"To walk is to lack a place. It is the indefinite process of being absent and in search of a proper. The moving about that the city multiplies and concentrates makes the city itself an immense social experience of lacking a place – […] the place but is only a name, the City…a universe of rented spaces haunted by a nowhere or by dreamed-of places." ― Michel de Certeau
The Coleridge Summer Conference, Cannington, Somerset.
28 July-1 August 2014
Academic Director: Tim Fulford
Keynote speakers: Marjorie Levinson, J. C. C. Mays, Damian Walford Davies
Deadline for abstracts: 30 November 2013
The ninth annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Waycross Campus of South Georgia State College on the South Georgia Parkway (U.S. Highway 82) in Waycross, Georgia, on Friday, May 16, 2014. We invite proposals for session topics, panel discussion topics, and scholarly papers in English on any subjects relating to American, British, French, Hispanic, Russian, German, or Slavic literature or language, as well as composition, philosophy, history, translation, the general humanities, interdisciplinary studies, and pedagogy. Reading times for individual paper presentations will be strictly limited to 15 minutes (approximately eight double-spaced typed pages).
MadLit 2013: Texts and Violence
Keynote speaker: Hillary Chute, author of Graphic Women and Associate Editor of MetaMaus
The University of Wisconsin-Madison's tenth annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature will take place February 20-22, 2014. This year's conference, "Texts and Violence" engages the intersections between literature, culture, philosophy, and politics.
March 20 – 23, 2014
New York University
DEADLINE: November 15, 2013
April 4, 2014
On the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Keynote Address: Skip Nipper, Nashville baseball historian
Luncheon Speaker: Former Kansas City Royal Willie Wilson.
100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequences) are being accepted for a meeting of scholars and professionals at WonderCon 2014 in Anaheim. WonderCon is a popular culture convention organized annually by Comic-Con International. We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars. The CAC is designed to bring together comics scholars, professionals, critics, and historians to engage in a discussion of the comics medium in a forum that includes the public.
"When I cannot see words curling like rings of smoke round me I am in darkness—I am nothing." –Virginia Woolf, The Waves
The quint's twentieth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 15th December 2013—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.
All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board. Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint's editors or outside readers.
Rewriting Shakespeare's Plays For and By the Contemporary Stage
Ottoman Pasts, Present Cities: Cosmopolitanism and Transcultural Memories AHRC Research Network
International two-day conference
26- 27 June 2014, Birkbeck College, University of London
Plenary speakers include Professor Ulrike Freitag, Freie Universität Berlin; Susan Meiselas, documentary photographer; Claudia Roden, chef, writer and cultural anthropologist; Professor Gayatri Spivak, Columbia University
Reminder: Call for Papers: From Theatre to Screen – and Back Again!
Wednesday 19 February in Trinity House
De Montfort University, Leicester
In recent years, novels of Asian writers such as Murakami Haruki, Mo Yan have been widely read. Not only literature but also Asian culture from everyday life to intellectual area attracts attention in Asian and Western countries. In games from go to mahjonga, anime to Bollywood movies, martial sports from Taijiquan to Taekwondo, food culture from sushi to curry sauce take place in the Western and Asian everyday life harmonously. For this reason, we have chosen "Literature - Culture" as main theme for the International Symposium on Asian Languages and Literatures III. We are expecting to build an international platform for both academical researches and also interesting cultural sharing.