The last two decades have seen radical revisions to curricula at universities and colleges around the world. But have curricular changes been accompanied by pedagogical developments? When it comes to teaching, graduate students often learn by doing. By virtue of their experiments and their proximity to the undergraduate curriculum, they are among the most innovative educators on their campuses. The Medieval and Early Modern Students Association at UCLA and the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies invite graduate students to share their experience at a conference on June 7 that deals with teaching Medieval and Early Modern material in the undergraduate classroom.
A Call For Papers
Fall narratives: an interdisciplinary perspective
18th-19th June 2014, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
As the 340th anniversary of John Milton's death approaches, we seek to explore the theme of the Fall in a diverse, interdisciplinary context.
The conference, which is organised with the intention of leading to a publication of proceedings, will examine the concept of the Fall across a range of disciplines and languages. The temporal scope extends from antiquity to contemporary times.
We welcome proposals with research interest such as, but not limited to, Literature, Religion, Languages, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Art, Film and Visual Culture, Cultural Studies and Economics.
Update: Deadline for submissions is fast approaching! Please submit by 15th March.
"Purity is the power to contemplate defilement." – Simone Weil
"Purity is a negative state and therefore contrary to nature." – William Faulkner
"Throughout human history, the apostles of purity, those who have claimed to possess a total explanation, have wrought havoc among mere mixed-up human beings." – Salman Rushdie
Excursions Journal and the University of Sussex Doctoral School are pleased to announce PURITY, a unique interdisciplinary event, to be held on the University of Sussex Campus, Falmer, near Brighton, on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th July 2013.
Call for Panelists Moving Shakespeare: Approaches to Choreographing the Works of William Shakespeare in Dance Performance
DEADLINE June 8, 2013
The Société française Shakespeare is organizing a week-long conference in Paris (France) April 21-27, 2014 to coincide with the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth. The conference seeks presentations for a panel on approaches to choreographing dance productions based on Shakespeare's texts (directly or indirectly). Panelists will be given 20 minutes to present their papers followed by a brief moderated discussion.
Call for Papers -- MLA 2014, Chicago
Division on Cognitive Approaches to Literature
Cognitive Approaches to Film
Theory; new interpretations; unexpected angles. We invite papers at the intersection of cognitive studies and the moving image. Send 300-word abstract and CV by March 15th; Julien Simon (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Lisa Zunshine (email@example.com).
This panel is a standing session at PAMLA and invites critical papers on any aspect of English literature since 1700.
Proposals of 500 words or less can be submitted via PAMLA's online submission process found here: http://www.pamla.org/2013/topics/english-1700-present
While I welcome potential presenters to email me regarding any questions they may have, please know that I cannot accept proposals via email. They must be processed through the online submission system.
Proposals are due April 15th.
The Zionist imagination in global literatures and cultures. Potential topics: pre- or proto-Zionist texts, Christian Zionism, post-Zionism, Israel and its others. Send 250wd abstract to Garrett Eisler (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 15, 2013 (extended deadline)
The Aphra Behn Society for Women in the Arts, 1660-1830
is pleased to announce its 2013 biennial conference:
Women, Reputation, and Identity in the Long Eighteenth Century
October 24-25, 2013
The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK
The Aphra Behn Society for Women in the Arts, 1660-1830 is pleased to announce a plenary lecture by Dr. Laura Engel (Duquesne University) and a reading by Maureen Duffy, author of The Passionate Shepherdess: Aphra Behn 1640-89.
"Global Shakespeare" is a trendy topic in early modern scholarship, but how can we best translate it into effective teaching? What do "global" studies of Shakespeare offer a contemporary college student? What challenges does teaching Shakespeare in a global context pose for college educators, and how do we navigate them? This SAMLA special session will discuss these and other such questions. Papers might address pedagogy directly, or they might teach a given text (play, film etc.) or set of texts. Topics might include but are not limited to: