Globalisation brings to the fore questions of space, place and identity. Human beings are always confined and disciplined in various spaces. And through the analysis of the characters' failure in searching for ways to get rid of loneliness, it is revealed that in a confined space loneliness is inevitable and perpetual. Geographical setting plays very crucial role in Conrad's works and the space has a significant symbolic role in the production of the identity of the main characters. Conrad's Nostromo (1904) provide a unique approach to the world-system by employing a distinct process of spatial exploration as a means of examining geographic areas of the world that are at least partially imaginary.
Session Title: MEMSAHIBS AS IMAGINED AND IMAGED BY MALE WRITERS
45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 3-6, 2014
Host: Susquehanna University
The memsahib is perhaps the most maligned figure among the Raj women. This panel invites scholarly articles on how male writers represent the memsahib in their writings, and how they depict her impact on and/or relationship with British India.
Sarah Grand's essays on the woman question published in the North American Review in 1894 coined the phrase 'new woman': Shaw created a series of characters and 'unwomanly' women. Actress/activists like Elizabeth Robins and Cicely Hamilton worked with Shaw and wrote their own feminist plays. This panel will examine the audience impact of these plays. 250 word abstracts to:
Ellen Dolgin by 9/30/13.
NeMLA will be in Harrisburg, Apr 3-6, 2014.
Wish You Were Here: Positions, Interactions, and Environments
24-26 October 2013
University of Florida
Keynote speaker: Mathias Nilges (St. Francis Xavier University)
The English Graduate Organization at the University of Florida is now accepting submissions for its 13th annual conference, Wish You Were Here: Positions, Interactions, and Environments. The conference will be held October 24-26, 2013.
This panel will explore representations of masculinity in the context of the long nineteenth century's (1789-1914) Empire-informed conceptions of national and gendered identity.
What were the politics behind representing the British soldier in the literature and/or visual arts of the long nineteenth century? Did these politics change if the soldier happened to be Scottish, Welsh, Irish, or native to the overseas colonies? What about masculinities that, though not belonging to soldiers, were highly informed by the martial aesthetics of Imperial manliness?
Check the website, apollonejournal.org, for submission details on publication, or for an application to work with us.
CALL FOR PAPERS AND PARTICIPATION
Apollon invites undergraduate students to get published in, review submissions for, or help edit the fourth issue of our peer-reviewed eJournal, Apollon. By publishing superior examples of undergraduate academic work, Apollon highlights the importance of undergraduate research in the humanities. Apollon welcomes submissions that feature image, text, sound, and a variety of presentation platforms in the process of showcasing the many species of undergraduate research.
CFP: 19TH SOUTHWEST ENGLISH SYMPOSIUM
trans [inter] disciplinary humanities conference
PLACE: Arizona State University, Tempe
DATE: February 28th to March 1st.
Our theme for this year's interdisciplinary SWES conference is hybridity; its attractions, distractions, contradictions and complications.
Neo-Victorianism and Steampunk
The 35th Annual Conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA)
"Popular and American Cultural Studies: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow"
February 19th – 22nd 2014
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque New Mexico 87102
Submission Deadline: November 1st 2014 at http://conference2014.southwestpca.org
THE SIXTH LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2013
NIGH UNIVERSITY CENTER
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA (EDMOND)
Abstract submission deadline: Monday, September 16, 2013
Acceptance notification: Monday, September 30, 2013
Registration deadline: Monday, October 14, 2013
Literature and Medicine in the Eighteenth Century