We are developing a collection of articles for a special issue journal of Studies in the Literary Imagination entitled 'Poetic Optimism and the Post-Enlightenment Social Identity, 1794-1878'. This collection will explore the meaning and application of poetic optimism in relation to the question of social identity from 1794 to 1878.
A Conference in Honor of Barbara Hodgdon (Abstract Submission Deadline August 30, 2011)
Held by the Early Modern Colloquium
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
October 15, 2011
Keynote speaker: Peter Holland (University of Notre Dame)
Desiring Statues: Statuary, Sexuality and History Conference
University of Exeter, 27th April 2012
Stefano-Maria Evangelista (University of Oxford)
Ian Jenkins (British Museum)
Statuary has offered a privileged site for the articulation of sexual experience and ideas, and the formation of sexual knowledge. From prehistoric phallic stones, mythological representations of statues and sculptors, e.g. Medusa or Pygmalion, to the Romantic aesthetics and erotics of statuary and the recurrent references to sculpture in nineteenth- and twentieth-century sexology and other new debates on sexuality, the discourse of the statue intersects with constructions of gender, sex and sexuality in multiple ways.
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 38 No. 1, March 2012
Deadline for Submissions: August 15, 2011
This call is for a panel to be proposed for the 2012 Cultural Studies Association Conference at the University of California, San Diego, March 28-April 1, 2012. The panel will explore the ways in which the representation of addiction or compulsive behaviors constitute individual subjects as variously othered. Some questions presenters might answer include: What comes of the intersection of addiction and, for instance, disability, race, class, gender, sexuality, or other markers of difference?
Pennsylvania Literary Journal (ISSN#: 2151-3066) is a printed peer-reviewed journal that publishes critical essays, book-reviews, short stories, interviews, photographs, art, and poetry. Three issues, starting with the Summer 2010 Issue, "New and Old Historical Perspectives on Literature," are on sale through Amazon and other distributors. PLJ is also available through the EBSCO Academic Complete database in full-text. It is listed in the MLA International Bibliography, the MLA Directory of Periodicals, Genamics JournalSeek, and Duotrope's Digest.
The John Dos Passos Society seeks participants for a round table discussion on teaching Dos Passos in the college classroom. Papers should be between 5 and 7 minutes in length and may address your experiences teaching this author, discussions of the contexts in which he work teaches well, tactics you have taken with undergraduate and/or graduate students, materials you have found helpful in your instruction, etc. We are looking for a panel of about 6 or 7 people. Please send your abstract and a brief CV or resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 15, 2012.
Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality (JMMS) is an online, scholarly, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal. JMMS is published twice a year with provision for other special editions. JMMS seeks to be as inclusive as possible in its area of inquiry. Papers address the full spectrum of masculinities and sexualities, particularly those which are seldom heard. Similarly, JMMS addresses not only monotheistic religions and spiritualities but also Eastern, indigenous, new religious movements and other spiritualities which resist categorization. JMMS papers address historical and contemporary phenomena as well as speculative essays about future spiritualities.
Conference Dates: March 28th to April 1st 2012
Location: University of California San Diego, U.S.A.
Deadline for abstracts: Sunday, August 28th 2011
V International Gothic Congress
During the last years, Gothic Literature has just begun to be accepted as a literary field worth of study among Mexican scholars. The doors remain open to deepen into the study of a style whose manifestations go beyond the barriers represented by time, culture, genre, and art modes.