Recently scholars of modernism have advocated for a "global turn". Accordingly, the field of modernist studies has expanded to encompass times and places, authors and texts, which have been overlooked by traditional, canonical accounts of modernism. Extending the spatial and temporal boundaries of modernism has opened new avenues of inquiry and discovery. The decentering of modernist studies from its European focus has led to the inclusion of many non-European traditions and literatures. However, some argue that a global approach to the study of modernism ignores the particularities of history, culture, and language.
Making Contact: Artistic and Linguistic Representations of Conflict and Commonality (Conference date: March 10-12, 2016)
Full Title: Theatre Symposium 2016: Pages, Stages, Audiences
Date: 08-May-2016 - 09-May-2016
Location: Qatar University Campus, Doha, Qatar
Contact Person: Dr. Anastasia Remoundou-Howley email@example.com
Call Deadline: February 28, 2016
The Department of English Literature and Linguistics at Qatar University inaugurates a two-day Theatre Symposium open to scholars and theatre practitioners with an interest in theatre and theatrical praxis in and about the Middle East.
Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference: (Un)Stable Identities: How the Self is Forged and Found
"There will be time / to prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet." Eliot, Prufrock
"We know what we are, but now what we may be." Shakespeare, Hamlet
"I am not an angel...and I will not be one till I die. I will be myself." Bronte, Jane Eyre
Prof. Howard Caygill (Philosophy, Kingston)
Dr. Priyamvada Gopal (English, Cambridge)
Prof. Thomas Docherty (English, Warwick)
"The centuries go by, and we are still hearing the voice of Scheherazade", says Jorge Luis Borges.
The School of English - The University of Sheffield holds an interdisciplinary research conference on Thursday 19 May 2016, entitled Scheherazade in Classical, Modern and Postmodern Worlds.
The International Society for Heresy Studies announces a Call for Papers for its second biennial conference at New York University, June 1-3, 2016. The conference theme will broadly focus on ideological aspects of heresy in both religion and politics. Throughout history, definitions of "heresy" have been crucial to defining "orthodox" belief, worship, and practice. Indeed, every faith, ideology, and institution must struggle over what is deemed heretical as part of defining what is deemed normative, and it is hard to imagine any ideology (even an anti-ideology ideology) that does not draw a boundary to mark what is subversive or unacceptable.
Welcomes proposals of 100 words on French and Francophone Literature and Culture since 1800. Please include your name, affiliation, e-mail, and telephone. Deadline for submitting proposals to Violaine White at WhiteVD@usml.edu is March 1.
Conference information: http://rmmla.innoved.org/call/default.asp
The Street and the City - Awakenings
Date: 14-15 April 2016
Convener: University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies / ESHTE
Venue: School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon and
Estoril Higher Institute for Tourism and Hotel Studies
Toni Morrison writes in her first novel 'The Bluest Eye' (1970): "Knowing that there was such a thing as outdoors bred in us a hunger for property, for ownership. The firm possession of a yard, a porch, a grape arbor. Propertied black people spent all their energies, all their love, on their nests" (18). This passage brings immediately to mind the thematic preoccupation with property and landholding throughout American literary history—from Nathaniel Hawthorne's 'House of the Seven Gables' to William Faulkner's Sutpen's Hundred, Willa Cather's Blue Mesa to Arthur Miller's Willy Loman—and the place of Black narrative within that tradition.