshop and Poster Session
The gaming workshop and poster session has grown since MEMO started it a few years ago, and once again we're looking for academic gamers who would be willing to share their favorite neo-medieval games with the rest of the medievalist community. Participants need to be able to provide the game and the system to run it (whether a laptop or game console); other A/V equipment such as televisions can be reserved through Congress channels. In addition to bringing the game, participants are asked to provide an informational "poster" that explores some aspect(s) of the
Teaching Round Table: Luring Students through NeoMedievalism: As Gertrude Stein noted, "[w]hat history teaches is, history teaches." Films, digital games and even television are increasingly a template for ideas, fears, facts, and fantasies about the Middle Ages, for better and for worse. How is recent neomedievalist media both more of a challenge and more of an inspiration to medieval studies? This round table invites explorations on how this media might be used to investigate medieval literature and constructions of the medieval past. Both general approaches and specific pedagogical strategies welcome. Please send 250-500 word abstracts to Lauryn Mayer at email@example.com. Deadline: September 10.
Fantastic Histories: One of the first protests that tends to arise with any new film,
Essays are sought for a book-length collection on Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, which will turn 50 in 2012. The general focus of the book is revisit, reassess, and look for continued relevance in that highly influential work. The publisher is secured, and the volume is planned to appear in 2012.
From Here to There and Back Again: Allusion, Adaptation and Appropriation
2010 University of Florida Graduate Conference
Keynote Speaker: Douglas Lanier, University of New Hampshire. Author of Shakespeare and Modern Popular Culture (2002)
The mission of Informing Science is Setting Knowledge Free. The purpose is to encourage knowledge sharing & collaboration among the many fields that use information technologies. Areas include: Art, Business, Communications, Data Mgt, Computer Science, eCommerce, Education, eLearning, Literature, History, Philosphy, Government, Health Care, History, Info & Library Science, Journalism, Justice & Law, Math, Management, Military, Philosophy, Psychology, Public Policy, Sociology, & Human Resources, etc.