The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World will organize two sessions at the annual conference of the American Literature Association. The conference will be held May 23-26, 2013 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA. For further information about the conference, please consult the ALA website at www.americanliterature.org.
This conference will examine the themes of Negotiation and Renegotiation in any area of French or Italian Studies. We shall examine such questions as: How do authors negotiate between seemingly
conflicting themes or positions? How do texts negotiate between genres, periods, and styles? How do speakers negotiate meaning within and across languages/dialects? How do language learners negotiate acquisition?
CFP: New Approaches to Teaching Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society
American Literature Association Conference
May 23-26th, 2013
We are seeking participants for a panel on innovative approaches to teaching the work of Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Many of us who would not consider ourselves Gilman specialists teach her work regularly, and this panel aims to introduce new voices to the discussion of her work. We are especially interested in panelists who teach works other than "The Yellow Wall-Paper" but will also consider particularly fresh strategies or contexts for the teaching of this classic story as well.
Possible Topics include:
Peer English (ISSN 1746-5621) is a refereed, open-access online journal produced by members of the School of English. Issued once a year since 2006, its remit is to publish leading research from academics at the very beginnings of their careers (graduate study, post-doctoral research) through to those already established within the community. This approach also includes the notion of 'work in progress' and we welcome contributions of high academic standards from those currently involved in active research, be they doctoral candidates or Heads of Departments.
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.