Samuel Johnson may have been wrong about the staying power of Tristram Shandy, but it's nevertheless clear that some of the eighteenth century's oddest works didn't "do long." Prompted by renewed attention to these oddities, this panel seeks papers that theorize the experimental novel of eighteenth-century Britain. Must the experimental novel be defined against the emergent realist novel? What texts might comprise the experimental canon? What contemporary discourses (scientific? philosophical? commercial? political?) might help us to understand these forms? (Papers that reject the term "experimental novel" with disgust also welcome!)
Keynote Speaker: Stephen Cheeke (University of Bristol)
Proposals deadline: 1 July 2012
Confirmed plenary speakers: Elena Gualtieri (University of Groningen), Mette Gieskes (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Clement Greenberg once famously said, "photography is closer today to literature than it is to the other graphic arts". Yet what makes photography so close to literature? And what about the interactions between literature and other visual arts? Are some combinations indeed more productive than others? And what happens when literature and the visual arts meet?
Papers are invited on Joyce's engagements with visual culture in any aspect.
InVisible Culture, Issue 19
The 5th Biennial Philosophy and Literature Conference at Purdue University
Theme: "Truth, Thought, and Technology"
October: Friday & Saturday, 19th & 20th, 2012
The negotiation of Latin@ identities within space—cities, universities, homes, exile, —requires an understanding of ethnicities, language(s), religion(s), social class, gender, as well as the psychological spaces where one needs to defend him/herself in the face of a pejorative labels from the dominant group or from a more powerful member of one's own group. How do Latino/a authors represent their worlds through the use of space whereby each character or voice must negotiate his/her identity markers within a specific space to claim "self-recognition"?
Papers that address any aspect of Latino/a identity in narrative, poetry or theatre are welcome for this panel.
The aim of this conference is to explore the role of live animals on the stage, from the early modern era to the present time. Papers dealing with visual or textual representations of performing animals, typologies of animals in the theatre, the hybridisation of the drama with the circus, the zoo and the cinema, as well as the semiotic transfer of animal roles from the text to the stage are particularly welcome. Corollary topics may also include, but are not limited to:
Tabletop Board Games and the Televisual Imagination
Call for Papers: SCMS 2013
[panel proposal for next year's Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference in Chicago (March 6 - 10, 2013)]
Echoes of Home: Bringing Home to Work
Call for Proposals:
As academics, we often feel disconnected from the outside world and even from our roots, our homes--where we're from. We feel like impostors--sometimes at work, sometimes at home. This placelessness often felt in academia manifests in graduate school when, as Donald Troop recently discussed in The Chronicle of Higher Education, grad students can feel "they're somehow not smart enough or that they're fooling people—that they feel like impostors." Maybe these feelings are common in times of transition (home-to-graduate-school, graduate-school-to-Assistant-Professor), but for some of us, that transition seems neverending.