category: twentieth century and beyond

Care and the End of Life. Monday 18th January - Wednesday 20th January 2016: London: UK

full name / name of organization: 
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
care@inter-disciplinary.net

Care and the End of Life
A Dying and Death Project

Call for Presentations 2016

Monday 18th January – Wednesday 20th January 2016
London, United Kingdom

I Confess: An Anthology of Original Essays on Constructing the Sexual Self in Contemporary Moving Image Art, Media and Culture

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book editors: Tom Waugh & Brandon Arroyo, Concordia University
contact email: 
i.confess@concordia.ca

A twenty-chapter collection of essays on confessionality (self-referencing, first-person and/or autobiographical stories, testimonies or performances) around sexual identity, desire and practices in m

The Modernist Muse: Visual Culture and E.E. Cummings' Aesthetics (9/10/15; Louisville, 2/18-20/16)

full name / name of organization: 
E.E. Cummings Society
contact email: 
gch7u@uvawise.edu

The E. E.

Leon Edel Prize (11/1/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Henry James Review
contact email: 
hjamesr@louisville.edu

The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry James by a beginning scholar. The prize carries with it an award of $150, and the prize-winning essay will be published in HJR.

Somewhere Else: Teaching Literatures of Refugee Experience in a U.S. Context (NeMLA, Hartford, CT, March 17-20, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Justine Dymond
contact email: 
jdymond@springfieldcollege.edu

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended: Audiovisualtopia: A Conference on the Contemporary Screen scene

full name / name of organization: 
Brian Goss, Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, Communications Dept.
contact email: 
screen_studies@yahoo.com

One hundred twenty years after the Lumiere Brothers’ Arrival of a Train at Ciotat Station / L’arrivée d’un train en gare de La Ciotat and about 60 years after the insinuation of television...in

"Future Humans" abstracts due Sept 30, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA, the Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
lmdemerjian@gmail.com

Human beings have traditionally been preoccupied with visions of the future. We may now have more power to shape the future of human beings for better or worse, intentionally or unintentionally.

Drama as Woman's Work: Contemporary Female Playwrights

full name / name of organization: 
Northest MLA Convention
contact email: 
maleyp@centenarycollege.edu

The most influential playwrighting voices of the current century writing in English are women.

Gendered Madness: Literary Representations of Othered Gender Expressions--NeMLA 2016--abstracts due September 30, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Nicole Lowman, SUNY University at Buffalo
contact email: 
nllowman@buffalo.edu

Panel Description
Each culture has its own conception of gender, and those conceptions are often intertwined with ideas about appropriate sexuality. Whenever there are norms, there are always already opportunities for both exclusion and subversion. Those who have been othered and, by extension, excluded may either be perceived as mad because they lack normative gendered traits or can experience psychic trauma, which can drive them to madness. In either case, gender non-conformists are often viewed as crazy. Conversely, subversion can be a powerful force for those who have been deemed other to exert their agency and the validity of their othered identities. Though gender ideology evolves over time and across cultures, there are always those that fall outside what is considered normal. Some embrace those othered identities while some cannot cope with their own uniqueness.

Papers in this panel explore the normative gender constructs of their respective texts and the characters whose traits lie outside said norms. By exploring the perceived or actual madness of characters who express othered gender traits, these papers describe the ways in which literature, across nations and across periods, critiques ideologies of normative gender.

SHAKESPEAREAN JOYCE / JOYCEAN SHAKESPEARE - February 1-2-3, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
The James Joyce Italian Foundation
contact email: 
joyceconference@gmail.com

SHAKESPEAREAN JOYCE / JOYCEAN SHAKESPEARE

The IX James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome

Conference Date: February 1-2-3, 2016
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: November 5, 2015

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