Edited by Jennifer Bartlett and George Hart
In the exact center of the U.S., where the west meets the east at the "Crossroads of America," we will hold this year's South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies meeting in Oklahoma City, February 25-27 2016. We invite you to join us.
SCSECS conferences focus on any aspect of the "long" eighteenth century, which we define for practical purposes as the period between 1660 and 1830.
III INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIUM
"DAYS OF JUSTINIAN I"
"BYZANTIUM AND THE HERITAGE OF EUROPE: CONNECTING THE CULTURES"
Skopje 30-31 October, 2015
"EURO-BALKAN" UNIVERSITY, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia and
UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA, Ravenna Campus-School of Humanities and Cultural Heritage, Italy
With the financial support of the
Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia
Special Thematic Strand for 2015
Deadline Extended! June 8, 2015
The 62nd Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, Boston, 31 March–2 April 2016.
In our rapidly shifting culture, what defines the contemporary moment is fluid and impossible to pin down. This conference will look at the relations between newness, sameness, fluidity, and change in cinema and cinematic technologies from all eras. The cinematic apparatus itself is a technology of repetition and replication, and the effects of postmodern culture are marked by self-replication, simulation, and mediation. Postmodernism is about the now, and borrows from the surfaces of history while losing the history itself. Cinema and the cinematic is increasingly marked by intermediality of both culture and "text" and constant expansion of what these terms can mean.
SEMA 2015 (October 22-24, Little Rock, Arkansas):
International Association for Robin Hood Studies sponsored session:
Session Topic: "Greenwood Fashion: Clothing, Textiles, Skins, and Furs in the Ongoing Robin Hood Legend"
Reclaiming the "F" Word: Historical and Contemporary Feminist Performance as Theatrical Activism
Conveners: Victoria P. Lantz (Sam Houston State University) and Angela Sweigart-Gallagher (Northeastern Illinois University)
Romanticism and the Arts, an affiliated session of the Keats-Shelley Association of America at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference in Durham, North Carolina, USA (13-15 Nov. 2015)
Briefly: A reader's sense of time in literature rests upon a fully embodied and affective reading experience. Amongst an author's mechanisms for communicating a shared sense of time with one's readers is the use of highly affective, visceral, and/or proprioceptive linguistic cues. I'm looking for work that either explains or demonstrates how the affective communication of felt time works in contemporary American literature. Interdisciplinary work especially encouraged. Panel to take place at the 2015 annual PAMLA conference in lovely Portland, OR, Nov. 6-8, under the title "Ethics and Affect III: Temporalities." Submit 300-word paper proposal to pamla.org/2015 by June 10 (this is an extended deadline).
The Worlds of William Penn
November 19-20, 2015
Rutgers University, New Brunswick
REQUEST FOR RESUBMISSIONS DUE TO TECHNICAL PROBLEMS WITH SUBMISSION SITE
NOTE: Due to a technical problem with the email address dedicated to receiving submissions for the "Worlds of William Penn" conference, we are re-posting this announcement with a request for colleagues to resubmit submissions made to the conference prior to May 4, 2015. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you, in advance, for your patience. We will accept submissions until June 1, 2015.
Until relatively recently, medieval scholars have tended to focus on the symbolic valence of nonhuman animals, to read their behavior and characteristics as representative of explicitly human interests and concerns. With the advent of critical animal studies new work has begun to critique traditional humanist scholarship by challenging any absolute distinction between the categories of "human" and "animal," leading to new readings of animals in the medieval world as living creatures rather than merely figurative representations of human experience and values.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Genetics, Genes, and Genealogies of Performance
An international conference organised by
- The Research Centre for Visual Poetics (University of Antwerp)
- CLIC – The Centre for Literary and Intermedial Crossings (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
- LIRA – The Laboratoire international de recherches en arts (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3)
- S:PAM – Studies in Performing Arts and Media (Ghent University)
- in association with Royal Conservatoire Antwerp (Artesis Plantijn University College)
International Arts Campus deSingel, Antwerp (Belgium)
09-11 March 2016
We are seeking contributions for a volume on Samuel Beckett and contemporary art to be published by Ibidem Press, distributed by Columbia University Press, as part of their new Beckett in Company Series. We aim to collect essays on the intersection of contemporary art and the drama, poetry, and prose of Samuel Beckett as well as interviews with and new documentation by working artists who draw upon or are inspired by Beckett's work. We are not seeking essays that cover Beckett's study of painting, his art criticism, or his connection to modern artists of the first half of the twentieth century.