This panel examines how discourses of friendship intersect with 'states of debt' in early modern literature and culture. The valence of the term 'state' invokes an array of social relations, conditions, and practices that are doubly compounded through the addition of the term 'debt.' For instance, while 'state' may refer to community, nation, condition, or communicative practices, 'debt' conjures notions of obligation, affective and/or economic bonds, social contracts, oaths, and acts of incorporation or release. Likewise, the connotative richness of 'friend'/'friendship' underscores a variety of intimate, social, and political relationships and responsibilities situated in overlapping networks of kinship, community, and nation.
Call for Papers
"Hammering it Out": Shakespeare and Cognitive Reading(s)
44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Host Institution: Tufts University
Call for Papers:
ELN 51.1 (Spring/Summer 2013): "General Issue: State of the Field"
English Language Notes
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: October 1, 2012
Since its founding in 1963, English Language Notes, under the sponsorship of the University of Colorado, has provided a respected forum for criticism and scholarship in every field of English studies to a broad audience of academics and general readers. It has been unique both in its breadth of audience and subject matter and in its emphasis on shorter articles of wider interest than typical scholarly writing.
The Monster Child: New Essays on Children, Horror and Monstrosity in Film
A call for papers for a proposed collection co-edited by Markus Bohlmann and Sean Moreland
As an area of research which has to date gone largely unexplored, the many variations on the image of the child-as-monster in global popular cinema invite critical consideration through a variety of theoretical approaches.
We are soliciting abstract submissions for a collection of original essays which explore various critical themes and theoretical angles related to "monstrous" children in film, a topic which has to date been paid too little attention, not only within the field of childhood studies, but also those of film and horror studies.
Memories of Conflict, Conflicts of Memory
13- 14 February, 2013
Senate House, London
Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies
Faculty Institute of Graduate Studies, University College London
Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory
One of the major social challenges faced today is the provision of care for the elderly, the disabled and the young within society, with contemporary debates dominating local, national and global agendas. The importance of the study of care has been recognised by all research councils, resulting in the formation of the cross-council programme on Lifelong Health and Well-Being. In addition, the AHRC has highlighted the topic of Care in the Past as one of its four priority themes for current research, stressing the importance of historical knowledge in policy formation. Until recently the study of care has been shied away from in archaeological thought.
The Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association at San Francisco State University is proud to announce its 14th annual Fall Conference: "Cinema in Crisis" with Keynote Speaker Robert Rosen.
Crisis: a vitally important or decisive stage in the progress of anything; a turning-point; also, a state of affairs in which a decisive change for better or worse is imminent; now applied esp. to times of difficulty, insecurity, and suspense in politics or commerce [OED Online].
The Legacy of Aimé Césaire: Politics, Poetry, and Resistance in the 21st Century
This winter SOUTHERN STUDIES will publish a special issue dealing with issues of recent scholarship on southern history, literature, and culture. The issue will feature articles, bibliographic information, and many reviews of recently published monographs. The editors of SOUTHERN STUDIES invite scholars to look at the current books available for review at
Warscapes is an independent online magazine that provides a lens into current conflicts across the world. Warscapes publishes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, interviews, book and film reviews, photo-essays and retrospectives of war literature from the past fifty years. It is being read in 170 countries! Apart from showcasing great writing from war-torn areas, the magazine is a tool for understanding complex political crises in various regions and serves as an alternative to compromised representations of those issues. www.warscapes.com