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[UPDATE] Nabokov on Politics (SAMLA 87)

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 2:56pm
Benjamin Mangrum / Davidson College

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.

Brevitas. Percorsi estetici tra forma breve e frammento nelle letterature occidentali.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 8:26am
SEMPER – Seminario permanente di poesia (Università di Trento)

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.

(In)visible Lines: Feminist & Gender Studies. Uni of Limerick, 20-21st November 2015

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 11:21am
Sibéal Network

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.

Textual Liberation: Feminist Writing at the Fin-de-Siècle November 13–15, 2015

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 10:04am
SAMLA 87 Durham, North Carolina

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,

SAMLA 87 – In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts
Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center
Durham, North Carolina
November 13–15, 2015

[UPDATE] Bloomsbury C21 Writings Conference - Writing and Insecurity: Writing the Twenty-first Century - Deadline 5 Dec 2015)

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 9:49am
C21: Centre for Research in Twenty-First Century Writings, University of Brighton

[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"

[REMINDER] Shakespeare & Education International Conference, 29-30 April 2016 - deadline: 10 July 2015

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 9:39am
C21: Centre for Research in Twenty-First Century Writings, University of Brighton, UK

Speakers include:

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.

Indian Popular Culture

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 1:52am
Aju Aravind & M. Abou Raihan Rinku/ Indian School of Mines

Call for paper

Indian Popular Culture

Concept note: