When we encounter dolls as grown-ups, what is it that we are encountering? What might personal and cultural doll-identifications betray about relationships with the past, with gender and sexuality, with play, with tenderness and with terror? This panel invites submissions which reflect upon the sociocultural meaning of the doll as text, as artifact, or, more traditionally, as an enduring literary and filmic obsession. In psychoanalysis as well as in the popular imagination, dolls have long played the role of uncanny object. This panel is particularly interested in the way in which new technologies, products and markets have uncannily reproduced, intensified and responded to anxieties and hauntings from the past.
The PhD program in Visual Studies at UC, Irvine invites submissions for its annual graduate student conference: The Aesthetics of Austerity.
Conference Date: April 5, 2013
Deadline: Abstracts of no more than 350 words are due January 21, 2013 at 5:00 pm to firstname.lastname@example.org. Presentations are to be 20 minutes in length. Please include a one-page CV that demonstrates your research interests.
Shift welcomes academic papers, exhibition and book reviews, as well as discussions concerning other art-related events from current graduate students.
Please see Submission and Style Guidelines for appropriate guidelines. http://shiftjournal.org/call.html
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Symposium of Western Cultural and Literary Studies
9-11 October 2013
The BAKEA Symposium is a biennial symposium organized by Pamukkale University. This year it will be organized jointly by Pamukkale and Gaziantep Universities and hosted by Gaziantep University.
BAKEA welcomes papers and panel proposals from researchers in the fields of English, American, French and German Cultures and Literatures
Sleep(less) Beds: Awakening, Journey, Movement, Stasis
Representations and meanings of the bed / bedroom space in history, the arts, society, culture, philosophy
This call for papers asks you to examine the bed / bed space / sleep / sleeplessness across media and the arts; across societies and eras. What are the functions, rules, morals, design, meanings given to 'the bed'?
Translation Studies and Literatures in English:
An interdisciplinary/international postgraduate conference
13-14 May 2013
Cankaya University Ankara
Translation and Interpreting Studies and English Language and Literature Departments at Cankaya University in Ankara warmly invite our colleagues/students to send 300-word abstracts/proposals for a 20-minute paper on English Literature and Translation Studies. This conference welcomes papers centering upon English Language, Translation and Interpreting Studies, Literary Translation, English Literature and Culture, American Literature and Culture, Comparative Literature and Literary and Cultural Theories.
We welcome manuscripts on teaching any historical subject, time period, or region. Here are some questions that may be addressed... other questions as well as proposals from diverse perspectives are encouraged.
I am inviting proposals to contribute to a collection of essays on the subject of dreams in British literature. I have collected essays covering the Renaissance period as well as one essay on dreams in 19th-century British literature. To round out this collection, I would like to have a few more essays that discuss the Romantic and Victorian periods. Please submit abstracts of 500 words by March 1. If selected for this collection, your full essay (6000-7000 words) will be requested by the end of 2013. Please use Chicago style.
The 15th Annual Conference of the Marxist Reading Group
Keynote addresses by: Fredric Jameson, Kathi Weeks, Michael Denning, and Kevin Floyd
March 21-23, 2013 at the University of Florida
This one-day symposium hosted by the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary, University of London aims to bring together postgraduates and academics to explore how the issues of feminism, influence and inheritance animate or problematize their work and practice in the field of literary study. Through this conference we aim to begin a discussion about the challenges and anxieties, but also the significant rewards of engaging with our substantial feminist inheritance as scholars working in English Studies today. It will seek to consider how contemporary research relates to the rich, complex and extensive history of feminist research in the discipline and explore how new directions in literary study might be informed by the work of the past.