This roundtable gives instructors an opportunity to share innovative and interdisciplinary strategies used in teaching British and Anglophone literature and culture from the long eighteenth century. Teaching literature from the eighteenth century can be truly challenging, steeped as it is in culturally specific references, place names, and intertextual allusions to other writers, ancient mythology and the Bible. Syntax and vocabulary also pose barriers to new readers. The political, imperial, and colonial histories of the long eighteenth century are equally complex.
Twenty years ago, Gerald Graff mused in "The Pedagogical Turn" that the future of theory would be in its reapplication from literature to pedagogy. In the intervening years, theory may not have reorganized the literature classroom, but it has transformed critical thinking pedagogy. The work of Wittgenstein, Jakobson, Derrida, Lyotard, Foucault, and others who have informed literary studies has recently been drawn upon by Mark Weinstein, Michael Peters, Tim John Moore and others to shift instruction in critical thinking away from general (informal) logic, which assumes a transparency of language, to thinking as embedded in language and thereby governed by varying modes of reading and writing.
The colonial appropriation of indigenous place names has been an abiding concern of postcolonial studies. The severing of names from their semantic, grammatical, and linguistic ties within the native language and their re-contextualization within the language of the settler creates, in a variety of ways for both colonizer and colonized, a gap between the experience and meaning of a place and the name used to describe it, complicating the colonial boundary.
For this year's conference we ask writers, writing instructors at all levels, tutors, and researchers to consider the role of affordability in our practices. We welcome perspectives, strategies, and questions for approaching and understanding the role of "affordability" pluralistically—as both what is within one's financial means and what writing can afford (as in what is allows us to be able to do or manage). In the tradition of SUNY CoW conferences, we are interested in how these ideas apply to historical, contemporary, and projected-future practices of instruction.
Correction to an earlier CFP
Papers are invited for a panel on Lacan and Literature at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) convention in Hartford, CT. 3/18-20 2016. Papers may be on specific literary figures like Poe and Joyce who Lacan explored, or consist of an in-depth analysis of Lacan's own writings and style. Lacanian analysis of works by authors not specifically examined by Lacan are also welcome. Please send an abstract or completed papers to https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/15863
by 9/30/2015. Papers should be 15-20 minutes maximum.
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Emerging Scholars Panel – Religion and Theatre Focus Group
The Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) 2016 Conference
Palmer House Hilton
August 11-14, 2016
On February 19-20, 2016, the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies will host its third annual celebration of popular culture and the deep past at the Ohio State University, with 'Shakespeare's Day: Popular Culture 1616 / 2016,' an exploration of popular identities past and present with special attention to the world of Shakespeare's time. As in past years, this event will feature a scholarly conference (featuring papers, round tables, and other academic events) nested inside of a Renaissance-faire-like carnival (featuring exhibits, gaming, contests, and activities of all kinds).
Call for Papers: The Actor in the Interval
Comparative Drama will publish a special issue exploring the interval (understood as a space that distinguishes, connects, or performs) between theater and literary studies, with a focus on the actor. We seek submissions that engage both disciplines, either by combining methodologies or by taking the relationship between fields as a subject. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):
The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE) is pleased to announce its 25th Annual Conference in Eichstätt, Germany (26-29 May 2016).
It is organized by the Chair of American Studies, Faculty of Languages and Literatures, at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt/Germany, and will be held as a residential conference at the Collegium Willibaldinum in Eichstätt.
Theater and Mobility
The 2016 CDE conference addresses the ongoing debate on issues of mobility in relation to contemporary drama and theater in English worldwide.
The Essachess – Journal for Communication Studies invites scholars to submit original papers for a Special Issue on "Communication in Statistics: Why? When? and How (not) to do it?" This special issue co-editors are looking for papers which are analyzing all relevant matters of communication in statistics.