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:
Call for Papers: Edited Volume
Libre acceso: Critical disability studies in Latin American literature and film
Co-Editors: Susan Antebi (University of Toronto) and Beth E. Jörgensen (University of Rochester)
Sometimes silence is not golden – just yellow.
When they hold their tongues, they cry out.
Literature, Liberation, and the Law
The 39th annual conference of the African Literature Association (ALA)
Charleston, South Carolina, March 20-24, 2013
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Leonora Miano, multiple award-winning Cameroonian writer
Njabulo S. Ndebele, Noma Award-winning novelist, short story writer, and critic
Justice Albie Sachs, former ANC activist and Constitutional Court Judge of South Africa
Binyavanga Wainaina, Caine Prize-winning Kenyan writer
Cleveland Sellers, civil rights activist and President of Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina.
After a long hiatus, the journal of GACCEA will return in May as an online journal. "Notes" will offer pedagogically directed scholarship on all topics relevant to teaching college-level English, in a fresh multimodal online format. We invite you to participate in shaping this exciting publication by contributing your scholarship. The journal will come online in early May of this year. We welcome submissions for possible publication in this journal—both scholarly and reflective.
We are looking for four types of contributions:
World Picture Conference
University of Sussex
2-3 November 2012
Felix Ensslin, Staatlichen Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Stuttgart
Alberto Toscano, Goldsmiths College, London
The annual World Picture Conference gathers scholars from a range of different disciplines to address the relation between critical theory, philosophy, and aesthetics. For this year's meeting we welcome papers on questions of action. Such considerations might include (but are in no sense limited to):
CALL FOR PAPERS – Special Issue - Women's Studies International Forum
Eating like a 'man': Food and the performance and regulation of masculinities
Meredith Nash, University of Tasmania
Michelle Phillipov, University of Tasmania
Under Scott's Shadow: Historical Fiction in the Nineteenth Century
44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Host Institution: Tufts University
Margins, an international peer-reviewed journal, is published annually in summer by the Department of English, Gauhati University. It offers a space for the exploration of the marginal in its theoretical implications and in literature and culture. It welcomes examination of the historical and the contemporary through interdisciplinary perspectives – looking at texts in both their wider conceptual and immediate situational significance. It has a special interest in the retrieval of texts and authors who have been invisible in mainstream disciplinary concerns but are considered significant in their respective locations and are presented convincingly.
Deadline extended to July 30.
Kisses and a Love Letter: Reading Sexed Subjectivity in Anglophone Literature and Visual Arts after Lacan's Seminar XX