As wives, mothers, servants, and slaves, women were responsible for such essential domestic tasks as food preparation and family medicine in early modern Spain and the New World. Their labor required extensive knowledge and practical skill—techne—that discomfitted uninitiated men, including authors, doctors, and agents of the law. Inquisitors, for instance, tried a disproportionately large number of women for Judaizing precisely because they prepared suspicious family meals. In literature, figures like Celestina bespeak profound anxiety over skilled women's potential to undermine the patriarchal lineage system by remaking virgins.
Title: On and Off the Grid: Multimodal Composition and Digital Humanities at Rural, Regional, or Branch Universities
Presiding Officer: Jessie Blackburn, University of Pittsburgh Bradford
Does capital's expansion over life link the vulnerabilities of animal life to those of artistic life? Can their vulnerabilities be addressed simultaneously? Send abstracts to email@example.com or mapplega@g by 8 March 2013; Matthew Varner (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Matt Applegate (email@example.com).
We would like to announce a call for papers for the Eighteenth-Century English Literature session(s) that will be held at the 2013 RMMLA Convention in Vancouver, WA from October 10-12.
Springs is an international peer-reviewed journal. It features theoretical and analytical research articles that focus on various aspects of English Language studies and the various genres of literature. It captures and addresses research problems with methods and critical insights borrowed from multiple established disciplines.Accepted papers will be published after the peer-review process.
original unpublished works are equally invited in the following areas:
-Aspects of English language/ English language teaching
-Linguistics: applied/ general/ eco
- African/ American studies
- Gender studies
- Immigrant literature
The Melville Society is seeking paper proposals for its panel at the Modern Language Association conference in Chicago from January 9-12, 2014. The panel focuses on the topic of "Melville and Matter" and seeks readings of Melville's writing in the light of what has been called the "new materialism" and the "new vitalism". Melville often grounds his thinking in physical, chemical, organic, and geological processes open both to dynamic interpretation by scientific studies of his own age and current theories of immanence, emergence, networks, and assemblage in our own. For example, Melville often materialized philosophy in vital substances such as blubber, oxygen, sap, and sperm and in refined essences such as ink, attar, musk, and ambergris.
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Time and Temporality in European Modernism and the Avant-Gardes (1900-1950), 16-18 September 2013
full name / name of organization:
This three-day conference aims to canvass the breadth and depth of the issues of time and temporality in European modernist writing and classic avant-garde literature.
THIRD AND FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS
2013 Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative (CMN 2013)
4-6 August 2013
Universitaet Hamburg, Germany
(a satellite workshop of CogSci 2013: The 35th meeting of the Cognitive
Science Society Berlin, Germany, 31 July - 3 August 2013)
Richard Gerrig, Stony Brook University, U.S.A.
Inderjeet Mani, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Call for Papers:
2013 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 11-13, 2013
St. Louis, MO
St. Louis Union Station Hotel, A Doubletree by Hilton
Deadline: April 30, 2012
Topics can include, but are not limited to fashion as it is represented in literature, film, television, or music, fashion as it pertains to current popular culture or popular culture of any time period of the past, the fashions of celebrities, or sociological implications of fashion in our culture.
This panel will explore intersections between science fiction criticism and emergent realisms in the humanities (affect theory, digital humanities, surface reading etc). 250 word abstracts, CV by 8 March 2013; Rebekah Sheldon (firstname.lastname@example.org).