Much has been written about the development of the modern, post-industrial city in relation to the evolution of new technologies of visual representation. The moving image, in a sense, could not have been born anywhere other than amidst the hustle and bustle of metropolitan existence. The merging of urban theory with film studies has produced fascinating work examining this relationship; exploring the ways that film portrays the city, as well as the ways in which the city animates and influences the world of film.
Merwin Studies seeks submissions for articles on W. S. Merwin's poetry, fables, essays, and/or life's work planting. We are interested in pieces that explore his most current ventures, such as The Moon Before Morning (2014), but we are also interested in pieces that delve into his earlier work. With nearly seven decades of writing, there is much poetic energy to engage, explore, unleash, and compost. This is a place to get that real work done.
We are also interested in reviews of recent works by Merwin as well as reviews of secondary sources that explore Merwin's craft.
We accept submissions year round (merwinstudies [at] gmail [dot] com).
Merwin Studies is looking to chair a panel at the ASLE Biennial Conference in Moscow, ID (June 23–27, 2015). We are interested in work that engages any facet of Merwin's multidimensional work (poetry, translations, fables, essays, plantings). Send an abstract, CV, and short bio to merwinstudies [at] gmail [dot] com by July 21, 2014.
Extended Deadline – May 12, 2014
Call for Papers: Interactive Narratives, New Media and Social Engagement
October 24-25, 2014 University of Toronto
An interdisciplinary conference for researchers and practitioners
The call for papers has been extended, so you still have time to send your abstract.
How has the digital screen changed our world in general and narrative and visual arts in particular is the broad focus of the second Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Toronto and BRAFFTV Film and Media international Conference.
This year's 86th annual conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) brings together scholars in literatures, languages, and rhetorics from all over the world. Our theme this year is "Sustainability and the Humanities."
10-12 December 2014
Deadline: 22 June 2014
Angela Esterhammer (University of Toronto)
Ludovic Frobert (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon)
Richard Gray (University of Washington)
The Hagiography Society will sponsor up to five sessions at the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America in Berlin, March 26-28, 2015. The HS promotes study and scholarly exchange in all disciplinary fields with a focus on sanctity, cults, and traditions of virtue in the world religions. For the RSA conference, we seek papers focused on the global and local in Renaissance and Early Modernity (1300-1700) for panels to be organized around the following themes:
1. Martyrs and Martyrologies
2. Canonization—formal, informal, metaphorical
3. Economies of the Shrine
4. Manuscript & Print
5. Relics, Reliquaries, Ornament
We request well written articles for our June edition of "The Victorian", a quarterly academic journal on all aspects of the Victorian world. Articles should be with us by the end of May.
Papers are welcome on Baltic language and literature, possibly related to the conference theme, "Familiar Spirits," suggesting folkloric and religious dimensions of literature or folklore per se (customs, magic, conjuring, spirits, and so forth). Submit an approx. 100-page proposal via the online paper submission system at http://www.pamla.org/2014/proposals by midnight of May 15, 2014.
This panel asks what insights media theory offers for our understanding of the traditional and various reformed Eucharists. When John Guillory, writing in "Genesis of the Media Concept," suggests that the "concept of a medium of communication was absent but wanted for the several centuries prior to its appearance" in the nineteenth century, he does not mention or take up the case of the Eucharist, a reproductive technology that both mediates between God and humankind and is a medium operative through time and space.
Disability in American Literature
Lina Geriguis, Chapman University
Call For Papers, Deadline: June 1st, 2014
The Shakespearean Performance Research Group
of the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR)
American Society for Theatre Research / Theatre Library Association
2014 Conference, November 20-23, 2014
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, Baltimore MD
The Shakespearean Performance Research Group of the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR) provides an ongoing home for the study of Shakespearean performance within ASTR.
We are seeking paper proposals and topics related to Oceanic literature and culture. This session invites papers that speak to any discussion of island spaces, places, and subjects. We hope to cover a wide range issues including race, gender, class, sexuality, history, language, colonialism, post-colonialism, tourism, military, migration, trade, etc. This panel proposes to invite discussion on these issues throughout the Pacific and the Atlantic and in a variety of historical moments.
This panel examines immigrant transitions between the familiar and the unfamiliar in literature and film. It welcomes papers that explore various aspects of change related to immigration: self-image, identity politics, cultural contexts, community, family dynamics, health, professional circles, or economic and social mobility.
Please submit your proposal online before May 15th, 2014, at http://www.pamla.org/2014/proposals . Select "A (Wo)Man in the Mirror: Immigrant Transitions" as the Topic Area.
A Harmonizing Assignment: Affective Labor and Modernist Writing by and about Women