From artist Hans Bellmer's distorted dolls, to Rupert Brooke's "dust" in a "corner of a foreign field," to Virginia Woolf's "orts, scraps, and fragments," bodies – textual, phenomenological, cultural, political, and physical – seem to fall to pieces in modernism. How can we conceptualize the modern body in light of its affective and ecological surrounds?
Call for Papers for an interdisciplinary conference on
Cultural Encounters during Global War, 1914-1918: Traces, Spaces, Legacies
Date: 21 – 23 January 2016
Place: London, United Kingdom
Convenors: Dr Santanu Das, King's College London
Prof Andreas Gestrich, German Historical Institute
Dr Daniel Steinbach, King's College London
Sigma Tau Delta Far Western Regional Conference
November 13th-14th, 2015
Organized by the Sigma Tau Delta chapter at California State University, Fullerton
Will be held on the campus of California State University, Fullerton
Abstracts due October 10th
Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society at California State University, Fullerton invites submissions—from all disciplines and levels—to this year's Far Western Regional Conference, "Perspectives from the Margins: Reexamining Movements, Figures, and Texts," on November 13-14, 2015.
Postcolonial literary study has been declared dead or "exhausted" in some quarters, but it may have metamorphosed in environmental humanities concerned with the Anthropocene and in theories of world literature. This seminar explores how these fields speak to one another and pursue new conceptual and aesthetic schemas.
We are currently looking for guest editors for the summer 2016 and 2017 issues of Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies (www.ncgsjournal.com). This past summer Nicole Lobdell and Kate Holterhoff put together a wonderful issue on "Illustration and Gender" and the previous summer's issue, edited by F. Elizabeth Gray and Nikki Hessel, focused on "Gender and Journalism." Both issues can be found on our website.
Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK)
Sat. June 18 – Sun. June 19 2016
Imperial College, London
Proposals are invited for the 19th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference.
Proposals for presentation of critical work or for creative presentations (e.g. readings) will both be very welcome.
In 2016, the 19th year of the conference, we will look to the current conditions of your individual creative writing practice, to research and teaching in creative writing, and to the experiences of creative writing teaching, learning and research from a faculty or student perspective. All topics will be welcome!
The American Comparative Literature Association's 2016 Annual Meeting will take place at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts March 17-20, 2016.
Innovative presentations are invited for the proposed seminar, "The House in Literature: practices of commemoration, consumption, display and self-fashioning."
Institute of interdisciplinary inquiry Conference:
Diasporas of the Pacific: Multilateral, Intergenerational and Transnational Contexts
University of Fiji
22—25 April 2016
Seattle, March 21st-25th, 2016
The Mental Health division enthusiastically welcomes all of the interested persons to present on topics which include popular culture and mental health/illness. Previous papers have addressed: literature, film, music, politics, religion, psychological theory, research and more.
In short, the division concerns itself with the ways in which popular culture both reflects and shapes the nature of our psychology.
American Comparative Literature Association
Seattle, March 26-29, 2015
Seminar Organizers: Naomi Waltham-Smith (University of Pennsylvania) and Michael Gallope (University of Minnesota)