Friendship and States of Debt in Early Modern English Literature (MMLA 2012)
The Marginalised Mainstream addresses popular culture and its role in cultural production in the long twentieth century, especially under-valued and under-researched areas of the mainstream.
Keynote speakers: Professor Phillip Tew (Brunel University), Professor Christoph Lindner (University of Amsterdam), Professor James Chapman (University of Leicester), and Professor Nicola Humble (Roehampton University)
'Texts are always sites of evaluative struggle between the "high" and the "low", whatever the presumed hierarchical positioning of their overall domain.' (Léon Hunt)
In the recent anthology Shakesqueer (2011), Madhavi Menon claims, "Reading Shakespeare as queer rather than queered challenges the rule of chronology and identity that has thus far kept his poems and plays from exercising queer agency." This panel takes up Menon's urge to reconsider the relationship between queer theory and the early modern, welcoming papers that read early modern literature, both Shakespeare and beyond, as a body of queer texts, rather than historically distant productions at which we might look through a contemporary queer lens.
CFP: Urban Culture Area, MAPACA, 11/1-11/3/2012, Pittsburgh, PA (June 15th, 2012, deadline for proposals)
Debts to the Moor: Influences, Adaptations, and Citations of Shakepeare's Othello
This panel invites theoretical inquiry and/or performance analyses of appropriations of William Shakespeare's Othello in film, popular culture and/or foreign non-English adaptations. Some questions to consider are: What methodologies are employed when considering the expectations of local audiences producing and consuming the adaptation? What contextual influences inform the reiteration of Othello in a range of performance venues? What literary debts are acknowledged when Othello is cited in popular culture, in widely distributed English films, and/or in foreign performances for non-English speaking audiences?
Call for Submission Extended AGAIN
Due to unforseen circumstances, the April issue of Polari Journal will now be published in mid August 2012. As a result, the open call for submissions has been extended further (see below).
Polari Journal of queer writing is holding an open call for submissions for its next issue (published August 2012). There is no specific theme for this issue; however Polari tends towards the shorter forms: short stories, poetry, essays, scholarly papers, one act plays/scripts and reviews. In general, the word limit for fiction, plays and essays is 6000 words. Reviews should not be more than 1500 words. For poetry, the maximum is 100 lines.
At this time financial remuneration is not offered.
The loose boundaries of comparative literature have continuously raised questions about the scholarly value and practical use of the field. This seminar proposes to explore the significance of comparative literature as academic discipline where the worth of global literatures in the field of humanities is persistently challenged by the pragmatic orientation of public opinion.
CALL FOR PAPERS – GRADUATE CONFERENCE
"States of Suspension: Politics and Histories, Aesthetics and Affects"
November 15 – 16, 2012
University of Chicago, Departments of English and Art History
Deadline: August 1, 2012 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional proposals are sought for a forthcoming collection on Media and Translation (prospective title: Tell and Show: A Collection of Essays on Media and Translation).
Chican@ Studies ¡Ahora!
Community Based Pedagogies, Scholarship, and Activism
NACCS TEJAS FOCO
University of Texas—Pan American
February 21-23, 2013