In recent years, Gothic Studies has evolved into a solid field of enquiry. 'Gothic' as a critical term has the potential to bring together perspectives from many areas within the cultural studies umbrella, with both an innovative and canonically-informed focus on literary forms and the writing process. Numerous incarnations of the Gothic mode can be found in multiple literary genres all over the world, from fiction to non-fiction, showing multiple forms and nuances. These different manifestations are not only typical of the geographical region in which they originate, but also provide proof of the interdisciplinary nature of the Gothic itself.
*Roundtable session at the 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 12-15, 2016.*
Proposals accepted ASAP; conference deadline is 9.15.15
Abandon then the base and viler clowne,
Lyft up they selfe out of the lowly dust:
And sing of bloody Mars, of wars, of giusts.
Spenser, The Shepheardes Calender (October, 37-39).
Spring Magazine on English Literature
Call for Papers
The Spring Magazine on English Literature, as its name suggests, is a customized journal for graduate and postgraduate English literature students. For this, we are inviting contributions from teachers, researchers, and students of English literature.
Series Editor: Claudia Nelson, Texas A&M University
This series recognizes and supports innovative work on the child and on
literature for children and adolescents that informs teaching and engages
with current and emerging debates in the field. Proposals are welcome for
interdisciplinary and comparative studies by humanities scholars working in
a variety of fields, including literature; book history, periodicals
history, and print culture and the sociology of texts; theater, film,
musicology, and performance studies; history, including the history of
education; gender studies; art history and visual culture; cultural studies;
Two Panel Call For Papers at the 2016 Irish Association for American Studies/British Association of American Studies Conference at Queen's University, Belfast (7-9 April 2016)
Border Crossings and Revolutions
The glamour and mystery of the place, with its sinister atmosphere of forgotten nations, appealed to the imagination of my friend.
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Devil's Foot
It's been almost thirty years since Allan Bloom made his clarion call to classicism within the American academy with the publication of The Closing of the American Mind. For as moribund as the humanities have supposedly been (according to positivist scientists, economics majors, and higher education administrators) the "Culture Wars" have surely blazed a bright path across the consciousness of any literature, history, philosophy, theology or cultural studies major. Columnists from William Safire to David Brooks have bemoaned the supposed death of the humanities (while conveniently ignoring how supply-side economics has had a hearty role in that) identifying a "post-modern bogeyman" as being responsible for the murder.
Exploring the transformation, reconstitution and disruption of environments through the arts and humanities and social science.
Bath Spa University
29, 30, 31 March 2016
Sponsored by the British Academy and hosted by the Writing and the Environment Research Centre, Bath Spa University
Stephen Daniels, Professor of Cultural Geography, University of Nottingham
Other speakers TBC
There has been a significant shift in the boundaries between the private and public realm in recent years. The increasing indistinction between the two spheres has multiple causes, among them the rise of identity politics and the popularity of the confessional mode. The former might be said to underwrite the latter: the feminist rallying cry, 'the personal is the political' providing a substantial justification for radical autobiography. The motto continues as a cornerstone of feminist consciousness, as well as other forms of identity politics, but the ongoing consequences for public discourse are unclear.