This interdisciplinary conference will explore the sometimes-fraught connections between the 'art' and 'trade' of books from the Western invention of printing to today. Are the interests of authors and publishers always opposed, or can they lead to productive forms of collaboration? Does work undertaken for the marketplace necessarily compromise its moral and cultural standing? How does literature become property, and how has authorship evolved between the starving writer of 'Grub Street' and the modern book festival circuit? Can the requirements of the printing and bookselling industries constitute a form of de-facto censorship, determining the types of work that are published and circulated?
In line with the three previous successful ASYRAS conferences organised at the University of Salamanca and the University of Oviedo, the Department of English, French and German Studies of the University of Vigo is pleased to announce the 4th International Conference of Young Researchers on Anglophone Studies. The event will be held at the School of Philology and Translation between the 4th and the 6th February 2015, keeping up with the society's interest in the overall promotion of literary, linguistic and cultural research in Anglophone Studies. In order to stimulate the exchange of research and ideas, the conference will take place concurrently with the 4th ELC (English Linguistics Circle) Postgraduate Conference.
Adaptation and early modern culture have provided a particularly fruitful area of study in recent years. Yet very often such studies have tended to focus primarily on Shakespeare and on film. The purpose of this special issue of Shakespeare, the journal of the British Shakespeare Association, is not only to add to this focus, but to expand it. The title of the issue has been chosen to allow a wide field of exploration for contributors, including as it does both adaptation in early modern culture, and adaptation of early modern culture in later periods.
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Annual Meeting
Southeast Renaissance Conference Affiliate
November 7-9, 2014
Marriott Atlanta Buckhead Hotel , Atlanta, Georgia
In keeping with this year's SAMLA theme, "Sustainability and the Humanities," the Southeast Renaissance Conference seeks abstracts related to environmental studies and early modern literature.
Submit abstracts of 250 words by April 15 to:
Dr. Dan Mills, Clayton State University
Chair, Southeast Renaissance Conference SAMLA Affiliate
The special focus of the 2014 conference of The Utopian Studies Society is nonviolence and its relationship to utopianism. Our politics and culture are built around violence and war. As already Ralph W. Emerson observed, "[t]hat the project of peace should appear visionary to great numbers of sensible men; should appear laughable, even, to numbers; should appear to the grave and good-natured to be embarrassed with extreme practical difficulties, —is very natural." Moreover, nonviolent ends are often justified by violent means; we "fight" for justice and peace. Even the word "nonviolence"—like utopia—is defined by a lack; and likewise charged with idealism or wishful thinking.
2014 Mideast Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature: "The Imagination, Participation, and Co-Creation"
Patrick Henry College, Purcellville, VA
October 31 – November 1, 2014
Plenary Speaker: Alison Milbank, professor of theology and religious studies at The University of Nottingham, Author of Dante and the Victorians and Chesterton and Tolkien as Theologians.
GARRICK AND SHAKESPEARE
AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
AT THE ROSE THEATRE
WITH GARRICK'S SHAKESPEARE TEMPLE
JUNE 25 – JUNE 27 2014
(2014 GARRICK LECTURE)
- Dr David Bolt(Centre for Culture and Disability Studies, Liverpool Hope University)
- Professor Clara Mucci (Università degli Studi "G. d'Annunzio" Chieti-Pescara)
- Dr Julie-Marie Strange (History at the University of Manchester)
More about speakers: http://melancholyandpain.liv.ac.uk/?page_id=325
SHAPESHIFTERS: Recycling and Literature
Keynote Speakers: Wai Chee Dimock (Yale) and Maite Zubiaurre (UCLA)
We are looking for a few more papers to fill out some of our panels. We would be particularly interested in relevant papers dealing with poetry, film and art history.
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Preternature: Critical and Historical Studies on the Preternatural, invites submissions for the special issue, "Uncanny Animations," guest-edited by Prof. Elina Gertsman.
The Semiotic Society of America
39th Annual Meeting
October 2–5, 2014
DEADLINE for Abstract and Proposal Submissions: May 16, 2014
Paradoxes of Life*
Challenge - Determination - Resilience
The Lamar Journal of the Humanities is an interdisciplinary journal published twice yearly by the College of Arts and Sciences of Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. Papers of interdisciplinary or general interest in the fields of literature, history, contemporary culture, and the fine arts are appropriate for submission. Languages accepted are English, German, French, and Spanish. Detailed studies of highly specialized topics, literary explications which do not elucidate broader historical or ideological issues, and statistical essays in the social sciences are not encouraged but will be considered. Manuscripts, normally not to exceed 6000 words, should conform to The MLA Handbook or The Chicago Manual of Style.
Rhetoric of War
12th Annual International Conference, 23-24 May 2014
The Department of English at Saint Louis University Madrid Campus will host its Twelfth Annual International Academic Conference on Friday, 23 May and Saturday, 24 May. The keynote speaker will be Mary A. Favret, Professor of English, Indiana University-Bloomington.
Ancient Rome had a pervasive hold over the early modern imagination and its influence can be discerned in a variety of sources, discourses, and practices during the period. Episodes from Roman history provided the inspiration for numerous plays and narrative poems, as well as offering an effective means of interrogating such political and philosophical positions as republicanism, absolutism and stoicism. Roman history also provided a host of good and bad exemplary figures, as well as highlighting the dangers of civil war and political factionalism.
This session invites papers that address any aspect of Shakespeare and his works to be delivered at the sixty-eighth annual Rocky Mountain MLA conference in Boise, Idaho, Oct. 9-11, 2014. Topics of interest include historicism and unhistoricism, race, religion, gender, and sexuality.
Please send 300-500 word abstracts to James Mulder (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The deadline for submission HAS BEEN EXTENDED to March 31, 2014. All submissions will be acknowledged and notifications sent in early April.