Proposals are invited for papers ruminating on aspects of digestion in early modern literature, culture, and medicine. Participants might consider, for example, the relationship between literal and figurative digestion in the context of theories about the nexus of body and language more generally; the relationship between digestion and cognition or emotion; the ideological underpinnings of discourses of specific digestive organs or aspects of digestion like assimilation, excretion, indigestion, or vomiting; or the significance of specific kinds of digestion, like anthropophagy, to identity. Papers might also explore medical texts by writers like Sanctorius, Paracelsus, or Van Helmont.
ANGLICA: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGLISH STUDIES is a peer-reviewed annual print and electronic journal under the auspices of the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw. We invite submissions for our next issue to be published autumn 2016.
For Volume 25.1 we are interested in contributions from such fields as British, Irish, American, Canadian, Australian and post-colonial literature, theatre, film, critical theory, the arts, the media, history and social studies.
Four centuries after William Shakespeare's death, his name ennobles a variety of cultural institutions, from libraries and endowed chairs to summer camps and rubber duckies. Even as these structures—both lofty and lowly—rise and fall, we bear witness to the greatest power Shakespeare described: that of poetry itself to preserve without rigidity, to endure without sameness, and to inspire without dominance. Beyond the array of institutions that bear his name, what conversations do Shakespeare's eternal lines animate now?
In 1925, the editors of Quarto Stato questioned the forms in which the Turin communists were addressing the "Southern Question," critical of how Italy's unification in 1870 resulted in advanced industry and agriculture in the North and the reinstatement of traditions of feudalism in the South. In Antonio Gramsci's reading, the move of the Turin communists was far from dividing the country but instead was based on creating alliances between the workers from the North and the peasants from the South as a strategy for revolution. In 2015, with austerity crippling southern Europe countries, what old and new "Southern Questions" are shaping the long history of inequality in the very idea of south?
Romance Writers of America announces the eleventh annual Research Grant competition. The grant program seeks to develop and support academic research devoted to genre romance novels, writers, and readers. Appropriate fields of specialization include but are not limited to anthropology, communications, cultural studies, education, English language and literature, gender studies, linguistics, literacy studies, psychology, rhetoric, and sociology. Proposals in interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary studies are welcome. The ultimate goal of proposals should be significant publication in major journals or as a monograph from an academic press. RWA does not fund creative work (such as novels or films).
Grant amount: $5,000
Time and Timelessness:
Conceptions of the Past, Present, and Future in Cultural Studies
The Ray Browne Conference on Cultural and Critical Studies
April 1-3, 2016
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH
"Memory is a stopgap for humans, for whom time flies and what is passed is passed."
The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana
Call for Statements — Shakespeare Seminar at the Shakespeare-Tage 2016
Shades of Green – Shakespeare's Green Wor(l)ds
CFP: Adaptation and Dance
Wednesday 2 March 2016
Centre for Adaptations, De Montfort University, Leicester
Southern Humanities Council Conference
The Brown Hotel, Louisville, KY
January 28-January 31, 2016
"Public Bodies, Private Spaces: Private Bodies, Public Spaces"