This seminar seeks papers with strong analytical theses that offer readings of the undead phenomenon in literature and/or pop culture. Proposals may theorize the undead, offer close readings of individual undead texts, contemporary or not, but should keep in mind the big picture question: why is this material resonating so strongly with contemporary audiences (American or otherwise)? How do we, in other words, make sense of our love of the undead? Send 300-500 word abstracts and a brief biography to Lindsay Bryde at email@example.com.
This roundtable seeks papers by those who have explored various pedagogical innovations in the literature classroom, particularly innovations that highlight literature's relationship to "real-world" knowledge, applied and integrative learning, and personal and social responsibility. Discussion will focus on the delicate balance between new pedagogical models and the traditional literature curriculum. Please submit 250-word abstracts (with NEMLA in the subject line) to Diana Polley at firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
What does Rome have to do with Cupertino? Or the bulky and unwieldy technology of the book scroll with the sleekness of the iPad? Although posing the question may seem absurd, the answer is – a great deal. Ancient book scrolls were unrolled at one end and rolled up at the other end as one read; as a result, it was far easier to access the beginning and end of a text than the middle. A similar process occurs when reading texts on a computer screen: unless one knows to search for a particular string of text, the opening and closing sections of a document are the easiest portions to access. What will this mean for processes of reading and translating, especially in societies that do not stress memorization?
The Citizen-Subject Revisited
Call for Papers: Upcoming Special issue
Women's Fiction, New Modernist Studies, and Feminism
Editor: Anne Fernald
Deadline for Submission: 1 March 2012
Too often, students of medieval English literature unnecessarily categorize Old and Middle English as completely disconnected, highlighting Beowulf and Chaucer as the exemplary markers, with little in between. This panel seeks instead to explore moments of interaction across the spectrum of earlier and later medieval English literature. Examples may include parallel literary forms, English identities, linguistic developments, and the ways that they interact with historical, religious, and social frameworks.
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)
Human-Animal Relationships in Literature in the Nineteenth Century
TITLE: Nuclear Criticism and the "Exploding Word"
Chairperson: Michael Blouin, Michigan State University