Today (as in the past) the role of government is hotly contested; there are debates surrounding the scope of health care reform, libertarian calls for drastic cuts, and urges from both sides of the aisle to "streamline." Concurrently, recent scholars, including notably Bruce Robbins and Michael Rubenstein, have sought to understand better how cultural products help one to negotiate where government should – or should not – go. These literary critics are loosely positioned under the title "government is good." Building from the trend, this panel will seek to examine the complex ways literature and film reflect anxieties and/or hopes concerning topics such as infrastructure, welfare, and more broadly, communal interdependence.
CALL FOR PAPERS
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Call for Papers
34th ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF
THE NINETEENTH CENTURY STUDIES ASSOCIATION
Fresno, California, March 7-9, 2013
Just past her 300th birthday, the popularity of Sarah Fielding is increasing; yet, her life and writing tend to be overshadowed by the critical reception of her brother, Henry. This panel seeks to advance the conversation surrounding Sarah Fielding, especially as it relates to new approaches on themes of gender, nature, and trauma in her work. Furthermore, papers which focus on teaching Fielding are encouraged.
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
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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