The Gothic is a mode that is intimately connected to location. Sites and spaces both define and demarcate the limits of Gothic aesthetics and have shaped the way varieties of the Gothic have developed over time. From hazy moors and dense forests, to urban labyrinths, contemporary cyberscapes and postmodern dystopi-as, the Gothic has traversed many varied landscapes, both internal and external, historic and contemporary, from which fearful and disturbing atmospheres emerge. Psycho-geographical underpinnings in the Gothic are often the basis for key Gothic experiences such as the sublime and the uncanny.
Picturing the Family: Media, Narrative, Memory
10 and 11 July 2014, Birkbeck (University of London)
Call for Papers:
Theme: Reading and Writing across the Curriculum
Religion and Literature: This panel explores the ways religious print texts—scriptures, devotional texts, prayer books, hymnals, etc.—are presented in other literary texts, such as fiction, poetry, or creative non-fiction.
From Arendt to Agamben, theorists of biopolitics have argued that shifts in the ways bodies are understood and regulated emerge from the hegemonic form of sovereignty. This panel asks how writers and artists across capitalism's longer history have imagined biopower within and against this standard narrative. What does literature have to say about nature, bodies (human and otherwise), and sovereignty?
23rd Annual CDE Conference, Hamburg, Germany, 19 June - 22 June 2014
The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE) is pleased to announce its 23rd Annual Conference (19-22 June 2014). It will be organized by the Department of English and American Studies (Prof. Ute Berns) at the University of Hamburg and held as a residential conference at Elsa Brändström Haus in Hamburg.
THEATRE AND HISTORY: CULTURAL TRANSFORMATIONS
This year, we continue to explore various matters of the urban, but in particular, education and this city. Sunday schools, regular schools, symposiums, workshops, libraries, newsletters, e-learning, expositions, exhibitions, street festivals, travel, field trips, block associations, reading groups, elders, blogs, youtube, revolutionary buildings, performance, music education -- what are the various forums that we build, sustain, and perpetuate in our cities, in order to know more about the city? Of particular interest will be issues of place, sustainability, class, race, and gender, as they play with or against access to the various forms of education in the city.
Critiquing Culture: The Cultural Studies Graduate Conference (21/9/13) at George Mason University is now accepting paper proposals. We encourage papers that take a cultural studies approach including Marxist political economy, poststructuralism, feminism, critical theory and post-colonial studies to investigate cultural objects. Papers may be related to the broad themes of political economy, mass & popular culture, gender & sexuality, race & ethnicity, representation & aesthetics and American electoral politics. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words and should be submitted to email@example.com by 22 June 2013.
This panel seeks to explore a wide range of research that engages the writings of N. Katherine Hayles, SAMLA 85 Critical Plenary Speaker. We invite papers on topics that include but are not limited to the following: theoretical extensions of Hayles's concepts/approaches; critical applications of her work in analyses of literature, film, digital media, etc.; suggestive combinations of Hayles with other theorists and critics; and explorations of the implications of her ideas for the humanities, the classroom, scholarly publishing, etc. By June 25, 2013, please submit a 300-word abstract and brief bio to Lynn Page Whittaker, University of Georgia, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are pleased to announce that the seventh Annual Symposium of the Centre for Studies in Literature (University of Portsmouth) will take place on the 28 of November 2013. The topic this year is 'Poems Are Being Written: The Scenes, Surfaces and Textures of Creativity in Contemporary Literature'.
The keynote speakers at the event will be Michael Wyndham Thomas and Kerry Featherstone, and the symposium will be followed by a poetry reading by Simon Armitage.