In her essay "Slow Death: Sovereignty, Obesity, Lateral Agency," cultural theorist Lauren Berlant contrasts "lateral agency" with the sovereign agency of the neoliberal subject. Where sovereign agency builds, intends, and extends the self via a purposive and propulsive will, lateral agency floats, spreads, and spaces out, interrupting the breakneck pace of capitalist production and suspending the self's forward motion. For Berlant, lateral agency symptomizes the exhaustion and attrition of the individual's will, at the same time as it expresses a kind of pleasure in practices of self-abeyance.
The papers in this panel investigate the ways that writers, readers, cooks, and consumers image and imagine food in fiction, film, memoir, poetry, cookbooks, and blogs. Food can both connect and divide individuals, communities, and cultures. The papers in this panel will explore the interconnectedness of food, text, and image. Presentations in this session, for example, might examine the material ways that we represent food in photographs and film or the ways that food forms and contributes to the public images of individuals and cultures.
Please email abstracts by June 1, 2013 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Studia Neophilologica publishes articles on English, German and the Romance languages and literatures, and reviews of books in these fields.
The contributions represent both historically oriented research and synchronic and structural studies, and the journal is not limited to any particular linguistic or literary period. Many articles concern methodological questions within the fields of general linguistics and literary theory. The majority of the contributions, however, investigate specific linguistic problems or deal with specific literary texts.
The journal thus covers a wide and diversified field in its attempt to mirror the problems that concern today's researchers in the fields of English, German and Romance studies.
12th Nordic Conference of English Studies
Places and Non-places of English
Jorie Graham, Harvard University
Andrew Hadfield, Sussex University
Marianne Hundt, University of Zurich
Bruce Robbins, Columbia University
3rd Global Conference
Sunday 22nd September – Tuesday 24th September 2013
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
Call for Presentations
The apparent increase in and diversity of chronic conditions calls for better understandings of the spaces between health and illness that chronic patients occupy, often for most of their lives and raises questions not just about those that suffer, but also about those that care for them, available treatments and care, and social inclusiveness.
JCDE: Journal of Contemporary Drama in English 2 (2013)
Martin Middeke (Augsburg, Editor in Chief), Eckart Voigts (Brunswick), Christina Wald (Berlin, Reviews), Clare Wallace (Prague)
Mireia Aragay (Barcelona), John Bull (Reading), Johan Callens (Brussels), Jill S Dolan (Princeton), Nicholas Grene (Dublin), Christopher Innes (Toronto), Stephen L Lacey (Glamorgan), Deirdre Osborne (London), Dan Rebellato (London), Bernhard Reitz (Mainz), Anthony Roche (Dublin), Annette J Saddik (New York), Elizabeth Sakellaridou (Thessaloniki), Aleks Sierz (London)
The Global Irish Studies Centre, UNSW, together with the Irish Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, is pleased to announce a major international conference for Irish Studies.
We welcome proposals for papers, panels and seminars on all the many implications and meanings of the 'Ends of Ireland', temporal, physical and theoretical. We also welcome proposals on any aspect of Irish Studies from across the arts, humanities and social sciences including, but not limited to, history, politics, literary studies, sociology, geography, film and media, cultural studies and anthropology. Comparative and crossover papers, panels and seminars, drawing on cognate areas and disciplines, are also encouraged.
8th Global Conference
Exploring the Erotic
Tuesday 17th September – Thursday 19th September 2013
Oxford, United Kingdom
Call for Presentations
Mapping the field of the erotic is a complex and frustrating endeavour; as something which permeates lived experience, interpersonal relationships, intellectual reflection, aesthetic tastes and sensibilities, the erotic is clearly multi-layered and requires a plethora of approaches, insights and perspectives if we are to better to understand, appreciate and define it.
The planning committee of the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference seeks proposals for papers or panels from across today's theoretical and methodological landscape that engage Courtliness and Convention in the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. How do Shakespearean plays illustrate and critique early modern conceptions of conventional courtly behavior? More broadly, how do the era's plays and poems incorporate, problematize, and establish social convention – political, literary, educational, rhetorical, or otherwise? How do we understand the conventions of courtliness in today's theaters and classrooms?