Ruth Rendell, who has recently died, was one of the most prolific and important female authors of the C20th/21st centuries, achieving many literary awards and honours, plus a Labour peerage. Her literary output, both as Ruth Rendell and Barbara Vine, transcended generic boundaries and conventional assumptions about character, the police procedural novel, class and gender, amongst many of her other concerns.
This ICLA seminar focuses on a specific form of multilingualism—on mostly monolingual texts that do not present but rather evoke another language.
Religion, Sexuality and Oppression
2nd Global Meeting of the SOHR Project
Call for Participation 2016
Friday 15th January – Sunday 17th January 2016
London, United Kingdom
Call for Papers for the Group Session,
The Atlas Project
The International Comparative Literature Association Conference
July 21st 2016 – July 27th 2016
University of Vienna, Austria
"HUMOROUS > DISRUPTIONS : Laughter and Technologies of Disruption in Feminist Film and Media"
SYNOPTIQUE Journal Colloquium
October 16-17, 2015
Submission Deadline: August 1, 2015
How do literary texts and other media articulate the present, per se or in contrast with the past and future: is it rendered (im)material, (in)distinct, fluid, con-temporary? How is it privileged or subordinated regarding alternative temporalities, or how is it engaged with cyclic or parallel time? How do articulations differ among media, in the works of one author, across periods, between cultures or perspectives, between disciplines or modes of thought, or as reflections of technological or political change? Whose time is the present?
"Culture, Identity, and Media: New Perspectives of Representation"
(May 2016: Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main)
The Literary Seminary consists of an active student body - members who are passionate about bringing an inculcation of the reading habit to the student society. As a result, we have planned to conduct an International Conference on the theme 'Comics as Visual Literature' from 2nd - 4th September 2015. We have discovered that comics and graphic novels can be used as an effective means of communication, especially to the present generation.
In order to take the first step towards change, a group of students from our club have created SIRJI Comics - a series of comic episodes that voice societal transformation in India. We have launched its first volume at Comic Con, Bangalore, earlier in April this year.
Highlights of Litfest '15:
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)
2016 National Conference
March 21-25, 2016
Call for Papers: American Literature
Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2015
The American Literature Area of the American Culture Association seeks individual papers for presentation at the 2016 National Conference of the PCA/ACA, to be held in Seattle, WA from March 21-25, 2016.
Eighth Biannual Graduate Student Conference of the German Program
Department of German and Romance Languages and Literature at the Johns Hopkins University
Disruptive Realisms in Modernity
Prof. Timothy Brennan, University of Minnesota
Prof. Elisabeth Strowick, Johns Hopkins University
November 6- 7, 2015
The Johns Hopkins University
All the fissures and rents which are inherent in the historical situation must be drawn into the form-giving process and cannot nor should be disguised by compositional means.
(György Lukács, The Theory of the Novel)
The 31st Annual Meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies Western Regional
"Ireland: Memory and Monument"
Rapid City, South Dakota
October 16-18, 2015
Submissions due July 1, 2015 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Popular Modernisms: Then and Now
Proposed Edited Collection
Abstract Deadline July 26, 2015
The conference Power and the Mediterranean will be held on 13-15 November 2015 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, featuring keynote speaker Julia Clancy-Smith (University of Arizona).
Papers are welcome for any examination of Paul Bowles from a transnational perspective. Included are: discussions of Bowles' s literary colleagues and assessments of the expatriate penning of Oriental consciousness; assessments from Americans and Europeans of the talent for writing and capturing Orientalism; Middle Eastern criticisms and reviewing of the Orient from a modern perspective: and critical re-evaluation of the relationship in the arts of the ongoing relationship of the Orient to America.
Please submit 300 - word abstracts to Dr. Raj Chandarlapaty at email@example.com no later than July 20,2015. Please include your name, title, and institution.
Although French-language theorists such as Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze, and Monique Wittig have been fundamental in thinking about queer theory in English, queer theory's application in Francophone countries has generally proved less successful than in the United States.