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Romanticism and the South West

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 3:24am
University of Bristol

The University of Bristol invites delegates to participate in a one-day conference entitled Romanticism and the South West, a conference which seeks to re-asses the importance of the South West in Romantic thought and writing.

You can register for a place here:

The conference will place a particular emphasis on the following topics:

Consuming Culture in Victorian and Edwardian English Literature (SAMLA 87)

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 2:51pm
SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association)

From the proliferation and commodification of print culture in the 18th century to the Forster's Education Act of 1870, those who consumed - and the way people consumed – the arts and culture at large changed irrevocably in England. These factors - among numerous others- culminate Leonard Bast's feeble attempts to fit Ruskin's depictions of Venice to his basement hovel in E.M. Forster's classic Howards End. Bast's story, pushed to the margins of the novel, is primarily that of a working class individual attempting to better his position in life through the arts and culture.

Art as Ethics / Ethical Art in the Works of George Eliot (SAMLA 87)

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 2:50pm
SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association)

In her famous essay, "The Natural History of German Life," George Eliot decried the recent attempts of English painters to recreate the "truthfulness" of Teniers and Murillo. Though Eliot would attempt to correct the errors in perception and representation through her writing, she continued to engage with other forms of art (paintings and music, specifically) throughout her life. In keeping with the theme of SAMLA 87, this panel looks for papers examining the moments in Eliot's works - her novels, poetry, nonfiction - wherein she contemplates other forms of art and their moral and ethical implications for both her characters and her readers.

MLA Options for Teaching Volume on Teaching Space, Place, and Literature

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 1:22pm
Robert T. Tally Jr.

Essay proposals are invited for Teaching Space, Place, and Literature, a volume in the MLA's Options for Teaching series to be edited by Robert T. Tally, Jr. This volume aims to survey a broad expanse of literary critical, theoretical, and historical territory in presenting both an introduction to teaching spatial literary studies and an essential guide to scholarly research being conducted in this burgeoning field. Exploring key topics and pedagogical strategies for teaching issues of space, place, and mapping in literary and cultural studies, this volume will include valuable information for both specialists and nonspecialists in spatiality studies, and the essays should be of interest to teachers of undergraduate- and graduate-level courses.

Digital Domains & Humanistic Thresholds: Literary Study, Composition, & Communications, Oct. 9-10, '15,Hilbert Col., Hamburg NY

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 4:31pm
Charles A.S. Ernst, coord. / New York College English Association

Papers & panels on all aspects of digital humanities in Eng. studies/pedagogy--literature of all periods/genres; composition, incl. creative & professional writing; communication studies, incl. film. Contact Dr. C. Ernst for complete cfp/details.

E-mail 200-250 word proposals (15.-min. papers), incl. a-v needs. (For identified grad. studs., $200 cash prize for best paper.)

Proposal submission deadline: Aug. 21, 2015, with acceptance notification by Aug. 31. Early-bird response for early submissions.

Poverty in Literature, Arts and the Media

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 5:05am
Inter Artes - Dipartimento di Lettere e Filosofia - Università di Cassino

The poor in literature, arts and in the media:
Artistic and social representations of poverty

Up to the eighteenth century, the theme of poverty in art and literature was dominated by the evangelical model.

Reading the Queer in Literature, Film, Culture and Theory [Journal Issue & Ed. Vol.]

Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 5:31pm
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies []

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
Vol. 2, Issue 2

Reading the Queer in Literature, Film, Culture and Theory
[Journal Issue & Ed. Vol.]

Submissions are invited for the forthcoming issue of "The Apollonian" on the representations of the 'queer' in the various genres and sub-genres of literature, art, cinema, culture, critical theory, philosophy and history. The papers are expected to be scholarly in nature, and yet accessible to a fairly general readership.

Topics may include, but are not limited to: