This proposed collection seeks essays addressing cosmopolitanism and the figure of the cosmopolitan in British and American literature from 1789 to 1914.
This special session invites proposals for papers on the confessional mode in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, film, and court proceedings. We define confession in its broadest sense:
• Confession and the law
• Religious confession
• Confession as an assertion of belief
• Confession as either a construction or presentation of identity, i.e., Rousseau's Confessions
• The performativity of confession
• Confession as Self-advocacy
Call for Paper for a Special Session in 2012 MLA Convention,
Global Literatures and Islam: Representations of Islam and Muslims in different cultures, literatures, times and genres. kw: postcolonialism, orientalism, comparative. 300-word abstract and a brief bio or CV by 1 March 2011; Beyazit Akman (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Call for Paper for a Special session in 2012 MLA Convention:
Western Discourse and the Turk: Perception of the Ottomans and Islam
Perception of Ottoman Turks in Western discourse; in different genres, eras. kw: postcolonialism, orientalism. 300-page abstract and a brief bio or CV. by 10 March 2011; Beyazit Akman (email@example.com) and Filiz Barin-Akman (firstname.lastname@example.org).
PLAYING FALSE: REPRESENTATIONS OF BETRAYAL
Lincoln College, Oxford University, September 16 - 17, 2011
"Verrat und Argwohn lauschen in allen Ecken"
(Friedrich Schiller, "Wilhelm Tell" 1, 4)
Scholarly critical / analytical / interpretative essays based on original research are invited from scholars across the world for an Anthology to be brought out separately on each of the following works with a view to providing postgraduate scholars and teachers with new critical insights and perspectives. The anthologies will be published in the form of a series by a reputed Publisher headquartered in India and having its main business base in USA, UK and Ireland.
The texts on which essays must be focused include:
Pope's THE RAPE OF THE LOCK;
Keats' ODE ON A GRECIAN URN, ODE TO AUTUMN & ODE TO PSYCHE.
Shakespeare's KING LEAR, TEMPEST and MACBETH.
The Literature and Religion panel at 2011 PAMLA Conference (November 5-6, 2011; Scripps College, Claremont, CA) seeks papers that address how questions of faith have shaped literary works and cultural meanings. In particular, it welcomes papers exploring the relationship between suffering and religious identity. Some of the questions we will consider are: how do writers represent the connection between suffering and faith? Can certain experiences of epiphany—i.e. moments of empathic identification with the suffering other—be categorized as inherently transcendent? Do religious and non-religious writers come to terms with human suffering in different ways?
This panel seeks papers on works of cinematic and ancient or modern literary fiction that explore the challenges and possibilities of peace, the achievement of it, the quest for it, the anxieties of adhering to it.
Please submit your abstract online at:
2011 marks the fourth centenary of the publication of the King James Bible, now widely recognised as the landmark work in the history of English scriptural translation, even if contemporaries were slow to embrace the work. It is an appropriate time, then, for a retrospective glance at the Bible's place in the English language, from its earliest mediaeval incarnations, through the manifold early modern versions to the present-day, when the Bible is still being adapted to the idioms of modern speech, as in Rob Lacey's Street Bible (2002). More than any other work, the Bible has participated bilaterally in the development and enrichment of the language, and of the cultures which that language has underpinned.
The 5th International Conference and Festival on Global Cult Film Traditions Presents
Cine-Excess V: Subverting the Senses: The Politics and Aesthetics of Excess