In recent years, increasing critical attention has been paid to the role of media in shaping experience and cultural memory. While the engagement with the past has been redefined as performative, rather than reproductive, the importance of different media for preserving, retrieving, forming, and producing narratives of nationhood has been emphasised. The special issue of Nordic Irish Studies on Cultural Memory and the Remediation of Narratives of Irishness is devoted to the significance of the mediation and remediation of traditional narratives of the nation for negotiating a sense of Irishness.
The thematic focus of this interdisciplinary conference relates principally to the concepts of authority and wisdom as they apply, and have applied, to the Irish nation in times of change. In recent times, Ireland has witnessed a profound reconfiguration in terms of its cultural, political, constitutional, and religious identities, resulting in an unparalleled questioning of the discourses and narratives that had seemingly defined the nation.
The eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries saw the eruption of violent conflict in the French and American revolutions, an industrial revolution sweep Britain, the prolonged hostilities of the Napoleonic wars, as well as the economic catastrophe of the South Sea Bubble. The period was also a time of upheaval in literature: philosophically, stylistically, generically and in the changing nature of the literary marketplace. Recent scholarship has continued to highlight the importance of political and intellectual debate to British literary output, as well as the battles taking place within literary circles and texts themselves.
FINAL REMINDER: Abstract deadline is Monday 2nd April, which is only four days away.
Our confirmed speakers already include:
Professor Kevin Robins (Goldsmiths)
Professor Jeanette Steemers (Westminster)
Professor Roland Robertson (Aberdeen)
Professor Lucy Mazdon (Southampton)
Professor Lothar Mikos (HFF Konrad Wolf)
Dr Constantine Verevis (Monash)
Dr Tejaswini Ganti (NYU)
Dr Laurence Raw (Baskent)
Dr Jean Chalaby (City)
Dr Savaş Arslan (Bahçeşehir)
Dr Pia Jensen (Aarhus)
Media Across Borders: The 1st International Conference on the Localisation of Film, Television and Video Games
Saturday 9th June, 2012 at the University of Roehampton, London
Wayne Gretzky. Celine Dion. Rick Mercer. David Suzuki. Pierre Trudeau.
The list goes on and goes way back. Celebrity culture in Canada, although vastly under-estimated, continues to be a massive cultural and economic force to be reckoned with and such a reckoning is long overdue. This proposed edited collection seeks to uncover how celebrity operates in Canada when Canadian subjects, institutions, media, audiences and/or industries are involved.
This is a proposed panel for the International Canadian Studies conference "Meeting Places/Lieux de rencontre" organized by Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia & Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, September 18-21, 2013. More information on the conference can be found here: http://www.smu.ca/events/meetingplaces/
Panel: "Nation/hood and Narratives of Place"
This approved session for the October 19-21 PAMLA Conference at Seattle University will explore the teaching of poetic form. Intimidating, scary, frightening – synonyms students usually associate with actually writing in an organized rhythm and form in a creative writing class. Scanning an iambic pentameter stanza is one thing, but writing a poem in heroic couplets can seem a daunting chore. However, teaching prosody and fixed forms can be a rewarding and thought-provoking task for professors, and a liberating, confidence–building exercise for students who often surprise themselves by writing original, lyrical poems.
Please submit paper proposals by April 22, to the PAMLA website:
As Postmodernity has become the norm in culture, traditional boundaries among literary genres and other arts, technologies, and mass media have disappeared, infusing each other and blurring the boundaries that used to define them. This session explores this cross-discipline interaction through US or Canadian artistic and literary productions.
The poet F.T. Prince (1912-2003) has had a profound impact on contemporary British and American verse; poets as diverse as John Ashbery and Geoffrey Hill have cited him as a major influence on their work. Famed for his war poem 'Soldiers Bathing', Prince's substantial oeuvre includes dramatic monologues, autobiographical long poems, religious verse, and epithalamia.
-A Performative Conference -
Sat 1 to Sun 2 September 2012
CFP Deadline: Saturday, 31st March 2012
What is the relationship between structures of dissemination and the environment that our (creative) practice is concerned with/seeks to convey? What is the relationship between the academic environment and the work we produce? How do we utter (repeat/recreate) our environment?
Topic: "Borders and Double-Consciousness in Ethnic American Literature"
ICIST 2012 Proceedings will be published as a volume of Springer-Verlag CCIS (Communications in Computer and Information Science) series.CCIS is abstracted/indexed in ISI Proceedings and Scopus.
Overview and Aim
CFP for PAMLA 2012 Conference, "Migration, Immigration, and Movement" (Seattle, 10/19-21); Special Session in American Literature/Film
Rather than forming a continuum, film and film history are composed of a series of transitions, overlaps and junctures: points where a ceding or progression to a different way of thinking or being occurs. This holds true from the era of early cinema up to the advent of digital technologies.
Eighteenth-century culture in England, Western Europe, and America is clearly characterized by the intellectual climate of the Enlightenment even though, just as clearly, Enlightenment spread only gradually and unevenly throughout the regions and cultural strata of the West.