The translucent : between transparency and lucidity
Synapsis is a one-week residential Summer School, jointly sponsored by the Universities of Bologna and Siena in cooperation with many European universities and organizations.
Programme includes: 10 lectures (1½ hr each; two lectures each morning from Monday to Friday); 6 seminars of ten to fourteen students (12 hrs each, split in five afternoon and one morning sessions); theatre workshop; film screenings in the evenings. Participants are also given the opportunity to apply the knowledge acquired throughout the week to a research paper that may later be selected for publication.
Reminder: May 27, 2011 deadline for abstracts.
PLAYING FALSE: REPRESENTATIONS OF BETRAYAL
LINCOLN COLLEGE, OXFORD UNIVERSITY SEPTEMBER 16 - 17, 2011
VERRAT UND ARGWOHN LAUSCHEN IN ALLEN ECKEN
(FRIEDRICH SCHILLER, WILHLEM TELL 1, 4)
Alone Together/Together Alone
16th Annual UCLA Graduate Student Conference October 6-7 2011 With Keynote Speaker Tom Conley (Harvard)
"Technology proposes itself as the architect of our intimacies." Sherry Turkle, Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other (Basic Books, 2011)
Textus: English Studies in Italy No. 3 – 2012: Gothic Frontiers
Editors: Francesca Saggini (Università della Tuscia) and Glennis Byron (University of Stirling)
This issue of Textus aims to showcase and provide further space for debate and discussion to researchers engaged in exploring, testing and redrawing the expansive frontiers of gothic and its multiple, evolving discourses.
Any topic related to the literary depiction of divine speech – from any tradition – in the modern world is welcome: Do the gods still speak? If so, has their speaking-style changed? Has their message changed? Does their speech have the same power as in previous generations? If they no longer speak, how do we even know?
By June 15, 2011, please send a one-page abstract to Steve Pearson (University of Tennessee, Knoxville) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Write SAMLA abstract in your subject line.
(Panelists will need to join SAMLA.)
Dissecting the Lower Sensorium: Understanding Smell, Taste, and Touch in Renaissance Literature
This NeMLA seminar (March 15-18, 2012 in Rochester, NY) will examine Renaissance drama and poetry via the history of the lower sensorium—the senses of smell, taste, and touch. Though the lower senses were often relegated to a secondary position in medical and philosophical texts, they defined every moment of a subject's daily movements through his or her world. From the taste of the bread and beer that comprised most meals to the overwhelming range of smells that filled every crevice of the early modern city, men and women understood and maneuvered their bodies, encounters, desires, and labor through the three senses comprising the lower sensorium.
Materialist Readings of Children's Literature and Culture:
Classic and Contemporary Essays
Call for papers for an edited collection tentatively titled Materialist Readings of Children's Literature and Culture: Classic and Contemporary Essays. This collection will consist primarily of new analyses, but will also include previously published essays in order to chart the development of materialist criticism of children's literature, culture, and film.
Topics may include but are not limited to the following:
• the way in which children's literature supports or, conversely, challenges class hierarchies, especially as they intersect with gender, sexuality, and race/ethnicity
Prof. Erica Fudge, University of Strathclyde (Keynote Speaker)
Dr Farah Karim-Cooper, Shakespeare's Globe (Keynote Speaker)
"Why, then, your other senses grow imperfect /By your eyes' anguish" (King Lear, 4.5.5-6)
What did early modern subjects understand by the term "the senses"? What relationships and hierarchies were posited amongst the senses? How reliable were they in facilitating communication, understanding or knowledge? What kinds of sense experiences were implied in the production and consumption of texts in manuscript, print and performance?
American Society for Theatre Research
November 17-20, 2011
Conveners: Charlotte McIvor (University of California-Berkeley) and Emine Fisek (Johns Hopkins University)