The semantic slipperiness of 'will' fascinated the Renaissance: in all manner of texts of the period we find 'Will too boote, and Will in over-plus'. The structural conceit of the opening lines of John Donne's poem, 'The Will', exemplifies a key thematic construct to be found in much early modern literature and a prevalent intellectual thread in the culture from which this literature emerges: 'Before I sigh my last gasp, let me breath / Great Love, some legacies'. This poem – this willed enactment of the speaker's last will and testament to the world he will shortly leave behind – encapsulates the polyvocal qualities of the human 'will' and all that it signifies.
33rd Annual Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
CFP: The Film Archive and Cinematic Heritage Abstract/Proposals due December 1, 2011
Conference Theme: Celebrating "Foods & Culture(s) in a Global Context" Conference Dates: February 8 - 11, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel
& Conference Center located in downtown Albuquerque, NM
PCA/ACA Fat Studies 2012 Call for Papers
"Shakespeare and the Natural World"
A graduate student conference jointly sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Kings College London
Location: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Campus
March 30-31, 2012
CFP: Children in Film, SWTXPCA/ACA, Albuquerque, NM, Feb 8-11, 2012
This panel seeks to explore various dimensions of pain in French and Francophone literature. How is pain represented? What are the moral, aesthetic, and epistemological stakes of such representation? Does the staging of pain shape or distress textual integrity or architecture? Might we speak of a textual pain? How do pained and painful narratives affect the reader? Please send 300-word abstracts by September 30 to Tali Zechory, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Madison. Egypt. Ohio's labor wars. Planned Parenthood. Iqbal Masih. Bayard Rustin. Convention at Seneca Falls. London's Riots. Monsanto Protests. Aung San Suu Kyi. Public Enemy. East Timor Action Network. New York Collective of Radical Educators. The Pan Africanist Congress…
This is our time for Response.
This is our time for Re/Action.
This is our time for Revolt.
The University of Roehampton presents
Friday, 24 and Saturday, 25 February 2012
IN ANALYSIS: THE WORK OF HANIF KUREISHI
Events include: Hanif Kureishi in conversation and reading from Work in Progress
Speakers include: Susie Thomas (author of Hanif Kureishi: A Reader's Guide to Essential Criticism) and others (TBA)
Due to some last-minute obstacles, New Voices has been postponed until early 2012. We will re-issue a CFP once we have definitive dates. Proposals already submitted will still be reviewed. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
The 2012 issue will focus on "Shakespeare and Performance." We are interested in articles that consider any aspect of performance in historical or contemporary productions of Shakespeare and his contemporary playwrights. The following list is of possible topics, but should not be considered exhaustive: