While cognitive literary studies is beginning to establish itself in Shakespeare criticism, there have not been many ventures into the broader applications of cognitive science to early English literature, with the exception of a few examinations of the York Cycle or John Donne's poetry. How might Margaret Cavendish's Description of the Blazing World be interpreted in relation to an emerging Cartesian dualism? Can new insight be gained by exploring a playwright like Ben Jonson, whose attention to scientific discourse is perhaps greater than that of Shakespeare? Should we be skeptical of this burgeoning field? What new applications or readings can enhance current approaches to Shakespeare's works and other early English writers' texts?
Sensational Men: Victorian Masculinity in Sensation Fiction,
Theatre and the Arts
18th April 2015
Co-hosted by Falmouth University and the Victorian Popular Fiction Association
Venue: Falmouth University, Cornwall
Keynote Speakers: William Hughes, Bath Spa University & Andy Smith, University of Sheffield
A One-Day Conference at Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland
Professor Diane Negra (University College Dublin)
The Evelyn Scott Society invites abstracts of 1-2 pages on the American writer Evelyn Scott (1893-1963). Papers may focus on any of her works (novels, memoir, poetry, young adult literature), and they may take any contemporary critical approach. We are especially interested in papers that investigate the process of canonicity, the literary networks to which Scott belonged, or the role of disability in her career, but all topics will be considered. Scott participated in various and major literary currents during her writing life, including Imagism, naturalism, and modernism, and she had a wide variety of literary mentors, including Lola Ridge, Theodore Dreiser, Waldo Frank, William Carlos Williams, and Jean Rhys, among others.
Eye Candy: Consuming Moving Images at the Cinema and Beyond
Film and Media Studies Graduate Student Conference
February 13-15, 2015
Keynote Speaker: Nicholas Mirzoeff, Professor of Media, Culture and Communication, New York University
Closing Remarks: Ronald Gregg, Senior Lecturer in Film and Media Studies and American Studies, Yale University
This panel will take place at the annual meeting of the ACLA, March 26-29, 2015.
Organizer: Jeffrey Clapp, Hong Kong Institute of Education
Co-Organizer: Melissa Karmen Lee, Co-Organizer Institution: Chinese University of Hong Kong
The Women's Caucus for the Modern Languages
welcomes submissions for its annual awards.
The Emily Dickinson International Society will sponsor two sessions at the 2015 American Literature Association Annual Conference. ALA conference will be held in Boston, May 21-24, 2015. Please send a 300-word abstract and a brief CV to Páraic Finnerty (email@example.com) and Michelle Kohler (firstname.lastname@example.org) by January 1, 2015.
The Barbara Pym Society's 17th annual North American conference will be held at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, on 13-15 March 2015. The organizing committee is seeking speakers for the conference. Preference will be given to proposals on the featured novel, Quartet in Autumn, but proposals on any topic relevant to Pym studies will be considered. The audience will be mostly non-academics who are very familiar with the novels of Barbara Pym.
Speakers receive an honorarium of $400, a waiver of the conference registration fee, and complimentary conference meals.
"To them, you're just a freak, like me! They need you right now, but when they don't, they'll cast you out, like a leper!… When the chips are down, these... these civilized people, they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve."
- The Joker, The Dark Knight
A Call for Papers for the Lippincott's Legacy Conference, May 29-30, 2015 in Omaha, Nebraska. Details are available at http://www.lippincottslegacy.org
The University of Nebraska at Omaha is pleased to sponsor a conference on the works of Arthur Conan Doyle and Oscar Wilde, particularly The Sign of the Four and The Picture of Dorian Gray. Both works were published in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine in 1890. Thus, the conference will celebrate the 125th anniversary of their publications. This is an interdisciplinary conference.
[UPDATE] Call for Papers - Version Française ci-dessous
**Please note that proposals on topics other than the colloquium's official theme are welcome. Submissions engaging with digital media are also encouraged.
PROPAGANDA - CENSORSHIP - DIGITAL MEDIA
FILM STUDIES ASSOCIATION OF CANADA
17th ANNUAL GRADUATE COLLOQUIUM
FEBRUARY 27-28, 2015
UNIVERSITY OF REGINA
Keynote Lecture by Dr. Will Straw, Director, McGill Institute for the
Study of Canada, McGill University
Submission deadline: Monday, December 15th 2014*
The 2015 Telos-Paul Piccone Institute Conference
February 14–15, 2015
New York, NY
Universal History, Philosophical History, and the Fate of Humanity
The International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies (ISSN 2356-5926) invites original, unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of humanities, English language and linguistics, cultural studies and creative writing for the December 2014 Issue 'Volume one, Issue three). Manuscripts Submission Deadline: November 20, 2014. Issue Publication Date: December 2014. For more details on the manuscripts and submission guidelines, please visit the Submission Guidelines webpage. Contributions have to be sent to:
ACCUTE is excited to announce our call for papers for our 2015 conference, which will take place 30 May – 2 June 2015, during the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, being held at the University of Ottawa. In addition to ACCUTE's general call, our conference CFP includes member-organized sessions and joint sessions with other associations. For information about the conference, travel funding, and other FAQs, please go to www.accute.ca. Proposals are due by November 1, 2014.