Conference to be held on February 19, 2016 on the campus of La Sierra University (Riverside, CA, USA). 250 word abstracts due by October 19, 2015 to http://lasierra.edu/english/natures/abstract-submission-form/
Aristotle in his Poetics outlines his theory of tragedy and gives readers a framework for assessing and understanding the genre; his treatise providing the equivalent analysis of comedy has sadly been lost, and as a result, it is difficult to find a unified theory of ancient comedy. Perhaps the closest we have is Democritus' statement that "Laughter is a complete conception of the world." Centuries later, Bakhtin would elaborate upon this sentiment by claiming that the carnivalesque comedy allows for dialogue between multiple genres and voices in order to create a world in which societal structures are upended.
CFP: Children in Popular Culture
We welcome you to the 65th meeting of the
South Central Renaissance Conference
March 24-26, 2016 / St. Louis, Missouri / Parkway Hotel
Conference website: http:www.scrc.us.com/archives/2016conference.shtml
Local Arrangements: Tim Moylan
St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Program Chair: Christopher Baker
Armstrong State University
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Fourth Global Forum of Critical Studies
Asking Big Questions Again
13 - 14 November 2015, Lucca, Italy
Deadline for Paper Proposals: 5th of October 2015
2016 marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. Rhodes College, through the bequest of Dr. Iris Annette Pearce, celebrates Shakespeare's quatercentenary anniversary with a free public symposium on the year 1616 on April 21-22, 2016:
Medieval drama taught its audiences not only about virtuous living but, more importantly, a good death and a joyful afterlife. Miracle plays re-played the most significant and most spectacular deaths known from the Gospels, while morality plays, such as Everyman, imagined the act of dying and the prospects for posthumous happiness of their main characters.
Kingston Shakespeare Seminar in Theory (KiSSiT), part of the London Graduate School, is a forum for research by postgraduate students, postdoctoral researchers and early career scholars with an interest in Shakespeare, philosophy and theory. The program is committed to thinking through Shakespeare about urgent contemporary issues in dialogue with the work of past and present philosophers—from Aristotle to Žižek.
Following the success of its conference on 'Shakespeare and Waste', Kingston Shakespeare Seminar in Theory seeks participants for a one-day conference on 'Shakespeare and the State of Exception' to be held on Saturday 19 December, 2015 at the Rose Theatre, Kingston-upon-Thames.
I am putting together a proposal for a collection of essays for the North American Literature and the Environment, 1600-1900 series for Ashgate. The book will focus on the 16th and 17th centuries, and particularly on how religious views of the period, be they Puritan or Church of England, for example, play a role in how the environment or the colonial enterprise is represented in the work(s) of an author or authors. I am also thinking of such representation in a way that can consider broader categories beyond just theology—gender, sexuality, race, ecocriticism, etc. Topics could include, but are not limited to:
How does a particular religious worldview influence a writer's representation of the North American environment?