The Northeast Modern Language Association will meet in Toronto, Ontario, for its 46th annual convention, held April 30 to May 3 2015. Every year, this event affords NeMLA's principal opportunity to carry on a tradition of lively research and pedagogical exchange in language and literature. This year's convention will include roundtable and caucus meetings, workshops, literary readings, film screenings, and guest speakers.
This one day conference is intended to explore the role of our concept of 'transition' in literary studies. This exploration
can be phrased in a series of questions, with the foremost being whether our cultural definitions are more reflective of
critical trends than of changes in artistic practice. For example, is James Joyce's Ulysses the high point of literary
modernism and, simultaneously, the beginning of postmodernism? Or does this retroactive critical summation do artistic
violence to an open text? If we agree that there are such things as transitions, then we might ask a further set of questions:
How do changes in form reflect changing historical or technological conditions? What happens to the old category upon
This issue aims to investigate the interplay between censorship and self-censorship in a variety of domains, from literary works to audio-visual media, from criticism to cultural mediation, in order to re-examine the relationship between censorship and artistic expression. We will focus our investigation on the following themes:
To Whom it may concern!
Post-graduate and post-doc students in literary studies at the University of Jena (Germany) and the Université Paris 1 Sorbonne have recently published the first version of an online forum that will allow students to continue their discussions outside the classroom.
You'll find the multilingual board through this link: www.complit-complice.org
The website is ad-free and free of charge.
We'd be happy to welcome you on-board.
The International Academic Forum, in conjunction with its global partners, is pleased to announce the Sixth Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities to be held from April 2-5, 2015, at the Rihga Royal Hotel & the adjoining Osaka International Conference Center, Osaka, Japan.
Publish before a global audience. Present in a supportive environment. Network and create new relationships. Hear the latest research. Experience Japan. Join a global academic community.
2015 Conference Theme: "Power"
When Seamus Heaney died last August, he seemed to be a kind of figure the literary world had not known for some time: a poet who had academic cachet and a common touch, and perhaps more to the point, a general readership; a poet absorbed by his own art yet seemingly equally at home as a critic; a fiercely exacting writer who was also something of a smiling, public man on two continents; a thoroughly international presence who never let go of the local. For this session, I'd hope to assemble a range of presentations that would explore from various perspectives the nature of Heaney's particular (to stop short of saying 'unique') career and achievement, and the inferences we might draw from it about poetry and its audience(s).
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International Creative Writing Conference (UK)
Imperial College, London
Saturday 20 June – Sunday 21 June 2015
Proposals are invited for the 18th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference. Creative or critical presentations are welcome.
In this, the 18th year of the conference, we look to celebrate creative writing in all its forms and to explore topics in creative writing teaching and learning.
Proposals are peer-reviewed. The conference also features the Annual New Writing International Creative Writing Lecture.
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
Volume 14.2, Phenomenology and Education
Edited by Elias Schwieler
Featuring work by Neil Baker, Haroldo Fontaine, Guillemette Johnston, James M. Magrini, John Olzon, Marc A. Oullette, Cathrine Ryther, Roberto Servant, and Cecilia Ferm Thorgenson.
Reconstruction is also accepting submissions for the following themed issues:
1) Immersion and Intervention: Convergences in Art and Science Research (Sept 1, 2014)
2) Regional Approaches to Queer Asian Cinema (Dec 1, 2014)
3) Archives on Fire: Artifacts and Works, Communities and Field (Nov 30, 2014)
The conference theme is Riddles of Form: Exploration and Discovery in Word and Image. It will examine representation of science and technology in text, poetry, art, popular culture, film, print and digital media, etc. Dundee has a particular history and reputation in both sciences and arts and is thus an ideal venue for the theme.
The fourth Power of the Word conference, Thresholds of Wonder: Poetry, Philosophy and Theology in Conversation, will be held at the Pontifical University of St Anselm, Rome, 17-20 June, 2015. Proposals from established scholars and research students in the fields of literary studies, theology and philosophy are welcome. Deadline: 15 November 2014. See submission details at: http://www.heythrop.ac.uk/about-us/news-events/news/newsevent/the-power-...
American prose poetry: a Conference in Honor of Mary Caponegro
November 4-5 2014, Univ. of Udine, Italy
Contact mail: Daniela Daniele at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Abstract submission deadline, Sept. 30, 2104)
Sala del Tiepolo
University of Udine, Italy
November 4-5, 2014
Mary Caponegro, Richard B. Fisher Family Prof. of Writing and Literature (Bard College)
**The British Association for Modernist Studies Essay**
The British Association for Modernist Studies announces the launch of an essay prize for early career scholars. The winning essay will be published in Modernist Cultures, and the winning entrant will also receive £250 of books.
Eligibility and Requirements
Medieval Thought Experiments: Poetry and Speculation in Europe, 1100-1450
Monday 13 & Tuesday 14 April 2015
New College, Oxford
Keynote speakers: Prof. Vincent Gillespie (Oxford), Prof. John Marenbon (Cambridge)