This conference, to be held June 13-15, 2012, seeks to assess the state of contemporary neo-Victorian literature, film, television and other media, with papers offering new readings of neo-Victorian texts. The conference also seeks to interrogate the critical field surrounding the notion of the neo-Victorian by asking how we, as scholars, understand this genre and its allied politics. Does the current cultural interest in the "new Victorian" imply a resistance to post-modernism, post-structuralism or post-humanism? Or, can neo-Victorianism help us interrogate these terms? How does our post-Victorian landscape accommodate and manipulate the neo-Victorian urge?
The Humanities Center at Wayne State University invites papers on the theme, "Apocalyptic Imagination" for its Fall Symposium scheduled to take place on November 16, 2012 in Detroit, MI.
Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities (ISSN 2161-3095), is an open-access journal of literary criticism particularly interested in giving voice to undergraduate and graduate students. This journal is devoted to the exploration of authorial, literary, and socio-political identities across time, space, and genre. Diesis is published bi-annually in the spring and fall.
The editors are currently seeking review board and undergraduate advisory board members from all literary specialties to review submissions, provide comments, and recommend articles for publication in Diesis. Review Board and Undergraduate Advisory board members are named both on our website and on each issue. Please note: all positions are unpaid.
Call for Guest Columnist
Diesis Volume 2, Issue 2:
Revolutions & Reversals
Abstract Deadline: March 15, 2012
The Editorial Board of Diesis: Footnotes Literary Identities (ISSN 2161-3095), a journal of literary criticism particularly interested in giving voice to undergraduate and graduate students, is seeking a guest columnist for its third issue. This issue takes up authority, social structure, and the construction of desired realities in literature as its primary focus.
Diesis Volume 2, Issue 2:
Revolutions & Reversals
Submission Deadline: March 1st, 2012
The Editorial Board of Diesis: Footnotes Literary Identities (ISSN 2161-3095), a journal of literary criticism particularly interested in giving voice to undergraduate and graduate students, is inviting submissions to its third issue. This issue takes up authority, social structure, and the construction of desired realities in literature as its primary focus.
CFP: "Censorship & Cultural Practices": Genre: International and Interdisciplinary Journal of Literature & the Arts -- Call for Contributions
The Shifting Self: Radical Transfigurations
Brooklyn College Graduate English Conference
April 28, 2012
Keynote Speaker: Eileen Myles
"My narrative begins in media res, when many things have already taken place to make me and my story possible in language. I am always recuperating, reconstructing, and I am left to fictionalize and fabulate origins I cannot know."
– Judith Butler, "An Account of Oneself"
"Writing so as not to die, as Blanchot said, or perhaps even speaking so as not to die is a task, undoubtedly as old as the world."
– Michel Foucault, "Language to Infinity"
Starting from the reappraisal of literary translation that Susan Bassnett carried out at the beginning of the eighties, comparative literature as a discipline started re-evaluating its relation to this ancient practice, considering that more than once the fundamental contribution of this practice to comparative studies had been taken for granted. To a certain extent, it could be claimed that translation is a requirement and a condition of possibility for comparative literature. For this reason, Journal 452ºF decided that the monographic section of issue number seven will describe the current state of affairs in translation studies and comparatism.
Fashion is an economic and social force, a culture industry, a global powerhouse, a political statement. Fashion can simultaneously express freedom and constriction, be both democratic and totalitarian; both repress and liberate the body and gender roles. Transformation and affect are at its heart. Fashion is a universal form of human expression that transgresses boundaries of gender/race/class/embodiment/culture/nation. Fashion ignites passions, produces colossal waste, demands ruthless exclusion, inspires hysterical devotion. Bubbling up and filtering down, fashion mixes high and low, sultry and strong, ancient ritual and cutting edge technology.
The H. G. Wells Society is pleased to announce the inaugural Giles Hart Prize, in memory of the Society's former chairman, for an essay that makes an outstanding contribution to Wells studies. The prize will be awarded to the piece of work on Wells submitted to, and published in, the 2012 issue of The Wellsian the annual, peer-reviewed, learned journal of the H. G. Wells Society.
Papers concerning any aspect of Wells's life and work are invited. Possible themes might include: Wells's science fiction; Wells and the novel; Wells, utopia, politics and the World State; Wells and science; Wells and his contemporaries; Wells and gender; Wells and the Empire; Wells and the history of the book.