Scholarly essays are sought for a collection on the "dark/gothic" fairy tale motif in children's and young adult literature. One of the most popular and long standing traditions in literature for youth, fairy tales have always had elements of fantastical horror, dark motifs, and other Gothic themes built into them. Cannibalism, murders, despair, rape, kidnapping, reincarnations, broken families and many other horrific elements are to be found in these stories. Countless experts insist that their inclusion was, and still is, vital to the growth and maturation of the child reader. The melding of the traditional fairy tale and Gothic literature themes help the reader not only to see the positive aspects of life, but the darker side as well.
Sir William Phips (1650-1695) was many things: a shepherd, a treasure hunter, a knight, champion of the earliest American paper money experiments, an Indian fighter, the governor of Massachusetts who oversaw the Salem Witch Trials, a pirate who died disgraced and in exile from his native New England, and (not last) a Puritan saint. Though mostly illiterate himself, Phips was written about extensively in the 1690s by his contemporaries Cotton Mather and Daniel Defoe. Later, his memory lived on in one of Hawthorne's earliest historical sketches (1830).
AAH New Voices: Art and its Hierarchies
University of Nottingham
November 24th 2012
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Gabriele Neher, University of Nottingham, 'Gender, space and plates: Renaissance hierarchies of 'art' under the spotlight'
The foci of eCanadian Journals are to endorse and promote the erudite research among academicians, scientists, scholars, engineers, and students from around the world. ECJ select papers for publications throughout meticulous peer-review with a systematic assessment procedure for expeditious publications.
ECJ is pleased to welcome and receive eminence-quality and refereed papers and articles in the following areas.
Classics, History, Religion, Languages, Law, Literature, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Visual Arts, and Legitimation of the Humanities.
Anthropology, Education, Geography, History, Linguistics, Sociology, Psychology and Political Sciences
The postgraduate community of the Central School of Speech & Drama invites proposals for papers, provocations and performance lectures for CPR: Colloquium of Performance Research, on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th January 2013.
Keynote: Prof. Nick Ridout (Queen Mary, University of London)
Engaging with a wide variety of research areas in theatre and performance, we welcome submissions from postgraduate students, established scholars and independent researchers.
Prospective Themes include, but are not limited to, the following...
Acting, Training and Devising
- The inner life of the actor
- Devising with masks, objects and puppets
- Classical acting methodology and pedagogy
The Hwa Kang International Conference on English Language and Literature is an annual conference organized by the Department of English Language and Literature at Chinese Culture University to encourage intellectual exchanges and academic dialogues between scholars in Taiwan and around the world. In 2013 the conference theme will be Exploring Discourse: Trends and Applications in Language and Literature. The conference organizers want to explore the idea of "discourse" as we find it in the fields of linguistics, language teaching, literature and cultural studies, and in the study of language, communication and texts.
Literature & Cultural Studies
Have you tied the knot yet? Or are you still playing the field? Are you a committed feminist, poststructuralist, or ecocritic? Or do you pick up a critical perspective for one project and then using another for the next? Do you still fondly cling to your first love of close reading?
SW/TX PCA/ACA Chicana/o Literature/Film/Culture
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Conference
February 13-16, 2013
Proposal submission deadline: November 16, 2012
Conference hotel: Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
downtown Albuquerque, NM
In 2013, the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations will hold their 34th annual meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 13-16, 2013.
The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2013 PCA/ACA conference in Washington, D.C. on any festival or faire—modern or historical. Scholars of theatre / theater, drama, performance studies, American studies, popular culture, religion, history, anthropology, folklore, English, theory, and non-western traditions are encouraged to apply. Since the conference is in Boston, MA, any papers relating to festivals and faires in the city or state are greatly appreciated. Other specific areas of interest for this year's panels include, but are not limited to:
2012 University of Florida English Graduate Organization Conference
Borders and Beyond: Considering Communities
October 11-13, 2012 at the University of Florida
Keynote Speaker: Kristina Busse (University of South Alabama)
Guest Speaker: Catherine Tosenberger (University of Winnipeg)
Call for Papers