Early Modern Studies Journal is soliciting essays for a special volume whose subject concerns women's writing and its connection to women's work, broadly interpreted. Essays might focus more particularly on either the writing or the work of women, or they might show the intricate ways in which writing and work are related in the female sphere of the 16th and 17th centuries. Though the journal primarily focuses on the literature and culture of England, we encourage articles concerning women's literary and material production in other geographical contexts in the early modern period, though essays need to be written in English. The following list is of possible topics, but should not be considered exhaustive:
The University of Bristol's Centre for Romantic and Victorian Studies is pleased to announce a one-day conference on the theme of Romanticism and Self-destruction. The conference will be held on May 9th at the University of Bristol, and will include plenary talks by Professor Andrew Bennett (Bristol) and Professor Caroline Franklin (Swansea). The conference will be held at 43, Woodland Road.
Please see link to website below for further details of the programme:
Ethos: A Digital Review of Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics (www.ethosreview.org) is looking for book reviews to include in the inaugural issue of our journal, which will be published in April. Book reviews need to have some relevance to the CFP for the issue (see http://www.ethosreview.org/journal/), should be approximately between 500-1000 words, and must be submitted in MLA-style format.
Conference Title: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (5th Annual)
Theme: "Transatlantic Modernities"
Date: April 26, 2014
Location: Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
Keynote: Anthony Bogues, Lyn Crost Professor of Social Sciences & Critical Theory and Director of the Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice, Brown University
Deadline for Proposal Submission: March 7, 2014.
16-17 May 2014
Brief presentations (8 min. maximum). Innovative context-aware digital tools, cultural memory, distributed cognition, active learning, and collaborative partnerships at the level of the classroom, the archive, and the globe. 300 words abstracts and a listing of relevant URLs by 15 March 2014; Zoran Kuzmanovich (email@example.com).
European Summer School in Cultural Studies ESSCS 2014
Latencies: Europe 1914-2014
Lisbon, June 30 – July 5 2014
Extended deadline: February 28 2014
Travel and accommodation grants avaialable
Over the past century, Europe has been a site of contradiction. Marked, on the one hand, by the utmost explosions of violence, it has also given rise to the most peaceful post-national political project in modern times. It has been a haven of peace and a locus of disorder and violence, giving vent to experimentation, transgression and creation, while preserving tradition and enforcing normativity.
Nabokov and History: Nabokov's life and work as framed by historical moments and crises, including personal crises (migrations, assassination of V.D. Nabokov, affairs and near-affairs, death of Sergei, Cold War; the traces of history in his art; Nabokov's downplaying of the importance of history (the Bolshevik Revolution was both "that trite deux ex machina" and a series of "fabulous upheavals"); his construction of himself as a historical figure in his own right; the boundaries of/cross-fertilization among autobiography, historiography, and literary scholarship. 300 word abstracts by 15 March 2014; Zoran Kuzmanovich (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cosmo-graphies: Textual and Visual Cultures of Outer Space
2-day conference, Falmouth University 24-25 July 2014
Supported by the British Interplanetary Society
Prof. Chris Welch – Professor of Astronautics (ISU, Strasbourg), and Vice-President of the British Interplanetary Society
Prof. Philip Gross – Professor of Creative Writing (Glamorgan, UK), T. S. Eliot prizewinner and author of Deep Field (2011)
Objects of Modernity (23-24 June 2014)
Centre for the Study of Cultural Modernity, University of Birmingham, 23-24 June 2014
Confirmed Keynote: Dr Ulrika Maude (University of Bristol)
What were the objects that shaped modernity? How did they function? Who created them, used them and represented their significance?
Call for Papers (Extended)
The Art of Reading in the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Keynote Address: Professor Henry Woudhuysen,
Lincoln College, University of Oxford
Deadline for proposals: 14 March 2014
The Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
promotes scholarly discussion in all disciplines concerned with
Medieval and Renaissance studies.
This session invites papers that address any aspect of English Renaissance literature to be delivered at the sixty-eighth annual Rocky Mountain MLA conference in Boise, Idaho, Oct. 9-11, 2014. Topics of interest include cross-cultural interactions, race, religion, gender, and sexuality.
Please send 300-500 word abstracts to Kirsten Mendoza (email@example.com). The deadline for submission is March 1, 2014. All submissions will be acknowledged and notifications sent by March 15, 2014.
Call for Papers, Poetry and Prose
WSQ Special Issue, Spring 2015: CHILD
Guest Editors: Sarah Chinn and Anna Mae Duane
Children have always been fraught subjects for feminist scholarship. Women are alternately infantilized and subsumed in service of children. Indeed, nowhere are women's rights more assiduously attacked than around the question of their biological capacity to bear and raise children. Our concerns in this issue of WSQ, though, are children and childhood themselves: representations of children, children's experiences, and children's place in the world.
The Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Georgia is currently seeking submissions for its second issue of Xenophile, an up-and-coming comparative literature journal. We would like to invite you to take part in this great publishing opportunity. Xenophile will feature the works of undergraduate and graduate students from around the world from diverse disciplines. This is the perfect chance for undergraduate students seeking their first (or second, or third) scholarly publication, as well as for graduate students hoping to reach a new audience.
Can erasure enable artistic and cultural production? The poetics—and politics—of extinction, invisibility, ephemerality, forgetting, or obscurity across genres (e.g., literature, non-fiction, film, or visual art).