This panel seeks papers that explore and excavate SAMLA 86's themes of sustainability and renewal in the works of William Faulkner. As the geographical compass of Faulkner Studies has shifted ever southward and Faulkner criticism has embraced postcolonial, transatlantic, and digital humanities readings of his work, we believe the time is ripe for scholarly reconsiderations of those works otherwise thought to be critically overexposed. We interpret the terms "sustainability" and "renewal" broadly and invite abstracts that approach Faulkner's work from a unique textual or theoretical perspective, particularly those that seek to revise, reinterpret, and/or reinvigorate Faulkner criticism for the 21st century.
What aspects of sixteenth-century literature and culture continue to fascinate to this day?
Over the last roughly 500 years, Renaissance poets, playwrights, philosophers, and myriad other figures have continued to provide fertile ground for sustained conversation and debate within academia and beyond. For the study of the Renaissance to remain relevant, scholars must decide which conversations are worth sustaining. "Sustainable conversations" are those that invite debate, that challenge existing paradigms, that adapt to the shifting landscape of contemporary scholarship and culture at large.
This SAMLA 86 panel welcomes papers about any aspect of Renaissance / Early Modern Literature and Culture, circa 1450-1642.
For the 86th South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) conference in Atlanta November 7-9, 2014: While taking into consideration the special focus for SAMLA 86, we will consider the importance of artfully and effectively introducing Conrad to undergraduates. Making Conrad authentic, pertinent, and interesting for students as we go forward can contribute to the goal of sustainability in the Humanities. How might such lesson be designed? What might a student-centered class period (or several periods) devoted to a Conrad story look like for the student? What sequence of activities might the facilitator, the professor, choose to guide the students in a way that allows them to make crucial discoveries about Conrad on their own?
2nd Call for Papers
Inaugural Conference of the International Association of Literary Linguistics
Research Agendas in Literary Linguistics
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, 15-17 April 2015
Nigel Fabb (Strathclyde)
Johanna Laakso (Vienna)
Deirdre Wilson (UCL)
This multidisciplinary panel, to be proposed for the 4th International Children's Geographies Conference, seeks to bring together two groups researching the sociospatial constructions of young people—children's geographers and critics of children's literature—to consider the role of literature for children in creating children's geographies. Written narratives have their own important spatialities, their own methods of making visible real and imagined places of childhood. While imagined representations of place and space differ in important ways from physical locations that living children inhabit, these representations and tangible sites are also closely interrelated.
Shakespeare's work is rich in philosophical themes, addressing questions in areas including metaphysics, ethics, philosophy of mind, and social and political philosophy. Meanwhile, issues concerning how Shakespeare's works manage to represent what they do are ripe for consideration in aesthetics, with the plays raising questions about the nature of representation, fiction, interpretation, literature and history, tragedy and comedy. Shakespeare: The Philosopher aims to explore the importance of philosophy in understanding Shakespeare, and the importance of Shakespeare to issues in philosophy.
Paper proposals are currently being accepted for a special session on George Eliot's Daniel Deronda. This panel will explore the complex ideas and themes throughout Eliot's final novel. Contributors are encouraged to submit work that examines the many facets of Eliot's last novel, as she engaged the historical, literary, philosophical, theological, and cultural trends of her day.
The annual conference for the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association will be held on October 31-November 2, 2014 at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, California.
CFP: CELAAN special issue on Abdellatif Kechiche
Call for Chapters - The Material Culture of Magic
Book project, ed. by Dr Antje Bosselmann-Ruickbie and Dr Leo Ruickbie
Magic is a wide field of research comprising what we might call the occult, paranormal events, anomalous experience, spirituality and other phenomena throughout human history. However, research has often been focused more narrowly on the historical analysis of written sources, or the anthropology and occasionally sociology of practitioners and their communities, for example. What is often overlooked are the physical artefacts of magic themselves.
The field of Holocaust Studies has taken a transnational turn in recent years. Whereas scholarly attention used to focus on specific national memory cultures, it has now, almost seventy years after the onset of the Second World War, increasingly shifted towards comparative, interdisciplinary, and border-crossing perspectives. Paradoxically, within literary and cultural studies, which have traditionally been at the forefront of addressing intercultural phenomena, national parameters continue to dominate the research agenda. The persistent separation of national perspectives on the Holocaust and its artistic representation not only opposes current theoretical trends, but also contradicts the political and socio-cultural realities of the Nazi crimes.
Historical Auto/Biographies in the Arts
March 25-26 (Le Mans), March 27 (Angers), 2015
The International Academic Forum in conjunction with its global university and institutional partners is proud to announce the Sixth Annual Asian Conference on Education, to be held from October 28 - November 2 2014, at the Rihga Royal Hotel and the adjoining Osaka International Conference Center (OICC) in Osaka, Japan.
2014 Conference Theme:
"Transforming and Changing Education: Individuals, Communities, Societies"
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 41 No. 1 | March 2015
"Forms of Life, Forms of Death"
In collaboration with Outis! Journal of (Post)European Philosophy
Deadline for Submission: June 30, 2014
Eudora Welty Society: Eudora Welty and Multimedia
Issue 7 of The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy
Special Section on Mentorship and Collaboration
Editors: Renee McGarry and Peter Gray