José Saramago's History of the Siege of Lisbon (1989) is structured around a transgressive proofreader who alters the course of history with the insertion of the word "not" in a historical text. By negating a crucial statement in the text, the proofreader then sets out to rewrite the history of the siege of Lisbon. Medievalists must often reconstruct the nature of their objects and audiences in order to produce narratives on visual and literary interactions between images, texts, and their communities. Through excavations, primary texts, and artifacts, cultures of reception are articulated and experiences with objects and texts are interpolated.
This Rough Magic (www.thisroughmagic.org) is a journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature.
All too often, the same canonical works and authors find their way into Medieval and Renaissance Literature courses. While canonical literature is extremely important and not to be avoided, a great many authors (i.e., Cyril Tourneur) and texts (i.e., Life of St. Margaret of Antioch) go un-noticed. We are therefore looking for short essays (i.e., 5-10 pages) that encourage readers to try non-traditional, over-looked, teachable texts inside their classrooms. Essays should answer the following:
We invite scholars to submit abstracts for a new collection of critical essays on acclaimed contemporary British author Kazuo Ishiguro. Topics may include any aspect of Ishiguro's works: novels, short stories, adaptations of his fiction for film, and/or his screenplays for film or television.
CFP - Turning Points in Biography: the collective, the event and the return of the life in parts
Turning Points in Biography: the collective, the event and the return of the life in parts
9-10 February 2013
University of East Anglia
Organised under the auspices of the University of East Anglia's School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing's Biography and Creative Non-Fiction Programme
Keynote speakers TBA
CALL FOR PAPERS
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURE
(10-12 DECEMBER 2012)
The academic fraternity world over is preoccupied with various ways of understanding language, literature and culture. In addition to their interrelations and interdependence, the new ideas and approaches emerging from various disciplines like literary theory, philosophy, anthropology, linguistics, pragmatics and discourse analysis alongside technological revolution and socio-cultural transformations, have a bearing on our perception of language and literature. The conference aims at exploring this dynamics with a focus on the complimentary nature of language, literature and culture and their centrality in human life.
LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2012
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
Conference Date: Saturday, November 3, 2012
Submission Deadline: Monday, September 17, 2012
Acceptance Notification: On or before Monday, October 1, 2012
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 15, 2012
We invite submissions from individuals and organized panels of undergraduate and graduate students for 15-minute presentations including, but not limited to, relationships between and among language, linguistics, and their many applications:
Sensate is a new online interdisciplinary journal publishing works of critical media practice. It is currently accepting submissions from academics, scientists and artists interested in working on collaborative projects which cross the boundaries between research and making.
American West in Literature and Film
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association Conference
"Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context"
13-16 February 2013
Proposal submission deadline: 16 November 2012
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
330 Tijeras Avenue Northwest
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 842-1234
Further conference details are available at http://www.swtxpca.org
Seeking Papers on any aspect of the American West in Literature or Film:
British Modernism & Taste: Bringing the World Inside
Call for Papers and Sessions
"Travel, Contact, Exchange"
Keynote speaker: David Simon, Art History, Colby College