In his recent polemical piece, noted academic and cultural critic, Timothy Brennan calls Digital Humanities, a “bust” and declares: “[a]fter a decade of investment and hype, what has the field accomplished? Not much.” Brennan’s critique of DH, amongst others, is that “[DH] promises to break the book format without explaining why one might want to — even as books, against all predictions, doggedly persist, filling the airplane hangar- sized warehouses of Amazon.com.” What remains potently interesting is that Brennan’s questioning of DH and its machine-oriented methodology[ies] is itself rooted in an Anglo-American episteme: one that has continuously promoted the “print medium” as the only legitimate paradigm for advancing worthwhile humanistic inquiry.
Reimagining and Remembering the Other: Narrative Empathy and its Limitations
Fårö, Sweden, 29 July–5 August, 2018
The research circle Narrative and Memory: Ethics, Aesthetics, Politics is pleased to announce the call for its 2018 summer symposium, following its previous symposia in Tallinn (Estonia), Saulkrasti (Latvia) and Kristiansand (Norway).
CFP 2018 Modernist Studies Association conference (“Graphic Modernisms”)
Columbus, Ohio, November 8-11
Deadline for submissions: Thursday, April 5, 2018
Shakespeare’s plays and the critical conversations around them are deeply concerned with questions of culture. Many of the plays are set in cultures different than Shakespeare’s own early modern England, from Denmark to Italy to Ancient Rome, often using those cultures to examine his own. Productions of his plays have been set in a dizzying array of cultures, in order make comments on yet other cultures. The culture of Imperial Britain made use of Shakespeare in order to dominate (and often consume) the cultures which they colonized.
CFP: Substance Use and Abuse in the Long Nineteenth Century
13th – 14th September 2018
Edge Hill University
Professor Susan Zieger, University of California Riverside
Dr Noelle Plack, Newman University
Dr Douglas Small, University of Glasgow
‘The body (follow me closely here) lies at the mercy of the most omnipotent of all potentates—the Chemist.’
Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White (1859)
Inhabiting immersive territories: neuroscientific and ecological perspectives on literature, videogames and the arts in the Anthropocene
Institut du monde Anglophone
Sorbonne Nouvelle University
5, rue de l’École de médecine 75006 Paris
June 22-23, 2018
Call for Papers: TaPRA 2018 Bodies and Performance Working Group
Bodies and Performance: (Non)human Worlds and Worldings
How do worlds perform upon bodies and how do bodies perform worlds?
Date: December 13-15, 2018
Venue: Centennial Hall, Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul, Korea