The Byron Society of America, an affiliate organization of The College English Association, will have one guaranteed panel at the CEA's annual conference.
In The Birthmark (1993), Susan Howe observes: "if you are a woman, archives hold perpetual ironies. Because the gaps and silences are where you find yourself." For Howe, historical omissions have been avenues for critical and creative agency. Writing into gaps--into invisible intersections between poetry and scholarship--Howe's work has brought us new forms of thinking and feeling about how we organize knowledge and what we recognize as "information." Howe's interrogation of the politics and aesthetics of knowing feels especially urgent in our current moment of Wikileaks and the Panama Papers, drone surveillance, the NSA, the spread of news via social media, and reality television.
Trans/forming the Machine: Feminist Interventions in Digital Poetics
The editors Beate Baumann (University of Catania), Michaela Bürger-Koftis (University of Genoa) and Sandra Vlasta (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz) kindly invite contributors to send proposals for the multilingual web portal Polyphonie. Mehrsprachigkeit_Kreativität_Schreiben (http://www.polyphonie.at, ISSN 2304-7607).
This international research project investigates the many and diverse connections between multilingualism and creativity in writing systematically and from an interdisciplinary perspective. The aim of the project is to explore the more or less close relationship between individual/social multilingualism and creativity in general, and in particular literary creativity.
This seminar invites proposals by scholars interested in contemporary literary works or film narratives including the emerging disciplines of Ecocriticism, Ecofiction, or Ecolit, which solicit “la terre,” its associations or byproducts as central and significant themes, to address or revisit matters of human existence, whether personal, regional, or of a global nature.
RE: Periplum Poetry, open book competition 2016
Now extended until 30 September!
16444. Pedagogy and Poetry Audio: DH Approaches to Teaching Recorded Poetry/Archives (Panel)
Cultural Studies and Media Studies / Interdisciplinary Humanities
Chair: Kenneth Sherwood (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)
The "Pedagogy and Poetry Audio" panel seeks to explore the implications of increased access to poetry audio which is provided by open, digital archives that allow the teaching of print texts alongside the phonotexts or recordings documenting situated, spoken-word performances. Contributions ranging from discussions of specific classroom practices (close-listening, creative remixing, etc.) to theorizations and contexualizations in terms of Ethnopoetics, Sound Studies, and Digital Humanities are welcome.
Call for Papers - The 2017 IASEMS Graduate Conference
THE FINE ART OF LYING: DISGUISE, DISSIMULATION AND COUNTERFEITING IN EARLY MODERN CULTURE
Florence, 7 April 2017
The 2017 IASEMS Graduate Conference at The British Institute of Florence is a one-day interdisciplinary forum open to PhD students and researchers who have obtained their doctorates within the past 5 years.
Dissimulation is but a faint kind of policy, or wisdom; for it asketh a strong wit, and a strong heart, to know when to tell truth, and to do it. Therefore it is the weaker sort of politics, that are the great dissemblers! (Francis Bacon, “Of Dissimulation”)
BEYOND PARTITION: Mediascapes and Literature in Post-colonial India, Pakistan and Bangladesh
Nukhbah Taj Langah (Associate Professor at Forman Christian College University, Lahore, Pakistan
Roshni Sengupta (Lecturer, South Asian Studies, University of Leiden, The Netherlands)
Sponsored by the Medieval Makars Society
Call for Papers
Kalamazoo, May 11-14 2017
A 'Divided' Kingdom: Poetics of Difference in the Medieval British Isles
In studying the work of the medieval Scottish makars, the consideration of the relationship between Scotland and England is a crucial part of establishing a distinctly Scottish expression of nationhood.