Since Thomas Hoccleve chose to set his “Compleinte,” the opening salvo of his five-poem Series, in the “broun sesoun of Mihelmesse” (an intentional inversion of Chaucer’s springtime “Aprill shoures”), critics of his poetry have been immersed in the depressive and disconsolate overtones of much of his verse. Hoccleve makes this easy—he dwells on his misspent youth and the infirmities of old age, bodily and financial. Malcolm Richardson’s decades-old evaluation of Hoccleve as an “unfortunate poet,” a “slacker” and “failed bureaucrat” remains alive in much current scholarship which scours Hoccleve’s self-admitted defeats and disappointments for evidence of his commentary on fifteenth-century English politics and identity-politics.
Dreaming Asleep, Dreaming Awake International Conference, 7th-8th October 2016
EXTENDED DEADLINE: 10th August 2016
Dreaming Asleep, Dreaming Awake International Conference aims to spark new conversations about dreams and and their role(s) in cultural, social and personal contexts.
Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:
Our panel in 2017 will consider Elizabeth and her ruling strategies in relation to the material culture of early modern England. How did Elizabeth participate in production and consumption of material culture? How did material culture of early modern England reflect, shape, or ignore Elizabeth's taste, needs, and preferences? What household practices were modeled on those of the royal household? How did the city of London, the royal palaces, and places Elizabeth visited during her progresses accommodate the queen's needs? How were the material aspects of trade, gift-giving, cooking, writing, theater, etc. affected by Elizabeth's prominent position as a ruler?
CRITICAL AFRICAN STUDIES IN
GENDER AND SEXUALITY
SERIES EDITORS: Besi Brillian Muhonja and Babacar M’Baye
ABOUT THE SERIES:
Extension and announcement on call for papers:
Announcement: This call is for abstracts for an edited collection, with the working title Representations of the Mother-in-Law in literature, film, drama, and television. In this new call, the focus of the study has been broadened to invite both western and non-western perspectives of representations of the mother-in-law in literature, film, drama, andtelevision
The final date for abstract submissions has been extended to 15 October 2016.
Have you ever read a review of a comic or graphic novel on a website and felt like you were only reading a book report? How many of you noticed an article in an academic journal that focused on one of your favorite graphic novels, but it ended up glossing over – or completely forgetting – to mention aspects of the art and dryly deconstructed the narrative?
SANE Journal: Sequential Art Narratives in Education
Call for Papers
Researchers, scholars, teachers, administrators, specialists, and advanced graduate students are invited to submit works of research, reviews, and rationales. The mission of SANE Journal is to promote research regarding the integration of comic books, graphic novels, or "other" sequential art narratives in educational settings; including the teaching of comics or the ways in which the comics medium can instruct or cause a change in behavior. Manuscripts should be submitted by November, 2016, with an anticipated publication date of Spring 2017.
Eastern and Western Synergies and Imaginations, an edited volume in a forthcoming Brill series East and West: Culture, Diplomacy and Interactions, is now inviting submissions.
The age of gobalisation has witnessed, and is witnessing, increasing activities across border and interactions between nations, especially between the East and the West. Multi-dimensional communication and collaboration between the East and the West from the Age of Sail to the Modern Era are often narrated and re-created in print and on stage.
ROUNDTABLE: Must We Mean What We Read? A Practical Discussion of the Possibilities of Reading
NeMLA 2017, Baltimore, MD, March 23-26, 2017
Britain, Canada, and the Arts: Cultural Exchange as Post-war Renewal
15-17 June 2017
CALL FOR PAPERS
Papers are invited for a major international, interdisciplinary conference to be held at Senate House, London, June 15-17th, 2017. Coinciding with and celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, this conference will focus on the strong culture of artistic exchange, influence, and dialogue between Canada and Britain, with a particular but not exclusive emphasis on the decades after World War II.