Papers on Pinter and his relation to other art forms such as music, the visual arts, film, and television are welcome. Submit a 250-word abstract to Ann C. Hall by March 15 2013.
The University of Alberta Humanities Computing Graduate Student Association is pleased to announce a call for abstracts for its annual conference:
"Digging the Digital 2013: Graduate Research in Digital Humanities,"
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2013
Location: Alumni House, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB
Keynote Speakers: TBA.
We are soliciting abstracts for essays that consider in one way or another representations of the city in steampunk. The term "city" should be understood widely to signify large and small urban spaces and need not be limited to a particular geography or time period. As texts, essays could consider one or more of the following: literature (including YA lit), film, graphic novels, anime, as well as fandom and performance.
The essay will be part of an edited collection exploring steampunk in its literary, filmic, material and fan culture instantiations. The editors have met with multiple university presses who have expressed enthusiastic interest. Completed essays will be expected in early summer 2013.
We invite contributions for an upcoming volume of essays which examine the Victorian family through a queer lens. The Victorian family can be taken to mean the nineteenth-century nuclear or extended family, or the family of texts associated with the Victorian period (e.g. nineteenth-century and neo-Victorian texts). We are looking for exciting interrogations into the discourse of the Victorian family. These interrogations can focus on untraditional familial arrangements, non-normative relationships, polyamorous attachments, queer families in disparate communities/locations (e.g.
"Why Baraka and Parks?" one may ask. Certainly, both are gifted playwrights, whose works can be considered the most influential of their generations. Nonetheless, besides the fact they are both African Americans, there seems to be little connection between the two artists. One, albeit brilliant, is a notoriously extreme Black nationalist and the other, a free-spirited, Oberammergau-loving genius. Simply put, as artists, they pursue different things. Therefore, it is hard to make an adequate comparison between them. Still, as I will explain later in this paper, there are points where their paths cross and certain aspects where their visions of theatre would come into direct confrontation.
May 2-3, 2013 at University College Dublin in association with the UCD English Graduate Society and Humanities Institute
The UCD English Graduate Society warmly invites MA and PhD students of all levels to submit abstracts of no more than 300 words which engage with the theme 'Emerging Perspectives' for the 2013 EGS Postgraduate Symposium.
Since 2010 the UCD English Graduate Society has provided early stage scholars in universities across Ireland with the opportunity to share their research in a supportive environment. Selections from conferences and seminars have been published annually in the postgraduate journal Emerging Perspectives.
A one-day symposium to engage in the conversation between performance and text. We wish to provide a space to explore editorial practices on both sides of publication (from preparation to practice) and to explore how we use, compose, and conceptualise critical editions of Renaissance plays. The day will include a plenary panel of editors and theatre practitioners and two practical workshops.
Film star studies have often focused on star images noted for their longevity and enduring status. The question of longevity, however, has been largely buried beneath the surface of the discipline. Although many studies have touched on the prolonged existence of some film stars, few studies have tackled longevity as a vital aspect of stardom. Underpinning longevity and film stardom are issues of aging, charisma, emblematic status, type and uniqueness, suggesting that many issues contribute to the lasting status of star images. In fact, these same areas factor into the fading of a star image, illustrating how closely success and failure are linked.
The Afterlives of Pastoral
Please submit a 250-word proposal together with a 100-word biographical note to the conference organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposals for panels are welcome.
Keynote speakers: Leah Marcus, Vanderbilt University, and Andrew Taylor, Edith Cowan University.
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: