(Re)Constructing the American West
The fourteenth-century allegorical trilogy composed by the Cistercian monk, Guillaume de Digulleville (or Deguileville) -- the Pèlerinage de la vie humaine [Pilgrimage of Human Life], Pèlerinage de l'âme [Pilgrimage of the Soul], and Pèlerinage de Jhesucrist [Pilgrimage of Jesus Christ] -- travelled widely across the medieval and early modern world. Digulleville's trilogy first allegorizes human life as a pilgrimage, then envisions a journey through the afterlife as another form of pilgrimage, and finally recasts the narrative of the Christian gospels as a story of divine pilgrimage on earth. Addressed to men and women, both rich and poor, Digulleville's pilgrimage allegories were recopied and illuminated with remarkable frequency during the Middle Ages.
Premiere issue of World Literary Review: Multi-Cultural Voices in Literature, History, and the Arts of the 1920's
Please note, the proposal deadline for the GLITS Goldsmiths Literature Seminar Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Conference has been EXTENDED to 26 APRIL 2010.
The second annual conference will be held at Goldsmiths College, in London, UK, Saturday 26 June 2010. The keynote speaker is Christopher Norris.
This year we turn our focus to paradox, the strange territory between reason and intuition, involving the simultaneous processes of grasping and letting go of the doxa.
Submissions are invited for an edited collection of new research on the work of Zimbabwean writer Dambudzo Marechera.
Dambudzo Marechera is an important writer. Indeed, fellow writer John Wyllie, who reviewed his work for Heinemann's prestigious African Writer Series, considered Marechera to be 'as important a writer as Soyinka'. It is somewhat puzzling, then, that only a handful of critical works have been dedicated to the examination of Marechera's oeuvre.
While we have many accounts of reading and the emerging middle class in eighteenth-century England, our understanding of literacy for domestic servants is less clear. There is evidence that a range of men and women servants read for pleasure and self-improvement. Ironically, as the number of domestic servants who were able to read grew steadily, writers became aware of how the text can affect moral character.
BSECS 40th Annual Conference
Wednesday 5th – Friday 7th January 2011
St Hugh's College, Oxford, U.K.
The annual meeting of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies is Europe's largest and most prestigious annual conference dealing with all aspects of the history, literature, and culture of the long eighteenth century.
We invite proposals for papers and sessions dealing with any aspect of the long eighteenth century, not only in Britain, but also throughout Europe, North America, and the wider world. Proposals are invited for fully comprised panels of three or four papers, for roundtable sessions of up to five speakers, for individual papers, and for 'alternative format' sessions of your devising.
For the past twenty years, playwrights such as Suzan-Lori Parks, David Henry Hwang, and Cherrie Moraga have found themselves becoming as common in the dramatic literature curriculum as O'Neill, Williams, and Beckett, and the study of their work both re-affirms and challenges traditional approaches to studying and teaching drama. This panel seeks to address pedagogical approaches to teaching the work of minority playwrights in the classroom. Papers may focus on particular texts by ethnic American theater artists, and/or pedagogical models that grapple with the intersections of ethnic literature and drama as genre.
Special Issue of Shakespeare: 'Shakespeare and Fletcher'
We invite submissions for a special issue of Shakespeare, the journal of the British Shakespeare Association, on the topic of 'Shakespeare and Fletcher'. These might include essays (c. 6000 words including notes), review-essays (2-3000 words) or reviews (1000-1500 words).
Topics might include:
PRAGUE JAMES JOYCE SYMPOSIUM: REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL 10 MAY
Please note that the registration deadline for this year's Prague James Joyce Symposium has been extended until 10 May. Proposals are welcomed on all aspects of Joyce's writing. For information about registration, accommodation and all events, please see the Symposium website: www.jamesjoyce.cz.
Symposium Patron: Vaclav Havel.
Plenary speakers: David Hayman, Daniel Ferrer, Steve McCaffery.
Guest writers: Karen Mac Cormack and Tom McCarthy.
Inspired by the host university's setting on the banks of the Susquehanna River, between the Alleghenies and Appalachians, the 2010 EAPSU conference theme "A River Runs through Us" invites exploration of the possibilities and permutations of place and its representations wherever we live.
Topics/Subjects may include, but are not limited to:
Landscape, Memory, and Identity
Forests or Rivers in Literature
Ecologies of Place
Ecocriticism & Ecofeminism
Globalization & Natural Resources
Water Stories & Journeys
Rivers & the Human Spirit
Dynamics of Representing
Rhetorics of Environmentalism
Local Color Writing
Twentieth Century Studies Popular Culture
The Twentieth Century Studies area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association conference. This year's conference will be held at the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel, in Minneapolis, MN from Friday October 1st to Sunday October 3rd.
The area seeks papers whose topics address any aspect of 20th century literature or popular culture. Proposals for papers addressing 21st century issues will be considered as well. Topics might address, but are not limited to: American and British Literature, Film and Theatre, Religion and Pop Culture, Music, Visual Art, Modernism, Post-modernism.
Popular Architecture and Built Environment
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Alexandria, VA
Thursday, October 28 - Saturday, October 30, 2009
Please submit proposals to:
Loretta Lorance, Area Chair
PO Box 461, Inwood Station
New York, NY 10034
Jewish Music and Germany after the Holocaust
Colloquium at Dickinson College, 25–27 February 2011
Sponsored by Dickinson College
Keynote address by Philip V. Bohlman
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the English-speaking World
This series, entitled "Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the English-speaking World," examines the theoretical and practical crossover between fields and disciplines, as well as their methods, concepts and analytical tools, concerning the evolution of English studies in France, where interdisciplinarity has grown increasingly visible on the university level but has rarely itself been the object of inquiry.