The Renaissance of Roland Barthes
Speakers: Jonathan Culler, Diana Knight, Rosalind Krauss, D.A. Miller, and Lucy O'Meara
The Renaissance of Roland Barthes
We are seeking papers that explore the relationship between performance, performativity, and history (broadly conceived) for submission to the Performance Studies Division of the National Communication Association.
Paper topics might include, but are by no means limited to:
- Affect and Historiography
- Performative Economies of Time, Temporality, and Futurity
- Race, Gender, Sexuality, Class, and Historical Embodiments
- Performative Writing as Historical Method
- Trauma, Witnessing, and Cultural Memory
- Performance and (New) Historicism
- Philosophical Engagements with Memory (Freud, Nietzsche, Bergson, etc.)
- Remembering Across Bodies and Borders (Spatial, Temporal, Geopolitical, etc.)
Seeking new perspectives on the place of materialist theory in the study of vulnerability in American culture, nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature; racial, economic, sexual vulnerabilities; vulnerability and property.
The troubled 20th century has been labeled in many ways – one of which is "the century of migrations". Temporary or permanent displacement, therefore, which is largely understood as an existential and epistemological condition embedded in its own material and metaphorical contexts, became one of the most fascinating subjects of (post)modern literature. The experience of travel in the largest sense reshapes personal identities and constructs new symbolic geographies that call into question the center-periphery opposition.
CALL FOR PAPERS: DIGITAL PEDAGOGY
Creative Writing in the Digital Age
Technology is transforming the 21st-century classroom, offering educators an array of new possibilities to enhance student learning. From digital textbooks to classroom management software to social media, the digital age has brought not only changes to the university but challenges as well. Adopting new technologies for the classroom can be particularly daunting for instructors of creative writing, given the discipline's deep roots both in print culture and the traditional workshop model.
Proposals for individual papers and panels are invited on the subject of the Pope and the Papacy in early modern English culture. Possible subjects include:
Literary and pictorial representations of the Pope.
Pre-Reformation and recusant culture
Religious dispute/theological controversy.
Or any topic germane to the subject.
Please send 300-word abstracts to Paul Quinn email@example.com by March 15th (extended deadline)
A Miscellany of Miscellanies: popular poetic collections and the eighteenth century canon
17 September 2013
St Peter's College, Oxford
I am putting together a panel for the Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood conference that discusses the relationship between emerging adulthood and American popular culture. Since the last decade of scholarship on emerging adulthood has established the field of study, it has become important to comprehend the application of the discourse to popular culture texts which have a strong role in both capturing and problematizing notions of American adulthood, particularly as these texts have become more prominent in recent years.
In this session, papers will look at the different ways place can determine one's identity. Whether discussing immigrant narratives, narratives of displacement, coming of age narratives or something all-together different, geographic location determines a great deal about one's personal narrative. Place can determine as much about a person as his or genetic history, making the relationship between identity and place subject to boundless exploration- See more at: http://www.pamla.org/2013/topics/mapping-identity#sthash.dF5hJvN2.dpuf
How can digital methods and scholarship help us to capitalize on the everyday genre that is twentieth-century correspondence?
This MSA exhibition aims to showcase, explore, and promote the possibilities of digital tools for scholarship on modern epistolarity.
Letters are uniquely ill-suited to codex publication, and letters scholarship should thus be uniquely bold in its deployment of digital tools. Current software has multiplied the possibilities. Among other things, digital methods allow us to
CALL FOR PAPERS: EEBO-TCP 2013
Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership presents
Early Modern Texts: Digital Methods and Methodologies
University of Oxford, 16-17 September 2013
The Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership, based at the Bodleian Library in Oxford, invites proposals for conference papers. All papers that focus on early modern texts will be considered, but we particularly encourage proposals on digital research and editing methods and methodologies in early modern studies. Possible topics could include:
Reminder CFP: Spectral Spaces and Hauntings (anthology)
Edited by Christina Lee
"We moderns, despite our mechanistic and rationalistic ethos, live in landscapes filled with ghosts." (Michael Bell, 1997: 813)
We are soliciting contributions for an anthology which will explore the spectral quality of space. The language of 'hauntings' will be implemented to unpack how absence, emptiness and the imperceptible can signify an overwhelming presence of something (that once was, and still is) there. A major premise of the book is that space is constituted of both physical terrain and psychological landscapes that are infused with memory and history. As such, places are always ambivalent.
An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature
Published annually in the spring
Editor: Fausto Cercignani
Prof. Dr. Achim Aurnhammer, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Prof. Dr. Alberto Destro, Università degli Studi di Bologna
Prof. Dr. Konstanze Fliedl, Universität Wien
Prof. Dr. Hubert Lengauer, Universität Klagenfurt
Prof. Dr. David S. Luft, Oregon State University