This session invites papers that explore the existential and epistemological questions surrounding human mortality, and assurances over the power of death presented in medieval literature, religion, philosophy and fine arts. More specifically, the session hopes to explore how miracles force readers, viewers, and audiences to examine the relationship between the received wisdoms of religion, philosophy, and mythology concerning the end of life, and the ever-present realities of death and decay in human existence. The session welcomes scholars examining the relationship between miracles and mortality from various historical, literary, religious, or philosophical perspectives.
This is the first of the biennial conferences planned for the newly founded Romantic Studies Association of Australasia (RSAA), to take place at the University of Sydney from Thursday to Saturday, 10-12 February 2011.
James Chandler (Chicago)
Deirdre Coleman (Melbourne)
Nicholas Roe (St Andrews)
Panel discussion with the assembled editors of 'The Oxford Companion To The Romantic Age' (1999):
Iain McCalman (Sydney)
Jon Mee (Warwickshire)
Gillian Russell (ANU)
Clara Tuite (Melbourne)
We invite submissions covering the full range of possible meanings of "distance" in Romantic studies – including (but not limited to)
The Department of English at Texas Southern University will host the Thirteenth Annual Interdisciplinary McCleary Symposium, March 24-25, 2011, Houston, Texas.
The general topic for the conference encompasses "Intersections: Literature, History & Art/Science & Technology."
Iconoclasm: The Breaking and Making of Images
University of Toronto, March 17–19, 2011
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS NOW CONFIRMED: Carol Mavor, University of Manchester, and Michael Taussig, Columbia University.
ABSTRACT DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 10, 2010
The reciprocal relationship of literature and the city reveals a complexity of urban life that has given rise to literary imagery and themes that define our understanding of the city. Novelists and poets contrast ideal cities with earthly cities, culture with nature, the mechanical with the organic, and the city with nature. These writers embrace our ambivalence toward the city that captivates but threatens, excites but intimidates, showing us the potential for greatness along with the fear of failure.
From Blanche Dubois' Belle Reve to Esperanza Cordero's house on Mango Street, houses—and the affiliated, if more abstract, idea of home—figure prominently in 20th century American literature and film. The 20th century, after all, is characterized by both inter- and intra-national migrations which have, invariably, entailed the loss of one home, followed by the acquisition of another. Moreover, the 20th century has seen a steady increase in both actual home ownership and the imaginative importance of owning a home. At the start of the 20th century, 46.5% of Americans—less than one in two—were homeowners but, by 2000, that number had risen to 66.2%, or two in three.
On July 31st 2010, we start the CFP for the fourth issue of 452ºF Journal
of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature.This CFP is open and
addressed to anyone that wishes to and that holds at least a BA degree.
The bidding terms, which are exposed below and that regulate the reception
and publication of the different articles are subject to the content of
the Peer review System, the Style-sheet and the Legal Notice. These can be
consulted in the Procedures area of the web page.
From Here to There and Back Again: Allusion, Adaptation and Appropriation
2010 University of Florida Graduate Conference
Keynote Speaker: Douglas Lanier, University of New Hampshire. Author of Shakespeare and Modern Popular Culture (2002)
Double CFP: Continuum Approaches to Digital Game Studies Book Series (Edited Collection on Digital Role-playing Games and Edited Collection on First Person Shooters)
Call For Papers
Proposal are solicited for the Seminar: "Complex Chronos. The Place and Pace of Time in Eighteenth-century Writing." XIII International Congress for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ISECS). July 25-29 Graz (AUSTRIA)
2010 University of Florida Graduate Conference
Keynote Speaker: Douglas Lanier, University of New Hampshire. Author of _Shakespeare and Modern Popular Culture_ (2002)
The English Graduate Organization of the University of Florida invites papers from across the discipline(s) concerning textual adaptation or appropriation. Adaptation and appropriation, regarding questions of performance, translation, and occasionally plagiarism, concern both new and old media. The process of becoming or the process of naming a text are formulated on sometimes vague thresholds or border lines when one text becomes another.
Professor Ian Buchanan, Cardiff University & Professor Patricia Pisters, University of Amsterdam
The University of Glasgow's journal eSharp invites papers for the forthcoming themed issue. For Issue 16, Politics & Aesthetics , we will welcome articles which engage with issues of the politics of (re)presentation, as well as those investigating the (re)presentation of politics. We encourage submissions from postgraduate students at any stage of their research and early career authors within one year of graduation.
Picturing Women's Health 1750-1910
A One-Day Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Conference
University of Warwick, Saturday 22nd January, 2011
It has become increasingly difficult to conceive of our culture as following a dialectical progression from a shared past into a collective future, whether utopian or dystopian. We find ourselves instead at a point at which "The Future," a key concept in all branches of Western thought, creativity and experience, is replaced by myriad "Futures" of immediate relevance and consequence. How is our relationship to the future changing, and how do we actualise these potential futures?
The editors of antiTHESIS are seeking papers exploring the concept of futures to be published in Volume 21 of the journal. Graduate students and researchers from all disciplines within the arts, humanities and social sciences are invited to submit.