Keynote Speaker: Stephen Cheeke (University of Bristol)
Proposals deadline: 1 July 2012
Confirmed plenary speakers: Elena Gualtieri (University of Groningen), Mette Gieskes (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Clement Greenberg once famously said, "photography is closer today to literature than it is to the other graphic arts". Yet what makes photography so close to literature? And what about the interactions between literature and other visual arts? Are some combinations indeed more productive than others? And what happens when literature and the visual arts meet?
The aim of this conference is to explore the role of live animals on the stage, from the early modern era to the present time. Papers dealing with visual or textual representations of performing animals, typologies of animals in the theatre, the hybridisation of the drama with the circus, the zoo and the cinema, as well as the semiotic transfer of animal roles from the text to the stage are particularly welcome. Corollary topics may also include, but are not limited to:
The Aesthetics of Suffering
November 23th-24th, 2012
Department of English
National Taipei University of Technology
Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
(collection of essays)
'The Reception of Herodotus in Antiquity and Beyond'
Herodotus' 'Histories' has proved to be one of the most influential and controversial texts to have survived from antiquity. It has been adopted, adapted, imitated, contested, admired and criticized across a diverse range of genres, historical periods, and geographical boundaries.
Due to public request, our submission deadline has been extended!
The AnaChronisT 17 (2012) invites research papers, interviews, and book reviews on literatures in English for its next issue, to be published in Winter 2012/3. Papers are to be sent to The AnaChronisT (Department of English Studies, Eötvös Loránd University, H–1088 Budapest, Rákóczi út 5.) by Monday, 18 June 2012.
The AnaChronisT http://seas3.elte.hu/anachronist/ welcomes submissions by graduate and doctoral students as well as academics. The requirements of application are as follows:
- one hard copy of the essay sent to the above address;
2nd Annual Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference
Friday, October 26, 2012
Tufts University, Medford, MA
The 3rd International Conference on Re-Thinking Humanities and Social Science is to be held at the University of Zadar, Croatia, from September 6 – 9, 2012. The conference has taken place every year since 2010.
In contexts of economic scarcity and social upheaval, visionaries often develop communities of contrasting values. Alasdair MacIntyre calls for such communities at the end of After Virtue (1981), and books like Schools for Conversion: 12 Marks of the New Monasticism (2005) highlight their growing presence today. John McClure likewise documents neo-monastic communities as contemporary literary ideals in Partial Faiths: Postsecular Fiction in the Age of Pynchon and Morrison (2007). Yet these contrast communities have a longer history, with examples like Dorothy Day's Catholic Worker movement and William Morris's holistic aesthetic and economic project.
44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Host Institution: Tufts University
This panel invites papers that explore social protest from within the aesthetic conventions of nineteenth-century Anglo-American fiction. How are protests against accepted notions of kinship, class stratification, education, or government indirectly expressed through formal decisions: structure, metaphor, rhetoric, syntax, etc.? Papers that discuss writers operating in or against the genre conventions of romanticism, realism, and naturalism are especially encouraged. Please send abstracts and brief bios to Arielle Zibrak firstname.lastname@example.org.