In Reading Victorian Illustration, 1855-1875 (Ashgate 2012), Paul Goldman calls for an "enlargement" of illustration studies; "[t]he breadth and depth of what exists and remains relatively unexplored is staggering" (15). In response to Goldman's call and the increasing critical interest in nineteenth-century illustration, brought about by better digital access and the digitization of obscure materials, we are devoting the summer 2015 special issue of Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies to the topic "Illustration and Gender."
Violation: Representations in Literature and Culture
An Interdisciplinary Conference Sponsored by the McGill University English Department. February 20-22, 2015.
9th Annual Landscape, Space, and Place Conference
Indiana University – Indiana Memorial Union in Bloomington, Indiana
February 26-28th 2015
Words and images have always been used to fashion, refashion and challenge identities. In the age of discovery, written and visual texts combined to negotiate identities of self and other; the nineteenth and twentieth centuries saw an explosion of visual technologies. In the early twenty-first century, our lives have become more permeated by multimedial texts and images than ever before.
The Doctoral Students' Research Group of Literary Theory is pleased to announce
The International Conference
Performance studies – literary studies – somaesthetics
With Professor Richard Shusterman as the keynote speaker
In the epilogue to the second edition of The Politics of Postmodernism, Linda Hutcheon heralds the closure of the very period she helped to define: "Let's just say it," she admits, "it's over" (2002: 165-166). This view has in recent years been echoed by an increasing number of cultural critics, who cite the failure of the postmodern aesthetic—developed in the 1970s and characterized by fragmentation, self-reflexivity, and irony—to embody the very real ethical and political concerns of twenty-first century citizens (cf. Eshelman, 2008; Kirby, 2009; Toth, 2010; Vermeulen and van den Akker, 2010; Abrahamson, 2013).
RAW - Research, Art, Writing 2015
University of Texas at Dallas
Arts & Humanities Graduate Student Association
March 6th and 7th, 2015
Keynote: Sophia Roosth, Assistant Professor in the History of Science at Harvard University
Theme: Public Scholarship
Submission Deadline: December 6th, 2014
Reading Short Fiction in Transnational Contexts
A Conference of the European Network for Short Fiction Research
April 17-18, 2015, TCD and UCD, Dublin, Ireland
Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism
Call for Papers: 2015 Issue
Submission Deadline: 19 January 2015
_Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism_ seeks original, well-researched, and intellectually rigorous essays written from diverse critical perspectives and about texts from any time period or literary tradition. Submissions are peer-reviewed by a selection board at BYU, and final decisions are made by the journal's two Editors-in-Chief in consultation with a faculty advisor. Essays may be submitted on a year-round basis, but _Criterion_ is currently soliciting submissions for its 2015 issue, scheduled for publication in April of 2015. The submission deadline for the 2015 issue is 19 January 2015.
The Lehigh University English graduate program is organizing our first annual conference on "Literature and Social Justice" for March 7th, 2015, to be held at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. We welcome proposals for 15-20 minute presentations by MA and Doctoral students on all aspects of literature and social justice across any specialties within the discipline of English, comparative literature, or modern languages. Scholars working in all time periods, genres, and theoretical methodologies are welcome to submit abstracts. Potential topics could include, but are not restricted to:
-questions on whether literature should be socially or morally "useful"
-the current state of didactic literature
"My soul would sing of metamorphoses./ But since, o gods, you were the source of these/ bodies becoming other bodies, breathe/ your breath into my book of changes"
—Ovid, The Metamorphoses (trans. Allen Mandelbaum)
Deadline extended: April 15, 2015
These days the word "craft" gets attached to a lot—from cocktails to crochet, 3D printing to upcycled t-shirts, handmade paper to handmade pickles. And this trend only appears to be growing as craft is closely connected to the DIY movement: a wide-ranging, ever-expanding, and sometimes controversial field of work and play.
Organizer: Regina Lee, University of Washington
The deconstruction of categories of animal, human, and cybernetic organisms has led to wholesale rethinking of corporeal futures and agential action. Likewise, the increase of information-based interactions refigures interactivity in ways which seem to subvert embodied expectation. At these removes, who is an agential actor, and what are the borders of her presence? What are the frontiers of imagining embodied futures?