Jacques Lacan refined and elaborated on the ideas of Freud. Freud liked to say he discovered the unconscious; Lacan liked to say that he discovered that the unconscious is structured like a language. Like Freud, Lacan found his own psychoanalytic thinking stimulated by reading literature. His seminar on "The Purloined Letter" by Poe is one lecture that comes to mind, but Lacan's later years were consumed by his exploration into the works of James Joyce. Papers are invited on any aspect of Lacan and Literature. Papers may be on specific literary figures like Poe and Joyce whose works Lacan explored, or consist of an in-depth analysis of Lacan's own writings and style.
Feminist Pedagogy in the Two-Year College
How do two-year college instructors put feminist theory into pedagogical practice? This roundtable discusses forms of feminist pedagogy in the community college classroom. Participants are invited to share methods and ideas of pedagogy for teaching in women and gender studies and/or feminist approaches to learning and classroom strategies across the disciplines. Papers should aim to address gender and sexuality issues, along with race and class, within and outside the rapidly transforming academic space of the two-year college.
21st Century Englishes Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015
Location: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
Contact email: email@example.com
Proposal Deadline (for panel and individual presentations): Friday, August 14, 2015
We invite proposals for scholarly and creative works and readings for the third annual 21st Century Englishes graduate student conference to be held Saturday, October 24, 2015, hosted by graduate students of the Department of English at Bowling Green State University.
CONFERENCE THEME: Englishes Now and Then, Then and Now
Reconstruction 17.1, In-Between Spaces: Interstices and Borders of Identity
(Abstracts 250-500 words due Dec 1, 2015, full papers due Mar 1, 2016)
Edited by Amanda Gradisek and Ron Scott
Every year, the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism and the Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE) cooperate in the form of a series of joint sessions at ACCUTE's annual conference at the Congress of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (CFHSS). Congress brings together a wide variety of scholarly organizations for their annual conferences. Please join us at Congress for the 2016 joint NASSR/ACCUTE sessions. Congress 2016 will be held 28 May - 3 June 2016 at the University of Calgary.
Romanticism and the Anthropocene
The conference will include a wide variety of sessions and topics on possible connections among (and tension between) literature, aesthetics, theory, and belief, broadly defined. Sessions will include—but not limited to—
•Creative writers discussing connections among (or possible conflicts between) aesthetics and faith in either their own work or the work of others.
•The analysis of literary texts or cultural artifacts that in some way explore or embody one or more aspects of religious belief or practice, broadly defined.
Dance was an important part of Restoration and eighteenth-century society and of Restoration and eighteenth- century theatre, and it figures prominently in a number of eighteenth-century novels as well. Yet it is a field of study that has been largely overlooked in Restoration and eighteenth-century scholarship that focuses on England. This panel invites papers on all aspects of eighteenth-century British dance culture, from attempts to reconstruct or analyze dances to explorations of eighteenth-century dance textbooks to inquiries into how dance informed the other arts like theater, opera, and the novel. What might the methodologies of dance scholarship contribute to our understanding of eighteenth-century books, performances, or cultures?
NeMLA 2016: March 17-20, 2016
Hartford, Connecticut; Hosted by University of Connecticut
In William Shakespeare and Thomas Middleton's problematic play Timon of Athens, the fate of Athens hangs in the balance as the eponymous character threatens the city with literal and figurative diseases from outside its walls. Timon thus embodies a nightmarishly pathogenic force, sending forth plagues and venereal diseases to "thatch your poor thin roofs/With burthens of the dead" (V.iii.143-145), even as the city's gates bar his physical entrance. Although Timon of Athens has traditionally been regarded as an anti-corruption allegory, the play thus presents fruitful opportunities for examination through the lens of quarantine and urban containment.