The Annual Center for Research in the Humanities & Arts Graduate Students conference will be held at the campus of the University of California, Merced on April 12-13, 2013. "From Monadism to Nomadism: A Hybrid Approach to Cultural Productions" will focus on the intersection and interplay of cultural studies, the social sciences, and the humanities, encouraging the exploration of various theoretical frameworks, case studies and fieldwork, and research.
"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
PURITY is a division, a concept, a value-system, a fallacy, an ideal state, a doctrine, a transfer. It marks the territories of sex and contamination, mathematics and martyrdom, economy and resistance, music and annihilation.
The Société française Shakespeare is organizing in Paris a week-long conference from 21-27 April 2014 to coincide with the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth. The program will include plenary lectures, roundtables, workshops, seminars, panels, along with performances at various venues, theatres, concert halls, museums, libraries, artists' studios and bookshops.
Call for Presentations
Conference: June 20-22, 2013, DePaul University, Chicago IL
Proposals deadline extended to 3 January 2013
Announcement of Publication and Call for Submissions
We are pleased to announce the establishment of a new journal, Age, Culture, Humanities, published by the Atheneum Press of Coastal Carolina University.
Age, Culture, Humanities seeks to promote cross-disciplinary, critical investigations of the experiences of age, aging, and old age, as seen through the lens of the humanities and arts. The goals are to consider age as a category of identity, advance understanding of the aging process and of age differences across the lifespan, interrogate cultural articulations of aging and old age, and generate innovative, engaging scholarly approaches to the study of age and aging in the humanities.
During Captain Cook's 1769 transoceanic voyage, he collected a rust fungus in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. That rust fungus was carried around the globe until it returned across the Atlantic and the American midwest to arrive at Purdue University's herbarium where it remains to this day. The journey this rust fungus took reflects the global nature of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, full of circulations between continents and islands, specimens and texts, peoples and cultures. Purdue's Early Atlantic Reading Group invites you to celebrate this interconnectedness through a graduate student colloquium exploring the material and miscellany, pictures and people, literatures and locations of the early Atlantic world.
"Samuel Beckett and the 'State' of Ireland" III
August 1-3, 2013.
University College Dublin
22–23 March 2013
University of Malta
Dr Stefan Herbrechter (Coventry University)
'Life itself is a quotation.'
'We, not Hamnet who died young, nor Susanna and Judith, who survived their father, are Shakespeare's true children.'
– C. Kegan Paul
'But now all my life grows to be story and there is nothing of my own left to me.'
– Susan Barton in Coetzee's Foe
Françoise Lionnet is a professor at UCLA in Comparative Literature, French and Francophone Studies, and Gender Studies, as well as the current director of the African Studies Center and Program Co-Director of UCLA's Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities: Cultures in Transnational Perspective. She is a leading scholar in Francophone and comparative literary studies, and has published groundbreaking work in the fields of feminist literature, postcolonial studies, autobiography, and African, African-American, Caribbean and Mascarene Island studies. She is the former president of the American Comparative Literature Association.
March 1, 2013