Bon Appétit contributor Alexander Chef writes, "Throughout my reading life, I've enjoyed many memorable meals—if only fictionally. The oysters at dinner near the beginning of Anna Karenina, the dinner Nana throws for her overflowing guests in Zola's Nana, the walk through Les Halles for breakfast in Baldwin's Giovanni's Room, and nearly every meal in Monique Truong's The Book of Salt." This panel welcomes papers on any aspect of food in fiction. Proposals might consider the way appetite reveals fictional characters, the role of food in fiction for creating an effective sense of place (A Year in Provence,The Secret Life of Bees), propelling a plot, or managing fictional time (i.e., the velocity of a novel). Why slow a story down to describe a meal?
This interdisciplinary session proposal for the 2015 Renaissance Society of America (RSA) Annual Conference (Berlin) seeks papers that discuss recently completed or in-progress Digital Humanities projects that incorporate the development of original computer programs or web technologies for Renaissance research. Possible projects can include the creation or curation of digital resources online, interactive technologies, mobile apps, geographic information systems (GIS), cloud computing, data mining and visualization, and text analytics including sentiment analysis. Papers may also discuss the application of these technologies as well as the theoretical implications of their use.
The Samuel Beckett Society (SBS) announces a Call for Papers for its inaugural conference to be held in collaboration with Arizona State University (ASU) on February 19 and 20, 2015. The first conference of the SBS represents the opportunity to bring together new, emerging, and established perspectives on the Beckett's writing for a sustained exchange of ideas. In recent years, increased attention has been given to the historical and political dimensions of his work, complementing and sometimes contesting the rich tradition of theoretically driven criticism in Beckett studies.
The quint's twenty second 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 May 2014—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.
From the late 1920s to the mid-1960s, the Western genre underwent a series of surprising transformations, experiencing a decline, a rebirth, and finally, its Golden Age. From highly successful traditional "oaters" and musical "horse operas," Westerns developed into complex, "revisionist" forms during the Cold War that included the noir Western, the cult Western, and the Spaghetti Western. At the same time, the Western also dominated the small screen, its popularity peaking in 1959 when 26 shows were aired on television.
SUSTAINING THE HUMANITIES THROUGH THE USE OF A UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE
This panel analyzes literature using a rhetorical framework or lens. We are interested in exploring all categories of literature: British, American, poetry, novels, graphic novels, etc. The deadline to propose a paper for your session is Thursday, May 15 at midnight, and all paper proposals must be made through our online paper submission system. The list of all topics may be found at the following address:http://www.pamla.org/2014/topic-areas.
The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) is seeking paper proposals in the area of Ethnic and Race Studies for its annual conference on Friday and Saturday, October 24-25, 2014, at Providence College, Providence, RI.
NEPCA conferences seek to be those where graduate students, junior faculty, independent researchers, and senior faculty convene as equals. NEPCA prides itself on offering intimate and nurturing sessions in which new ideas and works-in-progress can be aired, as well as completed projects. Papers are generally 15-20 minutes in length. NEPCA encourages creative delivery of papers, though they can also be read.
From the appearance of Dante's "De Vulgari eloquentia" in the early fourteenth century to the publication of the first monolingual dictionaries in the late seventeenth century, vernacular languages across Europe gain status and prestige. As these languages take over functions previously reserved to Latin (i.e., law, literature, religion, education ), the linguistic hierarchies of the Middle Ages become undone. Standard versions gradually emerge out of various medieval dialects, solidifying the establishment of new linguistic hierarchies. This book will take the position that no king or royal policy was effective in the emergence of these standards and language shift toward their more wide-spread usage.
The year 2014 marks twenty-five years since the end of Communism in Central-Eastern Europe (CEE) and ten years after the enlargement of the European Union into the region. To mark this event Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe is planning to hold a conference on 22-23 November at Warsaw University entitled 'Crises and Resistance in Central and Eastern Europe'.
Among the areas that we plan to discuss at the conference are:
22nd METU British Novelists Conference
Zadie Smith and Her Work
Upon the publication of the first open access issue of STTCL, Editor Laura Kanost welcomes an expanded global community of readers and invites new submissions. Founded in 1976, STTCL remains committed to publishing high quality, anonymously peer reviewed articles written in English on post-1900 literature in French, German, and Spanish. The journal is devoted to literary theory and criticism in the modern languages, and encourages interdisciplinary and collaborative submissions. Back issues are also being digitized and will be available at http://newprairiepress.org/sttcl/
Upcoming special issues of STTCL:
First published in February of 1984, The L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Book collected essays, excerpts, and experiments from the first three years (1978-81) of the L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E literary magazine.
5th Global Conference: Performance
Friday 7th November – Sunday 9th November 2014
Prague, Czech Republic
Call for Presentations: