Samuel Beckett's work across the genres has always shown a keen interest in both the topography and the function of the mind. The experience of interiority in Beckett is complex and it is often on the brink of its own collapse. Beckett undertook a comprehensive self-education of the mind, primarily from the disciplines of philosophy and psychoanalysis, to understand this interiority which he would render poetically. If Beckett is interested in a physics and even a geometry of the psychic space, the recurrent image of the skullscape—from The Trilogy and Endgame to Worstward Ho—is also replete with the minimal and yet necessary possibilities of thinking.
CFP: Literature Adaptations: Remixing and Upcycling
Panel at 3rd Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies
St. Louis University, June 2015
Abstracts to krsuthe at uga.edu and tac598 at mail.usask.ca by December 15, 2014
Call for Papers:
The University of North Alabama English Department
Announces the 6th Annual Alabama Regional Graduate Conference in English
February 27-28, 2015
Streams of Consciousness:
Water, Sound, Land, Text
Deadline Extended to December 8th!
Trance: March 5-6 2015
This conference seeks to bring together critical and imaginative forms of scholarship, workshops, performance and other creative work around ideas of trance. From the Great Awakening's irruptive glossalia to the glossed eyes of late capitalist workers, from various manifestations of trance dance to the moving spiral, trance is woven into the fabrics of spiritual, theological, political, and literary histories, texts and methodologies. Trance not only challenges Enlightenment models of knowledge production, but also forces us to navigate extra-linguistic experience, thus destabilizing language as epistemological ground.
The Wiley-IEEE Press series Engineering Transformation: Conflict, Crisis, Adaptation aims to explore a range of topics for professionals in or affiliated with electrical engineering. This series focus is part of the larger series titled "Professional Engineering Communication" (PEC, Traci Nathans-Kelly, editor). Proposals are sought for interdisciplinary titles that are related to the themes of communication, conflict, crisis, and adaptation and that will be provocative, theoretically grounded, and, crucially, practically relevant to electrical engineering practitioners and scholars around the world.
The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture is developing a special (potentially double) issue on women's labor in film, television, gaming, and other media forms. We are interested in research that contributes to the growing body of work on women's creative labor in the various aspects of film, television, and (new) media production, distribution, and exhibition.
The special issue aims to feature research in production studies that sheds light on the gendered dimensions of labor in screen industries, and on women's ongoing and shifting contributions to film, television, and media practice above and/or below the line.
As the Robinson Jeffers Association looks forward to encouraging and cultivating the next generation of Jeffers scholars, we are very excited to announce a special addition to this year's annual conference: a Friday afternoon workshop open to a small group of new and emerging scholars. This workshop will offer participants the opportunity to have in-depth conversations about their research in a roundtable-style format and receive written feedback on their work from other workshop participants as well as established Jeffers scholars. Papers may address any topic related to Jeffers.
The workshop will take place on the afternoon of Friday, February 21, 2015 at the Carmel Woman's Club in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.
"Humanizing Jeffers: Father, Son, Neighbor, Friend, Lover"
University of Lyon 3 – November 12-13 2015
Call for Papers
The discursive practice of irony and banter
In memory of Geoffrey Leech
Taxonomy and tribe; gender and globe; state, sex, and system. We're categorization machines: it would sound like a weak generalization if it weren't such a persistent impulse. We survey exteriors and interiors. We reform law and language in a quest to codify identity. The more terrain we successfully chart, the wider, deeper, more tortuous we find the human landscape. How manifold are the ways we can map our worlds?
Next year marks the ten-year anniversary of the Rhetoric, Politics, Ethics 2005 conference in Ghent, Belgium, which gathered international scholars from a variety of critical perspectives to map recent signature events in contemporary theory. Reason Plus Enjoyment 2015 marks this occasion by inviting critical and cultural theorists to Sydney, Australia to reflect on the theoretical challenges posed in the intervening years. The remit of this second RPE conference is to read the vanishing futures of to phronein (thinking) and to kharein (enjoyment) in the twilight of what Derrida called the great Western metaphysical adventure. Joan Copjec once diagnosed our critical condition in terms of the "euthanasia of pure reason".
CFP: American Writers in Exile
VISAWUS 2015 Conference: Victorian Self-Fashioning
October 22-24, 2015, Denver, CO USA
Abstracts by March 15, 2015.
We encourage papers across all disciplines. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
Arabs have suffered from negative media coverage and stereotyping in the United States for over 100 years, but most notably within the last few decades. This has resulted in many Americans seeing Arabic people as dangerous and Arabs being labeled as outcasts. In order to understand the extent of harm caused by the negative representations of Arabs, this paper provides a discussion of how stereotypes work, what cognitive structures and processes are involved, and how they affect people's perceptions, judgments, emotions, and actions regarding other people. Then, this paper examines the theoretical schools of thought in the representations of Arabs.
American Literature Association
26th Annual Conference
May 27-30, 2015
Harriet Beecher Stowe Society Call for Papers
The Harriet Beecher Stowe Society will sponsor to two sessions at the upcoming ALA in Boston, MA.