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UPDATE "worth a thousand words": at the intersections of literature and the visua arts, 24-26 October 2012

Friday, June 8, 2012 - 11:47am
Radboud University Nijmegen (the Netherlands)

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?

[UPDATE AND EXTENSION] 'FOUR-FOOTED ACTORS: LIVE ANIMALS ON THE STAGE' / University of Valencia, Spain / 12-14 December 2012

Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 2:51pm
Ignacio Ramos Gay / Universidad de Valencia (Spain)

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:

CALL FOR PROPOSALS (collection of essays): 'The Reception of Herodotus in Antiquity and Beyond' (Submissions due by 31/08/12)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 7:00am
Dr Vasiliki Zali and Dr Jessica Priestley

(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.

[UPDATE] The AnaChronisT (6/18/2012)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 1:28am
The AnaChronisT

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 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;

Mic Check: Resistance and Revolution

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 3:05pm
Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference

2nd Annual Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference
Friday, October 26, 2012
Tufts University, Medford, MA

[UPDATE] The Politics of Memory, September 6 – 9, 2012

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 12:32pm
Re-Thinking Humanities and Social Science/University of Zadar, Croatia

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.

Economies of Abundance: Ethics, Aesthetics, and (New) Monastic Communities - Deadline 2 July 2012

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 10:31am
Midwest Modern Language Association

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.

Fighting Words: Aesthetic Protests in Nineteenth-Century Literature

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 10:26am
Northeast Modern Language Association

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
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