In her recent book about the role of childhood studies in the humanities, Anna Mae Duane writes, "The study of children, often seen as peripheral to the important work of understanding social, political, national, and ethnic structures, allows us to rethink the very foundations underlying these structures." This panel will explore how children play central roles in "social, political, national, and ethnic structures" and consider the ways in which literary representations of childhood participate in this process. When we study child characters and fictional depictions of childhood, what new insights are revealed about social and cultural institutions? How have those roles shifted over time throughout American literature and culture?
University of Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Telangana, India – 500046
Comparative Literature in India: Contemporary Issues
18-19 March, 2015
CALL FOR PAPERS
International Conference on
COMPARING COMPARATIVE LITERATURES
DEPARTMENT OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
We seek cutting-edge papers from an international cadre of scholars to introduce intriguing and effective ideas about using the Afrocentric paradigm to update, re-frame, modernize, and re-engage African global intellectual legacies. We are excited about the methods and applications presenters will offer to give contemporary Afrocentric readings of the knowledge and values found in experiential and life narratives from the global African intellectual tradition. Such a collective exploration of the possibilities of discovery and re-discovery of innovation and genius-thought has dynamic potential to inform contemporary strategies for liberation, agency, historical awareness, and ancestral acknowledgment.
MLA special session will investigate the influence of literary translation and adaptation on the development of new genres, forms, and modes of literature.
How do translated texts contribute to already-established literary canons in the receiving culture(s)? What kinds of translational choices do translators make? What is kept and what is lost in the process of translation?
CALL FOR PAPERS
2015 VICTORIANS INSTITUTE CONFERENCE
VICTORIAN WORK AND LABOR
OCTOBER 2 – 3, 2015
The concept of personal, as well as societal, industry was essential to the Victorian sense of self. The idea of work as a virtue, a duty, and a privilege was widespread (and sometimes mocked). For the 44th annual meeting of the VICTORIANS INSTITUTE, we invite proposals from a variety of disciplines addressing issues of Victorian work and labor. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
Call for papers: The politics of art and art scenes in Latin America
The upcoming issue will examine the political function of art in diverse contexts in Latin America. The issue aims to discuss the implications and consequences of the formation of Latin American contemporary art scenes, with respect to artists' ability to reflect and influence their local political situation, as well as the possibility of cooperation between artists and art scenes across contexts and countries.
We invite contributors from diverse disciplinary backgrounds to submit essays, exhibition reviews or interviews that address the theme "The politics of art and art scenes in Latin America" through a high variety of possible angles.
We seek articles responding to the CFP below by April 30, 2015 for Vol. 2 Issue 1 of Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry.
The University of Chicago Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts will host a two-day conference addressing the theme of Theory and Practice. The conference seeks to explore the tenuous relationship between theory and practice in the human and social sciences, and the practical dimensions of theoretical interventions in struggles for political emancipation, institutional structures, and artistic, historical, and scientific movements.
Our keynote speaker will be Danielle S. Allen (UPS Foundation Professor, School of Social Sciences, Institute for Advanced Study).
Deadline extended to April 15!
These days the word "craft" gets attached to a lot—from cocktails to crochet, 3D printing to upcycled t-shirts, handmade paper to handmade pickles. And this trend only appears to be growing as craft is closely connected to the DIY movement: a wide-ranging, ever-expanding, and sometimes controversial field of work and play.
THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE CONFERENCE
"Bridging: Past & Present"
Literature, Rhetoric & Composition, TESL, Creative Writing and Education
This year's theme is "Bridging: Past & Present." Following the theme is encouraged but not required. Submissions that follow the theme will be given priority. The E.L.C. provides a platform for students to
present research on their field of interest. Our hope is to give students an opportunity to practice presenting in a conference setting, network with fellow scholars, receive constructive feedback, and add public speaking experience as well a published abstract to resumes and CVs. Presentations will be 10-12 minutes long. Students may read papers or give more informal talks.
Faculty of Foreign Languages (Alfa University in Belgrade) is glad to announce its Fourth International Conference on Language and Literary Studies, which will be held on May 22 and 23, 2015.
For the fourth issue of our annual conference, we hope to gather scholars and teachers whose scientific research focuses on the study of
LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURE IN THE CONTEXT OF PHILOSOPHY
Reading Architecture Across the Arts and Humanities
An AHRC-Funded Interdisciplinary Conference
University of Stirling
Saturday 5th December 2015
First Call for Papers
In a time when even Bridget Jones finds herself in her early fifties, it may at first glance seem unwarranted to speak of the invisibility of ageing women in literary and cultural contexts. In fact, in a review of Mad about the Boy in The Times, Sarah Lyall writes that, "Bridget's amorous adventures … make the prospect of middle age not so bad at all". Constructions like this open up questions about representations of women and ageing. What types of images of the "ageing woman" are created in cultural texts? Do women in later life, in order to become visible, need to find ways to "pass" as younger so that "age shall not wither them" as Kira Cochraine puts it in an article in The Guardian?