In a time when even Bridget Jones finds herself in her early fifties, it may at first glance seem unwarranted to speak of the invisibility of ageing women in literary and cultural contexts. In fact, in a review of Mad about the Boy in The Times, Sarah Lyall writes that, "Bridget's amorous adventures … make the prospect of middle age not so bad at all". Constructions like this open up questions about representations of women and ageing. What types of images of the "ageing woman" are created in cultural texts? Do women in later life, in order to become visible, need to find ways to "pass" as younger so that "age shall not wither them" as Kira Cochraine puts it in an article in The Guardian?
This symposium is an interdisciplinary inquiry rooted in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies that explores the simultaneous nature of hyper visibility and invisibility.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Tracing the path of tolerance.
History and critique of a political concept from the early modern period to the contemporary debate
Padua, May 26-27, 2015.
The City That Never Sleeps and the City of Angels. Gotham and the Dream Factory. albeit is going bicoastal, and invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the place of New York City and Los Angeles in American culture. Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:
Call for Papers: International Symposium in Comparative Sinology
Organized by the International Center for Comparative Sinology, CUMT
This event will bring together researchers and artists from China and elsewhere in the world, to present ground-breaking research in the interdisciplinary field of Comparative Sinology. Held in Xu Zhou, cradle of Han civilization, the symposium's formal component will take place June 8-9, 2015, while a cultural program will be provided for interested participants geared towards more open exchange between scholars, June 10-12.
The H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) International Society will again be sponsoring a panel at the American Literature Association conference, May 21-24, 2015, at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA. The call for paper proposals is open ended, although projects working with some aspect of biography would be particularly welcome given the recent publications of H.D. editions and their scholarly framings as well as new interest in critical biography. Please send a brief paper proposal (250 words) along with a biography/CV to Rebecca Walsh, firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than January 26, 2015.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
—Arthur C. Clarke.
Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.
Technoculture seeks critical and creative works that use new media and/or are on the subject of technology. Volume 6 (2016), "It's Magic!", focuses on the tropes that associate technology with magic and vice versa.
Topics could include depictions of technologies that treat a wide range of subjects related to the social sciences and humanities. These subjects might include:
Paper submissions are invited for the Jack London Society (http://jacklondonsociety.org/) panel at the American Literature Association 26th Annual Conference, May 21-24, 2015,The Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA. Papers may address any aspect of Jack London studies. Send a 250-word abstract for a twenty-minute presentation to Kenneth Brandt at email@example.com by January 19, 2015. Include a brief biographical sketch and any AV equipment needs. Additional conference information: http://alaconf.org/annual-conference/
The H.D. International Society will again be sponsoring a panel at the American Literature Association conference, May 21-24, 2015, at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA. The call for paper proposals is open ended, although projects working with some aspect of biography would be particularly welcome given the recent publications of H.D. editions and their scholarly framings in addition to recent, renewed interest in critical biography. Please send a brief paper proposal (250 words) along with a biography/CV to Rebecca Walsh, firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than January 26, 2015.
The Elizabeth Bishop Society seeks proposals for "New Perspectives on Elizabeth Bishop," a panel at the annual American Literature Conference in Boston on May 21-24, 2015. The publication of the Cambridge Companion to Elizabeth Bishop (in February of 2014) has granted new ground for synthetic appraisals of Bishop's aesthetic and her influence in contemporary poetry.
EFFLORESCENCE– is a quality departmental journal published annually, which aims at providing a forum for our own students as well as also for young researchers along with established authors for their scholarly and authoritative opinion/ views. It welcomes original and unpublished research papers on wide range of subjects, issues, trends, concepts, and genres based on specific themes or open issues.
Issue 5: Tentatively March, 2015
Themes: Celebrating 100 years of the Great War
The Northeastern History Graduate Student Association invites proposal submissions for its 7th annual graduate student conference to be held on March 21-22, 2015 at Northeastern University, Boston MA. The extended deadline for the conference is January 16, 2015.
The 2015 conference title is "Ghosts of History: Location, Relocation, and Dislocation in World History." Through this theme, we hope to investigate issues of place and space, migration, and identity – particularly, how identity is shaped by space and by removal (forced or willing) from that space. In keeping with these themes, we are interested in work that recovers voices traditionally absent from historical research.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 1/31/2015
Attention Teachers and Scholars! We are now accepting submissions for an edited commissioned book titled Approaches to Developing Ecological Consciousness in the 21st Century Classroom.
With the many environmental challenges of the world including, global warming, pollution, erosion, deforestation and endangered species to name just a few, environmental and sustainability themes have become increasingly prevalent in the media. Literary authors have also begun to use their pens to examine how our treatment of the environment can impact our daily lives.
CFP: Literature/Film Panel: Recent Work on Film Adaptations of American literature(American Literature Association Conference: Boston.; May 21-24, 2015.) Deadline for proposals: January 25, 2014.
Call for Papers and Posters:
"'Bad Books': Mass Genres, Material Cultures, and Aesthetic Valuation"
British Modernities Group, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
May 1-2, 2015
Keynote Speaker: Kevin Dettmar, W.M. Keck Professor of English at Pomona College