Women, Money and Markets (1750-1850)King's College London, May 11th 2017Keynote Speakers: Professor Hannah Barker (University of Manchester) Caroline Criado-Perez, OBEOne of the leading voices in the campaign for female representation on the banknote and an active promoter and supporter of women in the media In 2017, Jane Austen will feature on the £10 note as the sole female representative on British currency. To mark this occasion, and explore its problematic significance, the English department at King’s is running a one-day conference with the aim to consider debates about women in relation to ideas of value, market, marketability, as well as debates about different forms of currency and exchange am
OK Computer, twenty years on: Radiohead’s musical, cultural, and political legacies
Symposium, Université Rennes 2 (France), May 18th, 2017.
Ecocritical modernist scholars such as Greg Garrard, Anne Raine, and Kelly Sultzbach insist on historicizing modernism in order to effectively critique the relationship between the literatures of this period and the environment. Taking its cue from such methodologies, this panel will explore how modernist writers respond to inhabiting the moment and place of a world at war. In the final century of the millennia, many authors and artists responded to World War I and II through representations of transformed or damaged landscapes and environments. The post-war British landscape, for example, is mainly stamped by the dark depictions of T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, D. H.
Christianity and Literature East Regional Conference
“Beauty and Exile: Negotiating, Exchanging, and Redeeming the Challenges”
March 30-April 1, 2017
Grove City College
Grove City, PA
We invite papers exploring the representation or influence of religion and/or spirituality in ethnic U.S. literatures for a panel at MELUS 2017. Scholars might consider how multicultural encounters with religion "construct or deconstruct racial, gender, sexual, and class identities."
The MELUS conference (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.) will be held April 27-30, 2017 at MIT.
(En français ci-dessous.) The 27th Annual Conference of the Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto, on the theme Comparing Canada(s) will take place on 3-4 March, 2017. The extended deadline to submit an individual paper or panel proposal is 14 October, 2016.
The dominant narratives of women in music have neglected, obscured, or minimized the successes and importance of countless female musicians who became the driving forces in the development and success of their genres. Instead, such narratives emphasize the rarity of the female musician or attribute her success to a male mentor, especially in the period before second-wave feminism. While recent research has uncovered the histories of forgotten women in art music, little work has been done on the careers of women in vernacular musics. For instance, Ruth Alice "Ronnie" Gilbert was a founding member of the Weavers, a long-time activist in social issues, and a highly influential singer-songwriter who is often overshadowed by Pete Seeger.
Call for Papers: Quantitative methods, big data and gender
Special issue of Women, Gender & Research
The American Association of Australasian Literary Studies (AAALS) invites paper proposals for its 2017 Annual Conference, to be held at Claflin University in Orangeburg, SC, 20 April – 22 April 2017.
FEATURED CREATIVE WRITER:
Janette Turner Hospital
The multifaceted relationship between women and food in Western culture is captured by the Christian myth of the Fall narrated in Genesis with the episode of Eve and the apple. Eve’s sinful bite represents a key symbolic meeting between women and food in a long list of metaphorical meanings associated with the act of eating and ideas of femininity in the collective imaginary. Food and eating-related-activities, such as cooking and serving meals for the family, have often been seen as signifiers of something else in women’s lives: lust, affection, desire for emotional shelter and expression of frustration, to mention only a few of the nuances associated with food consumption.