When William Makepeace Thackeray included pictorial initials and drawings in his 1847 novel Vanity Fair, the author could hardly have anticipated the text's adaptive afterlife in contemporary cinema. While scholars from Stam to Elliott have framed various approaches to the novel/film debate, scholarly attention towards the burgeoning genre of the Victorian cinematic novel has been underexplored. The recent tide of Victorian films, including Burton's Alice in Wonderland, Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes and Fukunaga's Jane Eyre have offered modern viewers a cinematic privileging of canonic novels.
Textus: English Studies in Italy No. 3 – 2012: Gothic Frontiers
Editors: Francesca Saggini (Università della Tuscia) and Glennis Byron (University of Stirling)
This issue of Textus aims to showcase and provide further space for debate and discussion to researchers engaged in exploring, testing and redrawing the expansive frontiers of gothic and its multiple, evolving discourses.
Online Registration is now open for:
'Unexpected Agents: Considering agency beyond the boundaries of the human (1800 — the Present)'
A One-day Postgraduate symposium at the University of Birmingham (English Dept.), June 24th 2011
Keynote Speaker: Sarah Kember (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Online Registration: https://www.bhamonlineshop.co.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&...
Materialist Readings of Children's Literature and Culture:
Classic and Contemporary Essays
Call for papers for an edited collection tentatively titled Materialist Readings of Children's Literature and Culture: Classic and Contemporary Essays. This collection will consist primarily of new analyses, but will also include previously published essays in order to chart the development of materialist criticism of children's literature, culture, and film.
Topics may include but are not limited to the following:
• the way in which children's literature supports or, conversely, challenges class hierarchies, especially as they intersect with gender, sexuality, and race/ethnicity
I'm seeking article submissions for a volume of critical essays, which will be published by Cambridge Scholars Press. The collection will focus on twentieth-century female writers' responses to the work of Sigmund Freud with a particular emphasis on alternative models of the psychoanalytic process posed by women. The book will move beyond critiques of Freud and his influence on twentieth century ideas about gender, demonstrating instead the ways women writers have reclaimed agency through the artistic process. With that in mind, the essays selected for publication will address the following topics:
The Journal of Empire Studies
Deadline for Fall 2011 submissions: July 10, 2011
Deadline for Winter 2012 submissions: October 15, 2011
A new open-access scholarly journal on global studies, The Journal of Empire Studies, is looking for articles on topics within the broad range of empire studies:
Science and Technology / Literature / Military Studies / Art and Architecture / Gender
Of particular interest are examinations of topics comparing eastern and western empires.
For specifics, we welcome you to visit the journal web site:
Festival and Academic Conference
19-22nd January, 2012
We are inviting abstracts for papers for an upcoming conference on innovations in creative and critical writing.
Areas for discussion, or contexts in which you could consider "first" fictions, might include:
Uncanny Homecomings: Narrative Structures, Existential Questions, Theological Visions
26-28 August 2011
CFP: The child image
Red Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org), an online, peer-reviewed, international and interdisciplinary journal of the child image, seeks submissions for the Fall 2011 issue (deadline July 15th, 2011).
apologies for cross postings.
Call for Papers for an edited collection:
the rest is history
ireland, performance and the historical imagination
A chronicler who recites events without distinguishing between
major and minor ones acts in accordance with the following
truth: nothing that has ever happened should be regarded as lost for history.
Dear Friends and Colleagues,