Vi è una terra nel sud Italia, ricca di miti, credenze e tradizioni, che sembra soffrire ancora oggi, spesso suo malgrado, di molteplici pregiudizi e di una apparentemente inesorabile tendenza all'oblio. Laddove il mar Tirreno e quello Ionio si incontrano e si fondono, nelle cui correnti tuttora si nasconderebbero creature divine, laddove le montagne imponenti e al contempo benevole contemplano i tremori delle proprie pendici in un dialogo non sempre silenzioso con i propri fratelli vulcani, in questo territorio crudo e familiare c'è chi si impegna affinché il tesoro della cultura, motore portante ed imprescindibile di una mutazione, nonostante tutto, in continua evoluzione, si tramandi.
CFP: Special Issue of a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, "Framing Lives"
The editors of a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, in collaboration with Guest Editor Paul Arthur of the Australian National University, invite submissions for a special illustrated issue that grows from the 2012 International Auto/Biography Association Conference, "Framing Lives."
FINAL CALL - EXTENDED DEADLINE - 5 NOVEMBER 2012
20th Annual Lesbian Lives Conference
'The Modern Lesbian'
15-16th February 2013
Hosted by University of Brighton LGBT and Queer Life Research Hub in conjunction with Women's Studies Centre, University College Dublin
The theme for the 20th Annual Lesbian Lives Conference is The Modern Lesbian.
The 19th Annual Robinson Jeffers Association Conference
February 15-17, 2013, Charleston, SC
"Integrity is Wholeness": The Moral, Aesthetic, and Social Implications of Jeffers's Worldview
Keynote Speaker: Nikky Finney, 2011 National Book Award Winner
Encourage your best students to send their papers and creative writing to us; the VHR publishes the best undergraduate research in the humanities. We're in our third year, and we have published students from a wide variety of colleges including Elizabethtown College, Princeton, Harvard, Brown, Columbia, York St. John in the UK, and the Baha'i Institute for Higher Education. Our deadline is Dec 15.
CFP - American Association of Italian Studies 2013 Annual Conference - University of Oregon, Eugene (April 11-14, 2013)
Testimony in Italy from Postwar to Today
In the last decade, testimony has perhaps been one of the most flourishing genres in Italian literary and visual production and played a key role in shaping both the memory and opinions of civil society on issues such as terrorism, mafia, war, and the abuse of power.
This panel will explore the genre of testimony in Italian literature, philosophy, and the visual arts from the postwar period to today. All theoretical approaches are welcome.
"Alt," neither a word nor a prefix in the grammatical sense, has nevertheless been a generative concept in contemporary scholarly interrogations of non-normative ways of engaging with and inhabiting the world. Various fields and disciplines have begun to investigate the meaning, value, and application of alt, inviting critical discourses around questions of alterities, alternations, and alternatives. From considering relations with others to shifting theoretical frameworks to imagining alternate realities, alt complicates periodizations, genres, identities, subjectivities, epistemologies, and discourses.
Updated Information: Please send essays of no longer than 7,500 words to Elizabeth Kelley Bowman, University of Guam . Deadline for receipt of essays is now November 5, 2012.
Call for Papers: Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies:
A Journal of Criticism and Theory
James Joyce Quarterly welcomes submissions for a special issue, "Joycean Avant-Gardes," which will explore relationships between the works of James Joyce and avant-garde movements in Europe, Latin America and beyond. If the avant-garde has become an increasingly appealing subject for modernist studies in recent years, this special issue will consider the importance of experimental artistic movements in understanding Joyce's formal and thematic innovations, as well as the usefulness of the Joycean oeuvre in developing our understanding of the different stakes and ambitions of the avant-garde.
This panel will explore cinematic melodrama in relation to literature, visual arts, opera, politics, morality, or religion. Papers that analyze specific use of posture, gesture, and spatial and musical categories are encouraged. All theoretical approaches are welcome. Please send a 250-300 word abstract and brief biographical note by November 15, 2012 to firstname.lastname@example.org.