As twenty-first-century critics we are inclined to think of medicine and religion as oppositional disciplines with incompatible approaches to the world. The "secularization thesis," promulgated in the work of Max Weber and other early-twentieth-century sociologists, has positioned scientific objectivity as replacing religious superstition, with medicine "switching sides" from a spiritual discourse controlled by ministers and shamans to a scientific one produced by doctors and researchers. But this relatively new thesis elides how, as anthropologist Linda L.
Edited Collection CfP: Pedagogies of the End: Teaching and Knowledge at the Fin de Siècle
Co-Editors: Dan Bivona, Arizona State University, and Helena Gurfinkel, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Traiter l'image comme un texte/
Traiter le texte comme une image
Lex-ICON : Treating image as text & text as image
Université de Haute-Alsace, Mulhouse
7-10 juin 2012
Co-organisé par Jennifer K Dick (UHA/ILLE), Océane Delleaux
(UHA/CREM/Edith), Éric Suchère (École Supérieure d'Art et Design de SaintÉtienne),
Didier Girard (UHA/ILLE), Jean-Robert Gerard (UHA/ILLE)
et Fréderique Toudoire-Surlapierre (UHA/ILLE)
Assistantes d'organisation : Claire McKeown, Anne Raimondo et Caroline Adam
Languagetalks 2012: Graduate Conference at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, 8-10 November 2012
Languagetalks is an interdisciplinary conference series, organized at regular intervals by members of the structured Ph.D. programs ProLit (Promotionsstudiengang Literaturwissenschaft) and LIPP (Linguistisches internationales Promotionsprogramm), both affiliated with LMU Munich's Faculty for Language and Literary Studies.
Alles Mögliche. Sprechen, Denken und Schreiben des (Un)Möglichen / The Works. Of the (Im)Possible: Speaking, Thinking and Writing the (Im)Possible
The Shakespeare Institute Review is a new online academic journal, which is funded by the University of Birmingham College of Arts and Law. It is run by four research students at the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK.
Students at this institution, and on other postgraduate Shakespeare programmes, are invited and encouraged to contribute short papers for publication. Each issue of the journal will be themed.
We thought it exhilaratingly inappropriate, and so irresistible, to signal the birth of this journal with an issue looking at death.
1st Global Conference
Probing the Boundaries: Sport
Wednesday 7th November – Friday 9th November 2012
"Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that".
(Bill Shankly, Football Manager)
In the fall of 2012, the Critical Caribbean Symposium will be organized around the theme: The Caribbean Stage: From Traditional Theater to Modern Performance. This symposium will attempt to map the trajectory of theater in the Caribbean and the ways in which contemporary Caribbean playwrights and theater practitioners strive to articulate a theatrical culture that might undo and/or surpass the limitations of their predecessors.
The English Graduate Student Organization at Middle Tennessee State University is requesting submissions for its 5th MTSU EGSO Conference. The theme of this year's conference is The English Graduate Student Organization at Middle Tennessee State University is requesting submissions for its 5th MTSU EGSO Conference. The theme of this year's conference is "Revisions, Retellings, and Adaptations."
Presentations of scholarly research in all areas of literature and literary studies are welcome. Some suggested topics include:
•Popular Culture, Folklore, Graphic Novels and Film Studies
•Composition, Rhetoric, Linguistics, and Critical Theory
What secularism means and does, and which conceptions of secularism should be revisited, are questions that have become part of a larger interdisciplinary conversation in which this panel seeks to participate. Its questions include: what are the secularisms of the past? What negotiations with religion take place in eighteenth century texts? Under what conditions can a state, a mode of thought, a work, or a genre be called secular? This panel seeks abstracts for papers dealing with definitions of secularism in various eighteenth-century literary contexts. In particular, papers that discuss the relationship between secularism and Enlightenment, secularism and religious identity, or secularism and religious tolerance, are especially desired.
How do we appreciate affect and sympathy in the dramatic text without resorting to naïve, essentialist, old-fashioned liberal-humanist, and theoretically bankrupt readings? How do we read a "playscript" with a literary intelligence and rigor that informs rather than puts itself in opposition to performance. In spite of work by Peter Holland, Martin White, and Christie Carson and Farah Karim-Cooper, and performance organizations such as Poculi Ludique, there remains a distinct separation between literary studies of early modern drama that pays lip service to "performance" and actors and theater studies practitioners who dismiss the "obstacle" of scholarly glossarial notes and work with a very different set of theoretical parameters from literary scholars.