The term speculation has, among others, two specific strands of meaning: thinking/narrating the realm of the possible and describing a form of economy that borders on the fluctuations in the material value of a marketable good. In both the strands, speculation is largely based on what constitutes the material. As Ursula K.
"We badly need a new way of thinking about novels that acknowledges their technological reality. We have to learn how to look at fiction as lines of print on a page and we to ask whether it is always the best arrangement to have a solid block of print from one margin to the other running down the page from top to bottom, except for occasional paragraph indentations."
—Ronald Sukenick, The New Tradition in Fiction
Call for Papers:
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, 1-4 October 2015
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Address: 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 421-9100
Deadline: April 30, 2015
ISSN 2347-6869 (Open Access)
ISSN 2347-2146 (Print)
SOCRATES is an international, multi-lingual, multi-disciplinary refereed and indexed scholarly journal produced as par of the Harvard Dataverse Network. This journal appears quarterly in English, Hindi, Persian in 22 disciplines.
Call for Papers 2015 Graduate Colloquium: Afterlives
York University: May 22-23, 2015
South Central Modern Language Association
72nd Annual Conference
October 31 - November 3, 2015, Nashville, TN
The regular session French I: Linguistics and Literature to 1600 invites papers on an open topic. Please send abstracts (250-500 words) or papers to Cristian Bratu (Cristian_Bratu@baylor.edu) by April 25, 2015.
Now that over half a century has passed since Lionel Abel coined the term 'metatheatre' with particular reference to the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries and even identified a new genre, the 'metaplay', it is time for a conference that will bring together academics and theatre practitioners to re-assess the place of metatheatre in early modern drama studies. This interdisciplinary conference will invite literary scholars and theatre historians as well as actors and directors to consider metatheatre's hugely influential role in critical theories, methodologies and lexicons, exploring its conceptual significance both in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and our own historical period.
Call for Papers
RSA Boston, 31 March -2 April 2 2016
The Milton Society of America seeks panels and papers for its sessions at the 62nd annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America. As an Associate Organization, the MSA may submit up to five guaranteed panels.
Proposals covering any aspect of Milton studies will be given full consideration, but especially desirable are those falling under the following rubrics:
-Periodization (Renaissance, Early Modern, Long Restoration)
-Early modern epistemologies, including natural philosophy, cosmology, and hermeticism
Call for Papers
Sideways in Time: Alternate History and Counterfactual Narratives
Following a highly successful two day international conference on alternate history held at the University of Liverpool and organised in conjunction with Lancaster University, the conference organisers are now seeking to supplement extended conference papers with other work in order to publish an essay collection which represents the diversity and depth of alternate history and counterfactual narrative scholarship.
This edited volume marking the centennial of Sholem Aleykhem's death (May 1916), will explore the writer's vast contributions to Yiddish literature through comparison with authors of other national literatures. The aim of the collection is to analyze the work of this foundational Yiddish writer in comparative context in order to bring to light hitherto unexplored aspects of his achievements. Often called "the Jewish Mark Twain" – due to similar writing style and use of pen name – Sholem Aleykhem's favorite writers spanned the spectrum of world literature – among them: Sterne, Dickens, Twain, Tolstoy and Gorky.