How do literary forms influence material forms, and how do material forms influence literary forms? This delicious chiasmus foregrounds our inquiry into how writing and its media collide in such a way as to alter them both. Early modern readers and non-readers encountered writing and its products ever more frequently, with new reading publics and a printing press that augmented a sensitivity to writing by increasing the number of letters in the world. The same might be said for objects, with a flood of new, exotic products entering England in this age of exploration. Paper, and especially books, are not the most obvious writing surfaces to early moderns.
This panel seeks participants interested in exploring the complex and multi-faceted relationship between Shakespeare and Italy. Key areas of focus will be, among other things, the impact of the Italian Renaissance on England; early modern English translations of Italian works; Shakespeare's use of Italian texts for both direct source and indirect inspiration; Italian settings and characters in Shakespeare's plays; the influence of Italian genres, such as tragicomedy, in Shakespeare's drama; early modern English attitudes towards Italy in general and certain Italians (such as Machiavelli) in particular; and later Italian adaptations of Shakespeare, particularly for the opera and for the cinema.
The IX James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome
Conference Date: February 1-2-3, 2016
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: November 5, 2015
Confirmed speakers: Paola Pugliatti, Klaus Reichert, Laura Pelaschiar, Valerie Benejam
The James Joyce Italian Foundation invites proposals for the Ninth Annual Conference in Rome. It will be hosted by the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the Università Roma Tre, to celebrate Joyce's 134th birthday.
Post-Hamlet: Shakespeare in an Era of Textual Exhaustion
The conference theme covers issues relating to gender with special emphasis on how language and culture defines, affects, influences, shapes and visualises gender in a wide spectrum ranging from the individual to the communal across an array of disciplines. Being ideologically, politically and socially constructed, language, culture and gender all intersect at some point. And it is this intersection that we wish to explore comparatively from varying perspectives. Concerned with the HOW and WHY's the aim of the conference is to analyse the content of gender within the very bones of language and culture.
Subjects for discussion may include, but are not limited to:
Clemson University Press is pleased to invite essay submissions of approximately 7,000 words to the T. S. Eliot Studies Annual. For the full list of the Annual's editorial advisory board or for the latest updates, please refer to facebook.com/tseannual. For specific questions, or to submit an essay for consideration, please contact John Morgenstern, general editor, at email@example.com. Submissions should be styled according to The Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition) and follow Merriam-Webster's current edition for spelling. All submissions must be accompanied by an abstract of no more than 300 words and be received by December 1, 2015 for consideration in the first volume.
Call for Papers for the 7th Biennial NEXUS Conference at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville
When: Thursday, March 3 – Saturday, March 5, 2016
Plenary Speakers: Dr. Malea Powell (Michigan State University), Dr. Andrea Kitta (East Carolina University), and Dr. Dorothea Lasky (Columbia School of the Arts)
Website: http://web.utk.edu/~nexus/ (Try Alt+Shift when visiting!)
Original research articles along with abstracts are invited from scholars for Working Paper Series. The papers should be about 5000-6000 words.
Illustrations, figures, maps and graphs should be prepared in black and white and be kept to the minimum.
All manuscripts are referred to experts in the areas concerned. The editorial decisions will normally be communicat-ed to the authors within one month from the date of submission unless otherwise delayed by the reviewers. The authors may be asked to revise the article after receiving referee's comments.
The revised version should highlight revisions so as to have a quick review of the revisions.
Call for Papers: Film Adaptation/PCA/ACA (Seattle, WA March 22-25, 2016)
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association.
For Conference details go to: http://pcaaca.org/national-conference/
Deadline for proposal submissions is October 1. All paper topics will be considered.
To be considered, please submit an abstract online of no more than 250 words to:
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On this panel, we would like to consider the concept of incest in relation to society across a number of time periods and cultural forms. Incest may stem from an impulse to purity–keeping bloodlines clean and families insular–and at the same time it may result in deformity and monstrosity. Regardless of the character of an incestuous liaison, incest is in every instance bound up with the patriarchal, heteronormative social structure of the family, either disrupting this order or constituting it.