Sponsored by the International Sidney society, "Sidneian Poetics: Making Sense" invites attention to the role of bodies and bodily sensation in Sidneian poetics, ethics, and epistemologies. How do Philip and Mary Sidney and/or their literary admirers and imitators imagine the pleasures, problems, and possibilities of embodiment: literal and metaphorical, individual and corporate? How reliably do bodies function in their works as instruments of knowledge; and by extension, as instantiations and/or interrogations of political, religious, and intellectual authority? Do some bodies matter more than others? If so, how and why?
Sponsored by the International Sidney Society, this conference session seeks to expand the traditional circumference of the "Sidney Circle" centered on the literary legacies of Philip and Mary Sidney. Work in the digital humanities, recent studies of manuscript circulation, revised understandings of authorship, and the ongoing work of recovering women's writing all contribute to current work re-imagining literary networks. We invite proposals that consider literary networks, from the vantages of recent digital work, editorial practice, the circulation of texts, patronage, and authorship.
From artist Hans Bellmer's distorted dolls, to Rupert Brooke's "dust" in a "corner of a foreign field," to Virginia Woolf's "orts, scraps, and fragments," bodies – textual, phenomenological, cultural, political, and physical – seem to fall to pieces in modernism. How can we conceptualize the modern body in light of its affective and ecological surrounds?
Coventry University is running a small, one-day working symposium next month in London on the subject of dance and literature. It will include short talks, activities and networking. Dr Brandon Shaw (University of Malta) and Professor Susan Jones (University of Oxford) will both present work from their research into the relationship between movement and text. Students, researchers, practitioners are welcome to attend and join the discussion. For more information on the project: http://www.danceandliterature.com/
Sigma Tau Delta Far Western Regional Conference
November 13th-14th, 2015
Organized by the Sigma Tau Delta chapter at California State University, Fullerton
Will be held on the campus of California State University, Fullerton
Abstracts due October 10th
Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society at California State University, Fullerton invites submissions—from all disciplines and levels—to this year's Far Western Regional Conference, "Perspectives from the Margins: Reexamining Movements, Figures, and Texts," on November 13-14, 2015.
Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK)
Sat. June 18 – Sun. June 19 2016
Imperial College, London
Proposals are invited for the 19th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference.
Proposals for presentation of critical work or for creative presentations (e.g. readings) will both be very welcome.
In 2016, the 19th year of the conference, we will look to the current conditions of your individual creative writing practice, to research and teaching in creative writing, and to the experiences of creative writing teaching, learning and research from a faculty or student perspective. All topics will be welcome!
The Shakespeare Newsletter seeks reviewers for the following monographs and essay collections:
- Aebischer, Pascale and Kathryn Prince, eds. Performing Early Modern Drama Today. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Bromley, James M. Intimacy and Sexuality in the Age of Shakespeare. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Caines, Michael. Shakespeare & the Eighteenth Century. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.
Carson, Christie and Peter Kirwan, eds. Shakespeare and the Digital World: Redefining Scholarship and Practice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. Print.
DEADLINE for submission: 1 Oct. 2015.
For the joint national conference (22-25 March 2016 in Seattle, WA) of the Popular Culture & American Culture Associations (PCA/ACA).
Presentations related to fresh-water or sea-water may include topics like
Literature, comics, art, music, television & movies
History, politics, war & peace
Culture, anthropology & ecology
Folklore, mythology, legends & hoaxes
Ships, boats, etc.
Recreation, travel, tourism & festivals
Professors, graduate students, and administrators: Please share this upcoming publication opportunity with your undergraduates.
Call For Papers: UC BERKELEY COMPARATIVE LITERATURE UNDERGRADUATE JOURNAL
Deadline: September 18, 2015 at 11:59 PM, PST
Organizer: Angeles Donoso Macaya, BMCC/CUNY
Co-Organizer: Silvia Spitta, Dartmouth College
Co-Organizer: Cesar Barros A. SUNY New Paltz