Marking 100 years since the end of the First World War and 80 years since the publication of Three Guineas, the 28th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf invites papers addressing the dual theme of Europe and Peace. From the ‘prying’, ‘insidious’ ‘fingers of the European War’ that Septimus Warren Smith would never be free of in Mrs Dalloway to Woolf’s call to ‘think peace into existence’ during the Blitz in ‘Thoughts on Peace in an Air Raid’, questions of war and peace pervade her writings.
25 Years of Jurassic Park (1993): An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Palaeontological Imagination
Friday 8th June 2018
School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies
Keynote speaker: Stephen Brusatte (University of Edinburgh)
CITY & (DIS)ORDER
(Re)Mapping the Metropolis ; (De)Coding Urban (dis)order
in the Discourses of Culture
Deadline extended to 25th January 2018
The renewed interest in exploring the urban theme in the arenas of culture studies and the constructs of literary and artistic creativity, has quite often coincided with the moments of crises, of major changes in the conceptualizing of historical processes and of the human experience and consciousness of environmental questions, of belonging and alienation.
We seek proposals on early American literature and history for the Irish Association for American Studies’ 2018 Conference, “Foreign Bodies and Native Sons,” at the University College Dublin (April 27-28). Though the recent U.S. presidential election thrived on the division of “foreign bodies” and “native sons,” this panel aims to analyze who and what constituted “America” prior to the creation of the United States. These two categories offer especially productive lenses into early American history and literature: how does coloniality trouble the terms foreign and native? how did the New World alter the bodies and minds of its disparate peoples? in what ways did early Americans renegotiate their own cultural and national identities?
Truth and Fiction
28-30 June 2018
On September 19-21, 2018, the Biography Institute of the University of Groningen will host a conference designed to take a look beyond our own borders and delve deeper into the question of how the art of biography is practiced in other parts of the world. Biographers from different continents will gather to examine the ways in which their foreign colleagues practice their craft and discuss the cultural perspectives that guide biographers in their approach to the infinite complexity of the other.
THE PODCAST: FORMS, FUNCTIONS, FUTURES
AN INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
8 - 9 February 2018
in Mainz, Germany
Margarita Navarro Pérez (Departamento de Idiomas, Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia)
and Patrick Gill (Department of English and Linguistics, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz)