CFP: Temporal Discombobulations: Time and the Experience of the Gothic
Gothic Temporalities Group in conjunction with the University of Surrey
22-24 August 2016 University of Surrey United Kingdom
Our experience of the Gothic is one founded in time. Whether it is of a past that will not or cannot die, multiple presents that can never resolved, or infinite futures that can never be realised it speaks of a temporal excess that refuses to be contained.
Katherine Mansfield and
the Art of the Short Story
Bandol, France, 10-12 June 2016
Organised by the Katherine Mansfield Society
Hosted by the town of Bandol, France
Supported by the New Zealand Embassy, Paris
and the University of Northampton, UK
Professor Enda Duffy
University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Professor Ailsa Cox
Edge Hill University, UK
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ANGLICA: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGLISH STUDIES is a peer-reviewed annual print and electronic journal under the auspices of the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw. We invite submissions for our next issue to be published autumn 2016.
For Volume 25.1 we are interested in contributions from such fields as British, Irish, American, Canadian, Australian and post-colonial literature, theatre, film, critical theory, the arts, the media, history and social studies.
PROTEST: 3rd Biannual GSWS Graduate Student Conference
University of Pennsylvania
Thursday, April 21-Friday, April 22, 2016
Keynote: Marcia Ochoa
Featured Presentation: Isa Noyola
Organized by Penn's Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program and Media Activism Research Collective
The term we still use to designate someone's attachment to a particular language, her potentially flawless competence, or the very "place" for her thoughts to emerge in coherent form, is "mother tongue". We take it to be a natural condition of language acquisition, equally valid for every individual speaker, and thus forget that it is a mere metaphorical reference to the "first" language, spoken by what is referred to, with an even more misleading metaphor, a "native" speaker.
Throughout history, the use and connotations of the expression "mother tongue" have undergone several changes. In the Middle Ages and Early Modern period, the Latin "lingua materna" referred to the vernaculars in opposition to the learned Latin.
In 1925, the editors of Quarto Stato questioned the forms in which the Turin communists were addressing the "Southern Question," critical of how Italy's unification in 1870 resulted in advanced industry and agriculture in the North and the reinstatement of traditions of feudalism in the South. In Antonio Gramsci's reading, the move of the Turin communists was far from dividing the country but instead was based on creating alliances between the workers from the North and the peasants from the South as a strategy for revolution. In 2015, with austerity crippling southern Europe countries, what old and new "Southern Questions" are shaping the long history of inequality in the very idea of south?
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