How does a particular city shape, hinder, or enable the life (career, agenda, domestication, nationalism) of a character? As urban populations grew in the Early Republic, cities both shaped and were indebted to public figures who came either to rise to prominence on account of a quality that flourishes in such an environment or a manipulation of the characteristics of the city to accomplish one's ends. Consistent with the symposium's theme of "The City and American Literature," successful proposals will explore the relationship between individual men and women and their urban environments in regard to habits, qualities, identity, or behavior.
Now accepting submissions for the 2015 issue of Teacher-Scholar. All topics related to state comprehensive universities welcomed. In particular, timely topics include:
*general education reform and revision
Call for Papers: The 8th MMU Postgraduate Research Conference 2015
Thursday 5th November 2015
Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
This year's Manchester Metropolitan University Postgraduate Research Conference is focused on Innovation. Innovation in research promotes inspiring, life-enhancing, synergistic discoveries and solutions, and is also about forging cross-disciplinary connections, explorations and creative space for collaboration and exchange. The multidisciplinary conference exploring the concept of 'innovation' is inviting submissions open to all disciplines and practitioners.
Edited by Jennifer Bartlett and George Hart
In the exact center of the U.S., where the west meets the east at the "Crossroads of America," we will hold this year's South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies meeting in Oklahoma City, February 25-27 2016. We invite you to join us.
SCSECS conferences focus on any aspect of the "long" eighteenth century, which we define for practical purposes as the period between 1660 and 1830.
III INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIUM
"DAYS OF JUSTINIAN I"
"BYZANTIUM AND THE HERITAGE OF EUROPE: CONNECTING THE CULTURES"
Skopje 30-31 October, 2015
"EURO-BALKAN" UNIVERSITY, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia and
UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA, Ravenna Campus-School of Humanities and Cultural Heritage, Italy
With the financial support of the
Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia
Special Thematic Strand for 2015
La Asociación de Ecuatorianistas (Estudios de Literatura, Lengua y Cultura) y la Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar convocan a los interesados a participar en el próximo congreso. Que tendrá lugar en los predios de la Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar del 20-21 de julio del 2015
The co-chairs of the Stephen King Area—Philip Simpson of Eastern Florida State College and Patrick McAleer of Inver Hills Community College—are soliciting papers, presentations, panels and roundtable discussions which cover any aspect of Stephen King's fiction and film for the Annual National Joint Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference to be held in Seattle from March 22nd to March 25th 2016. Papers, presentations, and panels can cover King's experimentation with medium (e-books, graphic novels, TV series), his more recent fictions, including his Dark Tower series, and anything in between.
Beckett and Vice
Harrah's Resort Southern California
San Diego County
Feb. 21-24, 2016
Keynote Speaker: S.E. Gontarski
Beckett and Vice welcomes abstracts on the theme of "vice" in Samuel Beckett's work. What is vice? Where does vice appear in Beckett's poems, plays, fiction, or other art forms? Possible ideas for exploration:
Vice as a moral/ethical term
Vice as a tool/instrument
Vice as second-in-line
Religious and philosophical implications
Images of decadence vs. indigence
Hedonism vs. Asceticism
Call for Book Reviews and Book Reviewers
The CLAJ is currently considering unsolicited book reviews for publication and sending books out to qualified members for solicited reviews. If you wish to submit a book review or receive a review assignment, please follow these guidelines:
Deadline Extended! June 8, 2015
The 62nd Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, Boston, 31 March–2 April 2016.
The peer-reviewed journal Theatralia (published by Masaryk University, the Czech Republic) announces a call for the issue Fall 2016:
Current Trends in Theatre Theory and Meta-theory
(including a Special Section on Cognitive Theatre Studies)
31 October 2015
In our rapidly shifting culture, what defines the contemporary moment is fluid and impossible to pin down. This conference will look at the relations between newness, sameness, fluidity, and change in cinema and cinematic technologies from all eras. The cinematic apparatus itself is a technology of repetition and replication, and the effects of postmodern culture are marked by self-replication, simulation, and mediation. Postmodernism is about the now, and borrows from the surfaces of history while losing the history itself. Cinema and the cinematic is increasingly marked by intermediality of both culture and "text" and constant expansion of what these terms can mean.
SEMA 2015 (October 22-24, Little Rock, Arkansas):
International Association for Robin Hood Studies sponsored session:
Session Topic: "Greenwood Fashion: Clothing, Textiles, Skins, and Furs in the Ongoing Robin Hood Legend"
Reclaiming the "F" Word: Historical and Contemporary Feminist Performance as Theatrical Activism
Conveners: Victoria P. Lantz (Sam Houston State University) and Angela Sweigart-Gallagher (Northeastern Illinois University)