While musical biography has recently received scholarly attention through an array of insightful research, the sheer breadth of possibilities for the study of biography (and biographies) in relation to music means that the broad field remains rich in untapped investigative potential. This conference will provide a forum for consolidated critical discussion on both the content of musical biography (national trends and ideologies; myths and mythology) and its form (narrative technique and meaning). It will aim to open up interdisciplinary avenues of enquiry across a wide range of subjects and time periods, in the domains of classical music, popular music, and ethnomusicology alike.
The 10th Biennial Symbiosis Conference, 2015: Transatlantic Literary & Cultural Relations
A Symbiosis and Essex University event
Venue: Essex University, Colchester, UK
Dates: Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th July, 2015
Keynote Speakers: Jahan Ramazani (Virginia), Richard Gray (Essex), Peter Hulme (Essex)
The headline conference theme is Trauma, Conflict, and Reconciliation, although proposals on any topic relevant to any area of Transatlantic Studies are welcome. The event organizers, Prof. Philip Tew (Brunel), Dr. Matthew Scott (Reading) and Dr. Susan Oliver (Essex), invite submission of:
Since the 1970s, the critical and cultural interest in sound has largely eschewed the tendency to categorize the beautiful and proper into the binary categories of music and noise; instead, we find sound culture as more critically attentive to the world around us as a kind of buzzing confusion of sound. The ostensible goal of this critical gesture is to democratize our listening habits by loosening the term "music" from definitions of taste and value such that anything could be considered music to our ears. But, in material practice, has promoting a general theoretical rubric of sound run the risk of flattening the lived inequalities that produce differences in the production, distribution and reception of sound as music?
Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium (NCFS 2015)
November 5-7, 2015, Princeton University
Rethinking Democracy in Literature, Language and Culture
Conference of the Hellenic Association for the Study of English
School of English
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
15-17 May 2015
Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: 20 December 2014
Athina Athanasiou, University of Athens
Peter Buse, Kingston University
John McLeod, University of Leeds
LEFTovers: What's L/left of Literature and Critical Theory in the 21st Century?
Call for Papers
Comparative Literature Intra-Student Faculty Forum (CLIFF)
A Graduate Conference
March 13-14, 2015
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor; Department of Comparative Literature
Keynote Address by Susan Buck-Morss (Distinguished Professor of Political Science, CUNY Graduate Center; Professor Emeritus, Department of Government, Cornell University)
The Victorian Popular Fiction Association 7th Annual Conference: Victorian Authenticity and Artifice
13-15 July, 2015
Institute of English Studies, Senate House, London
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Linda Dryden "Stevenson and H. G. Wells: Monomaniacs, Duality and Evolutionary Science"
Keynote Speaker: Prof. David Glover "Styles of Populism in Victorian and Edwardian Popular Fiction"
Guest Speaker: Prof. Vanessa Toulmin from the National Fairground Archive
Call for Papers
CULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT
SAGES Third Annual Interdisciplinary Student Conference
The University of Akron
March 5, 2015
The Society of Akron Graduate English Scholars is pleased to announce a call for papers for its upcoming interdisciplinary conference on March 5, 2015. We welcome creative writers and scholars from various disciplines to discuss the theme, "Culture and Environment." This free conference is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.
We invite scholarship and reflection addressing one or more elements of culture and environment, while simultaneously exploring the relationship(s) between these forces.
Call for Papers for the Panel
Art, History and Identity
As part of The Third Euroacademia Forum of Critical Studies: Asking Big Questions Again
6 and 7 February 2015,
Villa Vittoria, Florence, Italy
Deadline for paper proposals: 10 December 2014
"The term crime denotes an unlawful act punishable by a state…in modern criminal law (however, it does not) have any simple and universally accepted definition…" (Wikipedia)
Criminal: n. A person who has committed a crime. Adj. Informal. Disgraceful and regrettable. (Oxford English Dictionary)
OGOM: 'The Company of Wolves': Sociality, Animality, and Subjectivity in Literary and Cultural Narratives—Werewolves, Shapeshifters, and Feral Humans
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The 4th Annual English Graduate Student Association Conference
February 21, 2015
Keynote address by Jed Esty, PhD
Deadline for Proposals: December 31st, 2014
The middle passage, the passage of time, a secret passage. Passing as straight, the passing of a loved one, just passing through. Passages and acts of passing often involve movement and transformations that cross — and sometimes blur — traditional boundaries of place, time, identity, or perspective. This conference will explore how and why passages and passing occur, what they entail, and why they matter.
The Valley Humanities Review publishes the best undergraduate research in the humanities. We accept national and international submissions, and our December 15 deadline is approaching.
Abstracts are requested for a proposed collection on the works of Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Intended to be the first academic collection about the author, abstracts regarding all topics of interest are welcome.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
- the modern Gothic tale
- use of the Faustian pact in his novels
- the Cemetery of Forgotten Books as metaphor
- his use of classical theology
- "Marina" as a modern "Frankenstein"
Please understand that all abstracts (and later articles) will need to be written in English.
A short bio and abstracts of 300-500 words are due by December 1st, 2014.
Brown University, Department of Comparative Literature Graduate Student Conference
March 20-21, 2015
Keynote: Prof. Zachary Lesser, University of Pennsylvania