The verb 'capture' implies both acts of preservation and of restraint. In his novel 'The Collector', John Fowles explores this duality, implying that the paradox of art is that "in signalling the importance of freedom, art inaugurates another kind of imprisonment." In 'The Collector' the imprisoned Miranda believes "when you draw something it lives and when you photograph something it dies." Similarly, Jeanette Winterson argues that the act of capturing is not mere reproduction:
The 10th Annual Miami University English Graduate Student and Adjunct Association (MEGAA) Symposium
In Conversation with the 2012-13 Altman Program:
The Human and the Non-Human
March 22nd, 2013 -- Oxford, OH
"Beyond the edge of the so-called human, beyond it but by no means on a single opposing side, rather than "The Animal" or "Animal Life" there is already a heterogeneous multiplicity of the living or more precisely...a multiplicity of organizations of relations between living and dead" - Jacques Derrida
The Department of Italian Studies at the University of Bologna (Italy) is now accepting submissions for the following sections of the issue 6/2012 of Scritture migranti, an international journal dedicated to writing on migration:
Literary London 2013
Representations of London in Literature
An Interdisciplinary Conference
Hosted by: the Institute of English Studies, University of London
Organised by: The Literary London Society
17–19 July 2013
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Vic Gatrell (Cambridge); Matthew Rubery (QMUL)
How might we theorize the aesthetics and poetics of practices such as deletion and erasure? All periods, genres, media welcome. Inquiries and abstracts with short biographies to pbenzon at temple dot edu by March 1.
The recent re-animation of the zombie in popular culture has led to the creation of the "zombie romantic comedy," or the zomromcom. Evidence of the zomromcom phenomenon can be found in books, movies, and on the internet. Articles are invited for an edited collection on issues related to any element of zombie romantic comedies. The following categories suggest possibilities for exploration but are by no means exhaustive:
4th Global Conference
Performance: Visual Aspects of Performance Practice
Tuesday 17th September – Thursday 19th September 2013
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
The University of North Texas Graduate Students in English Association (GSEA) invites submissions for its annual graduate student conference, to be held Friday, March 22nd. This year's theme is "The Literary and the Critical: Poetics and the Politics of Writing in the 21st Century." The GSEA welcomes submissions on a variety of topics related to literary criticism, theory, material criticism, cultural studies, composition and rhetoric, pedagogy, poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Papers/readings should last no more than 15 minutes.
Authors may submit individual paper proposals, but they are also encouraged to submit proposals for panels of 3-4 related presentations.
The 2012 South Central MLA Conference is accepting paper proposals for its Biography/Autobiography/Memoir panel. Literary paper proposals on any aspect of biography, autobiography, and memoir are welcome. Please submit a 200-word abstract by 4/1/13 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SCMLA conference will be held in New Orleans, LA from October 3-5, 2013.
Registration is now open for the Fifteenth Annual British Graduate Shakespeare Conference, June 6-8 2013. We welcome abstracts from graduate students on any topic in the field of Shakespeare and Renaissance Studies. Undergraduate students in their final two years of study are also invited to attend the conference as auditors.