Female madness is well represented within European and Anglo-American literature, letters, and scholarly endeavors. From Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar's inaugural The Madwoman in the Attic (1979) to Elaine Showalter's The Female Malady (1987) and more recent forays into madness as a trope of female (dis)empowerment, mental illness has been largely feminized and reified into a space of literary whiteness. Nevertheless, this is paradoxical, considering the multiplicity of female writers of the black diaspora who incorporate mental illness into their work.
We seek submissions for a panel proposal on nineteenth-century subcultures, undergrounds, and counterpublics for MLA '13 in Boston. We are interested in advancing the study of forgotten, secret, or unofficial cultural formations, but also in complicating the culture/subculture binary, interrogating the relationship between undergrounds and the mainstream. We welcome archival work, print culture studies, theories of the public sphere, considerations of race, gender, nation, and sexuality, and other approaches.
The Precarious Alliance
The Ethics of Water—everything flows from here
October 11-12, 2012
We are calling for the submission of paper proposals for an interdisciplinary workshop on Time and Globalization, to be held at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, on October 19-20 (Friday & Saturday), 2012. The workshop is organized by the Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition (IGHC), which has focused on research and teaching on globalization and its social and cultural effects since its creation in 1998. In this workshop we hope to build on work that is ongoing at the IGHC.
IJCES is an scholarly, online international journal that publishes original research papers in the fields of Engineering & Technology. The aim of the IJCES is to publish peer reviewed research and review articles. The Journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the criteria of significance and scientific excellence. The Journal covers all essential branches of Engineering & Technology.
This session aims to explore the role of magic, witchcraft, sexuality and religion in literary works, when moral categories had a different meaning. 300 words abstracts in English on Italian, Spanish, French and English literature are welcomed.
The session will be held at the PAMLA 2012 - Seattle University
October 19-21, 2012 (110th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
Call for Papers
The Rake's Progress: Stravinsky, Hogarth, Hockney, Auden, and Kallman
October 26-27, 2012
The University of Colorado at Boulder Art Museum, College of Music, and Center for British and Irish Studies
To be held in conjunction with the CU-Boulder Opera's performances of The Rake's Progress and the CU Art Museum's exhibit, Hockney and Hogarth: Selections from the CU Art Museum's Collection of British Art (featuring Hockney's A Rake's Progress, 1961-63)
What role has the creative nonfiction genre played in documenting and responding to genocidal violence and civil conflicts?
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Weird Council: An International Conference on the Writing of China Miéville
Saturday 15th September 2012
Senate House, University of London
School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London
Sponsored by Gylphi: Arts and Humanities Publisher, Birkbeck, University of London and the University of Lincoln
Part of the Gylphi Contemporary Writers series
Professor Sherryl Vint (Brock University)
Professor Roger Luckhurst (Birkbeck, University of London)
Response and Q&A from China Miéville
Contributions are invited for a special issue of the international journal, Shakespeare, 'Shakespeare and Japan', edited by Dominic Shellard. Submissions will be considered on all aspects of Shakespeare and Japan, ranging from performances, film and television adaptations and translations of Shakespeare. Submissions (marked "Shakespeare and Japan Special Issue") should be sent to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rshk
Deadline: 28th January 2013.
Enquiries can be made to Deborah Cartmell
CFP: Hitchcock's Children (working title)
The New York Trilogy and the American Metropolis
A two day conference at the University of Northampton (UK), 29th and 30th June 2012, in collaboration with the UK Network for Modern Fiction Studies and Critical Engagements journal
We have extended our deadline for our fourth issue of manycinemas (topic LOVE in non-romantic films). Please send us your proposal until 15/03/2012.
We are especially looking for articles on
- African Cinema
- Asian Cinema: Japan, Korea, Thailand, etc.
- and our rubric Beyond the screen seeks for an interesting article which is loosely connected to film like theater, music, dance, performance, visual culture, comic, graphic novels...
Please send your proposal to manycinemas
Helen Staufer and Michael Christopher
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Russell Berman (Stanford University)
How do various systems of authority (e.g. literary, political, sexual, cultural, economic, linguistic) seek to control individuals, groups, or cultural movements? How do individuals, groups, or cultural movements engage in resistance to subjection?