Melville and Rome
Empire – Democracy – Belief – Art
The Eighth International Melville Conference
Rome: 22-26 June 2011
The Melville Society
in collaboration with
The Department of Foreign Literatures, Cultures, and Languages
University of Rome (Sapienza)
Melville and Rome
The following titles are available for review to be published in NGR v. 25 (Fall 2010). If you are interested, please send to us your name and university affiliation, as well as the title you would like to review.
The due date for reviews is July 15 2010.
I. Wilhelm Fink Verlag (Neuerscheinungen Literaturwissenschaften: 2010)
1) Volker Rühle: Verdichtete Zeit: Schöpferische Konsequenz und geschichtliche Erfahrung im Blick auf Hölderlin (320 Seiten).
2) Christine Schmitz (Hrsg.): Mythos im Alltag – Alltag im Mythos: Die Banalität des Alltags in unterschiedlichen literarischen Verwendungskontexten (291 Seiten).
3) Gregor Schwering: Sprachliches Gespür: Rousseau - Novalis - Nietzsche (393 Seiten).
II. Böhlau Verlag
PANIC AND MOURNING
1st GRADUATE CONFERENCE IN CULTURE STUDIES
October 28-29, 2010
Portuguese Catholic University
Deadline for submissions: June 30, 2010
In his essay "Walking," Henry David Thoreau says, "We go eastward to realize history and study the works of art and literature, retracing the steps of the race; we go westward as into the future, with a spirit of enterprise and adventure." Similarly, in All the King's Men, Robert Penn Warren's protagonist remarks on a trip westward, "For West is where we all plan to go some day." Yet, Warren's west is starkly different from Thoreau's. The myth of the American West has provided a geographical space for philosophers, writers, artists, and filmmakers to interrogate, personal as well as cultural, ambivalence towards the promises of Manifest Destiny, the American Dream, capitalism, individualism, diversity, and community.
TETYC is pleased to announce a special issue devoted to second language learning and teaching in the context of the first two years of college, community college, and intensive academic ESL programs. We are also interested in hearing from those involved with international education/EFL programs. The issue, to come out in September 2012, will be guest-edited by Natasha Lvovich and Martha Clark Cummings (Kingsborough Community College, CUNY). All submissions are due by September 1, 2011. Please conform to TETYC regular submission guidelines as outlined in all issues of the journal, and send manuscripts via email attachment (.doc or .docx) to email@example.com.
Call for Papers - Deadline for Submissions 10/1/10
ELN (English Language Notes) 49.1 (Spring/Summer 2011)
As global flows of texts, media, persons, goods and cultures traverse national borders, what is gained, what is lost? How do we compare these modes of being, knowing and aesthetic expression as they move from one context to another? From what critical ground? This special issue of ELN invites contributions that investigate the epistemological, aesthetic, economic, cultural, social, political and/or disciplinary histories and methodologies of transnational exchange in an effort to determine critically the stakes and premises of such exchange.
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Adam Roberts, Royal Holloway
Whereas visions of destruction and fantasies of the end have always haunted humankind, the modern period in particular has been increasingly characterised by a mixed sense of concern and fascination with the apocalypse, and even more so during the twentieth century. Today we are surrounded by scenarios of imminent destruction and annihilation, by politicians, scientists, religious groups, and writers, among others. This conference aims to explore and even question the widespread appeal of the apocalypse and we are particularly interested in narratives that either challenge or offer alternative responses to the apocalypse.
This special issue of SCAN: Journal of Media Arts Culture will explore new directions in fashion and design with regard to screen media, media convergence, cross media/creative collaborations and hybrid media and design aesthetics. While fashion media has been a stalwart of print media — books, magazines, and journals — in the digital era it represents a dynamic site of transformation. The new decade has witnessed a plethora of fashion films: satire (Bruno); bio-pics (Coco-Avant Chanel); documentary (The September Issue and Valentino: The Last Emperor) and fashion film cross-productions (Tom Ford's A Single Man).
Plenary Speakers: Douglas Gifford (University of Glasgow) on Buchan's response to his Victorian literary precursors, and Douglas Kerr (University of Hong Kong) on Buchan, myth, and "The Dancing Floor".