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Bloosmbury C21 Conference 2014

Monday, October 14, 2013 - 5:21am
Bloosmbury and Centre 21, University of Brighton UK

Bloomsbury C21 Conference 2014: Towards A Twenty-First Century Literature

10-11 April 2014, Brighton, UK

Supported by: Bloomsbury Higher Education Academy UK Gylphi Myriad 3AM Magazine


Dr David James,Queen Mary London

Prof Philip Tew,Brunel University

Prof Lucy Armitt,University of Lincoln

Prof Robert Eaglestone,Royal Holloway

Call for Papers

Deadline for Abstract Submissions: 15 December 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013 - 2:44am
8th International IDEA Conference: Studies in English April 16 -18, 2014, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University Muğla, Turkey

The Conference will be jointly hosted by
The Department of English Language and Literature of
Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, ELT Department of Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University and
The English Language and Literature Research Association of Turkey (IDEA).

The Conference will address topics from the fields of,
"English literature"
"British and Comparative Cultural Studies"
"Translation Studies"
"Linguistisc and ELT"

Abstracts for proposed papers (maximum 250 words) should be submitted to:

Please include your name, affiliation, email address and a brief biography.
Add 5-6 keywords pertaining to your topic.

Not a Dry Eye in the House: Tears in Performance – March 21, 2014 - Paris-Sorbonne

Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 7:30pm
Denis Lagae-Devoldère and Marie Pecorari (Paris-Sorbonne)

Representing tears in the theatre hinges on the paradoxical performance of an absence: while the lacrimal flow can usually be explained, its physical manifestation mostly eludes visibility. Yet the presence of tears cannot easily be dismissed, as it is far from anecdotal. Portrayals of and discourses on tears indeed abound in theatre history: whether meant to affect the performers or the spectators, this emotional outburst can express a wide range of affects, from sorrow to joy, to laughter and awe.

We welcome contributions from scholars working in the fields of theatre, performance, literary, and cultural studies across cultures and time periods.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

ACLA CfP: Imagined Originals, Original Translations: Putting Pseudotranslation on the Map (March 20-23, 2014)

Friday, October 11, 2013 - 3:12pm
Brigitte Rath

Cervantes' Don Quixote (1605/15), Montesquieu's Lettres persanes (1721), MacPherson's Ossian (1761), Mérimée's La Guzla (1827), Louÿs's Chansons de Bilitis (1894), Raja Rao's Kanthapura (1938), many of Borges' short stories, Makine's La Fille d'un héros de l'Union soviétique (1990), and Doubled Flowering: From the Notebooks of Araki Yasusada (1997) are only some of the numerous – often canonized – original texts that invite the reader to read them as if they were translations, to imagine a preceding original produced in a different language and for a different audience.

Unmasking Masquerade: Exploring Disguise and Display Across the Humanities (14-16 Feb 2014)

Friday, October 11, 2013 - 1:53pm
McGill University English Graduate Student Association

"'Masquerades, I have generally heard said, were more silly than wicked,'" declares one respectable character in Samuel Richardson's novel Sir Charles Grandison (1754), "'But they are now, I am convinced, the most profligate of all diversions.'" Richardson's disapproval of the bal masqué's vulgar dissipation represents just one incarnation of a rich and multivalent concept. In various guises masquerade capers and creeps through the humanities, eluding any single form or function: noun or verb? literal or figurative? sinister or celebratory? deceitful or mischievous? We are seeking papers, panels, and creative projects that are inspired by this panoply of meaning to address the idea of masquerade in any way – material and/or theoretical.

[Update] British Society for Literature and Science Conference 10-12 April 2014

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 2:54pm
University of Surrey

The ninth annual conference of the British Society for Literature and Science will take place at the University of Surrey, Guildford, on 10-12 April 2014. Keynote talks will be given by Professor Jim Al-Khalili (University of Surrey), Professor Bernard Lightman (York University, Toronto), and Professor Mary Orr (University of Southampton). The conference will finish with an opportunity to visit Down House, the home of Charles Darwin, on the afternoon of Saturday 12 April.

Motherhood and Labor in Transnational Women's Writing (March 20-23 2014, NYU)

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 1:56pm
ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association)

The late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries saw the reconfiguration of women's roles in both the domestic and the social spheres in countries across the globe. Women's vital roles as mothers and educators to the future citizens of the nation/world were capitalized upon by female writers and activists who called for the improvement of women's social rights and their inclusion in the workplace. The discourses of motherhood and domesticity as gendered cultural capital(s) have thus long been engaged, reconfigured, and deployed in transnational women's movements.

Exeter Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference - 24th-25th July 2014 - deadline for proposals 28th March 2014

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 9:24am
University of Exeter

Call for papers: Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference

The Centre for Medical History at the University of Exeter will be holding an interdisciplinary medical humanities conference for postgraduate researchers on the 24th and 25th July 2014.

This conference aims to bring together researchers from a variety of disciplines in a manner that reflects the broad scope of exciting research being carried out in the field of the medical humanities at present. As such we welcome abstracts on any aspect of the medical humanities from postgraduates working in all disciplines, including but not restricted to English Literature, History, Film, Classics and Art History.