Weird Tools and Strange Investigations
Twenty years after his death, Northrop Frye, the author of Fearful Symmetry and Anatomy of Criticism, continues to be one of the most read and the most quoted of literary critics. His attention to form, specifically to genre and mode, and his understanding of literature as a totality have directly influenced two later generations of critics, including Hayden White Fredric Jameson, and Franco Moretti. In order to celebrate this ongoing legacy, the Department of English and the Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto, Frye's home throughout his career, have organized a three-day symposium in his honour.
Contemporary theories of discourse remind us that language functions in a reflexive relationship with social realities. Language in use can either give or deny access to individuals and communities, and to the cultural values and institutions of power that shape the ways meaning is made. As a result, we can use linguistic and rhetorical analyses to uncover, uphold, dismantle, or reshape structures of power. This conference encourages us to think about the ways that language and rhetoric function in a complex political and social world.
Essays for a forthcoming collection on Film & Digital Adaptations of Shakespeare's The Tempest
Due: July 1, 2011
Melting into Air: Film and Digital Adaptations of Shakespeare's Tempest
Edited by Jennifer L. Ailles and Donald G. Moore, Foreword by Daniel Fischlin
Call for Papers Hierachical EconomiesRupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities (Volume 3, Number 3,ISSN 0975-2935, www.rupkatha.com)
Tirtha Prasad Mukhopadhyay (Editorial)
Reynaldo Thompson (Latin American Section and Creative Section)
Tarun Tapas Mukherjee (Asian Section)
Much of the recent debate on the development of urban downtowns in the U.S. has focused on two sets of interrelated questions: one focusing on their raison d'être in an era of economic deindustrialization, population decentralization and globalization; the other on the identities, cultures, make-up and development of their constituent communities.
Tra i libri degli altri
Il lavoro editoriale tra strategie di mercato e progetto culturale
Trento, 21-23 November 2011
A CALL FOR SHORT STORIES
INTERNATIONAL SHORT STORY COLLECTION
THE WORLD TO COME
All writing anticipates the future if only because it presupposes the reception it will receive there. The very notion of reading compels writing to speak of the world it is destined to inhabit—the world to come. Even those writers who write only of the past still end up producing shadowy forms of the future.
GeekGirlCon is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of and engaging in dialogue about the contributions of girls and women in the sciences, science fiction, comics, gaming, blogging, and related Geek culture. Their first annual convention will be held in Seattle on 8 and 9 October 2011 at the Seattle Center Northwest Rooms.
In keeping with the themes of the con, this panel will examine where we've been, how far we've come, and how much further we have yet to go in terms of feminist representation in Geek culture. The panel co-opts the Serenity catchphrase "can't stop the signal" to represent the breadth of geek girl presence as well as the fact that we are no longer willing to let our voices go unheard.
The GLBTQ Studies Area of MAP/ACA welcomes proposals that are of relevance to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities. Proposals are encouraged that focus on any medium of popular or American culture, such as novels, nonfiction, comics/graphic novels, television, theater, theory, movies, advertising, new media, or politics and agitprop.
Proposals of interest for this year's conference might include:
*HIV/AIDS in Erotic Culture
*GLBTQ Romance Novels
*HIV/AIDS in Popular Culture
*GLBTQ Television Representation
*The Violet Quill writers
*Popular GLBTQ romance novels/novelists
*GLBTQ comics/graphic novels