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.
"Forms of Talk" takes into account the multifaceted achievements of "talk," as distinct from related categories like speech, voice, discourse, dialogue, communication, or even conversation. Our seminar shares a title with sociologist Erving Goffman's groundbreaking study (1981) on what has been called the "micro-sociology" of everyday interactions. The seminar places an emphasis on oralities that have been considered too commonplace, informal, accidental, idle, wasteful, or inauthentic to be of value.
Screen Bodies is soliciting review materials and reviewers for our first volume.
Bilingual England: Englishing Linguistic Others
50th International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 14-17, 2015
Sponsor: Canadian Society of Medievalists
Organizers: Elizabeth Watkins (University of Toronto) and Stephanie Morley (St. Mary's University)
JOYCE, YEATS AND THE REVIVAL
The VIII James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome
Conference Date: February 2-3, 2015
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: November 15, 2014
The James Joyce Italian Foundation invites proposals for the Eighth Annual Conference in Rome. It will be hosted by the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the Università Roma Tre, to celebrate Joyce's 133th birthday.
The conference will be the occasion to present unpublished papers and works in progress on Joyce to an international audience.
Confirmed speakers: Matthew Campbell, Erik Bindervoet, Robbert-Jan Henkes, Fritz Senn, Carla Marengo Vaglio
Modernists recast familiar figures of commedia dell'arte to sharpen social critique. Millay's anti-war play Aria da Capo is a prime example. Pierrot became central, embodying artists' sadness and isolation, and was eponymous with or without the all-white costume: onstage (Bert Williams), in film (Chaplin and Keaton), or in Ballet Russes sets and costume (Picasso). This session welcomes papers on literature, film, theatre, and/or visual arts, regarding creation or reception.
Chair: Ellen Dolgin Link to submit abstract: https://nemla.org/users/abstract.html
Area: Interdisciplinary HumanitiesCross: Culture & Media Studies