The monographic section will address new parameters in the construction of lyrical subjects in contemporary poetry, including theoretical and practical scopes of investigation:
Aging Studies Series
Alive and Kicking at All Ages: Health, Life Expectancy, and Life Course Identity
Editors: Ulla Kriebernegg, Roberta Maierhofer
Similar to the issue of health that can both be literal and metaphorical, personal and public, human and environmental, age and aging are concepts that are understood according to time, circumstances and disciplinary approach. In this volume, we are asking for papers that investigate the topic of health within the matrix of time and experience. This cultural ambiguity of aging enables an analysis of social functions of images as a basis for interdisciplinary exchange.
2012 South Atlantic Modern Language Association
November 9-11, 2012, Research Triangle, NC
Apollon eJournal announces its second issue and CFP. With six contributions from undergraduates scholars across the US, the current issue features expanded functions such as audio interviews and editorial pieces.
Apollon invites college and university undergraduate students to help edit or get published in a new peer-reviewed digital humanities publication.
Student submissions deadline is JUNE 15, 2012. Interested faculty should contact us by September 15, 2012.
While our first call brought in many proposals, we have extended our deadline and slightly revised our cfp with a note describing our interest in locating a handful of very short focused essays in addition to essays of traditional length.
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, Issue 13.1
"How Did I Write That? Reflections on Singularity in the Creative Process"
Edited by Alan Clinton and Angela Flury
Twenty-First Century British Fiction seeks to consider and promote current perspectives on the fiction of British writers in the twenty-first century. Post-2000 writing has proved itself as arguably wide-ranging and innovative as its predecessors.
Keynote addresses: Dr. Joseph Brooker (Birkbeck), Professor Robert Eaglestone (Royal Holloway)
Registration is free. To register, please contact us at email@example.com.
It is a truth almost universally acknowledged that a city does not consist of buildings and inhabitants alone, but also of representations: of the stories that are told about it, in literature and art as well as in everyday life – or, as the architect Kevin Andrew Lynch has observed, that "Dickens helped to create the London we experience as surely as its actual builders did."
Diasporic Identities and Empire
The 2012 New York College English Association Conference will be held at Villa Maria College in Buffalo, NY, a small Catholic college that specializes in art and music programs. The conference will focus on the theme of "literature and the arts," exploring the multiple intersections, conflicts, and parallels between literature and other forms of visual and performing art.
Abstracts of 250 words are requested by July 31, 2012, on topics related to the conference theme of Literature and the Arts. Please send abstracts electronically to Matthew Giordano, Associate Professor of English, Villa Maria College, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Revolutionizing Early Modern Studies"?
The Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership in 2012
University of Oxford
17-18 September 2012
Deadline for proposals: 7 May 2012.
To mark a decade of the Text Creation Partnership (TCP)'s work at the Bodleian Libraries, producing searchable, full-text transcriptions of works in Early English Books Online (EEBO), we invite proposals for research papers and posters reflecting the various ways in which TCP texts are being used.
Is EEBO-TCP revolutionizing research and teaching in early modern studies? What features would be desirable but are not yet available? What improvements could be made in the decade to come?
Dolan Cummings, editor of Culture Wars, describes confessional culture as "an increasing blurring between public and private, and a concern to expose and reveal our "true selves"". Though the act of confession is nothing new, the rise of reality television and web 2.0 means our culture is increasingly publicising the private, and using the media to expose ourselves and others. This two day postgraduate conference will look at the effect of confessional culture on a range of media and discourses, in order to understand and unpack the manifestations, history and impact of this growing and evolving phenomenon.
Date: 5 – 6 July 2012
Venue: Caulfield Campus, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Renowned film historian and biographer Joseph McBride will provide the Keynote lecture at this year's John Ford Ireland Film Symposium. McBride is the author of Searching for John Ford, the celebrated Ford biography that Martin Scorsese described as a "treasure" and the New York Times Book Review considers, "The most comprehensive book to date on the filmmaker".
The John Ford Ireland Film Symposium will feature retrospective screenings; industry masterclasses; lectures from renowned Ford experts; and panel discussions with noted filmmakers greatly indebted to Ford's work.
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The Celebrity Forum section of Celebrity Studies Journal is interested in receiving short submissions (up to 1,500 words) that engage in contemporary debates, issues, phenomenon and developments in the field of celebrity studies.
CALL FOR PAPERS
CONFERENCE TO BE HELD AT THE ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI, GREECE, OCTOBER 19-20, 2012
Organized by the Department of English Literature, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and The Department of English Langauge and Literature, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey.
Co-organizers: Valerie Kennedy (Bilkent) and Katerina Kitsi-Mitakou (Thessaloniki)
CHARLES DICKENS: BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, DEATHS