On November 15-16, the English Department at St. Bonaventure University will hold a graduate conference concerned with concepts of identity. The various understandings of identity held by critics, theorists, readers, and writers are embedded in the history of literature and guide its trajectory. Concepts of identity also impact the ways individuals think about selfhood and inform scholarship on critical thinking, composition, and rhetoric. This conference seeks to draw upon a wealth of perspectives from graduate students engaged in the humanities — especially English language and literature and Composition/Rhetoric. We will also consider exceptional submissions from undergraduates as well as students working outside of the aforementioned areas.
This panel seeks a diverse range of papers that address the significance of affect and embodied sensation in both representation and "reception" of film and media. Many scholars have contended that we engage film with our entire body and with all our sensory faculties (ie; Vivian Sobchack, Anne Rutherford, Laura Marks). Various theoretical approaches, including affect theory, phenomenology, feminist theory, critical race theory and embodiment studies, have demonstrated the ways in which affect is mobilized to both mark and resolve differences. As such, we seek papers that consider how embodied affect mediates the social and cultural meanings situated at the cinematic intersections of embodied difference.
Sarah Grand's essays on the woman question published in the North American Review in 1894 coined the phrase 'new woman': Shaw created a series of characters and 'unwomanly' women. Actress/activists like Elizabeth Robins and Cicely Hamilton worked with Shaw and wrote their own feminist plays. This panel will examine the audience impact of these plays. 250 word abstracts to:
This roundtable celebrates the diversity of Shaw's plays. Through his iconoclastic stances on issues like war, gender and class inequality, and income distribution, Shaw and his works have garnered international attention for over a century. His talky but humorous dialogue inverts social mores to focus on human rights that transcend borders. Participants can consider particular plays, Shavian characters, or suggest why Shaw is a global figure whose works engender fresh interpretations. 250 word abstracts to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interactions is an international journal on British and American Literature and Culture, published annually in two volumes by Ege University, Departments of British and American Studies (Izmir/Turkey).
It is internationally blind refereed and indexed in MLA International Bibliography and Thomson Gale Cengage and available at the British Library and the Harvard University Library, featuring essays on British and American Culture and Literature (ISSN 1300-574-X).
Articles (4000-7000 words) should follow MLA parenthetical citation format.
Date: November 15, 2013
Venue: Wilbur Cross Building, 233 Glenbrook Road, Storrs CT
Join us at Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, PA, for The Precarious Alliance, a sustainability symposium that explores present and future challenges related to how we can better adapt human networks to reduce and reverse trends of environmental degradation, economic instability, and social inequalities.
Centre for Comparative Literature
University of Toronto
February 27th – March 1st, 2014
"JOY" is the theme for the 24th annual conference of the Centre for Comparative Literature at
the University of Toronto. We invite you to consider the idea of joy in literary, theoretical, and
New Voices is an interdisciplinary graduate student conference hosted by Georgia State University's English department and sponsored by the department's Graduate English Association. The conference is designed to provide emerging and experienced graduate scholars in the humanities with a forum for sharing their latest research. While the conference has a different suggested theme each year, adherence to the suggested theme is not at all necessary to be considered for inclusion in the conference. New Voices invites papers on all topics and themes related not only to English studies, but all other humanities disciplines as well as the social sciences and political science.
2014 Suggested Theme:
Origins, Identity, and Authenticity
CREATING MYTHS AS NARRATIVES OF EMPOWERMENT AND DISEMPOWERMENT from 10 to 12 March 2014.
LDC of the High Institute of Human Sciences of Jendouba, University of Jendouba, Tunisia and the Institut de Recherche en Langues et Littératures Européennes, ILLE of the University of Haute Alsace, Mulhouse, France are pleased to announce the organisation of an international conference on ʻCreating Myths as Narratives of Empowerment and Disempowermentʼ to be held at the High Institute of Human Sciences of Jendouba from 10 to 12 March 2014.