Human beings continuously experience the threshold space between what separates them from and what connects them with the world. Literature and theatre have never ceased to question this dimension, which fore and foremost involves words, discourses and representations. Immersed in their environment, human subjects however maintain with the latter a relationship that is fundamentally problematic, as exemplified in the multiplicity of forms this relationship can take.
2nd Global Conference
Wednesday 16th May – Friday 18th May 2012
Prague, Czech Republic
Performing Religion in Public: Acts of faith in the public sphere
*online submission and registration is now open*
BRITISH SOCIETY FOR EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY STUDIES
41st Annual Conference
January 4-6, 2012
St Hugh's College, Oxford, U.K
'Landscapes & Environments '
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.
This year's theme, "Culture Matters," calls for proposals that critically and creatively reflect on culture and "the material" broadly conceived. How do we theorize the relationship between culture and materiality? In what ways might interdisciplinary formations such as ethnic studies, critical gender studies, queer theory, indigenous studies, and new media studies challenge or redefine notions of the material? How should cultural critics understand the material in relationship to the immaterial? What are the cultural-material aspects of knowledge production both inside and outside the university? How does culture become a material force and how can cultural critics and producers intervene in or transform institutions and material practices?
Call for Papers
New Voices, a Graduate English Conference
Bodies of Influence: The Human Body in the Humanities and Sciences
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
October 20‐22, 2011
Keynote Speaker: Marilynn Richtarik, Associate Professor of 20th‐Century British and Irish
Literature and author of a critical biography of playwright Stewart Parker, forthcoming from
Oxford University Press.
Conventional art institutions such as museums and galleries have had problematic relationships with three-dimensional utilitarian objects since their inception. As several scholars, including Ruth Phillips and James Clifford, have argued, conventional displays deprive objects of their functionality and turn them into highly anaesthetized fetishes of high culture. The notorious notion of the modernist white cube has often been challenged and debunked by craft and design practitioners as unsuitable and denigrating for exhibiting utilitarian objects.
3rd Global Conference
Thursday 10th May – Saturday 12th May 2012
Prague, Czech Republic
Call for Papers:
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference marks the continuation of a project dedicated to the study of the experience of imprisonment.
21-24 March 2012
Tim Armstrong, University of London, Royal Holloway
David Bradshaw, Worcester College, Oxford
Laura Marcus, New College, Oxford
Steven Connor, University of London, Birkbeck
Robert Crawford, University of St Andrews
Wai Chee Dimock, Yale University
Enda Duffy, University of California at Santa Barbara
Maud Ellmann, University of Chicago
Tom Gunning, University of Chicago
Andreas Huyssen, Columbia University
Tyrus Miller, University of California, Santa Cruz
Julian Murphet, University of New South Wales
Moving Modernisms Postgraduate Conference
On 21-24 March 2012 Oxford University English Faculty will host a four-day conference entitled Moving Modernisms. The conference will bring together many scholars of international distinction with a view to examining, through plenary lectures and round-tables, Modernism's diverse manifestations, its manifold constructions and its future directions.