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Poetry Games: Special Issue of Comparative Literature Studies

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 11:05pm
Jonathan Eburne (Penn State University) and Andrew Epstein (Florida State University), Comparative Literature Studies

Special Issue of Comparative Literature Studies
"Poetry Games"
Guest Editors: Jonathan Eburne (Penn State University) and Andrew Epstein (Florida State University)

Radical Bowen [Deadline 30/10/12]

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 8:50pm
Jessica Gildersleeve, Griffith University

Radical Bowen
Edited by Patricia Juliana Smith and Jessica Gildersleeve

From experiments in language and identity to innovations in the short story and life narratives, Elizabeth Bowen's work informs debates about literature in its most radical forms. The editors of this collection seek new scholarship on Bowen's inventiveness and the ways in which her work offers new perspectives on narrative and narrative theory. Essays addressing one or more texts, dealing with historical, biographical or archival material, or exploring Bowen's engagement with or influence on other writers, are equally welcome.

Possible topics may include (but are not limited to):

Irish American Crime Narratives as (Pre)Colonial Discourse

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 6:23pm
Daniel Shea/ NeMLA (Boston, April 21-24, 2013)

Waves of Irish immigration have meant a translation of Irish cultural ideals to America. However, amidst the traditional modes of music and poetry that have deeply influenced American art, the Irish American criminal has often been overlooked as a transnational figure. This panel seeks to trace how Irish cultural discourses of criminality have manifested within the American narrative. From The Boondock Saints to Whitey Bulger, the fascination with the Irish American criminal has been a small, but vital part of the American imagination.

[UPDATE] "You Can't Go Home Again: Departures and Returns in Middle English Romance," SAMLA, Nov. 9-11 2012, Durham NC

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 5:31pm
Sarah Lindsay

Medieval romance typically involves travel, a circular movement of characters who leave home and return again once their adventures have ended. Yet often, these characters can never truly return home. From Arthur returning to a rebellion in the Alliterative Morte Arthure to the failure of Arthur's knights to understand Gawain's experiences in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, upon their return, characters discover that either they or their home has changed in significant ways. This session invites papers that explore aspects of the problematic return home in Middle English romance. How do the characters in these romances negotiate the internal or external changes that have occurred during their travels?


Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 2:00pm

The conference will explore how Shakespeare's work influenced and inspired other works in literature, art, music. The event hopes to unite academics, teachers and students, theatre practitioners and critics, in a series of presentations, roundtables and performances.

Participants from a range of disciplines โ€“ English, Drama, Education, Music, Modern Languages, Classics, History, Art and Film are encouraged to participate.
The conference will include an exhibition of books, stage design and theatrical costumes showing the history of Shakespearean studies and performances in Georgia.

EXTENDED CFP: Code - A Media, Games & Art Conference

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 3:22am
Swinburne University of Technology

EXTENDED Call for Papers and Creative Works ***ABSTRACTS DUE FRIDAY 22 JUNE 2012***

CODE - A Media, Games & Art Conference
21-23 November 2012
Swinburne University of Technology
Melbourne, Australia

Jussi Parikka - Reader, Winchester School of Art
Christian McCrea - Program Director for Games, RMIT University
Anna Munster - Associate Professor at the College of Fine Arts, UNSW

Due to a number of requests we've decided to EXTEND THE DEADLINE for CODE. We're also delighted to announce two Masterclasses are now confirmed for the event:

'Media Archaeology Masterclass' with Jussi Parikka
'Game Design Masterclass' with Christian McCrea

"I Viaggiatori nella Penisola Sorrentina - Literature, Arts and Cinema"

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 2:49am
Department of Modern Philology, University of Naples "Federico II"

The theme of the "journey to Sorrento" represents one of the main fields of investigation in order to analyze the different areas of the famous Peninsula and its peculiarities. Guides, descriptions, memoirs, visual arts, theatrical plays and films, have recorded, through the centuries, its iconic places and its immense cultural and artistic heritage.

Beyond Historicism: Resituating Samuel Beckett, 7-8 December 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 1:59am
Dr Paul Sheehan, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Samuel Beckett's trilogy of novels โ€“ Molloy (1950), Malone Dies (1951) and The Unnamable (1953) โ€“ has redefined the modernist landscape in the sixty years since it first appeared. Yet even as it affirmed the death of the novel as a viable narrative form, it also inspired at least two other fictional trilogies: Paul Auster's New York Trilogy and John Banville's Frames Trilogy. Following Faber's recent re-publication of the three novels, this conference marks a crucial moment in Beckett studies.