The verb 'capture' implies both acts of preservation and of restraint. In his novel 'The Collector', John Fowles explores this duality, implying that the paradox of art is that "in signalling the importance of freedom, art inaugurates another kind of imprisonment." In 'The Collector' the imprisoned Miranda believes "when you draw something it lives and when you photograph something it dies." Similarly, Jeanette Winterson argues that the act of capturing is not mere reproduction:
FOR MLA 2014:
We seek papers that explore boundaries of normative behavior and "moral disability" in Victorian Britain: identity, deviance and the vulnerable personhood of women, homosexuals, the disabled. Abstract due to firstname.lastname@example.org 3/15/2013.
The 10th Annual Miami University English Graduate Student and Adjunct Association (MEGAA) Symposium
In Conversation with the 2012-13 Altman Program:
The Human and the Non-Human
March 22nd, 2013 -- Oxford, OH
"Beyond the edge of the so-called human, beyond it but by no means on a single opposing side, rather than "The Animal" or "Animal Life" there is already a heterogeneous multiplicity of the living or more precisely...a multiplicity of organizations of relations between living and dead" - Jacques Derrida
Call for Papers, At Face Value: Re-thinking Surfaces
Friends of English Graduate Student Conference, UCLA
Friday, May 31, 2013 at UCLA
Keynote speakers: Professor Rachel Lee (UCLA), Professor Daniel Tiffany (USC)
Sir Peter: Aye, ever improving himself!--Mr. Surface, Mr. Surface...Well, well, that's proper; and you make even your screen a source of knowledge...
Joseph Surface: Oh, yes, I find great use in that screen.
-Richard Brinsley Sheridan, The School for Scandal (IV.3)
Literary London 2013
Representations of London in Literature
An Interdisciplinary Conference
Hosted by: the Institute of English Studies, University of London
Organised by: The Literary London Society
17–19 July 2013
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Vic Gatrell (Cambridge); Matthew Rubery (QMUL)
How might we theorize the aesthetics and poetics of practices such as deletion and erasure? All periods, genres, media welcome. Inquiries and abstracts with short biographies to pbenzon at temple dot edu by March 1.
4th Global Conference
Performance: Visual Aspects of Performance Practice
Tuesday 17th September – Thursday 19th September 2013
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
The University of North Texas Graduate Students in English Association (GSEA) invites submissions for its annual graduate student conference, to be held Friday, March 22nd. This year's theme is "The Literary and the Critical: Poetics and the Politics of Writing in the 21st Century." The GSEA welcomes submissions on a variety of topics related to literary criticism, theory, material criticism, cultural studies, composition and rhetoric, pedagogy, poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Papers/readings should last no more than 15 minutes.
Authors may submit individual paper proposals, but they are also encouraged to submit proposals for panels of 3-4 related presentations.
The 2012 South Central MLA Conference is accepting paper proposals for its Biography/Autobiography/Memoir panel. Literary paper proposals on any aspect of biography, autobiography, and memoir are welcome. Please submit a 200-word abstract by 4/1/13 to email@example.com.
The SCMLA conference will be held in New Orleans, LA from October 3-5, 2013.
Making New, Making Strange
A Moving Worlds Conference in collaboration with the Division of English, NTU
Venue: School of Humanities and Social Sciences, NTU, Singapore
Dates: 14–17 June 2013
Professor Ien Ang (University of Western Sydney)
Professor David Richards (Emeritus Professor, University of Stirling)
Merlinda Bobis (Philippines/Australia), Elizabeth Cook (UK), Dermot Healy (Ireland),
Lynette Hunter (USA), Olive Senior (Jamaica), Yang Lian (NZ/UK/China)