Subscribe to RSS - theory

theory

ACTS OF REMEMBRANCE IN CONTEMPORARY NARRATIVES IN ENGLISH: OPENING THE PAST FOR THE FUTURE. 24-26 APRIL 2013

updated: 
Monday, July 9, 2012 - 7:56am
“Contemporary Narrative in English" Research Team. University of Zaragoza, Spain.

Memorials, commemorations, testimonies, memoirs, narratives that attempt to excavate traumatic memories from their ruins and ashes or to reconstruct an all too painful individual or collective historical past … All these acts of remembrance have become hallmarks of our contemporary age: the age of trauma, victims and perpetrators. And all of these exert an essential role in bearing witness to the omission, presence, and even (re)-imagining of certain events, either hegemonic or marginal, thus posing challenges to memory's inherent selectivity and distortions.

A conference on the work of Patricia Duncker

updated: 
Sunday, July 8, 2012 - 4:35pm
Ben Davies and Jana Funke

About the Conference
This two-day conference, dedicated exclusively to Patricia Duncker's work, is the first of its kind. It aims to bring together an international group of scholars to explore the various aspects of Duncker's work and to facilitate a lively exchange between the author, her readers and critics.

Theme issue: Art and Freedom of Expression

updated: 
Saturday, July 7, 2012 - 11:40pm
Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics

Call for papers – Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics
Theme: Art and Freedom of Expression
www.seismopolite.com

The next issue of Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics will discuss how art can promote freedom of expression.

Contributors from diverse disciplinary backgrounds are invited to submit articles, reviews or interviews that address this theme through a high variety of possible angles.

Topics may include (but are not restricted to):

Media, Technology, and the U.S. Prison Regime

updated: 
Friday, July 6, 2012 - 5:29pm
michael litwack

Proposed Panel: "Media, Technology, and the U.S. Prison Regime"
Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference
6-10 March 2013
Chicago, IL

Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference at Dartmouth College, April 19 – 21 2013

updated: 
Friday, July 6, 2012 - 5:28pm
Illustration, Comics, and Animation Society

What is the future of illustration studies?
What can comics scholars learn from animation studies and vice versa?
Do illustrated books or graphic novels resist the supposed obsolescence of the book?
What do pictures want (now)?

These and related questions will be explored at the Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference at Dartmouth College to be held April 19 – 21 2013.

Scholars interested in the illustrated image in all of its mediated guises are invited to participate in this interdisciplinary conference. Nearly all illustrated or drawn 'texts' are eligible for consideration:
*comics and graphic novels
*cartoons and animated films
*illustrated books

CFP: CONFERENCE ON ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERARY STUDIES 6-8 June 2013

updated: 
Friday, July 6, 2012 - 5:21pm
University of Banja Luka & DeMontfort University

1st International Conference of the University of Banja Luka (BiH) in cooperation with De Montfort University (UK)

CELLS - CONFERENCE ON ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERARY STUDIES
GOING AGAINST THE GRAIN
Contemporary Approaches to the Study of Language, Literature and Culture
Banja Luka, 6 – 8 June 2013

CALL FOR PAPERS

Update: Disabilities in Children's Literature (long cfp)

updated: 
Friday, July 6, 2012 - 3:31pm
Children's Literature Association Quarterly

Disabilities in Children's Literature:
A Special Issue of Children's Literature Association Quarterly

Disability Studies is an interdisciplinary field that began its rise to prominence in the late twentieth century, marked by the founding of the Society for Disability Studies in 1982.

Southern Short Fiction: Representation and Rewriting of Myth

updated: 
Friday, July 6, 2012 - 12:55pm
Centre de Recherche Interdisciplinaire en Langue Anglaise (Angers, France); Suds d’Amériques (Versailles, St Quentin en Yvelines, France); Catholic University (Lille, France).

Call for papers: Lille, FRANCE June 20-22, 2013

Southern Short Fiction: "Representation and Rewriting of Myth"

K'Zoo 2013 Roundtable: "Productive Anachronism?: the Promise and Peril of Historical Analogy in the Study of Medieval Culture

updated: 
Friday, July 6, 2012 - 12:54pm
Jonathan Newman, Dartmouth College/ Anna Wilson, University of Toronto

In the twentieth century, a rift developed between communities of historians who approached the past by physically recreating circumstances and practices and the more institutionally sanctioned world of (largely textual) scholarship. As a result, historical analogy has become associated with amateurism, an over-enthusiastic application of free association, and a tendency to distort the past it meant to recover. But to discard historical analogy—to posit the alterity of the past as absolute—is to lose a valuable tool, and moreover to efface the inevitability of accessing the past through comparisons with our own experience.

Pages