Precarious Identities: Battling History, Nostalgia, and the State in U.S. Latino/a Literature and Popular Culture
Call for Contributors to Edited Collection:
We invite chapter-length essays that analyze the American Revolution as a global phenomenon for a volume of essays; we are particularly interested in chapters that examine a range of texts and cultural practices from around the world. A major academic press has expressed strong interest in publishing the volume.
The Easter Matins Liturgy recorded in the Regularis Concordia calls for four of the brethren to reenact the interplay between the angel and the three Marys when they first venture to Christ's tomb. At the end of this enactment, the audience is drawn into the action of the Gospel stories as the brothers standing in place of Marys take the linen from the staged sepulcher and "hold it up before the clergy; and as though showing that the Lord was risen and was no longer wrapped in it" (51). The visual reenactment of this celebrated event provides a didactic and catechetical moment for the monastic community, making evident the mystery of Easter. Yet it also unites the community to the apostles and others present at the first Easter.
Call for Papers
BSECS 44th Annual Conference
6th – 8th January 2015
St Hugh's College, Oxford, United Kingdom
The annual meeting of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies is Europe's largest and most prestigious annual conference dealing with all aspects of the history, culture and literature of the long eighteenth century.
HOST: Dr Emma L. E. Rees, the Department of English, University of Chester, UK
DATES: 31st March – 2nd April 2015
VENUE: The University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, CH1 4BJ, UK
Cross-cultural Studies is an international peer-reviewed journal published by Center for Cross-cultural Studies of National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, and has been indexed in the THCI (Taiwan Humanities Citation Index). It is published biannually and covers Chinese and English articles. The journal has been devoted to offering inter-disciplinary perspectives on cultural/cross-cultural issues and promoting academic engagements since 2008.
The Northeast Modern Language Association Conference will take place in Toronto, Ontario, April 30-May 3, 2015. Every year, the convention affords NeMLA's principal opportunity to carry on a tradition of lively research and pedagogical exchange in language and literature. This year's convention will include roundtable and caucus meetings, workshops, literary readings, film screenings, and guest speakers.
The symposium committee invites proposals for papers and presentations on any aspect of the works of William Shakespeare. We are currently accepting submissions on a wide range of topics, discipline-specific or interdisciplinary, authored by faculty, graduates, and undergraduates. General topics may include, but are not limited to, Shakespeare and early modern culture; Shakespeare's influence on or appropriation by contemporary culture; Shakespeare on film or television; digital Shakespeare; Shakespearean sources or adaptations; aesthetic approaches to Shakespeare's work; the Shakespearean stage; Shakespeare in performance; teaching Shakespeare; Shakespeare in the high school classroom.
Have you taught a terrific literature class recently? Contributions are solicited for Teaching College Literature, a web resource focused on teaching English literature at the college/university level.
Poem Unlimited: New Perspectives on Poetry and Genre
International Conference, Augsburg, October 1-3, 2015
When Polonius, in the second act of Hamlet, announces the theater company as the "best actors in the world, either for tragedy, comedy, history, pastoral, pastoral-comical, historical-pastoral, tragical-historical, tragical-comical-historical-pastoral, scene individable, or poem unlimited," he points to several problems that have pervaded scholarship on poetry and genre.
As the popularity of this year's San Diego Comic Con proved, fan spaces are increasingly important culturally and financially. Media creators and producers have come to acknowledge the significance of their fans and the need to communicate with them, particularly through social media. Fans, however, also insist upon their own self-contained spaces where they can share their opinions and observations, as well as transformative and fan works, without the threat of censorship or harassment. These spaces exist both physically (as in, for example, in the form of fan conventions and fan meet ups) and virtually through social media platforms such as Tumblr, twitter, and Ao3.
A person's memory is everything, really. Memory is identity. –Stephen King, Duma Key
York University Cinema & Media Studies Graduate Student Conference 2014
November 21-23, 2014
**Confirmed Keynote: McKenzie Wark (The New School)**
In Notes from Underground (1864), Dostoyevsky explores relations between modernity and its discontents at an important historical conjuncture: the novella's unnamed, unpleasant hero rails against capitalist industry, imperialist architecture and an emerging social scientific understanding of human behaviour premised on predictability and knowability. By writing from the underground - from the subterranean, from the murk, from the world of refuse - Dostoyevsky asks us to consider the importance of experiences that lie beneath (and both before and after) the shiny edifices of progress, rationality and industry.