Call for Presentations
Announcement of Publication and Call for Submissions
We are pleased to announce the establishment of a new journal, Age, Culture, Humanities, published by the Atheneum Press of Coastal Carolina University.
Age, Culture, Humanities seeks to promote cross-disciplinary, critical investigations of the experiences of age, aging, and old age, as seen through the lens of the humanities and arts. The goals are to consider age as a category of identity, advance understanding of the aging process and of age differences across the lifespan, interrogate cultural articulations of aging and old age, and generate innovative, engaging scholarly approaches to the study of age and aging in the humanities.
This panel considers the writings of W.E.B. Du Bois, as discussions commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of his death in 2013 take place internationally. For Du Bois, abolition (often neglected in narratives of the Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation) persists as an exemplar of an ethics of collective dissent: a "moral battle" that "cannot be truthfully minimized or forgotten." C.L.R. James, Toni Morrison, and Angela Davis (through Black Reconstruction) also draw upon the specter of abolitionism for an ongoing practice of dissent.
The Difference of Joyce
The VI James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome
Conference Date: February 1-2 2013
Abstracts due: December 9, 2012
During Captain Cook's 1769 transoceanic voyage, he collected a rust fungus in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. That rust fungus was carried around the globe until it returned across the Atlantic and the American midwest to arrive at Purdue University's herbarium where it remains to this day. The journey this rust fungus took reflects the global nature of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, full of circulations between continents and islands, specimens and texts, peoples and cultures. Purdue's Early Atlantic Reading Group invites you to celebrate this interconnectedness through a graduate student colloquium exploring the material and miscellany, pictures and people, literatures and locations of the early Atlantic world.
Jonathan Franzen: Identity and Crisis of the American Novel
University of Córdoba, Spain, 18-19 April 2013
"Samuel Beckett and the 'State' of Ireland" III
August 1-3, 2013.
University College Dublin
22–23 March 2013
University of Malta
Dr Stefan Herbrechter (Coventry University)
'Life itself is a quotation.'
'We, not Hamnet who died young, nor Susanna and Judith, who survived their father, are Shakespeare's true children.'
– C. Kegan Paul
'But now all my life grows to be story and there is nothing of my own left to me.'
– Susan Barton in Coetzee's Foe
One of the notable features of William T. Vollmann's work is its ability to defy simple classification. Whether through its excessive display of language, genre, and experiential "research," as well as its sheer page count, footnotes, and glossaries, Vollmann's expanding oeuvre eludes the usual conceptual categories we might draw upon to understand it. This can be both exhilarating and frustrating, as one of the primary strengths of Vollmann's texts also makes them difficult to deal with critically and pedagogically.
Call for papers: Graduate Student Conference on Translation Studies
"Reading Between the Lines: Interdisciplinary Dialogue in an Expanding Field."
April 27-28, 2013
University of Massachusetts Amherst
The graduate students in the Comparative Literature program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are pleased to announce the first biennial Amherst Graduate Student Conference in Translation Studies, to be held on at UMass Amherst from April 27-28, 2013.