In a later preface to Bend Sinister (1947), Vladimir Nabokov claims, "the influence of my epoch on my present book is as negligible as the influence of my books, or at least of this book, on my epoch." The conventional reading of Nabokov as an aesthete who is insistent upon sharp divisions between fictional and political worlds has its principal source in the author's stylization of his own career. Yet this way of reading Nabokov has been complicated through such recent studies as Andrea Pitzer's The Secret History of Vladimir Nabokov.
Performance Research Volume 21, No. 4, August 2016
On Game Structures
Deadline for Abstracts: 15 August 2015
Issue Editors: Mathias Fuchs and Natasha Lushetich
To be or, actually, not two sentences to be, that is the question, combined.
Douglas R. Hofstadter
Brevitas. Percorsi estetici tra forme brevi e frammento nelle letterature occidentali.
Trento, 4-6 novembre 2015
Il Seminario Permanente di Poesia, al termine del suo terzo anno di attività, intende proporre una riflessione sulle forme brevi e frammentarie della scrittura letteraria, nella prospettiva critica ed estetica della modernità, pur non sottraendosi a un proficuo confronto con le forme tradizionali della brevitas.
The feminist movement has been categorised as a series of different waves, first, second and third, with some contemporary critics suggesting we are now on the precipice of a fourth wave. Each of these stages had their own aims and means of achieving those aims: underlying all was a quest for equality, for some or for all. Increasingly this neat categorization of the feminist movement has been questioned and challenged, especially with the internet age offering a greater platform of communication for female-identified individuals and feminists alike.
Feminism altered the course of literature by challenging those literary conventions that governed the portrayal of women and women's experience at the fin de siècle. Feminist texts explicitly advocated social change and discussed new women's roles in society. This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of nineteenth-century feminism. Comparative approaches are welcome. By June 19, 2015, please submit a 250-300 word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Elena Shabliy, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAMLA 87 – In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts
Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center
Durham, North Carolina
November 13–15, 2015
[UPDATE - please note the change to conference dates and CfP deadline)
Bloomsbury C21 Writings Annual International Conference 2016
Writing And Insecurity: Writing the Twenty-first Century
31 Mar-1 Apr 2016, University of Brighton, UK
In the impasse induced by crisis, being treads water; mainly, it does not drown. Even those whom you would think of as defeated are living beings figuring out how to stay attached to life from within it, and to protect what optimism they have for that, at least. - Lauren Berlant, "Cruel Optimism"
Prof. Catherine Belsey (Swansea)
Prof. Michael Dobson(Shakespeare Institute/Birmingham)tbc
Prof. Alexa Huang (George Washington)tbc
Prof. Coppelia Kahn (Brown)
Dr. Sean McEvoy (Varndean College)
Prof. Shormishtha Panja (Delhi)
Dr. Emma Smith (Oxford)
With participation from Royal Shakespeare Company Education and Cambridge Schools Shakespeare.
The Golden Line: A Magazine on English Literature
ISSN 2395-1583 [Print], ISSN 2395-1591 [Online]
Call for Critical Writings
Focus: W.B. Yeats, Celebrating 150th Year of His Birth
To be Guest-edited by
Dr. Zinia Mitra, Nakshalbari College, Darjeeling
Call for paper
Indian Popular Culture