"It is as reasonable to represent one kind of imprisonment by another, as it is to represent anything that really exists by that which exists not." (Daniel Defoe, epigraph to Camus, La Peste)
Association of Art Historians (AAH) Summer Symposium 2016
Gender in art: production, collection, display
8-9 June 2016
Keynote speaker: Professor Marsha Meskimmon (Loughborough University), more tba.
Call for Papers
Feasting, Fasting, Famine: Representations of Hunger in South Asian Literatures and Culture
The South Asian and South Asian Diasporic Forum of the MLA invites proposals on theorizing the politics, aesthetics, ethics, affect, of figurations of hunger in South Asian literatures and cultures. Presentations may focus on hunger in a range of contexts including food insecurity and globalization; class, gender, imperial, postcolonial contexts; on memory, and memorialization, and the historiography of hunger. Among other contexts/aspects, papers may focus on hunger and the state; hunger and violence; hunger and migration; philanthropy/famine relief: a fundamental right or charity? Visual representations of hunger.
Professor Jonathan Flatley, Wayne State University
Professor Steven LaValle, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The British Modernities Group (BMG) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites graduate students to present papers at its eleventh annual interdisciplinary conference, "'Feeling Real': Affect, Literature, and Reimagined Realities," on May 5-6, 2016.
The fifth Mnemonics: Network for Memory Studies summer school will take place from June 2-4, 2016 on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and will be hosted by the Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies (HGMS). The theme of the 2016 event will be "The Other Side of Memory: Forgetting, Denial, Repression." Our keynote speakers will be Berber Bevernage (Ghent), Jodi A. Byrd (Illinois), and Françoise Vergès (Paris). Submissions are open to all graduate students interested in memory studies.
This call is inspired by the versatile, prescient and even protean prose of Dr. Swift's most well-known work, Gulliver's Travels (1726). If Gulliver had a "tenure home," it would definitely be in the department of English; however, because of its relevance to so many disciplinary fields (economics, history, philosophy, to name the most obvious) Gulliver's Travels is finding itself in an increasingly interdisciplinary range of college courses. We're seeking a variety of pedagogy-oriented submissions that give insight into the ways Gulliver's Travels is taught in higher education.
Here are some possible issues that the collection might explore:
Edited Collection: "Theory Lessons: Theorizing the Classroom" Deadline: February 15, 2016
full name / name of organization:
book editor: Becky McLaughlin / book publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
The editor seeks one paper to round out the collection.
LA ASOCIACIÓN DE ECUATORIANISTAS
(ESTUDIOS DE LITERATURA, LENGUA Y CULTURA)
Convoca a los interesados a participar en su próximo congreso
que tendrá lugar en la Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil
DEL 20-22 DE JULIO DE 2016.
El comité de selección recibirá electrónicamente resúmenes de 250 palabras de los trabajos individuales o de las mesas propuestas (con nombres de los participantes) hasta el 30 de marzo de 2016. Cada ponencia será de 8 a 10 cuartillas, escritas a doble renglón, y de un máximo de 20 minutos de lectura. Favor de dirigirse a Manuel Medina: email@example.com
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Supporting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Honors Education
March 9-11, 2016 | Oakland University | Rochester, Michigan
To launch the National Society for Minorities in Honors (NSFMIH), Oakland University's Honors College is hosting a two day conference (beginning lunch 9th, ending late morning on 11th), offering a key opportunity for discussion and networking.
The institutional and conceptual conveniences of periodization maintain various productive fictions about the differences between the Victorians and the modernists to narrativize the history of British literature. In particular, the disciplinary formation of modernism as a result of avant-garde experimentation depends on a convention in which the modernists heroically dismantle Victorian literary norms. As much as this narrative is helpful in illuminating the stakes of modernist aesthetics, it can oversimplify the complexities of Victorian-modernist relations.
La Société des études supérieures du Département d'Études françaises de l'Université de Toronto (SESDEF) lance un appel à communications pour son colloque annuel auquel sont conviés les chercheurs-étudiants en provenance de toutes les disciplines. Le colloque se tiendra les 15 et 16 avril 2016 à l'Université de Toronto au campus St-George, au centre-ville. Nous aurons le plaisir d'accueillir l'auteur Tanguy Viel en tant qu'invité d'honneur, et une conférence plénière sera assurée par le professeur Sébastien Drouin.
Claudia Rankine and Ta-Nehisi Coates have emerged as the most important black intellectual voices of the 21st century. This panel aims to explore their works from a variety of perspectives. How do Rankine's "Citizen" and Coates's "Between the World and Me" reflect and respond to the tradition of black intellectual thought? What do these and other writings indicate about our current contemporary moment and a post-Obama future? Please send abstracts (300-500 words) and a brief CV by 14 March 2016 to Stephanie Li at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As an artist, David Bowie is famous for crossing boundaries of genre, form, and identity. But the touring "David Bowie Is" exhibition, curated by the V&A, has not only promoted an image of Bowie as highly literate and widely read, but documented Bowie's extensive reading habits for the first time, making explicit the connection between his music, personae, and patterns of reading. The Guardian has followed this up with a list of Bowie's "100 Must-Read Books" – http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/oct/01/david-bowie-books-kerouac-m....
We would like to invite proposals for articles for an international blind peer-review scientific journal (Twenty-fifth CFP)
"Problems of Education in the 21st Century" ISSN 1822-7864
Edward Thomas 1878-1917: The Arras Conference
Université d'Artois, Arras, France. 6-7 April 2017
Adrian Grafe (Université d'Artois; Textes et Cultures research group EA 4028; 'Translittéraires' research team), and Andrew McKeown (University of Poitiers) invite you to take part in an international conference in honour of the centenary of the death of Edward Thomas.