Papers will consider how American theatre and drama of any period addresses empathy as part of the human experience. What notions of empathy are sedimented into traditional form(s) and/or by what practices do American plays re-humanize compassion for “the other?” Do American plays invite us to recognize “the other” in ourselves? How might empathy, compassion, and humanism help us to ask new questions regarding American theatre’s past, present, and future - such as how American plays refashion Classical ideas about dramatic catharsis? Conversely, panelists might pursue lines of inquiry, Brechtian or otherwise, which ask readers and audiences to consider a politicized theatrical “awakening” as an empathetic act.
Katherine Mansfield: Inspirations and Influences
Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland 5-7 July 2019
An international conference organised by the Katherine Mansfield Society
Hosted by the Institute of English Studies, Jagiellonian University, Krakow
Supported by Catholic University in Ružomberok, Slovakia
Trnava University, Slovakia
The New Zealand Embassy, Warsaw
and the University of Northampton, UK
Professor Kirsty Gunn, University of Dundee, UK
Further keynote speakers to be announced.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR VOLUME 12 OF
Katherine Mansfield Studies
THE PEER-REVIEWED YEARBOOK OF THE KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY
PUBLISHED BY EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
celebrating the centenary of the publication of
Bliss and Other Stories (1920)
Gerri Kimber, University of Northampton, UK
***This is for the American Studies Association Annual Meeting 2019, November 7-10, 2019 in Honolulu***
The 2nd Faulkner Studies in the UK Colloquium
Call for Papers
Royal Holloway, University of London
Senate House, London. May 31st, 2019.
Keynote speaker: Dr Gavan Lennon, Canterbury Christ Church University
(Author of Living Jim Crow: The Segregated Town in Mid-Twentieth Century Southern Fiction [Forthcoming])
This CFP seeks co-panelists for a proposed panel at the upcoming Modernist Studies Association conference (Oct 17-20) in Toronto, ON.
For a proposed volume celebrating The Complete Prose of T. S. Eliot, co-editors Jayme Stayer and Anthony Cuda are soliciting abstracts for original essays on aspects of Eliot’s work that pertain to his non-fiction prose. The volume will be dedicated to the General Editor of The Prose, Ronald Schuchard, to honor his influence in the fields of Eliot studies and modernism. Essays may fall into the following categories, but are not limited to what is described here:
In a 1968 interview, John Dos Passos commented on what he saw as the growing marginalization of his work by recalling a conversation he once had with Ernest Hemingway. “He always used to bawl me out for including so much topical stuff,” Dos Passos remembered. “He always claimed that was a great mistake, that in fifty years nobody would understand. He may have been right; it’s getting to be true.”
2019 Shaw Symposium
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
15-17 August 2019