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:
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)