According to Frederic Jameson, the Modernist novel abandoned the panoramic cityscapes of the 19th century realist novel and devised "strategies of inwardness." As Brigitte Munier suggests, the early-20th century protagonist experienced the city "locked within his room, carried away by the cries of shopowners whom Flaubert and Nerval would have encountered walking down the street." The Modernist room, in these accounts, appears to function as a refuge from a confusing public terrain.
The Art of Walking: Pedestrian Mobility in Literature, Philosophy, and the Arts from the Eighteenth to the Twenty-First Century
International Conference – École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, October 10-12, 2013
Organizers: Klaus Benesch (LMU Munich) and François Specq (École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, CNRS LIRE)
"Worlds Between: Exploring the Borders, Boundaries, and Gaps that Divide and Bind"
Saturday, April 27, 2013
California State University, Northridge
"Between two worlds life hovers like a star, twixt night and morn, upon the horizon's verge." – Lord Byron
This conference is interested in exploring the concept of the spaces between – genres, cultures, times, people, movements, nations – the possibilities are endless. How do these spaces confine? How do they enable? What moves between? What exists within?
The International Journal of Communication and Health is an on-line peer-reviewed journal interested in any aspect related to health communication. The International Journal of Communication and Health is ready to receive manuscripts on all aspects concerning health communication, particularly those of international relevance.
Contribution exploring any context of health communication are welcomed. The journal welcomes high-quality research and analyses from diverse theoretical and methodological approaches from all fields of communication, media, and health.
And they lived happily ever after, or did they?
This special session seeks to explore the impact of burgeoning princess culture in literature, film, and media on young girls. The panel on popular culture will also examine the multi-faceted way in which girls imagine, perform, and conceptualize feminine identity via princesses. A specific approach to the topic of princess culture is not expected, so please submit what you're working on to be considered for this panel. This is an approved special session for the 2013 annual conference of the Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA) in the beachfront city of San Diego, California.
Special Session: Ew! Gross! Abjection, Affect, and Bodily Fluids
Deadline: April 15, 2013
From the bloody birth in Hemingway's "Indian Camp" and Rosasharn Joad's breast milk to Douglass' "cold sweat of death" and Albee's incontinent, old woman A, bodily fluids are liminal markers of transitions in life. This panel invites papers on the affective dimension of bodily fluids in literature and popular culture. Possible topics may include but are not limited to:
- Bodily fluids and commodification
- Medical discussions reflected in literary texts
- Historical development of one fluid across genres or periods
- Embodied fluids, fluid embodiment
Introductions: Text and Context—An Interdisciplinary Symposium
Spring 2013 – 15th Annual McCleary Interdisciplinary Symposium
The Department of English at Texas Southern University will host the Fifteenth Annual Interdisciplinary McCleary Symposium on April 18th .
I am glad to be able to announce the NYPL Short-Term Research Fellowships, though sorry that again they are only for people who can legally work in the US.
If anyone is interested in applying for a Food Studies Fellowship at the Pforzheimer Collection, we have Thomas Love Peacock's ms. recipe books, a manuscript of his entitled "The Science of Cookery," in addition to a number of published cookbooks (including vegetarian cookbooks and volumes promoting vegetarian diet).
Short-Term Research Fellowships 2013
CFP DEADLINE APPROACHING, Friday 1st March 2013
Professor Regenia Gagnier (University of Exeter)
Professor Pierre Joris (SUNY at Albany)
Ruth Washbrook (Scottish Screen Archive/NLS)
The University of Glasgow's Graduate School of the College of Arts is delighted to announce Assembling Identities, an international and cross-disciplinary conference focusing on how we understand identity and the process of identity formation.
Irish Gothic Conference
5-6 December, 2013
• Professor W. J. McCormack (Former Professor of Literary History at Goldsmiths College, University of London)
• Dr Laura Pelaschiar (Senior Lecturer in English Literature, Università di Trieste)
• Dr Derek Hand (Senior Lecturer in English, Saint' Patrick's College, Dublin City University)