CALL FOR PAPERS
International conference on
IMAGE, HISTORY AND MEMORY
Warsaw, 6–8 December 2017
A project of ‘Genealogies of Memory in Central and Eastern Europe’
This panel takes W.S. Merwin’s line “Day after day we wake to the Island” as motto and challenge to rethink islands not just as utopian and paradisiac places, but to understand them as specific places, in the context of the environmental crisis, and from the perspectives and methodologies of the Environmental Humanities.
there is no singular ‘nature’ as such, only a diversity of contested natures; and that eachsuch nature is constituted through a variety of socio-cultural processes from which such natures cannot be plausibly separated.
Macnaghten, P. and Urry, J. (1998), Contested natures
At the 2nd International Laurence Sterne Foundation Conference (26-28 October 2017, Bydgoszcz, Poland) Prof.
This roundtable outlines possible avenues for theoretical reflection on the connections between the periodical press in Italy and the participation of women in the public sphere. Focus will be set on two main areas: a) the genesis and the early development of the press in Italy throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, b) the emergence of female editorship and its contribution to the transnational exchange of ideas during the 19th and 20th centuries. Recent scholarship has defined periodical studies as a vibrant field of research which aims to explore the role of the press in the dissemination of knowledge, the circulation of ideas and the formation of culture (Jack Censer, 1994; Pierre Rétat, 2001; Hilary Fraser, 2003).
This panel examines the active participation of women in the public dialogue through the prism of their periodical publications. The rise of the periodical press has been recognized as a key factor in the formation of the public sphere in the nineteenth century (Habermas 1962). Studies of twentieth-century editorship, however, tend to take the institutionalization of editorship for granted. Male editors are often known by name, and they are studied in the light of their impact on the socio-political landscape of their time. Historically, however, editorship (and women’s editorship in particular) was often anonymous or pseudonymous and even explicitly staged as performance.
Traditionally, the study of early Chinese philosophy has been bifurcated along a specific methodological axis. Classical sinology has often focused on issues of textual criticism and reconstruction of certain lines of intellectual filiation between texts and schools, while comparative philosophy has tried instead to extract from these texts certain kinds of issues and truth claims which could intervene in debates often still founded on European texts. Both of these perspectives are important, and they have never been hermetically sealed, as many scholars have been comfortable working in both modes. However, this structural orientation of the discipline has encouraged a certain kind of binary vision when approaching early Chinese texts: the proper frami
The Handmaid’s Tale: Gender, Genre Adaptation – a one-day symposium
Saturday, 30 September, 2017
Film Studies @ Worcester
Jenny Lind Building, University of Worcester
Despite being written over 35 years ago, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale (1985), set in a totalitarian New England where fertile women are kept prisoner in reproductive servitude, has been making headlines in 2017 due to the remarkable Hulu produced television series (screened in the UK on Channel Four). This symposium seeks to bring together diverse scholars for a day of discussion and debate.