This roundtable seeks to tackle the vexed yet essential issue of Shakespeare in translation. Panelists are encouraged to approach this in a number of ways, such as direct translation and intercultural adaptation. Papers could discuss a particular translation of a particular play, compare and contrast previous translations, explore a more open adaptation, or discuss the aesthetic, cultural, even political issues at stake when translating Shakespeare. Papers are not restricted to textual translation, as papers on dramatic or cinematic translation and adaptation are also very much welcome.
While literary responses to the Great War remain central to scholarship on 20th century British literature, British authors writing in the immediate aftermath of WWII have garnered far less critical attention. Poised as they were between their modernist predecessors’ “radical break,” and their post-colonial successors’ challenges to cultural orthodoxies, most post-WWII authors have come to be regarded as comparatively minor, singular, or idiosyncratic. For many critics, the diminution of Empire and the rise of the social welfare state produced not “giants,” but artists in disgruntled retreat from the modern world. Even the socially conscious “Angry Young Men,” perhaps the era’s most celebrated authors, are, in the words of Terry Eagleton, “individualis
Call for Papers for the 22nd Annual Dickens Society Symposium
Theme: “Interdisciplinary Dickens”
July 14-16, 2017, College of General Studies, Boston University
Co-Sponsored by the Dickens Society and The Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning at CGS, Boston University
Watchung Review invites scholarly papers on the theme of migrations and identity. This is a timely topic, both in academic work and in the media, and one which calls on the rich work of postcoloniality, movement and migration in literature, rhetoric, and interdisciplinary studies on migration and identity. We encourage submissions which approach these deeply political issues head on, and also papers which interpret the theme more broadly by investigating issues of migration arising in a variety of periods, intellectual spaces and through a range of critical and theoretical lenses.
Topics of interest may include but are not limited to:
The College of Health and Social Sciences and the Center for Research and Education on Gender and Sexuality cordially invite you to:
Black/Feminist/Lesbian/Queer/Trans* Cultural Production: A Symposium Honoring the 20th Anniversary of Cheryl Dunye’s “The Watermelon Woman”
September 23-24, 2016
San Francisco State University
A symposium hosted by the University of Alabama Department of English
April 21-22, 2017, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Call for Papers
Postcolonial Interventions: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Postcolonial Studies
Vol. II, Issue 1 (January 2017)
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Call for Papers (SCMS 2017 Panel)
LOCATING AMATEUR PRODUCTION ACROSS MEDIA
The concept of jouissance as a total, limitless, excessive enjoyment on the one hand and as a type of castration, operating beyond the pleasure principle, on the other is one of the most fascinating elements of Lacanian psychoanalysis. Jouissance is linked to the body and to castration through language; it is linked to the (unattainable) Other, to prohibition and anxiety, and to the illusion of transgression. However, jouissance should be regarded not only as part of the subject's struggle to balance himself between excess, desire, and castration, but also as a concept that can tell us something about the "mental state" of a society in crisis.
The legacies of both Marxism and poststructuralism have loomed large in literary studies in recent years. The ongoing publication of the late seminars of both Foucault and Derrida, as well as the long awaited translation of Althusser’s On The Reproduction Of Capitalism suggests a sustained interest in such methodologies, while what has been called the “descriptive turn”—which encompasses practices as disparate and ill-defined as Latourian Actor-Network Theory, Morettian “distant reading”, and Heather Love’s revival of “thin description”—has attempted to caution scholars away from symptomatic reading, ideology critique, and broadly “deconstructive” critical practice.
Room One Thousand (www.roomonethousand.com) is the interdisciplinary journal of architecture at UC Berkeley, now seeking serious disagreement on the issue of:
Timeless | Adjective | org. 1550
: staying beautiful or fashionable as time passes
: lasting forever
: having no beginning or end, eternal.
: not affectetd by time
: referring or restricted to no particular time : untimely, ill-timed
: without time
Fireworks: The Visual Imagination of Angela Carter
Call for Papers
The Royal West of England Academy, Queen’s Road, Bristol, BS8 1PX
in association with The University of the West of England, Bristol and the Festival of Ideas
Monday 9 January 2017
Keynote: Sir Christopher Frayling
Current theoretical debates about subjects and objects, bodies and minds, and genre and gender have explored in detail women’s status as objects and done much to theorize their efforts to become speaking subjects. But these discussions can be more transgressive in order to explore the ways in which Romantic writers in particular challenged the foundational ideas of materiality that they were given and on which we continue to rely when we read them in the twenty-first century. For the proposed collection, Material Transgressions: Romantic Bodies, Affects, Genders, we are soliciting essays that think outside of Romantic ideologies of gender that reiterate notions of sexed bodies, embodied subjectivity, or stable texts.
SLI is now accepting topic proposals for future issues. Any scholar who wishes to propose a special issue for Studies in the Literary Imagination is invited to do so in a 1,000–1,500-word proposal. Please include: a working title; an overview of the proposed topic including a brief summary of pertinent issues and figures; a current C.V.; and a list of approximately 8 contributors and their paper titles with brief abstracts.
Can the digital turn in humanities scholarship produce more fruitful engagements between post-secondary institutions and the many publics that exist just outside the
grounds of universities and colleges? This panel seeks papers that explore the waysdigital projects—particularly those concerned with online projects, but those with other
kinds of projects are welcome to apply—might help facilitate greater interaction between scholars of early American cultures and public humanities organizations while, at the
same time, advancing the goals of all communities involved in the exchange. How might such partnerships between public humanities organizations and post-secondary