'New Perspectives on John Heywood'--a Panel Proposed for the MLA Annual Convention,
Los Angeles, CA, 6-9 January 2011.
Abstract Deadline: 15 March 2010
Seeking 300-word abstracts of 20-minute papers on John Heywood and the dramatic, musical, religious, literary, political, and/or print cultures of the More-Rastell-Heywood Circle, including John Heywood, Thomas More, John Rastell, Jasper Heywood, and Thomas Whythorne, among others.
The Conference of the French and Italian Graduate Student Association at the Ohio State University is an opportunity to converse about research regarding current questions and debate important to the French and Italian academic worlds.
This year's topic will treat Resistance and Outcasts in Italy, France and francophone countries. We want to take a closer look at those artists, writers, and directors who have made themselves stand apart throughout French and Italian traditions. Our goal is to discuss how various individuals and movements stand as outcasts and resist tradition or genre, as well as political, religious and cultural currents, with an approach from different time periods.
CFP: "Aesthetic Narration in Nineteenth-Century America"
GENDER & DIFFERENCE, 20-23 May 2010
Call for Papers
This interdiciplinary conference is organised by the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory, Cardiff University and tbe Englisches Seminar at the University of Cologne.
It will be held at Gregynog Hall. This is the University of Wales residential conference centre, which is situated near Newtown in Mid Wales. It is set in beautiful landscaped gardens and extensive grounds. http://www.wales.ac.uk/en/UniversityConferenceCentre/GregynogHall.aspx
Confirmed Keynote Speakers: CLAIRE COLEBROOK AND MANDY MERCK
Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies, Kathmandu, Nepal, and its reviewed "Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry," looks for articles for its Fall 2010 Special Issue on MODERNISMS. We are looking for articles, which examine the historical and material conditions and philosophical or theoretical/experimental perspectives that influenced the forms and contents of the modernist (contemporary and past) arts and literature.
Shakespeare Journal is accepting articles that are concerned with any aspect of Shakespeare and sports, athletics, or exercise for the 2011 issue, "Shakespeare and Sport." We welcome articles of 6,000 words (including notes) that examine the presence and nature of sport in Shakespeare's works. We are looking for a wide variety of theoretical and historical approaches to Shakespeare and sport, which could include but is not limited to investigations of Shakespeare's use of sport, physical exercise, sporting events, physical fitness, and competitive games.
The topic is open to any pre-1900 American discourse, but discussions which include "New Frontiers," the theme of the conference, are encouraged. Please send a shortened CV and 200-word abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about SCMLA and the Fort Worth conference, visit www.ou.edu/scmla.
Keynote Speaker: Professor Naomi Morgenstern, University of Toronto.
"The University in Crisis: Teaching, Transference and Tenure in David Mamet's Oleanna."
With the expansion of creative possibilities for study within University settings, it is increasingly imperative that we question the borders between the creative and critical components of postgraduate study. How do the different modes of creative practice intersect with the world of traditional academia? How does a creative practitioner function as a PhD candidate? What methods can be used for assessment? What role does the accompanying critical thesis play in the context of the creative work produced? How does creative practice differ from fieldwork? What frictions are created by interdisciplinary work?
Death in Early Modern Europe
The Humanities Review, a literary journal published by the St. John's University English Department in New York, seeks scholarly compositions for the Spring 2010 edition. This issue will focus on the political, social and aesthetic machinery of death in Early Modern literature. Possible topics of interest include:
• The Functions of Textual Death
• Theatrical Death
• Death and the Human Body
• Death and the Supernatural
• Memento mori in period art
• The Plague / Executions
Submissions should be 10 pages single spaced. MLA style only. Endnotes preferred.
RE-VIEWING IRELAND. Irish Culture in Words, Music and Images. 1 and 2 October 2010 Caspersen Graduate School, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, USA Irish culture is known throughout the world. But what is it that makes Irish culture both distinctive and recognizable? At the beginning of the twenty-first century, is there a consensus on what constitutes Irish culture? This conference will explore, re-view and re-evaluate Irish culture in its multiple manifestations.
The Journal of South Texas English Studies is now welcoming submissions until March 5 for its second issue, themed "Bridges and Borders: Exploring the Confluence of Languages, Disciplines, and Cultures."
Bridges are frequently built up and torn down, and borders often change. The boundaries between people, places and things blur and break. This happens with governments, but it is equally true in literature and rhetoric. Authors frequently challenge our notions of what is acceptable, they point out our close-mindedness, and they show us new paths.
Early English Studies Journal is accepting articles that are concerned with any aspect of medieval or early modern green/environmental topics for the 2010 issue, "Green Thoughts in the Medieval and Early Modern Worlds." We welcome articles between 20 and 30 pages (including notes) that interrogate ecological or environmental questions that arise in literary and historical texts approximately between the years 1400 and 1700.
**INAUGURAL INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE ON SEMIOTICS**
The Semiotics Rackham Interdisciplinary Work Group at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, is excited to place a call for papers, media, and performance for our inaugural conference on Peircean semiotics. We invite contributions of multidisciplinary work that addresses or challenges the theme of sign activity as constitutive and constructive of nature and culture. In addition to scholarly papers, we invite submissions by artists, musicians, filmmakers, performers, and others whose work interrogates the processes and possibilities of sign activity and the making of meaning.